7 Day Namibia Flying Safari



Highlights: 

• Gaze down at Namibia’s mesmerising scenery – it’s only from the air that you can appreciate the mind-boggling vastness of the landscape

• Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, and enjoy game drives, nature walks and quad bike trips in the private NamibRand Nature Reserve

• Search for desert-adapted giraffe, elephant, rhino and lion in the Hoanib Valley

• Spend time with the local Himba communities of the Hoanib and learn about their fascinating way of life.

• Get your heart rate going with the activities on offer from Shipwreck Lodge: quad-biking, dune boarding, and 4×4 drives to the Clay Castles and Mowe Bay seal colony.

• Enjoy a spectacular transfer drive from Hoanib Valley Camp to Shipwreck Lodge, through the ever-changing and dramatic landscapes of northwestern Namib

 

Day 1: Arrival Windhoek and onward flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve

Upon arrival in Windhoek you will be welcomed by one of our representatives and introduced to your pilot for your onward journey into the NamibRand Reserve to Kwessi Dunes where you will spend the next two night. As you near the reserve, you’ll fly over the iconic, blood-red dunes stretching for as far as the eye can see.

Namibia is awe-inspiringly impressive from all angles, but viewing the landscapes from a small plane, high in the sky, is magical.

Kwessi Dunes is a classic canvas-and-thatch lodge in the heart of the striking NamibRand Nature Reserve that offers an escape from the modern world and a chance to reconnect with the wild.

Accommodation: Kwessi Dunes (incl. all meals, drinks)

 

Day 2: Spend the Day exploring the NamibRand Nature Reserve

During your stay you at Kwessi and whilst exploring part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve you may enjoy the following activities:

• Day trip to the dunes of Sossusvlei (included)
• Morning and afternoon scenic drives and walks in the NamibRand Nature Reserve
• Quad biking
• Hot air ballooning and helicopter fights (at an extra cost)
• Star gazing: the NamibRand is Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

Accommodation: Kwessi Dunes (incl. all meals, drinks)

 

Day 3: Scenic light aircraft flight from Kwessi Dunes to Hoanib Valley

This morning, it’s back to the plane for a fight towards the Atlantic Coast. As the plane veers northwards, you’ll pass the Eduard Bohlen, one of the most famous shipwrecks on the coastline that came adrift in 1909, as well as Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour.

You’ll then land in Swakopmund for a seafood lunch on the beach and a brief tour of the quaint town, before continuing north in the plane. This dramatic coastline was nicknamed the “gates to hell” by Portuguese sailors who had to navigate the powerful currents in their quest to round the Cape of Good Hope, and the Atlantic Ocean’s power is visible from the air as it hits the rocky coastline. From the air, glimpses of the remnants of shipwrecks are still visible and a stark reminder of nature’s power.

The plane will then turn inland toward the Hoanib Valley and it’s now that you’ll start to appreciate the mind- boggling vastness of the country.

Arrive at Hoanib Valley Camp in the late afternoon and stay for 2 nights.

Accommodation: Hoanib Valley Camp  (incl. all meals, drinks)

 

Day 4: Enjoy a full day of activities at Hoanib Valley Camp

At Hoanib Valley Camp, an elegant tented camp located amongst the towering mountains and sand dunes of north-western Namibia you will be able to enjoy the following activities:

• Morning and afternoon desert game drives to search for desert-adapted giraffe, elephant, lion and rhino
• Learn about the giraffe research conducted in the area
• Nature walks through the dry riverbeds and dunes
• Spending a morning or afternoon with the local Himba communities

Accommodation: Hoanib Valley Camp  (incl. all meals, drinks)

 

Day 5: Full day drive from Hoanib Valley Camp to Skeleton Coast

Today, you’ll swap two wings for four wheels for the drive to the Skeleton Coast.

The full-day journey is one of the most spectacular drives on the continent, and you will travel along the ephemeral Hoanib River, home to large herds of elephant. From there, the route follows the course of the Hoarusib River, where dry plains give way to a clay-baked landscape, and as the salty sea breeze begins to pick up, so the landscape turns to white sand dunes.

Arrive at Shipwreck Lodge, where you will send your last two nights, in time for dinner.

A stay at the award-winning Shipwreck Lodge is a unique experience. The lodge was designed to resemble the shipwrecks that line the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast.

Accommodation: Shipwreck Lodge (incl. all meals, drinks)

 

Day 6: Explore the Skeleton Coast National Park

During your stay at the Shipwreck Lodge you will be able to enjoy a vast array of activities such as:

• Trips to the Mowe Bay seal colony, including stops at the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks, Westies diamond mine and the remains of the Ventura Bomber
• Sundowner drives to the roaring dunes
• Full day 4x4 Hoarusib River excursions, including the Clay Castles and wildlife spotting
• Beach lunches
• Quad biking and sand boarding

Accommodation: Shipwreck Lodge (incl. all meals, drinks)

 

Day 7: Depart Skeleton Coast and light aircraft flight back to Windhoek

After breakfast you will leave the Skeleton Coast. Light aircraft transfer back to Windhoek for your onward journey.

Should you wish to extend your stay with additional nights in Etosha or similar please do not hesitate to let us know.

Tour end.

Note: This safari depart every Sunday from Windhoek, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 guests. In order to design your own tailor-made safari through Namibia please contact us under info@gondwanatoursandsafaris.com.

 

Includes: 

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Inter Camp flights and all transport between lodges as well as airport transfers
  • All national park fees

Excludes: 

  • Flights (international & domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Premium brand alcohol (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities (e.g.: hot air ballooning & helicopter flights)
  • Visa, tips, personal expenses, travel insurance

 

Prices & Departure Dates 

This tour departs Sundays from Windhoek:

Green Season:

01 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020:

US$ 4255 per person sharing   US$ 4255 Single

Shoulder Season:

01 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020 | 01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec

US$ 5105 per person sharing   US$ 6999 Single

High Season:

01 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020 | 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 | 20 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2020

US$ 6000 per person sharing   US$ 8246 Single

Peak Season:

01 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020 | 01 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 

US$ 6710 per person sharing   US$ 9222 Single


Country : Namibia

From : US$ 4255 per person sharing (01 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020) - refer to detailed information for more rate periods and single rates

Duration : 7 days / 6 nights

Valid for Travel: 01 Mar 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 (Departs every Sunday)

Featured Benefits: Experience the best of Namibia's vast and varied landscapes - 2 nights each at luxury camps in NamibRand Nature Reserve, Hoanib Valley & at the intriguing Skeleton Coast (including Sossuslvlei Dunes). All inter camp flights included. Scheduled Departure every Sunday.