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Namibia Flying Safari

Windhoek | Etosha | Damaraland | Swakopmund | Sossusvlei

Experience Namibia’s entirety from an Eagles perspective. Visit the surreal dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Join a mesmerizing catamaran cruise through dolphin filled waters at Walvis Bay and Sandwich Harbor, visit southern Africa’s largest open-air museum at Twyfelfontein and discover exceptional and abundant desert adapted wildlife in the Etosha National Park. This is a truly unique African experience, encompassing extremely varied landscapes and cultures, and is an adventure not to be missed. 

For the ultimate in contrasts, combine this with our Great Wing Safari Botswana.

Tour length:  9 days

Land from $6,095 per person.

Namibia Flying Safari – Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Windhoek (1 night)

Welcome to Windhoek! On arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be met and assisted by a Great Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel. 

The balance of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Day 2-3 Windhoek / Etosha (2 nights)

Wake up to your first morning under an African sun.  After a leisurely breakfast, you are collected and transferred to Eros Airport for the beginning of your wing adventure across Namibia.

Your flight takes you north to the border of Etosha National Park. The following days are devoted purely to game drives in search of the abundant wildlife found in the park, which surrounds a parched salt desert known as the Etosha Pan. The park is home to 4 of the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Game viewing in the park is largely focused around the waterholes, an ideal places to sit and watch over 114 different game species, or for an avid birder, in excess of 340 bird species.

Day 4 Etosha / Damaraland  (1 night)

After a relaxed breakfast, the flight continues across the mountainous region of Damaraland to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein. In the afternoon you join a local ranger to explore this spectacular semi-arid desert in search of the elusive desert elephants that roam this area. 

Your lodge is situated in close vicinity to the geological attractions that are visited in the afternoon or during the morning of the next day. The highlight of these attractions, Twyfelfontein, represents Namibia’s Only World Heritage Site and belongs to one of the world’s largest rock-art sites. Enjoy a visit this afternoon or tomorrow morning before flying on to your nest destination.

Day 5-6 Damaraland / Swakopmund (2 nights)

Leaving the majestic mountain ranges far below, travel past Namibia’s highest mountain – the Brandberg and across endless desert plains to the coastal town of Swakopmund. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. 

Swakopmund is often fondly referred to as the “playground of Namibia”, it has numerous activities, one of them being a catamaran cruise exploring the marine life around the lagoon and harbor of Walvis Bay. You may get a chance to see swooping pelicans, seals, dolphins and – during the season – even whales, sunfish and turtles!

Day 7-8 Swakopmund / Sossusvlei (2 nights)

Your flight takes off into the heart of the Namib desert at Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. The afternoon can be spent at leisure or on an optional nature drive exploring the desert surrounding your lodge.  

 The following morning demands an early start. Entering the Namib Naukluft National Park with the first rays of sunlight paint the mountains of sand into a variety of apricot, red and orange, contrasted against a crisp blue skyline. You will be captivated by the surreal Deadvlei surrounded by some of the highest dunes on earth and Sossusvlei, where the dry Tsauchab River ends abruptly amongst dunes. Take the opportunity to walk up one of these majestic dunes to admire the desert landscape beneath. 

Day 9 Sossusvlei / Windhoek / Departure

After breakfast you fly back to Windhoek, arriving in the late morning. You are met on arrival, any stored luggage is returned to you and then you are transferred to Josea Kutako International Airport for the departure of your homebound flight.