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Safaris and Beaches: A Holiday to Namibia and the Maldives

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Imagine wandering beneath the stars on the warm sands of an African desert, watching exotic wildlife saunter across sweeping savannahs and swimming in glistening turquoise water on a secluded tropical island, all on the same holiday! If this sounds like the adventure that you've always dreamed of, then you must embark on a joint to trip to Namibia and the Maldives for incredible safaris and picture-perfect beaches!

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Wilderness Safaris Doro Nawas
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Ongava Lodge
  • 1 night at the 4 star Livega
  • 7 nights at the 5 star The Residence Maldives Dhigurah
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Sossusvlei

You're off on the adventure of a lifetime! Whether this is your first time to Africa or you're a well-seasoned visitor to the continent, you're excited to encounter the exotic wildlife and spectacular scenery of Namibia! Once you take off from the UK, you'll be on your way to Johannesburg, where you'll then catch your connecting flight to Namibia. After you've landed in Windhouke, you'll be greeted by your ground representative who will hand you your travel documents for your incredible Namibia safari! Once you've landed in Sossusvlei after a short domestic flight, you'll be taken to the Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge, where you can cool down from the desert heat in the refreshing water of the Lodge's swimming pool! 

Day 2-4
Dunes in the Desert

With towering, red dunes shimmering under the hot African sun, Sossusvlei is one of Namibia's most spectacular natural attractions; it's sweeping views across the vast desert plains make this the perfect setting for a romantic Namibia honeymoon

With some of the highest dunes in the world, it's a necessity when in Sossusvlei that you travel across this vast desert wilderness. Included in your Namibia itinerary, you can traverse the dunes with a private driver, where you will be taken to the most photogenic spots and trek across the warm sand. You'll also be able to visit the private Kulala Nature Reserve to see some unforgettable wildlife on your Namibia holiday; listen to the distinctive cackle of brown hyenas and watch the majestic gemsbok prance across the arid plains. 

For an intimate evening with nature, the Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge offers a unique experience where you can sleep under the stars! On the rooftop from the comfort of your snug bed, you can watch as the sky turns from a deep, rich blue to black, speckled with a million shining stars! 

Day 4
Fly from Sossusvlei to Doro Nawas

After an incredible time exploring the dunes of Sossusvlei, you're now off on the second part of your journey in Namibia to Doro Nawas, accessed by a short domestic flight across beautiful nature reserves! Once you land, you'll be taken to the Wilderness Safaris Doro Nawas, where you'll be able to savour panoramic views overlooking the ancient plains from the restaurant's gorgeous rooftop deck! 

Day 4-6
Elephants of the Desert

Tucked on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River, Doro Nawas overlooks the sweeping ancient plains of the rugged Damaraland area. Although this landscape may seem stark, it's teeming with a rich abundance of wildlife that you'll be able to encounter on your Namibia holiday

Once in Doro Nawas, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy an Elephant and Dune Drive; included in your itinerary, you'll explore the spectacular desert landscape in a 4x4 with the help of a knowledgeable guide, searching for the rare desert elephants who have remarkably adapted to this hostile environment! 

For an immersive historical experience in Namibia, you must visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Also included on your Namibia holiday, you'll feel blow away by this mesmerising UNESCO World Heritage Site; the intricate rock engravings of animals will transport you back in time to a distant prehistoric era. Afterwards, you can enjoy a romantic evening stargazing with an expert astronomer, perfect for a Namibia honeymoon!  

Day 6
Fly from Doro Nawas to Ongava

You've really enjoyed your time in Doro Nawas, but you have more of Namibia yet to see! You'll be met at the hotel for a transfer to the airport, before you'll fly to the north of Namibia to Ongava, located within the Etosha National Park. Once you arrive at the Ongava Lodge, you'll be able to relax in the Lodge's swimming pool as you soak up the incredible views across the expansive plains!

Day 6-8
Sunsets and Savannahs

Situated within the 30,000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve atop a prominent hill, the Ongava Lodge boasts uninterrupted views across miles of breathtaking African scenery and is the perfect place to stay on your Namibia holiday

There's no better way to start your trip to Ongava than with a Game Drive through the Etosha National Park, included in your Namibia holiday. This vast natural reserve is comprised of stunning grassland, woodland and savannah, with scattered watering holes havens for the abundant wildlife in the region. If you're lucky, you could see zebras, cheetahs, lions and giraffes; this is the Africa of your wildest dreams! 

If you really want to immerse yourself in the expansive shrubland for an African adventure, you can track the rare white rhino by foot on your Namibia holiday - with an expert guide of course! A true walk on the wild side, you'll get up close and personal with nature, listening to the hum of insects while feeling the warm sun on your back. 

Day 8
Fly from Ongava to Windhoek

Your time in the wilderness has come to an end, but your holiday to Namibia isn't over yet! Once you've been taken to the domestic airport, you'll be on a short flight back to Namibia's modern capital city, Windhoek. As you land, you'll be met by your private chauffeur who will swiftly take you to the luxury Livega hotel. After days spent in the remote deserts and nature reserves, it will feel odd seeing modern roads and buildings again! 

Stay at Livega
Day 8-9
The Wonders of Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia's modern capital city, surrounded by silhouettes of the distant highland peaks! With only one night in Windhoek, you'll need to make the most of your time here on the final leg of your Namibia holiday

With a feel more alike to a provincial town than an urban metropolis, Windhoek is a laid-back city, with lush palm trees dotted amongst the pristine buildings. On your trip, you can visit Christ Church, a centrepiece of the city or Zoo Park, a tropical oasis within the city. If you want to experience any of these excursions whilst in Windhoek, then a luxury travel expert can organise this for you!

Day 9-10
Fly from Windhoek to Male

Your time in Namibia has sadly come to an end, but you're now looking forward to a secluded escape in the tropical island paradise of the Maldives! From your hotel, you'll be taken in a private car transfer to the airport where you'll catch a flight to Doha. Once in Doha, you'll be on your way to Male, the capital of the Maldives. After landing in the Maldives, you'll take a short domestic flight to The Residence Maldives Dhigurah, located in the beautiful Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the southern Maldives. As you settle into your luxury Sunrise Beach Pool Villa, you can't wait for your Maldives holiday to begin...

Day 10-17
Magic in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. A country comprised of glistening atolls surrounded by pristine turquoise water, this is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy ultimate island seclusion.  

There is no better place to stay in the Maldives for a romantic honeymoon than Dhigurah Island. For your very own castaway experience, you can go on a Tropical Island excursion, included on your Maldives holidaywhere you can enjoy pure intimacy as you stroll across ivory white sand before enjoying a delicious picnic lunch. 

You can't go to the Maldives without exploring the world beneath the water. Known for it's year-round whale shark residents, you can scuba dive to see these iconic gentle giants with your own eyes. If snorkelling is more your thing, then you'll be able to discover the kaleidoscopic coral reefs within the crystal-clear lagoon, included on your Maldives holiday!

Day 17
Fly from Male to UK

Your Maldives holiday has unfortunately come to an end, but the luxury doesn't end here! After flying back to Male, you'll catch a direct flight back to the UK from the Maldives. As you take off, you can savour views of the Indian Ocean from the sky, passing over beautiful atolls scattered across the glistening water. As you think back to the incredible time you had in Namibia and the Maldives, you look forward to your next experiential adventure; our luxury travel experts will be ready and waiting to organise your next amazing holiday!

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Wilderness Safaris Doro Nawas
  • 2 nights at the 4 star Ongava Lodge
  • 1 night at the 4 star Livega
  • 7 nights at the 5 star The Residence Maldives Dhigurah
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