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Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21
Your journey begins…
Namibia is at the forefront of conserving its natural heritage, yet not many guests get to experience the efforts that take place “behind the scenes” of the various organisations.
Accommodation: As specified
Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary
8 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
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Day 1 | 50 km
After arrival at Windhoek International Airport, receive your rental vehicle and start your journey with a short drive through mountainous terrain into Windhoek city. Here you check into your romantic and historic castle turned luxury hotel, which overlooks the capital city of Namibia. The indulging evening will be spent in the romantic wine cellar with a private candlelight dinner and personal butler.
Overnight at Heinitzburg Hotel – Dinner.
Day 2 | 330 km
After breakfast, travel north to the Waterberg Plateau Park, where your next hide-out is situated within lush vegetation on the edge of the Waterberg Plateau. Each spacious chalet offers a private plunge pool overlooking the endless bush savannah.
In the afternoon, follow your guide on a private sundowner walk onto the Waterberg Plateau. Here you will be introduced to the local wedding culture of the Herero tribe, and the bride will have the opportunity to dress up in a traditional Herero wedding dress
Overnight at Waterberg Plateau Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 3-5 | 200 km
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Your honeymoon safari takes you to the Ongava Game Reserve, bordering directly along the Etosha National Park. Here you will spend the following three days in a luxurious African safari setting with your very own private balcony, offering panoramic views. Explore the abundant wildlife of the African savannah in Etosha National Park in your vehicle, or relax and enjoy the great service of this private game reserve by taking part in optional game drives or guided walks.
The next days are devoted purely to game drives in search of the abundant wildlife found in the Etosha National Park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focused around the waterholes, ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species and more than 340 bird species.
Overnight at Ongava Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 6-7 | 380 km
After breakfast, you travel further westwards into Damaraland, one of the least populated places on earth Damaraland is the home of the unique desert elephant and a free-roaming rhino population. Your lodge, is nestled amongst huge boulders, takes you through awe-inspiring landscapes of eroded dry riverbeds and rocky plains.
The evening is spent at a romantic dinner next to the open fire of the lodge boma before returning to your chalet where a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit platter awaits. The next day, enjoy a private breakfast on top of a cliff in this exceptional and remote scenery. The day is open for either lazing at the pool or visit Twyfelfontein Namibia’s first World Heritage Site where Bushman communities engraved and painted over 2.500 ,pictures some 6.000 years ago. After the excursion, visit the nearby Living Museum of the Damara, to experience how these people lived in the past, and get to know their beliefs, traditions and customs.
Travel back to your lodge to absorb its solitude or join an optional adventure in open vehicle where you search for the elusive desert elephant.
Overnight at Mowani Mountain Camp – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 8-9 | 300 km
You travel Damaraland and the Skeleton coastline to the town of Swakopmund, idyllically set between the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic dunes of the Namib Desert.
You have the rest of the day at leisure – explore the palm-lined streets and seaside promenades on foot, or enjoy a glass of champagne on the jetty while the sun is setting. After enjoying a champagne breakfast, it’s time to explore Swakopmund and its surrounding. Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities. Explore the rugged, sweltering desert on a day tour, or from an aerial view on a scenic flight.
Take time to get the feel of this quaint town with its historic buildings, museums, shopping arcades and beach bar.
Overnight at Villa Margherita – Breakfast.
Day 10 | 370 km
After breakfast, your journey leads south through the vast open plains of the Namib Desert to your lodge, which is the perfect gateway to exploring the Deadvlei and Sossusvlei. Here some of the highest dunes on Earth stand towering over the white desert plains.
The afternoon can be spent relaxing at the pool or taking part in optional activities in the 7.000 ha private nature reserve. Experience the desert in the late afternoon by sitting on a cliff, or enjoy the untouched natural setting on horseback.
Overnight at Desert Homestead Outpost – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 11-12 | 230 km
SOSSUSVLEI & NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE
This morning demands an early start. You will be astonished by the surreal Deadvlei, surrounded by the highest dunes and Sossusvlei. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. Afterwards, you will visit Sesriem Canyon.
After exploring the surreal desert landscape, you travel on to the private NamibRand Nature Reserve. Your lodge, nestled amidst the dunes and bare rock mountains, is set against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty. Absorb the unique desert landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion through enticing dune landscapes, endless grass plains and mystical mountain formations. You may encounter large as well as small desert animals, learn about their specialised habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen.
Overnight at WolweDans Dune Camp – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 13 | 360 km
After an optional morning activity and a delicious breakfast, travel back to Windhoek, where you are accommodated at the private GocheGanas Nature Reserve, situated on a hill with a spectacular view onto the Auas Mountains. With one of the best Wellness Spa’s throughout southern Africa, this is the one place you would like to be to enjoy a couple’s massage!
Enjoy an optional afternoon game drive including a sundowner drink, and upon your return unwind in a warm Chrystal Bath while sipping Bubbly with your loved one.
Overnight at GocheGanas – Breakfast and dinner.
Day 14 | 60 km
Depending on your outbound flight, you have time to take part in optional game drives, mountain bike trails or nature walks offered by the lodge. Alternatively, enjoy last shopping for souvenirs in the capital city for your loved ones at home, before travelling to the international airport for your flight home.