The Namibia Flying Safari is a seven day flying safari that visits the main highlights of Namibia. This is the ideal safari for first time visitors to Namibia, who want to see the best the country has to offer, but do not have the time to spend on lengthy drives between destinations. During the course of the safari you will wonder at:
• The Fish River Canyon - one of the world’s most spectacular natural formations
• The dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert - a huge clay pan, enclosed by gigantic mountains of sand
• The Atlantic coastal town of Swakopmund - Namibia's premier seaside resort
• San rock art at Twyfelfontein - a World Heritage Site
• Etosha National Park - one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth
The Namibia Flying Safari schedule and itinerary is completely flexible and best used as a template of what a flying safari in Namibia can be. The travel consultants at the Cardboard Box Travel Shop will help you choose suitable accommodation and suggest changes to the itinerary to include your specific interests. Although this safari outlines a seven day itinerary, the number of days can be altered.
A typical flight around Namibia – customisable in every way.
Departing from Windhoek, the flight to the Fish River takes approximately two hours. Enjoy the view of the Hardap Dam, the Kalahari Desert, the extinct Brukkaros Volcano and the fascinating wide open spaces of the south from a bird's perspective. The famous Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, is today's destination. A road transfer takes you from the landing strip to the lodge. You have the opportunity to relax during lunch time and in the afternoon, ... you can participate on the optional excursion to the northern fringe of the Fish River Canyon. The Canyon Lodge stands proudly amongst impressive granite boulders in seemingly abandoned surroundings. It consists of thatch-roofed bungalows with natural rock walls.
We fly over the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Tsaris Mountains and the picturesque landscape of the pre Namib. After a short fuel stop, we continue to Sesriem and arrive at Sossusvlei Lodge at midday. During the afternoon, you may relax by the pool or participate on an optional excursion. In the solitude of the vast desert lies the Sossusvlei Lodge. Savour the panoramic view over the Namib.
In the early morning hours you take part in an excursion to the Sossusvlei, a shallow depression amongst possibly the highest dunes in the world. Learn about the fauna and flora of this seemingly lifeless desert. Visit the sandstone formations at the Sesriem Canyon, which were formed by the Tsauchab River over millions of years. A low level flight takes you over the dune belt towards the coast to the Swakopmund Airport.
A morning transfer takes us to Walvis Bay, where you participate on an interesting boat cruise. Visit the harbour and see the various marine birds and seals, maybe even dolphins. A snack is served on board, consisting of Namibian oysters and cold champagne, as well as soft drinks. In the afternoon, our Flying Safari takes us along the Skeleton Coast. See the seal colony at Cape Cross, some ship wrecks, the Messum crater and the dry river beds which wind ... their way through the Namib. We arrive at the lodge during the afternoon.
The rock art here is one of the largest collections of its kind on the African continent. After you have inspected the area we depart for the world famous Etosha National Park. The Park covers an area of 22 270 kilometres square of saline desert, savannah and woodland. Etosha is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The main feature of the park is the salt pan, which is a vast shallow depression of white saline sand that shimmers ... with mirages during the heat of most days. It is known as the ‘great white place of dry water'. To observe the large herds of game against this eerie background makes the Etosha game-viewing experience unique.
Today you participate on the morning and afternoon guided game drives into the Etosha National Park. Quite a few of the animals found in the park are rare and endangered, such as the black rhino and the black-faced impala. Approximately 340 bird species occur in the Etosha National Park, of which only one third is migratory. Etosha is one of the most important breeding grounds of the greater and lesser flamingo in the Southern African region. This park is a bird-watcher’s and photographer's paradise!
After a leisurely breakfast, it is time to say good bye to this adventurous area. A two and a half hour flight takes us back to Windhoek. This is your last chance to view the magnificent spaces of Namibia.
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The itinerary above is a guideline only and whilst we try to adhere to it there may be circumstances when it may change - for example weather and/or road conditions, seasonal daylight hours etc. Overnight stops on occasion may be altered from those indicated.
3 or 4 days with overnight stays at several lodges.
A fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth.
Like the Skeleton Coast Fly-In, plus Sossusvlei.
With the added opportunity for game viewing in Etosha.
The third Skeleton Coast Safaris, plus Luderitz.
A 6-night flying itinerary to the NamibRand, Hoanib Valley and the Skeleton Coast, with options to include Etosha.
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