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Namibia with IWA Directors Randy & Susie Green

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Special Departure!   Days: 13

Randy and Susie Greencrop 140Namibia offers wildlife enthusiasts a wealth of game viewing and a lot of territory to see it in - the country is larger than the state of Texas. Join IWA Directors Randy & Susie Green in Namibia in 2017!" This former colony of South Africa gained its independence in 1990 and is a shining example of democracy and economic progress. Its parks and systems of private reserve are some of the best in the world. Our Epic Namibia tour is designed for those who want to explore a cross-section of this beautiful and fascinating desert country.

From the capital city of Windhoek, you'll visit the massive dunes at Sossuvlei in the Namib-Rand Nature Reserve, look for rare desert elephants in Damaraland, meet the traditional Himba pastorialists and explore famed Etosha National Park.

IWA Directors Randy and Susie Green will co-lead this exploration of one of Africa's safari gems! This trip can also be linked with a Skeleton Coast trip or a Botswana tour - contact our office for details.

 


 

  • Itinerary
  • Date - Rates
  • Lodging
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Itinerary:

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek, Galton House
Day 2: Okonjima Bush Camp, AfriCat Foundation
Day 3 & 4: Onguma Tented Camp, Onguma Game Reserve, Eastern Boundary of Etosha National Park
Day 5 & 6: Ongava Lodge, Ongava Game Reserve, Southern Boundary of Etosha National Park
Day 7 & 8: Camp Kipwe, Damaraland
Day 9: Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund
Day 10: Sossus Dune Lodge, Namib Naukluf National Park
Day 11:
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve 
Day 12: 
Hilon Hotel, Windhoek
Day 13:
Depart / Optional extension to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp or Botswana

Optional Extension

Day 13, 14 & 15: Fly to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp,
Day 16: Galton House, Windhoek
Day 17: Departure


Day 1: May 9, 2017 Arrival in Windhoek

After landing at Windhoek's International Hosea Kutako Airport, about 40 km outside of Windhoek, we will be welcomed by our transfer guide who will transfer us to the Galton House guesthouse for a stay overnight in their beautifully designed rooms.

We will be treated to a short city tour of Windhoek en-route if time and energy permit or take the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax at the guesthouse after the long flight. Group dinner tonight is at the guesthouse with our guide who will discuss the details of our safari with us.

Windhoek Capital City: Windhoek, Namibia's capital is nestled among rolling hills, bounded by the Eros Mountains in the east, the Auas Mountains to the south and the Khomas Hochland in the west. It is a meeting place between Africa and Europe, the modern and the old. In the capital's main street, well-preserved German colonial buildings are in sharp contrast with modern architectural styles, while Herero women in their traditional Victorian dresses mingle with executives dressed in the latest fashions. Located centrally, Windhoek is the starting point for many visitors to the country and an ideal base from where to explore the rest of the country.

Galton House: Galton House is Windhoek's newest accommodation establishment. Named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Galton, it has a relaxed but efficient style which creates a very welcoming atmosphere. A mere ten minute drive from the centre of town and perched on the edge of Windhoek's northernmost affluent suburb of Eros. The seven rooms are all equipped with internet, satellite television, coffee/tea. The communal areas consist of a large lounge, dining room, swimming pool and garden. There is also a delightful 'al fresco' dining area by the pool, serving freshly prepared and very tasty meals.

Overnight: Galton House - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: May 10, 2017 Windhoek to Africat Foundation

After breakfast we will set off on our journey in our safari vehicle, which today take en route and arrive at Okonjima Plains Camp in time for lunch. We will start the afternoon with a game drive which can be an afternoon of tracking leopards from a vehicle.

Okahandja: Directly north of Windhoek lies Okahandja, a town of great importance to the Herero people because it was once the seat of Chief Sameul Maharero. The town is a centre for woodcarvers from the north. They practice their ancient skills at the Mbangura woodcarvers market next to the main road, both at the entrance and at the exit of the town.

AfriCat Foundation: Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa's big cats, especially injured or captured leopard and cheetah. Close encounters with leopard and cheetah are an unforgettable highlight. Activities include leopard tracking by vehicle, a visit to the cheetah welfare project if it is open and a possible visit to the night hide where nocturnal animals such as porcupine, caracal, honey badger and even leopard may be seen.

Okonjima Bush Camp: Okonjima Bush Camp is situated at the edge of the wilderness area in the Omboroko Mountains. Okonjima has an educational and research center, as well as a rehabilitation camp.  It is home to a large number of rescued cheetahs and leopards. 

Overnight: Okonjima Bush Camp -  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 3: May 11, 2017  AfriCat Foundation to Eastern Etosha National Park Boundary

This morning is spent on a game drive - normally tracking cheetah on foot before returning to the Bush Camp for brunch. Depart after brunch and head north for the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park. If time allows we may also visit Lake Otjikoto before arriving at Onguma Fort.  The rest of the evening can be spent game viewing at the camp's floodlit waterhole where game comes and goes throughout the day and night.

Etosha National Park: Etosha National Park covers 22,270 km², of which approximately 5,000 km² is made up of saline depressions or 'pans'. The largest of these pans, the Etosha Pan, can be classified as a saline desert in its own right. The Etosha Pan lies in the Owambo Basin, on the north-western edge of the Namibian Kalahari Desert.

Until three million years ago it formed part of huge, shallow lake that was reduced to a complex of salt pans when the major river that fed it, the Kunene, changed course and began to flow to the Atlantic instead.  It is nowadays filled with water only when sufficient rain falls to the north in Angola, inducing floods to flow southward along the Cuvelai drainage system.

The Park consists of grassland, woodland and savannah. Game-viewing centers around the numerous springs and waterholes where several different species can often be seen at one time. The Park boasts some 114 mammal and over 340 bird species. Wildlife that one might see includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala.

Overnight: Onguma Tented Camp  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: May 12, 2017  Etosha National Park / Onguma Game Reserve

Morning game drive within the eastern section of Etosha National Park. We will return to The Fort for lunch and an early afternoon rest before heading out for an afternoon game drive on the private Onguma Game returning after sunset with enough time to freshen up and enjoy dinner overlooking the camp's floodlit waterhole.

Onguma Game Reserve: Situated on the eastern side of Etosha and borders Fisher's Pan. Onguma Game Reserve has more than 20,000ha of protected land and wildlife. The nature reserve boasts over 300 bird species and thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala roam freely, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard. Onguma Game Reserve is proud to be home to a family of black rhinos! 

Overnight: Onguma Tented Camp:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: May 13, 2017: Eastern Etosha to Southern Etosha National Park Boundary

Today is spent on an extended game drive from the eastern side of Etosha National Park to the southern boundary. We make our way across the park, having lunch en route at one of the state owned resorts or picnic style. We stop off at the famous Okaukuejo waterhole before exiting the park through the southern Andersson's Gate. The drive today can take most of the day, depending on how much time is spent game viewing at the different waterholes along the way. After arriving at camp, the rest of the afternoon and evening can be spent game viewing at the camp's floodlit waterhole.

Set against a backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains, Onguma Camp is located within the private Ongava Game Reserve which borders onto Etosha National Park. The Ongava Game Reserve is typified by white calcrete soils, rocky outcrops and scrub-covered plains which support a rich variety of game such as giraffe, lion, rhino and various antelope species. The Camp overlooks a waterhole where guests can enjoy the interaction of wildlife coming and going throughout the day and night. 

Overnight: Ongava Lodge  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: May 14, 2017  Etosha National Park

Today we will be treated to an exciting morning guided game drive into the Etosha National Park, returning to Camp for a late lunch and time to relax by the refreshing swimming pool before we head out again for an afternoon game drive.

Overnight: Ongava Lodge  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 7: May 15, 2017  Southern Etosha National Park Boundary to Damaraland

This morning we depart and continue into Damaraland which is a display of unique colors, table topped mountains, rock formations, and bizare looking vegetation. The landscape has been formed by erosion of wind, water and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains, and ancient river terraces.  

En-route we will make your way to visit an extremely remote Himba village, location known to few people. After your visit to the village, a picnic lunch will be served at a scenic location on the way to Camp Kipwe. 

The Himba: The Himba, Tjimba and other Herero people who inhabit Namibia's remote north-western Kunene Region are loosely referred to as the Kaokovelders. Basically Herero in terms of origin, language and culture, they are semi-nomadic pastoralists who tend to move from one area with water close by to another.  For many centuries they have lived a relatively isolated existence.

The largest group of Kaokovelders is the Himba, semi-nomads who live in scattered settlements throughout the Kunene Region. They are a tall, slender and statuesque people, characterized especially by their proud yet friendly bearing.

The women especially are noted for their unusual sculptural beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional adornments. A Himba woman spends as much as three hours a day preparing herself. First she bathes, then she anoints herself with her own individually prepared mixture which not only protects her skin from the harsh desert sun, but also keeps insects away and prevents her body hair from falling out. She uses another mixture of butter fat, fresh herbs and black coals to rub on her hair, and 'steams' her clothes regularly over the permanent fire. Men, women and children adorn themselves with necklaces, bracelets, anklets and belts made from iron and shell beads. With their unusual and striking designs, these items have gained a commercial value and are being produced on a small scale for the urban market. 

The homes of the Himba of Kaokoland are simple, cone-shaped structures of saplings, bound together with palm leaves and plastered with mud and dung. The men build the structures, while the women mix the clay and do the plastering. A fire burns in the headman's hut day and night, to keep away insects and provide light and heating. A family may move from one home to another several times a year to seek grazing for their goats and cattle. 

Camp Kipwe: Camp Kipwe lies in the heart of Damaraland. The Camp is nestled amongst an outcrop of giant granite boulders, a stone's throw away from the ephemeral Aba Huab riverbed where desert adapted elephants often traverse. Each comfortable thatched bungalow is simply but tastefully furnished with en-suite open-air bathroom. In the centre of the camp lies a large alfresco dining area, bar, lounge and reception with an inviting fireplace nearby to relax beside in the evenings. A refreshing swimming pool and sunset lookout with lovely views also complement the Camp.

Overnight: Camp Kipwe  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: May 16, 2017  Damaraland

Our day starts with an early breakfast, followed by an excursion along the Aba Huab and Huab River valley in search of the desert adapted elephant. Their range extends from river catchments in northern Kaokoveld as far south as northern Namib. Not only are the elephants adapted to the desert, black rhinoceros, zebra and giraffe are as well. 

If time allows this afternoon our guide will take us to visit the nearby geological sites of the pre-historic Twyfelfontein rock engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes - if time does not permit, there will be plenty of time to see them tomorrow.

Twyfelfontein: Strewn over a hillside amongst flat-topped mountains of red sandstone, Twyfelfontein's boulders and slabs of red sandstone hold some 2,500 prehistoric engravings that depict wildlife, animal spoor and abstract motifs. It is perhaps the largest and finest collection of petroglyphs in Africa. The engravings show elephant, giraffe, kudu, lion, rhinoceros, springbok, zebra and ostrich that once used to drink from a fountain at the bottom of the hill. In some cases footprints were engraved instead of hooves or paws. The abstract motifs feature mainly circles. Stone tools and other artifacts found at Twyfelfontein suggest that hunter-gatherers occupied the site over a period of perhaps 7,000 years. These days a local guide accompanies visitors to showcase the rock art.

Burnt Mountain: A rounded hill located a few kilometers from Twyfelfontein and the Organ Pipes, known as the Burnt Mountain which seems to catch fire again at sunrise and sunset. Its fantastic range of colors at dawn and dusk are due to a chemical reaction that took place roughly 125 million years ago when molten lava penetrated organic shale and limestone deposits, resulting in contact metamorphism. In ordinary sunlight it is a dull black. Blackened rubble lies to one side like cinders from the original fire.

Organ Pipes: The Organ Pipes are another geological curiosity in the area consisting of a mass of perpendicular dolerite columns that intruded the surrounding rocks also about 125 million years ago and have since been exposed in a ravine due to river erosion.

Overnight: Camp Kipwe  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: May 17, 2017  Damaraland to Swakopmund

After breakfast we will depart for Swakopmund passing Namibia's highest mountain, the Brandberg, and have lunch en route as this is a very long drive today. We will arrive in Swakopmund by mid afternoon in time to wander around town and along the waterfront on foot, before heading off for dinner at the popular Tug Restaurant by the jetty which specializes in fresh seafood.

Brandberg: The imposing Brandberg massif is a challenge to rock climbers, especially its peak Koningstein, which at 2 574 m is the highest point in Namibia. The Acacia montis-usti trees, conspicuous in the Brandberg valley, are endemic to this region. Fine specimens of the desert plant Welwitschia Mirabilis can be seen at the Messum Crater south west of the Brandberg. The Brandberg is famous for the rock painting known as the white lady.

Swakopmund Town: Swakopmund is a town with an air of enchantment about it, as if the ornate buildings of the old quarter and the lush greenery of the seafront were somehow spirited away from their proper setting, only to be left without rhyme or reason in an African desert. In fact the town was never meant to be a resort, but became one against all the odds - it was originally established as a harbour town. Swakopmund had its beginning as a landing station in 1892 when the Imperial Navy erected beacons on the site. 

Hansa Hotel: A timeless classic forming part of Swakopmund's architectural culture is the grand Hansa Hotel, dating back to 1905. Conveniently located in the centre of town, the Hansa Hotel is within easy walking distance to the waterfront, shops, cafes, the aquarium, Crystal Gallery and other attractions which Swakopmund has to offer. Not only is the Hansa Hotel world renowned for its outstanding cuisine, but also comparable with the most prestigious address encountered abroad. 

Overnight: Hansa Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: May 18, 2017  Swakopmund to Sossusvlei

The drive today takes us southeast through ever changing desert landscapes of the Namib Naukluft National Park, including the Gaub and Kuiseb canyons. We stop off en-route for a picnic lunch along the way arriving at Sossus Dune Lodge in the late afternoon. Sossus Dune Lodge is the only lodge that affords you prime location within the boundaries of the Namib Naukluft National Park and allows pre sunrise and post sunset access to Sossusvlei. 

NOTE: As an alternative to the drive from Swakopmund to Sossus Dune Lodge you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight along the Diamond Coast and over Sossusvlei (flight at additional cost), allowing you a bird's eye view over, abandoned mining camps, shipwrecks, Sandwich Harbour, salt pans and the dune sea before you land at Sesriem Airstrip. Our guide will drive to meet up with you at Sossus Dune Lodge later in the day.

Sesriem Canyon: Sesriem Canyon has evolved through centuries of erosion by the Tsauchab River which has incised a narrow gorge about 1.5 km long and 30 meters deep into the surrounding conglomerates, exposing the varying layers of sedimentation deposited over millions of years. The shaded cool depths of the canyon allow pools of water to gather during the rainy season and remain for much of the year round. These pools were a vital source of water for early settlers who drew water for their livestock by knotting six (ses) lengths of rawhide thongs (riems) together, hence the canyon and surrounding area became known as Sesriem.

Sossus Dune Lodge: Sossus Dune Lodge is built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive 'afro – village' style. Situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, close to the Sesriem Canyon, and providing sweeping vistas of the dunes to the west.

Accommodation units are interlinked by elevated wooden walkways, and consist of 23 well-spaced en suite desert chalets, equipped with tea stations and small fridges, with an additional relaxation gazebo. All units offer magnificent open vistas of the surrounding landscapes.

Overnight: Sossus Dune Lodge Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 11: May 19, 2017  Sossusvlei / NamibRand Nature Reserve

Today we can enjoy a full day of photography. As we are already inside the park we can get into Sossusvlei before everyone else and get there in time to see the sun rise to capture the dunes while the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves. This area boasts some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. Once we've explored to our hearts content we can enjoy a relaxing picnic breakfast under the shade of a camel thorn tree. 

Departing for our next destination of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge situated in the privately owned NambiRand Nature Reserve we arrive in time for a late lunch. The afternoon is free for eco quad biking in the dunes or joining one of the scheduled activities offered by the lodge. 

The eveneing can be spent in the observatory with a powerful telescope and on staff astronomer for star gazing.  There is no ambient light to interfere with the stars. 

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge: The lodge is situated in the northern foothills of the NambiRand Nature Reserve with breathtaking views of the distant dunes, mountains and grassy plains. Each spacious air conditioned suite features a shaded deck, split level bedroom and living room with a fireplace for cool evenings, glass encased bathroom with outdoor shower. 

Overnight: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge all meals. 

Day 12: May 20, 2017  Sossusvlei to Windhoek

After a leisurely breakfast we start traversing our way back to the capital city, Windhoek. The drive takes us in a northerly direction, through the Khomas Hochland highlands, leaving the Namib Desert behind. Lunch will be en-route and we arrive at our accommodation by mid afternoon. A farewell dinner tonight is at the guesthouse.

Day 13: May 21, 2017  Depart

Unless you have opted for the Skeleton Coast Extension or Botswana Extension, this morning our guide will collect us from Galton House and transfer us to the International Airport in time to catch our outgoing international flight back home.     Breakfast

This is officially the end of your Namibian Safari. We hope to see you again soon, Bon voyage...!


 

OPTIONAL 5 DAY SKELETON COAST/HOANIB EXTENSION

Day 13: May 21, 2017  Windhoek to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

For those joining the extension, you will be transferred to the Eros Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Hoanib Skelton Coast Camp. Upon arrival at the Airstrip you will be met by a guide from camp who will transfer you to camp for your three night stay. The rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring the Hoanib River, a recovering wildlife refuge. You will return to camp at around sunset, in time to freshen before dinner and enjoying the evening around the campfire, learning about this remarkable area.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp: The new Hoanib Skeleton Coast camp is located on the border of the Skeleton Coast National Park in the new concession on the Hoanib River, in one of the most remote parts of the Kaokoveld. The Kaokoveld is a land of rugged scenery, mountains, vast plains, and dry riverbeds inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life. Here, despite the arid environs, elephant thrive along with giraffe, antelope, lion, leopard and cheetah. The exclusive camp, comprising just seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit, is a Classic Camp with all the attendant luxuries and amenities.

One can look forward to unraveling the enigmatic history of the original Strandlopers ("Beachcombers"), their stone circles lying in hidden valleys, marveling at the ancient Welwitschia plant, following herds and other wildlife, and savouring the endless landscapes unfolding untouched for hundreds of kilometers.

Overnight: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Fully Inclusive (local beverages & scheduled guided activities)


Day 14: May 22, 2017 Skeleton Coast Park boundary

Today is spent on activities as arranged by the camp, exploring this remarkable area with local guides. The activities include exciting game drives searching for desert adapted wildlife, guided walks to hide platforms and hiking trails and afternoon drives.

Overnight: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Fully Inclusive (local beverages & scheduled guided activities)


Day 15: May 23, 2017 Skeleton Coast Park boundary

This morning after breakfast you can enjoy a memorable activity into the Skeleton Coast National Park, boarding a light aircraft to enjoy a scenic flight to the coast before landing on the beach. From here you continue in a safari vehicle exploring the majestic coastline as offered by the camp. After a picnic lunch on the beach and some further exploration you will be flown back to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp with enough time to relax and enjoy a 'sundowner'.

Overnight: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Fully Inclusive (local beverages & scheduled guided activities)

Day 16: May 24, 2017 Skeleton Coast Park boundary to Windhoek

This morning after a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the local airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight back to Windhoek. You fly in a south eastern direction stopping off to refuel before continuing on to Windhoek. Upon arrival at Eros airport you will be met by a representative of Ultimate Safaris who will be transferring you to Galton House for your final night's stay in Windhoek. The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure. Dinner tonight can be hand at the in house restaurant and it is for your own account.

Overnight: Galton House Bed & Breakfast

Day 17: May 25, 2017 Departure


This morning you be will collected from Galton House and transfer you to the International Airport in time for you to catch your outgoing international flight back home.  Breakfast

This is also the official end of your Namibian Safari and we hope to be able to welcome you again sometime in the future...bon voyage...

 

 

 

 

 

Date - Rates:

2017 Date

May 9 - May 21, 2017

Rates 

Main Tour:

5 - 8 PAX: $8,595 PP

We need a minimum of five paying passengers to offer this trip. Maximum of 8 paying passengers. 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$950 based on 5 paying. 

Optional Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Call our office the rates.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Call our office for the rates. 

All prices US Dollars

All prices from Windhoek and are based on double occpuancy per person, exchange rates at time of publication. Price may vary slightly depending on exchange.  Price includes all meals from dinner on day of arrival to breakfast on day of departure, internal transportation, lodging on itinerary, all activities listed and guide services. 

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation as stated above.
  • Meals stipulated above.
  • Services of a local safari guide.
  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
  • Extension: Return airport transfers from Windhoek International Airport – Windhoek – Windhoek International Airport.
  • Main Tour: Water on board safari vehicles

EXCLUDED:

  • International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
  • Main Tour: All drinks (except mineral water on vehicles)
  • Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
  • Gratuities.
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
  • ENTRY VISA FEES.

REGISTRATION: To confirm your space on this tour, a 25% deposit is required.  Balance is due 90 days prior to departure.

The day-to-day itinerary is subject to weather and animal activity.  Flight delays can happen due to weather  and neither IWA nor the in-country operator is responsible for any additional costs due to delays.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you must cancel your reservation, refunds will be made according to the following schedule: Deposit is nonrefundable. 90 to 61 days prior to departure, 50% of total is nonrefundable; less than 60 days prior  to departure, 100% nonrefundable.

Insurance: Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy.  In light of this, we strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance.  A quote will be sent to you upon request. Evacuation insurance is mandatory for trips to Africa. 

Lodging:

 

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Sossus Dune Lodge: Sossus Dune Lodge is built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive 'afro–village' style. Situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, close to the Sesriem Canyon, and providing sweeping vistas of the dunes to the west, guests benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset. Accommodation units are interlinked by elevated wooden walkways, and consist of 23 well spaced en suite desert chalets, equipped with tea stations and small fridges, with an additional relaxation gazebo. All units offer magnificent open vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Sossus Dune Lodge offers a good base from which to go on guided excursions to Sossusvlei, Sesriem and the surrounding areas, as well as sunset drives and guided walks, to fully unleash the beauty and biological diversity of the desert environment.


 

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Camp Kipwe: Camp Kipwe is ideally located a short drive from the local attractions in the area. The Camp is nestled amongst an outcrop of giant granite boulders a stone's throw away from the ephemeral Aba Huab riverbed where desert adapted elephants often traverse. Each comfortable thatched bungalow is simply but tastefully furnished with en-suite open-air bathroom. In the centre of the camp lies a large alfresco dining area, bar, lounge and reception with an inviting fireplace nearby to relax beside in the evenings. A refreshing swimming pool and sunset lookout with lovely views also complement the Camp.


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 Andersson's Camp: Located just 4.5 km from Etosha National Park's Andersson Gate, Andersson's Camp takes its name from Charles Andersson, the Swedish explorer who first 'discovered' the Etosha Pan with Sir Francis Galton in 1851. Set against a backdrop of the low Ondundozonanandana Mountains, Andersson's Camp is located within the private Ongava Game Reserve which borders onto Etosha National Park. The Ongava Game Reserve is typified by white calcrete soils, rocky outcrops and scrub-covered plains which support a rich variety of game such as giraffe, lion, rhino and various antelope species. The Camp overlooks a waterhole where guests can enjoy the interaction of wildlife coming and going throughout the day and night.

This former farmstead has been tastefully rebuilt to modern-day standards. The design and construction of Andersson's Camp was guided primarily by the principles of environmental sustainability – reduce, reuse, recycle. The old farmhouse now forms the main dining, bar and swimming pool area of Andersson's Camp, with guest tents radiating outwards into the secluded Mopane woodlands typical of the region. Tents are constructed using a clever mix of calcrete stone cladding, canvas and wood, with double-door entrances and a small verandah that is an extension of the elevated wooden decks on which the tents are raised. The open-air en-suite bathrooms continue the unique design. Andersson's Camp's close proximity to Etosha National Park is ideal for game drive excursions into Etosha to take in the array of game found there.


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Onguma Plains Camp - The Fort: This unique lodge offers eleven completely private mini-suites and a fort suite - the latter located within the specitacular 40-foot high main tower. Each suite provides sprawling views of Etosha and Fisher's Pans, with a spacieous bathroom with both an indoor and a private outdoor shower. Elaborate antique African doors, raw plastered walls and elegant furnishing fuse classic African style with a touch of Moroccan and Indian themes. At The Fort, the dieverse willife can be injoyed from the comfort of your suite, on a sunset game drive or from the main tower, offering unparalleled views of this uniqu landscape. Savor relaxing sunset moments in the outdoor pool.

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