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Skeleton Coast & Etosha Fly-In Safari

Inspirational safari holiday to Namibia

This week-long fly-in exploration visits Namibia's haunting Skeleton Coast, and the Big 5 Etosha region for a memorable safari. Marvel at the seemingly endless sand dunes as you fly by light aircraft to the remote Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in northern Damaraland. The landscape is dramatically rugged and dotted with ancient welwitschia plant, dry riverbeds and seas of soft sand dunes. Explore on foot or a game drive seeking out the flora and fauna that eke out an existence in this harsh environment, including giraffe, gemsbok, elephant herds and even lion prides.

A full day excursion to the windswept coastline will allow you to see the Cape fur seal colony and some of the famous shipwrecks and whale bones. Then a complete contrast at Ongava Tented Camp in the Ongava Private Game Reserve, bordering the Etosha National Park. See the Big 5, including both black and white rhino, as well as giraffe and several antelope species on day and night game drives and nature walks. During your 'down' time we suggest that you sit in photographic hides waiting on the wildlife to come to you or do the same from your tent or the pool where you can enjoy game sightings from the camp's prolific waterhole.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International
  • 1 night - The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel, Windhoek & Surrounds, Namibia
  • 4 nights - Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
  • 4 nights - Ongava Tented Camp, Etosha & Surrounds, Namibia
  • Ends - Transfer to Windhoek International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Namibia
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Otherworldly landscapes of immense dunes and rocky mountains
  • Sleep under canvas in a luxury classic safari style tent
  • Spot the Big 5 and track black rhino at a private game reserve
  • Dine under impossibly starry skies
  • Cape fur seals in their thousands
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Windhoek International

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Day 1

Your Namibian adventure starts in Windhoek Airport where a vehicle will be waiting to drive you to your guesthouse in the city.

  • 1 night

The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Junior Suite
Namibia

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Day 2 - 6

Return to the airport this morning to board your light aircraft flight to the Skeleton Coast. After an exciting airstrip landing, travel through the otherworldly landscape with your driver to the camp.

  • 4 nights
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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
All Inclusive | Suite
Namibia

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Day 6 - 10

Enjoy the last of the jaw-dropping aerial landscapes on your light aircraft flight to Ongava airstrip in the private Ongava Reserve. Here you'll meet your guide for the short game drive to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Ongava Tented Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Namibia

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Day 10

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

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
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Excludes

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ACTIVITIES

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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Conservation Experience Icon Wildlife Rehabilitation
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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
    Springbok
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Ostrich
    Ostrich
  • Oryx
    Oryx
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Jackal
    Jackal
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
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