Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

12 Day Wings over Namibia (12 days)

Wilderness Safaris Botswana

Windhoek, Namibia To Opuwo, Namibia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 21 Feb 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Depart from Windhoek by air and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the mountains and the desert floor. Spend two nights exploring the Sossusvlei region, staying in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, which provides convenient access to the splendour of the towering red dunes of the Namib.

Day 2
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities at Little Kulala start with morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei and include a visit to the fascinating Sesriem Canyon, scenic sundowners and hot air balloon excursions (at extra cost; weather dependent).

Day 3
Swakopmund, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Leaving the imposing dunes we make our way to our next destination via a scenic flight over the Namib Desert, offering a different perspective of the “dune sea” – including the possibility of seeing shipwreck remains plus an old mining camp. After flying along a section of coastline to Swakopmund where we land for refuelling, we head inland to the flat-topped mountains and fascinating riverbeds of northern Damaraland for two nights at Damaraland Camp.

Day 4
Swakopmund, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Damaraland Camp is famous for its diverse array of desert-adapted wildlife, especially elephant, and its highly successful partnership with the local Torra community. Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the dramatic scenery and fascinating wildlife of the region. Desert-adapted elephant are a highlight of the area, although the natural cycle of rainfall dictates the seasonal movements of wildlife along the Huab River. Guests can visit the local communities which include Nama-Damara, Herero, Owambo, and the displaced Riemvasmaakers of South Africa. Damaraland is also world-famous for its ancient rock art. Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 5
Swakopmund, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Continue to Desert Rhino Camp for the best location for tracking and viewing desert adapted Black Rhino. This classic camp has eight tented units with on-suite bathrooms.

Day 6
Swakopmund, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

"Reason to believe" No.10: Conservation Coalitions is emitamised here at Desert Rhino Camp.. Wilderness Safaris, Save the Rhino Trust, and local communities joined forces to save the endangered black rhino in Namibia. Levies from this camp directly fund rhino monitoring and other rhino conservation activities.

Activities at Desert Rhino Camp include rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle, full day outing with a picnic lunch, birding and nature drives. The Damaraland area is stark, beautiful and remote, with high concentrations of desert adapted wildlife and special prehistoric plants like welwitschia.

Day 7
Swakopmund, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your journey now takes you to a remote area in the Kaokoveld and our luxurious camp, Hoanib. A land of bare mountains, gravel-strewn plains and dry river beds that draws fascinating wildlife. Hoanibs main area and swimming pool look out over this rugged scenery

Day 8
Khorixas, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your guests can meet researchers when they are at Hoanib Research Centre. This research centre in secondary home base for the Desert Lion Project and our No.12 "Reason to Believe", addressing human wildlife conflict. The range of the desert adapted lion and its population in the Kaokoveld and Skeleton Coast has grown dramatically over the past 15 years. Community attitudes continue to change with education and the realisation of tourism benefits.

Day 9
Khorixas, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

For guests staying three nights or more, a FOC full day activity to the Skeleton Coast is included. The Skeleton Coast with its desolate, rocky coastline, noisy colonies of Cape fur seals and remains of shipwrecks is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather.

Day 10
Opuwo, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

From July 2018, a visit to the newly refurbished Serra Cafema is a must! Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa. Your guests will fall asleep to the sounds of rushing water while by day, they explore one of the driest deserts in the world.

Day 11
Opuwo, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Significant to this remote region, are the Himba. Your clients will have the opportunity to meet the nomadic Himba tribe and learn about their lifestyle and traditions when they are in this area.

Other activities include boating (water levels permitting), walking, experiencing breathtaking landscapes as well as eco-sensitive quad biking.

Day 12
Opuwo, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Your "Wings over Namibia" ends with a Wilderness air flight back to Hosea Kutako (Windhoek) International Airport

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Namibia is a land of unique places, incredible scenery and fascinating wildlife. While any combination of time and place can be made, a flying safari takes in some of the country’s finest areas: Sossusvlei’s legendary red dunes, the rugged topography of Damaraland, the wildlife-filled Skeleton Coast National Park and one of the most remote areas in Namibia, Marienfluss Conservancy. Accommodation is in small luxury camps set within Wilderness Safaris private concessions, while Wilderness Air transfers guests seamlessly between destinations.

Highlights:

Little Kulala offers close proximity and private access to the dunes of Sossusvlei

Explore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot

Damaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community, who have injected their own distinctive optimism and cheerful nature into their guests’ experience.

Desert Rhino Camp is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered black rhino.

Serra Cafema and its cultural immersion.

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

Insider Tip

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Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS

Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS

Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS

Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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once in a lifetime trip

By: handball3


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

A wonderful trip that exceeds superlatives. The trip started in Cape Town SA where we visited the Kirstenboch botanical garden and wine country. Then for Safari to Namibia Rhino Camp and Skeleton Coast both run by Wilderness Safaris. Individual bungalows at both camps and at all others as well. Great camps. All along the way we were escorted from one connection to the next and it was wonderful. The second time I might (?) be able to do it myself. From Namibia to the Okavango delta in Botswana - one of the premier places in the world for wild life viewing. We stopped in two camps - Tubu Tree camp and Chobi. In Chobi we saw all wild life x2. Finally to Sabu little bush camp near Kruger SA - also wonderful. Food was out of this world. Starting in Namibia, mostly desert, and going to Botswana next was the right order. We will want to go back. We still have want to see the jungle and will use Michael.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Excellent Camps; Fantastic Staff

By: NP


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

Wilderness Safaris has a great formula: great camps staffed by fantastic people! I have enjoyed every camp that I visited.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Very informative and detailed in all matters

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guides were the best in attending to every detail of our trip. We felt like we were the only ones that mattered. Our every need was thoughtfully addressed. From Chris in Capetown to Ban in Duma Tau Camp and everyone in between, we received the royal treatment. This trip was a never to be forgotten event and we thank all for making it a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Safari

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Africa

By: me


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Did not deal with them directly so hard to review. No problems. All connections and transfers worked A-OK.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Africa journey

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

First class in all respects; great service; all of their people were knowledgeable; and responsible
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

wonderful experience

By: MyNeighborTotoro


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It's not hard to deliver a great experience when you're seeing animals roaming free that tourists aren't used to, but it is special when your ranger, tracker, and the lodge go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable time. Would highly recommend Tangala!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Into africa

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

We did not go to Namibia but to Zambia and Botswana. It was the best travel experience of my life. ALL the staff were outstanding. I have already promoted WS to several friends considering trips to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness Safaris Botswana-Outstanding!!!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

We spent an incredible week at two Wilderness camps in Botswana (Chitabe and Vumbura Plains). The knowledge of the outstanding guides ( Ebs and Chris) and the friendliness of the staff at both camps made the holiday very special. In the first 48 hours at Chitabe we were fortunate to see every animal we hoped to see ( and more)...lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, wildebeests, cape buffalo and numerous types of antelope and birds.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness

By: Jyoti


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We were treated royally everywhere starting from the airport till we departed.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

SAFARI

By: LIZ


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson

Travel in Africa

By: Bobbi


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018

Excellent. All connections were smooth and easy. Guides superb.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Vambura plains Toka Leya Sabi sabi

By: Carol sofen


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2018

Great again very knowledgeable and personable ...each guide was great and made our sefaris that much more special
Travel Advisor:  Maxine Weinberg

Africa: Botswana and Zambia

By: Cathy Dunn


Reviewed on: 15 May 2018

It was my first visit to Africa and to use Wilderness Safaris and I was very impressed with the company and their dedication to conservation. I traveled to Xigera, Savuti and Toka Leya and each camp offered a unique and unforgettable experience. The hospitality was incredible, everyone knows your name a treats you exceptionally well. The staff, guides and camp managers were professional, knowledgeable and grateful to have you as a guest. At each transfer I was met by a representative of Wilderness who guided me through the airport and to my transportation or on to the next camp. I highly recommend Wilderness Safaris and would use them again for future trips to Africa.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Great trip southern Africa

By: Graham


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

We were very impressed with the professionalism and logistics of this trip. There were no dropped steps, every connection was made perfectly. Camps were beautiful, food was very good, game drives were superb. Exceeded our high expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Trip of a Lifetime - South Africa

By: Jen Prashad


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Excellent and well versed guides and tours planned at every location. Comfortable and clean vehicles. Definitely would use again.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Kenya Safari

By: David D


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

We were pleased with the advise and service provided
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

Africa

By: Catol


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018

Pineda was excellent. Both lodges. We did not really like three Gorges. Is was not 5 Star like our other lodges. Staff nice. Too far from Victoria Falls. We wasted a half day because there was no afternoon excursion. Definitely would not recommend. Lodges in Zimbabwe excellent all guides excellent . Swimming with sharks a great experience
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Beautiful camps

By: Leslie


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

Camps were amazing and the staff was outstanding!
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Trip of a lifetime

By: Kim


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

From the time we landed to the time of our departure, Wilderness Safaris itinerary was top notch. Everything exceeded our expectations. The guides, the accommodations, the food, the daily activities and the people were all top notch and amazing. We will look forward to our next Wilderness Safaris vacation!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Marianne Kochanek

Trip of a lifetime

By: Landman


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2018

It is evident Wilderness Safaris has been a successful operation for some time. They are "on top of their game" in all aspects of their business. Their representatives were friendly, helpful and always punctual. We would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Maxine Weinberg