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Bateleur Fly-in Safari

Classic fly-in Namibian safari staying at excellent camps. Explore Sossusvlei’s dunes and track Damaraland’s desert elephants before a safari in Etosha. Incredible scenery, good wildlife viewing and authentic cultural experiences.

Bateleur Fly-in Safari: Summary

Bateleur Fly-in in a nutshell

This classic Namibia fly-in trip spends 8 days 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.

At a glance

Starts: Windhoek International Airport
1 night Olive Grove - Windhoek, Namibia Bed & Breakfast
2 nights Little Kulala - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Damaraland Camp - Damaraland, Namibia Full Board & Activities
2 nights Ongava Tented Camp - Etosha National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
Ends: Windhoek International Airport

Olive Grove

Day 1

The Olive Grove is a stylish guesthouse in Windhoek's Klein Windhoek suburb. Taking its name from the neighbouring grove of olive trees, the guesthouse is located in a renovated old house. It was opened in early 2004, and has become a favourite place to stay in Namibia's capital city.

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Little Kulala

Days 2-4

The stylish Little Kulala is the most luxurious of the accommodation options on the 210km2 private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, with its own access gate to the Namib-Naukluft National Park – and Sossusvlei. Gravel plains and low rolling sand dunes stretch out in front of the lodge, with the iconic dunes of the Namib Desert in the distance and the Naukluft Mountains to the rear providing a dramatic backdrop.

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Damaraland Camp

Days 4-6

Nestled in the Huab River valley, and surrounded by low hills, Damaraland Camp was one of the earliest camps in this area of Namibia, having opened around 1996. Although it has undergone a number of renovations since then, with the chalets almost doubled in size, it retains its strong community feel, and is now part owned by the local people. The camp's secluded location makes it a great base from which to explore the many attractions of this stark but richly diverse region.

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Ongava Tented Camp

Days 6-8

The small Ongava Tented Camp is nestled in mopane woodland at the foot of a low hill on the private 300km2 Ongava Reserve, overlooking a waterhole. The reserve borders Etosha National Park on the south side, near the Andersson Gate, and benefits from similar wildlife, with the notable inclusion of both black and white rhino.

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Olive Grove

Olive Grove

Windhoek, Namibia

Little Kulala

Little Kulala

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland, Namibia

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Bateleur Fly-in Safari.

  • Dramatic scenery & desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland
  • Authentic cultural experiences
  • Towering red sand dunes at Sossusvlei
  • Skeletal remains of ancient camelthorn trees at Deadvlei
  • Reliable wildlife viewing in Etosha

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Bateleur Fly-in Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Helicopter

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

  • Quad-biking

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the Bateleur Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Bateleur Fly-in Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Oryx

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Wildebeest

98% chance

Black Rhino

78% chance

Eland

43% chance

Brown Hyena

27% chance

Spotted Hyena

24% chance

Leopard

16% chance

Cheetah

16% chance

Roan antelope

8% chance

Sable antelope

8% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Meerkat

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Bateleur Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Ballooning in the Namib Desert

Half day, including breakfast

Ballooning over the world’s oldest desert is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy spectacular views as the sun rises over the dune-covered plains and rocky mountains of the Namib Desert. You may even spot the occasional oryx or black-backed jackal punctuating the landscape below.

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Scenic flights in Namibia

Scenic flights in Namibia

Variable, depending on the flight

Namibia is famed for its stark beauty and boundless desert vistas and there is no better way to soak these in than from the air. A scenic flight gives you a unique perspective on this stunning and varied country, and may even provide a bird’s-eye view of areas that are out of reach to those restricted to terra firma.

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