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Namibia: Highlights of the 'land of many faces'

Your 9D8N Namibian adventure sets off on a scenic flight from the vibrant capital, crossing the Naukluft Mountains to reach your charming lodge in the wilderness near the salt pan of Sossusvlei. Among the desert wonders to discover here are some of the planet’s highest towering dunes, the slot canyon of Sesriem and Deadvlei (“dead marsh”) – a vast, white clay pan in the shadow of the aptly-named dune of Big Daddy. Via the windswept coastal outpost of Swakopmund, fly onward to roam forbidding Damaraland, marvelling at the ancient inscriptions of Kunene’s Twylfelfontein. Time permitting, visit the Skeleton Coast and its desolate, shipwreck-strewn beaches, along with its majestic dunes and canyons, home to oryxes, hyenas, lions, elephants and giraffes. Touch down at last in Onguma Nature Reserve at the east end of Etosha, one of Africa’s largest game parks, where on drives through the bush you’ll look out for four of the famous Big Five, among them the elusive black rhino.

This journey outline is by no means fixed. As the traveller takes centre stage in our planning – from the type of lodging to daily activities – your journey will be crafted to suit you.

Day by Day Highlights

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Day 1
Arrival in Windhoek/Sossusvlei

Arriving in Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport, our representative will take care of your travel documents before you soar above the Namibian skies for a domestic flight over the Namib Naukluft Mountain Range into Sossusvlei.

Day 2
Sossusvlei

During your stay in Sossusvlei’s Little Kulala Lodge, you will enjoy twice daily scheduled activities. Some of the activities which you may enjoy include a visit to the surreal landscapes of Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Elim Dune and the Sesriem Canyon.

pacific ocean sunset
pacific ocean sunset

Day 3
Sossusvlei/Damaraland

After checking out from Sossuvlei, we will transfer you to the airstrip for your scenic flight to Damaraland via Swakopmund. Fringed by majestic mountain ranges and rocky outcrops, Damaraland is home to desert-adapted wildlife such as elephants, rhinos, zebras and lions.

Day 4
Damaraland

During your stay in Damaraland’s Mowani Mountain Camp, you will enjoy a nature drive to search for desert-adapted elephants as well as other wildlife that thrive in the desert and dry riverbed ecosystem.

You will also enjoy a guided Twylfelfontein excursion to admire the Rock Engravings, Organ Pipes and the Burnt Mountain.

pacific ocean sunset
pacific ocean sunset

Day 5
Damaraland/Skeleton Coast

Today, you will be transferred by flight to the Skeleton Coast area. Boasting a scenic location where the arid desert meets the Atlantic shores, the Skeleton Coast is especially known for the many skeletal remains of beach shipwrecks.

Day 6
Skeleton Coast

During your stay in Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, you may enjoy a range of scheduled camp activities. Hop on a ride across the otherworldly landscape hewn into immense dunes, rocky mountains, floodplain and shipwreck beaches. You may want to be on the lookout for sightings of oryxes, hyenas, elephants, lions and giraffes.  

Please note that the coastal excursion is only available for minimum 3 nights’ stay. We will be happy to tailor-make your journey by adding more nights in the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp if you are interested to join the coastal excursion.

pacific ocean sunset
pacific ocean sunset

Day 7
Skeleton Coast/Etosha National Park

Today, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Onguma Nature Reserve, a private nature reserve located at the Eastern side of Etosha National Park. Etosha is one of Africa’s premier game parks, with 114 mammal species and 340 bird species calling this park home!

Day 8
Etosha National Park

During your stay in Etosha’s Onguma the Fort, you will enjoy daily morning and sundowner game drives in search of the wildlife. The Onguma Nature Reserve covers 34,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife.

pacific ocean sunset
pacific ocean sunset

Day 9
Etosha National Park/Departure from Windhoek

After your morning activity, let us whisk you to the airstrip for your departure flight to Windhoek, where you will connect for your international flight to your onward destination. Please note to ensure at least two hours of connecting time for your international departure.

Let’s plan your perfect escape. To start the conversation, contact us via our interactive form or drop us an email at ask@blueskyescapes.co.

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Practical Information

Locations covered

Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Skeleton Coast, Etosha National Park

Recommended months to travel

The best time to explore Namibia is between July to November.

Level of difficulty

Easy

Indicative price

USD 11,580/person for a group of 2 on a private basis, including double-sharing rooms. Please note that safari activities within lodge are typically executed on a shared basis. Excludes flights.

As we’ll customise your journey based on your preferences and needs, please note that this indicative price is just a rough estimate. Prices can fluctuate depending on season, type of accommodation and activities/experiences chosen (private vs. shared) etc.

This journey outline is by no means conclusive. It is just a guideline and can be tailored according to your comfort level, interests and preferences for every detail from accommodation to activities.

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