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Best of Namibia's Deserts & Safari Fly-In

Inspirational natural wonders honeymoon to Namibia

A magical fly-in Namibia vacation taking in spectacular dunes at Sossusvlei; the ancient Namib Desert's famed Kaokoveld; the Skeleton Coast, at arguably one of the most remove camps in Africa and a private safari bordering the Etosha National Park. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is your first stop, a desertscape of sand, stones, stars, sustainability, and silence. Walk across ancient sands, hike the famous Dunes, take to the sky in a hot air balloon and luxuriate in the views from your private plunge pool. Next, Hoanib Skeleton Coast showcases the Namib Desert's rust-coloured crags and arid plains. Go in search of desert-adapted wildlife - elephants, lions, hyaenas, giraffes and oryxes or see the Skeleton Coast, a wild stretch of the Atlantic where the desert meets the sea and where the white sand beaches are littered with whale bones and shipwreck remains.

Journey then to Africa's most remote camp, the truly magical Serra Cafema, located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann's Valley. There's an otherworldly feel here because the river is a total contrast to the arid desert and rugged mountains around it. Explore on scenic walks, nature drives, quad bikes and boat trips on the Kunene River. Cap off this wilderness experience with a Big 5 safari at Ongava Private Game Reserve which borders the Etosha National Park. From your ultra-exclusive camp, Little Ongava, you will see elephants, lions, giraffe, black and white rhino and several antelope species. The unique opportunity to track rhino on foot in the company of trained guides is certainly an African adventure never to be forgotten.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International
  • 3 nights - Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Namibia
  • 2 nights - Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Serra Cafema, Kaokoland, Namibia
  • 3 nights - Little Ongava, Etosha & Surrounds, Namibia
  • Ends - Transfer to Windhoek International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Namibia
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Serra cafema sundowners on the dunes 1280
Sossusvlei desert lodge private plunge pool 1280


  • The ultimate off-the-beat track, wilderness experience
  • Soar over ancient lunar-like landscapes in a helicopter or balloon
  • Endless space and the chance to reconnect with yourself and nature
  • Meaningful and authentic encounters with the Himba community
  • Spot the Big 5 and track black rhino at a private game reserve
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International

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Day 1 - 4

Your journey begins at Windhoek Airport where you will board a light aircraft to Sossusvlei, enjoying the unforgettable Namib Desert below. A guide will be at the airstrip to drive you to your lodge.

  • 3 nights
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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite

Sossusvlei desert lodge guest suite 1280
Hoanib skeleton coast camp swimming pool and deck 1280
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Day 4 - 6

Today fly by light aircraft over the barren expanse to the remote northern Damaraland region. Travel through the otherworldly landscape with your driver to the camp.

  • 2 nights
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
All Inclusive | Suite

Hoanib skeleton coast camp tented bedroom 1280
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Day 6 - 9

It's quite a journey today but with jaw-dropping aerial views of Namibia's most remote wilderness. Travel by light aircraft to one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa.

  • 3 nights
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Serra Cafema
All Inclusive | Canvas and Thatch Villa

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Day 9 - 12

Fly this morning by light aircraft to Ongava airstrip in the private Ongava Reserve, where you'll meet your guide for the short game drive to Little Ongava Camp.

  • 3 nights

Little Ongava
All Inclusive | Suite

Little ongava lodge bedroom suite 1280

Day 12

Say your final goodbyes to Namibia and fly from Ongava's airstrip around 1½-hours to Windhoek Airport where you'll arrive in time to connect with your onward fligh

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Photographic Safari Icon Wildlife Hide
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photography
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Springbok
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
  • Oryx
  • Meerkat
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Jackal
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Honey Badger
    Honey Badger
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
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