Namibia is one of the most remote and otherworldly beautiful places in the world. However, don’t be put off thinking that you’ll have to endure hours of dusty, bumpy drives to get from camp to camp! At Rhino Africa, we believe in doing everything in style and luxury, and what’s more luxurious than a fly-in safari? Instead of hopping along for hours on end in a car to see the areas you want to, you can see more in less time – and in comfort!
Because all of our African tours are tailor-made to suit your specific needs and preferences, this tour is simply a guideline. You can pick and choose what you like from different tours, or we can recommend specific destinations, accommodation options, or activities according to your wish list.
To get you dreaming of your Namibian safari, here’s an overview of one of our best-selling luxury fly-in Namibia safari tours…
Namibia as a Safari Destination
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the tour stops, let’s dive into why Namibia is the ultimate destination for a luxury fly-in safari. There’s a reason why it’s a favourite destination that’s high on most guests’ bucket lists!
Located on the west coast of southern Africa, Namibia has the second-lowest population density globally, meaning that it’s wonderfully wild with more wildlife than people! And this natural space covers an area roughly the size of Germany! So, there’s much to explore.
Our luxury fly-in safari tour takes you to some of the best destinations in Namibia. However, there are many more that we can add to your itinerary.
So, without further ado, fasten your seatbelt and visualise yourself on this luxury safari through Namibia…
First Stop: Kunene River
You’ll fly into the country’s main airport, Hosea Kutako International Airport, close to the country’s capital, Windhoek.
Then, you’ll hop onto a small plane and fly straight to Kunene River, an exclusive safari destination that you can’t even picture in your wildest dreams. Located in the country’s north, the Kunene River spans about 325km on the border between Namibia and Angola.
Now, most people think of the arid desert when they think of Namibia. But the Kunene River is completely opposite with lush and green vegetation. It’s a water play park, with serene river views, thundering waterfalls and gushing rapids.
Some of the biggest attractions include the Epupa Falls, which is at its most magnificent between May and April, and the Ruacana Falls, which is perfect for adrenaline junkies interested in white water rafting and seeing the incredible gorge.
Where You Should Stay
There are plenty of options to choose from, but here’s one of our trusted favourites.
A fly-in safari means that you have easy and quick access to some of the most remote lodges, such as Serra Cafema. Picture being surrounded by desert dunes, intricate rock formations and lush riverine forests.
As one of the country’s most remote camps, it’s the perfect place to switch off from modern-day distractions and noise and revel in the serenity that only Mother Nature can offer. Set right on the edge of the Kunene River, you can enjoy many activities, from relaxing sundowner cruises to cultural tours to the nearby Himba communities and the more adventurous quad biking in the surrounding dunes to see the desert-adapted wildlife.
Serra Cafema offers a luxurious ‘glamping’ experience, where you can have your days as quiet or eventful as you’d like, all while enjoying Mother Nature’s peaceful embrace.
Why We Love it
- Luxury Tents with glass sliding doors for the best view of the Kunene River
- Many activities on offer but you can also just relax at the lodge and enjoy the view
- One of the country’s most remote camps
- Standard Tents and Family Tents available
Next Up: Damaraland
Lying in the middle of nowhere between the famous Etosha National Park and Skeleton Coast, the hauntingly beautiful Damaraland awaits next. There are so many highlights, but simply just taking in the unique sights is a treat on its own.
The vast landscapes are also home to unique desert-adapted species for you to see. But it’s more than a safari destination. The cultural and geological history of the area is fascinating, with ancient San rock art and sites such as Vingerklip, Spitzkoppe, and Brandberg.
Where You Should Stay
When looking for the best place to stay, we’ll look at your preferences and who’s travelling with you. Here’s one of our most popular accommodation options in Damaraland.
With only ten thatched suites with en-suite bathrooms and spacious decks, Damaraland Camp gives you a more exclusive experience. It’s a unique setting where you’re surrounded by dunes dotted with desert-adapted wildlife, as well as rare succulents and plenty of birdlife. The camp also offers walking safaris to give you an up-close view of the unique landscapes and wildlife.
Why We Love it
- Perfect safari destination for bird-watching enthusiasts
- Go on walking trips through the Petrified Forest and rare succulents
- Plenty of wildlife roaming around, including the desert-adapted black rhino and elephant
- Tents are raised with spacious decks for incredible views from your bed
Last Stop: Etosha National Park
Ah, Etosha. A wilderness haven and one of the biggest national parks in the world featuring extraordinary landscapes like the ghostly 5,000km salt pan. Etosha National Park is a popular safari destination as it’s home to over 114 mammals and 340 bird species, so there’s plenty to see!
The salt pan was once part of the ocean, but now this vast glittering landscape’s algae lure flamingos and other birds in summer. You can also see your usual favourites such as the elephant, zebra, wildebeest, and your more rare endangered species like the Tsessebe, black-faced impala, and black rhino.
Etosha is the ideal final stop on your tour not only because, well, it’s spectacular, but also because it’s a quick flight from Windhoek and the international airport where you started your Namibian journey.
Where You Should Stay
Etosha has many excellent accommodation options, but here’s one we love recommending to our guests.
Ongava Tented Camp
If you want to experience all the wonders that make Etosha such a firm favourite for safaris but want to escape the masses of other tourists, then Ongava Tented Camp is for you.
Located just outside Etosha National Park’s main gates, you will stay on the 30,000ha privately-owned game reserve. Therefore, you get to experience the best of both worlds – Ongava and Etosha! And since all of the Luxury Tents overlook an active watering hole, you don’t even have to leave to enjoy wildlife sightings.
Why We Love it
- Exclusive experience with a limited number of guests allowed at a time
- View of the watering hole frequented by the wildlife
- Walking safaris are offered to give you a closer look at the smaller species
- Ideal for birders with plenty of feathery creatures to admire
Why You’ll Love a Fly-In Namibia Tour
Look, we might love Africa’s far-flung, untouched wild spaces. But that does not mean that we want to rough it or endure hours of bumpy, sweaty car rides to get there! That’s why our luxury fly-in Namibia safaris are so popular.
It combines the convenience and luxury of flying straight to your destinations in a fraction of the time it would take you in a car, with the very best accommodation within the wildest, most remote spaces Namibia is so loved for.
And as a bonus, you get to start your safari early as you get to enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of Namibia’s landscapes while you sip a glass of bubbly on the flight!
It really is! Contact our Travel Experts so that we can start curating your dream luxury fly-in safari today.