NAMIBIA Suggested Itinerary
Best of Namibia Circuit is a flying safari (with daily departures) through the best areas of Namibia: the Sossusvlei’s iconic red dunes, the rugged topography of Damaraland and the wildlife filled Etosha National Park. Featuring small luxury camps within private concessions and Wilderness Air flying at unbeatable prices, this package is the perfect base safari within Namibia and a natural choice to experience the dramatic desert landscapes of this expansive country. This safari retains the essence of Wilderness Safaris’ origins, where we sought out prime wilderness areas throughout southern Africa and channelled our passion into guiding safaris that were educational and fun-filled. This itinerary continues this ethos and showcases the best that this dramatic country has to offer: experiencing the red dunes of Sossusvlei, the dramatic scenery of Damaraland with its desert-adapted wildlife, clear, star-filled night skies for breathtaking stargazing and up-close wildlife encounters in Etosha. This safari has another wondrous facet – observing Namibia from the air. Namibia is also the epitome of open space with our concessions offering an incredible 30 230-hectares (74 700-acres) per guest! It is also home to diverse and unique biomes like the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, the shimmering saltpans of Etosha and equally fascinating local cultures. EXCITING ADD-ON We strongly recommend adding to your journey the pristine and isolated Skeleton Coast to experience this endless isolated coastline and the wildlife it has to offer OR Serra Cafema where you can meet the nomadic Himba people and explore the lush banks of the Kunene River which are in total contrast to the surrounding desert.
Days 1 & 2: From Windhoek, fly to Little Kulala, Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei
Days 3 & 4: Fly to Damaraland Camp, Torra Conservancy, Damaraland
Days 5 & 6: Fly to Ongava Lodge, Ongava Game Reserve, Etosha
Day 7: Return flight to Windhoek Wilderness Reserve, which provides convenient access to the splendor of the towering red dunes of the Namib. Activities at Little Kulala start with morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, through a private gate into the Park, allowing early arrival at the dunes thereby maximizing photographic opportunities and scenic grandeur. Kulala Wilderness Reserve, a 40 000-hectare (98 842-acre) tract of land, is home to all forms of desert wildlife near the spectacular sights of Sossusvlei, and borders the expansive Namib Naukluft Park. The Sossusvlei dunes rise dramatically more than 300 metres and are surrounded by awe-inspiring topography. Emphasis is laid on the smaller desert fauna, spectacular scenery and the incredible night sky. Larger desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok flourish here with carnivores such as bat-eared fox, Cape fox, cheetah and black-backed jackal often seen.