9 Night Startling Contrasts in Two Great Deserts

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9 Night Startling Contrasts in Two Great Deserts

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Namibia, an arid country of surprising contrasts, is home to two great deserts. Along its length, the vast shifting sand sea of the Namib sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline. In the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert. Over the years, there have been many cultural influences that have all added to the unique atmosphere of Namibia.

This Exploration takes you through some of the most remote areas of the fascinating land of Namibia; areas which have been rarely explored by others, making this a journey of discovery.

The dunes of Sossusvlei are not to be missed and therefore we begin our journey here. This Exploration also takes in the amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the secluded and dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast littered with historic remnants of shipwrecks and the rugged and rocky landscape of Palmwag where the last free-roaming black rhino rove.

Trip Summary – 10 days / 9 nights

Including:
Accommodation on a per person sharing basis,
All meals from lunch on Day 1 (excluding dinner on the second night in Swakopmund) to the end of the scheduled safari,
A reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits such as gin and Amarula while at Kulala Desert Lodge, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and Desert Rhino Camp,
National Park fees, laundry (excluded at Hansa Hotel and Terrace Bay Lodge), scheduled activities, road transfers and internal charters on a seat- rate basis as specified in the detailed safari itinerary.

Excluding:
Flights (other than specified in the detailed safari itinerary), visas, compulsory comprehensive insurance, all relevant entry and departure Government taxes, all drinks and laundry while at Hansa Hotel and Terrace Bay Lodge , all personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls, etc.), gratuities, optional extra activities, pre and post safari tours and meals or accommodation, any new Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.


A) KULALA DESERT LODGE | Sossusvlei – 2 nights
Including: Accommodation, breakfast

B) HANSA HOTEL | Swakopmund – 2 nights
Including: Accommodation, breakfast

C) TERRACE BAY RESORT | Skeleton Coast – 1 night
Including: Accommodation, breakfast

D) HOANIB SKELETON COAST CAMP | Skeleton Coast – 2 nights
Including: Accommodation, breakfast

E) DESERT RHINO CAMP | Palmwag – 2 nights
Including: Accommodation, breakfast

All properties are subject to availability and pricing subject to seasonality.

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MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR

Sossusvlei
Located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red dunes to make this one of the most scenic natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven. This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres-some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and a variety of reptiles. Visitors can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime champagne breakfast amidst these majestic dunes.

Kulala Desert Lodge

Swakopmund
Set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and is surrounded by otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Hansa Hotel

Skeleton Coast
Stretching from the Swakop River to southern Angola, the Skeleton Coast is known as the ‘Land God Made in Anger’ and is remoteness at its best. Thousands of miles of sandy desert dotted with shipwrecks meet with the cold waters of the Atlantic and somehow an amazing array of wildlife and flora manages to survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. Ocean fog creeps over the shoreline caused by the warm dry air of the Namib Desert colliding with the cold Benguela current. This otherworldly area is home to a diversity of wildlife including seabird colonies, Cape fur seals, zebra, gemsbok, desert-adapted elephant, lion and much more. Surfing enthusiasts are drawn to these powerful waves and photographers flock from around the globe to snap a shot of this eerie shipwreck graveyard and for the unrivalled maritime photographic opportunities. This coast is desolate but breathtakingly beautiful.

Terrace Bay Resort

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Palmwag
Palmwag is beautifully located along a palm-lined tributary of the Uniab River. Water is scarce in this area, so the river’s presence often lures elephants closer to the camps. Palmwag is situated halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha and is the ideal base from which to see the sights of the Kunene region or embark on one of the many local hiking trails.

Desert Rhino Camp

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