5-day Northern Namibia Fly-in Safari

Northern Namibia Fly-in Safari
Northern Namibia Fly-in Safari

Go far, far beyond the reach of civilisation with this exclusive fly-in safari to north-west Namibia: Damaraland, Kaokoland and Etosha National Park.

From US$10175 pp (Our pricing)
5 days
Namibia, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland, Windhoek
4 nights fully inclusive accommodation in private, exclusive-access safari camps; all domestic flights at seat rates; road transfers; park entry fees and safari and sight-seeing activities

Tour Brief

Track desert-adapted wildlife in scenic Damaraland; meet the semi-nomadic Himba of rugged Kaokoland and finish off with a big game wildlife safari in Etosha National Park on this 5-day fly-in safari.

Your pilot and guide will take you over the great sand sea of the Namib Desert via the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland, Kaokoland and Etosha National Park. This is an all-inclusive fly-in safari staying at exclusive-use tented camps.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Damaraland

    Meet your pilot and guide at Eros Domestic Airport near the centre of Windhoek for a 10am departure to Damaraland via the Skeleton Coast.

    On the way: The Kuiseb Canyon and the great sand sea of the Namib Desert; Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay; fly over the Skeleton Coast past the seal colony at Cape Cross and and the Winston shipwreck; picnic lunch on the beach; moon landscape of the Ugab formations - black ridges rising from the white desert.

    When you're there: The camp is deep in the rocky mountains of Damaraland. Spend the day hiking in the area and visiting San rock art with a picnic lunch in a scenic spot; explore the Huab River valley and discover desert-adapted flora and fauna.

    Accommodation: Kuidas Private Camp

  • Day 2: Kaokoland

    After lunch at Kuidas, you set off to Kaokoland via the Skeleton Coast.

    On the way: Land at Terrace Bay and visit the roaring dunes and explore the coast, with its agate, lava and granite pebbles and sun-bleached whale skeletons.

    When you're there: Explore the Hoarusib Valley; visit a settlement of the nomadic Himba people; look for desert-adapted elephant.

    Accommodation: Purros Private Camp

  • Day 3: Kunene River, Kaokoland

    Fly north along the Skeleton Coast to Kaokoland and the Kunene River, which marks the border with Angola.

    On the way: Kaiu Maru shipwreck and remnants of other shipwrecks; land for a scenic drive and a picnic lunch; drive through the remote and spectacular Hartmann Valley to arrive at camp by late afternoon.

    When you're there: Boat cruise along the river spotting birds and wildlife; eco-adventure in the desert; meet Himba semi-nomadic pastoralists.

    Accommodation: Kunene River Private Camp

  • Day 4: Etosha National Park

    After lunch on the Kunene River, fly to an exclusive-use lodge on the eastern edge of Etosha National Park.

    On the way: Fly over the interior of Kaokoland; experience the immensity of Etosha Pan

    When you're there: After breakfast, fly into the park for a game drive. Etosha has an estimated 250 lions, 300 rhinos, 2,500 giraffes, 6,000 zebras, 20,000 springbok and 2,000 elephants. This on top of a large number of lesser and common plains herds, and abundant birds makes game viewing in Etosha something special.

    Accommodation: Private Safari Lodge near Etosha

  • Day 5: Windhoek

    After lunch in the park, it's time to head home. The flight back to Windhoek arrives before dark.

    On the way: Fly over the Waterberg Plateau and the mountains around Windhoek.

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“Thanks for all your work putting together a holiday we truly loved”

We would like to commend the high service received from Namibian Tours and Safaris especially taking into account the short length of time you had to arrange this holiday for us. The recommendations and itinerary were ideal with the majority of our stay in each location being the right duration. The whole process of booking this holiday was hassle free and we would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.

We would specifically like to thank you, Alison, for all of your hard work which resulted in a truly fabulous holiday for us. Also, it was great to meet up with you in Solitaire where you expressed so much love for your country and this was clearly mirrored in the schedule and service you presented to us allowing us to experience this fantastic country. It will not be the case of 'if' we return to Namibia, it is more the case of 'when' we will return as we enjoyed it so much.

Nik Stevenson, UK

“Edward did a super job”

A special mention for Edward he did a super job – vouchers and maps were with our car hire agency at the airport – book presentation of whole trip was clear, easy to follow and complete. He even gave us his mobile No in case we encounter some problems. Really to recommend as Tour Operator and will use them again next time.

Road – all went well and thanks to have recommended a 4Wheel Drive Car – due to rough road conditions we appreciated – you could do it with a normal car and met tourists with B type cars but they took much longer for the journeys – had more issues with flat tyres and most admitted next time they will take a 4Wheel Drive Car.

Would like to thank you for all your time spent and hard work to find best places, difficult tasks due to budget restrictions. I will recommend you and your agency whenever I can – actually already did in Joburg – hope brings you some new customers - and of course will come to you for my next trip this time to South Africa hopefully in 2012.

Germaine Comin, Switzerland

“Thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us”

Dear Wilmari,
Back home and I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us. I was especially pleased that for the accommodation with dinner all knew about my allergies and cooked accordingly. The Cheetah experience made my daughter very happy and they were so kind to not even charge me for taking pictures.

Highlight of our trip was the stay in Onguma The Fort and we are determined to return one day.

As pointed out before, the Namib Desert Lodge I cannot recommend to anybody (fined for driving on their property and below average dinner buffet) and also the Olivia Guesthouse was a letdown when it came to the food (lunch and breakfast).

I have posted some pictures on Flickr, maybe you want to have a look and I'm always happy to read comments.

Last but not least: Could you please send us the itinerary you prepared for us and we received at arrival electronically? Some of my friends are interested to book the same trip with you.

Dr Andreas Koester, USA
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