Visions of Namibia Fly-in Safari
Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Windhoek
From game viewing in Etosha to exploring some of the most remote places in Namibia, the 8-day Namibia Wildlife and Desert Explorer Fly-in Safari offers a combination of major attractions and an exclusive voyage of discovery.
Go way off the beaten track while leaving no tracks of your own with this 8-day fly-in safari that visits the highlights of Namibia and explores some of its far flung wonders. The first stop of this scheduled fly-in safari is a game viewing stop at Onguma - a private game reserve adjacent to Etosha National Park ; from Etosha you fly to wild Kaokoland where a fantasy lodge awaits in one of the most remote locations in Namibia.
From Kaokoland, fly to Twyfelfontein in Damaraland for more luxury and still more fantastic scenery; the NamibRand Nature Reserve in the Namib Desert provides a fitting climax to a collection of remote, serene and outright amazing Namibian experiences.
From Windhoek International Airport, transfer to Eros Domestic Airport and fly to Onguma – a 20,000ha exclusive game reserve on the edge of Etosha National Park.
When you're there: Spend two days alternating between fascinating game drives in Onguma and Etosha, enjoying hearty meals and lazing about wherever you please.
Onguma is a massive private game reserve sharing its western boundary with Fisher Pan in Etosha. The reserve has four of the famous five: lion, leopard, rhino, and elephant as well as many other species of plains game following their natural migration paths. Birding in summer is excellent and the reserve features the largest breeding colony of white-backed vultures in Namibia.
Etosha is one of Africa's famous game parks. With a great pan as its centrepiece, Etosha features many natural waterholes that attract an ever-changing montage of Africa's famous plains species including rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many species of antelope.
Accommodation: Onguma Tented Camp
After breakfast, hop on the flight to Purros Conservancy deep in Kaokoland (pronounced CO-co-land), home of the Himba and Herero people and some rugged and wild countryside.
When you're there: The Purros Conservancy is a community-owned conservation area famous for its desert-adapted species of elephant, black rhino, lion, giraffe and other plains game. This mountainous region is the natural home of the Himba who live a semi-nomadic pastoral life akin to the Maasai of East Africa. Their ancient traditions are fascinating and their humble way of life inspiring.
Activities during your two days here include elephant tracking game drives, scenic drives, night drives, walks, and interaction with Himba villagers – the conservancy's custodians.
Leading the trend of well-designed avant-garde eco-lodges sweeping through southern Africa, Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is a sophisticated and luxurious lodge with a sublime setting and an arresting wraparound view of the Hoaruseb Valley and distant mountain ranges.
Accommodation: Okahirongo Elephant Lodge
Fly between meals to the Twyfelfontein (TWAY-fill-font-ain) Conservancy – another community-run Namibian conservation success story – for a Damaraland experience.
When you're there: A scenic afternoon drive through the Twyfelftontein Conservancy ends with a sunset guaranteed to make your slideshow back home. Twyfelfontein is famous for its concentration of ancient rock art amid fascinating geology and picturesque rock formations. Optional activities include scenic walking trails, hot-air ballooning and game drives.
Mowani Mountain Camp is an attraction in itself with its interesting hut-like rooms and safari-style tents built around the boulders and the pool deck is the scene of an absorbing view across the valley towards the mountain ranges beyond. Service, luxury and location make Mowani an established feature among Namibia's best lodges.
Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp
After breakfast – you'll be well familiar to this leisurely routine by now – fly to the NamibRand Nature Reserve adjacent to the Namib-Naukluft Park: the Namib Desert in all its picturesque and uninhabited glory.
On the way: You will touch down in the charming seaside town of Swakopmund for a spot of lunch and a wander around its attractions.
When you're there: The NamibRand Nature Reserve is on the edge of the gargantuan Namib-Naukluft Park which occupies a huge swathe of the Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast coastline between Luderitz and Swakopmund. At 171,000ha, the NamibRand offers 2000ha of land per bed. And what land. Wedged between the Namib Desert and the Nubib Mountains, the solitude, serenity and staggering scale of this ancient land create an almost overwhelming sense of peace.
And then there's your accommodation. Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, suspended above the precious pro-Namib dunes, is a master class in eco-design and decadence. Wood and canvas chalets linked by a network of elevated walkways look out over the desert to the mountains which shimmer indigo in the ethereal haze of the Namib Desert's perpetual palette. The food, service and attention to detail have earned Wolwedans accolades the world over.
Accommodation: Wolwedans Dune Camp
After lunch in the park, it's time to head home. The flight back to Windhoek arrives before dark and in time for your homeward flight.
On the way: Fly over the Namib Desert and the Naukluft Mountains
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