Pelican Fly & Drive Safari

Pelican drive & fly: In full

A 10 night drive and fly itinerary that begins by exploring the Namib Desert on a self-drive and concludes with a fly-in to northern Namibia. You’ll drive through dramatic landscapes from Windhoek to the Namib Desert and discover the magnificent Sossusvlei dunes at your own pace, before continuing by road to Swakopmund. From here, light aircraft transfers take you into the remote wilderness of northern Damaraland and on to Etosha National Park. Access into Sossusvlei before sunrise, coastal activities, rhino tracking and exciting game drives are just some of the highlights on this varied safari.

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Day 1

1 night at Galton House (bed & breakfast) | Windhoek, Namibia

Galton House is only ten minutes drive from the city centre away.Pick up your hire car at Windhoek Airport and drive into Windhoek city, a 45-minute journey through the rolling hills that lie east of the capital. The rest of the day is free to spend as you like – explore the city centre, try out some local cuisine, unwind at your charming guest house in a quiet suburb of Windhoek, the Galton House.

Days 2-3

2 nights at Hoodia Desert Lodge (half board) | Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Hoodia Desert Lodge...Begin your self-drive adventure by heading south-west across the Khomas Hochland Highlands and descend the great escarpment to the Namib Desert below. For two nights you'll be based just inside the Namib-Naukluft Park boundary, giving you early and late access into the spectacular apricot coloured dunes at Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. Explore in your hire car or make use of the optional guided activities organised through the lodge. You can also venture into Sesriem Canyon, located nearby your desert hideaway at Hoodia Desert Lodge.

Days 4-6

3 nights at Sam's Giardino (bed & breakfast) | Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

A tranquil oasis welcomes visitors to Sam's Giardino.Another scenic drive takes you through expansive desert landscapes, canyons and gravel plains to reach the quaint town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic Coast. Whilst here you can choose from a wide variety of optional activities in and around Swakopmund such as kayaking, boat cruises, 4WD excursions, sky-diving and sand boarding. Venture out into the surrounding coastal desert in your hire car and wander on foot around the town's shops, craft market, galleries, museum, waterfront and eateries. You're located close to the centre of town at the welcoming Sam's Giardino.

Days 7-8

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

The Desert Rhino Camp is situated in the Palmwag Concession area…Leave your hire car at Swakopmund Airport and experience Namibia's vast landscapes from the air on a light aircraft flight to northern Damaraland. Set in the remote wilderness of the Palmwag Reserve, you'll be guided on 4WD excursions and walks that reveal the unique flora and fauna found here. Tracking black rhino is one of the highlights of your memorable stay at the secluded Desert Rhino Camp.

Days 9-10

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...Roughly an hour's flight takes you to the private Ongava Game Reserve on the southern edge of Etosha National Park. There's much to see whilst on game drives within the private reserve and into Etosha Park. Your local guide will search out creatures big and small, from elephant, lion, giraffe and zebra to jackal, steenbok, mongoose and ground squirrel. In the evenings there's a good chance of seeing more wildlife action at the floodlit waterhole beside your inviting tented accommodation at Ongava Tented Camp.

Day 11

Fly back to Windhoek Airport by light aircraft, arriving in time for your own onward arrangements.

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