8 Day The Namib Desert

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Introduction

This eight-day itinerary combines Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Koakoveld. 

Sossusvlei represents a classic view of the Namib Desert’s ocean of sand, ‘waves’ that are made of bright red sand and dark shadows. Known as the ‘Sand Sea,’ it is sandwiched between the Atlantic’s cold Benguela Current and a rocky mountain escarpment that runs parallel to the coast for more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) inland. 

The rugged, rocky landscape of Damaraland in north-west Namibia is characterised by valleys and dry riverbeds that carve their way through deep gorges and ancient geological features. These rivers are ribbon-like oases that push through the most desolate of terrain, attracting wildlife along the length of their courses. 

Located within the Palmwag Concession, but extending through the Skeleton Coast National Park to Möwe Bay, Hoanib is dominated by the ephemeral tree-lined Hoanib River which snakes westwards from rugged terrain in the east onto a broad floodplain that is halted in its journey to the sea by a large dune field.

Highlights

  • Little Kulala offers close proximity and private access to the dunes of Sossusvlei
  • Explore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot
  • Damaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community who have injected their own distinctive optimism and cheerful nature into their guests’ experience.
  • Hoanib’s diverse activities showcase spectacular scenery, unexpected oases and enormous sand dunes
  • Seal colonies that line the endless dramatic shores of the Skeleton Coast are a fascinating sight
 
 
 
 

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