This country is home to two great deserts. Along the length of the country, a vast shifting sand sea of the Namib Desert sprawls inland along the Atlantic coastline – and in the interior, the plateau slopes away to the north and east to meet the Kalahari Desert.
At various times Germany, Great Britain and South Africa have all governed the territory, but after independence in 1990, this ‘country of contrasts’ has been able to reinvent itself and to develop its multi-cultural character.
Package can include:
- Transfer from Aloe Lane Guest Lodge to airport
- Flights from Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg to Windhoek International Airport in Namibia
- Local light aircraft flights and transfers to your accommodation
- Three or more nights at your chosen safari lodge
- A visit the local Himba tribe – the bushman San people
- Full or half day game drives in the Etosha National Park
- A visit to the Ongava Research Centre, to learn more about conservation and research on the reserve
- Return flights and transfers to Aloe Lane Guest Lodge if required
Lodges are located in the Ongava Game Reserve, which lies on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Many have on-site waterholes, and guests can sit back on the verandah and watch a host of wildlife species that come to drink – or sit quietly in a hide to see the wildlife close up.
Attractive accommodation units are built from brick, rock and thatch – with en-suites, air conditioning and doors onto private verandahs. Lounges, bars and dining areas offer impressive views of the surrounding plains, with meals served either under thatch or on a dining deck under the stars.