Journey Through Northern Namibia
TAKE TO THE SKIES
Namibia is awe-inspiringly impressive from all angles,
but from a small plane, high up in the skies, it’s even more
extraordinary. And that’s exactly why we’ve come up with
this ultimate Namibian fly-in safari. For seven days, you’ll
swap four wheels (almost) for two wings, and travel across
Namibia on a series of short flights, so all that’s left to
do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery sweeping below
Your Namibian Flying Adventure begins in Windhoek. From
here, you’ll fly over the vast desert-scapes of northern
Namibia to the private Etosha Heights Reserve on the edge of
Etosha National Park for some serious wildlife watching.
You’ll then fly west towards the Atlantic Coastline over the
remote Kaokoland area, touching down for a few days to
explore on ground-level – and it’s just as spectacular, we
promise – before soaring back down south to Swakopmund.
- Gaze down at Namibia’s mesmerising scenery – it’s
only from the air that you can appreciate the
mind-boggling vastness of the landscape.
- Fulfil your safari dreams with game drives and bush
walks in the private Etosha Heights Farm Reserve.
- Search for endangered rhino; the area around Etosha
Heights Reserve has one of the highest concentrations of
white rhino on the continent.
- Discover the magic of Kaokoland, a remote, rugged
and totally unspoiled swathe of Namibia.
- Look for desert-adapted elephant, free roaming black
rhino, and other unique, desert wildlife in the sandy
riverbeds of the Hoanib Valley.
- Spend time with the iconic Himba and Herero people
of northern Namibia.
Cool and comfortable Safarihoek Lodge is perched high on
a ridge, with camera-loving vistas across the plains of
Etosha Heights Private Reserve. The 11 thatch chalets are
raised above the ground on wooden platforms, truly making
the most of that view, and all have ensuite bathrooms with
private loos and indoor showers. At the main area, there’s a
swimming pool, wine cellar, indoor lounge, outdoor bar, and
a large deck with a fireplace. On chilly evenings, you’ll
dine inside the cosy main area and when the temperature
rises, head outside to the alfresco deck for dinner
accompanied by the snortings and snufflings of the wildlife.
Hoanib Valley Camp is tucked deep into the dry riverbeds
and towering dunes of Kaokoland in north-western Namibia. A
joint venture between the local communities and Dr Julian
Fennessy, Africa’s foremost giraffe expert, the camp is an
elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of
the desert. The six rooms are bush-chic down to a T, and
provide everything you need (and nothing you don’t!) for a
true wilderness experience.
In Namibia, the breath-taking scenery is just as much of
an attraction as the wildlife. The stark, dry landscapes of
the north are an inhospitable place for animals to survive –
but dig a little deeper and you’ll find an astonishing and
varied assortment of wildlife hidden in these desert plains.
Don’t forget your binos!
Etosha Heights Private Reserve is home to a fascinating
range of desert-adapted wildlife including elephant, kudu,
Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gemsbok and springbok. Predators
are also present and you may be lucky enough to see lion,
cheetah and leopard. But the real star of the show here is
the regal white rhino. The endangered giants amble between
the private reserve and nearby Etosha National Park, ears
twitching and tails flicking, leaving unmistakable
footprints in the dust and memories to last a lifetime.
In the Hoanib Valley, the elephants who’ve managed to
adapt to a harsh life in the desert are fascinating to
watch, especially if you catch sight of them digging deep
into the sand for water. The stately giraffe are also quite
something to behold, and birdwatchers will enjoy sightings
of Monteiro’s hornbills or Ruppell’s korhaans in the
valleys, and the imperious Verreaux’s eagle in the hills.
And last but definitely not least, a morning spent tracking
black rhino through the sandy riverbeds wont’ be forgotten
in a hurry.
Day 1: Arrive at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International
Airport and fly to Safarihoek Lodge, Etosha Heights Private
After arriving in Windhoek, you’ll be transferred by
light aircraft to Safarihoek in Etosha Heights Private
Reserve, arriving just in time for a sundowner drive. G&Ts
at the ready!
Days 2 & 3: Safarihoek Lodge, Etosha Heights Private
The next two days are all about wildlife-watching. Drive
through the animal-dotted plains of the reserve, keeping
your eyes peeled for white rhino, and head out on foot for a
taste of the smaller flora and fauna.
Day 4: Hoanib Valley Camp, Kaokoland
Today, you’ll fly west over the rolling dunes and rocky
mountains of Kaokoland, before settling into Hoanib Valley
Camp in the Sesfontein Community Conservancy.
Days 5 & 6: Hoanib Valley Camp, Kaokoland
Spend your days at Hoanib Valley exploring the geological
wonders of this stark area on foot and by vehicle, tracking
black rhino, and searching for desert-adapted wildlife, and
your nights, gazing up at the crystal-clear, twinkling
Day 7: Fly to Swakopmund and depart
On the last morning, there’s time for a hearty breakfast
at camp before your flight back down the Atlantic Coast to
the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund.
Pricing Information: From N$39,900.00 per person sharing.
(Approx. USD3,900 - Subject to currency fluctuations)
single supplement applies to single travellers. The price is
dependent on actual travel dates..
Travelling costs as per itinerary; activities (most!);
entrance and park fees; accommodation as specified on a
sharing basis; all meals and local drinks; road transfers;
applicable tourism levies, taxes, and all relevant VAT.
Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone expenses
& shopping; premium brand drinks; tips and gratuities;
additional activities; scheduled flights and related taxes;
Visa fees where relevant; cancellation, baggage, medical,
and evacuation insurance.
Child Policy: Please enquire with reservations.
Disabled Access: Please enquire with reservations.
Wifi is available at Safarihoek Lodge and Hoanib Valley
Can this itinerary be customised? Yes, this itinerary can
be fully customised.
Extension ideas: Experience a part of Namibia that few
ever get the chance to, and add two or three nights at the
eerily beautiful Skeleton Coast at Shipwreck Lodge.