EXCLUSIVE TOURS & FLYING SAFARIS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Please find a few examples of our itineraries below.
In case you have any special requests with regard to routes and/or destinations, please feel free to contact us.
6 Day Fly-In Safari
Day 1 – Etosha National Park
You fly from the Eros Airport to your lodge at the eastern gate of the Etosha National Park, situated on the Onguma Game Reserve. The Reserve covers an area of 38 000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Activities include half day morning drives to Etosha National Park and afternoon half day drives, night drives and guided walks on the Onguma Game Reserve.
Day 2 – Etosha National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National Park for a game viewing experience. This Park consists of 22 270 square kilometres of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, and is one of the largest parks in Africa.
Day 3 – Damaraland
After breakfast, meet your pilot and commence on your flight to Damaraland where you land at noon. Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Discover the pool deck, lodged between the boulders where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing drink and admire the breathtaking views from your deck chair. Enjoy an afternoon excursion to the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.
Day 4 – Damaraland
Today you will have an excursion to the world famous petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein and have a feeling of how the San (Bushman) people communicated with their ancestors. Return to the Mowani Mountain Camp for lunch. Join a game drive down the riverbed in search for the rare desert elephant.
Day 5 – Swakopmund / NamibRand
Your charter flight will commence towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon arrival at the Swakopmund Airport a transfer takes you into Swakopmund for lunch. Transfer back to the Airport and commence on your flight to Wolwedans, situated in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion by Landrover through the dunes. You could encounter large and small desert animals and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen.
Day 6 – Return to Windhoek
You are transferred to the airstrip to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence your return flight to Windhoek.
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Day 1 – Fish River Canyon
Leaving Windhoek, we fly in a south-westerly direction along the edge of the Kalahari Desert to the spectacular Nama Karoo. Overnight at Canyon Lodge which is set amidst huge granite boulder in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest of its kind on Earth.
Day 2 – Sossusvlei Lodge
This morning we visit the Fish River Canyon, a 550-metre deep chasm created by the shifting of tectonic plates and erosion. Thereafter we fly west towards the coastal town of Luderitz where we will make a quick stop over and refuel the plane. From there we continue to Sossusvlei Lodge which is in the Namib Desert. The Namib is the oldest desert on earth, accentuated by silent giants of gleaming sand. These star dunes, twist like tendrils towards the world’s highest dunes that form the magnificent Sossusvlei.
Day 3 – Swakopmund
An open vehicle excursion takes us to Sossusvlei, a symphony of sand turning into an orchestra of burnished colours as the gigantic desert waves are painted from red through orange by the rising sun. After visiting the Sesriem Canyon, our journey proceeds along the Atlantic coastline to Swakopmund.
Day 4 – Damaraland
We travel to Walvis Bay to enjoy a marine cruise. Fur seals and aquatic birds will join us on board whilst we enjoy some sparkling wine and oysters, but we may also see dolphins, leather-back turtles or even a seasonal whale. Our journey proceeds into Damaraland, an area marked by steep mountain massifs that tower over meandering riverbeds overnighting at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.
Day 5 – Etosha National Park
Today we visit one of the most spectacular outdoor art exhibitions in the world at the world heritage site of Twyfelfontein. Our visit is followed by a short flight to our lodge, situated at the entrance of the Etosha National Park overnight at Mokuti Lodge.
Day 6 – Etosha National Park
In the early morning we travel by open vehicle into the Etosha National Park, one of the most diverse game sanctuaries in Africa. We may encounter 4 of the Big Five species as well as rare and endangered animals such as cheetah, sable and the Damara dik-dik.
Day 7 – Return to Windhoek
What to Pack
We strongly recommend that you bring soft styled bags with on your safari as the space is mostly limited.
- Light, loose fitting clothing for the daytime, a cotton or cotton mix is the best choice
- Evenings can get chilly especially in the desert so a polar fleece or jacket is recommended
- Long trousers and long sleeved tops are recommend evening wear
- Layered clothing is advisable especially for early morning as it can start off cold, but quickly becomes very hot
- Sun hat
- Walking shoes or boots
- Closed shoes are recommend for evening wear
- Swimming costume
- Sunblock (factor 35+)
- Lip balm
- Hand cream
- Perfumed creams are not recommended as they attract insects
- Insect repellent
- Camera and lots of batteries
- Sealable bag to keep dust and sand out of your camera and lenses
- Plenty of film or memory cards
- International plug adaptor
- For those with laptops or devices that require charging from local power sources we recommend a surge protecting device
- Photocopies of your passports and visas in case the originals are lost (this makes issuing of emergency travel documents much easier)
- Copies of prescriptions for any prescription medication you are travelling with
- Copies of travel insurance documentation
- Copies of any medical insurance documentation
- Namibia uses both Namibian Dollars and South African Rand which are on a 1:1 basis. If you are bringing currency we recommend South African Rand as it is easier to change back to your local currency if you have any left over after the trip
- Botswana uses Pula, US dollars are also accepted at most lodges
- Zambia uses Kwacha and US Dollars
- Zimbabwe only uses US dollars due to their bad currency rates
- Note that ATM machines are readily available in most towns and will give you the local currency of that country
- Credit cards are widely accepted
- When paying in shops in USD in Zambia you will receive change in Kwacha. Be aware of the exchange rate and how much you are spending so that you can ensure you get the correct change…