As news breaks that Harry and Meghan will be honeymooning in Namibia this May, travelling between a number of luxury lodges, Southern African travel specialist Discover the World has unveiled its take on the perfect Namibian honeymoon for those looking to travel in their footsteps.
The royals are rumoured to be staying at the Hoanib Valley Camp in Kaokoland and Shipwreck Lodge on the Skeleton Coast (both opening in June 2018 and featured by Discover the World) though there are plenty of options to choose from. Discover the World specialise in tailor-made trips, so can arrange any combination of Namibia’s best lodges; perfect for those after a truly indulgent escape.
For example, the operators’ 11x night Namibia In Style Fly-In offers newlyweds the chance to explore Namibia from the skies, stopping en-route to track rare desert elephants in Damaraland, climb the world’s highest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, enjoy romantic hot air balloon rides over the NamibRand Nature Reserve and discover some of the world’s oldest bushman paintings (not to mention take part in wildlife safaris, boat trips and 4X4 adventures) whilst staying in a variety of intimate luxury lodges.
Further details are below, whilst more information on accommodation, activities, flights and prices is available here:www.discover-the-world.co.uk/destinations/namibia-holidays/namibia-in-style-fly-in.
The fly-in safari starts with three nights at the stylish Sossuvslei Desert Lodge, ideally positioned to discover the scenic NamibRand Nature Reserve, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert; the oldest desert in the world. This area is an International Dark Sky Reserve and boasts a resident astronomer who offers unparalleled star-gazing workshops. Also available are tours of the Sesriem Canyon and sunrise hot air balloon rides over the NamibRand Nature Reserve; spotting oryx, kudu, springbok and ostrich.
Next, head north for two nights spent at Damaraland Camp for stunning vistas across stark plains and mountains. It’s the perfect spot for conservationists like Harry to search for rare desert elephants (only found in Namibia and Mali) and is also close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein; home to some of the best examples of bushman paintings in Southern Africa.
From here, spend two nights at Serra Cafema, one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa, on the banks of the Kunene River in Kaokoland where landscapes are among some of the most dramatic in the country. As well as visiting the epic Epupa Falls, couples can also pay a visit to the semi-nomadic Himba tribe, enjoy river boat trips and traverse sand dunes on thrilling 4X4 safaris.
The final stop is the exclusive Little Ongava (featuring only three spacious bungalows) on the private Ongava Reserve. Set off on game drives to explore Etosha National Park, where it isn’t unusual to see herds of over fifty elephants stroll by, before relaxing at the lodge or sitting in the underground hide to watch animals congregate at the nearby waterhole.
Prices are available from £7,682 per person based on two sharing a double room throughout on a full-board basis. Price includes internal flights, transfers and activities but excludes international flights: www.discover-the-world.co.uk/destinations/namibia-holidays/namibia-in-style-fly-in
For more information, please contact leading Namibia experts Discover the World at www.discover-the-world.co.uk or call 01737 886 131.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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