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NAMIBIA TREASURES FLY-IN SAFARI

Please note: There are set departures for this Namibia fly-in safari although this does not rule out a 'private' safari.

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: Windhoek to Etosha (Onguma Tented Camp)

Soon after arrival, you will be flown directly to Etosha National Park where you will be spending the next two days at the Onguma Tented Camp on the eastern outskirts of the park.

The Onguma Reserve covers an area of 20,000ha and incorporates ecological substrata such as savannah, bushveld, omuramba and dry pan. Age-old and well-worn migration routes, once used by elephant and buffalo wander through Onguma's three dry riverbeds. Plains game roam freely on the reserve and predators although not easy to spot are nevertheless common residents of the area.

Onguma became part of an innovative custodianship project relating to the black rhino. Six rhino were darted in Etosha and shipped to the reserve, where they are protected and monitored.

During the summer months it becomes a bird-watchers paradise with thousands of species migrating to wetlands created by the seasonal rains.

Accommodation: Onguma Tented Camp

DAY 2: Etosha National Park (Onguma Tented Camp)

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National Park for a full day of game viewing.

The Etosha National Park consists of 22,270 sqm of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, and is one of the largest parks in Africa. Its definitive feature is the Etosha Pan, a vast, shallow depression of approximately 5,000 sqm. Of the 114 mammal species found in the park, several are rare and endangered, such as the Black Rhino and Black-Faced Impala. The former is endemic to north-western Namibia and South-western Angola.

Etosha's current population of approximately 300 black rhinos represents one of the few growing populations in the world. Etosha's elephants are reputed to be of the largest in Africa, the tallest ones measuring up to 4m at the shoulder.

Accommodation: Onguma Tented Camp

DAY 3: Kaokoland (Okahirongo Elephant Lodge)

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will be flown to the remote North-West of Namibia. Okahirongo Elephant Lodge is situated in the Kaokoland, often described as one of the last truly wild areas in the North West of Namibia and it features beautiful mountain landscapes and rugged tranquillity.

Okahirongo, in Purros Conservancy, is a no risk malaria destination and they share their place with both the Himba and Herero people. Okahirongo offers a highly sophisticated desert experience for a maximum of 18 guests. The cottages are decorated in a rich and sensuous fusion of ochre, honey and sand colours, but each one with its own unique style and atmosphere: ethnic and local sculptured furnishing bring the excitement and romance of Africa, to life.

The Kaokoland is the only place in the world where the elephants, black rhinos, giraffes, lions and other African animals live in a desert area.

Accommodation: Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

DAY 4: Kaokoland (Okahirongo Elephant Lodge)

During your stay at the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, you can explore a true untouched wilderness area. The activities offered by the lodge include desert adapted elephants tracking, twice daily game and scenic drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, morning desert walk and visits to a local Himba village.

This day is totally dedicated to experiencing the untouched wilderness, alternatively you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

DAY 5: Damaraland (Mowani Mountain Camp)

The flight to Damaraland will be straight after breakfast to ensure you arrive by noon. Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Lunch may be followed by siesta or lounge by the pool before an afternoon excursion to the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein. Return to the camp for sundowners and dinner.

Mowani is taken from the word Miwane, meaning 'Place of God' and it is here, that you will find the true meaning of peace and tranquillity. Mowani Mountain Camp consists of 12 luxury tents, all with en-suite facilities, decorated beautifully in East African style. The luxury tents are a great source of relaxation. Comfortably hidden in your own private hide-away, with your own wooden deck offering an open view of the wonderful Damara landscape.

Accommodation: Mowani Mountain Camp

DAY 6: Swakopmund / NamibRand Nature Reserve (Wolwedans Dunes Lodge)

After breakfast your charter flight will take you to the coastal town of Swakopmund, where you will have lunch. Lunch will be at your own cost. You will then be flown to Wolwedans, situated in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge aims at providing a unique experience close to nature, yet without compromising any comfort and style. The entire lodge is constructed on wooden platforms and large canvas blinds and overlooks the panoramic vistas in the 185,000 hectare NamibRand Reserve in all directions, capturing the desert in an intimate and memorable way.

Each of the 9 spacious chalets with en-suite bathrooms as well as the four-bedded family chalet and the exclusive Mountain View Suite, lead onto a private veranda and stretches of untouched sand. A careful selection of furniture, light-coloured linen as well as the selection of accessories gives the Dunes Lodge a distinct natural charm.

Accommodation: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

DAY 7: NamibRand Nature Reserve (Wolwedans Dunes Lodge)

Absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion through the dunes, endless grassy plains and along mystical mountain formations.

You could encounter various desert animals, learn about their unique habits and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen. Revel in the incredible landscape around you and Wolwedans' commitment to care for guest and nature alike.

Here in this land of stretching blue skies, endless plains and countless creatures enacting nature's savagely exciting passion play, you will find beauty feeding your soul, tranquillity to clear your mind and space for your imagination to fly!

Optionally (depending on tours and season), you could join a day-safari with picnic lunch en-route, arriving back at the lodge for sundowners and dinner.

Accommodation: Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

DAY 8: Windhoek

Awake in the pristine desert dawn and soak in the atmosphere and landscape from your bed whilst enjoying early morning tea. After breakfast at leisure, you are transferred to the airstrip to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence your return flight to Windhoek in time for your outbound flight.