Adventurers, take note. Wilderness Explorations, the guided journey division of Wilderness Safaris, finally released Desert Dune Safari, its anticipated 2015 itinerary for fully serviced cross-country safaris in Namibia.
The fully guided adventure will take adventure seekers through some of Namibia’s wide-ranging and remote desert areas for nine nights. Along the way, guests will experience a mixed range of activities, including sea and land-based wildlife viewing, rhino tracking, driving, boating, and views of the unfrequented and beautiful coastline of the Hoanib Skeleton Coast, where historic remnants of shipwrecks still remain.
If weather permits, there’s also a picturesque flight from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund, a town known for its fusion of European and African culture. There, the Atlantic coast is cruised on a private boat where guests can view diverse pelagic birdlife, Cape fur seals and rare Heaviside’s dolphins.
At Palmwag, a nature reserve in northern Namibia, and Hoanib Skeleton Coast, adventurers can get up close and personal with a wide range of animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, brown hyenas, springbok, steenbok, black rhinos, mountain zebras, kudu, and more.
“This Exploration was designed to make the most of Namibia’s vast and contrasting landscapes,” said Dave Bennett, chief sales officer of Wilderness Safari. “Many of these areas are rarely explored by others, so guests will be able to experience an unparalleled sense of remoteness while enjoying the spectacular scenery and desert-adapted wildlife.”
Starting in May until mid-November, Wilderness Safaris guides will lead the expedition as they explore the sundry landscapes of Sossuvlei, a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, and beyond. Throughout the trip, guests – in small groups between two to eight – are housed in a range of lodges, including numerous Wilderness Safaris camps, such as Desert Rhino Camp and the recently opened Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.
“More than this, there is your exclusive access to more than 3 million hectares (8 million acres) of Africa’s best wildlife areas,” the official site states. “This equates to 3,000 hectares (8,000 acres) of private land per guest, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space.”
To learn more about the Desert Dune Safari, visit Wilderness Safaris.