A Romantic Namibia Honeymoon

15 Days from £8695 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Honeymoon
Big Cat Safari
Luxury

This is a diverse and indulgent honeymoon itinerary for newlyweds (of course) and other longer term romantics who simply feel they’re worth it. The programme provides excellent accommodation, great wildlife, wide open spaces and beautiful vistas, especially the increasingly spectacular landscapes as you fly to Wolwedans in the private NamibRand Nature Reserve. The immense dunes at Sossusvlei with their stunning colours are next, followed (from the air) by the sheer scale and intricacy of the shapes and patterns that occur in the secret expanse of the Namib Desert dune ‘sea’. Fly next along the scenic coast with its shipwreck ‘skeletons’, abandoned diamond mines and seal colonies, over ever-changing geological formations to Damaraland and your beautiful honeymoon suite. Search for desert adapted elephants and learn about the area’s human story at Twyfelfontein before enjoying fabulous safaris in Ongava, Etosha and Okonjima. With its luxury lodges and agreeable mix of air and road transport enabling optimum time to be spent on enjoyment, this is indeed an excellent start to married life.

Itinerary

Price from £8695 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - GocheGanas Private Wildlife Reserve

Arrive Windhoek, met on arrival and transfer 29km to GocheGanas. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or for optional spa treatments, game drives, or to simply enjoy the pool and the wonderful view.

Staying at GocheGanas Lodge and Spa. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - NamibRand Nature Reserve

Transfer to the airport. Take a charter flight to the NamibRand Nature Reserve. In the afternoon there will be a nature drive with sundowners to finish the day. The NamibRand is one the largest private reserves in Southern Africa and protects the Namib Desert border habitats.

Staying at Wolwedans Dunes Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - NamibRand Nature Reserve

Day of excursions from Wolwedens in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Excursions could include walking safaris and scenic drives to marvel at the stark beauty of the dramatic landscape and geology of the area and discover the desert adapted flora and fauna. Other optional activities that could be arranged include hot air ballooning, scenic flights over the dunes, horse riding and village visits.

Staying at Wolwedans Dunes Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Kulala Reserve

Transfer through beautiful scenery to Kulala Reserve, near Sossusvlei. After arrival visit the huge Sesriem Canyon full of beautifully sculpted rock that dates back 30 million years. Alternatively enjoy a nature drive in the Kulala Reserve, a 37,000 hectare property with desert adapted species such as bat-eared fox, dune lark and barking gecko. Sometimes larger mammals visit the waterhole by the lodge.

Staying at Little Kulala. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Namib Desert

Morning to visit the spectacular sand dunes in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The beautiful dune systems are a fascinating geological sight and provide wonderful photographic opportunities. The afternoon is at leisure or perhaps choose another nature drive.

Staying at Little Kulala. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Damaraland

Today you will take what could be the most beautifully scenic flight of your life. Soar over the Namib Desert sand sea and along the stark Skeleton Coast, passing over shipwrecks, abandoned diamond mines and large seal colonies to Swakopmund. Stop for refuelling, then continue onward, flying over ever-changing geological patterns to Damaraland. Met on arrival and transfer to the lodge. Afternoon to visit the Twyfelfontein rock engravings, designated a World Heritage site for their historic importance.

Staying at Mowani Mountain Camp - Honeymoon Suite. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Damaraland

A day to enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the Damaraland region. In the morning search for a herd of the uniquely desert adapted elephants in the Aba-Huab River. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided nature walk or spend the time to relax at the lodge with its sensational views.

Staying at Mowani Mountain Camp - Honeymoon Suite. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Ongava Private Game Reserve

Guided drive to the Ongava Private Game Reserve, visiting the Petrified Forest en route. In the afternoon enjoy a safari in Ongava Private Game Reserve which covers an area of 30,000 hectares and is home to a diversity of antelope species such as gemsbok, kudu, springbok, eland and red hartebeest; mountain and common zebra are also present, as are giraffe, lion and populations of both black and white rhino.

Staying at Ongava Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 10 - Etosha National Park

Day on safari in Etosha National Park moving at a leisurely pace towards the east. The Etosha pan is a large saltpan formed by wind action and supports a great diversity of flora and fauna. The park is known for its large concentrations of game, particularly around waterholes, the attractive endemic race of black-faced impala and populations of black and white rhino. In the early morning and towards dusk, sightings of cats, hyenas, jackals and sometimes even honey badgers can be quite regular. There is an extensive list of bird species found in the area, including 10 endemics.

Staying at Mushara Outpost Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Etosha National Park

A day for more game drives in Etosha National Park with your private guide, with time to relax as you wish.

Staying at Mushara Outpost Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Okonjima Nature Reserve

Drive to Okonjima Nature Reserve. The Okonjima reserve is about 20,000 hectares and has been created to provide a refuge for wildlife and in particular large carnivores that are suffering from persecution in the region. In the afternoon there will be activities with the Africat project such as visits to the leopard and cheetah rehabilitation projects, tracking leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas, and following guided walking trails.

Staying at Okonjima Bush Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Okonjima Nature Reserve

Another day for activities with AfriCat in the Okonjima Nature Reserve. In the evening perhaps visit the hide where there are regular visits from elusive nocturnal animals such as Cape porcupine, eagle owl and honey badger.

Staying at Okonjima Bush Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Windhoek

A relaxed morning or another AfriCat excursion if desired. Then return to Windhoek in the afternoon and connect with flight to the UK.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 15 - Arrive London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Windhoek

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin
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For a more intimate experience upgrade to Ongava Tented Camp. You could choose to have your actual wedding at Wolwedans.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Okonjima Bush Camp & Plains Camp: -20.856509, 16.645007
Little Kulala: -24.618950, 15.762720
Mushara Outpost Lodge: -19.058018, 17.190761
Ongava Tented Camp: -19.334140, 15.798860
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge: -25.096588, 15.969454
Mowani Mountain Camp: -20.544331, 14.368050