10 Day Safari –

From ZAR 56,725 p.p.s.

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Overview

This active and exciting adventure will give you access to the wilderness and wildlife highlights of Northern Namibia. The diverse mix of locations, habitats and experiences will showcase Namibia’s iconic species and scenes.
We drive along lesser known paths through huge private concessions and reserves.
Your exclusive accommodation along the route is mostly in private areas away from the more crowded public areas.
Private access gate to Sossusvlei allows for early access in the morning – thereby improving photographic opportunities.
We track the rare desert-adapted elephant following ancient paths to their freshwater springs.

Your journey : Diverse Namibia is an active, exciting adventure, exploring the iconic areas of this vast country – its dunes, deserts, plains and superb wildlife – enhanced by exclusive accommodation in private reserves and concessions. On this adventure you will take in the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the life-filled, blue Atlantic Ocean, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the dense plains game and predators of Etosha National Park. Activities are varied and include the likes of scenic drives and walks. This a true Namibian adventure with a range of activities impossible to beat!

Your guide : Explorations are led by highly skilled and qualified professional guides with an incredible passion for the natural regions they work in. Sharing the adventure and guiding you on this journey of discovery combined with their vast knowledge of the natural world, history and culture are their professions and personal hobby. Many of our guides are also skilled photographers and can assist you in taking amazing wildlife photographs. Your guide will host you for the duration of the safari, providing you with a consistent, detailed interpretation that is shaped to your specific interests.

Please Note : Diverse Namibia is a scheduled guided safari. Please contact us for departure dates. Each departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 confirmed guests and operates with a maximum of 7 guests per safari.

Highlights

  • Iconic dunes & desert-adapted wildlife in Namib Naukluft Park
  • Day & night scenic drives and walks at Kulala Adventurer Camp
  • Discover the quaint coastal oasis of Swakopmund
  • Catamaran cruise in Walvis Bay
  • Incredible diversity of desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland
  • Nature walks & drives at Desert Rhino Camp
  • Large concentrations of wildlife in Ongava Game Reserve
  • Thrilling Game Drives in Etosha National Park and Ongava

Itinerary

DAY 1

OLIVE GROVE GUESTHOUSE, WINDHOEK
Standard Room – Bed & Breakfast

On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by a driver from City Cab and transferred to Olive Grove Guesthouse in Windhoek. You then have the rest of the day free to explore the markets, shops and city highlights or join a tour of Windhoek and Katatura Township.

Olive Grove Guesthouse is located in the relaxed suburb of Klein Windhoek, close to the city centre and many excellent restaurants. Your Standard Room is furnished and fitted in a simplistic, but stylish fashion. Moroccan lights give the rooms a romantic feel with dimming switches to add to the ambience.

Room facilities include satellite TV, air conditioning, coffee / tea, mini bar and safe. Light lunches and dinner are served daily. There is a tranquil garden with a plunge pool and wifi is available.

Included : Bed and Breakfast, Airport transfer

DAYS 2 & 3

KULALA ADVENTURER CAMP, SOSSUSVLEI
Ensuite Maxi Dome Tent – Full Board

Today you will 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.

This morning after breakfast you will be picked up by your guide and begin your journey by driving 340 kms (211 miles) through the Khomas Hochland mountains and down into the iconic Sossusvlei region. The driving time is approximately five hours.

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. It enjoys views into the Namib Naukluft National Park. Each tent is surprisingly spacious comprising wooden beds with mattresses and cotton linen. En-suite bathrooms with toilet and shower are located at the back of each tent.

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. These dunes are accessed through our private gate which is conveniently located right at the entrance to the dune corridor.

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.

Activities include walks and day and night scenic drives.

Included : All meals, daily activities and local drinks (excluding premium import brands)

DAYS 4 & 5

HANSA HOTEL, SWAKOPMUND
Ensuite Double/Twin Room – Bed & Breakfast, 1 Dinner

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. From here you will continue north onto the quaint town of Swakopmund. This is a drive of about 5 – 6 hours (approximately 370 kmS / 230 miles).

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

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. The 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. A short walk will bring you to the heated Olympic-sized indoor public 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.

On Day 4, we explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast on a catamaran cruise from Walvis Bay (weather permitting). The cruise takes in the Oyster Platforms where you will 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. Aside from spotting pelagic (ocean-going) birds, pelicans, flamingos and Cape fur seals, the massive sunfish, leatherback turtles, southern right and humpback whales can be seen in season. This activity is rounded off with a private seafood lunch before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

Included : Bed, breakfast, 1 dinner (excludes dinner on 2nd night), catamaran cruise.

DAYS 6 & 7

DESERT RHINO CAMP, DAMARALAND
Ensuite Meru-style Tent Full Board

We continue our journey by road through the Skeleton Coast Park. We will visit remnants of the seal shipwreck and marvel at prehistoric welwitschia plants.

This area boasts the largest concentration of black rhino anywhere on the planet outside a national park. The drive is 398 kilometres (247 miles) long and approximately 8-hours in duration.

 

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

At Desert Rhino Camp you will take part in a thrilling and exclusive conservation success story. To set the scene, you will be shown into one of the eight elevated ensuite Meru-style tents. You can absorb the panoramic views over the rolling, rocky hills beyond from the privacy of your veranda. Full day excursions are on offer; otherwise, between activities, relax in our tented living area. Evening meals are taken around the fire pit. As a wonderland of unusual plant life, fascinating wildlife and vast wilderness, Desert Rhino is begging to be explored.

Damaraland boasts a breath-taking assortment of desert-adapted species including one of the highest concentrations of desert elephant and black rhino. Other wildlife includes Hartmann’s mountain zebra, kudu, giraffe, gemsbok, and springbok, with the occasional sighting of cheetah.

We work closely with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT) which is almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of desert-adapted rhino in the area.

The impressive flat-topped Etendeka Mountains dominate the scenery. Dry river courses, including the Uniab River, cut through the rocky landscape below, which is dotted with odd-shaped bottle tree, ancient leadwoods and unique welwitschias.

Our activities include full day outings with picnic lunch, sundowner drives, walks and cultural visits.

Included : All meals, daily activities and local drinks (excluding premium import brands)

DAYS 8 & 9

ONGAVA TENTED CAMP, ONGAVA GAME RESERVE
Ensuite Meru Tent – Full Board

We drive approximately 330 kms (205 miles and a 5-hour drive) to Ongava Game Reserve on the boundary of Etosha National Park. Etosha remains the highest density wildlife area within Namibia, its fame justly acknowledged. We will have the opportunity to explore both the Ongava Game Reserve as well as Etosha National Park.

Tucked away in the foothills of a dolomite hill, Ongava Tented Camp is one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets. You will be captivated by the bustling waterhole in front of camp as wildlife file through to quench their much needed thirst. Your accommodation will be one of the eight delightfully rustic en-suite Meru-style tents, built on a raised wooden deck. The stone, canvas and thatched main area, with its relaxed swimming pool completes this intimate camp. Bordering the iconic Etosha National Park and set within its own wilderness haven, you can expect unrivalled game viewing complemented by the tranquillity of a private reserve.

Ongava Game Reserve is home to large concentrations of wildlife and one of the largest black and white rhino populations in Namibia thanks to a successful reintroduction programme.

Etosha Pan is 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 variety of wildlife including black-faced impala. Their predators, in particular lion, are never far away.

Birdlife is prolific with 340 species recorded.f the Falls, return transfers, Rainforest Entrance Fee, raincoats.

Included : All meals, daily activities and local drinks (excluding premium import brands)

DAY 10

END OF SAFARI

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

We wish you a safe and thrilling journey that will leave lasting memories and a desire to return.

Rates

  • Jan – May & Dec 2022 – ZAR 56,725 per person sharing
  • 1 – 30 Jun 2022 – ZAR 61,050 per person sharing
  • 1 Jul – 31 Oct 2022 – ZAR 65,985 per person sharing
  • 1 – 30 Nov 2022 – ZAR 61,685 per person sharing
  • Single Supplement – ZAR 4,900
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • All meals from breakfast on Day 2 (excluding dinner on the second night in Swakopmund) to the end of the scheduled safari
  • A reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine and beer, as well as local spirits such as gin and Amarula whilst at Kulala Adventurer Camp, Desert Rhino Camp and Ongava Tented Camp
  • National Park fees
  • All road transfers and scheduled activities.