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Monteiro's Hornbill Fly-in Safari

Stay in four of Namibia’s most famous environments on this fly-in safari. It would be hard to pack more variety into a trip of the same length.

Monteiro's Hornbill Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Monteiro's Hornbill Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Windhoek International Airport

Day 1

Windhoek Airport to the city by road

Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall of the international airport. Depending on traffic, it's a drive of about 30 minutes to Am Weinberg, passing through the hills that surround the capital before you reach the outskirts of the city.

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Day 1

Am Weinberg

1 night
Bed & BreakfastWindhoek, Namibia

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel is an understated but upmarket hotel in a quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, within a short drive of the centre of the Namibian capital. Set on an established estate that was originally a vineyard, it is contemporary in style with plenty of facilities, yet at its heart is the original estate house, now a national monument.

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel is an understated but upmarket hotel in a quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, within a short drive of the centre of the Namibian capital. Set on an established estate that was originally a vineyard, it is contemporary in style with plenty of facilities, yet at its heart is the original estate house, now a national monument.

"A reasonable first or last night choice - right side of Windhoek for the airport"

Miss K & Mr GfromLondon

Arrived 31 Oct 2020, 1 night

A gorgeous hotel tucked away in a quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, Am Weinberg offers 41 stylish rooms, almost unrivalled amenities for such a small hotel, and great views from the Sky Lounge. It would make a good option for a mini vacation or for some pampering and relaxation at the start or end of any safari around Namibia. See our full report on Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

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6 reviews of Am Weinberg by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Day 2

Windhoek to the NamibRand by road & air

From your Am Weinberg you'll head to Windhoek's Eros Airport for a stunningly scenic light-aircraft flight to the NamibRand. Your route passes over the Naukluft Mountains before arriving in the Namib Desert, with Kwessi Dunes Camp just a short drive from the airstrip. Allow around 2–3 hours door to door.

Kwessi Dunes
Days 2-4

Kwessi Dunes

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesNamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

Kwessi Dunes is a new property in the northern NamibRand Reserve, opened in 2020. While information on what to expect here is sparse, we have known the company behind the lodge for a long time and have every faith that this will be a wonderful new offering set in one of Namibia most spectacular landscapes.

Kwessi Dunes

Kwessi Dunes is a new property in the northern NamibRand Reserve, opened in 2020. While information on what to expect here is sparse, we have known the company behind the lodge for a long time and have every faith that this will be a wonderful new offering set in one of Namibia most spectacular landscapes.

Kwessi Dunes had a difficult beginning, opening for just a few days before the Covid-19 lockdown. While none of our team has visited yet, we are expecting great things when we do get the chance to drop in. See our full report on Kwessi Dunes

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0 reviews of Kwessi Dunes by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Helicopter

Horse-riding

Quad-biking

Sleeping under the stars

Day 4

Sossusvlei to Damaraland by 4WD & air

Today's flight passes over the seemingly endless dunes of Sossusvlei, the desolate Skeleton Coast and the ancient mountains of Damaraland. Along the way, you may stop at Swakopmund and in Damaraland to refuel and allow passengers to alight. Including drives to and from camps, the journey takes around five hours.

Hoanib Valley Camp
Days 4-6

Hoanib Valley Camp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSkeleton Coast & Kaokoland, Namibia

One of Namibia’s most remote regions is the setting for this camp of understated luxury with an exceptional range of activities. Appearances can be deceptive – and rarely more so than at Hoanib Valley Camp in Namibia’s remote and seemingly barren Kaokoveld region.

Hoanib Valley Camp

One of Namibia’s most remote regions is the setting for this camp of understated luxury with an exceptional range of activities. Appearances can be deceptive – and rarely more so than at Hoanib Valley Camp in Namibia’s remote and seemingly barren Kaokoveld region.

A bird’s eye view could at first glance suggest a workers’ camp, the monochrome flysheets of its tented rooms forming little contrast with the desert plains. But zoom in closer – and prepare for a surprise. For here, sheltered at the foot of a mountain, you’ve stumbled across a veritable oasis of eco-tranquillity.

Beneath those flysheets you’ll find tented rooms – just six of them – whose creature comforts would put many a boutique hotel to shame. King-size beds, twin basins and fluffy towels, of course. But silk dressing gowns? And dampened kikois to cool you down on a hot day?

And then there’s the view – a seemingly endless vista of plains and dunes backed by mountains where desert animals hide in the ever-changing shadows. Explore with an expert guide – in search of wildlife, or to a local village, or further afield to the Giraffe Foundation – who partner with the local community in this exceptional venture.

Then, closer to camp, take a wander on foot, drink in hand, to herald the dawning of a star-studded sky.

"Just amazing! One of the best kept secrets in Namibia. Worth three nights!"

Mrs M & Mr DfromGermany

Arrived 29 Nov 2020, 3 nights

It seems you can have the best of both worlds. See our full report on Hoanib Valley Camp

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4 reviews of Hoanib Valley Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Day 6

Damaraland to the Skeleton Coast by 4WD

Set out from Hoanib following valleys carved through ancient hills by the ephemeral Hoanib and Hoarusib rivers. Marvel at Namibia's geology laid bare and bounce your way over rugged mountain passes, all the while keeping an eye out for elusive desert-adapted wildlife. This six-hour journey/activity is a real trip highlight.

Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Days 6-8

Shipwreck Lodge

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSkeleton Coast & Kaokoland, Namibia

Balancing rugged beauty with contemporary style, Shipwreck Lodge enables you to experience the remoteness of the Skeleton Coast in comfort. Shipwrecks can be the stuff of fantasy – delivered at Shipwreck Lodge complete with mist-shrouded sands and crashing seas.

Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge

Balancing rugged beauty with contemporary style, Shipwreck Lodge enables you to experience the remoteness of the Skeleton Coast in comfort. Shipwrecks can be the stuff of fantasy – delivered at Shipwreck Lodge complete with mist-shrouded sands and crashing seas.

Marooned on Namibia’s desolate and remote Skeleton Coast, the lodge feels almost part of a film set, its rooms seemingly scattered across the sands like so much fragile matchwood.

On closer inspection, the debris transmutes into light-wood cabins with great big picture windows that bring the sea to you – without the waves and the salt-stinging wind; toasty wood burners keep the cold at bay, and colourful fabrics offset the oft-monochrome hues of your surroundings. What better way to immerse yourself in fantasy than in warmth and comfort?

Should fair weather prevail, Shipwreck Lodge is fully prepared, with sunloungers on the sea-facing deck. But if the wind rises while you’re enjoying your afternoon tea or a spectacular sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, blankets are on hand so you can cosy up and carry on.

"Just amazing with respect to design & landscape. Very friendly & committed staff"

Mrs M & Mr DfromGermany

Arrived 3 Dec 2020, 2 nights

Lining these inhospitable shores are Cape fur seals, closely followed by black-backed jackals and solitary brown hyenas, while on the ephemeral Hoarusib River, desert-adapted elephant eke out a living. So whether on foot, on a quadbike, or in a rugged 4WD, keep your eyes peeled. Even the scuttling crabs are worth seeking out. See our full report on Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge

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5 reviews of Shipwreck Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Day 8

Skeleton Coast to Etosha by 4WD & air

This morning you'll head south along the Skeleton Coast to Möwe Bay, taking in some of the area’s famous shipwrecks and the Möwe Bay seal colony. From here you'll board a light aircraft back to Orutjanda airstrip and the Etosha Heights Reserve. The transfer typically takes 3–4 hours.

Safarihoek Lodge
Days 8-10

Safarihoek Lodge

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesEtosha National Park, Namibia

Built on a hill with views over mopane woodland and a small pan to the expanse of Etosha National Park beyond, Safarihoek Lodge lies in the heart of one of Namibia’s largest private reserves. The wildlife-rich Etosha Heights Reserve covers 600km² and shares a 70km fence with Namibia’s premier wildlife park. Also marketed as Etosha Heights Safarihoek Lodge, it opened in its current form in 2016.

Safarihoek Lodge

Built on a hill with views over mopane woodland and a small pan to the expanse of Etosha National Park beyond, Safarihoek Lodge lies in the heart of one of Namibia’s largest private reserves. The wildlife-rich Etosha Heights Reserve covers 600km² and shares a 70km fence with Namibia’s premier wildlife park. Also marketed as Etosha Heights Safarihoek Lodge, it opened in its current form in 2016.

"Very impressive... huge number of animals... Felt very special"

MikefromOxford

Arrived 1 Sep 2019, 2 nights

Safarihoek is a solid, modern lodge on a private reserve. While it isn’t a base to visit the national park, it has a high density of wildlife and provides additional flexibility when it comes to activities, including the options of walks and night drives. The excellent photographic hide is also a real bonus. If you are considering a two-centre safari in the vicinity of Etosha, then Safarihoek would be a great option. See our full report on Safarihoek Lodge

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22 reviews of Safarihoek Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Day 10

Etosha to Windhoek by 4WD & air

Today’s transfer takes just 1–2 hours, so depending on your travel schedule you may have time to enjoy an activity and brunch before heading to the airstrip. Flying south over the hills of the Central Highlands you'll arrive at Windhoek International Airport in time for your onward connection.

Day 10

Ends: Windhoek International Airport

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