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The Desert of Namibia

9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $5,695

Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast & Kunene River Valley

Explore the stark desert landscapes of Namibia on this journey through a remote land. Begin your travels in the home of the tallest sand dunes in the world, the clay pan of Sossusvlei. Search for desert-adapted elephant, lion, giraffe, leopard, and more from your camp near the famed Skeleton Coast. Then, travel deep into the Kunene River Valley to meet the nomadic Himba people and explore some of the wildest land on the continent.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Windhoek - To Sossusvlei

    Upon arrival in Windhoek, connect by light aircraft to the vast Namib Desert. Commence your adventure in Sossusvlei, home to the highest sand dunes in the world. This afternoon, you can enjoy a nature drive or walk for great views of desert-adapted wildlife and plants followed by a sundowner and dinner at the lodge.

    Little Kulala - 2 Nights (D)
  • Day 2

    After breakfast this morning, embark on a visit to the enormous clay pan of Sossusvlei, which is flanked by the famous sand dunes that glow red in the early morning sun. Also see Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed; now, all that remains are the skeletons of trees reaching up out of the cracked earth. This afternoon, explore the wilderness reserve by quad-bike.

    Little Kulala (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    To Skeleton Coast

    Travel by light aircraft to a remote land of mountains, vast plains, and dry riverbeds inhabited by fascinating wildlife. Your camp lies on the transient Hoanib River and is flanked by desert mountains.

    Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Skeleton Coast

    Discover the wealth of desert-adapted life, including elephant and giraffe, alongside antelope, which are stalked by lion, leopard and cheetah. Learn the history of the original Strandlopers ("Beachcombers"), their stone circles lying in hidden valleys; marvel at the ancient welwitschia plant, follow the herds of springbok; and savor landscapes untouched by human habitation for hundreds of miles.

    Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Skeleton Coast

    Embark on a 4x4 trip to the Skeleton Coast via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain. Upon arrival, marvel at the rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colony and remains of shipwrecks. If weather permits, a scenic flight back to camp offers a different - and breathtaking - perspective of your journey from the air.

    Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 6
    To Kunene River Valley

    Continue by light aircraft to one of the most remote camps on the African continent. Set among shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema offers access to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world - and an opportunity to meet some of Africa's last nomadic people.

    Serra Cafema - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Kunene River Valley

    Embark on nature drives in open Land Rovers to experience the Namib Desert in all its glory. Then, slow down and take a guided walking safari to see the smaller denizens of the desert, from the famous fairy circles to the desert chameleon. Climb aboard a boat to explore the lush riverside oases and the Kunene River, which is home to crocodile and water birds.

    Serra Cafema (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Kunene River Valley

    Accompany your expert guides - who take care not to disturb the fragile ecosystem - on a quad bike excursion through the dunes where local Himba people continue their traditional, semi-nomadic way of life. As you pass through this remote area, you'll have the opportunity to learn about their lifestyles and traditions.

    Serra Cafema (B, L, D)
  • Day 9
    Depart Windhoek

    Fly to Windhoek to connect with your onward flight.


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    *Prices are per person in USD based on double occupancy for travel during shoulder season. Actual prices may differ based on your exact travel dates and customization of your itinerary. All itineraries and prices are subject to availability.