Desert & Wildlife Namibia Fly–In Safari

7 Day Fly-In Safari

Safari Description:

This is a 7 day fly in safari that showcases the legendary dunes of Sossusvlei, the rugged topography of the Damaraland region with its desert–adapted elephant and free–roaming black rhino as well as the wildlife of Etosha National Park and surrounds. Set within private concessions, accommodation tented chalets or 4–5* lodge accommodation and there are seat rate flight transfers between destinations.   Namibia is the epitome of open space: It is home to diverse and unique biomes like the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, the shimmering saltpans of Etosha and equally fascinating local cultures.  An ideal shorter safari perfect for couples

Safari Highlights:

Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Namib Naukluft National Park for Sossusvlei sand dunes and Dead Vlei, Fly along the Skeleton Coast and witness dunes falling into the ocean and shipwrecks; Damaraland for cultural experiences and free–roaming wildlife including elephant and rhino; Ongava Private Game Reserve & Etosha National Park for game drives

Main Attractions:

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1&2 Little Kulala for Sossusvlei
Day 3&4 Damaraland Camp (or upgrade to Desert Rhino Camp)
Day 5&6 Ongava Lodge for Etosha National Park
Day 7 Return to Windhoek

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Fly-In Safari
Price From NAD 50000
Countries Namibia
Accommodation Luxury
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Luxury Comfort4 Star5 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Days 1&2 Little Kulala, Kulala Wilderness Reserve

This morning’s flight (approx 10h30) takes us south to the heart of the Namib Desert where we are based for 2 nights in the luxury retreat of Little Kulala. Set within the 40,000 hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve at the edge of the extensive Namib Naukluft National Park. Join a morning guided game drives to Sossusvlei’s stunning red sand dunes, a private gate into the national park allows for early arrival at the dunes where this haunting landscape at sunrise is captivating. Kulala Wilderness Reserve, a 40,000–hectare (98 842–acre) tract of land, is home to all forms of desert wildlife and borders the expansive Namib Naukluft Park. The Sossusvlei dunes rise dramatically more than 300 metres and are surrounded by awe–inspiring topography. Emphasis is laid on the smaller desert fauna, spectacular scenery and the incredible night sky. Larger desert–adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok flourish here with carnivores such as bat– eared fox, Cape fox, cheetah and black–backed jackal often seen. Two nights are spent here on a fully inclusive basis to enjoy this remarkable desert region.

Days 3&4 Damaraland Wilderness Camp (or upgrade to Desert Rhino Camp)

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the ever–changing patterns of the dunes, some ancient shipwrecks and the vast pink blanket of flamingos across Walvis Bay. Take in the rugged beauty of the Skeleton Coast both from the air and the ground. We will endeavour to find rare and endangered black rhino across the desert, as well as desert adapted elephant, amongst an amazing variety of other mammals, birds and reptiles. Alternatively, there is the opportunity to find local Damara, Herero and Ovambo communities and have a chance to meet and interact with them. A great accolade to the Damaraland Wilderness Camp is its continuing hard work with the local community to live in harmony with its wildlife and the environment. Another destination for this safari is Desert Rhino Camp, from which you will be able to track black rhino with Save The Rhino Trust.

Days 5 & 6 Ongava Game Reserve and Etosha National Park

Flying by light aircraft later in the morning takes us to the private Ongava Game Reserve bordering Etosha National Park, we join game drives, during the day and night, where we will see an abundance of animals including endangered species and a wealth of bird life in this vast arena. Home to elephant and rhino, leopard and lion, and a plethora of plains game, game viewing is rewarding. Perhaps head out with an armed guide should you choose to go on foot within this reserve and experience the vast array of life, small and large. Ranking as one of Africa’s largest parks, Etosha is renowned for its impressive white pan of over 6,000km2. It boasts one of the few growing populations of black rhino in the world and affords excellent mammal and bird sightings. Experience fine dining under thatch overlooking the reserve’s great plains and continue with still more breath–taking views across the reserve from the comfort of your own private balcony.

Day 7 Windhoek

Taking a flight from Ongava around 13h25 we take our memories with us and return to Windhoek, arriving at the airport just before 14h30 – ensure you allow sufficient connection time.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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