Transfer from airport to your hotel;
Overnight at Heinitzburg; breakfast and dinner included; lunch on your own
Few countries in Africa offer such a variety of spectacular landscapes: giant sand dunes, vast gravel plains, eerie coastlines shrouded by fog, high mountains, bizarre rock formations, deep canyons, waterfalls, bush savannah and at the same time, desert-adapted wildlife. Namibia also hosts numerous national parks, among them world famous Etosha, the best place in Namibia to see a great diversity of the African mega fauna including elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes and herds of zebras all situated with the backdrop of the glaring white salt pan during the dry season.
We start our trip in Windhoek in an old German castle - transformed into a lovely luxury hotel. From there we will proceed by charter plane to one of the most beautiful desert landscapes Namibia has to offer - the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Here we will experience the magic and silence of the desert in a small luxury lodge overlooking the marvelous landscape of the eastern part of the Namib. Over the next two days we will discover some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei. Small white salt pans with dead acacia trees stand in stark contrast to the surrounding red sand dunes. The famous and eerie Dead Vlei has inspired many of the world's leading landscape photographers.
After the silence and solitude of the desert, we will enjoy a mixture of culture, ocean and dunes in and around the cozy little town of Swakopmund on the Skeleton Coast. Swakopmund was founded by German settlers at the end of the 19th century and has beautifully maintained most of the historical buildings. From here we will organize trips into the desert and along the coast to look for the smaller creatures occupying the sand dunes, as well as moon-like landscapes and one of the oldest plants on earth.
Our next adventure will be to follow the paths of Namibia's elusive desert elephants. During the dry season these hardy giants wander up and down the river beds in the northwest of the country in search of food and water. Desert-adapted elephants belong to the same species as the savannah elephants; however essential habitat adaptations have enabled them to cope with the harsh, dry conditions in which they live in.
Our last destinations will be all about wildlife in a private reserve just south of Etosha National Park. You will be able to photograph wildlife at illuminated waterholes from hides at night and go on safari in one of Namibia's top nature reserves.
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