The cold Benguela
Current travels all the way up from Antarctica and brings plankton rich
waters to this coastline - along with massive amounts of fish. The
real bonus though, is that this current also moderates the temperatures.
We were in the middle of the desert in the height of mid-summer and the
temperatures never rose above 28 degrees C. At night we could snuggle
into our duvets and sleep soundly and comfortably. This is normal for this
time of year!! For five days we were cool and comfortable, which makes
this is an incredible safari destination........all year round.
|Sossusvlei is the site of the towering sand dunes rising 1000 feet above the surrounding Namib desert.|
Wilderness Lodge is a luxury lodge of 10 bungalows built of rock, timber
and thatch on the top of a mountain with views over the deserts to the
dunes in the distance.
Rooms have ensuite facilities and there is a plunge pool as well as central living / dining area. Game is not plentiful, but Gemsbok, Springbok and Ostrich are magnificent in this stark environment.
Pan National Park is one of Southern Africa's most
famous wildlife reserves. Set semi-desert surrounding the barren
Etohsa Salt Pan, it has a surprisingly high density and variety of wildlife.
Because of the scarcity of water, game-vewing around waterholes is excellent.
Wilderness Ongava Lodge contains 10 chalets built out of rock and thatch, built in the Ongava Game Reserve a private reserve adjacent to Etosha offering top end service and guiding while avoiding the crowds that sometimes visit Etosha
and the Huab Valley is known ofr the rare Desert Elephant, Black Rhinoceros,
Gemsbok, Kudu, Springbok and other species associated with the desert.
Stargazing is a never to be forgotten experience in this crystal clear
Damaraland Camp consists of 8 luxury tents with ensuite facilities
and a plunge pool.
Lodge is a four time winner of Namibia's Best Lodge category.
Here, a private nature reserve has been established as a refuge for
the 'desert elephants'. Others to be seen are mountain zebra, klipspringer,
baboon, oryx and over 170 species of birds, of which ten are endemic.
The Lodge combines complete peace and relaxation in the bush with charming Namibian hospitality. Decorated with an African touch, eight bungalows under thatch provide very comfortable and spacious accommodation. Each large verandah overlooks the Huab River. Local cuisine and an usual variety of South African wines are served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Activities include guided nature walks and drives in this magnificent and varied landscape; horse riding; a trip to well-preserved rock paintings; superb birding with an expert guide; hot and cold pools.
of Southern Africa Wings Safari
2 nights each at Wilderness Ongava Lodge, Sossussvlei Lodge and Damaraland Camp
Luxury Accommodation and charter flights over the scenic Namib Desert.
Includes charter fligths to/from Maun
Namibia Overland Safaris
Tok - Tokkie Safari
Namibia Safari - $2715
Ventures Namibia Classic
24-day Cape Town - Vic Falls
2761 Unicorn Ln NW, Washington DC 20015
Tel (202) 244 5954 Fax (202) 244 5993
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