7-day Ultimate Namibia Fly-in and Guided Safari (Luxury)

This Namibia Fly-in and Private Guided Safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will experience Namibia’s south by air with a bird’s eye view of the vastness of the country, before going on to have your own professional and experienced naturalist safari guide accompany you through the northern reaches of Namibia. This combination offers a wide variety of experiences in some of the most iconic venues in the country and it will enhance your enjoyment of your holiday by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.  Whilst staying at the lodges on a fly-in safari, guests are mainly hosted by the resident guides and managers at the individual venues and then transported between the various destinations by light aircraft.  From the Damaraland onwards you will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.  Your guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area and camp/lodge that you visit, allowing them to share the local highlights whilst adding continuity and depth to your safari. Your guide will turn your safari into an experience of a lifetime!

This itinerary is available in 3 levels of accommodation:

1Hoodia Desert LodgeSossusvlei Desert Lodge
2Hoodia Desert LodgeSossusvlei Desert Lodge
3Camp KipweOnduli Ridge
4Camp KipweOnduli Ridge
5Etosha OberlandAndersson's at Ongava
6Etosha OberlandAndersson's at Ongava


  • NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • Windhoek
  • Damaraland
  • Ongava Private Game Reserve
  • Namibia

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : NamibRand Nature Reserve

Start of your safari.  You are either collected from your guesthouse or hotel of choice in Windhoek and taken to Eros Airport or met upon arrival at the Windhoek/Hosea Kutako International Airport to depart on a light aircraft flight to the Sossusvlei area.

The flight will take you over the central highlands of Namibia before descending after the escarpment and on over Namib Desert to land at the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge airstrip.  Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide, who will transfer you to your lodge with time to settle in. The afternoon can be spent enjoying many of the activities offered by the lodge.  Overnight:       Sossusvlei Desert Lodge   Fully Inclusive (most drinks included)


Day 2 : NamibRand Nature Reserve

This morning you will rise early for a magical excursion into the Namib Naukluft National Park, entering the Park gates at sunrise to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves. This area boasts some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world.

Your local guide will give you an insight on the formation of the Namib Desert and its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive these harsh environs. Once you have explored the areas around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei to your hearts content you can enjoy a picnic in the shade of a camel thorn tree. Return to your lodge in the early afternoon for a late lunch.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure (from experience, this is usually welcomed after an exhilarating morning in the dunes) or can be spent on another guided scheduled activity within the nature reserve as offered by the lodge.  Overnight:       Sossusvlei Desert Lodge    Fully Inclusive (most drinks included)


Day 3 : Damaraland

After a leisurely breakfast, you are transferred back to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight north up to Onduli Ridge for a two night stay. This flight includes flying over the Namib Sea Sand two shipwrecks, seal colonies along the Atlantic Ocean, abandoned diamond camps and Walvis Bay lagoon and salt works.

Low-level flying and visibility of attractions will be weather permitting and subject to protected land rules such as the bird sanctuary at Sandwich Harbour.

A highlight is a flight over the Eduard Bohlen, a German cargo ship that ran aground in 1909 while it was on its way to Table Bay from Swakopmund. Years after the ship ran aground the desert began to encroach on the ocean and the ship that was once stranded in the ocean slowly became stranded in the desert. The wreck currently sits about 500 metres from the ocean, ensuring that it’s the best-preserved shipwreck along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.

You refuel in Swakopmund and afterwards, you continue north to reach the Damaraland-based airstrip where you will be met by your private safari naturalist guide who will accompany you for the remainder of your safari.

Depending in what time you arrive at the camp, the afternoon can be spent enjoying a guided nature drive or walk, or you can simply relax, with time to enjoy sundowners appreciating the unique surroundings of your camp in the Damaraland wilderness.

Damaraland is typified by displays of colour, magnificent table topped mountains, rock formations and bizarre-looking vegetation. The present-day landscape has been formed by the erosion of wind, water and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains and ancient river terraces. It is the variety and loneliness of the area as well as the scenic splendour which will reward and astound you, giving one an authentic understanding of the word 'wilderness'. Overnight:           Onduli Ridge  Fully Inclusive (most drinks included)


Day 4 : Damaraland

After an early breakfast, you will be treated to an exciting 4x4 excursion along the ephemeral river valleys to explore this remarkable region and to search for game, especially the elusive desert-adapted elephants if they are in the area. Damaraland is home to a variety of desert-adapted wildlife and hidden desert treasures. You will normally then return to camp for lunch and a well-deserved siesta.

Your guide will arrange to fit in a visit to Twyfelfontein and other nearby attractions at a suitable time in the afternoon if this appeals and you haven’t already been there the previous day, or you can go out with your guide and take a walk into the local area around Camp. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can stay in to relax and enjoy some well-deserved leisure time in the comforts of the camp. Overnight:           Onduli Ridge        Fully Inclusive (most drinks included) 


Day 5 : Ongava Private Game Reserve

This morning you will have an early departure from Onduli Ridge as you make your way north deeper into the heart of Damaraland, having a picnic lunch en route.    You arrive in time for an afternoon shared game drive on the Ongava Game Reserve with the local camp guide, on shared basis with other camp guests.

Ongava Game Reserve: The Ongava Game Reserve is effectively a private game reserve, spanning 30,000 hectares along the south-west border of Etosha National Park. The reserve is home to a wide variety of game including lion, leopard, giraffe, rhino, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gemsbok (Oryx), kudu, steenbok and much more. The scenery is attractive with large open plains blending into Mopane tree woodlands and granite outcrops. Overnight:       Andersson’s at Ongava       Fully Inclusive (most drinks included) 


Day 6 : Ongava Private Game Reserve

Today you will be treated to an exciting morning guided game drive into the Etosha National Park to see more of the wide variety of game and bird species that are to be found there before returning to Ongava Lodge for a late lunch. There is then time to relax by the refreshing swimming pool before you head out again for an afternoon game drive before exiting the park before sunset (either in the park or on the Ongava Reserve as per discussions with your guide).

Alternatively, you can opt to spend the whole day out in the park and either take lunch by the waterhole at the Okaukuejo rest camp or have a picnic while watching wildlife at a particularly productive waterhole in the area. Once you are back, the rest of the evening can be spent game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole while enjoying dinner, and afterwards.  Overnight:       Andersson’s at Ongava     Fully Inclusive (most drinks included)


Day 7 : Departure

After breakfast this morning you will make your way south from the Etosha National Park through the small towns of Outjo and Otjiwarongo before stopping at the Okonjima AfriCat Day Centre, a wonderful highlight with which to conclude your safari. Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, a wildlife sanctuary which focuses on the research and rehabilitation of Africa's big cat. You arrive in time for the late morning departure and tour of the centre. Here you will learn about the function and vision of the AfriCat Foundation and will also get to meet some of the Foundation’s special captive carnivore ambassadors.   You enjoy a lunch afterwards.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no tracking of wild cats on this visit and should that be required an overnight extension should be booked as per the below.

After the excursion and freshening up, the journey continues further south to arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon, just as the sun is setting. Upon your arrival in Windhoek you will be transferred to your accommodation establishment of choice, or out to the Windhoek International Airport (transfer to be booked additionally) if flying out in the evening - departure flights must be no earlier than 21h00 to allow sufficient time for the visit to the AfriCat Foundation and the journey back to Windhoek, or a final night in Windhoek can be arranged at additional cost if required. A final night in Windhoek is highly recommended!


Accommodation as stated above.
Light aircraft flights between Windhoek International Airport, Sossusvlei and Damaraland.
Meals stipulated above.
Services of an English-speaking ranger whilst at Hoodia Desert Lodge.
Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking naturalist safari guide (from Day 3).
Transportation in a safari vehicle where stipulated.
Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
Local beverages where stipulated & mineral water on board the safari vehicle.


International flights to Namibia and airport taxes.
Any meals not included in the above itinerary.
Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
Imported beverages and vintage wines.
Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
Windhoek International Airport transfers.
Pre- and post-safari accommodation in Windhoek.