Highlights of Namibia with Hoanib Skeleton Coast
Namibia is a country of stark contrasts and the home of more kinds of desert than most people imagine
- Climb barefoot up “Big Daddy” dune to watch the sunrise.
- Track and learn about desert-adapted elephants and rhinos.
- Claim bragging rights for visiting the remote and wild “Skeleton Coast”
- Soak in the expanse of the great salt pans of Etosha National Park
Custom trip with your choice of accommodations in traditional, classic or luxury/premium camps.
This itinerary can be reversed to start in Etosha
Camps at various price points can be mixed and matched but the best value is to use all properties from one lodging group.
Days 1: Windhoek – Namibia’s capital
Start your journey with an evening in Namibia’s compact and appealing capital city.
Heinitzburg Castle, Olive Grove
Days 2-4: Sossusvlei and the Namib Naukluft National Park
Namib Naukluft National Park covers a huge (bigger than Switzerland!) stretch of land that encompasses some of the most iconic landscapes of the country. Sossusvlei is all about red sand with some of the highest dunes in the world. Climb the dunes at sunrise or sail over them in a balloon. Hike through Seisreim Canyon. Sleep out on your rooftop under a blanket of stars.
Kulala Desert Lodge, Little Kulala, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Days 5-7: Hoanib Reserve – Skeleton Coast area
The Skeleton Coast area offers endless vistas across covered plains, ancient valleys, rugged peaks and desolate coastlines which make for a fascinating safari. The area is stark and remote and is home to a rich diversity of desert-adapted wildlife. Entirely different to the rugged mountains and valleys inland is the dramatic and rocky coastline of the Skeleton Coast. Take a scenic flight along the coastline offering a magnificent perspective from the air viewing remnants of shipwrecks and Cape fur seals.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Days 8-10: Ongava Reserve – Border of Etosha National Park
Your final safari stop is Ongava, one of the largest private game reserves in Namibia, with over 125 square miles to explore. Climb into an open vehicle for game drives on Ongava and into neighboring Etosha National Park to view the astonishing variety of life found in this spectacular environment. Lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, giraffe and several stunning species of antelope, are at home on the reserve. Take a guided walk in the reserve and track rhino in the company of your trained guide or view game from the underground photographic hide which overlooks a productive waterhole.
Ongava Lodge, Little Ongava, Ongava Tented Camp