Begin with the windswept dunes of Sossusvlei – best admired from a balloon, before tracking desert rhinos in Kunene and exploring the exclusive, wildlife-rich Ongava Reserve. Journey across Namibia in comfort, flying over its inspiring landscape.
- Take a sunrise balloon ride over the majestic dunes of Sossusvlei.
- Track rare desert rhinos in the protected Palmwag Reserve
- Fly over Namibia’s magnificent landscape, avoiding long road journeys
- Stay at Little Ongava, at the heart of a private concession that borders Etosha
The dunes of Sossusvlei offer the perfect starting point. Intriguingly beautiful and now iconic of the Namib Desert, this landscape is perfect for exploration by quad bike, on foot and in 4x4 vehicles. Stay at Little Kulala, which offers magnificent views of the surrounding dunes and impressive desert terrain. Take an early-morning balloon ride as the dawn light illuminates this ethereal landscape.
At night, watch as the beauty of the desert changes and the majesty of the African night sky is brought to life. Star gaze and stare in wonder at the sheer number of lights in the sky. Or even sleep out under the stars, in one on of the lodge’s specially designed star beds.
From Sossusvlei, fly north to the remote Palmwag Reserve, home to the majority of Namibia’s desert rhino population. Hidden amongst the harsh landscape of Kunene – a smorgasbord of browns, reds and greys, this hard-to-reach concession is full of wildlife. Track rhinos across this dry terrain, getting close on foot, led by an experienced tracker.
After a day out amidst the rocks and scrub of the reserve, return to the camp to relax in tented comfort. Blending in with the natural environment, this traditional safari camp offers an unspoilt, wild experience. Sip drinks around the blazing fire pit and dine under the stars. The atmosphere of the camp is intimate and relaxed, making the most of its remote location.
Leave Kaokoland behind for the wildlife-rich private concession of Ongava, bordering Namibia’s famous Etosha National Park. Here, head to the reserve’s smallest accommodation offering, Little Ongava. Beautifully situated, this pocket-sized lodge houses just three spacious suites.
Explore the landscape of the private reserve, led by a dedicate guide and with free use of an open-topped 4x4 vehicle. Make the most of one of Namibia’s finest wildlife destination, spotting elephants, lions, cheetahs, gemsboks, hartebeests and even rhinos. Back at the lodge, relax and indulge in some time to unwind, away from the game. Private plunge pools offer the perfect place to pass some time whilst admiring the wonderful surroundings.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This flying safari links three of Namibia’s greatest sights, staying at a handful of secluded lodges. Perfect as a honeymoon or couple’s break, it combines desert, safari and luxury. Wildlife features heavily, with desert rhinos a uniquely Namibian phenomenon, whilst activities abound amidst the sand-dune playground of Sossusvlei.
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