The Desert Dune Safari by Wilderness Safaris is a fully inclusive, guided journey exploring the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei, the marine life off the coast of Swakopmund, the dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast as well as the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park.
At the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp guests explore the isolated wilderness and dry riverbed with Namibia's unique desert-adapted wildlife which includes elephants, giraffes and the desert lions. Travellers have the opportunity to take part in an exceptionally diverse variety of activities including walks, day and night wildlife viewing both on water, land-based and flying.
The thrilling activities available during this unique tour include climbing some of the world’s tallest dunes, as well as rhino tracking, a boat cruise at Walvis Bay, viewing shipwreck remains along the dramatic coastline and safari drives in the Etosha National Park.
From Windhoek, travellers drive to Kulala Desert Lodge in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Here they explore the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei and the moon-like landscape of Dead Vlei.
Transfer by road, taking in spectacular scenery to Swakopmund, a picturesque town with an eclectic mix of European and African culture. Nights are spent at the Hansa Hotel, which forms part of the city's architectural heritage. We explore the ice-blue Atlantic coast with kayaks from Walvis Bay (weather permitting).
Guests continue the journey by road up to the legendary Skeleton Coast ( named for the numerous shipwrecks the treacherous shores have claimed) and through the wildlife-rich Ugab riverbed, past the iconic Brandberg Mountain in time for lunch at the Damaraland Camp. This land of stark beauty boasts a varied assortment of desert-adapted wildlife and incredible geological features.
Another exciting day is spent on the road to the Desert Rhino Camp. The rugged, rocky and mountainous Palmwag Concession brings with it the opportunity of seeing giraffe, gemsbok and springbok. Accommodation is provided at the Desert Rhino Camp and guests spend two days tracking the rare desert-adapted black rhino which are monitored and protected by the Save the Rhino Trust.
The morning light aircraft flight transfers guests over Namibia's spectacular desert scenes to Hoanib. This dramatic and unique landscape is famous for its plant and animal life which has adapted perfectly to this harsh environment of mountains, dunes, vast plains and dry riverbeds as well as the icy Atlantic Ocean.
After breakfast guests fly back to the Doro Nawas Airstrip and then head by road to the Ongava Safari Lodge on the boundary of the Etosha National Park which is Namibia's highest density wildlife area. Travellers spend their days exploring Etosha as well as the Ongava Game Reserve.
The group of travellers leaves in the morning and heads back to Windhoek to bid farewell to their exciting adventure.
Admiring the desert-adapted wildlife in Namibia, Southern Africa, is a great highlight in this harsh and arid climate in the sparsely vegetated landscapes. Elephants thrive in Damaraland where they can be seen alongside lions, giraffes and brown hyaena in Hoanib and the Etosha National Park.
Gemsbok as well as springbok, steenbok, scrub hare, and the ground squirrel can be encountered in the Palmwag Concession. The freshwater springs in the Palmwag Concession are homes to the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa while also having a healthy population of Hartmann's mountain zebra, kudu and predators.
In complete contrast to the inland's rugged mountains and valleys, travellers can explore the natural home of the seals on the Skeleton Coast in their thousands along with black-backed jackals.
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