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Flamingo Fly-in Safari

Short on time but big on experience, this luxury fly-in safari takes in Sossusvlei’s famous dunes and Etosha National Park’s captivating wildlife with stays at two excellent luxury lodges.

Flamingo Fly-in Safari: Summary

Flamingo Fly-in in a nutshell

Begin with a night Windhoek at the stylish Olive Exclusive. A tiny capital that feels more like a small town, there are some good restaurants and bars we can recommend before the real adventure begins in the morning.

Hop aboard a light aircraft for the flight westward to the sand seas of the oldest desert in the world – the great Namib. You’ll grasp some appreciation for its name, meaning ‘vast place’, from the air before touching down close to Kulala Desert Lodge. Wonderfully comfortable with an enviable setting and relaxed atmosphere, the lodge has long been a go-to of ours here. And with its own entrance to the national park, you’ll be among the first to climb the towering rust-red dunes around Sossusvlei as the sun rises and explore the twisted camel thorn trees on the surreal Deadvlei.

Another spectacular flight north brings you to the edge of Etosha’s enormous salt pans and the private Ongava Game Reserve. Your base for the next three nights, Ongava Lodge, is the perched at the top of a kopje with incredible views of the surrounding wilderness. In the reserve itself, you can head out on game drives and walks where you can find both black and white rhino, lion, leopard and more, or you can let the wildlife come to you from the lodge’s hide. You can also take a game drive into the neighbouring national park to see an incredible diversity of species converge around its waterholes which are scattered around the edge of the vast salt pan. Seeing elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra and oryx all at once is one of the most unforgettable sights in Southern Africa.

At a glance

Starts: Windhoek International Airport
1 night Olive Exclusive - Windhoek, Namibia Bed & Breakfast
2 nights Kulala Desert Lodge - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
3 nights Ongava Lodge - Etosha National Park, Namibia Full Board & Activities
Ends: Windhoek International Airport

Olive Exclusive

Day 1

Overlooking a neighbouring olive grove in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, the officially dubbed Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel is more typically known simply as the Olive Exclusive. Only five minutes' drive from the centre of the Namibian capital the hotel boasts just seven individual, luxurious suites, and an equally intimate and contemporary on-site restaurant, The Olive.

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Kulala Desert Lodge

Days 2-4

Situated on the 210km2 private Kulala Wilderness Reserve south of Sesriem, Kulala Desert Lodge offers a close and spectacular view over the Namib Sand Sea to the west, and the Namib-Naukluft Mountains to the east. Originally opened in 1996, the lodge was built to make the most of the vista. In addition to the dunes on its doorstep, however, its defining attraction remains a private entrance from the reserve into the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

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Ongava Lodge

Days 4-7

Perched on the top of a small kopje (rocky outcrop), with stunning views of the plains below, Ongava Lodge was the original 'luxury game lodge' near Etosha. It stands on the private Ongava Game Reserve, which borders the southern side of Etosha National Park near the Andersson Gate, south of Okaukuejo.

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Olive Exclusive

Olive Exclusive

Windhoek, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Highlights

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

  • Being the first to the dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise
  • Seeing Namibia epic landscapes from the air
  • Meeting rhino on foot in Ongava Game Reserve
  • Watching elephant, zebra, giraffe in Etosha
  • Excellent luxury lodges throughout

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Flamingo 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 Flamingo Fly-in Safari

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


Oryx

100% chance

Giraffe

99% chance

Zebra

99% chance

Lion

98% chance

White Rhino

98% chance

Wildebeest

94% chance

Elephant

91% chance

Black Rhino

81% chance

Eland

53% chance

Roan antelope

35% chance

Brown Hyena

23% chance

Sable antelope

18% chance

Spotted Hyena

18% chance

Leopard

12% chance

Cheetah

12% chance

Pangolin

6% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Meerkat

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this trip

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Flamingo 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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