Remote Namibia Fly-In Safari

Appreciate the luxury of isolation in this 6 night journey to remote beauty. Uncover the natural wonders of Sossusvlei, discover the fascinating desert-adapted species of the Hoanib Valley and allow the Skeleton Coast to intrigue you with its fascinating mysteries. There is nothing ordinary about these destinations.


The Remote Namibia Fly-In Safari visits some of the more uninhabited regions of Namibia. Using a light aircraft, we access remote, hard-to-reach areas of Namibia.

On this safari, you will gain an insight into the vastness and beauty of Namibia.

Cessna 210

  • Cruising Speed: 280km/hr
  • Cruising Altitude: 10 000 feet
  • Maximum Range: 1380km
  • Seating Configuration: 4 Passengers; 1 Crew
  • Standard checked luggage allowance – 15 to 20 kg per passenger.
  • The final luggage allowance per person is subject to the total body weight of all passengers, the number of passengers, the distance flying between destinations and the type of airstrip used for landing.
  • Each flight and aircraft luggage allowance is individually calculated and amended according to the above-mentioned factors. ONLY SOFT BAGS PERMITTED.
  • General terms and conditions of Desert Air Africa Safaris will apply
  • No children under the age of 12
  • Drastic increase in fuel levies on flights will apply
  • Flight is subjected to weight and balance allowances
  • All bookings and accommodation offered is subject to availability.
  • Any additional requests, can be booked through Desert Air Africa Safaris
  • Price includes VAT and tourism levy where applicable
  • A deposit of 25% on the total amount payable for purposes of reserving or securing the booking
  • All activities and flights along the coastal area, is weather conditions dependent.
    • Private charter flight
    • Accommodation,
    • Meals, activities and road transfers as specified.
    • International flights.
    • Meals and beverages not specified.
    • Travel and Medical insurance.
    • Visa services.
    Destination Flying Time
    Windhoek International Airport to NamibRand Nature Reserve 1 h 10 min
    NamibRand Nature Reserve to Swakopmund 1 h 05 min
    Swakopmund to Twyfelfontein 55 min
    Twyfelfontein to Hoanib Valley 45 min
    Hoanib Valley to Möwe Bay 20 min
    Möwe Bay to Windhoek International Airport 2 h 20 min

    Day 1 & 2
    NamibRand Nature Reserve – Kwessi Dunes

    This fly-in safari begins in Windhoek, where you will meet your pilot and take you to the skies for the flight Kwessi dunes.

    Kwessi Dunes is located deep in Namibia’s striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness with its rolling desert plains and backdrop of craggy mountains and iconic red dunes, this is a place where time seems to stand still and the space is never-ending.

    Here, it’s not about chasing big game but rather soaking up the beauty of the colourful landscape, admiring the antelope that scatter the sand, and gazing at the stars the light up the night sky.

    At Kwessi Dunes, you’ll find 12 cool and comfortable (and air-conditioned) chalets all with canvas walls and thatched roofs. Each bedroom has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky, and the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above. Views from the rooms, the main area and the swimming pool are of the vast, desert vistas

    • Kwessi Dunes – 2 Nights stay.
    • Arrive at Windhoek International Airport (Hosea Kutako). Meet your pilot and fly to NamibRand Nature Reserve.
    • Road transfer to Kwessi Dunes.
    • Day Trip to Sossusvlei Dunes Morning and afternoon scenic drives and walks in the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
    • Quad Biking
    • Stargazing

    Day 3 & 4
    Hoanib Valley – Hoanib Valley Camp

    This morning, it’s back to the plane for a flight towards the Atlantic Coast. As the plane veers northwards, you’ll pass the Eduard Bohlen, one of the most famous shipwrecks on the coastline that came adrift in 1909, as well as Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour.

     This dramatic coastline was nicknamed the “gates to hell” by Portuguese sailors who had to navigate the powerful currents in their quest to round the Cape of Good Hope, and the Atlantic Ocean’s power is visible from the air as it hits the rocky coastline. From the air, glimpses of the remnants of shipwrecks are still visible and a stark reminder of nature’s power.

    The plane will then turn inland toward the Hoanib Valley and it’s now that you’ll start to appreciate the mind-boggling vastness of the country. 

    • Hoanib Valley Camp – 2 Nights stay.
    • Fly from NamibRand Nature Reserve to Orutjandja airstrip (Hoanib Valley).
    • Road transfer to Hoanib Valley Camp.
    • Morning and Afternoon Desert Game Drives
      search for desert-adapted giraffe, elephant, lion and rhino.
      Learn about the giraffe research conducted in the area.
    • Nature Walks
      through the dry riverbeds and dunes.
    • Visit to the Himba Communities.

    Day 5 & 6
    Skeleton Coast – Shipwreck Lodge

    Visit the remarkable clay ‘castles’ formed by years of clay deposits and wind erosion. the structures are eerily beautiful.

    Today, you’ll swap two wings for four wheels for the drive to the Skeleton Coast.

    The full-day journey is one of the most spectacular drives on the continent, and you will travel along the ephemeral Hoanib River, home to large herds f elephant. From there, the route follows the course of the Hoarusib River, where dry plains give way to a clay-baked landscape, and as the salty sea breeze begins to pick up, so the landscape turns to white sand dunes.

    • Shipwreck Lodge – 2 Nights stay.
    • Road transfer to Orutjandja airstrip.
    • Fly to Mowe Bay airstrip.
    • Road transfer to Shipwreck Lodge.
    • On day 7 – fly to Windhoek International Airport.
    • Trips to Möwe Bay Seal Colony
       including stops at the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks, Westies diamond mine, and the remains of the Ventura Bomber.
    • Beach Lunches.
    • Quad Biking and Sand Boarding.
    • Sundowner Drives
      to the roaring dunes.
    • Full day 4×4 Hoarusib River Excursion
      including the Clay Castles and wildlife spotting.