Namibia Sunsets & Desert Honeymoon
Namibia Sunsets & Desert Honeymoon

Namibia Sunsets & Desert Honeymoon

This unforgettable 14-night luxury self-drive safari offers you the opportunity to explore the highlights of Namibia and a few gems that are missed on a quicker safari! Experience the thrill of driving through Namibia’s most breathtaking areas including barren desert, majestic red sand dunes giving rise to the world's most spectacular sunsets, wildlife of all shapes and sizes that have adapted to live in these stark landscapes. Enjoy excellent photographic opportunities and the activities on offer in each region.

Introduction

This unforgettable 14-night luxury self-drive safari offers you the opportunity to explore the highlights of Namibia and a few gems that are missed on a quicker safari! Experience the thrill of driving through Namibia’s most breathtaking areas including barren desert, majestic red sand dunes giving rise to the world's most spectacular sunsets, wildlife of all shapes and sizes that have adapted to live in these stark landscapes. Enjoy excellent photographic opportunities and the activities on offer in each region.

You will visit the Namib desert and the famous Sossusvlei, beautiful Swakopmund, dramatic Damaraland & world renowned safari region - Etosha National Park. Your last night is at a fantastic reserve where the AfriCat Foundation do amazing work with big cats, including cheetah.


Pricing

From US$11500 per person sharing


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Day 1 - Olive Grove Guest House , Windhoek

On arrival at Johannesburg airport, guests will take a scheduled flight to Windhoek airport in Namibia.  Upon arrival they will pick up their rental car & drive to Olive Grove Guest House in Windhoek where they will overnight before embarking on their trip the following day.

The Olive Grove Guest House is a small, upmarket establishment situated close to the city centre of Windhoek in a quiet peaceful area. Each room has a large veranda complete with tables and chairs for al fresco dining.

Day 2 to 4 - Wolwedans Mountain View- Namib Desert

After breakfast you will hit the road south. The 6 hour drive is an easy one en route to the Namib Desert and Wolwedans. Enjoy nature walks and drives as well as the bright starts in one of the darkest night skies in the world. The NamibRand Nature Reserve offers 4 distinct ecosystems; a mix of sand dunes, mountains, rocky outcrops, sandy flats and gravel tracts. Animals found here include hyenas, foxes, African wildcats as well as a plethora of bird life.

The Mountain View Suite is on a private deck rising above the dunes. This room exudes romance, with a large spacious en suite bedroom, private lounge and large shaded patio, complete with a hammock. The main veranda also has a star gazing bed, a perfect sleep out experience under the amazing night skies.

Day 4-6 - Little Kulala - Sossusvlei

After breakfast, you will set off on an easy 2 hour drive to Sossusvlei and the luxury Little Kulala for 2 nights. The landscape is barren and only certain wildlife can adapt to its harsh conditions. Expect to see gemsbok, bat-eared fox and other small mammals. From Kulala you will explore the highlights of Sossusvlei: Dead Vlei, Big Daddy Dune, Dune 45 and the Sesriem Canyon. While in Sossusvlei you will enjoy a romantic early morning hot air balloon ride, hovering over the dunes as the sun rises.

Located in the Namib desert, in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala boasts spectacular views of the brazen orange sand dunes. Each of the rooms are beautifuly put together with private plunge pools, en suite bathrooms and best of all, a private rooftop start bed for that romantic star gazing and sleep out.

Day 6 to 8 - Strand Hotel - Swakopmund

From Sossusvlei you will drive towards the coast and Swakopmund, perhaps detour via Ganad to see the Welwitschia plains and the Moon Landscape. Explore the area including the Skeleton Coast, perhaps ride a camel or a quad bike or go on a dolphin cruise.

You will spend 2 nights at the Strand Hotel, perfectly located on the beach in Swakopmund. Each luxurious room either overlooks the sea or the gardens.

Day 8 - 10- Mowani Mountain Suite – Damaraland

After breakfast, you will set off for a full day on the road towards Damaraland. En route stop at Henties Bay to see the large Cape Cross Seal colony as well as shipwreck spotting on the Skeleton Coast. You will travel through the wide open plains towards the Twyfelfontein area and the stunning Mowani Moutain Lodge. Activities at Mowani include a visit to Namibia’s Open Air Museum, the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings as well as the interesting Organ Pipes rock formations and Burnt Mountain. Also spend time exploring the Haub River looking for desert adapted elephants and other game.

Mowani Mountain Camp has various room types, all built with amazing views, en suite bathrooms, and private decks to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 10- 12 - Little Ongava - Etosha National Park

Head towards Etosha National Park via the Petrified Forest before continuing to the Ongava reserve. Activities include open safari vehicle game drives in the private Ongava reserve as well as in the Etosha National Parks. Enjoy rhino tracking and walks in the reserve. The area contains Africa's largest salt pan and the camp overlooks a watering hole. Etosha is a popular safari destination covering 20 000km² and the game-rich savannah and salt pans make the area a premier safari destination in Africa.

Little Ongava is a luxury and intimate camp located near the Anderssons Gate. Each suite has a private plunge pool, a sala and an outdoor shower as well as air conditioning and all the amenities required to enjoy your stay.

Days 12 to 14- Onguma The Fort , Etosha National Park

You will cross the Etosha National Park stopping at the waterholes in the park on your way to Onguma. Activities at Onguma include game drives in the Etosha with the local guide.

Onguma The Fort is a unique and luxurious lodge offering some of the best sunsets in Africa. This classically African lodge with Moroccan and Indian influences has suites spaced out, with air conditioners for those hot summer days. Each suite has a stunning bathroom and private deck to enjoy the views and the Etosha Pan.

Days 14-15- Okonjima Bush Camp , AfriCat Foundation

Say good bye to Etosha as you head south towards Windhoek. You will spend the night in the Okonjima reserve and spend the afternoon exploring the area, learning about the AfriCat Foundation and seeing the big cats that are at home here. Cheetah and leopard sightings are excellent.

Okonjima Bush Suite overlooks a waterhole in a secluded area. Each suite has ensuite bathrooms, a wood burning fireplace, a private pool and large floor to ceiling windows to ensure the view is never far away.

Day 15- Return to Windhoek

After breakfast head back to Windhoek to return your 4x4 and catch your onward flight.

Price

From US$11500 in Low Season to US$12900 per person sharing in High Season.

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