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Namibia Highlights
Fly-in Safari

Starts
Windhoek
Ends
Windhoek

Highlights

Sossusvlei dune sunrise
African art Icon
Damaraland's ancient art
Etosha wildlife safari
Fly-in scenic transfers

Discover Namibia from the sky on this 7-day journey that brings you closer to the soul-stirring landscapes and majestic wildlife of Sossusvlei, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park. This adventure starts and ends in Windhoek, offering a seamless journey across some of Africa’s most breathtaking vistas and intimate wildlife encounters.

Fly between destinations, each view from above a prelude to the wonders below. From the red dunes of Sossusvlei to the ancient rock art of Damaraland and the abundant wildlife of Etosha, this tour promises a symphony of unforgettable moments and deep connections with nature’s timeless beauty.

Sossusvlei

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Sossusvlei, nestled within the Namib-Naukluft Park of Namibia, presents a landscape of monumental dunes, some of the tallest in the world. Its vivid orange sands, shaped by the wind, create a stunning contrast against the crisp blue sky, inviting dawn and dusk observers alike for its picturesque views.

This area is not only a photographer’s paradise but also a place for introspection, as the silence and scale of the dunes offer a profound sense of solitude and awe. The sight of ancient camel thorn trees against the backdrop of towering dunes at Deadvlei adds an almost surreal experience to the visit.

Upon arrival you will be met by one of our Safari365 representatives. From Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) you will fly over the Khomas Hochland and the Naukluft Mountains down the 1000m escarpment to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. This is a private light aircraft flight for 1 hour 10 minutes duration.

On the way: A sneak preview of Sossusvlei – the main attraction – as seen from the air will reveal an endless sea of copper-and-ochre sand dunes stretching to the Skeleton Coast and the Atlantic Sea.

When you’re there: Your must-do activity is an excursion into Sossusvlei. Wander about Dead Pan, with its eerie dream-like collection of petrified acacia trees and red dunes rising sheer from the salt-white pan. Climb a dune and capture the full force of a sea of red sand dunes as far as you can see… best experienced at sunrise.

Back at your lodge, take scenic game drives into the desert looking for creatures great, small and odd. Sunsets are saluted in traditional African fashion and the evening under the desert sky will lull you into a deep and peaceful sleep.

Air transfer from Windhoek International Airport or Eros Domestic to Sossusvlei & a road transfer to accommodation.
Starts:

Windhoek

Ends:
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Aerial view from a Microlight - Sossusvlei area which can be seen with a Namibia Fly-in safari
Private flight - Sossusvlei area of Namibia

1 x Sundowner game drive

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge in Namibia is a beautiful lodge nestled amongst the foothills of the Naukluft Mountains, just outside the Namib Naukluft National Park. It’s known for its stunning desert scenery, luxurious accommodations, and unique blend of modern design and traditional Namibian influences.

There are 11 luxury thatched chalets, each with its own private deck and en-suite bathroom. The chalets are spacious and airy, with large windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding desert. There’s also a main building with a swimming pool, lounge area, and restaurant.

The lodge offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy, including guided nature walks, game drives, hot air balloon rides, and sundowner drives. Guests can also relax by the pool, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply soak up the stunning scenery.

Location: Located on the banks of the Tsauchab River, just a 20-minute drive from the Sesriem Gate, the entrance to the world-famous Sossusvlei dunes. This prime location offers easy access to some of Namibia’s most breathtaking landscapes.

Sustainability: Hoodia Desert Lodge is committed to sustainable tourism practices. They use solar power to generate electricity, recycle water, and source local ingredients for their restaurant.

Sossusvlei

Day 2

Spend time on a guided trip visiting the amazing sights of Sossusvlei and Sesrem. Highlights are seeing Sossuvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, Elim Dune and Sesriem Canyon.

1 x Guided Sossusvlei excursion including a full picnic lunch in the dunes

Damaraland

Day 3

Discover the rugged beauty and ancient wonders of Damaraland on this extraordinary journey through Namibia’s northwest. Flying over vast plains and rugged mountains, you’ll be captivated by the dramatic landscapes that unfold beneath you. Touch down in Twyfelfontein, home to Africa’s most concentrated collection of San rock art, where ancient petroglyphs tell the stories of generations past.

In Damaraland, every corner reveals a new marvel, from the towering peaks of the Brandberg Mountain to the surreal landscapes of the Petrified Forest. Embark on guided nature drives in search of desert-adapted elephants, lions, and other wildlife that roam this rugged terrain. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region, where traditional Himba communities maintain age-old customs amidst the harsh desert environment.

When you’ve had your fill of cloudless blue skies, vast open spaces, ever-changing hues and pristine wilderness it’s time for your next Namibian treat – Damaraland.

On the way: As you fly over one of the world’s largest nature reserves the land changes from dunes and mountains to vast plains that collide with a dune belt along the Skeleton Coast past Conception Bay, Sandwich Harbour and Walvis Bay. It’s a scenic flight for 1 hour 30 minutes with a refueling stop of 30 minutes. You will land in Swakopmund to re-fuel your plane for the flight to Twyfelfontein in Damaraland.

When you’re there: Twyfelfontein is the scene of Africa’s most concentrated collection of San rock art and the scenery is tranquil, picturesque and unique.

Birding, geology, nature walks and scenic drives compliment the unique Namibian experience that is Damaraland. Go in search of the desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife.

*Your stay includes:
1 x Nature drive to search for the desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife
1 x Guided Twyfelfontein Excursion

Transfer from lodge to airstrip. Light aircraft flight from Sossusvlei to Twyfelfontein. Transfer from Twyfelfontein to lodge.
Starts:

Hoodia Desert Lodge

Ends:
Mowani Mountain Camp

1 x Nature drive to search for the desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife in the surrounding area

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

It sits perched amidst towering granite boulders, offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of the surrounding plains and distant mountains. This remote location allows guests to truly immerse themselves in the tranquility of the Namibian wilderness.

Mowani offers luxurious suites and villas, each uniquely designed and built into the rocks. They boast private balconies or terraces, spacious interiors, and en-suite bathrooms, some even with al fresco bathtubs. The natural rock pools and outdoor dining areas contribute to the harmonious blend of luxury and nature.

Guests can embark on guided game drives to spot desert-adapted elephants, black rhinos, and other fascinating wildlife. Nature walks, cultural excursions, and scenic sundowners on the boulders are also popular choices. The nearby Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beckons with its ancient rock engravings and paintings.

Damaraland

Day 4

Twfyelfontein has famous historical rock engravings of the San Bushmen. There are at least 2 500 engravings which are between 1000 to 10 000 years old. The engravings were made with metal tools.

Namibia is best known for its majestic desert landscapes and rewarding game-viewing and this area is no exception. This area supports a large number of animal species including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, eland, kudu, giraffe, klipspringer, steenbok, gemsbok and springbok. There is also excellent birding.

Mowani Mountain Camp

1 x Guided Twyfelfontein Excursion

Etosha East

Day 5

Etosha National Park stands as one of Namibia’s most iconic and diverse wildlife reserves, encompassing vast plains, shimmering salt pans, and acacia woodlands. Renowned for its exceptional game viewing opportunities, the park is home to a rich array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and rhinos. Its unique landscape, characterized by the expansive Etosha Pan, provides a dramatic backdrop for unforgettable safari experiences.

Visitors to Etosha can embark on game drives across the park’s network of well-maintained roads, stopping at waterholes to observe the mesmerizing spectacle of animals gathering to drink. The park also offers guided night drives, providing an opportunity to spot elusive nocturnal species such as leopards and hyenas. With its abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery, Etosha National Park promises an immersive safari adventure unlike any other in Africa.

When you’ve had your fill of cloudless blue skies, vast open spaces, ever-changing hues and pristine wilderness it’s time for your next Namibian treat – Damaraland.

On the way: As you fly over one of the world’s largest nature reserves the land changes from dunes and mountains to vast plains that collide with a dune belt along the Skeleton Coast past Conception Bay, Sandwich Harbour and Walvis Bay. It’s a scenic flight for 1 hour 30 minutes with a refueling stop of 30 minutes. You will land in Swakopmund to re-fuel your plane for the flight to Twyfelfontein in Damaraland.

When you’re there: Twyfelfontein is the scene of Africa’s most concentrated collection of San rock art and the scenery is tranquil, picturesque and unique.

Birding, geology, nature walks and scenic drives compliment the unique Namibian experience that is Damaraland. Go in search of the desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife.

*Your stay includes:

1 x Nature drive to search for the desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife
1 x Guided Twyfelfontein Excursion

Flight transfer from Damaraland to Etosha National Park || 1 – 3 pax SUV per aircraft
Starts:

Mowani Mountain Camp

Ends:
Mushara Outpost

1 x Afternoon game activity

Mushara Outpost

Mushara Outpost

Tucked away on the banks of an old dry riverbed (omuramba) just 10 km from the Von Lindequist Gate of Etosha, Mushara Outpost sits on the doorstep of one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves. This proximity promises easy access to incredible game viewing opportunities.

The Outpost provides a taste of old-fashioned safari charm with 16 custom-made tent-like structures crafted from wood and canvas. These spacious and comfortable units offer en-suite bathrooms, private verandas, and stunning views of the surrounding bushveld.

The main focus at Mushara Outpost is exploring the wonders of Etosha National Park. Guided game drives, bush walks, and night drives are all readily available, allowing guests to encounter diverse wildlife including lions, elephants, rhinos, and countless other species. Relaxing by the pool, enjoying delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients, and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere are also part of the experience.

Etosha East

Day 6

Mushara Outpost offers friendly, warm and personalised service on the outskirts of the Etosha National Park. Spend time relaxing at the outdoor swimming pool or sitting on your private terrace. With spacious rooms and large communal main public areas, you will be able to relax at this tented lodge. This boutique lodge is the perfect location overlooking an active waterhole.

The area has 114 species of mammal and 340 species of birds, so you will see a great variety of wildlife on your Namibia highlights – fly-in safari.

Mushara Outpost

Morning and afternoon game activity

Windhoek

Day 7

Bid farewell to the wildlife, the peace and tranquility and the unspoiled scenery as you fly back to Windhoek in time to catch your outbound flight at the end of your amazing Namibia highlights fly-in safari tour. The flight will be 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Light aircraft flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek || 1 – 3 pax SUV per aircraft
Starts:

Mushara Outpost

Ends:
Windhoek Airport

Breakfast
Morning game activity

Summary

Namibia Highlights Fly-In Safari

Start / End
Windhoek | Windhoek
Accommodation
2 nights at Hoodia Desert Lodge, 2 nights at Mowani Mountain Camp & 2 nights at Mushara Outpost
Meals & Drinks
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks in Namibia.
Activities

Sossusvlei: Guided excursion, plus sundowner drive.
Twyfelfontein: Early morning nature drive with drinks and snacks included for 4-6 hours. There is also self-guided nature walks.
Twyfelfontein: Mid-afternoon to discover Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, also seeing Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes.
Twyfelfontein: Special sundowners while you relax and watch one of the most spectacular sunsets.
Etosha East: Game drives to learn about the Etosha pan, the flora and fauna.

Transport
All air transfers after joining in Windhoek until finishing in Windhoek
Bonuses
Private light aircraft flights

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

Accommodation as indicated
Meals and beverages as indicated
Meet and greet upon arrival
Activities as indicated including park entry fees
Private charter flights as indicated
Airstrip transfers as necessary

Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature
Lunch on day 2
Optional extra activities
International flights
Holiday or personal insurance
Staff gratuities
Visas and visa applications

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