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In years gone by fragile wooden whaling ships from Europe and USA would seek out the huge atlantic whales off the coast of what is now Namibia. Sometimes terrified sailors would be caught close to shore, enshrouded by dense fog and blown onto the Skeleton Coast by unrelenting west winds. This would be certain death, as there is no drinking water for hundreds of miles, just whale bones, boat planking, jackals and sand, pounded by huge Atlantic breakers.

Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast feels like the edge of the world and has not changed since the days of the whalers. You can see the same wooden wrecks, the same bleached whalebones as you take a Skeleton Coast fly in safari with expert pilot guide Andre Schoeman. Over three days he will introduce you to this fascinating wild desert land, camping overnight and landing on tiny desert strips. You can see huge seal colonies, remote Himba tribes people covered in red henna. The safari ends with a night by the Kunene river where you can ride the fast flowing currents through the gorge in an inflatable boat as crocodiles look on.

Desert elephants

On your Nambia safari you’ll discover an incredibly beautiful desert land. Fly across great mountain ranges with multicolored formations sculpted by the wind, heat and cold. Discover how animals birds and plants adapt to survive in the incredibly dry habitats. From Mowani lodge in Damaraland you can track desert adapted elephants which use understanding passed down through the generations to find hidden oases. See a petrified prehistoric forest and a vast open air “gallery” of rock engravings carved over the centuries by those other survivors the San Bushmen.

Etosha wildlife

There is much in Namibia that is unique. You can admire rhinoceros, giraffe, lion and zebra against the shimmering backdrop of the white Etosha saltpan. Ongava lodge is set in a large private reserve and is an excellent base from which to take an Etosha safari. Further south are the famous orange sand dunes of Sossussvlei – the highest in the world, stretching for miles.

There are two ways that you can explore Namibia. You can take a privately guided vehicle safari for 10 to 12 days, which has the advantage of showing you the country in depth at ground level, enabling you to build a series of experiences with one highly experienced guide. The other way is a fly in safari, which is quicker and gives you impressive aerial views of the landscapes. You might then combine your stay with a luxury safari in the contrasting watery Okavango Delta, or spend a few days in Cape Town.

Whichever you prefer, be sure to contact us so that our experts can prepare the ideal itinerary for your Namibia safari.

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In years gone by fragile wooden whaling ships from Europe and USA would seek out the huge whales of the South Atlantic off the coast of what is now Namibia. Sometimes terrified sailors would be caught close to shore, enshrouded by dense fog and blown onto the Skeleton Coast by unrelenting west winds. This would be certain death, as there is no drinking water for hundreds of miles, just whale bones, boat planking, jackals and sand, pounded by huge Atlantic breakers.

The Skeleton Coast feels like the edge of the world and has not changed since the days of the whalers. You can see the same wooden wrecks, the same bleached whalebones as you take a Skeleton Coast fly in safari with expert pilot guide Andre Schoeman. Over three days he will introduce you to this fascinating wild desert land, camping overnight and landing on tiny desert strips. You can see huge seal colonies, remote Himba tribes covered in red henna, and the unique desert elephants which somehow thrive in this arid landscape. The safari ends with a night by the Kunene river which marks the border with Angola, and you can ride the fast flowing currents through the gorge in an inflatable boat as crocodiles look on.

On your Nambia safari you'll discover a vast incredibly beautiful desert land. As you fly towards the Skeleton Coast you cross great mountain ranges with multicoloured formations sculpted by the wind, heat and cold. On the ground there is a story of how animals birds and plants adapt to survive in the incredibly dry habitats. From Mowani lodge in Damaraland you can track desert adapted elephants which use understanding passed down through the generations to find scattered oases. Nearby is petrified prehistoric forest and a vast open air "gallery" of rock engravings carved over the centuries by those other survivors the San Bushmen.

There is much in Namibia that is unique. You can admire rhinoceros, giraffe, lion and zebra against the shimmering backdrop of the white Etosha saltpan. A series of reliable waterholes supports large numbers of animals which can be easily seen in this open setting. Ongava lodge is set in a large private reserve and is an excellent base from which to take an Etosha safari. Further south are the famous orange sand dunes of Sossussvlei - the highest in the world, stretching for miles.

There are two ways that you can explore Namibia. You can take a privately guided vehicle safari for 10 to 12 days, which has the advantage of showing you the country in depth at ground level, enabling you to build a series of experiences with one highly experienced guide. The other way is to fly in to a sequence of places by small plane, which is quicker and gives you impressive aerial views of the landscapes. You might then combine your stay with a luxury safari in the contrasting watery Okavango Delta, or spend a few days in Cape Town.

Whichever you prefer, be sure to contact us so that our experts can prepare the ideal itinerary for your Namibia safari.