Namibia's Red Dunes & Rhinos

9 nights • From $13,550

Explore Namibia's Famed Desert Ecosystems and Cape Town's Coastal Treasures

Namibia's vast deserts, rocky interior and barren coastline exudes a silence and calm rarely found. Walk barefoot on red sand dunes, fly over the shipwreck coast, search for desert-adapted rhino and Bushman etchings and see big game in Etosha park. This trip is life changing!
9 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Day 2-4

The sensuous curves and crests of these vividly orange sand dunes, just begged to be climbed. The older the dune the brighter the color from iron oxidization and a gazillion fragments of garnets, in this land of precious stones. Rising tantalizingly to almost 1,000 ft, this supreme desert has the highest sand dunes in the world and the starriest nights you'll ever see!

Accommodation

Kulala Desert Lodge

2 Nights

The orange curves and crests of the world's highest sand dunes at Sossusvlei just beg to be climbed, but it's just one excursion exploring this extraordinary desert landscape, along with walking trails, nature drives, stargazing and hot air ballooning.

Destination

Damaraland, Namibia

Day 4-6

This exquisitely beautiful wilderness area transitions between semi-desert and savanna, shrubland and rocky outcrops, with lots of Bushman art attesting that both man and animals have lived here for a very long time. The Haub River provides a water-source for kudu, springbok and oryx, as well as desert-adapted rhino and elephants, and lion and cheetah.

Accommodation

Desert Rhino Camp

2 Nights

In this wide valley, sometimes flush with grass, exists a miraculous ecosystem supporting critically endangered desert-adapted rhino, which you track on foot or vehicle from camp. Freshwater springs also support desert elephants, antelopes and predators like lions and brown hyenas.

Destination

Damaraland, Namibia

Day 6-8

This exquisitely beautiful wilderness area transitions between semi-desert and savanna, shrubland and rocky outcrops, with lots of Bushman art attesting that both man and animals have lived here for a very long time. The Haub River provides a water-source for kudu, springbok and oryx, as well as desert-adapted rhino and elephants, and lion and cheetah.

Accommodation

Doro Nawas

2 Nights

Never has the 'middle of nowhere' been so fascinating, with game drives in search of desert-adapted elephants and rhinos, walks amongst dramatic rocky red mountains littered with San Bushmen petroglyph engravings, and a stairway to heaven for rooftop stargazing.

Destination

Etosha National Park South, Namibia

Day 8-11

Etosha's huge salt pans create heat-haze mirages, where a herd of oryx antelopes might be ostriches, or just your imagination playing tricks! Add acacia woodlands, freshwater springs and seasonal rains and you've got a haven for wildlife big and small. Sit quietly at waterholes, admiring the muted-palette scenery, and watch the parade of animal and birds.

Accommodation

Ongava Tented Camp

3 Nights

This camp seems like a natural extension of the bush, and the wildlife can't tell the difference because they drink from both the waterhole and swimming pool! Ongava is one of the largest custodians of Namibia's rhinos.

Destination

Windhoek, Namibia

Day 11

Depart

Namibia's Red Dunes & Rhinos

Explore Namibia's Famed Desert Ecosystems and Cape Town's Coastal Treasures

9 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$13,550

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

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The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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