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Skeleton Coast flying safari

10 days from $13,885pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Windhoek
  • Sossusvlei
  • The Skeleton Coast
  • Etosha National Park
  • Discover the towering dunes of Sossusvlei and visit the eerie Dead Vlei.

  • Explore the incredible scenery of Namibia's remote Skeleton Coast by light aircraft.

  • Land on a Skeleton Coast beach to explore untouched areas on foot.

  • Meet Himba tribes people and search for desert-adapted wildlife.

  • Take a boat trip on the Kunene River that divides Namibia from Angola, a narrow strip of lush green running through this desert area.

  • Track rhino in the Ongava Reserve and watch the wildlife at one of Etosha's waterholes.

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What our specialists say...

This itinerary is a once in a lifetime trip including some of the most fantastic and off the beaten track areas of Namibia that few have the privilege to visit. This is a fly-in itinerary including all your internal light aircraft flight transfers. The trip begins with two nights in Sossusvlei which is renowned for its striking desert landscapes and towering red dunes. From here you fly further north to begin your four day Skeleton Coast Safari guided by one of the Schoemann brothers. Conducted entirely from a private light aircraft this trip takes you into some of the most remote and incredible areas of Namibia along the wild Skeleton Coast. Those of the Audley Africa team lucky enough to have experienced this agree it is one of the most fantastic things they have ever done. From here you will fly to stay for three nights on a private reserve bordering Etosha National Park, where you can enjoy big game viewing in the reserve and in Etosha. The itinerary finishes with an overnight stop in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, with a little time for exploring and sightseeing before your flight home.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Windhoek
  • Sossusvlei
  • The Skeleton Coast
  • Etosha National Park
  • Windhoek

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Sossusvlei

Windhoek , Sossusvlei

On arrival at Windhoek Airport you will be met and escorted to your light aircraft which will fly you south to the dunes of Sossusvlei where you will be staying in the private Kulala Concession.

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Day 2 Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Head into the dunes early this morning before the heat really begins to increase. The guided activities will take you in at first light so you will be some of the first people in the area. Both Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei are worth visiting as they offer very different perspectives of this region. If you have the energy, clamber up one of the dunes for great views.

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Day 3 The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast

This morning you will be taken back to the airstrip where Schoemans will pick you up for the spectacular flight up to Swakopmund and then into to the Skeleton Coast. Along the way you will stop for lunch along the beach and enjoy flights over the Ugab formations as well taking some time to walk around and enjoy the scenery.

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Day 4 The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast

Today you take a scenic flight along the Skeleton Coast as well as the roaring dunes before heading to Leylandsdrift Camp.

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Day 5 The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast

Enjoy a nature drive looking for desert adapted elephants, visit the Himba people and fly up north to explore the Serra Cafema area and the Kunene River.

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Day 6 Etosha National Park

The Skeleton Coast , Etosha National Park

Enjoy a boat trip down the Kunene River and climb some small peaks on the Angola side. After lunch you will depart by light aircraft to Ongava Lodge. This is a beautiful property set in a private concession on the edge of Etosha in the Ongava Reserve. The area consistently provides some of the best wildlife sightings in the area.

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Day 7 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

There are a number of activities that you can do from Ongava Lodge. These include excursions into Etosha and on the Ongava Reserve, guided walks and also the opportunity to track rhino on foot. It really is an exhilarating feeling as you quietly approach these amazing animals!

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Day 8 Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Enjoy another day of safari activities from Ongava Lodge.

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Day 9 Windhoek

Etosha National Park , Windhoek

After a final game drive this morning you will be flown back to Windhoek where your driver will collect you and take you to your guesthouse to relax for the evening.

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Day 10 Return home

Windhoek

After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and taken to the airport.

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Victoria Falls helicopter ride

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The specialist who designs your trip to Namibia will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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