Namibia: Red Dunes, Rhinos & Desert Riches


Game-rich grasslands & iron-painted dunes

Namibia: Red Dunes, Rhinos & Desert Riches


Group | 11 Days | Easy Safari
  • Enjoy three sensational safari camps, offering the range of experiences
  • Track wildlife with one of Namibia’s most sought-after private guides
  • See the famous Sossusvlei dunes on foot and by hot-air balloon
  • Meet semi-nomadic tribespeople and visit the legendary Skeleton Coast
  • Conveniently connect far-flung regions with scenic charter flights

There are endless reasons to fall in love with Namibia, an otherworldly nation of desert landscapes and incredible biodiversity. This wildlife and wilderness safari explores many of them, delving into the country’s most spectacular and hard-to-reach corners. Led from start to finish by Jeremia Mwapopi, the best safari guide in Namibia, we discover surprising life and oases amid colossal dunes, rugged mountains, a shipwrecked coast, and a life-giving river. Along the way, we visit with the semi-nomadic Himba people and stay in superb wilderness camps located in private reserves.

ITINERARY


Each location and camp had its own unique spirit, personality, and beauty. I loved them all for different reasons: scenery and remoteness at Kulala Adventurer Camp, waterhole at Ongava Tented Camp, and overall beauty and luxury at Serra Cafema... Jeremia was an absolute pleasure to travel with. He is very informative, professional, caring, safe and great company. Great knowledge of everything.

– Sinead S.
Day
1–4

Overnight in Windhoek, then fly to Sossusvlei, whose massive dunes glow red around quiver trees We hike the Naukluft Mountains, sip shiraz at an unexpected vineyard, and watch for ostriches, oryx, and hyenas.

Day
5

Soar by hot-air balloon over the Namib Desert at dawn A plane whisks us to Hoanib, a one-of-a-kind camp on the Skeleton Coast, where desert meets ocean.

Day
6–7

Wildlife abounds on the Skeleton Coast, named for its shipwrecks We look for desert-adapted elephants, lions, and rhinos, and visit Cape fur seal colonies.

Day
8–9

Fly north to the ultra-remote Serra Cafema, cut off from the world by mountains and deserts We climb dunes by ATV and cruise the Kunene River, spotting crocodiles and exotic birds.

Day
10–11

The warm and colorful Himba people, one of the last true semi-nomadic tribes in Africa, introduce us to their way of life Fly to Windhoek and depart.

Day
12–13

The optional extension explores famed Etosha National Park and lower-profile Ongava, one of the few private reserves where chances are good of seeing both white and black rhino.

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Dates & Prices


Dates

4/19/18 – 4/29/18   (Sold out; call to join the wait list)

8/19/18 – 8/29/18   (1 space left)

Pricing

From $11,040 per person (Group Trip)

 

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff 
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

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Staff Report: Namibian Highlights – The Himba People

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Staff Report: Namibian Highlights -- Serra Cafema

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Staff Report: Namibian Highlights -- Etosha National Park

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Staff Report: Namibian Highlights -- Deadvlei

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Staff Report: Namibian Highlights -- Sossusvlei

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