Day 1 - 2

    

Sossusvlei

Day notes

You will be met by your Explorations guide and begin your journey by driving (340 kilometres / 211 miles) through

the Khomas Hochland mountains and down into the iconic Sossusvlei region, a driving time of approximately five

hours.

Day 1 – 2: Kulala Adventurer Camp, Sossusvlei

Explore the iconic red dunes and be awed by the desert-adapted wildlife surviving in one of the world’s

oldest and most arid deserts. Set on 37 000 hectares of land near the spectacular sights of Sossusvlei, the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve is

home to Kulala Adventurer Camp. The camp, comprising of 5 “maxi” dome tents under the shade, is perfect for taking

in the Reserve’s expansive vistas and stark beauty and enjoys views into the Namib Naukluft National Park. Dining

under the star-filled Namibian skies and watching a rose-red sunset punctuated by the cacophony of barking geckos

are a few highlights, as is spending unrushed quality time at the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, known for their red

colouring in the early morning sunlight, accessed through our private gate which is closer to the dunes than the main

park entry gate.

Did you know?

 Desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok can be seen on the reserve, as well as

smaller creatures like bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal and Cape fox.

 Other activities include day and night scenic drives and walks.

Private Transfer from Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH] to Kulala Adventurer Camp

Details  
Mode

Private Transfer

Pick up

Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Drop off

Kulala Adventurer Camp

Private Transfer

Stay at Kulala Adventurer Camp

Day 3 - 4

    

Swakopmund

Day notes

Depart camp early and drive through the snaking roads of the Kuiseb Canyon and out onto the expansive gravel plains, eventually arriving in Walvis Bay before moving north into the quaint town of

Swakopmund, a drive of about 5 – 6 hours (approximately 370 km / 230 miles).

Discover the town of Swakopmund and bed down in an iconic hotel that forms part of city’s

architectural culture.

“Dolphin and Seal” Cruise

On Day 4, we explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast with a “Dolphin and Seal” catamaran cruise from

Walvis Bay (weather permitting).

Namibia’s oldest hotel, and consistently one of the best, the Hansa has retained its 100-year-old charm while

providing present-day service and comfort. Our bedrooms are spacious and tastefully appointed, with a blend of

modern luxury and antique décor. Interesting photographs from the past adorn the walls along the carpeted

passages. Although we are located in the centre of town giving you access to most of the local amenities, even our

street facing bedrooms are surprisingly quiet. A short walk will bring you to the heated Olympic-sized indoor public

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swimming pool, the museum, lighthouse and Kristall Galerie, as well as several good restaurants if you wish to try

an alternative to the Hansa’s tasty fare.

Did you know?

 We have 48 twin/double rooms, 6 family units and 3 luxury suites and an executive suite, each with an ensuite

bathroom with separate bath and shower, tea and coffee facilities, bottled mineral water, a 15-channel

television, under-floor heating, a safe, bathrobes, a telephone and internet connection.

 All suites and some rooms have air-conditioning.

 Breakfast and an a la carte dinner are served in our dining room.

 You can have lunch al fresco on our terrace overlooking the inner garden.

 Our rates include accommodation and Continental or English breakfast buffet and newspapers.

 Discounted parking is available.

Private Transfer from Kulala Adventurer Camp to Hansa Hotel

Details  
Mode

Private Transfer

Pick up

Kulala Adventurer Camp

Drop off

Hansa Hotel

Private Transfer

Stay at Hansa Hotel

Expert tips:

‘Dolphin and Seal’ Catamaran Cruise

Highlights

 This catamaran cruise (weather permitting) provides a wonderful opportunity to explore this beautiful bay

and coastline.

 Learn about the oysters cultivated in the bay.

 Spot wildlife from the boat including dolphins, seals, birdlife and perhaps even turtles and whales, depending

on the season.

 Taste some of fantastic seafood delicacies of the area.

We explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast and its incredible marine mammals, from the port towns of Walvis Bay and

Swakopmund. The cruise takes in the Oyster Platforms, where we learn about the oysters cultivated here – including

tasting the delicacies – before moving on to Pelican Point to see the lighthouse, and an area in which three species

of dolphins may be encountered, namely the rare endemic Heaviside’s dolphin, dusky and Atlantic bottlenose

dolphins. Aside from spotting diverse pelagic (ocean-going) birds, pelicans, flamingos, and Cape fur seals, the

massive sunfish, leatherback turtles, southern right and humpback whales can be seen in

Day 5 - 7

    

Damaraland

Day notes

Damaraland Adventurer Camp, Damaraland

We continue our journey by road 320 kilometres (200 miles) and approximately 8-hour drive to

Damaraland, west of the Brandberg Mountain, stopping for lunch at Ugab Save the Rhino Trust Camp.

This area boasts the largest concentration of black rhino anywhere on the planet outside a national

park.

The area boasts a varied assortment of desert-adapted wildlife and incredible geological formations

Private Transfer from Hansa Hotel to Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Details  
Mode

Private Transfer

Pick up

Hansa Hotel

Drop off

Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Private Transfer

Stay at Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Day 8 - 9

    

Ongava Private Game Reserve

Day notes

Andersson’s Camp, Ongava Game Reserve

Wilderness Safaris Adventure Camp

Located on the boundary of the world renowned Etosha National Park, Andersson’s Camp is the perfect point from

which to explore the diversity of fauna and flora in this region. What’s more, this charming eco-sensitive camp is set

within the privacy of its own reserve teeming with wildlife. Formerly an old farmstead, the camp is beautifully nestled

in mopane scrub with the scenic backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana mountain range. On arrival you will find

your en-suite accommodation fronting onto a productive waterhole. Each of the 18 tents is raised on decks for

enhanced views of the passing game.

Did you know?

 Ongava Game Reserve was formed in 1991, when its shareholders converted four unproductive cattle

ranches into a highly productive reserve, now home to large concentrations of wildlife.

 Etosha National Park takes its name from the world-famous Etosha Pan, one of the largest saltpans in the

region. Around the pan, the topography ranges from broad swathes of mopane and tall tree canopies of

woodland to open plains and dolomite hills.

 Game drives in both reserves will display a wide complement of wildlife including black-faced impala. Their

predators, in particular lion, are never far away.

 Ongava is home to one of the largest black and white rhino populations in Namibia thanks to a successful

reintroduction programme.

 Bird life is prolific with 340 species recorded.

Private Transfer from Damaraland Adventurer Camp to Ongava Tented Camp

Details  
Mode

Private Transfer

Pick up

Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Drop off

Ongava Tented Camp

Private Transfer

Stay at Ongava Tented Camp

Day 10

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

Driving 420 kilometres (260 miles) south, we return to Windhoek at 13h00 and bid farewell to your adventure.

Check-out from Ongava Tented Camp

Private Transfer from Ongava Tented Camp to Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Details  
Mode

Private Transfer

Pick up

Ongava Tented Camp

Drop off

Hosea Kutako International Airport [WDH]

Private Transfer
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