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Ongava Reserve

Namibian Desert Discovery, Just Us

Unique landscapes abound in this distinctive destination, home to towering dunes and vast salt pans. This self drive itinerary does necessitate time on the road, lending itself to travellers comfortable with long distances in the car, but you will be richly rewarded for your patience. Activities from sand boarding to quad biking alongside excellent Big Five game viewing can be found in this special corner of Africa.

Ongava Reserve

Upon arrival in to Windhoek collect your hire car or take your transfer to your hotel for your first night. After breakfast, set off for Sossuslvei (approx 5 - 6 hours) where you will stay for your first 2 nights. Rise early on your full day to witness the changing colours of the tallest dunes in the World at sunrise. Optional activities include hot air ballooning and quad biking whilst after the sun goes down, the stars put on a spectacular display for romantics!

Today depart for Swakopmund (approx 5 - 6 hours), encompassed by the Namib desert and facing the wild Atlantic Ocean. This rather charming oasis town retains touches of its Germanic roots, both in terms of architecture, food and beer! Here you will spend the following 2 nights to provide the opportunity to try desert activities such as sand-boarding or perhaps kayaking with the seals at Walvis Bay. We also recommend a Living Dunes Experience where the guides will introduce you to a wealth of life including lizards, sidewinder snakes and scorpions!

This morning head North to to Damaraland (approx 5 - 6 hours) for 2 nights, one of the most desolate and pristine wilderness areas in Namibia. Although this arid landscape cannot support a great concentration of game, it is home to a wide range of intriguing desert adapted species in the area, including the famed elephants and rhino.

Today set off for the world renowned Etosha, Namibia’s premier National Park (approx 4 - 5 hours), for your Big Five Game Viewing experience over the next 3 nights. Depending on the time of year, the high concentration of animals around the water holes can be a wonderful sight to behold.

Today return to Windhoek (approx 7 hours) to connect with your flight to Johannesburg and then home although we recommend an additional night in Windhoek before you fly home or a stop at Okonjima and the Africat Foundation.

 

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recommended duration:
14-16 nights
pricing:
From £2,980 per adult sharing staying at 4 star hotels and Lodges travelling in May / June on a Bed & Breakfast Basis in Windhoek and Swakopmund and Half Board elsewhere including flights from the UK and car hire throughout.
call:
0845 1244455
email:
info@bushbaby.travel

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