What better way to experience the breathtaking nature of Namibia than from above? Without the hassle of traffic, you will travel from one destination to the next. You will explore the red dunes in Sossusvlei, the diverse coast of Swakopmund, the beautiful nature of the Hoanib Valley, the silence of the Skeleton Coast and the rich wildlife of the Etosha Heights area.
Arrival at the International Airport of Windhoek (Hosea Kutako International Airport). A transfer company will drive you to your accommodation in Windhoek, where you will have the opportunity to spend the afternoon at leisure.
Windhoek is a city of many contrasts. Modern skyscrapers blend with historic buildings dating from the turn of the century. Several buildings from the German colonial era have been preserved and restored to fulfil useful functions in the community today.
A transfer company will drive you from your accommodation to the Eros Airport, where you will embark on a light-aircraft transfer to NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast privately owned reserve covering almost 200 000 hectares bordering the Namib Naukluft Park.
On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by one of your local guides, who will transfer you to the lodge.
The Dune Lodge is perched on top of a dune plateau, overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions and capturing the beauty of the desert in a most memorable way.
Two activities are included today.
The lodge’s experienced guides will introduce you to the desert’s habitat and diverse fauna and flora and will accompany you into the desert, enlightening you of the wilderness’s own history and residents.
Today’s flight will give you an aerial view of the majestic dunes surrounding Sossusvlei. Proceed along the coast (subject to weather conditions) over Conception Bay, Sandwich Harbour and its famous lagoon to Swakopmund.
This quaint desert town with its old-world charm and relaxed atmosphere hedged by desert and sea, is enhanced by lush green lawns and palm trees.
Once you land at the Swakopmund Airport, a transfer company will drive you to your accommodation where you can spend the afternoon at leisure.
Swakopmund has plenty of activities on offer. Ask our dedicated team for more information and they will be happy to assist you.
We can recommend a dolphin cruise (not included in the travel price):
You will be picked up at your accommodation and driven to the nearby town of Walvis Bay, from where your boat cruise with Laramon Tours departs. Please ensure that you have had breakfast and are ready to leave Swakopmund by approx. 08h00, as you are requested to be at the check-in at the Walvis Bay Waterfront by approx. 08h45.
The scenic drive from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay takes about 45 minutes. Don’t forget to take a hat, sunscreen and a warm jacket along. After 3 exciting hours the catamaran will dock and your guide will return you to the Guesthouse.
Your cruise today departs the Walvis Bay Yacht club at approx. 09h00 and takes you through the harbour, passing moored Russian trawlers en route and on to Pelican Point, where inquisitive seals will swim up to the boats looking for something to eat, all whilst pods of Heaviside and Bottlenose Dolphins swim alongside the boat. For bird lovers, apart from seeing flamingos, cormorants and pelicans, there are common sightings of the White Chinned Petrel, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Black Oystercatcher and even the Jackass Penguin. With a bit of luck you might see a Sunfish (Mola Mola) and the Leatherback Turtles. In season, the larger mammals like the Southern Right Whale and the Humpback Whales may be spotted and occasionally the Killer Whales (Orcas).
To round the trip off you will be spoilt with fresh Walvis Bay oysters, snacks and cold sparkling wine on board as you make your way back to the docking station.
A transfer company will fetch you at your accommodation and drive you to the Swakopmund Airport for your flight to your next destination: the Hoanib Valley Camp.
Situated on the banks of the Obias River in the Kunene region, north-western Namibia, Hoanib Valley Camp is an excellent base from which to explore the fascinating and breathtaking scenery of the Kaokoveld.
The activities offered by the camp focus on the flora and fauna that have adapted to this desert region. In addition to being known for the dry region of the Kaokoveld and the desert elephants that live here, the region is also home to many other animals. You can also participate in exciting game observation trips and see, with a bit of luck, giraffes, springboks, oryx and even lions.
Guests can also join the guides for a visit to the local tribes of Himba, Herero or Damara.
Today you will be transferred (by road) from the Hoanib Valley Camp to Shipwreck Lodge. Make sure to have your camera ready as you might spot a few animals along the way.
Shipwreck Lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers in the Skeleton Coast Park, only 68 km north of Möwe Bay.
Two activities are included today.
There are day excursions by vehicle to the Möwe Bay seal colony. Guests will be shown the remnants of the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck, abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by the reeds at the Flamingo pools.
You could take part in a sundowner drive to the roaring dunes. This is an afternoon excursion by vehicle to the Oasis water point, which is complimented by the smoothly sculptured roaring dunes of the concession area to conclude the “must do” sundowner.
Enjoy a full day Hoarusib River excursion. A 4×4 trip to the Clay Castles, a natural geological formation, where brown hyenas are often encountered. Fortunate clients could possibly see the desert adapted elephants and lions. If you would like a lunch with a different scenery, then try the beach lunch, weather permitting. A wonderful lunch wets the appetite of the nature lover, who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze, the ebb and flow of the ocean.
Your destination today is nestled on a hillside amongst Mopani trees overlooking a large waterhole and the vast expanse of Etosha. Safarihoek Lodge offers infinite views over the plains below.
The impressive 60 000 hectares of classic Etosha landscape around Safarihoek Lodge is dominated by vast flat savannah, interspersed by Mopani woodland, riverine forest and scattered salt pans.
Join the lodge today on game drives and bush walks, where the experienced guides share with their guests their intimate knowledge of the wildlife and the land that is part of their natural heritage.
Perfect for wildlife observation is the hide at the lodge. Guests can take their time to view the activities at the waterhole – being in the hide creates perfect photograph opportunities.
Your flight today will take you back to the Hosea Kutako International Airport, where you check in for your flight home. Please ensure to book the latest possible flight, to compensate for possible delays.
We wish you a safe journey home.
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