- Search for the rare black rhino in Etosha National Park
- View a floodlit watering hole without leaving your bed in Onguma tented Camp
- See the biggest elephants in Africa up to 12 feet high at the shoulder
- View the skeleton coast from your own plane
- Visit a Himba village in the Namibian desert
Day 1 Depart USA
Your adventure begins as you depart the USA bound for South Africa and arrive in Johannesburg the following evening.
Day 2 Arrival in Johannesburg
Upon your afternoon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and personally escorted to your hotel, Fairlawns, which is situated in close proximity to the airport. This spectacular boutique hotel will offer a classic and elegant welcome to South Africa. After check in, you will have dinner followed by a good night’s sleep.
Day 3 Windhoek and Onguma Tented Camp
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Windhoek in Namibia. You will be met and escorted to the general aviation airport where your plane and pilot await you for the flight to Etosha National Park. Upon landing you are transferred to Onguma Tented Camp a luxury camp located in its own 40,000 acre reserve. You have the opportunity this evening to take a game drive in search of the rare black rhino which is located and protected here. The seven tents offer the ultimate in luxury including the ability to view the floodlit watering hole without leaving your bed.
Day 4 Exploring Etosha
After a leisurely breakfast you will enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National park for a full day of game viewing highlighted by lunch served in the bush. The park is one of the largest in Africa consisting of saline desert, savannah and woodlands. Of the 114 mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the Black rhino and the Black-Faced Impala. Etosha’s current population of approximately 300 black rhinos represents one the few growing populations in the world. Etosha’s elephants are considered to be the biggest in Africa with the tallest ones measuring up to 12 feet at the shoulder. Their tusks are relatively small, however, due to genetic defects and mineral deficiencies in their diet. After a full day of game viewing, a dip in the infinity pool with a cool drink is a good precursor to a dinner under the stars. As you dine, lions roar, hyenas cackle and owls hoot.
Day 5 The Skeleton Coast, Kaokoland and Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
After a sumptuous breakfast you meet up with your pilot and commence your flight to the remote North-West of Namibia close to the Angola border. Along the way you will have the chance to view the Skeleton coast so named because of the number of shipwrecks that have occurred there and the fact that the sea meets the Nabib, the oldest desert on earth. Shipwrecked sailors, on reaching shore, thought they were saved only to die of thirst in the world’s driest place. Luckily for you, we carry plenty of water and fly above the desert to reach our destination. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge offers seven luxury double cottages with private bathrooms including a bath tub with a view plus the choice of indoor or outdoor private showers. For relaxing you have a private gazebo with a queen size sun bed and a swimming pool. When things cool down a little you head out for an afternoon game drive. Kaokaland is the only place in the world where the elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and other animals live in a desert area.
Day 6 Exploring the Untouched Wilderness
This morning you go out on a desert walk with your naturalist guide who will explain many of the features of the desert environment. Later in the morning you will visit a local Himba village to interact with villagers and understand how they have adapted to their environment. During the heat of the day, you can relax or take a dip in the pool. As the sun begins to wane, you head out for another game drive to seek a sighting of the desert-habituated animals. This evening, dinner is served by candlelight, a fusion menu of Italian and African cuisine!
Day 7 Damaraland and Mowani Mountain Camp
After a leisurely breakfast and a chance for a quick dip in the pool, you take off for Damaraland where you arrive about noon.You transfer to the Mowani Mountain Camp which is located in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Mowani is taken from the word Miwane, meaning “Place of God” and it is said that here you will find the true meaning of peace and tranquility. Discover the pool deck, lodged between the boulders where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing drink and admiring the breathtaking views. After lunch and a siesta, you take an afternoon excursion to the world-famous Petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein and gain a feeling of how the San (Bushman) people communicated with their ancestors.
Day 8 Damaraland, Swakopmund and the NamibRand Nature Reserve
After breakfast, your plane will be ready to take you to Swakopmund, Namibia’s Coastal Resort. At the beginning of the 20th Century, this was the way that supplies reached Windhoek the capital of this, at that time, German colony. Since the bay is shallow, a long pier was built and freighters would unload to a narrow gauge train which would take the goods inland. Today, the railroad station has been transformed into a casino and entertainment complex. Your guide will bring you into town where you have the chance to explore the town and have lunch. After your stay in Swakopmund you return to the airport where your pilot awaits to take you to Wolwedans situated in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Day 9 Exploring the NamibRand
Your base for your exploration is the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge which aims at providing a unique experience, close to nature yet without sacrificing comfort and style. The entire lodge is constructed on wooden platforms and overlooks the 400,000 acre NamibRand Reserve in all directions. You will take an early morning and an evening game drive to learn about the animals and how they adapt to their desert environment. When you return from your evening game drive you sit by the fireplace on the sundowner deck before enjoying your farewell dinner in Namibia.
Day 10 Windhoek, Johannesburg and the Return to the USA
You have a chance to relax this morning, perhaps enjoying an early morning tea in bed, before you meet up with your pilot for the flight to Windhoek where you board a larger and less private plane to Johannesburg to connect with our flight back to the US.
Day 11 Arrive in USA
You arrive back in the USA at breakfast time.
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Extreme Safari - Namibia Air Safari ULSA14 Location and other villas and tours nearby
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Tour Location / Places Visiteds
Johannesburg, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland, , NamibRand Nature Reserve, Jacaranda City
Additional Pricing Information
• All air transportation as part of the program offered including private and charter aircraft. (On those programs requiring private aircraft flights, you will be limited to 33lbs of luggage which can be stored in the safari luggage which we provide to you. Additional luggage will be stored for you for the rest of your trip. In the private camps, daily laundry is available (and, in most cases included).
• Luxury rail travel as indicated
- Superior Rooms at the properties indicated in the accommodations area (We reserve the right to substitute a property of equal quality in advance of departure should the designated hotel be unavailable)
- On Safari, only private camps are used and include all meals and all game viewing in most camps, house beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks (indicated on itinerary)
- Private Transfers to and from the airport at destination
- All meals as indicated on the itinerary by B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Private guides for city explorations and private driver/guide while traveling.
- Baggage handling at all hotels and camps
- All applicable taxes and service fees
Services Not Included
- International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
- Beverages with included meals (unless otherwise indicated on itinerary page)
- Any meals not indicated on the Itinerary page
- Items of a personal nature e.g. minibar, film, postcards etc.
- Gratuities to Guides and Driver/Guides (we provide suggested guidelines for your selected destination in your pre-departure material)
- Any passport or visa fees or government departure taxes (It is the traveler’s responsibility to secure the latest information regarding passports and visa requirements)