Desert Discovery

An exceptional experience awaits in Namibia. This is a land of vast and spectacular landscapes, of giant dunes, mountains, savannah, and possibly the oldest desert on earth.

Journey Overview

An exceptional experience awaits in Namibia. This is a land of vast and spectacular landscapes, of giant dunes, mountains, savannah, and possibly the oldest desert on earth. It’s a destination that will enthral the return safari enthusiast with its fantastic and unique wildlife experiences, and exceptional photographic opportunities. An excellent range of luxury accommodation options, from boutique hotels to unique tented camps and remote lodges, is sure to impress the discerning traveller.

Journey Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei and the extraordinary Dead Vlei landscape
  • Pause for sundowners on a scenic safari in the Namib Desert
  • Gaze at the clear night sky from a star bed
  • Gain insight to Namibia’s last traditional tribe at a Himba village
  • Get close-up photographic encounters in a hide at Little Ongava 

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek.

Arrive into the Namibian capital where you are met and transferred to your charming boutique hotel.
The Olive Exclusive (Junior Suite)

Day 2: Sossusvlei.

Board a light aircraft flight for the journey south into the private 37,000 hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve – the gateway to Namibia’s Sand Sea with its towering dunes. See desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok. Smaller creatures such as bat-eared fox and aardwolf can be seen at night. Your base is a luxurious desert retreat whose thatched ‘kulalas’ merge seamlessly into the landscape.
Little Kulala Camp (Thatched Kulala) | Meals: BD

Day 3: Sossusvlei.

Activities at Little Kulala include morning guided drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, among the highest in the world, walks as well as game drives in this pristine private wilderness reserve with incredible views, desert-adapted wildlife and plants.
Little Kulala Camp (Thatched Kulala) | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Hartmann Valley.

This morning fly from Sossusvlei to Serra Cafema Camp (arriving late this afternoon) in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in this region and creates a lush oasis along its banks.
Serra Cafema Camp (Villa) | Meals: BLD

Day 5-6: Hartmann Valley.

Two full days to explore. Activities revolve around the surrounding Namib Desert sands and the lush oases along the river, including informative nature drives and guided quad bike excursions through the dunes.
Serra Cafema Camp (Villa) | Meals:  BLD

Day 7:Ongava Game Reserve.

Fly east to the Ongava Game Reserve which borders Etosha National Park to the south. Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination and one of Africa’s largest game reserves. In the dry season large herds of wildlife congregate around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking a waterhole, Andersons at Ongava is known for its panoramic vistas of the surrounding savannah and its exclusivity. This afternoon enjoy a game drive with the possibility of night viewing.
Anderssons at Ongava | Meals: BLD

Days 8-9: Ongava Game Reserve.

Activities at Anderssons at Ongava revolve around day and night drives, visiting hides and walks with experienced guides. Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest and white and black rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot is sure to be a highlight.
Anderssons at Ongava | Meals: BLD

Days 10: Depart Windhoek.

This morning, return by air to Windhoek airport where your adventure ends.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel

Desert Discovery

The Olive Exclusive All-Boutique Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Windhoek. It is the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of ... Read more

Little Kulala Camp, Kulala Wilderness Reserve

Desert Discovery

Kulala means 'to sleep' and what better place to drift off, under a sky littered with thousands of stars. Little Kulala is a wonderful pr ... Read more

Serra Cafema Camp, Hartmann Valley

Desert Discovery

Located with views of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is a special place hidden within the colossal Hartmann Valley. Just eight thatch and ... Read more

Anderssons at Ongava, Etosha National Park

Desert Discovery

Focussing on a light environmental footprint and an exceptional experience, Anderssons at Ongava has seven contemporary luxury guest un ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

From $15,410 per person twin share (low season) and from $20,160 per person twin share (high season). Solo travellers on request.

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 to book this journey.