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NAMIBRAND FLY-IN SAFARI WITH TOK TOKKIE TRAIL

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: Windhoek / NamibRand (Sossusvlei Desert Lodge)

After your arrival in Windhoek you will be met and transferred to your scheduled Dune Hopper flight to the Sossusvlei area at 10h45 with an approximate arrival time at 12h00.

Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge is situated in the northern foothills of the vast, privately owned NamibRand Nature Reserve. The reserve is covered by wind-sculpted dunes, the highest in the world, and 700-million year-old mountains. The valleys and slopes are home to a unique gathering of wildlife, some of which are found nowhere else on earth. Sightings including Hartmann's zebra, Grant's golden mole, Oryx, spotted hyena, African wildcat and springbok. This is big sky country, and home to more than 115 bird species, including Sociable Weavers, Black Eagles and Martial Eagles. The reserve's totally private dunes, mountains, and pristine spaces are experienced by a maximum of 20 lodge residents.

Cradled against ancient mountains, Sossusvlei Mountain lodge's decor embraces muted hues of ochre, umber and ivory. Sossusvlei Mountain Lodge is a retreat from which to explore this rolling sand sea.

Accommodation: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

DAY 2: NamibRand (Wolwedans Dune Camp)

Enjoy an early morning guided excursion to the famous Sossusvlei area. Here you will be able to view and climb some of the highest dunes in the world, some of which measures up to 325 m from its base. Return to the lodge where you will be met by a Wolwedans representative who will transfer you to Wolwedans, in time for lunch.

Located on the very edge of a 250-meter high dune in the 185 000 hectare NamibRand Reserve, the Wolwedans Dune Camp sleeps 12 guests in a totally unspoilt setting. Guests stay in comfortable tents pitched on wooden platforms and there are furnished with standard beds, bedside tables and a suitcase rack. Each tent has a spacious veranda and private bathroom fitted with a hot shower, washbasin and flush toilet. A sun-downer deck with fireplace provides a relaxed atmosphere for brilliant stargazing.

Ideally suited for the more adventurous traveller the charm of the camp lies in its tranquil and intimate atmosphere, capturing the romance of a bygone era.

Accommodation: Wolwedans Dune Camp

DAY 3: NamibRand Nature Reserve (Wolwedans Dune Camp)

Absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion by Landrover through the dunes, endless grassy plains and along mystical mountain formations. You could encounter large and small desert animals learn about their unique habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen.

Revel in the incredible landscape around you and Wolwedans' commitment to care for guest and nature alike. Here in this land of stretching blue skies, endless plains and countless creatures enacting nature's savagely exciting passion play, you will find beauty feeding your soul, tranquillity to clear your mind and space for your imagination to fly!

Accommodation: Wolwedans Dune Camp

DAY 4: NamibRand Nature Reserve (Tok Tokkie Trail)

Enjoy breakfast after which you will be transferred to Tok Tokkie in order to be there in time for lunch. From here a short enjoyable walk will bring you to your first overnight camp. Your luggage will be transferred to the camp by car. The beauty of a Tok Tokkie Trail is the fact that you experience so many different aspects of the desert - from mountainous terrain to sandy dunes. Enjoy a sun downer and wholesome three course dinner before falling asleep under a blanket of stars.

Walking time: 1 to 2 hours

DAY 5: NamibRand Nature Reserve (Tok Tokkie Trail)

Early morning coffee/tea before a light breakfast will be served. Set off in the early morning, in order to make the most of the early morning cool. A lunch pack will be provided in order to stop during the heat of the day for a snack, to fill water bottles and perhaps a siesta.

The highlight of the walk is the breathtaking view of the dunes and plains and to see the desert 'come alive' as your guide allows you to feel, smell, taste and see the oldest living desert I the world.

Walking time: Morning: 4 to 4.5 hours, afternoon: 2 to 2.5 hours. The trail is not difficult, but challenging.

DAYS 6 & 7: NamibRand Nature Reserve (Wolwedans Boudlers Camp)

After breakfast and coffee/tea, depart on your last walk through the dune field to the Tok Tokkie farmhouse where you will arrive at around 10h30. Walking time: Morning: 3 to 3.5 hours.

A Wolwedans representative will then transfer you to Boulders Camp. Situated 45 kilometres south of Wolwedans and hugged by massive granite rocks, Boulders Camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Collection. Sleeping a maximum of eight guests in four spacious tents, Boulders Camp is undoubtedly the most exclusive camp at Wolwedans.

The main area sports a dining and lounge tent, a breakfast deck and open fire place. Close by is an awesome sun downer spot overlooking the vast beauty of the reserve. From Boulders Camp you will explore the deep south of NamibRand Nature Reserve. Guided scenic drives, or two to three hour walking safaris treading along the ancient hunting grounds of the bushmen, will happily fill your days.

Accommodation: Wolwedans Boulders Camp

DAY 8: NamibRand / Windhoek or Swakopmund

Awake in the pristine desert dawn and soak in the atmosphere and landscape from your bed whilst enjoying early morning tea. After an early breakfast, you are transferred to the airstrip to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence your return Dune Hopper flight at 09h00 to the Windhoek Eros Airport. Upon arrival at 10h15 you will be met and transferred out to the Windhoek International Airport in order to be there in time for your outbound flight.

Safari Extension

Should you opt for the Swakopmund extension for this tour then you will will be transferred down to the Wolwedans farmhouse for your onward Dune Hopper flight to the coastal town of Swakopmund at 12h30. Upon arrival at the Swakopmund Airport you will be met and transferred to your guesthouse.

The Swakopmund Guesthouse has 12 en suite rooms. Centrally located on the corner of Hendrik Witbooi and Rhode Allee it is within 5 minutes walking distance to the centre of town and to the beach. It has a modern design and thus does cater for the discerning traveller. We offer complimentary transfers to and from the Swakopmund Airport. Free Internet connection available. All activities, entrance fees and additional meals are on own account.

Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse

DAY 9: Swakopmund (Swakopmund Guesthouse)

Early morning transfer to Walvis Bay for your dolphin cruise. Enjoy the sheer thrill of dolphins leaping alongside your boat, seals fed by hand and fresh oysters and sparkling wine being served on the calm waters of the lagoon. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Swakopmund.

Enjoy a stroll on the beach or perhaps engage in some other activity such as quad biking, sand boarding, camel rides, horse riding, etc, or perhaps a visit to the museum, aquarium or the crystal gallery. All additional activities, entrance fees and additional meals are on own account

Accommodation: Swakopmund Guesthouse

DAY 10: Swakopmund / Departure

Spend the morning at leisure before you will be transferred to the Walvis Bay Airport for your Air Namibia flight to the Windhoek Eros airport.

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred out to the Windhoek International Airport in order to be there for your late afternoon outbound flight.