Highlights

  • Visit the Palmwag Concession, home to Africa’s largest black rhino population
  • Discover desert-adapted wildlife and numerous shipwrecks in the Skeleton Coast National Park
  • Meet indigenous Himba people in Namibia’s remote far north
  • Cover vast distances on scenic light-aircraft flights

Have you ever trekked through the desert to see local herdsmen round up cattle in a sunset cloud of dust? Or drifted across an endless expanse of terracotta sand in a light aircraft, before sweeping out across the Atlantic? This safari will take you through the deserts of Namibia, starting in the Palmwag Concession where the largest population of black rhino in Africa roam, before venturing into the wild Hoanib area, famed for its desert-adapted wildlife. Then, visit the Skeleton Coast, burial site of unwary Atlantic ships, before venturing to the Kunene River to meet the nomadic Himba people. All the while, scenic flights, luxury camps and included game drives will provide the backdrop for a truly spectacular holiday.


Day 1

Depart the UK

Enjoy a chauffeur pick-up from your home to the airport and access to a premium lounge, ensuring you're refreshed and ready for an overnight flight to Windhoek, Namibia.

Chauffeur Service

Chauffeur service

Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5 Lounge

Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5 Lounge


Day 2

Arrive in welcoming Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek where a private transfer will bring you to a tranquil corner of Namibia’s eminently walkable capital. Unwind with the city's park-lined café culture, shop for local crafts or compare faux-Baroque cathedral spires to still-standing German colonial architecture before returning to the boutique luxuries of your hotel where glass doors open onto private verandahs and free-standing bathtubs look out to sweeping mountain views. Perhaps upgrade to a Premium Suite for the added indulgence of your very own plunge pool. 

Dinner included

The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Christchurch in Windhoek, Namibia

Christchurch in Windhoek, Namibia


Days 3 – 4

Venture out on wildlife safaris in Damaraland

After your included private transfer, fly to the Palmwag Concession of northern Damaraland. A further private transfer will bring you to your luxury camp where Meru-style tents look out to stunning views of the desert and distant Etendeka Mountains. Here, you'll discover the largest free-roaming population of desert-adapted black rhino in Africa, and begin to feel the undeniable pull of the wilderness as you embark on game drives and walking safaris. Track rhinoceros both from a vehicle and on foot, and embark on night game drives as well, where you can feel the wakeful energy of big cats and bush babies even in the deep blackness of the Namibian night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Desert Rhino Camp, Palmwag Concession, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp, Palmwag Concession, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp, Palmwag Concession, Namibia

Desert Rhino Camp, Palmwag Concession, Namibia


Days 5 – 7

Fall into the dark romance of the Skeleton Coast

Today, fly north to the dramatic Skeleton Coast National Park and your next desert camp. Here, from the modern luxuries of your private en suite tent, you'll head out on guided game drives and immersive nature walks within this almost barren desert landscape as you encounter herds of elephant, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gemsbok antelope and brown hyena. During your stay, take time to explore the Skeleton Coast itself. It's among southern Africa’s wildest and most surreal destinations, covered with a thick sweep of ochre sands broken up by the occasional ghostly shipwreck.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Skeleton Coast

Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Skeleton Coast


Days 8 – 10

Witness Namibia at its finest

Fly north by light aircraft for an unforgettable view of gently marbled expanses of sepia-toned sands. From your luxury camp in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy, you'll embark on days of arresting nature drives between the soft-washed colours of the Namib Desert and the wide-ranging vistas of the Cafema mountain range. You'll also venture out on quad-bike adventures to discover otherwise-unreachable landscapes, take scenic boat trips to see crocodiles and birdlife along the Kunene River and visit local villages, home to the indigenous Himba tribe. And, between excursions, you'll head back to camp for gourmet dining and swimming-pool relaxation accompanied by views of the Kunene River's rushing rapids.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Serra Cafema Camp, Namibia

Serra Cafema Camp, Namibia

Himba tribeswoman, Serra Cafema, Namibia

Himba tribeswoman, Serra Cafema, Namibia


Days 11 – 12

Return to the UK

Fly to Hosea Kutako International Airport to transfer for your onward flight home. Arrive in the UK and and having picked up yours bags, be met by a chauffeur to be driven back home.

Breakfast included


"I love the remoteness and wilderness of the places visited on this stunning Namibia tour. This is a truly unique fly-in itinerary that would appeal to those that want to get more out of Namibia than just the highlights. Whether it’s tracking desert-adapted black rhinoceros by vehicle or on foot in the Damaraland, exploring the dramatic shores of the Skeleton Coast and wildlife of the Hoanib, or immersing yourself in the Himba culture near the Namibian-Angolan border"

Katrin Rummer

Destination Specialist

Guide price from £12,325 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £12,325 pp
High Season from: £12,430 pp

Included:

  • Return UK airport chauffeur service
  • UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Windhoek
  • Domestic flights in a light aircraft between Windhoek, Damaraland, Hoanib Skeleton Coast and Serra Cafema
  • Private transfers in Windhoek
  • Shared transfers in Damaraland, Hoanib, and Serra Cafema
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a half-board basis
  • 6 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) lodges on a full-board basis
  • Shared touring 
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