DAYS 1 - 2; (2 Nights)
The Namib Desert - Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp
The red dunes at Sossus VleiThe safari departs from Eros Airport (Windhoek) by light aircraft for Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp, approximately an hour's flight away. We will be departing in the late morning. Activities are conducted in 4x4 vehicles and include a safari down to the very end of the Tsauchab River and to the heart of Sossusvlei for wonderful dune scenes. Optional early morning ballooning can be arranged at extra cost. (This must be booked in advance). Late afternoons are time to explore the reserve around the camp.
DAYS 3 - 4; (2 Nights)
The Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund and Damaraland - Damaraland Camp or Doro Nawas Camp
Giraffes in DamaralandWe depart by light aircraft and fly over the dunes of the Namib and Sossusvlei to gain a different perspective of the area from the air. We continue westwards to Meob Bay on the Atlantic Ocean and then fly up the Skeleton Coast.
The flight offers spectacular desert and Skeleton Coast scenery, where the dunes and the desert meet the Atlantic Ocean. Our flight takes us over the site of the Eduard Bolen shipwreck, past Conception Bay and the wreck site of the Shaunee, around Sandwich Harbour and its famous lagoon, the flamingoes at Walvis Bay and on to Swakopmund. Here we are met and transferred to Walvis Bay for a wonderful boat trip out to sea where there are frequently good sightings of dolphins, seals and sometimes even penguins and whales.
In the afternoon we depart from Swakopmund, for a scenic flight further up the Skeleton Coast, and past the Cape Cross Seal Colony before we turn east and fly up the Huab River to Damaraland Camp for two nights.
Highlights of the stay at Damaraland Camp are nature excursions into the rocky desert in search of the rare and endangered desert Elephant and Rhino. We are in an area where the chances of encountering the desert Elephants are high.
Day 5 - 6; (2 Nights)
Etosha and Ongava - Ongava Lodge or Ongava Tented Camp
White Rhinos in the Ongava Game ReserveFly by light aircraft from Damaraland to Ongava Lodge or Ongava Tented Camp for two nights. Etosha, covering an area of 22,000 square kilometers, offers excellent game viewing opportunities.
Our game drive activities will focus mainly within Etosha in the mornings. In the afternoon and evening we have the opportunity to enjoy walks, hides and night drives within the private Ongava Reserve, activities not possible within Etosha. Lion, Leopard, Elephant White Rhino and Black Rhino as well as all the plains game can be seen here. Tracking Rhino on foot is one of Ongava's highlights. Ongava has resident White and Black Rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.
Accommodation comprises 10 air-conditioned brick, rock and thatch chalets, each with en-suite facilities. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch with a view over the camp’s water hole – or on the dining deck under the stars.
Back to Windhoek - Depart Ongava Lodge for flight back to Windhoek.