In Ker & Downey’s Namibia Fly-in Safari, take to the skies between three of Namibia’s most striking natural wonders: Etosha National Park, Damaraland, and the pans and dunes of Sossusvlei. Our private, custom Namibia luxury safari explores the enchanting beauty of the captivating land.
Namibia Fly In Safari
Suggested journey at a glance: 9 days / 8 nights in Windhoek, Etosha National Park, Damaraland, and Sossusvlei
This suggested Namibia Fly-In Safari is just one way to experience Namibia on your own customized Ker & Downey safari. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. So read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip, and then contact us to start planning.
Etosha National Park
There are many places in Africa that make the continent such a unique treasure. Etosha National Park in Namibia is one of those places. It derives its name from the massive salt pan that dominates about 1,800 square miles of the park. In fact, the salt pan is so massive it can be seen from space. Aside from the salt pan, mopane woodland and savanna grasslands make up the remaining landscape. Abundant wildlife gather around the waterholes while game drives provide ample sightings of wildebeest, giraffe, and zebra among the many plains game. Meanwhile, lion, elephants, leopards, and black rhino also make their home in the park.
Your Namibia Fly-In Safari continues in Damaraland, a rugged and mountainous region characterized by unique geology, archaeology, and ancient natural history. While here, you’ll stay at Onduli Ridge, a luxury outpost with six suites situated at a granite outcrop with views of the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain.
Explore the region and seek out wildlife in a 4×4 vehicle. Steenbok, kudu, baboon, warthog, are some of the animals commonly spotted. Desert-adapted elephants and black rhino also thrive in the area. Nearby, explore Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the Stone Age. It’s remarkable for the more than 2,500 clear depictions of giraffes, cattle, rhinos, lions, and other animals along with geometric markings. The San Bushmen are believed to have made them over 2,500 years ago.
Fly to Sossusvlei, a region recognized for its red and gold towering sand dunes and the stark landscape. Your Namibia Fly-in safari takes you along the coast and over the Namib Sand Sea (a World Heritage Site). From the plane, you’ll be able to see the deserted mines, shipwrecks, and seal colonies. During your scenic flight, keep your eyes open for the Eduard Bohlen cargo ship that ran aground in 1909. The wreck sits about 1,600 feet from the ocean and is the best-preserved shipwreck along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge sits within the Namib Desert, surrounded by dunes and mountains. This desert escape has 10 glass and stone suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open. The NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of only a handful of Dark Sky Reserves in the world. To take advantage of that, each suite is fitted with a skylight in the roof for stargazing from the bed. There’s also a resident astronomer and world-class observatory for more in-depth star gazing.
Explore the Naukluft National Park, home to some of the highest free-standing dunes in the world, as well as Sossusvlei pan, the most frequently visited section of the park. From the lodge, depart on daily activities to see the famous dunes and ancient petrified trees that have appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like The Cell and Mad Max: Fury Road. While exploring, keep an eye out for oryx, springbok, mountain zebra, and the elusive leopard.
Ready to Plan Your Own Namibia Fly In Safari?
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