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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