Flying the Skeleton Coast

10 days

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Day 1
Fly overnight to Johannesburg.
Day 2
Connect with a short onward flight to Windhoek, where you'll be greeted and driven to your hotel in the suburbs. Your 4WD hire car will be delivered this afternoon and you will be briefed on the routes and driving in Namibia. This evening you might want to sample Joe's Beerhouse or The Olive Restaurant, two very different Windhoek eateries!
Day 3
Today you will head west to Swakopmund, for a two night stay in one of Namibia's most welcoming and vibrant towns.
Day 4
In addition to the attractive German colonial architecture and excellent seafood restaurants, you may want to book an excursion to quad bike in the desert or kayak with seals.
Day 5
A transfer to the airstrip in time for the departure of your Skeleton Coast Safari. A small light aircraft will be your transfer vehicle for the next four days, and your pilot will double as a guide for the small number of lucky passengers. Today's landings will include lunch on a beach near the fur seal colony at Cape Cross, and an ancient rock art site close to your rustic camp in the Kuidas area.
Day 6
A full day to explore the jaw dropping landscapes and unique desert flora and fauna of the Skeleton Coast. The morning will involve a nature drive around the Huab River Valley, where you may see desert elephant. After lunch at camp, it's a flight north along the coast to Terrace Bay, within the Skeleton Coast National Park, with a number of shipwrecks to view along the way. Landing on the coast, there will be an exciting dune drive and a guided walk along the beach, before another flight north to camp in the Hoarusib Valley of the Kunene Region.
Day 7
The day begins with a scenic drive and a visit to a fascinating nomadic Himba community. It's then a flight to the furthest northern reaches of Namibia, in the Kunene region that borders Angola. Here you will visit the Kaiu Maru shipwreck and enjoy a nature drive in the beautiful Hartmann Valley, before a night in your new camp.
Day 8
A boat cruise on the Kunene River in the morning provides stunning scenery, varied birdlife and some curious crocs! After lunch you'll fly back to Windhoek, where your Skeleton Coast Safari ends and you'll be taken for a night in the city. Over dinner this evening, there will be lots of stories to tell!
Day 9
A relaxing morning and brunch is followed by a transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Your final flight brings you home through the night.
Day 10
Arrive in the UK

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This itinerary is genuinely unique, offering the privileged opportunity to explore the wild, isolated Skeleton Coast by light aircraft in an exclusive group. During this four day trip, you will discover haunting shipwrecks, enjoy a little dune bashing, search for desert wildlife and meet the nomadic Himba people. Perhaps most enjoyable of all are the sensational landscapes and delicious, remote atmosphere as you visit new areas with one night each in various rustic camps. There is time in Windhoek to relax at each end of the trip, plus a couple of nights to explore Swakopmund.

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