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Deserts and Wildlife Namibia Honeymoon

Inspirational safari honeymoon to Namibia

A fly-in Namibia honeymoon visiting 3 of the country’s most iconic destinations, Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast and Etosha. Offering sublime tranquility, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is your first stop, a desert scape of sand, stones, stars, sustainability, and silence. Walk across ancient sands, hike the famous Dunes, take to the sky in a hot air balloon and luxuriate in the views from your private plunge pool. 

Next, the remote Hoanib Skeleton Coast where you will go in search of desert-adapted wildlife – elephants, lions, hyaenas, giraffes and oryxes or see the Skeleton Coast, a wild stretch of the Atlantic where the desert meets the sea and where the white sand beaches are littered with whale bones and shipwreck remains. Cap off this romantic wilderness experience with a Big 5 safari at Ongava Private Game Reserve which borders the Etosha National Park. From the luxurious and intimate Little Ongava Camp, where on day and night game drives, you will see elephants, lions, giraffes, black and white rhinos, and several antelope species.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International
  • 4 nights - Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
  • 4 nights - Little Ongava, Etosha & Surrounds, Namibia
  • Ends - Transfer to Windhoek International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Namibia
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Windhoek Airport where you will connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Sossusvlei region. A guide will be waiting to drive you to your camp.

  • 4 nights
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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite

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Hoanib skeleton coast camp swimming pool and deck 1280
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Day 5 - 8

Light aircraft flight today to the Skeleton Coast. At the airstrip a guide will be waiting to take you to your next camp.

  • 3 nights
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
All Inclusive | Suite

Hoanib skeleton coast camp tented bedroom 1280
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Day 8 - 12

Light aircraft flight today to the Ongava Private Reserve bordering the Etosha National Park.

  • 4 nights

Little Ongava
All Inclusive | Suite

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Day 12

Enjoy your last views of Namibia from the air and fly via light aircraft to Windhoek Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Honeymoon extras
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Photographic Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Springbok
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
  • Oryx
  • Meerkat
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Jackal
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Elephant
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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