Experience the impressive landscape of the oldest desert in the world - the NAMIB. Let yourself be enchanted by the colour play naturally granted by the movement of sun during the course of the day. Get to know the fascinating wildlife of the desert and the unending flat unforested landscape, accompanied by experienced travel guides. Let the friendly staff from the selected lodges of this round trip spoil you.
Highlights in Namibia - Sesriem and Sossusvlei - Nature and wildlife conservation at Kanaan Desert Lodge - N/a'an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 1: flight to Windhoek (Namibia) Arrival in Windhoek on next day
Day 2 and 3: from Windhoek to Sesriem (Namibia) Takeover of the rental car Drive from the airport to the Elegant Desert Lodge near Sesriem Travel time 4.5 - 5 hours Distance 380 km Your accommodation: Double room with shower/WC and terrace Included in the price: Bed & Breakfast Stay: 2 nights
Elegant Desert Lodge is a historic farmhouse that has recently been completely refurbished with great attention to detail and offers pleasant and contemporary comfort. From the lodge you can undertake the following activities, which are subject to extra charge: - Gamedrives morning and evening (ca. 3-4 hours) - Drive to Sossusvlei, past the famous Dune 45 for breathtaking photos of the fascinating dune and desert landscape - Drive into the Naukluft mountains to the mountain zebras
Day 4 to 6: from Sesriem to the Namib Naukluft Park (Namibia) Trip from Sesriem to Kanaan Desert Retreat Travel time 3.5 hours Distance 230 km Your accommodation: comfortable tents with shower/WC and panoramic terrace Included in the price: Full board (excluding beverages) and one game drive per day Stay: 3 nights
Kanaan Desert Retreatis fascinating. The landscape is a harmonious symbiosis of a charming endless landscape, which gradually merges into dunes and deserts towards the west and is bordered to the east by the picturesque mountain landscape of the Taurus Mountains. Various rivers meander through this landscape, which is flanked by trees. The play of colours of the mountains, the "steppe" landscape and the dunes enchants you from sunrise to sunset. Therefore we strongly recommend to take part in the "Sunrise Dune Drive" and the "Sunset Tiras Mountain Drive". These are just two of the different activities you can take part in during your stay. Other Activities are: - Cheetah feeding - Ride in the Tiras Mountains - Photo Drives, organized only for you Accommodation: 8 comfortable tents, each with shower/WC - restaurant Pool with sundeck for a "lazy" day All revenue from the rental of the lodge goes to the Naankuse Foundation.
Day 7 and 8: from Namib Naukluft Park to Windhoek (Namibia) Drive from Kanaan Desert Lodge to Naankuse Lodge near Windhoek Travel time approx. 6.5 hours Distance: 550 km Your accommodation: exceptionally beautiful, spacious and stylish bungalows Included in the price: Full board (excluding beverages) and one game drive per day Stay: 2 nights
Naankuse Lodge is the headquarters of the Naankuse Foundation. Its goals are to support the San people in the region with a clinic and a school and to save endangered animal species in Namibia from extinction. At the lodge you will get to know a large number of endangered animal species of Nambia. These include cheetahs, jackals, caracals and hyenas, to name but a few. You will experience these and many others in the care station in the lodge as well as in the extensive area where the animals are released into the wild. You will also see the big wild ones such as elephants, rhinos, leopards and giraffes on the Gamesdrives.
Day 9 to 12: Flight from Windhoek (Namibia) to Maun (Botswana) via Johannesburg (South Africa) - Flyin Safari Okawango Delta (Botswana) After a short drive from the lodge to the airport you fly at 06:30 in the morning via Johannesburg to Maun in Botswana (Flights extra depending on availability and booking class). Arrival in Maun around 14:00. From Maun your FlyIn Safari starts in the Okawango Delta.
With a small aircraft you will be flown from Maun to the exclusive 5***** Sanctury Baines Camp. Pay attention to the luggage limit: 20 kg in softbag.
Your accommodation: luxury suite in Sanctury Baines Camp. Included in the price: Full board and 2 game drives per day Duration of stay: 3 nights
This 5 star lodge is an ideal starting point to experience the "Big Five" in the Okawango Delta as well as many other animals in the lush landscape of the delta. The delta is mostly protected in terms of nature so you have the possibility to discover the "real" Africa. This fertile delta stands in attractive contrast to the desert landscape in the south of Namibia. The game drives are undertaken both on land and on water, depending on the seasonal possibilities for trips on the water. One of the highlights is also the cooperation of the lodge with the "Living with Elephants Foundation". You will get very close to these sensitive animals and will be thrilled by the grace and intelligence of the elephants (this activity is not included in the price and will be billed to you directly on site). Guided walking safaris with bushmen complete the offer. 5***** Sanctury Baines Camp meets the highest standards in terms of accommodation quality. Also the excellent culinary offer will extensively please you.
Day 12: return flight from Maun (Botswana) via Johannesburg (South Africa) to Germany/Austria/Switzerland Flight from Baines Lodge via Maun to Johannesburg, from where you take your long haul flight (not included in the price).
Price 2024: from 7,140 EUR per person in double bedroom (B+B, partly all inclusive)
Included benefits: - Lodges according to description / Accommodation double room / Sharing - Meals and game drives according to programme - Flight from Maun to Baines Lodge and back Services not included: - Long-haul flights - international flights Windhoek - Johannesburg - Maun - Johannesburg - Beverages that are not included in the VP in the lodges - Personal expenses - Gasoline, drinks, gratuities - Travel insurances
This itinerary is a travel proposal, which we can customize according to your individual wishes and ideas. The hotels and lodges are suggestions and subject to availability. Kindly contact Ms. Erber, Ms. Hartlieb or Mr. Mattejat from our team. They would be pleased to provide you with a bespoke offer.