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7-Day Ultimate Namibia Fly-in & Guided Safari (Economy Accommodation)

Our 7-day Ultimate Namibia Fly-in and 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 great sand sea and the desolate Skeleton Coast, including flying over shipwrecks, deserted mining camps and seal colonies before going on to have your own professional and experienced naturalist safari guide accompany you through the northern reaches of Namibia. 

This safari is available in 2 levels of accommodation:

Economy Accommodation
Luxury Accommodation
 
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From
ZAR$81,235
per person sharing*

Highlights

Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes.
Be guided through Namibia’s north by one of Namibia’s most well-known naturalist guides (from Day 3).
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein.
Track for desert-adapted elephants on the ephemeral riverbeds in Damaraland.
Visit an authentic and remote Himba settlement.
Enjoy game viewing from the comfort of your private, air-conditioned safari vehicle with pop top roof, providing a wonderful vantage point for wildlife sightings
Game viewing at a floodlit waterhole at night.
Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats.

Includes

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.

Excludes

International flights
Transfers to/from Windhoek International Airport
Travel insurance
Optional activities
Visas
Vaccinations
Gratuities
Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges

Starts

Windhoek, Namibia

Ends

Windhoek, Namibia

Duration

7 days

Countries visited

Namibia

Departures

Any date of your choice. Advanced bookings recommended, as accommodation is subject to availability.

Price

From ZAR$81,235
per person sharing*

Group Size

2+ people

Safari Type

Lodges and Tented Camps

Accommodation:

Lodge and Luxury Tented Camp

Vehicle

Day 1: Kulala Desert Lodge, 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 to 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

Day 2: Kulala Desert Lodge, 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.

Day 3: Camp Kipwe, 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 naturalist 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 camSummp 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.

Day 4: Camp Kipwe, 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.

Day 5: Okaukuejo Resort, 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. En route you will visit an extremely remote Himba village, only known to a few people. Your guide’s presence and contacts with the local community will ensure you will be welcomed as a ‘friend of a friend’ and that you will be able to spend considerable time there learning about these fascinating nomadic pastoralists. There has been virtually no modern influence on these communities, which makes for a fascinating cultural exchange.  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 late 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.

Day 6: Okaukuejo Resort, 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, the rest of the evening can be spent game viewing at the camp’s floodlit waterhole while enjoying dinner, and afterwards.

Day 7: End of Itinerary
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 Day Centre. You will arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an exciting and informative game drive 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 carnivore ambassadors. 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.

Accommodation

Destination

Basis

Duration

Kulala Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei

FI

2 Nights

Camp Kipwe

Twyfelfontein

FI

2 Nights

Okaukuejo Resort

Etosha National Park

FI

2 Nights

 

 

 

 

Key
FI: Fully Inclusive