Reference code: SOAN-NF
Max pax: 12
Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21
Your journey begins…
Experience the best of Namibia’s vast and varied landscapes, including the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei, the fascinating, desert-adapted species of the Hoanib Valley and the intriguing Skeleton Coast.
Accommodation: As specified
Meals: As specified in the itinerary
6 Breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
General: Tourism levy and government taxes where applicable, 24hrs medical evacuation insurance
Due to safety reasons, STRICTLY 10kg per person in soft styled luggage are allowed. (Safe storage for the leftover luggage is provided for in Windhoek on request)
Travelling guests are required to indicate their weight.
Any luggage or persons above the restricted weight may require the use of an additional aircraft – which lead to rate increases.
All International / Domestic Flights and taxes, Visas, Travel and Personal accident insurance, Personal Expenses, Excursions / Activities not specified, Gratuities
SOSSOSVLEI – NAMIB DESERT
Namibia is awe-inspiringly impressive from all angles, but viewing the landscapes from a small plane, high in the sky, is magical. This flying safari begins in Windhoek, where we meet our pilot and take to the skies for the flight to Kwessi Dunes in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. As you near the reserve, you’ll fly over the iconic, blood-red dunes stretching for as far as the eye can see. We spend two nights at Kwessi Dunes, a classic canvas-and-thatch lodge in the heart of the striking NamibRand Nature Reserve that offers an escape from the modern world and a chance to reconnect with the wild.
Overnight at Kwessi Dune Camp – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This morning, it’s back to the plane for a flight towards Damaraland. As the plane veers northwards, you’ll pass the Eduard Bohlen, one of the most famous shipwrecks on the coastline that came adrift in 1909, as well as Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour. You’ll then land in Swakopmund for a seafood lunch on the beach and a brief tour of the quaint town, before continuing north in the plane. This dramatic coastline was nicknamed the “gate to hell” by Portuguese sailors who had to navigate the powerful currents in their quest to round the Cape of Good Hope, and the Atlantic Ocean’s power is visible from the air as it hits the rocky coastline. From the air, glimpses of the remnants of shipwrecks are still visible and a stark reminder of nature’s power. The plane will then turn inland toward the Hoanib
Overnight at Hoanib Valley Camp – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Today, you’ll swap 2 wings for 4 wheels for the trip to the renowned Skeleton Coast. The full-day journey is one of the most spectacular drives on the continent, and you will travel along the ephemeral Hoanib River, home to large herds of elephant. From there, the route follows the course of the Hoarusib River, where dry plains give way to a clay-baked landscape, and as the salty sea breeze begins to pick up, so the landscape turns to white dunes. We spend two nights at the award-winning Shipwreck Lodge, designed to resemble the shipwrecks that line the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast.
Overnight at Shipwreck Lodge – Breakfast and dinner.
Our inspiring journey ends today with a flight back to Windhoek, where we part with our pilot and prepare to check into our outbound flight back home.
Or add two nights in the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, a 60,000-hectare private reserve that shares a border with the famous Etosha National Park. The reserve offers unspoiled landscapes and a sense of tranquillity and solitude. Wildlife-wise, you’ll find lion, cheetah and many of Namibia’s fascinating desert species, but the reserve is probably most famous for its substantial population of black and white rhino.