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From the dunes of Sossusvlei to the Skeleton Coast and utterly remote Serra Cafema

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This is a proper African adventure exploring the most remote and breath-taking landscapes in Namibia while staying at some of its finest luxury camps.

After a night in the modest capital, Windhoek, fly out to the iconic red sands and twisted trees of Sossusvlei where you can climb some of the highest dunes in the world and marvel at the often surrealist vistas.

Next head to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, an oasis of comfort in the middle of a vast desert. Head on out game drives in search of desert elephant, lion, giraffe and oryx, or head to the rocky shoreline to get an earful of the noisy Cape fur seal colony among the bones of whales and shipwrecks which gave this region its name.

Heading further north still to the somehow even more isolated Serra Cafema which sits alongside the Kunene River which acts as the border with Angola. A rare source of water, it supports wildlife such as crocodile, zebra and a surprisingly rich array of birdlife, as well as the nomadic Himba people who you’ll get to meet as you become one of the few people to have explored this corner of Africa.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

Windhoek

Meet and Greet at Windhoek International Airport Meet and Greet at Windhoek International Airport

After landing at Windhoek’s International Hosea Kutako Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will discuss the details of your safari with you. After your briefing, you will be introduced to your pilot before boarding your scheduled light aircraft flight to your camp.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Windhoek airport to Windhoek hotel

Accommodation in Windhoek

One night in Windhoek One night in Windhoek

Windhoek is one of the smallest capital cities in the world with a population of just 234,000, but it is home to some fascinating buildings with typical German architecture. You could also visit the National Botanical Gardens which has the densest stand of mountain aloes in Namibia. The restaurants in town are good with delicious game meat on offer to those who fancy trying it.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Windhoek airport

Flight

Light aircraft flight to Sossusvlei

Days 2-4

Sossusvlei

Accommodation in Sossusvlei

Two nights in the Sossusvlei area Two nights in the Sossusvlei area

Populated with some of the world's highest dunes, all set beneath a deep blue sky, no self-respecting Namibian safari would be complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring Sossuvlei. Spend your days here exploring the desert sands on foot and by quad bike. When you're back at your accommodation, have some drinks and watch the sun set in one of the world's most striking locations.

Namibia: Sunset at Dead Vlei
Sossusvlei and Deadvlei tour Sossusvlei and Deadvlei tour

Head out to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei together with your guide. Deadvlei is a white clay pan near the salt pan Sossusvlei inside the Namib-Naukluft Park. The area is dotted with dead camel thorn trees which are estimated to be about 900 years old but haven't decomposed due to the dry climate.

Light aircraft flight to the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Light aircraft flight to the Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Fly north up the coast in a light aircraft accompanied by spectacular views of Damaraland, the desert and sea from the air.

Days 4-7

Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Accommodation in Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Three nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Three nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Placed at the confluence of two tributaries in a broad valley of the Kaokoveld Desert, the camp offers an unforgettable gateway from which to experience both the thrillingly desolate Skeleton Coast and the private Palmwag Concession, alive with desert-adapted wildlife. Explore the Hoanib Riverbed for sightings of elephant, lion, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok, shaggy brown hyaena and opportunistic black-backed jackal, or head to the rocky shoreline to get an earful of the noisy Cape fur seal colony. Unravel the mysterious history of the original ancient Strandloper people and the enigmatic stone circles they left behind and encounter the Welwitschia on a nature walk – one of the oldest and strangest plants on the planet.

Skeleton Coast Excursion Skeleton Coast Excursion

This fascinating 4x4 trip to the coast takes you via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain, the dune fields and Klein Oasis, while the Skeleton Coast itself reveals a rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colony and a few shipwreck remains. Weather dependent, a scenic flight back to camp offers a magnificent perspective of your journey from the air.?

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight to Serra Cafema

Days 7-10

Kunene River

Accommodation in Kunene River

Three nights at Serra Cafema Three nights at Serra Cafema

Enjoy your days in the stunning Serra Cafema region, in the oasis of this mostly desolate and arid region, one of the remotest places on Earth, with nature drives, guided walks and even visits to the local villages of this extraordinary nomadic Himba people.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight to Windhoek International

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