The Highlights of Namibia With Wilderness Safaris

The Namib-Naukluft at sunset. Namibia, South Africa. 
IDEAL LENGTH 6 nights
Price From $7,000 pp
When to Go All Year
The Highlights of Namibia With Wilderness Safaris

“For a totally different safari experience, look to Namibia. The epic landscapes are out of this world and the wildlife viewing opportunities are outstanding in this harsh environment. From the vast dunes of Sossusvlei, travel to Desert Rhino camp in search of the desert-adapted rhino, and then to Kunene, where a river safari awaits.”

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Namibia

Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you’ll be met by a representative and assisted with your onward Wilderness Air flight to Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

After checking into your accommodation you’ll spend the afternoon relaxing. Take a dip in your private plunge pool or enjoy a sundowner on the open deck. Enjoy an afternoon nature walk or drive out for a sundowner on the reserve.

Day 2

Day 2
Sossusvlei

With two inclusive guided activities per day at Little Kulala, there is plenty to occupy your time.

One of the highlights of your itinerary will be tour of the vast dunes of Sossusvlei, including some dune climbing and a walk on the Dead Vlei. You can also visit Sesriem Canyon with your guide and take in nature drives and walks within the Kulala Reserve where you’ll see oryx, springbok, ostrich and other desert wildlife.

Day 3

Day 3
Sossusvlei - Desert Rhino Camp

Rise early this morning for a hot air balloon excursion.

As you soar silently over the ancient desert you’ll get to see unforgettable 360 degree vistas.

Afterwards, enjoy a champagne breakfast before you’re transferred to the airstrip for your onward flight to Desert Rhino Camp.

After lunch at the camp head out with your guide on an afternoon game drive. Look out for the desert adapted black-rhino, mountain zebra, giraffe, lion, springbok and leopard.

In the evening enjoy a dinner under the stars.

Day 4

Day 4
Rhino tracking

This morning you can choose whether you want to track rhino on foot or in a vehicle, or go on guided nature walk.

After lunch at the camp you’ll head out with your guide again on an activity of your choice. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.

After a sundowner game drive you’ll return to the camp for dinner while learning more about the cultures of Namibia and some of the world’s last free roaming black rhino.

After dark, another realm of the Namib awakes. Walks reveal some captivating critters such as dancing white lady spiders and scorpions which shine under UV lights.

Day 5

Day 5
Kunene

This morning you’ll take a flight to the final leg of your Namibian adventure – to Serra Cafema in Kunene, your home for the next three nights.

Activities at Serra Cafema revolve around exploring the surrounding Namib Desert sands and the lush oases along the river.

Don’t miss boating on the Kunene River. This gives you the opportunity to venture through the riverside oases looking for crocodiles and water birds.

Day 6

Day 6
Cultural Visit

This morning you’ll go walking in the remote mountain and river valleys. You’ll also have the chance to pay a cultural visit to a Himba settlement to meet some of the last true nomadic people in Africa.

Day 7

Day 7
Departure

This morning you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey home.

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itinerary highlights
  • Go on game drives searching for Namibia’s endemic wildlife including the elusive black rhino
  • Experience a flying safari that traverses the ancient Namib Desert
  • Boat down the Kunene River, looking out for crocodiles
  • Go on night walks in search of dancing white lady spiders and scorpions 
  • Tour the vast dunes of Sossusvlei and enjoy dune climbing on the Dead Vlei
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