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Join Golden Dune Travel, which aims to promote Namibia as the premier travel destination in Africa, for an adventure Namibian safari. During this tour, you will be visiting the Huab River, the Kuiseb canyon, Hoarusib Valley, national parks, and other attractions within the Skeleton Coast. Get ready and pack your bags for a truly unique safari experience in Namibia.
Located on the Skeleton Coast in the Huab River Valley on a rocky bluff overlooking the sparse and intensely beautifully moon-like landscape of Damaraland, Kuidas camp is the first of the Skeleton Coast Safari's fly-in camps.
Environmentally conscious and constructed from local woods and reeds, Kuidas consists of a shared area and four sleeping rooms. With just a seating area, lounge, and decking, the mess area is serviced by a bush bar and evenings are spent around a campfire. You will be staying here on the first night of the tour.
This campsite is situated next to the Hoarusib River in Kaokoland. The camp includes four private secluded camping areas each with a flushing toilet and shower. The sites are well shaded from mature indigenous trees and there is a bar with cool drinks. Guides can be arranged to the nearby Himba villages. You will be staying here on the second night of the tour.
Located north of the Hartmann Valley, on the banks of Kunene river, a stone's throw from Angola, Kunene River camp is the last of the Skeleton Coast's collection of fly-in safari camps. Kunene River camp itself is beautifully situated on a set of enormous boulders. The contrast here between the desert and the river habitat couldn't be more stark. Behind the camp lies rock, gravel plains, and sand dunes, in front and below is an oasis of green.
Kunene is, like all the Skeleton Coast's fly-in camps, a simple and beautifully run camp whose primary function is to provide its guests with an experience that is as close to the real thing as humanly possible. You will be staying here on the third night of the tour.
You will meet at Eros Airport (ERS), Windhoek at 10 a.m. for departure to the Skeleton Coast via Conception Bay. The Kuiseb canyon and adjoining red dunes are a spectacular view from the air. The flight includes an aerial view of the famous Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay. After landing and refueling at Swakopmund, you will continue with a low-level flight north along the Skeleton Coast past the seal colony at Cape Cross for a light picnic lunch near the beach.
After lunch, you will cross the desert by aircraft to the Ugab formations, a nearly lifeless moon landscape of numerous black ridges in stark contrast to the white desert floor. From here, you will proceed to the Kuidas camp in the Huab River Valley where you will stay for the night. Ancient rock engravings are found amongst the rocks within walking distance of the camp.
After breakfast, you will depart by Land Rover to explore the colorful red lava and yellow sandstone of the Huab River environs and to be introduced to the ecological aspects of this area with its wide diversity of flora and fauna. This includes the Welwitschia Mirabilis, a tree that has been dwarfed by the rigors of the encroaching desert climate.
You will have lunch at Kuidas camp before flying along the coast to Terrace Bay in the Skeleton Coast Park. The most prominent shipwrecks along this part of the coast are the Montrose and Henrietta. At the coast, you can access the roaring dunes by Land Rover, which always prove to be a stimulating experience.
You will also visit the beach with its profusion of multi-colored pebbles consisting of agate, lava, granite, and quartz. Interesting to see are the old bleached whale bones scattered along the beach above the high tide mark. You will return to the aircraft and continue north to the Purros camp in the Hoarusib Valley in the Kunene Region, where you will stay for the night.
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive along the Hoarusib Valley to visit a settlement of the nomadic Himba people. You might be lucky enough to come across the desert-dwelling elephant who frequent this valley. From here, you will continue north along the Skeleton Coast by aircraft to the Kunene River, acting as a border to Angola. The Kaiu Maru shipwreck and pieces from old sailing vessels lie scattered along this part of the coast.
From the airfield, you will take a scenic drive by Land Rover to Golden Dune Travel favorite lunch site. After lunch, you will continue through the mountains and dunes of the Hartmann Valley, which extends to the Kunene River, reaching the Kunene River camp in the late afternoon.
You will have an early morning boat trip on the Kunene River as it flows through scenic desert landscape, observing bird life and possibly some crocodiles. Birds vary from aquatic species on the perennial waters, to endemic desert varieties, and those that inhabit dense riverine vegetation. After lunch at the camp, you will fly back to Eros Airport (ERS) in Windhoek, arriving in the late afternoon.
This safari tour will be held in the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
You will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your meals are included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Eros Airport (ERS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Golden Dune Travel will pick you up from the airport.