Type of Tour: Fly-In Safari
Departure Date: Any date of your choice & Last minute bookings
Departure Location: Windhoek – Airport or City
Tour Ends: Windhoek – Airport or City
Windhoek – Namib Naukluft Park – NamibRand Nature Reserve – Swakopmund – Etosha National Park– Ongava Private Game Reserve – Windhoek
Guests on this Fly-In Safari will be treated to the highlights of a classical Namibian Safari, including the Namib Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei and the Etosha National Park.
Namibia Fly-In Safaris
We offer a selection of tours; these are merely suggested itineraries and therefore can be
tailor-made to suit your individual needs, interests and budget.
•Routes can be amended according to your preference
•Accommodation can be changed to suit your style and budget
•Accommodation meal basis can be booked according to your requirements
•Extra nights can be added depending on your arrival and departure flight times and the pace that you want to travel
On arrival at the Windhoek International Airport you will be welcomed by a company representative and transferred to Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek.
An African capital with a difference; dubbed as the 'Cleanest City in Africa', Windhoek is the Capital
City of the Republic of Namibia, a country described as one of Africa's most vibrant and successful sovereign states.
Situated in the country’s central Khomas Region, Windhoek is nestled in a basin surrounded by scenic mountains in the central highlands of Namibia; Windhoek can be better described as a 'Working City'.
It is a thriving active, administrative, commercial and industrial centre, serving as the melting pot and hub of most economic and technological developments and activities in the country.
Whether enjoying the continental flair of Independence Avenue; browsing through the numerous
shops; exploring the historical buildings or searching the markets for that special Namibian memento– we know that you will enjoy the harmonious blend of African and European cultures and traditions that make our capital city.
Around 1840, Windhoek became the headquarters of the Nama-Oorlam Group under Jonker Afrikaner in central Namibia. The name Windhoek dates back to 1844, when it was used in a letter written by Jonker Afrikaner, it is thought that in a moment of nostalgia, he named the place Winterhoek after the farm in the Cape where he was born. German colonial administration was established in 1890 when Major Curt von Francois established a military post in Windhoek. During this administration the town was known as Windhuk, which later became Windhoek.
After a leisurely breakfast you will be met by a company representative and transferred to the Airport and assisted onto your charter flight.
Kulala Desert Lodge is located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37 000-hectare private Kulala
Wilderness Reserve, and is closest to the iconic dunes of the Sossusvlei.
Activities at Kulala Desert Lodge revolve around early morning guided nature drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei through the private gate on the Tsauchab River. World-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun. These dunes have developed over millions of years, the wind continuously transforming the contours of this red sand sea. The 'vlei' itself only fills after rare, heavy rainfalls when, in a complete turn-around, it becomes a spectacular turquoise lake.
Nature drives, walks and eco-sensitive, guided quad-biking are also offered through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve to take in those incredible views and to catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.
Another option, at an extra cost, is early morning ballooning, beginning at first light. The balloon safari offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site.
Sossusvlei has monumentally high dunes; their sinuous crests and warm colours changing as the day waxes and wanes.
These gigantic star-shaped mountains of sand are formed by strong multi-directional winds, they are at their highest and most spectacular where the west-flowing Tsauchab River empties itself into the Vlei.
The warm tints of the sand, ranging from apricot to orange, red and maroon, contrast vividly with the dazzling white surfaces of the large deflationary clay pans at their bases. When it has rained sufficiently in the interior for the Tsauchab River to come down and fill the main pan, flamingos and other aquatic birds are drawn to the area.
At the park entrance to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down 30 to 40 m, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when early pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs together to draw water from the pools.
An optional extra ballooning safari can be reserved to provide an unforgettable sunrise over the Namib Desert. Horse riding activities offered at the lodge.
After a leisurely breakfast continue with your charter flight via Windhoek for refuelling, north to Etosha.
Ongava Lodge is cleverly constructed on a small hill in the Ongava Game Reserve against the
southern boundary of the Etosha National Park. From up here guests can enjoy a host of thirstywildlife congregating around the waterhole.
There are impressive views of the waterhole and surrounding plains from the main lounge, bar and dining areas. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.
Etosha National Park is Namibia's premier wildlife destination and one of Africa's largest game reserves. Large herds of wildlife teem around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. The Ongava Game Reserve shares a boundary with the Etosha National Park.
Activities at Ongava Lodge revolve around day and night wildlife-viewing drives, visiting hides that overlook waterholes and walks with experienced guides. A hide at the camp waterhole provides superb photographic opportunities. The Ongava Game Reserve features all the characteristic wildlife of the area, with both desert-adapted black and white rhino to be seen as well as lion.
Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding, with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, and white and black rhino. Guests at Ongava Lodge share a dedicated guide and Land Rover, ensuring the best possible nature experience at one of Africa's great wildlife destinations.
The Ongava Game Reserve is unique in that it is one of the few private game reserves in southern
Africa where there is a chance of seeing both black and white rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot with a guide is a highlight not to be missed.
After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the airfield for your return charter flight to the Windhoek International Airport where you can connect with your regional or international scheduled departure.