Namibia is a land of unique places, incredible scenery and fascinating wildlife. While any combination of time and place can be made, a flying safari takes in some of the country’s finest areas: Sossusvlei’s legendary red dunes, the rugged topography of Damaraland and the wildlife-filled Etosha National Park. Accommodation is in small luxury camps set within Wilderness Safaris private concessions, while Wilderness Air transfers guests seamlessly between destinations.
- Little Kulala offers close proximity and private access to the dunes of Sossusvlei
- Explore the dramatic Kulala Wilderness Reserve by quad bike, hot air balloon, nature drive or on foot
- Damaraland Camp is owned and largely run by the local community, who have injected their own distinctive optimism and cheerful nature into their guests’ experience.
- Ongava Game Reserve is perfectly placed for productive excursions into the iconic Etosha National Park
Depart from Windhoek by air and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the mountains and the desert floor. Spend two nights exploring the Sossusvlei region, staying in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve, which provides convenient access to the splendour of the towering red dunes of the Namib.
Activities at Little Kulala start with morning guided game drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei and include a visit to the fascinating Sesriem Canyon, scenic sundowners and hot air balloon excursions (at extra cost; weather dependent).
Leaving the imposing dunes we make our way to our next destination via a scenic flight over the Namib Desert, offering a different perspective of the “dune sea” – including the possibility of seeing shipwreck remains plus an old mining camp. After flying along a section of coastline to Swakopmund where we land for refuelling, we head inland to the flat-topped mountains and fascinating riverbeds of northern Damaraland for two nights at Damaraland Camp.
Damaraland Camp is famous for its diverse array of desert-adapted wildlife, especially elephant, and its highly successful partnership with the local Torra community. Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the dramatic scenery and fascinating wildlife of the region. Desert-adapted elephant are a highlight of the area, although the natural cycle of rainfall dictates the seasonal movements of wildlife along the Huab River. Guests can visit the local communities which include Nama-Damara, Herero, Owambo, and the displaced Riemvasmaakers of South Africa. Damaraland is also world-famous for its ancient rock art. Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.
Continue to Ongava Game Reserve on your scheduled air transfer by light aircraft. The flight reveals the considerable contrast of the stark and rocky scenery of Damaraland and Kaokoveld to the richer woodland areas and grassy plains of wildlife-rich Ongava and Etosha. Stay for two nights at either Ongava Tented Camp or Ongava Lodge. Intimate Ongava Tented Camp is tucked away in the west of the reserve and overlooks a waterhole at which a plethora of wildlife congregates to drink. Ongava Lodge is nestled around a scenic rocky outcrop and overlooks the vast plains beyond as well as a productive waterhole that is floodlit at night.
Guided morning and afternoon/evening game drives take place on the 30 000-hectare private Ongava Game Reserve. The reserve is famed for its population of rhino as well as lion and other game such as antelope, including endemic black-faced impala, and zebra.
Full- or half-day guided morning and afternoon game drives in Etosha, Namibia’s prime savannah wilderness area; see the vast saltpan as well as the perennial springs that provide the water which attracts the Park’s high-density big game population.
Offered seasonally and subject to an available walking guide, nature walks through the area take in the abundant array of life, from unusual plants to arid-adapted animals, with a chance of tracking rhino.
Transfer by light aircraft to Hosea Kutako International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.