An 8-day safari which includes the Kalahari Desert, the beautiful Sossusvlei Dunes of the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast and southern Damaraland. Accommodation is based on comfortable establishments.
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.
A green oasis in the Kalahari landscape, Auob Lodge is situated on the banks of the dry Auob River. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at the swimming pool or discover the surrounding area on foot or horseback or game drives. Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Maltahöhe / Namib Desert
After breakfast, travel west via Maltahöhe to the Namib Desert for the next two nights. This is a lovely drive from 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!
Situated 31.5 km from the Sossusvlei entry gate, the Desert Homestead lodge has been skilfully designed to incorporate all the features that guests loved about the original lodge, whilst enjoying the benefit of a pristine location. Extra activities include horse riding, sun-downer drives, guided walks, hiking, ballooning, quad biking and flight excursions. 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 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 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 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 at Desert Homestead on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.