Safaris

Wings Over Africa is a true flying safari outfit in that one of our qualified pilots will accompany you on your safari as your personal pilot for the duration of your stay, as well as acting as a host and liaison during your visit to Namibia.

Namibia is a vast and sparsely populated country which makes for impressive vistas from the air. Flying adds an element of perspective to ones safari; an appreciation of the topography clarifies the size of Namibia. By flying one is able cover more distance in less time saving on days spent driving long distances and ultimately have more time for safari to the remote areas of the region.

Namibia is serviced by a well maintained network of bush strips and airfields making the country ideally suited for seamless air travel in light aircraft. Wings Over Africa is able to tailor make flying safaris suited to individual budgets and activity preferences, we work closely with reputable agents to ensure that a high quality of service delivery is maintained for all of our clientèle.

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Namibia & Surrounds

Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people. Given the presence of the arid Namib Desert, it is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. The land size of Namibia is the same as France, Germany and some British isles put together but with only a population of 2.1 Million people.

Before its independence in 1990, the area was known first as German South-West Africa, then as South-West Africa. Being situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts, Namibia is the country with the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Sample Itinerary

6 Day Fly-In Safari

This 6 day safari will take you to the Etosha National Park, one of the largest game parks in Africa, where you can go on day or night drives as well as guided walks within the park. On day 3 you travel to Damaraland where you can view the ancient Bushmen rock engravings at Twyfelfontein or go on game drives in search for rare desert elephant. On day 5 you’ll fly to Swakopmund on the coast for lunch. From here you fly to Wolwedans and you’ll absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape with a Landrover excursion through the dunes.


What to Pack


Currency

  • Namibia uses both Namibian Dollars and South African Rand which are on a 1:1 basis. If you are bringing currency we recommend South African Rand as it is easier to change back to your local currency if you have any left over after the trip
  • Botswana uses Pula, US dollars are also accepted at most lodges
  • Zambia uses Kwacha and US Dollars
  • Zimbabwe only uses US dollars due to their bad currency rates
  • Note that ATM machines are readily available in most towns and will give you the local currency of that country
  • Credit cards are widely accepted
  • When paying in shops in USD in Zambia you will receive change in Kwacha. Be aware of the exchange rate and how much you are spending so that you can ensure you get the correct change…

Day 2 – Etosha National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a guided drive into the Etosha National Park for a game viewing experience. This Park consists of 22 270 square kilometres of saline desert, savannah and woodlands, and is one of the largest parks in Africa.

Day 3 – Damaraland

After breakfast, meet your pilot and commence on your flight to Damaraland where you land at noon. Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Discover the pool deck, lodged between the boulders where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing drink and admire the breathtaking views from your deck chair. Enjoy an afternoon excursion to the ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.

Day 4 – Damaraland

Today you will have an excursion to the world famous petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein and have a feeling of how the San (Bushman) people communicated with their ancestors. Return to the Mowani Mountain Camp for lunch. Join a game drive down the riverbed in search for the rare desert elephant.

Day 5 – Swakopmund / NamibRand

Your charter flight will commence towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. Upon arrival at the Swakopmund Airport a transfer takes you into Swakopmund for lunch. Transfer back to the Airport and commence on your flight to Wolwedans, situated in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Absorb the unique NamibRand Nature Reserve landscape during a morning and afternoon excursion by Landrover through the dunes. You could encounter large and small desert animals and explore the ancient hunting spots of the Bushmen.

Day 6 – Return to Windhoek

You are transferred to the airstrip to bid Wolwedans farewell and commence your return flight to Windhoek.

Day 1 – Fish River Canyon

Leaving Windhoek, we fly in a south-westerly direction along the edge of the Kalahari Desert to the spectacular Nama Karoo. Overnight at Canyon Lodge which is set amidst huge granite boulder in close vicinity to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest of its kind on Earth.

Day 2 – Sossusvlei Lodge

This morning we visit the Fish River Canyon, a 550-metre deep chasm created by the shifting of tectonic plates and erosion. Thereafter we fly west towards the coastal town of Luderitz where we will make a quick stop over and refuel the plane. From there we continue to Sossusvlei Lodge which is in the Namib Desert. The Namib is the oldest desert on earth, accentuated by silent giants of gleaming sand. These star dunes, twist like tendrils towards the world’s highest dunes that form the magnificent Sossusvlei.

Day 3 – Swakopmund

An open vehicle excursion takes us to Sossusvlei, a symphony of sand turning into an orchestra of burnished colours as the gigantic desert waves are painted from red through orange by the rising sun. After visiting the Sesriem Canyon, our journey proceeds along the Atlantic coastline to Swakopmund.

Day 4 – Damaraland

We travel to Walvis Bay to enjoy a marine cruise. Fur seals and aquatic birds will join us on board whilst we enjoy some sparkling wine and oysters, but we may also see dolphins, leather-back turtles or even a seasonal whale. Our journey proceeds into Damaraland, an area marked by steep mountain massifs that tower over meandering riverbeds overnighting at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.


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