Namibia Flying Safari
About the 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari
The 6 day Namibia flying safari allows one to cover the vast land in a short time span. On this Namibia safari tour you get to explore the country both by air and land. Climb some of the world’s highest sand dunes. There is a minimum of 4 pax for this Namibia tour safari to commence.
the 6 day Namibia flying safari allows you to sight ship wrecks in Namibia’s coastal stretch. Live some history of German invasion by touring the museum in Swakopmund. You will also have a boat cruise in Kunene Region. This allows you to go birding, and see some crocodiles while on the 6 day Namibia flying safari.
6 Day Namibia Flying Safari Highlights
- Climb some of the world’s highest dunes
- Enjoy watching ship wrecks in Namibia’s Coast
- Boat ride
- Game Watching
- Beach holiday in Swakopmund
- Great scenery from the air and on the ground
Detailed 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Windhoek – NamibRand Nature Reserve
Meet and greet upon arrival at the Eros Airport, Windhoek at 07h00. You can also begin the 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari from Windhoek hotel. Upon pick up, our Namibia safari rep will brief you on this Namibia safari tour. It is time to begin your 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari.
You will be in for an early morning flight to Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft Park. Sossusvlei is famous for some of the highest dunes in the world. The view of the shadow-lined dunes from the air is well worth seeing.
You will land at Sesriem from where you will undertake an excursion by vehicle into the dunes. The dunes in Sossusvlei can reach heights of 300m or more. For those inclined and fit enough to climb them, this might pose a challenge.
After your excursion, your 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari fly to the Wolwedans Dune Camp. This is in the NamibRand Nature Reserve where we stay for two nights. We do have similar alternative to your accommodation in NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Enjoy an afternoon drive through the nature reserve concludes your first day. The pilot- guide will arrange for a light picnic lunch to during the day’s itinerary.
Day 2: Day Long Elizabeth Bay Tour
Your 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari starts with an early breakfast. You will then fly to Lüderitz to take part in the day-long Elizabeth Bay safari. This tour introduces visitors to the town of Lüderitz. You get to learn about the old ghost town relics at Kolmanskop. There are also the mining plants of the early German pioneers, the forbidden coast and a fur seal colony.
The flight from Lüderitz during the late afternoon passes over Spencer Bay. Here you get to enjoy the picturesque Otavi shipwreck. You will see seals basking on the rocky slopes, penguins and other bird life. This is among the most desolate and impelling part of the Skeleton Coast.
Day 3: NamibRand Nature Reserve – Swakopmund
Have another early start on the 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari. The flight from Wolwedans to Swakopmund includes an aerial view. You will enjoy views of the famous Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay.
After landing and refueling at Swakopmund, you will continue with a low-level flight north. This takes you along the Skeleton Coast past the seal colony at Cape Cross for a light picnic lunch near the beach.
Thereafter we fly east, over the desert, to the Ugab formations. This is a near lifeless ‘moon landscape’ of many black ridges. They stand out in stark contrast to the white desert floor. today you will be landing at Kuidas camp in the Huab River Valley, where you will stay for the night.
Ancient rock engravings are some of the rocks within walking distance of the camp.
Day 4: Huab River Tour – Kunene Region
start the 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari day with breakfast. This is before you leave by Land Rover to explore the the Huab River environs. Here you will enjoy the colorful red lava and yellow sandstone. You will be introduced to the ecological aspects of this area with its wide diversity of flora and fauna.
This includes the Welwitschia Mirabilis. It is a tree that has been dwarfed by the rigors of the encroaching desert climate. You will have lunch at Kuidas camp before flying along the coast to Terrace Bay in the Skeleton Coast Park. The prominent shipwrecks along this part of the coast are the Montrose and Henrietta.
At the coast you will access the roaring dunes by Land Rover. This always proves to be a stimulating experience. You will also visit the beach with its profusion of multi-coloured pebbles. They consist of agate, lava, granite and quartz.
Interesting to see are old bleached whale bones scattered along the beach. They are above the high tide mark. You will return to the plane and continue north to your Purros camp in the Hoarusib Valley. This is in the Kunene Region, where we stay for the night.
Day 5: Kunene Region
Start your 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari with breakfast. You will then embark on a scenic drive along the Hoarusib Valley. Today you will be visiting a settlement of the nomadic Himba people.
You might be lucky enough to come across the desert dwelling elephant. They do frequent this valley in search of the greenery and water.
From here you will continue north along the Skeleton Coast by plane. You will proceed to the Kunene River acting as a border to Angola. Kaiu Maru shipwreck and pieces from old vessels lie scattered along this part of the coast.
From the airfield you will take a scenic drive by Land Rover to our favourite lunch site. After lunch, continue through the mountains and dunes of the Hartmann Valley. This extends to the Kunene River; you will reach your Kunene River camp in the late afternoon.
Day 6: Kunene Region – Windhoek
This will be an early start on your 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari. The day begins with an early morning boat trip on the Kunene River. This is as it flows through scenic desert landscape. Here you will enjoy observing bird life and some crocodiles.
Birds vary from aquatic species on the perennial waters, to endemic desert varieties. There are also those that inhabit dense riverine vegetation.
Return to your camp in time for lunch. End your 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari with a flight back to Eros Airport, Windhoek. You will arrive late in the afternoon in time for your departure flight.
For those still in Windhoek, enjoy a transfer to your hotel in Windhoek.
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6 Day Namibia Flying Safari Cost
Included in the 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari Cost
- Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle
- Accommodation in lodges as per itinerary
- Flights as per itinerary
- National park & site entry fees
- Activities as per the program
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast L=lunch D=dinner)
- Services of an English-speaking guide & camp assistant
- Pick up/drop off within Windhoek city limits
Not Included in 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari
- Drinks snacks
- Optional activities
What to Carry on 6 Day Namibia Flying Safari
- light and heavy clothing
- sun glasses
- Sun screen
- comfortable hiking shoes
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Namibia Flying Safari Tour Destinations
NamibRand Nature Reserve
The 6 day Namibia flying safari starts with a flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. You will be heading to a Namibia reserve located in southern Namibia. NamibRand is a private nature reserve established to help protect and conserve the unique ecology and wildlife of the south-west Namib Desert.
Conserving the pro-Namib, the area along the eastern edge of the Namib Desert, is critically important. This is in order to facilitate seasonal migratory wildlife routes and to protect biodiversity.
It is probably the largest private nature reserve in southern Africa, extending over an area of more than 200,000 ha. The Reserve shares a 100km border with the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the west and is bordered in the east by the imposing Nubib Mountains.
Virtually all facets of the Namib Desert are represented on the Reserve. There is sand and gravel plains and stretches of savanna alternate with mountain ranges, inselbergs and vegetated dune belts.
NamibRand Nature Reserve is a private nature reserve in Southwestern Namibia in the Namib Desert. Founded in 1984 by J.A. Brückner, it has more than 215,000 hectares and shares a 100 km border with Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west and the Nubib mountains to the east.
Four distinct habitats are found on the Reserve. There are dunes and sandy plains, inselbergs and mountains, gravel plains, and sand and gravel plains interface.
There are several predominant large mammals on the Reserve for those on the 6 day Namibia flying safari. They include Oryx gazelle (gemsbok or oryx) and Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok).
The latest game census indicated that there were 3,200 oryx and 12,400 springbok on the Reserve. Other large mammals include kudu, Hartman’s and Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, klipspringer, steenbok, hartebeest and baboon.
Predators to be seen on your Namibia flying safari include leopard, spotted and brown hyena, black-backed jackal, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, Cape fox, African wildcat, caracal and genet.
To date more than 150 bird species have been identified, while work is still in progress on the inventory of rodents, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants.
The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a model for private conservation in southern Africa as it demonstrates holistic biodiversity conservation balanced with financial sustainability.
Low-impact ecotourism is a means towards sustaining our conservation efforts through park fees. Five tourism concessions have been awarded, that each pay a daily, per-bed fee to the Reserve. The funds generated through these park fees enable the Reserve to be financially self-sustaining.
Long Elizabeth Bay
Your Namibia flying safari will have a day tour to Elizabeth Bay. This is a mining town in southern coast of Namibia, 25 km south of Lüderitz. It was formerly considered a ghost town.
Thught to be forgotten in the shadow of its ghost town counterpart, Kolmanskop, Elizabeth Bay was another lucrative diamond mining town that is worth exploring. A Namibia flying safari to this town feels closer to urban exploration, and its decrepit buildings and machinery tell of a dark, greedy history.
It was operational for only 20 years, but Elizabeth Bay still boasted an immense wealth of diamonds. As a result, German miners flooded the town, building their own miniature Germany along the coast of Namibia.
A large entertainment hall and casino were built overlooking the ocean. The town also housed monstrous machinery for desalinating ocean water, rows of housing for German miners, and large, overcrowded buildings for local workers.
After a quick flash of success, the town closed in 1948. Then, in 1991, a new Elizabeth Bay mine was opened and is still in operation today. The remains of the original still stand, weather-torn and beaten but still impressive as they capture the endeavors of when the town was at its peak.
This Namibia flying safari will then head to the beach resort of Swakopmund. It is situated on Namibia’s Atlantic coast, approximately 219 miles (352 kilometers) due west of Windhoek.
Swakopmund is surrounded on three sides by the Namib Desert. It is also surounded on a side by towering golden dunes that plunge dramatically into the deep blue sea.
Swakopmund is the gateway to the Skeleton Coast. This has made it a haven for adventure seekers and adrenalin junkies, backpackers, and overland road-trippers.
The town itself is steeped in German colonial culture, from its cuisine to striking architectural landmarks like the Woermannhaus and the Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht.
Travelers come to soak up the atmosphere and to take part in activities that range from sandboarding to skydiving
Swakopmund has earned itself a reputation as Namibia’s adventure capital. Those on Namibia flying safari are spoiled for choice in terms of things to do. Options range from relaxing or fishing on the beach, to riding camels.
On this Namibia flying safari, you may opt to go admiring the world’s largest cluster of quartz crystals. This is at the downtown Kristall Galerie. Alternatively embark on the historical tour of the town.
Kunene is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia and home to the Himba ethnic group who are a tribe of the Herero. Compared to the rest of Namibia, it is relatively underdeveloped. This is due to the mountainous inaccessible geography and the dryness that significantly hinders agriculture.
Namibia flying safari to Kunene Region goes to north-western Namibia. The area is wild, remote and sparsely populated. This is a transitional area with a distinctive desert region.
Kunene has a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife. They include the largest population of free-ranging black rhino, elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, Hartmann’s zebra, springbok and gemsbok (oryx).
It’s also home to the Damara, Himba and Herero tribes who live in this stark and fascinating 28-million-acre arid expanse.
Your Namibia fying safari will head to the south, between the Huab and Koigab Rivers, is the Torra Conservancy. This is a rugged, remote area with pitted valleys and rocky hills.
It’s one of the most biodiverse areas of the region and known for its healthy population of desert elephants. Other large game that can be spotted here include black rhino, lion, cheetah, giraffe, Hartmann’s zebra and the gemsbok (oryx).
Expect a feat of nature that these creatures are able to survive in this arid, unforgiving region.
Your Namibia flying safari will also go to the Huab Valley in southern Kunene. It is also known as Damaraland. Twyfelfontein contains some of Namibia’s most popular landmarks.
The area is full of ancient rock engravings by the early San people, known to be the the most impressive collection of petroglyphs in Africa/
The White Lady rock painting at Brandberg being the most well known of these. Other sites worth visiting are the Organ Pipes