NAMIBIA Premium guided FLY-IN SAFARI
10 DAY/ 9 NIGHTS
Day 1 Windhoek, Namibia
Day 2 Sossusvlei, Namibia
Day 3 & 4 Swakopmund, Namibia
Day 5 & 6 Damaraland, Namibia
Day 7,8,9 Etosha, Namibia
Day 10 Return
Privately guided with own pilot & plane
Please note that this is not a normal Air Charter. All Fly-in Safaris as a holistic experience from beginning to end. The Pilot is an experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Safari Guide that will guide and provided information throughout the trip, both in the air and on the ground during excursion and activities. Full intercom headsets are provided in the aircraft so as to communication with the Guide as well as each other. During flights from area to area the routing follows scenic landscape and other highlights so as to provide a complete experience, both from the skies and on the ground. Guests can enjoy complete flexibility with regards to departure and arrival times as the pilot/guide always accompanies the guests. The aircraft also stays with the group for the duration of the Safari, providing additional evacuation possibilities or change in Safari plans as may be requested by the guests.
Arrive at Windhoek International airport (WDH). Airport pick up with quick transfer (25 mins) to guesthouse.
The Olive Exclusive is an exquisite boutique hotel that offers guests a chic and luxurious stay just five minutes out of Windhoek’s city centre.
Beautifully considered, Olive Exclusive is decorated with real style. Cool, contemporary lines contrast with traditional African fabrics and textures to striking effect. Huge photographic murals throughout the hotel celebrate Namibia’s natural splendor, its wildlife and its indigenous peoples. Outside, cobbled walkways wind through the gardens and there is a pool with stylish sun loungers as well as an outdoors dining area. With modern furnishings contrasting with traditional materials and natural imagery, everything about Olive Exclusive’s stunningly envisioned.
The hotel boasts a quality restaurant featuring fine wines and an imaginative seasonal menu. Breakfasts are especially tasty, with excellent coffee served. Meals can be taken in the dining room or if preferred there is private dining area in each room. Indoor and outdoor dining offer views over rolling countryside.
1 Night at Olive Exclusive (B&B)
Your privately guided fly-in safari begins early morning! Depart from Windhoek, Eros airport and head south-west towards the Namib Desert.
Sossusvlei, in the heart of the enormous, almost 19 305 square mile Namib-Naukluft Park, is surrounded by a sea of ever-changing sand dunes. Sossusvlei is a clay pan that only rarely fills with water. It is a place of awe-inspiring beauty - magnificent terra-cotta sand dunes that rise over 980 feet into the vast, blue sky. Said to be among the highest dunes in the world, climbing to the top of one of these dunes is an unforgettable experience.
- Rare and strange desert-adapted plants, such as the welwitschia mirabilis
- Dead Vlei Pan, where ancient camel thorn trees provide striking visuals
- Black and white oryx, springbok and ostriches
- Striking sunsets or sunrises over the vase sea of dunes
- Great hiking trails
Located in southern Namibia, in NamibRand Nature Reserve, Wolwedans Dune Lodge is one of four outstanding Wolwedan run properties, and prides itself on offering an experience that is luxurious, unpretentious, authentic.
Built on stilts, and constructed largely from wood, Wolwedans Dune Lodge consists of a main camp, 10 chalets and the Mountain View Suite. The main area includes two lounges, two dining rooms, multi-viewing decks, a library, pool (on stilts), bar and library. With canvas or open sides, untreated wooden floors, muted walls, exposed beams, beautiful leather armchairs, chests, handwoven rugs, and a light that is either lantern, candle or natural, the shared areas are simply wonderful. The service is excellent, the food superb. Meals are taken indoors - round communal tables - or outside, on the verandah or as a picnic
1 Night at Wolwedans (Full boarding)
Day 3 & 4
Today's flight takes you north, across the desert, along the west coast to the quint town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a quaint little town sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert and has its own authentic colonial charm.Activities include a tour of this historic town and a boat trip (weather permitting). You will see Dolphins on most trips, and in winter there are large populations of flamingos on the lagoon.Other activities available are skydiving, quad Bikes, sand-boarding, birding,Cape Cross Tour, fishing, a "Living Desert tour", Sanwich Harbour tour.
Situated within sight and sound of the mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean, The Atlantic Villa offers accommodation within walking distance from the beach, a few minutes drive from Swakopmund town centre and a quiet relaxed atmosphere complimented by its location. Elegant and luxurious decorated rooms offers spacious and comfortable accommodation.
1 night at Atlantic Villa (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 5 & 6
Today's flight will head north over one of the most isolated places on earth.. the mysterious Skeleton Coast! But due to its harsh environment and long history under varying control and protection, few people have had the opportunity to experience this fascinating corner of the world.Intriguing stories of shipwrecks, desolate dunes and beach roaming carnivores...
Between the Ugab and Huab rivers in southern Damaraland lies a vast, beautiful and unspoilt wilderness area of unsurpassed desert scenery, unusual geological formations, archaeological sites and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora.Mowani Mountain Camp nestles amongst gigantic granite marbles in the timeless landscape of Twyfelfontein in Southern Damaraland on a high spot commanding distant views. "Mowani" is taken from the word M'Wane, meaning "Place of God", and it is here, that you will find the true meaning of peace and tranquility.
Looking like a traditional African kraal high up in the rocky mountains of Damaraland, Mowani Camp is the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication in this vast and rugged region. Built on wooden platforms among granite outcrops the camp’s 12 tents are fit for a queen with plush beds, luxurious en-suite bathrooms with exhilarating roofless section, and private balcony with superb views of the Abu River valley and Damaraland all around. The clients will take part in an Elephant Drive exploring the beautiful surroundings and the magnificent nature around it.Activities on offer include guided game drives, excursions to the ancient Twyfelfontein rock engravings, the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain as well as visits to a local Himba tribe village.
2 nights at Mowani Mountain Camp (Full boarding)
Today we fly across Namibia’s scenic central to land at the south eastern border of the Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is one of Southern Africa's finest and most important Game Reserves. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907 and covering an area of 22 270 square km, it is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.
Etosha, meaning "Great White Place", is dominated by a massive mineral pan. The pan is part of the Kalahari Basin, the floor of which was formed around 1000 million years ago. The Etosha Pan covers around 25% of the National Park. The pan was originally a lake fed by the Kunene River. However the course of the river changed thousands of years ago and the lake dried up. The pan now is a large dusty depression of salt and dusty clay which fills only if the rains are heavy and even then only holds water for a short time. This temporary water in the Etosha Pan attracts thousands of wading birds including impressive flocks of flamingos. The perennial springs along the edges of the Etosha Pan draw large concentrations of wildlife and birds.A San legend about the formation of the Etosha Pan tells of how a village was raided and everyone but the women slaughtered. One woman was so upset about the death of her family she cried until her tears formed a massive lake. When the lake dried up nothing was left apart from a huge white pan. The game viewing in Etosha National Park is excellent, the best time being from May to September - the cooler months in Namibia. Visitors to Etosha Game Reserve can expect to see many buck species, elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions. More fortunate visitors will see leopard and cheetah.
Arrive at Onkoshi Camp, This exclusive, eco-friendly and everything you could ask for from a luxury camp. The camp is situated eastern edge of the Etosha Pan, on elevated wooden decks, offering a maximum of 15 units (30 beds), with the associated restaurant, bar area and an infinity pool overlooking the pan. The main attraction is undoubtably the camp's proximity to the pan - the with its shimmering mirages during the hot days; dramatic sunset and sunrise textures and colors; sense of isolation and space; clear night skies - you'll be experiencing Africa in all its glory!
All rooms are built on elevated wooden decks, with thatched roofs, insulated canvas walls and large, wooden-framed retractable doors allowing spectacular panoramic views.
Spend your evenings dining on the finest cuisine from the on-site restaurant or enjoy a drink from the bar under the starlit African sky. The camp also boasts a gorgeous infinity pool, perfect for unwinding after a long day of game-drives and guided walks across the pan. Access includes exclusive areas within the north-eastern sandveld area of Etosha which are not open to self-drive visitors.
3 nights at Onkoshi Camp (Full boarding)
Day 10 Return
Morning breakfast is followed by a scenic flight heading south towards Windhoek.
- 2 Pax : $ 5,700 pps (Jan-June) / $ 7,930 pps (Jul-Oct)
- 4 Pax : $ 4,090 pps (Jan-June) / $ 6,325 pps (Jul-Oct)
- 6 Pax : $ 5,415 pps (Jan-June) / $ 6.995 pps (Jul-Oct)
- Cost may vary depending on actual booking dates and currency fluctuations
- Safari begins and ends in Windhoek, Namibia. Flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Maun, Botswana are not included should your Africa arrival point be Johannesburg, South Africa
- Charter flights between camps are included
- All accommodation and activities as per the itinerary are included
- BOARDING: Full Boarding (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) / B&B (Bed & Breakfast). Drinks might or might not be included depending in the specific location - please inquire if you need details
- International flights between USA/Europe and Africa are not included in the cost
- Child policy may apply
- Single occupancy policy allies
- Checking passport validity and sufficient empty pages needed in the passport remains the client's responsibility
- Checking and obtaining the necessary/applicable VISA's for each country visited is the client's responsibility
They say that all bugs in Africa bite...but the Safari Bug is the worst of them all!