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The magnificent and elusive desert elephant roam freely through Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Spectacle in pink – flamingos gathering to breed in the salt pans in the Skeleton Coast National Park.

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The Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is the epitome of desert chic – a heady mix of supreme comfort and remote isolation in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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Seal colonies thrive in abundance along the dramatic and rugged coastline of the Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Learn how these fascinating beetles capture condensation on their backs in order to exist in the driest region on earth, the Namib Desert.

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Relax around the fire at the fabulous Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp absorbing the awe-inspiring night sky of the desert beyond.

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Snuggle up in the gorgeous rooms at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp while you connect with yourself in the desert solitude.

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The piercing gaze of a lioness as she pads across the sand dunes of the Skeleton Coast.

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The King of the Desert surveying the vast and open spaces of Kaokoland.

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The mating dance of the Ostridge is a spectacular affair.

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A lucky sighting of a pride of Desert Lion walking through the hot, dry plains of Damarland in search of prey.

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Race across undulating sand dunes in a 4WD on an epic day trip to the coast from Hoanib Skeleton Coast and take in some truly jaw-dropping scenery. An exhilarating and surreal experience!

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Damaraland is not always dry and desolate! After the rains the Huab River valley explodes into bloom. Guests at Damaraland Camp can explore this stunning landscape by mountain bike, or on nature drives or walks.

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Spot the rare desert-adapted elephant at Damaraland Camp, which have longer legs and larger feet to adapt to the harshness and the heat of Damaraland.

 

 

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Damaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community - they are incredibly fun and friendly and will make your experience extra special.

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Roam the purple-hued hills alongside desert-adapted elephant near Damaraland Camp.

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Visit the ancient San rock art at Twylfelfontein, a World Heritage Site, while staying at Doro Nawas Camp.

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Animal carvings of the ancient San rock art at Twyfelfontein.

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Take in the magnificent views from the unique rock formations at Twyfelfontein.

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Sleeping under the stars is a must in a pristine environment like Doro Nawas Camp - have your bed moved onto the deck for a night under the sparkling Namibian stars.

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At the Desert Rhino Camp you can witness the free-roaming population of desert-adapted Black Rhino of the Palmway Concession, which is monitored by the Save the Rhino Trust.

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The mighty Black Rhino at Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland.

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It's not just rhino you'll see at the Desert Rhino Camp!

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Take a sundowners drive at Desert Rhino Camp to enjoy beautiful mountain views, a cocktail or two and a glorious slice of solitude.

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The spotted hyena is a master scavenger and fabulously intelligent to boot.

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The local villagers of Damaraland regularly invite visitors into their homes with open arms and contagious smiles.  An absolutely must during your stay at Damaraland Camp.

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The silent giants of the desert roam freely amongst the vast and arid region of Damaraland.

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Namibia Springbok Passing In Front Of A Red Dune In Sossusvlei

Rise early to see the Sossuslvei sand dunes explode into hues of red and rusty orange. The iconic Dune 45 is the star of the show and the most photographed dune on the planet. Its name is derived from being 45 kms from Sesrium gate.

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The ghostly Deadvlei at Sossusvlei is a photographer’s paradise, with contrasting pitch-black trees and bleached-white pans and the rusty-red dunes under the deep blue sky.

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Flying above the voluminous dunes at Sossusvlei takes your breath away with its sheer magnitude and emptiness. Get a bird's eye view on a light aircraft or hot air balloon while staying at Little Kulala.

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Style, comfort and elegance envelop you at the delightful Little Kulala at Sossusvlei.

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Mystical creatures adorn the landscape at Sossusvlei. This lovely gecko is the master of camouflage.

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Pamper yourself with a massage and chilled champagne at Ampersand favourite, Little Kulala in Sossusvlei.

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Snuggle up under your duvet and marvel at the night sky during your stay at Little Kulala.

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The kids are sure to have fun too! The carefully planned kids program at Little Kulala will ensure they have tons to do while you sit back and unwind in this extraordinary place.

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Freshly prepared food by the in-house chef and a view to die for, dining at Little Kulala is simply sublime.

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The expert guides at Little Kulala will wow you with their encyclopaedic knowledge of the majestic night skies.

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A rather spectacular way to start the day! Have a breakfast to remember amongst the dunes at Little Kulala.

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Meet Namibia’s National animal, the bold and beautiful Oryx thought by many to be the most handsome antelope on Earth.

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The mighty dunes and shifting sands of Sossusvlei have a hypnotic and mystic allure - pure magic!

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The swimming pool at the luxurious Sorris Sorris lodge has uninterrupted views of Damaraland's rugged desert scenery and dramatic mountains beyond.

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Sorris Sorris has just 9 suites which celebrate the rugged natural landscape with their chic, simple and stylish design: pale woods, crisp linens and modern architectural flair.

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Interact with the wonderful local community at Sorris Sorris in Damaraland. The tribes you'll come in contact with benefit directly from the lodge through conservancy fees.

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An experience of a lifetime - hot air ballooning over Namibia's eerie moon-like landscape should rank high on everyone's bucket list.

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Rise with the sun and drift along the majestic dunes at Sossusvlei.

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Looking down on the undulating dunes at Sossusvlei from a hot air ballon offers a wonderful and somewhat disorientating perspective.

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The delightful Nambwa Tented Lodge in the pretty Bwabwata National Park is ideally positioned close to Etosha and is an ideal spot to explore the game-rich area.  

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Unlike Namibia’s ‘desert’ camps, Nambwa Tented Lodge is a water based camp and there are large concentrations of elephant in the area in the dry season (June to October) 

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Etosha National Park is home to the ruthlessly efficient and endangered Wild Dog - a spectacle to behold.

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Seeing rhino, giraffe and zebra in one frame is a real treat but not uncommon at the many waterholes at Etosha National Park. Stay at Little Ongava, which is perfectly positioned and only accommodated 6 guests.

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The spacious and beautifully decorated suites at Little Ongava.

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The pretty and prickly porcupine enjoying a drink at the local watering hole in Etosha National Park.

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The noisy and comical Guinea fowl are a joy to watch and are very common throughout Etosha National Park.

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 The lion’s roar is a sound that will stay with you forever. 

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Effortlessly blending into the towering boulders of Damaraland is the captivating and enchanting Mowani Mountain Camp, an ideal base from which to explore this ancient and fascinating desert landscape.

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The hobbit-like Mowani Mountain Camp is built into massive boulders and is a magical place to retreat to after a full day exploring the area.

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For the slightly more adventurous, Ongava Tented Camp offers rustic charm in classic safari tents giving it an intimate and authentic feel. 

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Not only does Etosha deliver great game, it is also boasts an impressive 340 bird species including the handsome and intelligent yellow billed hornbill.

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Saltpans stretch across the vast open spaces in Etosha providing a welcome pit stop for a wide variety of plains game and birdlife.

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Unlike its neighbours, Namibia boasts the largest population of rhino in the world, most of which are found in the beautiful and vast expanses of Etosha National Park.

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A herd of springbok quench their thirst in one of the many waterholes in Etosha National Park. These pretty antelope are the most common to be found in Etosha and are easily identified by their distinctive and striking black markings.

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Zebra enjoy a welcome drink at the local watering hole while the hartebeest antelope wait patiently for their turn in the background.

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One of the oldest and most established lodges in Nambia is the elegant and imposing Ongava Lodge where staggering views over the Ongava Reserve make this a very special place indeed.

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Namibia Helicopter In Dead Valley

Flying high above Dead Valley, Sossusvlei in a helicopter is an exhilarating and awe-inspiring experience .

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The remarkable Skeleton Coast Safaris were established over 20 years ago and are, in our view, the ultimate way to explore this desolate and exquisite coastline. 

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Astonishing views and memories to last a lifetime on a Skeleton Coast Safari.

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Thrill and marvel on the ultimate desert fly-in safari with the Schoeman family on a Skeleton Coast Safari – we cannot recommend it highly enough.

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The proud and ancient Himba Tribe of the Kunene Region in Northern Namibia are one of the last remaining tribes of Africa. Visit them while staying at Serra Cafema.

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The women of the ancient Himba Tribe in Namibia are strong, brave and beautiful.

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A beautiful young member of the ancient Himba Tribe.

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The sandy and desolate moonscape of the Kunene Region will leave you with a profound sense of peace and wonder.

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The Himba Tribe are thought to have been in existence since the early 16th Century where they crossed over the border from Angola into the Kunene Region to settle. Today, the way of life has changed very little for these humble and extraordinary people.

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Climbing the towering dunes of the Kunene Region is well worth it when the child in you can delight in the descent! 

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Quad biking is just one of the thrilling ways to explore this exquisite landscape from the gorgeous Serra Cafema Camp.

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Serra Cafema sits on the banks of the Kunene River in amongst the reeds and trees and bordered by the desert.

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There are many things that contribute to making Serra Cafema Camp so special but in our view, the spectacular Kunene River is the main draw. A ribbon of lush and fertile banks line the river and act as an oasis in the vast Namib Desert.

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Viewing the sunset from a squishy sofa with a chilled glass of sauvignon watching the sun go down – an absolute ‘must’ during your stay at Serra Cafema Camp.

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When your evenings look like this, it's no wonder Serra Cafema is an Ampersand favourite.

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Crocodiles resting in the sunshine on the pristine banks of the Kunene River.

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The distinctive red dunes of the NamibRand Nature Reserve at sunrise are a photographer’s dream and are on your doorstep at Wolvedans Dune Lodge.

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Expect top standards of luxury and exceptional wrap-around views from your bed at Wolvedans Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei. 

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The other-worldly Skeleton Coast - a rare sight in today's over-populated and over-developed world, with vast stretches untouched by man.

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A must-do when staying at Wolverdans is hot-air ballooning over NamibRand Nature Reserve. This seasonal delight lets you hover over the dune belts and never-ending plains of the Namib Desert, providing breathtaking 360-degree views. 

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Enjoy fine dining by candlelight at the wonderful Wolverdans Dune Camp.

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The stunning view from the bathroom in your tented suite at Wolvedans Boulders Safari Camp.

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Enjoy an incredibly stylish 'Out of Africa' experience at Wolvedans Boulders Safari Camp, undoubtedly the most exclusive camp at Wolwedans. 

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Walk through the plains surrounding the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge and drink in the peace and tranquily of these gold-hued landscapes at dusk.

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Dinner amongst the dunes at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

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Bringing new meaning to the concept of "private dining" at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

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