Itinerary

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

Guests are met upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport and assisted to their scheduled charter flight departing for Geluk Airstrip. Guests are met and transferred to Little Kulala, a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) Kulala Wilderness Reserve – the gateway to Namibia's Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear star-studded skies. Desert-adapted wildlife in the area is fascinating and adds another dimension to this truly spectacular place.

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

Nature drives and guided walks offer guests insight into the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. A highlight is unquestionably a visit to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The world-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan flanked by world-famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun. Close to Sossusvlei is Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but where now all that remain are the centuries-old skeletons of trees reaching up out of the cracked earth. Other highlights include star gazing, sleeping under the stars, quad-biking, a scorpion walk and a balloon safari (own account). Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

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

A scheduled transfer brings guests to Damaraland Camp, situated in the Torra Conservancy – an inspirational community partnership – with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and distant peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. New technology blends with ancient construction methods to create innovative, eco-friendly luxury in the desert through the camp’s 10 elevated, adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit).

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

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
Windhoek, Namibia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Fly by light aircraft to the vast Marienfluss Conservancy in the extreme north of Namibia for a three-night stay at Serra Cafema. The camp is poised along the lush banks of the Kunene River, a rejuvenating band of green, surrounded by the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert and the Cafema mountain range to the north.

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

Informative nature drives and eco-friendly quad-bike excursions allow guests to experience this vast, fascinating area. Boating on the river reveals the resident crocodiles and waterbirds living in this riverside oasis.

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

Walking in the remote mountain and river valleys is also a highlight, as is a visit to a Himba settlement. The intriguing fairy circle phenomenon is best viewed in the Hartmann Valley. Your stay will include twice daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

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

Transfer by light aircraft to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

They 8 Day itinerary combines Little Kulala (Sossusvlei), Damaraland Camp and Serra Cafema. Sossusvlei represents a classic view of the Namib Desert’s ocean of sand, ‘waves’ that are made of bright red sand and dark shadows. The rugged, rocky landscape of Damaraland in north-west Namibia is characterised by valleys and dry riverbeds that carve their way through deep gorges and ancient geological features. Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann's Valley. All three camps offer unique activities, completely different in each of the regions.

Highlights:Little Kulala offers close proximity and private access to the dunes of SossusvleiExplore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on footDamaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community who have injected their own distinctive optimism and cheerful nature into their guests’ experience.Rushing rapids just below Serra Cafema Camp lull you into dreamland after a day of desert explorationMost authentic Himba cultural experience in all of Namibia

About Us

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

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. We exist as we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind. Our aim is to get to understand the wilderness better, to respect it, care for it and share it.

Insider Tip

Please contact us at virtuoso@wilderness.co.za or your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

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 wor ld 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 allow 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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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