|WHY WE HAND-PICKED THIS EXPERIENCE:
Indulge in the luxury of a flying safari exploring the best Namibia has to offer from the air. Experience the country’s most iconic areas, dramatic scenery, spectacular dunes & star-filled night skies.
Wings Over Namibia Flying Safari
- Experience a 6 Night/7 Day Namibia Flying Safari
- 2 nts Sossusvlei/2 nts Damaraland/2 nts Ongava Game Reserve/Etosha
- (Start: Windhoek – End: Windhoek)
- Explore some of the finest and most iconic areas in Namibia including Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Etosha
- Namibia is the epitome of open space with private concessions offering 30 230 hectares per guest
- Discover some of the world’s tallest dunes at Sossusvlei reaching a height of up to 300 meters.
- The rugged Damaraland known for its friendly people offers 360 degree views, home to Africa’s largest collection of prehistoric rock art at Twyfelfontein and desert-adapted elephant herds.
- Natural wonders include the world-renowned wildlife paradise of Etosha National Park, the highest density wildlife area within Namibia.
- Experience the country’s dramatic scenery, its desert-adapted wildlife & star-filled night skies
|BEST TIME TO GO||Dry Season: Jun-Oct: Magnificent landscapes and perfect stargazing can be experienced in the Sossusvlei area. In Damaraland & Skeleton Coast, wildlife is concentrated in the river valleys. Game species such as desert-adapted elephant and lion, giraffe and kudu tend to concentrate along these river systems and natural springs. In Ongava & Etosha, high game concentrations and density around waterholes can be expected. Game viewing usually peaks from June to October, especially in September/ October. Night time temperatures in June and July are very cold and September and October can be extremely hot during the day.
Green Season: Dec-Mar: Summer in Namibia is hot however it is the best season for birding. Late summer, also known as the ideal ‘green desert’ offers an abundance of colour and life in the form of wildlife, grass and flowers. Temperatures are high with daytime temperatures reaching around 40° Celsius and milder evenings. For the photographer this is a special time: breathtaking horizons, dramatic light and lightning displays, fresh clean air with towering cloud formations, and visibly more energetic game. The public Sossusvlei area receives fewer tourists at this time of year offering a far more intimate experience.
Transition Season: Apr, May & Nov: The Sossusvlei dunes can be visited year round, however April and May are the best times to see them. Damaraland and Skeleton Coast offer comfortable days and pleasant evenings. Wildlife such as desert-adapted elephant start moving back to the ephemeral river systems of the Huab and Aba-Huab. Game viewing in April and early May is trickier due to availability of water throughout Etosha and Ongava. From May, the seasonal waterholes start drying up and wildlife moves towards the more permanent water sources offering better game viewing.
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Wings Over Namibia Flying Safari
Day 1-3: Namibia - Sossusvlei
Depart from Windhoek by light aircraft and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and the desert floor. You will fly to Little Kulala in the Sossusvlei region, where you will stay for 2 nights in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve.
Overnight: Sossusvlei – Little Kulala 2 nights – All meals & twice daily activities
Little Kulala is a luxurious desert lodge located in the private 27 000-hectare (67 000-acre) Kulala Wilderness Reserve and offers the perfect base from where guests can discover the fascinating towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei and starry desert skies. Accommodation consists of 11 thatched “kulalas” (the word means ‘to sleep’) with air-conditioning blending effortlessly into the desert landscape, each with a private plunge pool, both indoor and outdoor showers and a rooftop star bed for romantic star gazing in Namibia. An elegant entertainment area includes a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining areas. Little Kulala’s interiors make use of neutral colours, beautiful textures and natural light and draws its inspiration from its surroundings.
Day 2 – 3: Sossusvlei – Little Kulala
After breakfast you will enjoy a morning activity. Activities on offer at Little Kulala include excursions to the Sossusvlei dunes and Sesriem Canyon, nature drives, walking trails, quad bike excursions and sleep outs under the stars enjoying the spectacular stargazing.
Enjoy a sleep-out under the stars at Little Kulala Lodge
Day 3: Damaraland – Damaraland Camp, Torra Conservancy
After breakfast you will leave the sandy dunes and make your way to the next destination with a scenic flight over the Namib Desert for a different perspective of the “dune-sea” – including the possibility of seeing a shipwreck remains plus an old mining camp. After flying along a section of coastline to Swakopmund where you will land for refuelling, you head inland to the flat-topped mountains and fascinating riverbeds of northern Damaraland.
Overnight: Damaraland – Damaraland Camp 2 nights – All meals & twice daily activities
Damaraland Camp is situated in the Torra Conservancy and offers sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. This modern, eco-friendly luxurious desert retreat offers 10 elevated adobe-styled, thatched units (including a family unit). A spacious, thatched living area consists of a fireplace, bar, and swimming pool. An open campfire and outdoor ‘boma’ can be enjoyed during peaceful evenings. Damaraland offers superb stargazing on crystal-clear night skies.
Day 4: Damaraland - Damaraland Camp
Damaraland Camp is famous for its variety of desert-adapted wildlife, especially elephant, and its highly successful partnership with the local Torra Community. Activities on offer include nature drives, cultural activities, guided nature walks and rock art excursions.
Sundowners at Damaraland
Back at the camp for a peaceful evening
Day 5 - 7: Ongava - Ongava Lodge
Today you will travel to Ongava Game Reserve via light aircraft transfer. The flight offers the opportunity to experience the contrast of the stark and rocky scenery of Damaraland and the Kaokoveld and the richer woodland areas and grassy plains of wildlife-rich Ongava and Etosha. You will stay at either Ongava Tented Camp or Ongava Lodge for two nights. The small and intimate Ongava Tented Camp is hidden in the west of the Reserve and overlooks a waterhole to which an abundance of wildlife congregates to drink. Ongava Lodge is situated around a rocky outcrop and overlooks the vast plains beyond plus a busy waterhole that is floodlit at night.
Overnight: Ongava – Ongava Lodge 2 nights – All meals & twice daily activities
Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Its location near the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range offers a great vantage point and overlooks a busy waterhole. Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets. There are magnificent views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas as well as a pool for refreshing afternoon dips. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.
Day 6: Ongava - Ongava Lodge
After breakfast you will enjoy a morning activity. Activities at Ongava include game drives as well as nature walks.
Early morning game drive at Ongava
Few experiences beat an African sunset
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast and check-out you will depart by light aircraft back to Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek.
End of your Namibia Safari!
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