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Namibia holidays and Namibia safaris - Sossusvlei dunes

Flying Safari - Skeleton Coast


NYW7W
7 NIGHTS
FROM £6,995
International flights quoted separately
Explore the landscapes of the deserted Skeleton Coast by air, travelling with a member of the Schoeman family who will act as your pilot, driver & expert guide. Create memories of a lifetime, flying over some of the most remote landscapes of Namibia, exploring the sand dunes by 4x4, visiting a Himba village & staying in simple camps overnight. Light aircraft flights, all activities & transfers included.
Photo Skeleton Coast Namibia Flying Safari Holiday Vacation
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Windhoek
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Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei
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Kuiseb Canyon
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Swakopmund
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Cape Cross
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Conception Bay
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Huab Valley
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Hartmann
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Himba Village
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Windhoek
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Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei
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Kuiseb Canyon
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Swakopmund
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Cape Cross
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Conception Bay
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Huab Valley
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Hartmann
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Himba Village
Day 1
You will be met at Windhoek Airport and transferred 1-hour to your hotel.
 
Check in and relax under warm blue Namibian skies.
Day 2
Transfer to Eros Airport in Windhoek to board your light aircraft at 10h00 for your thrilling Flying Safari of the dramatic Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
 
Enjoy the spectacular sight of Kuiseb Canyon and its red dunes from the air and an aerial view of the famous Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay, before refuelling at Swakopmund. Continue with an exciting low-level flight north along the Skeleton Coast and past the seal colony at Cape Cross with your pilot-guide, before landing for a light picnic lunch near the beach.
 
After lunch we fly across the desert to the Ugab Formations, a nearly lifeless ‘moon landscape' of numerous black ridges in stark contrast to the white desert floor and proceed to Kuidas Camp in the Huab River Valley for overnight. Ancient rock engravings can be found here amongst the rocks, within walking distance of the camp.
 
Note: As you are flying in a fixed wing aircraft only soft bags may be taken, with a limited baggage allowance that is strictly enforced and average customer weight of 80 kg. Surplus baggage can be stored in Windhoek.
Day 3
After breakfast, this morning we travel by Land Rover to explore the colourful red lava and yellow sandstone of the fascinating Huab River Valley and learn more about the fascinating ecological aspects of this area with its wide diversity of flora and fauna. This includes the unique Welwitschia Mirabilis, a tree that has been dwarfed by the rigours of the encroaching desert climate.
 
After lunch at Kuidas Camp, we continue flying along the coast to Terrace Bay in Skeleton Coast National Park, with the most prominent shipwrecks along this part of the coast being the Montrose and the Henrietta.
 
We land and visit the Roaring Dunes by Land Rover, which always proves to be a stimulating experience. We also visit the beach with its profusion of multi-coloured pebbles consisting of agate, lava, granite and quartz. See old bleached whale bones scattered along the beach above the high tide mark, before we return to the aircraft and fly north to Purros Camp in the Hoarusib Valley for overnight.
Day 4
Today we embark on a scenic drive along the Hoarusib Valley to visit a settlement of the nomadic Himba people. Along the way, we might be lucky enough to come across the desert-dwelling elephants that frequent this valley.
 
We continue flying northwards along the Skeleton Coast to the Kunene River, which marks the border between Namibia and Angola. The Kaiu Maru shipwreck and pieces from old sailing vessels lie scattered along this part of the coast.
 
After landing for a scenic drive by Land Rover to our lunch site, we continue driving through the mountains and dunes of the Hartmann Valley, reaching our Kunene River Camp in the late afternoon.
Day 5
Enjoy an early morning boat trip on the Kunene River today, as it flows through the scenic desert landscape.
 
Birdlife is prolific and you can observing many species, including aquatic birds on the perennial river, some endemic desert varieties and others that inhabit the dense surrounding riverine vegetation. If you are fortunate, you may also see some crocodiles today!
 
After lunch at camp we fly back to Eros Airport arriving in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel in Windhoek.
Day 6
Today transfer 3-hours northwards through the stark beauty of central Namibia to Okonjima.
  
This is the home of the Africat Foundation dedicated to the preservation of Namibia’s large carnivores, but especially leopard and cheetah. Namibia accounts for 25% of the world’s population of the endangered cheetah, which can be tracked on foot in the rehabilitation area where they roam freely and catch their own prey. Leopards can also be radio-tracked from the game viewing vehicle.
 
Check in to your lodge and settle in, before enjoying an afternoon game activity in the reserve.
Day 7
Today is free to observe the wonderful work of the Africat Foundation.
 
Game viewing options include open top game drives, as well as tracking cheetah on foot through the reserve and tracking leopard from a vehicle - an amazing 'once in a lifetime' experience.
Day 8
After an early morning game activity in the Africat Reserve, transfer 3-hours through central Namibia to Windhoek Airport for your flight home.
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