Extraordinary 11 Days Namibia Fly-in Safari Itinerary

Your 11 Days Namibia Fly-in Safari excursion covers the barren Skeleton Coast, a harsh desert, and enormous sand dunes in a lasso-shaped section of northwest Namibia. Flying will make you feel the size. A good serving of animals will also be included. Before ending your tour in Etosha, you will meander through one of the last wilderness regions on Earth and maybe come across a herd of elephants suited to the desert. 114 species call this wonderful park, which includes floodlit waterholes, home.

Highlights & Activities

What’s on offer whilst on this itinerary:

  • Mountains, a museum of the night sky, and red sand dunes. Investigate the vast open areas of the isolated NamibRand Reserve.
  • The biggest sandy sea in the oldest desert on Earth. Sossusvlei landscapes that utterly awe
  • scenic flight over the desolate Skeleton Coast
  • Very far north to see the Kunene River, semi-nomadic Himba tribes, and an isolated area of Kaokoland
  • Very good game viewing in Etosha National Park. Savour over 340 bird species and over 114 animal species.

Timelapse of NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia

Itinerary at the 11 Days Namibia Fly-in Safari

  • Day 1 & 2: NamibRand – fully inclusive
  • Day 3 & 4: Sossusvlei – fully inclusive
  • Day 5 & 6: Skeleton Coast – fully inclusive
  • Day 7 & 8: Kaokoland – fully inclusive
  • Day 9 & 10: Etosha – fully inclusive
  • Day 11: Windhoek (Departure) – breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: NamibRand Nature Reserve

All of it starts in Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek. When you arrive, we will greet you, hand you your travel package, and go over your schedule and route for the next few days. Incredible times! You will next check into your private charter aircraft to the NamibRand Nature Reserve and meet your pilot. Take off; the trip will take one hour and twenty minutes.

On the way: Your getaway is off to a fantastic start. We don’t say Namibia is breathtaking from the air lightly. You will pass over the oldest parched terrain on Earth. You will be able to appreciate its size and the seemingly limitless horizons as well as the utter magnificence of enormous sand mounds. Think brilliant hues: ochre, gold, sienna, crimson. Hot, vivid yellows from an artist’s palette stand out sharply against the sea. This really establishes the tone for the next few days.

When there: You’ll be driven to your lodge, which sits above a dune plateau, as soon as you land. While maintaining the coziness and security of a permanent structure, the lodge has the atmosphere of a tented area. Depending on when you arrived, you will either go for a sundowner drive later or take an afternoon drive across those same dunes, exploring for two to three hours.

Day two will be a full-day trip with a picnic lunch in the middle of nowhere. Six to eight hours will pass while you view enormous swaths of unspoiled beach. Here, too, nature manages to live and bloom. Birdlife as well. It is wonderful.

Get comfortable and look up because the NamibRand Nature Reserve has been named Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, which essentially means it’s one of the best locations on earth to stargaze.

Kwessi Dunes Cooling off at the pool
Kwessi Dunes Quad biking

Day 3 & 4: Sossusvlei

You go further into the desert today. Turning away from one reserve to investigate another candidate for Namibia’s most amazing location. You are going to Sossusvlei, the powerful place. Following a brief charter flight of around twenty minutes, you will be taken to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.

Getting there: There’s not much to do on the trip from Wolwedans to your lodge next to Sossusvlei other than take in the unending dunes and vistas from above. Simply amazing is the Namib Desert!

When you’re there: Everything is included, including all meals, a guided nature walk, a quad bike excursion, and stargazing at a cutting-edge observatory (with a resident astronomer!) To explore are the petrified dunes, San rock paintings, and hiking routes.

Sesriem Canyon and Dead Vlei are included in the tour, as is Sossusvlei itself. Famous features of Dead Vlei are its enormous white clay pit and 900-year-old fossilised Acacia trees. Pick your climb from Dune 45, Big Daddy, or Elim Dune. Early in the morning or late in the afternoon is when they are most beautiful and the heat is less intense.

A hot air balloon safari or a helicopter flight above Sossusvlei are included if you stay an extra night here. What would make you not?

Sossusvlei Namibia
Sossusvlei Namibia

Day 5 & 6: Skeleton Coast

Namibia – Camping on the Skeleton Coast

On to something completely new now. Changes in the weather as well. Driven to the runway, you will board your private charter scenic flight to Swakopmund.

About an hour and a half is spent on the flight. Sandwich Harbour, where the desert actually meets the sea and neither side gives way, will be seen from the air. Immediately next to the breaking waves grow enormous sand dunes. Both the sea and the desert seem to have inflated and are displaying their strength. Over the former diamond mines and along the shoreline.

After refueling for half an hour at Swakopmund, you will continue along the Skeleton Coast. The sea shows you now how merciless it is. Rusted hulls, wrecked ruins, and shipwrecks lay abandoned. Nature finished it. Shipwreck Lodge is the fitting name for your lodge, which you will be taken to after landing in Mowe Bay.

Once more, every meal is included, as are park admissions, local branded beverages, and planned daily activities.

When there: There’s a ton to do. Within Skeleton Coast National Park, you may take game drives, stroll along the beach and have a sundowner, or even go sandboarding or quad riding over the dunes. Together with trips to the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks, there is a 4×4 excursion to the Clay Castles, the Hoanib River Delta, and the Mowe Bay seal colony. Even tracking animals is possible by driving along the Hoarusib River. Watch out for the elephants that have so remarkably adapted to live here. Quite amazing, in fact. Should the weather hold, a beach lunch sounds amazing!

Day 7 & 8: Kaokoland

Hartmann Valley, Kaokoland, will be the next stop. After being taken back to the runway, you will board for the about 50-minute flight. Driven to Serra Cafema, your resort, comes next.

To be sure, this is a pretty far-off place. As a matter of fact, you have to fly in to get there. The only route there. You are also entering a country of contradictions. The Kunene River empties itself there in front of the lodge. Water birds wade there, watch out for the Burchell’s courser and Benguela long-billed lark, and because there is water, there is flora. Nile crocodiles prefer to swim here. The background is the now-familiar moon landscape one. Mountains, grasslands and dunes of the Namib Desert.

While there: You have nature drives in the valley, a boat tour on the river, walks to the valleys and waterfalls, quad riding, and a visit to a real Himba hamlet included in addition to all meals and locally branded drinks. A picnic lunch will also be provided for those on full-day excursions.

Day 9 & 10: Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park Self-Drive | Overlanding Namibia

The fauna will pleasantly indulge you for the following few days. The most well-known national park in Namibia is Etosha, where you are now. Four of the Big Five species (apart from the buffalo) as well as zebra, the uncommon Black-faced impala, oryx, cheetah, giraffe, eland, and hyena can be found here. One million flamingoes make Etosha their breeding place during the rainy season. Here are also found Egyptian vultures, harriers, and falcons.

Proceeding to the exclusive Ongava Reserve, you will board a private charter from Hartmanns Valley to Ondangwa to refuel after being taken back to the runway for your next flight.

Great wildlife parks in Africa include Etosha. There is an enormous diversity to observe with 340 species of birds and 114 kinds of mammals.

Once more, all meals and locally branded beverages are covered whilst you’re there. Happy days! Along with bush walks and safaris on the private reserve, which has multiple hides and waterholes, you will go on game drives into Etosha. Also an opportunity to locate rhino.

Day 11: Windhoek

Here is where your safari ends, but before you consider leaving, you still have your morning activity to enjoy.

Windhoek International Airport is reached after Etosha via private charter. The flight takes one hour and thirty minutes or so. And never forget to be at the airport two hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your foreign trip.

Lastly, and this has been said before but is really worth repeating, the only thing that increases wealth is travel. Thought about that in the airport store.

End of the 11 Days Namibia Fly-in Safari Itinerary


  • Accommodation
  • Meals (details on request)
  • Private charter flights
  • Airport and airstrip transfers
  • Activities as indicated including park entry fees
  • Meet and Greet
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Comprehensive travel diary with detailed itinerary, map, route descriptions, booking vouchers, contact numbers and useful information


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa applications
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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