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Full Day by Day Itinerary
On arrival in Windhoek, after clearing customs and immigration, proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to The Olive Exclusive where you will stay for one night.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your scheduled charter flight to Kulala Desert Lodge where you will stay for three nights. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon activity.
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Kulala Desert Lodge. Activities revolve around early morning guided drives to the dunes of Sossusvlei through the private gate on the Tsauchab River, as well as nature drives and walks on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve.
Visit world-famous Sossusvlei, an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun – as well as the name of the area in general. Close to the Sossusvlei pan is Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but now all that remains are the skeletons of trees reach up out of the cracked earth.
This fascinating geographical formation is well worth a visit. The result of millions of years where water carved its way into the earth, Sesriem Canyon is today three kilometres long. Views from the top are breathtaking while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over aeons.
Nature drives in the 37,000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers visitors exclusive wildlife-viewing opportunities which include the likes of oryx, bat-eared fox, brown hyaena and birdlife. Drinks stops in scenic parts of the reserve are a highlight.
Walking trails focus on becoming immersed in this remote area, as well as its scenic beauty and the fascinating, and surprisingly, diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents which make this dry and harsh region their home. The Tsauchab River Trail takes a stroll along a fascinating dry riverbed.
Eco-sensitive quad-biking through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve will allow you to take in those incredible views and to catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.
Set out in the late afternoon for a nature drive and complete your excursion in a remote and dramatic spot on the reserve sipping a gin and tonic while watching the sun goes down.
After dark, another realm of the Namib awakes. Walks reveal some of these captivating critters such as dancing white lady spiders and scorpions which fluoresce under UV lights.
The balloon safari on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site. *This activity is at additional cost and is closed from 15 January to 15 February.
Ride through some of the most spectacular and unusual scenery on the planet on well-schooled horses. After the horse riding safari, watch the sun go down at a beautiful spot while sipping a drink and then canter back under the stars in time for dinner. *This activity is at additional cost and on request.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your schedule charter flight to Doro Nawas Camp where you will stay for three nights. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon activity.
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Doro Nawas Camp. An excellent base for self-drive and fly-in guests, activities here include nature drives and exploratory hikes to catch a glimpse of desert-adapted life, as well as discovering the geology and ancient rock engravings of this stark landscape.
While the landscape does not support huge herds, desert-adapted life such as springbok, gemsbok and even elephant do occur. We therefore offer nature drives in open Land Rovers which can end with a river lunch or scenic walk ending at “Little Table Mountain.”
Visit the ancient San rock art at Twylfelfontein, a World Heritage Site, as well as the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes, all incredible geological phenomena.
Back of house tours, and camp chats about the Doro !Nawas Conservancy, the Damara/Nama language and traditions all give insight into the community, while the Damara Living Museum shows off the traditional culture of the Damara people.
Learn more about the flora and fauna in this incredibly harsh environment on a guided nature walk. Adaptation to the desert environment is the miracle of all that survives here.
After dark, another realm of the Namib awakes. Night walks reveal some of these captivating critters such scorpions which fluoresce under UV lights.
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your schedule charter flight to Little Vumbura Plains Camp where you will stay for two nights. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon activity.
Enjoy a full day of game viewing activities at Little Vumbura Plains Camp. Due to its location, Little Vumbura offers a number of ways to observe the spectacular wildlife of this diverse concession.
Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 Land Rovers allow you to get close to animals in the savannah areas where lion, leopard, elephant, sable and buffalo along with extensive plains game roam. While night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. Porcupine, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and lesser bushbaby are just some of these.
Explore the Okavango by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) often providing up close and personal sightings of tiny frogs and exciting birdlife. Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of water wildlife viewing. Sights of hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways.
A nature walk with a skilled, armed guide is a wonderful way of getting close to nature and observing the smaller creatures and plants you miss when traveling by vehicle. (on request and subject to availability of a qualified guide)
Visit one of the traditional villages of the Okavango Community Trust, meet the people and learn about the local culture. (additional cost)
Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis.
After breakfast and a morning activity you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Duma Tau Camp where you will stay for three nights. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon activity.
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Duma Tau Camp. With incredible habitat diversity, Linyanti is a haven for wildlife, on land and water. Game viewing and river excursions are on top of the agenda here.
Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4 x 4 Land Rovers reveal the rich wildlife of the area where predators and elephant are often the highlight. Plains game and diverse birdlife also offer fantastic sightings. While night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day. These often include lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, the elusive pangolin!
Nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when traveling by vehicle. (depending on availability of a qualified guide)
There are a number of platforms and hides from which to view and photograph animals and birds. One of the best hides is right at the source of the Savute Channel, from which many species of game and birdlife can be seen.
Water levels permitting, explore the Linyanti River by boat or barge, the latter perfect for picnics or sundowners or searching out those elusive birds so prevalent in the channels.
Seasonal fishing is permitted on a catch-and-release basis. The camp has a small stock of basic rods and reels.
Birding is outstanding here, from Okavango specials to mopane woodland species. The Savute Channel is famous for its high concentration of eagles and raptors; this area is internationally recognised as an IBA (Important Bird Area).
After breakfast and a morning activity you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Maun.
Included / Not Included
Two scheduled activities per day
Local brand drinks included. Drink inclusions may differ between camps/lodges.
Accommodations taxes, the applicable tourism levies and all relevant value added tax, or government sales tax
All circuit charter flights and applicable taxes
All road transfer where applicable
Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes
Cancellation, baggage, travel, and medical insurance
All premium imported drinks and champagne
Any government taxes, levies, fuel,or industry increases beyond our control
Visas and associated fees
Any items of personal nature