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Home to the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, Namibia is a land of diversity ranging from dry, arid desert land to tropical rainforest. Begin your adventure in Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan surrounded by magnificent, high red dunes. Explore the city of Swakopmund and be sure to check out the best-preserved German-colonial buildings in Africa, dating back to the early 1900s. Visit Damaraland, where your chances of seeing small, but wide-ranging, populations of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok are quite high. Journey to the highly sought after Etosha National Park with its high density of wildlife drawn in by its perennial springs. Discover the breathtakingly dramatic landscapes of the Skeleton Coast, visiting the Himba people along the way. Come explore Namibia with the experts in adventure travel!
Activity Level: Easy
This epic, 11-day expedition encompasses the best that Namibia has to offer: barren deserts, rugged mountains, endless skies, and prolific wildlife.
Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)
Day 1: Windhoek/Sossusvlei
Day 2: Sossusvlei
Day 3: Kuiseb Canyon/Swakopmund
Day 4: Swakopmund
Day 5: Damaraland
Day 6: Damaraland
Day 7: Damaraland/Palmwag Concession
Day 8: Damaraland/Palmwag Concession
Day 9: Etosha National Park
Day 10: Etosha National Park
Day 11: Etosha National Park
Day 12: Windhoek
Located in the 37,000-hectare privateÂ Kulala Wilderness Reserve, this camp provides a panoramic view of the valley and mountains beyond.
Nestled in the very center of the charming little town of Swakopmund, wrapped in the shape of a timelessly classical building dating from 1905, and integral part of Swakopmund's architectural heritage, the Hansa Hotel envelopes you in luxurious and sophisticated hospitality with a satisfying blend of both classic atmosphere and truly elegant interior, matched with friendly and personalized service.
Situated in theÂ Huab River Valley, arguably the most pristine wilderness area inÂ Namibia, 90km fromÂ Torra BayÂ in theÂ Torra Conservancy, Damaraland Adventurer Camp is lauded as one of the country's best camps, with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks of the Brandberg Mountains.
Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees of the 450,000-hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free roaming black rhino population in Africa.
Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia's best kept secrets. Located in the much-lauded Ongava Game Reserve to the south of the Etosha National Park, it overlooks a nearby waterhole to which a plethora of wildlife congregates to drink. Constructed from stone, canvas and thatch, Ongava Tented Camp accommodates 16 guests in eight large comfortable Meru-style tents - all with en-suite facilities, open air showers and private verandas.