If you are short on time, this 9 night trip is whirlwind of sightseeing, experiences and unforgettable memories. Visit Himba and Herero tribes, enjoy a private sojourn into one of the oldest deserts in the world, and track black rhino through the bush.
After a night in Windhoek to recover from any lost sleep from your international flight to Namibia, you will be collected and transferred to the small Eros Airport, where you will board a flight across to Sossusvlei. Wilderness Safaris' Little Kulala celebrates the splendour and solitude of the Namib Desert. Excursions to Sossusvlei (via a gate exclusive to Wilderness Safaris vehicles), nature drives, walks and eco-sensitive quad biking means you get to explore this fascinating landscape to the full. A balloon safari (at extra cost) offers an awe-inspiring experience soaring above the desert.
You then fly to Hoanib Valley Camp where you will discover the true magnitude and magic of Namibia and visit a place that not many will ever have the chance to explore. This area is one of the best places to see desert adapted elephant, giraffe, lion, rhino, mountain zebra, and oryx, but you can also spend time with the local Herero and Himba people and learn a little of their fascinating way of life in such a harsh climate.
Another light aircraft flight takes you to the Ongava Private Concession, which borders the Etosha National Park. Ongava’s proximity to Etosha allows for game drives in the Etosha National Park and on the Ongava Reserve itself. Other possibilities include guided walks, birding and visiting hides. Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government in the country and is one of the few private game reserves in Southern Africa where guests can see both black and white rhino.
Finally, you flight back to Windhoek where you will check in for your flight home.
Arrive into Windhoek Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your transfer driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
The Olive Exclusive is contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and dedicated personal service.
This afternoon, you will be collected for a Windhoek City Tour, returning late afternoon to the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Windhoek Airport, where you will board your light aircraft to Sossusvlei.
Wilderness Air Wilderness Safari Flying Circuit Seat Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) departing at 10:30 to Little Kulala, arriving at 11:30
The world-famous Sossusvlei is the name of an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun - as well as the name of the area in general. Close to the Sossusvlei Pan is Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but now all that remains are the skeletons of trees that reach up out of the cracked earth.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to Hoanib Valley Camp.
Scenic Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Little Kulala to Hoanib Valley Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Deep in north-western Namibia, this is an area of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements. It's also one of Namibia's most remote and wild environments, and one that not many will get the chance to discover in a lifetime. Hoanib Valley Camp is a joint venture between the local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world's only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organisation. The camp is an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert. The 6 rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and of course desert-adapted giraffe, or visiting the local Herero and Himba tribes, before retiring to your private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight onto Ongava.
Scenic Air Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Hoanib Valley Camp to Ongava Tented Camp - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Ongava Tented Camp is a classic safari style camp is tucked in a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park. The 30,000 hectare private reserve is home to high densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains game. Guided game drives take place on the reserve or into the Etosha National Park itself. Nature walk offer the opportunity to approach white rhino on foot.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Namibia for 9 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.
When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected either by ABTOT Combined or the ATOL scheme.
When you pay for something protected by the ATOL scheme you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.
All packages that are not protected by ATOL are protected by ABTOT.