A wonderful way to visit Namibia in a shorter version but still including most of the highlights.
Stay at a selection of the best lodges in the different areas of this safari.
Day 1: Windhoek/ Kalahari Desert
From Windhoek, head south through desert shrub savannah to a lodge in the Kalahari Desert for the first evening. A beautiful site where the lodge is close to the red desert dunes of the Kalahari.
Bagatelle Lodge lies amid the huge red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari where a true African spirit coupled with unashamed luxury and style is reflected, creating timeless memories for the discerning traveller. Wooden chalets on stilts on the crown of a Kalahari dune or constructed bungalows in the valley below. Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Namib Desert
After breakfast, travel west via Malthöhe to the Namib Desert for the next two nights. This is a lovely drive from the one desert to the other passing through desert type savannah, open plains and rolling hills. This drive takes about 4 hours so one can enjoy the Kalahari area in the morning and an early departure is not necessary. A late afternoon nature drive or walk at the lodge is recommended, especially at sunset!
Amidst the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Lodge is situated at the entrance gate to the Sesriem Canyon and Sossusvlei, renowned for the highest dunes in the world. Luxury accommodation, which is under canvas with adobe-style plaster walls and facilities that include a restaurant, al fresco terrace, floodlit waterhole and swimming pool. The adventure centre offers various activities such as ballooning, nature drives, quad-biking, scenic flights and many more. Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 3: Sossusvlei
A whole day is set aside in this beautiful area with an early morning rise to drive to the magnificent Sossusvlei area where most of the morning will be spent on dune climbing, photography and to visit the amazing Dead Pan. A stunning area, especially in the early morning. The afternoon is free to relax after the early morning rise and/or to go on a drive or a short hike in the area.
The dunes of the Namib Desert have developed over many millions of years. It is thought that the vast quantities of sand were deposited into the Atlantic Ocean by the Orange River. This material was subsequently moved northwards by the Benguela current to be dumped back onto the land by the surf. Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.