8 NIGHTS: Year round

best of namibia

An 8 night safari exploring the highlights of Namibia

Safari Overview

Your 9 day itinerary will start at Windhoek Airport, with a scheduled flight to Kulala Desert Lodge in the Sossusvlei Area. A hot air balloon ride and a hike up Dune 45  are 2 of the activities on offer here.  After 3 nights , you will fly to Swakopmund where you will spend 2 nights at the Strand Hotel.  This destination is a hive of activity and you will have a chance to cruise the sea and explore the dunes and surrounds.  On day 6 of your trip you will catch a connecting flight to Ongava Tented Camp on the border of the Etosha Pan to witness some of the most incredible pan wildlife sightings in the Etosha Game Reserve.  After 2 nights here  you will spend your last night at the Olive Exclusive Hotel where you will relax in style and comfort as you take in the last of the African sunsets. 


Year Round


8 nights


4 venues


2 – 12 people

Proposed Travel Route

1. Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei – 2. Strand Hotel, Swakopmund – 3. Ongava Tented Camp,  – 4.  Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

*PLEASE NOTE: This package can be booked in the reverse order as well

day 1 – 4: 3 nights

kulala desert lodge

Kalula Desert Lodge is located in the scenic Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib.

This awe-inspiring destination is possibly Namibia’s premier attraction, with its unique dunes rising to almost 400 metres, some of the highest in the world. These iconic dunes come alive in morning and evening light and draw photography enthusiasts from around the globe. Sossusvlei is home to a variety of desert wildlife including oryx, springbok, ostrich and reptiles. You can climb ‘Big Daddy’, one of Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes; explore Deadvlei, a white, salt, claypan dotted with ancient trees; or for the more extravagant, scenic flights and hot air ballooning are on offer.

What you will love about Kulala:

DESERT VIEW accommodation
outdoor dining experience
incredible activities
day 4 – 6: 2 nights

strand hotel, swakopmund

Strand Hotel is situated in the seaside town of Swakopmund which is set along Namibia’s spectacularly scenic coast. 

 Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain. Founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, Swakopmund is often described as being more German than Germany. Now a seaside resort town, Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep you happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laid-back atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it a very popular Namibian destination. You can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: Marine Dune Desert Tour and Namib Dersert Tour.

What you will love about Strand Hotel:

luxurious accommodation
conveniently located
dune ans sea activities
day 6 – 8: 2 nights

ongava tented camp

A classic style camp  tucked away in a hidden valley at the foot of a dolomite hill in Ongava Game Reserve bordering the Etosha National Park.

Ongava Tented Camp is situated in the Ongava Game Reserve which shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park, the prolific 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve and is considered one of the top private game reserves in the region, enjoying global recognition for exceptional conservation, groundbreaking research and exciting safari experiences. The landscape is characterised by vast open plains dotted with salt plans and abundant wildlife. You can easily access Etosha through Andersson’s Gate in the south. Known for its luxury lodges made out of natural materials  Ongava is a popular destination for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. The reserve gives you the perfect combination of wildlife safari experiences within and around the Etosha National Park. Popular activities include: night game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching and 4×4 guided game drives.

What you will love about Ongava:

Luxury tent accommodation
abundant wildlife
Etosha Game Viewing
day 8 – 9: 1 night

olive exclusive hotel

A boutique hotel conveniently located in Windhoek

Olive Exclusive Hotel is in the cosmopolitan city of Windhoek which serves as the capital of the country. It is home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. Enjoy your last night in this exclusive hotel which  boasts a home away from home atmosphere and exceptional service. Relax and enjoy your last evening in Namibia.

 Trip Duration: 8 nights

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“We had a most amazing holiday – the best ever for me!  The places you chose were perfect showing us the many different sides of Namibia. 

– Caroline Linehan, Traveller August 2018

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Wildman Safaris has been arranging specialist private African safaris since 2012. If you have a specific experience in mind, or you would like to chat about ideas, contact Kathy

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Kathy Wall
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