Desert Dune Safari
2019

Overview

The vast horizons of Namibia are showcased in this Exploration as you drive and fly between locations. Areas of interest are pointed out along the way, giving you a real taste of Namibia as a magnificent and remarkable country. 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. Aside from wildlife and activities, meet the native people of Namibia, from those who work at our camps to many others, such as local fishermen and vendors.

Brief Itinerary:
Days 1-2: Kulala Desert Lodge
Days 3-4: Swakopmund
Day 5: Terrace Bay Lodge
Days 6-7: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Days 8-9: Desert Rhino Camp
Day 10: Farewell

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Desert Dune Safari
2019

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1-2 – Little Kulala – Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei

From Windhoek we drive to Kulala Desert Lodge in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Here we explore the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei and the moon-like landscape of Dead Vlei.

Day 3-4 – Swakopmund

Enjoy a scenic flight to Swakopmund, a picturesque town that blends European and African culture. Then explore the Atlantic coast with a private boat cruise from Walvis Bay to Sandwich Harbour (weather permitting) to see diverse pelagic (ocean-going) birdlife, Cape fur seals and rare Heaviside’s dolphins up close.

Day 5 – Ongava Lodge – Ongava Game Reserve, Etosha

Travel up the legendary Skeleton Coast where you can expect to see the fascinating lichen plains at Wlotskasbaken and remains of shipwrecks along the way. We also take in the ghostly disused diamond mine near Toscanini and overnight at Terrace Bay Lodge in Skeleton Coast National Park.

Ongava is a prolific 74,132-acre private reserve bordering the acclaimed Etosha National Park. This reserve is a conservation success story and a haven for large concentrations of wildlife: notably lion, springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, Burchell’s and Hartmann’s zebra, waterbuck, red hartebeest, eland, and the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala outside Etosha. It is also known for the successful reintroduction of white and black rhino. Here one can also enjoy fantastic arid-area birding, with over 300 species recorded, including 10 of Namibia’s 14 endemic species.

Days 6-7 – Skeleton Coast National Park

We continue through the Skeleton Coast National Park to the Möwe Bay Museum and then head inland to other attractions including two oases, an intriguing “roaring” dune and spectacular desert scenery combined with whatever wildlife presents itself. We spend two nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.

Days 8-9 – Desert Rhino Camp

Another exciting day is spent on the road to Desert Rhino Camp. The rugged, rocky and mountainous Palmwag Concession brings with it the opportunity of seeing giraffe, gemsbok (oryx) and springbok. We bed down at Desert Rhino Camp and spend two days tracking the rare desert-adapted black rhino which are monitored and protected by the Save the Rhino Trust.

Day 10 – Farewell to Windhoek

We bid farewell to our adventure as we transfer to the Doro Nawas Airstrip to return to Windhoek.

*Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. In the spirit of safari travel, plans may change slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the wildlife and destination.

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Desert Dune Safari
2019

Rates:

 

2019

01 January – 31 May: ZAR 128,046 per person sharing
01 June – 30 June: ZAR 150,452 per person sharing
01 July – 31 October: ZAR 157,225 per person sharing
01 November – 30 November: ZAR 132,594 per person sharing
01 December – 31 December ZAR 128,046 per person sharing

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Included:

– Accommodations on a shared basis, 2 nights at each camp
– Fully inclusive: all meals, park fees, scheduled activities, bed levy, laundry, local drinks and house wine (excluding premier brands and selected wines)
– Most safari camps/lodges include two game activities per day, based on flight times
– Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff
– Seat in plane, air transfers between Windhoek / Sossusvlei / Damaraland / Ongava / Windhoek
– Lodge hopper departure taxes where applicable to itinerary
– Accommodation taxes, the applicable tourism levies, and all relevant value added tax (VAT) or government sales tax (GST)<

Not Included:

– International flights
– Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes
– Meals not specified, such as lunch and dinner in city hotels
– Air flights not mentioned in itinerary
– Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance
– Staff gratuities
– Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
– Visa fees where relevant. Should a visa payment be required, this will need to be made in US$ cash. Change is often not provided and thus the exact amounts payable are essential. Travelers’ cheques and credit cards are not accepted for this purpose.
– International airport departure taxes (applicable at manned airports only) which are to be paid in cash on departure, unless included in your air ticket cost
– Any items of a personal nature

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Africa Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% safari package deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Africa Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

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