Travel Style: Photographic, Family, Romance & Honeymoon Destinations: Namibia
“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Commence your Wonders of Namibia safari by spending three nights at the impeccable Little Ongava Lodge. Perched on the crest of a hill commanding magnificent vistas of the plains stretching for miles towards the horizon, Little Ongava offers an extraordinary experience as the focal point of an Etosha journey. Probably the most exclusive safari lodge in the area, with only three spacious, luxury chalets, Little Ongava is an exclusive experience for discerning travellers. The three chalets are built on a rocky outcrop overlooking an active waterhole and boast panoramic views for guests to enjoy from the privacy of their abodes.
On the next leg of your Wonders of Namibia Safari you will travel to the mind-blowing, spectacular and luxurious camp Serra Cafema. Undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann’s Valley. Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp inspired by the area’s Himba people, with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements, and nestled amongst shady albida trees. A surreal experience!
A chartered flight will take you to the breathtakingly beautiful Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp where you will spend three nights. Situated in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld of the iconic Skeleton Coast – the Palmwag area – your stay at this Camp will, without a doubt, be one of the highlights of your trip to Namibia. The location is as stunning as it is remote, and as epically beautiful as it is unique. The diverse activities on offer showcase spectacular scenery, unexpected oases and enormous sand dunes while the vast, remote, isolated wilderness offers excellent viewing of Namibia’s distinctive desert-adapted wildlife.
The impeccable luxurious desert retreat Little Kulala which offers guests a gateway to Namibia’s Sands Sea with its towering dunes and clear, starry skies. Tucked away in the 37,000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala treats guests to unmatched desert luxury that includes an elegant entertainment area where you can make use of the library, wine cellar and craft boutique; and a lounge in which you can sit back and relax. The expansive African night sky makes dining under the stars a spectacular way to spend your evenings.
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Day 1 – 4: Little Ongava, Etosha
The Wonders Of Namibia safari will commence by flying to Little Ongava via Windhoek, where you will spend an exciting and adventurous 3 nights in opulent luxury.
Designed for privacy, luxury and an intimacy with the land, Little Ongava is arguably one of Namibia’s most luxurious accommodation with pristine views across the Ongava plains.
Little Ongava is perched on the crest of a hill commanding magnificent vistas of the plains stretching for miles to the horizon, offering an extraordinary experience as the focal point of an Etosha journey.
This intimate camp has only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, “sala”, and outdoor shower. The lounge and dining areas have wonderful views of a productive waterhole below the camp, the open deck allowing for relaxed, stylish dining under the African sky.
Guests at Little Ongava share a dedicated guide and vehicle, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides overlooking waterholes, walks and rhino tracking with experienced guides can all be enjoyed exclusively on this reserve. Game drives and day trips into nearby Etosha National Park are also offered.
Meals: Full Board
Day 4 – 7: Serra Cafema, Kunene Region
Today you will board a chartered flight and fly to one of the most remote and breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, Serra Cafema Camp, your home for the next three nights.
Undoubtedly one of the most remote camps in southern Africa, Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann’s Valley. Serra Cafema is an intimate, peaceful camp inspired by the area’s Himba people, with a unique mix of rustic and luxury elements, and nestled amongst shady albida trees.
Accommodation consists of eight wood, canvas and thatched villas on spacious, elevated decks blended smoothly into the picturesque surroundings. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, ceiling fan and mosquito nets. One of these rooms is an intimate, luxurious honeymoon villa with exceptional views, while another accommodates a family. The Ozonganda, or main area, comprises indoor and outdoor dining areas, sunken lounge, library, curio shop and swimming pool, all with their own spectacular views.
Activities here are varied, including boating (water levels permitting), walking, viewing breathtaking landscapes, as well as carefully guided quad-bike excursions that tread lightly on the dunes. In this isolated region, the Himba people continue their nomadic, traditional way of life and when in the area, guests have the opportunity to meet them and learn about their lifestyle and traditions.
Meals: Full Board
Day 7 – 10: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast
After breakfast, a shared-chartered flight will bring you to the exquisite Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. You will spend the next three nights in luxury and tranquillity surrounded by scenery that will take your breath away.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a broad valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the dry Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession. Its location thus straddles the Palmwag area and the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park, in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld.
The camp consists of seven large tents and one family unit, each comprising stylish en-suite bedrooms with shaded outdoor decks. Flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, the camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery and offers guests all the luxuries and amenities for an unforgettable stay.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp’s location – close to the Skeleton Coast and within the true Namib Desert – is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, boasting the Kaokoveld’s best viewing of desert-adapted wildlife and access to vast, remote and isolated wilderness.
Almost miraculously it seems, in this stark environment, enormous elephant thrive along with giraffe, lion and brown hyaena. Gemsbok (oryx), springbok, steenbok, scrub hare, and inquisitive ground squirrel are also seen. Entirely different to the rugged mountains and valleys inland, the Skeleton Coast hosts Cape fur seals in their thousands along with black-backed jackals and brown hyaena.
Meals: Full Board
Day 10 – 13: Little Kulala, Kulala Game Reserve near Sossusvlei
After a magical three nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, you will fly to the impeccable and luxurious Little Kulala Camp where you will spend the next three nights in awe of nature’s incredible beauty around you.
Little Kulala is a luxurious desert retreat situated in the private 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) Kulala Wilderness Reserve – the gateway to Namibia’s Sand Sea with its towering dunes and clear starry skies. Desert-adapted wildlife in the area is fascinating and is another dimension of this truly spectacular place.
Accommodation consists of 11 climate-controlled, thatched “kulalas” (the word means ‘to sleep’) which merge impeccably into the desert landscape, each with private plunge pool, both indoor and outdoor showers and a rooftop star bed for romantic star gazing. An elegant entertainment area includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining areas. Little Kulala’s interiors make use of neutral colours, gorgeous textures and natural light and take its inspiration from its surroundings, notably from the magnificent Dead Vlei.
Meals: Full Board
Day 13: Homeward Bound
After a holiday of a lifetime and memories made to last forever, you will fly back to Johannesburg via Windhoek from where you will board a flight back home.
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