After a night in the capital city, your journey takes you south by light aircraft into the dramatic landscape of the Namib Desert. Pay a visit to the iconic Sossusvlei pan and climb ‘Big Mama’ to see the red dunes roll out to the horizon. Crossing the Namib Desert by light aircraft, meet Namibia’s western coastline and the sleepy town of Swakopmund, its colourful Germanic buildings an architectural throw-back to colonial times. Spend a morning sea-kayaking with friendly seals while keeping an eye out for pelicans, flamingos and dolphins.
Leaving the coast behind follow the road into the culturally rich and mountainous Damaraland region, home to desert- adapted elephant and mountain zebra. Visit the San rock etchings at the Twyfelfontien World Heritage Site before continuing on to Etosha National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa.
In the dry season, the many waterholes act as magnets to game animals here– and of course the predators that follow them! As you drive back towards the capital get up close and personal with AfriCat’s rehabilitated cheetah and leopard at Okanjima before returning to Windhoek and your onward flight home.