Remote Fly In Safari

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Remote 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.

Overview
Day 1 & 2
Day 3 & 4
Day 5 & 6

Overview

Flying to get there

With fly-in safaris, you can cover vast distances allowing for more time for activities at your exclusive destinations. A ‘bird’s eye’ view offers a different perspective of our beautiful country.

Cessna 210

Destination

Approx Flying Time

Windhoek International Airport to NamibRand Nature Reserve

1 h 10 min

NamibRand Nature Reserve to Swakopmund

1 h 05 min

Swakopmund to Dora Nawas

55 min

Dora Dawas to Hoanib Valley

45 min

Hoanib Valley to Möwe Bay

20 min

Cessna 210
Single Piston Aircraft, Unpressurised
Seating Configuration - 4 Passengers, 1 crew
Cruising Speed – 280km/hour
Cruising Altitude – 10 000 feet

Standard checked luggage allowance • 10 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.

Price based on four persons sharing. Valid from 1 January - 31 December 2021. Subject to availability and seasonal increases.

Private charter, accommodation, meals and activities as specified.

International flights. Meals, beverages and activities not specified. Travel and Medical insurance and Visa services.

* Our standard terms and conditions apply.

Day 1 & 2

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

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.

You’ll then land in Swakopmund for a seafood lunch on the beach and a brief tour of the quaint town, before continuing north in the plane. 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 to 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

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 4x4 Hoarusib River Excursions, including the Clay Castles and wildlife spotting.

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