7 Days Namibia First Glance Fly-In Safari
With fly-in safaris, you can cover vast distances allowing for more time with activities at your exclusive destinations. A ‘bird’s eye’ view of our world puts things into perspective. There is nothing quite like soaring over the countryside, while lakes, rivers, mountains, and other beautiful landscapes pass beneath.
Day 1: Meet and Greet
This fly-in safari begins in Windhoek. Arrive at Windhoek International Airport, where you will meet your pilot and take to the skies in a Cessna 210 for the flight to Sossusvlei Lodge. The superior accommodation units at Sossusvlei Lodge feature a patio to enjoy views over the desert landscapes, a spacious air-conditioned twin-bedded room and a full en-suite bathroom. Facilities include a sparkling pool, bar, sundowner deck, beer garden and an al fresco terrace where one can enjoy exquisite food, award-winning wines and magnificent views of the floodlit waterhole.
Sundowner Nature Drive
Depart from Sossusvlei Lodge in the late afternoon on a leisurely drive on the Lodge’s private reserve. Watch the shadows lengthen as your guide takes you out to a panoramic location where sundowner drinks will be served as you relax and watch the spectacular sunset.
The inner tranquillity that a desert sunset imparts while you sit amongst nature is really something special.
Day 2: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Breakfast Excursion
An early start from the Lodge to enter the Namib Naukluft Park at sunrise, while the temperature is still mild and when the dune contrasts are at their best. You will travel in one of the all-terrain URI Game viewer vehicles, custom-built in Namibia for the Lodge, with your own specially trained guide who will share all his knowledge of the area, animals, plant life and much more with you.
|Breakfast, Dinner||Sossusvlei Lodge|
Day 3: Sossusvlei to Swakopmund Scenic Flight
This morning, it is back to the plane for a low-level scenic flight towards the Atlantic Coast. Experience Sossusvlei and surrounding area from a bird’s eye view. Fly over Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, the most photographic dune in the world, Devil’s claw, Deadvlei, Big Daddy, Sossusvlei. From there you will head towards the coast with sightings of the Three Diamond Camps, seal colonies, jackal and hyena and the ‘Eduard Bohlen’ shipwreck famous for its strange location stranded in the middle of the desert, as well as the extraordinary sighting of where the dunes meet the ocean. Sandwich harbour, beautiful flamingo flocks and the colourful salt pans.
Landing in Swakopmund, you will be transported to the Swakopmund Strand Hotel. Swakopmund is a city-oasis situated amidst dunes and desert close to the mouth of the Swakop River on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the edge of the Namib Desert. Swakopmund is Namibia’s second largest town and its traditional summer capital.
Guided Quad Bike within the dunes
Take a majestic ride through the Namib Dunes on a Quad bike. Experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through Namibia’s boundless expanse of shifting sand dunes. An experienced guide will lead you through the Swakopmund River mouth into the dune belt.
Tours include the Amphitheatre, Roller Coasters, Big Billy and Devil’s Dip dunes.
Day 4: Swakopmund
Swakopmund offers many touristic attractions like splendid buildings, a wonderful town promenade, the aquarium and many more. The nearby surroundings are also of touristic importance. Especially the coastal road flanked by dunes on the one side and by the Atlantic Ocean on the other is very impressive.
Located at the promenade with views of the ocean, Strand Hotel Swakopmund features a spa, three restaurants and a small brewery, which also specialises in Namibian and German meat dishes. Drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the lounge bar or at the pavilion on the beach. The spa offers a variety of massages and also features a rooftop garden with water features.
Morning Seal and Dolphin Cruise
See Namibia’s ‘marine big five’ wildlife on a catamaran cruise for a marine educational sightseeing tour. Experience the thrill of dolphins leaping out of the water alongside the boat, seals fed by hand, fresh oysters and cold champagne on the calm waters of the Walvis Bay lagoon. The initial route takes you past oyster farms as you approach Pelican Point with its landmark lighthouse and 60,000 resident cape fur seals.
Day 5: Onguma Bush Camp
Transfer from Swakopmund Airstrip to Onguma Bush Camp which is situated on the eastern border of Etosha National Park. Onguma offers great game viewing, romance, tranquillity, adventure and so much more! The lounge and dining areas overlook a stunning waterhole that affords great opportunities to see nature at play around the clock. You don’t even have to leave the camp to see game, they come to you! What better place to enjoy a sundowner drink. The Etosha National Park is one of Namibia’s wildlife highlights and one of Africa’s greatest safari destinations. It delights every time, adding to the already bizarre collection of Namibian landscapes.
Sundowner Drive at Onguma
Join us on an afternoon sundowner nature drive on the Onguma Reserve where our expert guides will explain the many intricacies of the bush.
The Reserve boasts over 30 different animal species. Plains game roam freely on the Reserve and predators although not always easy to spot, are nevertheless common residents of the area. Lions and cheetahs are frequently seen and often heard. There is a healthy black rhino and leopard population and hyenas are also often seen and heard. All of which can be spotted during your Sundowner Drive.
|Breakfast, Dinner||Onguma Bush Camp|
Day 6: Onguma Game Reserve
A visit to the wilderness is a top highlight on a Namibian safari, offering unique wildlife and game viewing and 86 springs, fountains and waterholes, including a floodlit waterhole at each of the park’s main tourist camps allowing for fantastic photographic opportunities.
Etosha Game Drive
Our Etosha Game drives take guests into the Etosha National Park and are guided by our expert guides and in our open-sided vehicle.
|Breakfast, Dinner||Onguma Bush Camp|
Day 7: Good Bye
Transfer from Onguma Bush Camp back to Windhoek.
Fly-In Safaris, Desert Trips
This tour is "Private" and the price is based on number of participants starting at:
- Price in USD is used as guideline only; charge as per Namibian Dollar prices below.
- 2 participants, the cost is NAM$ 75,825.00 per person sharing
- 3 participants, the cost is NAM$ 66,450.00 per person sharing (incl. SS for 3rd person)
- 4 participants, the cost is NAM$ 51,187.50 per person sharing
- SS NAM$ 6,700.00
- Price for more than 4 passengers on request
- Private charter, accommodation, meals and activities as specified
- International Flights
- Meals, beverages and activities not specified
- Travel and Medical Insurance
- Gratuities & Items of Personal Nature
- Visa services