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10 Days Luxury Desert Safari Namibia

  • Kulala Wilderness Reserve - Swakopmund - Skeleton Coast National Park - Palmwag

Namibia Safari in Kulala, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, and Palmwag Concession

Join this 10-day journey through remote areas of Namibia, rarely explored by others. You will see the immense dunes of Sossusvlei, the incredible marine life of Swakopmund, the dramatic landscape of the Skeleton Coast, and the rugged beauty of the Palmwag Concession, home to endangered black rhino. Most of the safari is by road, with two scenic flights included, which will give you an incredible perspective of Namibia's wild and stunning landscapes.

Highlights

  • Rhino tracking on foot
  • Sea and land-based wildlife viewing
  • Desert-adapted Cape fur seal watching
  • The world's highest dunes climbing experience
  • Extremely remote Hoanib Camp exploration
  • 9 nights' exclusive accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals and drinks
  • 9 activity days
  • English
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You will stay for 9 nights at several accommodations as listed below:

  • Kulala Desert Lodge
  • Hansa Hotel
  • Terrace Bay Lodge
  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
  • Desert Rhino Camp

Day 1 - 2 (Kulala Wilderness Reserve)

From Windhoek, you will make your way by vehicle to the luxurious Kulala Desert Lodge, a stunning lodge with views of wide open plains, mountains, and dunes. Here, you will explore the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and also enjoy spotting game from the patio, and cool down in the plunge pool. All meals are included for these two days.

Day 3 - 4 (Swakopmund)

You will take a scenic flight to the picturesque Swakopmund and spend the next two days exploring the Atlantic coast. You will take a private cruise from Walvis Bay to Sandwich Harbour and see a myriad of marine life, including Cape fur seals, ocean-going bird life, and the rare Heavisides dolphins. Your home for the next two nights is the grand Hansa Hotel, Namibia's oldest and best hotel. 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner will be provided.

Day 5 (Skeleton Coast National Park)

On the fifth day, you will continue your journey by vehicle, driving up the dramatic Skeleton Coast for about 380 kilometers. You can expect to see the fascinating lichen plains at Wlotskasbaken, remains of the Zelia shipwreck near Henties Bay and the SW Seal shipwreck near Ugabmund.

You will also take in the ghostly remains of mining operations near Toscanini and have an overnight stay at the rustic but comfortable Terrace Bay Lodge in the Skeleton Coast National Park. Driving time is about five hours, excluding any stops. Today’s meals include breakfast and dinner.

Day 6 - 7 (Palmwag Concession)

On the next day, you will continue through Skeleton Coast National Park to the Möwe Bay Museum, where you will stop to admire the remains of the Suiderkus shipwreck. Other attractions are the Klein Oase and Auses Springs, hidden in the dunes, the intriguing "roaring" dune, and the breathtaking desert scenery and desert wildlife.

The distance to camp is only 140 kilometers, but due to the gravel roads, driving time is approximately five hours. This remote part of Namibia is inhabited by plant and animal life that has adapted superbly to the harsh desert environment and makes for fascinating game viewing. Set in the starkly beautiful Palmwag Concession on the border of the legendary Skeleton Coast National Park, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers a unique experience of one of the most remote places on earth.

At the camp, eight stylish, well-insulated en-suite tents with shaded outdoor lounges are laid out against a rugged backdrop of hills, and overlook a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries, providing breathtaking vistas over the highly photogenic landscape. A small plunge pool awaits you after summer activities, while a winter lounge provides a cozy respite from the icy Atlantic fog. All meals will be prepared for you during these two days.

Day 8 - 9 (Palmwag Concession)

On the eighth day, you will make your way to Desert Rhino Camp, through the rugged, rocky and mountainous Palmwag Concession. You can hope to spot giraffe, oryx, and springbok along the way.

The highlight of a visit to this area is seeing its stable population of the endangered desert-adapted black rhino (the largest concentration in the world outside a national park), which are monitored and protected by the Save the Rhino Trust. It is here that you will have the chance to track black rhino, a thrilling and unforgettable experience. On these days, you will be served all daily meals.

Day 10 (End of safari)

You will bid farewell and be transferred to the Doro Nawas Airstrip for a return flight to Windhoek.

Your exclusive safari will take place in several locations across Namibia, including Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast National Park, and Palmwag Concession.

You will be served daily meals, which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, except at Hansa Hotel and Terrace Bay Lodge where you will only be served daily breakfast and dinner. In addition, a reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine, and beer as well as local spirits while at the lodges will be available.

  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • A reasonable amount of soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juice, house wine, beer, and local spirits while at the lodges
  • All internal charters on a seat-rate basis
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Laundry (excluded at Hansa Hotel and Terrace Bay Lodge)
  • National park fees
  • Road transfers
  • Scheduled activities as per itinerary
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Stefan Schmitz from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Richard, it was the best ever. The rangers were world class, the game drives and walking tours are breathtaking and informative. And, the food was exceptional. Thank you so much for recommending Tanda Tula. We spoke with many other people during our stay and they all said the same, that Tanda Tula is the best and so is the Timbavati. On the first night, they prepared a private dinner on our veranda, bathtub with rose petals and champagne. Again, thank you so much for the outstanding experience."

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  • Review by David Bloom from United States
    10 out of 10

    "We had dreamed about visiting Africa for years, and Richard helped us put together the best safari to match all our expectations and desires. We stayed in some of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana and Namibia and saw the most spectacular wildlife and wilderness areas. A dream come true!"

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  • Review by James O'Donoghue from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Richard, I would like to thank you very much for all of your help in organising this trip and ensuring it went smoothly. You were always available to answer queries and help me with my preparations. The wildlife was terrific, both in Namibia and in Botswana. Highlights included seeing dozens of lions, including on kills, and a close sighting of a martial eagle."

    "I very much enjoyed the Caprivi Strip, and I enjoyed all of the tented camps we visited in Namibia with Camp Kwando and Desert Camp at Sossusvlei my particular favorites. "

    "Botswana plugged the gaps that remained from the first tour; namely, terrific sightings of wild dogs (on two occasions we had very good sightings close to my favourite lodge of them all - Hyena Pan), leopards (which I had never seen close up before; we had good sightings of leopards on three occasions, including seeing one seemingly ambushed by elephants whilst on another occasion we saw one, very close up, at a kill)."

    "Another remarkable highlight was seeing a pair of bull elephants fighting in Chobe. That was pure theater and felt like one of those once in a lifetime moments when you get a ringside seat at something rare and remarkable.Next time around, and I am certain that there will be a next time, I will be looking at a more bespoke tour with my wife and it will include the lodges around Botswana."

    "I would not hesitate to use your services again Richard. Overall it was a wonderful trip and I have many memories that will last a lifetime."

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  • Review by William Litvin from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Richard, our safari went off without any glitches and like a well-oiled machine. A really lovely touch was the women meeting us at Maun Airport (MUB) and our trip to Victoria Falls with a wheelchair. Thank you, Made in Africa Tours for giving us an excellent service and a wonderful trip!"

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  • Review by Ben Drake from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The best part of the trip was Moremi and the Xakanaxa camp in Botswana. The trip with Made in Africa Tours was so amazing! "

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  • Review by Betty Monroe from United States
    10 out of 10

    "We had been on safari before, but this time wanted to take our young children. Made in Africa organized an amazing family-friendly safari through Botswana and South Africa, and our kids had the best time! Educational, fun, and the stuff memories are made of!"

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