Little Kulala, Strand Hotel Swakopmund, Damaraland Camp and Little Ongava
Your journey starts and ends in Windhoek, Namibia.
Submerged into the endless deserts the dunes & seaside tour provides stark contrasts to the varying habitats that Namibia has to offer. The shifting dunes of Sossusvlei are some of the highest in the world and are in a constant change of flux. Winds shape them, move them and carve the landscape all at the same time.
Visit Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon and the Sossusvlei dune fields. Embark on an early morning balloon safari and take in the incredible vastness of this part of the desert. The view is unbelievable and difficult to comprehend at first. Sunrise is the best time to experience the balloon ride and its well worth the early morning wake up call.
From the dunes to the seaside and after an hours light aircraft flight you will find yourself in the modern town of Swakopmund. Replete with pubs and restaurants this small German colonial town is quaint and beautiful.
From the seaside you will return to the semi-deserts of Namibia and head to Twyfelfontein (Doubtful Fountain) where you can discover ancient rock art and enjoy some incredible star lit skies again. Sleep out under the stars to really enjoy this view.
Morning and afternoon game drives at the Ongava private reserve will satisfy the craving of big game sightings after the smaller creatures of the deserts.
Read our Country Information for travel to Namibia.
If you are prepared to rough it in a 4X4 and discover the wilder places then have a look at our Khaudum & Linyanti tour over 10 days. If you would like to self drive then have a look at our 14 day package.
Look at our Explore Namibia trip over 14 days.
if you prefer to remain in luxurious accommodations then consider combining this trip with a visit to the Caprivi area of Namibia and stay at Divava Okavango Lodge. Family safari? Look at our Bush & Beach Family Safari.
For further reading on the World Heritage site of the Sossusvlei area read the UNESCO information.
How to Get There
Fly into Windhoek the capital of Namibia with Lufthansa, Qatar, KLM, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines or South African Airways.
On your arrival in Windhoek you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to your light aircraft flight to the Sossusvlei area.
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Day 1 – Sossusvlei
Arriving at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by your safari representative and driven to Windhoek Eros Airport (Approximately 45 minutes), where a scheduled charter flight to the Sossusvlei area awaits for you. This flight is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Delight in your 3 night stay at Little Kulala Lodge in Kulala with ensuite bathroom.
Day 2 & 3
After an early morning wake up call you will set out for your sunrise balloon adventure. At sunrise, in the world’s oldest desert, witness a spectacular hot air balloon inflation, and set out on the flight of a lifetime. From the best platform, in the most romantic way, soar with the winds for an hour, over the oceans of sand and mountains, endless vistas of shadows and lights.
Your destination The Sossusvlei dunes or the splendour of the desert. At landing, you come back to earth with a champagne breakfast set up in the middle of nowhere. Your pilot will present you with a flight certificate before you take a leisurely nature drive back to the pick-up point. It is an experience like no other, the experience of a lifetime.
Day 4 – 5 – Swakopmund
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Swakopmund. This charming little seaside town on Namibia’s western coast retains a strong German flavour – from the cobbled streets and picturesque buildings down to the typical German restaurants and pubs. (Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes).
Upon arrival at you will be met by your safari representative and driven with fellow guests to The Strand Hotel, Swakopmund (Approximately 20 minutes). Spend your 2 night stay at Strand Hotel in a Luxury Room with ensuite bathroom.
Day 6 – 7 – Damaraland Camp
You will be collected from Strand Hotel and driven with fellow guests to Swakopmund Airport , in time to meet your departure arrangements (Approximately 20 minutes). You will be met at Swakopmund Airport for your scheduled charter flight to Twyfelfontein. The rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen engravings, which are considered to be some of the best preserved etchings on the continent. Experience your 2 night stay at Damaraland Camp in a Tent with ensuite bathroom.
Day 8 – 9 – Little Ongava
Enjoy your breakfast before being transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Ongava. Ongava Game Reserve is a 68,000 acre private game reserve situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. (Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes).
Day 10 -Departure
Today we say goodbye as you embark on your scheduled flight from to Hosea Kutako International Airport, (Approximately 50 minutes) for your onward flight arrangements.