Experience the untamed beauty of Namibia on an unforgettable 10-day adventure. On this trip, you’ll enjoy a glimpse of Namibia’s harsh landscapes, from the spectacular rust-red dunes of Sossusvlei to the “whispering” dunes of the Namib Desert. However, you’ll also learn how life thrives in this unlikely location, with a trip to Etosha National Park, where water holes at the edge of the salt pan attract both big and small game.
- Enjoy exclusive accommodations in private reserves, as well as private access to Sossusvlei.
- Glimpse into Namibia’s past as you discover Twyfelfontein, home to more than 2,500 ancient rock engravings that have been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Discover the fascinating wildlife of Namibia on game drives and scenic walks.
- See how Namibia’s elephants have adapted to life in the desert, and track these rare creatures down ancient paths to freshwater springs.
Days 1-2: Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei
Welcome to Namibia! You’ll begin your adventure by driving from Windhoek Airport to the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve in Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan in the famous Namib Desert. Here, you’ll have time to explore the area’s rust-red dunes and embark on several scenic drives in search of the unique wildlife that has adapted to life in one of the world’s oldest and most arid deserts.
Kulala Adventurer Camp
Days 3-4: Swakopmund
Continue your adventure by driving north to the picturesque town of Swakopmund, renowned for its unique blend of European and African culture. While in Swakopmund, you’ll meet the creatures in surrounding Walvis Bay on a dolphin and seal catamaran cruise (weather permitting).
Days 5-7: Damaraland
Take your trip to new heights by traveling past Brandberg Mountain, the second-largest monolith on Earth. Along the way, you’ll stop for lunch at Ugab Save the Rhino Trust Camp, belonging to a nonprofit that has worked tirelessly to save Namibia’s desert-adapted black rhino. Once you arrive at your camp in Damaraland, you’ll have time for game drives and nature walks that showcase the rugged desert beauty of the region—as well as the many creatures that have been able to adapt to life in such a harsh environment.
Damaraland Adventurer Camp
Days 8-9: Ongava Game Reserve
Prepare to see even more of Namibia’s wild side as you drive to the private Ongava Game Reserve, located on the boundary of Etosha National Park. With water holes that attract a wide variety of animals, Etosha is praised as one of the greatest wildlife-viewing parks in Africa—and you’re sure to see why. Keep your eyes peeled for thirsty lions, elephants, and springboks, who will likely stop by for a drink.
Day 10: Windhoek
Say goodbye to Namibia by driving south to return to Windhoek, where your adventure comes to an end.