Day 1 – 3 | NamibRand Nature Reserve
The NamibRand is home to collection of dessert adapted wildlife including springbok, oryx and the lesser spotted aardwolf. The light here is heart stopping as it rises, reflecting off the sand and lighting the desert grasses. Access to the terra cotta dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei is nearby where you can witness, and climb, Big Daddy with 360 degree endless views. The rest of the day is spent exploring with your professional guides. As sun sets and the fires flicker, your evenings end under the expansive, star filled skies.
Day 4 – 5 | Damaraland
This area is the home of Save the Rhino Trust Namibia, a Tusk supported project, whose mission is to protect the critically endangered desert-adapted black rhino, ensuring security of it’s habitat and a sustainable future for local communities. We can arrange the opportunity to track / follow in the footsteps of these black rhino across the Damaraland plains and search for other uniquely desert-adapted species . With less than 5,600 and poaching a constant threat, Tusk provides essential funding towards the monitoring and anti poaching teams.
Day 6 – 9 | Skeleton Coast
The skeleton coast is one of contrast and your journey here, past rock formations and desert elephant digging for water, is especially scenic. Here vast sand dunes meet the unforgiving Atlantic Ocean with a shoreline of seal colonies and wrecks of ships that met their doomed fate. Slightly inland lies a vast playground for quad biking, walking and exploring the clay castles. The skeleton coast is however a very good location to enjoy the surroundings from the comfort of your lodge.
Day 10 – 12 | | Etosha
The salt pans of Etosha is filled with rare and endemic wildlifethanks to the large number of waterholes. Springbok, elephant, giraffe, dik dik and crowds is the a great way to pull together all you have experienced to date in Namibia in their incredible research centre and fantastic photographic hide. Enjoy the unique hides that can be enjoyed 24×4 to watch day and nocturnal wildlife coming into the watering hole as well as the neighbouring Etosha National Park with it’s abundant wildlife, including the desert adapted elephant and vast salt pans.
*Please note: these itineraries provide a flavour of what is possible. All our trips are handcrafted, together, with our clients to ensure a seamlessly personalised experience. No journey is ever the same.