Bateleur Fly-in Safari

Bateleur fly-in: In full

This classic Namibia fly-in trip spends 7 nights in country exploring the key highlights. The itinerary can either be booked as is or used as the basis for a longer safari. It includes a short stop in the capital, Windhoek; the incredible sand dunes of the Namib Desert; the mountainous scenery of Damaraland; and superb game-viewing in Etosha National Park – staying at excellent camps throughout.

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Day 1

1 night at Olive Grove (bed & breakfast) | Windhoek, Namibia

Olive Grove is a stylish guest house in Windhoek's suburb of Eros.Starting your fly-in safari in Windhoek, you will be met at the airport and transferred by road to your guesthouse in one of Windhoek's leafy suburbs. The centre of Windhoek is about 5 minutes' drive away and it's easy to arrange a shuttle or taxi service with the guesthouse. For dinner tonight you can eat out at one of Windhoek's many good restaurants, or stay in for a tasty meal at the lovely Olive Grove.

Days 2-3

2 nights at Little Kulala (full board & activities) | Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Stylishly and modern, Little Kulala has huge glass-sided rooms...After a short road transfer to Windhoek's local Eros Airport, you'll board a light aircraft for a superb scenic flight to the desert. This passes right over the escarpment and down to the Namib Desert - you can really appreciate the vast beauty of Namibia's landscapes from the air. During your two night stay here you'll be treated to guided excursions within the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve and into the Namib-Naukluft Park to see the impressive dunes at Sossusvlei as well as the meandering Sesriem Canyon. Return each evening to your delightful desert oasis at Little Kulala.

Days 4-5

2 nights at Damaraland Camp (full board & activities) | Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland Camp is located among beautiful rocky scenery...It's a spectacular scenic flight today, first over the expansive Namib Desert and along the coast to Swakopmund where you land to re-fuel. Then continue flying up the Skeleton Coast and inland to reach Damaraland. This area is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and free-roaming wildlife, including the elusive desert-adapted elephant that traverse the ephemeral river valleys during the dry season. You may be lucky enough to see these gentle giants on guided 4WD nature drives, and you'll discover a myriad of flora and fauna on guided walks. It's a memorable two night stay at Damaraland Camp.

Days 6-7

2 nights at Ongava Tented Camp (full board & activities) | Etosha National Park, Namibia

Ongava Tented Camp has more of a bush feel than other lodges...From Damaraland you fly north-east over Namibia's Central Highlands before coming in to land on the southern edge of Etosha National Park. There's plenty of wildlife to be seen on guided game drives in open 4WD vehicles into Etosha Park and within the private Ongava Game Reserve. Sightings may include giraffe, lion, zebra, hyena, leopard, warthog, jackal, elephant, rhino, cheetah and a variety of antelope species. The open savannah and vast Etosha Pan also make striking photographs. You'll stay two nights within the Ongava Reserve beside a frequented waterhole at Ongava Tented Camp.

Day 8

After two exciting days of game viewing in the Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park, you'll fly south back to Windhoek Airport - at the end of a superb safari.

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