WHO: Couples, families & multi-generational groups
IDEAL TRIP LENGTH: 10+ days
WHY: The bright orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei are just as incredible in real life as they are in pictures. They appear to go on forever when seen from the ground and from above, and are most impressive close up. By mid-morning the sand is hot as the African sun bears down on this unique landscape where water is rarely seen. Deadvlei, the salt pan that is home to charcoal coloured dead trees, is the end goal of day one in the dunes. At the end of the day sleep in stunning accommodations equipped with every luxury you could ever wish for, let alone in the middle of a remote desert. After your time in the desert venture north through coastal towns and more sand dunes to reach the home of the country’s wildlife. Here animals roam freely between Botswana and Namibia. Spend your nights in luxury safari lodges and your days out in a safari truck watching wildlife roam. Namibia is a quiet country best discovered at a slow pace absorbing the landscapes. It is a destination where getting outdoors is everything and road-trips are the best way to get around.
SETTING: Sand dunes, coastal towns, safari reserves
HOTEL STYLE: Independent boutique lodges & hotels
EXPERIENCES: Outdoor Trips, Wildlife Trips, Romantic Trips
BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCES: Hot air balloon ride over Sossusvlei dunes, Deadvlei & safari
TRIP COST: From $5,000 USD per person excl. airfare