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A fascinating cultural adventure of Botswana and Namibia's remote desert coast

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What's Included

  • Skeleton Coast fly in excursion
  • Himba Cultural experience
  • Private tour options in Windhoek
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Experience the world of tribal Africa on this specialised and immersive adventure. Three nights in the remote wilderness of Botswana’s Kalahari offers spectacles such as safari with the legendary black-maned lion, luxury lodging and sleep outs under a glittering night sky. Meet the resident Bushmen as you dip into their traditional way of life on interpretive walks, before heading to Namibia’s desolate but dazzling Skeleton Coast.

Flying tours over the formidable coastline and sand dunes, plus game drives to discover the desert adapted elephant await you here, while the last portion of your trip takes you to the remote Serra Cafema for an authentic and hands-on Himba tribe encounter.

Book-ended with flights in and out of Johannesburg, this trip promises complete travelling ease, with private transfers and expert guides taking care of you every step of the way.

 

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Meet and greet at Johannesburg Airport Meet and greet at Johannesburg Airport

On arrival at Johannesburg airport you will be met airside by a Jacada representative as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Johannesburg to Maun

Flight

Light aircraft flight from Maun to the Kalahari Plains airstrip

Accommodation in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Three days on safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve Three days on safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Spend your days here in the remote wilderness of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve on amazing safari activities and sleep outs under the dazzling stars. Look out for unusual animals such as honey badgers, take a visit to Deception Valley and learn the traditions of the resident Bushmen.

Antelope seen on safari, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Kalahari game drive Kalahari game drive

Experience the astonishing wildlife of the Kalahari semi-arid sandy savannah with a game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle lead by an expert guide. You'll be on the look out for the area's star attraction, the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion and will have the chance to see black rhinos, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, giraffes and warthogs as well as other smaller mammals and migratory birds.

Interpretive walk with Kalahari Bushmen Interpretive walk with Kalahari Bushmen

Start the day early for an exceptional experience: an interpretive Bushman walk. This unique excursion is lead by camp staff members who hail from an ancient Bushman clan and will give you an insight into their daily life with a fascinating walk in the immediate camp area, their tribal home. You'll come away with an understanding of traditional Bushman dress, hunting techniques using bows and poisoned arrows and explanations of the various uses of the plants and animals found in the area, revealing their long standing culture and connection with the wild bush.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from Kalahari Plains airstrip to Maun

Flight

Flight from Maun to Windhoek

Days 4-5

Windhoek

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Arrive in Windhoek

Transfer

Private transfer from Windhoek airport to Windhoek hotel

Accommodation in Windhoek

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from hotel to Windhoek airport

Flight

Light aircraft flight from Windhoek International to Skeleton Coast

Days 5-8

The Skeleton Coast

Accommodation in The Skeleton Coast

Three days at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Three days 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.

You'll get a feel for the exclusivity and wonderful remoteness of your accommodation as you fly in by light aircraft - the only way to access the camp. The imitate, luxury tented camp consists of just seven twin-bedded suites and one family unit, each complete with shaded outdoors decks from which to contemplate the valley's starkly stunning, moon-like landscape.
Scenic flights over desert shores reveal massive dunefields, floodplains and the Auses Spring.

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. You can also see the rusted remains of the Suiderkus shipwreck.

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.?

Game Drives to find the Desert Adapted Elephant Game Drives to find the Desert Adapted Elephant

Today you will enjoy game drives throughout Namibia's desolate skeleton coast to find the rare desert adapted elephant.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from the Skeleton Coast to Serra Cafema

Days 8-11

Kunene River

Accommodation in Kunene River

Three days in Serra Cafema Three days in Serra Cafema

Enjoy 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, quad bike rides and even visits to the local villages of this extraordinary nomadic Himba people.

Himba Cultural Experience Himba Cultural Experience

Today you will enjoy a fascinating Himba cultural experience. Meet the ancient indigenous tribe with their red-hued skin and learn about their traditional lifestyle during this unique, hands-on interaction.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Light aircraft flight from Serra Cafema to Windhoek airport

Flight

Flight from Windhoek to Johannesburg

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