Luxury Namibia Fly-&-Drive Safari
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This luxury fly drive safari covers the main highlights of Namibia as well as some hidden gems. After your night in Windhoek you will depart on a light aircraft flight south to the NamibRand Nature Reserve. From here it is a scenic road transfer through to Kulala Desert Lodge with a private entrance into the National Park of Sossusvlei and Sesriem. A once in a lifetime hot air balloon trip over the dunes is included. You’ll then head to Swakopmund followed by the world famous Etosha National Park and the private Ongava conservancy. The last night is spent at Okonjima Lodge north of Waterberg Plateau. (ATI)
You’ll be met on your arrival at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport by a representative who will hand over your travel documents, brief you on your route and assist with any queries you may have. Then you’ll head over to your accommodation in Windhoek – the Olive Grove Guesthouse is set amongst an olive tree plantation and is an incredibly scenic and luxurious resort, with views of the Windhoek Mountains.
Overnight: Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek
Day 2 & 3
Today you’ll jump straight into the action, taking a scenic flight high over the Tsaris Mountains to the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. On your third day, you will begin with an early morning balloon flight over the stunning scenery of the Namib Naukluft. When you land you can enjoy a champagne breakfast before being transferred back to the Wolwedans Dune Lodge for some fun activities. This lodge combines the best of both worlds – the ambience of a tented lodge but the security and comfort of a building. The panoramic vistas from the grounds are stunning.
Overnight: Wolwedans Dune Lodge, Namib Rand Nature Reserve
A road transfer will take you along one of Namibia’s most scenic roads to your next destination – Sossusvlei. Whilst staying at the Kulala Desert Lodge you’ll be able to enjoy an inclusive tour to the National Park of Sesriem and onwards to Sossusvlei. The wonderful desert scenery really is something special. In the afternoon of day 5, after exploring the desert of Sossusvlei, you can take a walk to Deadvlei to see the bizarre collection of ancient camelthorn trees.
Overnight: Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei
Day 6 & 7
After breakfast you will be transferred to the nearest airstrip in time for you flight to Swakopmund. Swakopmund is a lovely resort town, with a number of historic features and a great range of restaurants. There are a number of indigenous plants and wildlife found here, due to the damp and cool weather conditions.
On day 7, you will head down to Walvis Bay; a favourite nesting and feeding site for thousands of birds. Then you will head on to the Kuiseb Delta. Turning south you will then start to approach Sandwich Harbour for an enjoyable picnic lunch. The afternoon brings time with bird watching or even looking out for seals, dolphins and whales. You’ll arrive back in Swakopmund in the late afternoon, where you can then relax at your leisure.
Overnight: Swakopmund Boutique Hotel, Swakopmund
Day 8 & 9
On your first day of self-driving, you will be taken through some breath-taking scenery which changes slowly the further you travel, from open gravelled plains to mountains in the Damaraland region. You will drive past Brandberg, which is Namibia’s highest mountain, as well as the Huab River. There are desert elephants here, which are rare but well worth looking out for.
On day 9, you will have the option to relax by the pool or in the shaded lounge, or take part in excursions. These include an optional nature drive to see mountain zebra and desert elephants, as well as an excursion to Twyfelfontein to see rock etchings and paintings with a local guide. You’ll also have the option to see the ‘Burnt Mountain’, a fascinating area of volcanic rock which is an amazing area which looks like flames are rising from the mountain when the sun passes over it.
Overnight: Mowani Mountain Camp, Twyfelfontein Area
Day 10 & 11
Today you will enjoy breakfast at Mowani before driving to Etosha via the Andersson (Okaukuejo Gate). In addition to early morning game drives, you will be able to enjoy the wildlife which roam around the grounds of the lodge during the afternoon drives. There are many species of wildlife thriving here, including leopards, lions, rhino, giraffe and elephants. The dining area of the camp overlooks the watering hole, so you’ll be able to watch the animals while you relax!
Overnight: Ongava Tented Camp, Southern Etosha
Return to Windhoek today, a drive of approximately three hours, in time to connect with your onward flight.
Please note, all visitors will be required to pay Park Fees (locally in cash) when entering the National Parks in Namibia. Full details will be provided with your information pack on arrival into Windhoek, however, as a guide, the current rate is 80 Namibian Rand per person per day (approximately £5 per person). This rate is subject to change without notice.
- Personal service with a complimentary meet and greet
- Full detailed itinerary for the duration of your stay and marked road map
- Complimentary ice box and fully programmable mobile phone with N$50 credit
- Life Saver Medi-Vac Insurance, including N$25,000 of emergency treatment cover
- 24hr contact and emergency line for queries or general information