Namibia

Namibia Fly Safari

11 nights/12 days

From £7,975 per person

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Namibia in its finest and most luxurious splendour. Staying in the most breathtaking lodges, your fly safari will showcase the dazzling range of game in Etosha National Park, the desert-adapted wildlife of Twyfelfontein, the otherworldly natural landscapes of Sussoslvei and the raw beauty and eclectic culture of the Skeleton Coast.

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Namibia Fly Safari

11 nights/12 days from £7,975 per person (excluding international flights)

Day 1 – Arrival Windhoek
On arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be met by your Avventura representative for a private transfer to your hotel.

The rest of your day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Galton House.

Meal Plan – Breakfast.

Days 2 & 3 – Sossusvlei
After breakfast, you will have a private transfer back to the airport for your charter flight from Windhoek to Sossusvlei. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Kulala Desert Lodge where you will check-in for the next two nights.

The lodge offers several inclusive activities for you to choose from:

  • Guided tour of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. World-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by sand dunes. Nearby, tree skeletons dominate the landscape, where once water flowed, known as Dead Vlei.
  • Guided tour of Sesriem Canyon. The result of millions of years of water carving its way into the earth, Sesriem Canyon is a fascinating geological feature over three kilometres long. Views from the top are breathtakingly beautiful while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over aeons.
  • Guided drives and hikes. The 37 000-hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers visitors exclusive wildlife-viewing opportunities which include the likes of gemsbok (oryx), bat-eared fox, brown hyaena and birdlife. Enjoy a coffee or sundowner stop in scenic parts of the reserve as a highlight. Walking trails focus on wildlife immersion in this remote area – seeking the diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents which make this dry and harsh region their home.
  • Balloon Safari. The lodge also operates a balloon safari over the Kulala Wilderness Reserve providing a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site. This will incur a separate charge.

Other options include guided “fat bike” tours, an open air “sleep out” and, of course, sundowners while watching the sun set over the distant mountains or dunes.

Accommodation: Kuala Desert Lodge.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 4 & 5 – Twyfelfontein
After breakfast at the lodge, you will take your private transfer from Kulala Desert Lodge to the nearby airstrip for your charter flight to Doro Nawas. On arrival at Doro Nawas airstrip, you’ll be met and transferred to the camp for a two night stay at Doro Nawas Camp.

Twyfelfontein in Damaraland is home to one of the largest collections of rock-art engravings found in Southern Africa. Not only did the Khoi-San and tribes of ancient years leave us with a true cultural heritage, but the whole area is characterised by natural wonders such as Doros Crater, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, Petrified Forest and desert-adapted animals – of which the desert-adapted elephant is probably the most well-known species.

Over your two day stay in the heart of one of the world’s most magnificent wilderness regions you will have access to a number of activities including a guided drive along the ephemeral river where you can marvel at the rich vegetation with the possibility to encounter desert-adapted elephants in the dry Aba-Huab River valley. Be on the lookout to spot birds of prey, antelope, fairy circles, the Welwitchia Mirabilis endemic plant and many other interesting geological formations. For the more daring, a night walk to seek scorpions and other Namib nocturnal critters and creatures is a must.

A visit to the rock engravings and paintings, The Burnt Mountain and The Organ Pipes accompanied by a resident guide is also not to be missed. Many of the rock formations are the products of prehistoric volcanic action.

You will have the opportunity to experience traditional village life, including seeing the works of blacksmiths, leather tanners, jewellers and craftsmen.

Accommodation: Doro Nawas Camp.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 6, 7 & 8 – Skeleton Coast
After breakfast, you will be taken by private transfer to the Doro Nawas airstrip for your charter flight to the Skeleton Coast. On arrival, you will be transferred to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp for a three night stay.

Stretching from the Swakop River to southern Angola, the Skeleton Coast is known as the ‘Land God Made in Anger’ and is remoteness at its best. Thousands of miles of sandy desert dotted with shipwrecks meet with the cold waters of the Atlantic and somehow an amazing array of wildlife and flora manages to survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. Ocean fog creeps over the shoreline caused by the warm dry air of the Namib Desert colliding with the cold Benguela current. This otherworldly area is home to a diversity of wildlife including seabird colonies,Cape fur seals, zebra, gemsbok, desert-adapted elephant, lion and much more.

Over your three day stay, there are several activity options.

  • Drive and fly day tour to the Skeleton Coast. The fascinating 4×4 trip takes you via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain, which include Klein Oases Spring and driving through a dune field – while the Skeleton Coast itself reveals a rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colonies and shipwrecked remains. Following a picnic lunch, the return flight back to camp offers a magnificent perspective of your journey from the air.
  • Guided walks. Guided nature walks from camp are an ideal way to get up close and personal with desert-wildlife. As well as the possibility of spotting big game, it is also a good opportunity to study the smaller creatures and the fascinating plant life of the concession.
  • Guided excursions. These exploration trips leave camp early in the morning and include a picnic lunch. They include Mudorib Springs, exploring remote areas in the south of the exclusive concession, with the red basalt landscapes of the Damaraland. Amongst other general game species, guests may have the chance of seeing Hartmann’s mountain zebra and the desert-adapted rhino. In the northern and eastern area of the Hoanib, the valleys offer spectacular scenery.

There will be time to relax and enjoy the tranquil majesty of the camp and soak up the sights and sounds as you sip on your freshly prepared sundowners.

Accommodation: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Days 9 & 10 – Etosha
After breakfast, you will leave the coast and fly to Etosha, landing at the Ongava Airstrip. On arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Ongava Lodge for a two night stay.

The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Located close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.

The Etosha National Park provides one of Namibia’s premium game viewing opportunities. Guests may catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game.

During your two day stay you will have a choice of full or half-day guided game drives in the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s prime savannah wilderness area (with a packed lunch on full day). See the massive saltpan as well as the perennial springs that provide the water required by the Park’s high-density big game population, including its elephant population.

In addition, you may choose to take part in other activities such as tracking rhino on foot and guided nature walks.

You will also be able to immerse in the world of natural history and science at the Ongava Visitor Centre. With dozens of in-depth displays that feature information on the geology, animals, plants and ecological functioning of this fascinating region, guests are encouraged to meander through the self-guided exhibition area.

In the evenings you will be able to relax and watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape before dining on your private deck.

Accommodation: Ongava Lodge.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11 – Windhoek
After breakfast, it is time to head back to Windhoek. You will be transferred to the airstrip for your charter flight back to Windhoek. On your arrival in Windhoek, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Galton House.

The rest of the day and evening are at leisure.

Accommodation: Galton House.

Meal Plan – Breakfast.

Day 12 – Departure
Unfortunately, it is time to leave this marvellous country. After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your international flight home.

Location

Accommodation options

Windhoek

Galton House

Named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Galton, this well-appointed guest house has a relaxed but efficient style which creates a very welcoming atmosphere. Impressive wildlife photography adorns the walls whilst the rest of the interior is a combination of modern minimalist and understated chic.

A mere ten minute drive from the centre of town and perched on the edge of Windhoek’s northernmost affluent suburb of Eros, guests staying here will be ensured of peace and tranquillity. There is Wi-Fi throughout the property and the nine guest rooms all have wireless and wired internet connectivity as well as satellite television.

The communal areas consist of a large lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a swimming pool, an early arrival/late departure day room (including toilet, shower, changing and re-packing facility) as well as understated garden areas. There is also a delightful ‘al fresco’ dining area by the pool where freshly prepared and very tasty meals are served (including lunch and dinner).

  • Galton House
  • Galton House
  • Galton House

Sossusvlei

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge’s location at the foot of the majestic Sossusvlei dunes allows for stunning views in every direction, while its private entrance to the Namib Naukluft National Park makes it the closest location to Sossusvlei. The camp is ideal for self-drives and groups.

Twenty-three thatched and canvas tents (including two family units), each built on raised wooden platforms make for airy, comfortable accommodation, with a rooftop area for sleep-outs under the stars. Afternoons around the pool provide relief from the heat, while the wraparound veranda at the main area overlooks a waterhole. Guided tours of the dunes complete the ultimate Sossusvlei experience.

  • Kulala Desert Lodge
  • Kulala Desert Lodge
  • Kulala Desert Lodge

Twyfelfontein

Doro Nawas Camp

From a hillside above the dry Aba-Huab River, Doro Nawas provides guests with far-reaching views across rugged Damaraland. The camp is ideally located from which to learn more about both the area’s ancient inhabitants and the visionary ecotourism partnership with today’s communities. The petroglyphs and San rock art of Twyfelfontein are within easy reach.

Sixteen guest rooms blend in with the scenery, and feature private verandas and outdoor showers. Sleeping out under the stars is also an option. Nature drives and walks reveal more of the desert’s surprising and superbly-adapted flora and fauna.

Skeleton Coast

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

The name “Skeleton Coast” conjures up romantic images of desolate beauty, and proudly remote Hoanib in the Kaokoveld does not disappoint. The dry bed of the Hoanib River supports a thin green ribbon of vegetation and the wild beaches of the Atlantic coast are within reach, with their noisy seal colonies and eerily quiet shipwreck remnants.

Eight large en-suite tents (including one family unit) and the main area provide shady viewpoints, while nature drives into the surrounding area reveal a wealth of desert-adapted wildlife. Lion and brown hyaena may also be glimpsed in this vast but far from lifeless landscape.

Etosha

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge is one of Namibia’s premier lodges on one of the country’s most important private game reserves.

The well-established lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Located close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.

Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.

Activities include game drives into Etosha, spending time in the camp hide, and guided walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.

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