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

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:

DayValueLuxury
DayVALUELUXURY
1Kulala Desert LodgeSossusvlei Desert Lodge
2Kulala Desert LodgeSossusvlei Desert Lodge
3Camp KipweMowani Mountain Camp
4Camp KipweMowani Mountain Camp
5Okaukuejo ResortOngava Lodge
6Okaukuejo ResortOngava Lodge
7EndEnd

 

Highlights

  • Windhoek
  • Etosha National Park
  • Sossusvlei
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Namibia
  • Namibia

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Sossusvlei

This morning you will be collected from your guest house or hotel of choice in Windhoek and taken to Windhoek/Hosea Kutako International Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Kulala Desert Lodge.  The flight will take you over the central highlands of Namibia before descending after the escarpment and on over Namib Desert and land at the Geluk airstrip situated in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Upon arrival at the Geluk airstrip you will be met by your local guide who will transfer you to Kulala Desert Lodge with time to settle in. The afternoon can be spent enjoying many of the activities offered by Kulala Desert Lodge.

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Day 2 : Sossusvlei

This morning you will rise early for a excursion with your local guide 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. Refreshments will be served on your tour. Return to Kulala Desert 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 activity within the Kulala Wilderness Reserve as offered by the lodge which is generally an excursion to view Sesriem Canyon.

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Day 3 : Twyfelfontein

After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip in time to board your scheduled light aircraft flight into the heart of Damaraland.  Departure will be at 10h00am from Kulala where your flight takes you north to the coastal resort of Swakopmund to refuel.

Afterwards, you continue north to reach the Doro !Nawas Airstrip, landing at 12h10am, where you will be met by your private safari guide who will accompany you for the remainder of your safari. You will then be transferred from the airstrip to Camp Kipwe (approximately 30 minute drive) in time for lunch.  The rest of the afternoon can be spent on a guided excursion to visit the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (a World Heritage Site) and the interesting geological sites of the local area around the lodge. You will return to the camp before sunset with time to freshen up before dinner. We would recommend pre-dinner drinks on Kipwe’s sundowner rock, a short stroll from the camp, for stunning views of the surroundings at sunset.

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Day 4 : Twyfelfontein

After an early breakfast you will be treated to an exciting 4x4 excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab River valley 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.

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Day 5 : Etosha National Park

This morning you will have an early departure from Camp Kipwe as you make your way north deeper into the heart of Damaraland.  You will then continue on your journey, having a picnic lunch en route, and you will arrive at the Okaukuejo Resort, located inside the Etosha National Park, in the early afternoon. This rest camp’s focus is the popular floodlit waterhole, where guests can easily linger all day and watch the wildlife come and go.  The basic accommodation, hosting and food is reasonably adequate for the value this rustic rest camp offers; the focus of this camp is its prime location being situation inside the park and thus you can dedicate as much time as possible on game drives within the Etosha National Park, subject to park regulations.

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Day 6 : Etosha National Park

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. 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.  Alternatively, you can opt to spend the whole day out in the park and either take lunch by one of the other rest camps in the area, such as Halali, or have a picnic while watching game at a particularly productive waterhole in the area. Once you are back (gates close at sunset), the rest of the evening can be spent game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole while enjoying dinner, and afterwards.

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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.

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!

Included

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

Excluded

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).
Gratuities.
Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).
Windhoek International Airport transfers.
Pre- and post-safari accommodation in Windhoek