Namibia Flying Safari

Join us for a unique 11-day journey exploring the best Namibia has to offer on this flying expedition. One of Africa's most unusual countries and home to some of the most exquisite desert ecosystems, Namibia is a wildlife and landscape enthusiast's dream. Throughout the journey, you will be joined by some of African Wildlife Foundation's leading conservation experts, who will lead you across the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib desert, and to the desert-adapted elephants of Damaraland, and finally to the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park. This safari is Africa at its best!

Itinerary:
Day 1:  WINDHOEK
Arrive at Windhoek International Airport in the capital of Namibia, and you will be transferred to your contemporary, stylish and luxurious hotel. Meet your AWF safari leader and review your journey ahead.
Accommodations: Weinberg Estate’s Boutique Hotel (D)

Days 2-3:  SOSSUSVLEI
After breakfast you will depart on a scenic flight to the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve nestled in the Sossusveli landscape. Situated in the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, this landscape is famous for its huge, orange dunes, which you will explore and photograph during your stay. You will take game drives and walks and even have the option to go hot-air ballooning. You’ll have a chance to observe wildlife like the ostrich, springbok, oryx, spotted and brown hyaena, bat-eared fox and the dune lark abound in this area. Your thatched and canvas “kulala” has vistas looking directly onto the majestic red dunes. Each room has a rooftop “skybed” for stargazing.
Accommodations: Kulala Desert Lodge (B,L,D)

Days 4-5:  PALMWAG
Again you’ll board a scenic flight as you head north over Damaraland. Your classic Meru tent is set in a remote valley of the Palmwag Concession, a conservation partnership between Wilderness Safaris, Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) and the Namibian government. The red-rock-strewn valleys, interspersed with tiny springs, are home to numbers of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx, springbok and spotted hyaena. Of course, the real highlight of your time here will be tracking the local population of endangered black rhinos!
Accommodations: Desert Rhino Camp (B,L,D)

Days 6-7: DAMARALAND
A short flight takes you to your camp overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of this rugged area. Home to Namibia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, we’ll view fascinating geological phenomena, petroglyphs – prehistoric rock engravings and San rock art. Game drives in search of desert-adapted wildlife and into local communities complete our exploration of this area. Each thatched en suite tent is built on a raised deck with valley-facing views.
Accommodations: Doro Nawas (B,L,D) /  Damaraland Camp (B,L,D)

Days 8-10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
End your safari with three days in the wilderness haven of Etosha. Here, you can expect unrivaled game viewing afforded by the tranquility of the private Ongava Game Reserve along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Etosha takes its name from the local pan, one of the largest salt pans in Africa. Around the pan, the landscape ranges from broad swathes of mopane and tall tree canopies to open plains. The national park and the neighboring game reserve are full of wildlife, including black-faced impala and their predators, including large populations of lion, white and black rhinos and more than 340 species of birds.
Accommodations: Ongava Lodge (B,L,D ) / Ongava Tented Camp (B,L,D)

Day 11: WINDHOEK
On your final day you fly back to Windhoek and connect to your international flights home.

DETAILS:
2020 Dates: Limited to 10 trip participants
May 2-12, 2020
May 27-Jun 6, 2020

Price:
$13290 per person double occupancy
$1490 single supplement

Includes: AWF leaders, specialized naturalist guides, airport transfers, window seats in comfortable vehicles, all accommodations and meals as stated, guided walks, all park fees, internal charter flights as stated, water in vehicles.

Excludes: International flights, fuel surcharge, passport and visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities, beverages, personal items.