Wing Safaris over Namibia are certainly the most exclusive way we can introduce Namibia to you. Avoid exhausting road trips and still enjoy one highlight after the other.
Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, where you will be met by a representative of Namibia Tracks and Trails who will chat with you about your tour. Feel free to ask the representative any questions you might have.
Afterwards you embark on a light-aircraft transfer to Sossusvlei, home to some of the world’s highest sand dunes.
On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by one of your local guides, who will transfer you to Little Kulala (or similar).
Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, the lodge is a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. A world of vast spaces, endless horizons and rugged mountain heights, the utter tranquillity and extraordinary clarity of light make this area one of Africa’s most compelling landscapes.
Enjoy a sundowner drive in the afternoon.
Today you have an early morning start for a visit to the Sossusvlei dunes. The park gates open at dawn and the golden light just after sunrise is perfect for photographs.
Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world and provide photographic enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light. Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60km east of the Atlantic Ocean.
However, due to the dry conditions in the Namib Desert the River seldom flows this far and the pan remains bone-dry most years.
Close to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei is a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor. The pan was formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. However, the climate changed and the sand dunes encroached on the pan, blocking the river from reaching the area. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate. Deadvlei is at least 1km walk from the parking lot so be sure to take drinking water with you.
After exploring all that Sossusvlei and Deadvlei have to offer, drive to the Sesriem Canyon, located approximately 4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The Tsauchab River has shaped the Canyon over millions of years and it is one of the few places in the area that holds water all year round. The early Afrikaans explorers in the region named the canyon after the fact that they had to use six (“ses”) leather straps (“riem”) tied together to create a rope long enough to lower buckets into the canyon below, in order to fetch water.
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.
A transfer company will drive you from the Swakopmund Airport to your accommodation.
Spend the day at leisure or explore Swakopmund on your own account.
A transfer company will drive you from your accommodation to the Swakopmund Airport.
You will board the small aircraft for your charter to Twyfelfontein. After check-in at the camp you enjoy an afternoon excursion to Twyfelfontein, the Burnt Mountains and the Organ Pipes.
Today you embark on a morning drive in search of the desert elephants.
After breakfast transfer to the airfield for your flight to a private game reserve bordering the Etosha National Park. Upon landing at Ongava’s private airstrip your rangers already await you and will transfer you to Ongava Lodge. Ongava Lodge is situated along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve. Ongava is the ideal place from which to base your activities when visiting Etosha.
Ongava Lodge is one of Namibia’s premier lodges on one of the country’s most important private game reserves. The well-established Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately owned Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Placed as it is close to the top of a hill in the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, the vantage point is beautiful and overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and the plains beyond.
Ongava Lodge offers luxury accommodation in 14 rock-and-thatch en-suite chalets. There are impressive views over the camp’s waterhole from the main lounge and dining areas and there is also an inviting pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Meals are either served in the main dining area under thatch or on the dining deck under the stars.
Activities include game drives into Etosha, spending time in the camp hide, and nature drives and walks on the reserve. Ongava has resident white and black rhino, giving guests staying at Ongava the opportunity to see both species.
The following morning you embark on a morning game drive in the Etosha National Park.
After a light lunch and a siesta back at the lodge you explore the Ongava Reserve on an afternoon game drive.
After a last morning activity & breakfast the scheduled flight takes you to the Okonjima Nature Reserve, which is the home of the AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and protection of Namibian wild cats, in particular leopard and cheetah.
Enjoy the opportunity to admire and photograph these predators during the afternoon activity.
Today you fly back to Windhoek in time for check-in on your outbound flight.
Take care of all formalities and bid farewell to Namibia; we wish you a safe journey home.
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