14 nights
Fly-In Safari
South North Passage
Fish River, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Hoanib Valley, Kunene
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The journey starts at Windhoek International Airport according to your internationl arrival which should not be later then 14:30 in order to get to Fish River on the same day. The safari ends at Windhoek International Airport at approx. 14:00.

On this fly-in safari you travel all along Namibia's coast, from the Fish River in the very south via Namib Desert and the coastal town of Swakopmund to the beautiful and wild Hoanib Valley and from there to the far north to Kunene River that forms the border to Angola.

By Plane Flight to Fish River Lodge
3 nights Fish River Lodge Fish River Canyon

Marvel at the world’s second largest canyon from the lodge’s terrace! Fish River Lodge is the only lodge situated on the very edge of the spectacular Fish River Canyon, offering guests unparalleled views from sunrise to sunset. The Fish River has nibbled away at the rock for millions of years to create a river valley 550 m deep and 90 km long - and you are sleeping just 8 m from the abyss ...!

The unique quiver trees that are found all around the lodge have had a great influence on the design of the lodge. The dark exterior colour of the main building and the rooms blends seamlessly with the harsh, stony surroundings. The interior decor is a mix of traditional and modern furniture, with many accessories created in the workshops of nearby San and Nama people.

The lodge offers 20 spacious chalets with large window façades allowing spectacular views of the canyon. The rooms have a veranda with deckchairs, a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. Due to the exposed location, strong thermal winds are likely to arise in the afternoon as the temperature rises, which can become a bit noisy. For this reason, on arrival guests are given a welcome pack with earplugs to ensure a good night's sleep.

Sandy paths connect the chalets with the main building. Here you will find the reception, the restaurant, the lounge and of course the large outdoor area with pool and deckchairs and direct access to the bar.

The lodge can be accessed by road or air. Flight time is approximately 2 hours from Windhoek. The lodge is situated just 10 minutes drive from the airstrip.

The access road is NOT from Seeheim, but further west, as the lodge is located on the western side of the canyon. The drive from Keetmanshoop towards Lüderitz to the D463 turn-off takes one hour, then another hour on the gravel road D463 to the next signpost 'Fish River Lodge', from where it is about another 30 minutes to the lodge.

The former farms 'Vergelee' and 'Soutkuil' have been merged into a private Canyon Nature Park. Guests of Fish River Lodge enjoy exclusive access to a 45,000 hectare area, which includes 74 km of the Fish River riverbed itself.

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Transport Mode Day Trip into Fish River Canyon

By Plane Flight to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
3 nights Sossusvlei Desert Lodge NamibRand

The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is particularly stylish, comfortable and in harmony with its dramatic and endless desert environment. The lodge is undoubtedly one of the country‘s finest lodges. The ten lavishly large suites are climate-controlled and have wide glass fronts that can be fully opened as desired. On the private veranda with pool you can easily relax and an in-door fireplace provides for cosiness in the cool winter nights. The Star Dune Suite has two bedrooms and is the best choice for families.

The main area of the lodge is also architecturally clean, with movable glass fronts, various inviting seating areas and an interactive kitchen concept. A fine selection of wines from an impressive walk-in wine cellar completes the excellent cuisine. For sporty guests, the small gym is ideally positioned to enjoy the sunrise during yoga or a treadmill lap before breakfast.

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of southern Africa's largest private reserves. A large number of sheep farms were combined with the aim of creating an unfenced nature reserve where animals can roam freely. The reserve covers 200,000 hectares bordering on the Namib Naukluft Park to the west, and the Nubib Mountains in the east.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located south of Sossusvlei in the northern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The area is only accessible to the guests of the lodge. Sossusvlei, one of the areas most associated with Namibia, can be visited from the lodge. It is a 26km drive to the entrance of the park and another hour's drive to Sossusvlei.

Sossusvlei is the area most associated with Namibia: Red dunes as far as the eye can see (up to 380 m high, coloured red by the clay-rich sand) and dead trees in the Vleis or pans decaying slowly at the will of the arid climate. The Vleis were created by the Tsauchab River, which probably once flowed to the Atlantic some 50 km away. The whole Sossusvlei region is quenched with water during those very rare years when a good amount of rain falls, prompting bushes and flowers to spring up everywhere.

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Transport Mode Excursion to the dunes of Sossusvlei
Today you visit the high sand dunes of Sossusvlei. Dune 45, Hidden Vlei, Dead Vlei are amongst the highlights. Some guests climb Big Daddy, the highest dune in the area. A real challenge, even for the sportive ones amongst you. Please bring enough water!

Transport Mode Balloon Safari over Sossusvlei
The balloon safari at Sossusvlei starts very early, inflation of the balloon needs to be done before sunrise and before the winds pick up. Once the balloon is airborne you drift silently and effortlessly over the desert for about an hour. Every now and then the pilot starts the burners, but between these occasional blasts of fire, there is no sound. The views of the Namib Desert are exceptional.

On landing (wherever the wind has taken you) there is a champagne breakfast waiting for you.

By Plane Flight to Strand Hotel
2 nights Strand Hotel Swakopmund

The new Strand Hotel has set a new standard in Swakopmund. Uniquely located on the iconic and historic Swakopmund Mole and surrounded on three sides by the Southern Atlantic Ocean its 125 rooms and suites make this hotel one of the larger ones in town, but of those certainly the one with the best seaside location. All rooms have tea & coffee stations, mini-bars, hair-dryers, TV’s, free Wi-Fi Internet access, telephones and air-conditioning.

The Strand Hotel offers its residential guests and all casual visitors three exciting restaurants. The Farmhouse Deli is good for coffee, cake, sandwiches and fresh salads. The Brewer & Butcher welcomes beer and meat lovers. The Ocean Cellar caters for guests who prefer seafood, sushi, oyster and a glass of fine white wine.

The Strand Hotel is destined to become the social epicenter of Swakopmund for locals and tourists alike.

The Strand Hotel is centrally located directly at the beach and close to the light house. If you want to swim in the ocean be warned, the water is very refreshing due to the cold Benguela current. However you may see some brave local on his surfboard and of course the kids who play in the shallow water during the warmer summer months.

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By Plane Flight to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
3 nights Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Kaokoveld

The exclusive Hoanib Skeleton Coast camp compromises just eight twin-bedded tents and one family unit. The tents are raised on platforms and include a private shaded outdoor lounge.

The central part of the camp compromises a big tent with bar, lounge, library and dining area. A second lounge and the swimmingpool area are located on either side of the main building. The fire pit in front of camp is the meeting point for pre-dinner drinks and early breakfasts.

The camp has views north towards the Hoanib river and is flanked east and west by rugged hills. The camp looks out onto a small waterhole that is often visited by elephant, oryx and other mammals.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is located on a private concession available only to the guests of the lodge. This huge area includes the Hoanib riverbed and its banks from Amspoort down to the ocean. Only guests of Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp are allowed to use this area on scenic drives and excursions.

The camp was built close to the Hoanib River, in a remote part of the Kaokoveld bordering the Palmwag Concession to the north. It is part of the Kaokoveld, a land of rugged scenery, mountains, vast plains, and dry riverbeds inhabited by incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life.

The Hoanib river remains dry for most time of the year. However, once the first rains fall, usually not before November, the Hoanib can temporarily turn into a wild river.

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Transport Mode Day trip to the skeleton coast
The excursion to the Skeleton Coast depends on the wheather conditions - wind and fog on the coast need to be considered. It is mostly conducted as a scenic drive in the Hoanib riverbed to the coast combined with a flight back to camp, showcasing the dramatic landscape from the air. Once you arrive at Moewe Bay, a tiny ranger post within the National Park, you will be driven to an impressive seal colony and then either to view an old shipwreck or south to Hoanib Mouth and Klein Oase. Lunch will be served on a beautiful spot along the coast.

By Plane Flight to Serra Cafema
3 nights Serra Cafema Kunene - Kaokoveld

Eight elegantly furnished, thatched Meru-style villas sit nestled in the green belt along the banks of the Kunene River. The main building houses a dining area with large outdoor terrace, a river bar, gift shop, lounge/library and a swimming pool.

The camp is stylishly and luxuriously furnished and each of the en-suite rooms is equipped with a lounge, outdoor shower and fantastic terrace, where guests can relax and read on the sofa or in the hammock. The views over the lush green vegetation along the riverbanks and the sweeping desert landscape are breathtaking.

Serra Cafema is remotely situated in the extreme northwest of Namibia. The only inhabitants of this region are the Himba nomads, who are considered to be one of Africa's last surviving tribal populations. The camp is located on the banks of the Kunene River, which marks the border with Angola and constitutes the only permanent source of water in this grandiose landscape.

Running a large distance parallel to the coast, Hartmann Valley acts as the gateway to Serra Cafema. The airfield where guests arrive was built on a plateau, from where the road leads steeply (and full of surprises) down to the river. The surrounding area is a spectacular combination of sand dunes, rugged rocky outcrops and the broad grass plains of Hartmann Valley, lined with rolling hills and sprinkled with so-called ‘fairy circles'.

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By Plane Flight to Windhoek
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Basic Information
Individual journey. The journey will be planned on your preferred dates.

Duration 14 nights. Minimum age 6 years. Weight limit of luggage 20 kg.
Inclusive / Exclusive
Includes all transfers from Windhoek to the hotels/camps to Windhoek
  • Fish River Lodge: Double Room. Dinner, breakfast. Includes guided drive into Fish River Canyon.
  • Sossusvlei Desert Lodge: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily activities with one of the camp guides. Includes guided excursion to the dunes of Sossusvlei and scenic balloon flight.
  • Strand Hotel: Luxury Room. Breakfast.
  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily activities with one of the camp guides. Includes day trop to the skeleton coast / Möwe Bay.
  • Serra Cafema: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service, twice daily activities with one of the camp guides.
Not included are international flights, gratuities, compulsary comprehensive travel insurance, visa fees, local airport fees, personal purchases.

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