SA 08: 6 Nights/ 7 Days Namibia Desert Flying Safari
Tourists on this fly-in safari experience the jewels of Namibia’s tourism – Sossusvlei (the home to the highest sand dunes in Namibia), the Namib Desert (one of the oldest and largest deserts in the world), the Skeleton Coast (the coastal region between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Kaokoveld and Damaraland to the east), Swakopmund (premier holiday resort on the Atlantic coast of northwestern Namibia, 280 km (175 miles) west of Windhoek), Damaraland (north-central part that later became Namibia, inhabited by Herero-speaking people) and Etosha (one of the worlds finest game parks).
The safari departs all year round on Sundays and on Thursdays from Eros or Windhoek International Airports, for a minimum of 2 guests. All meals, park fees and scheduled safari activities are included. Group size is normally two to four guests – but we reserve the right to go to a maximum of eight
Day 1: Windhoek – Sossusvlei
Depart Eros Airport (Windhoek) by light aircraft for Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp (approximately an hour’s flight away). Activities are conducted in 4X4 vehicles and include a safari down to the very end of Tsauchab River and to the heart of Sossusvlei for wonderful dune scenes.
Day 2: Sossusvlei
Spend whole day at Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp. Safari to the wonderful dune scenes. Optional ballooning can be arranged at extra cost (Please book this in advance).
Day 3-4: Swakopmund – Damaraland
A flight along the Skeleton Coast and a boat trip to sea for dolphins and seals, plus a seafood lunch in Swakopmund is also included. You depart by light aircraft and fly over the dunes of the Namib and Sossusvlei to gain a different perspective of the area from the air. You continue westwards to Meob Bay on the Atlantic Ocean and then fly up the Skeleton Coast. The flight offers spectacular desert and Skeleton Coast scenery, where the dunes and the desert meet the Atlantic Ocean.
Your flight takes you over the Edward Bolen shipwreck, past Conception Bay and the wreck site of the Shaunee, over Sandwich Harbour and its famous lagoon, the flamingos at Walvis Bay and on to Swakopmund. Here you are met and transferred into town for a crayfish lunch.
In the afternoon, you depart from Swakopmund, for a scenic flight further up the Skeleton Coast, and over the Cape Cross Seal Colony before we turn east and fly up the Huab River to Damaraland Camp for two nights.
Highlights of the stay at Damaraland Camp are nature excursions into the rocky desert in search of the rare and endangered Desert Elephant and Rhino.
Day 5-6: Etosha – Ongava
Fly by light aircraft from Damaraland to Ongava for two nights. Highlights are the game drives into Etosha and the night drive, walks and hides on the private reserve.