Circuit Charter Flights & Routes
CIRCUIT CHARTER FLIGHTS AND SEAT-IN INFORMATION (point to point flying safaris)
NAMIBIA FLYING CIRCUIT ROUTES
Looking to cover the highlight of Namibia in a short period of time, or purely using the most efficient form of travel between longer stays – the “hop-on, hop-off” Namibian flying circuit is an ideal way to traverse the country in a cost-effective and short time. Create your own safari and decide how long you want to stay. Explore the dunes of Sossusvlei, the ambience of an idyllic, colonial coastal town, the scenic attractions of Damaraland and the wildlife of the Etosha National Park.
The standard package options are:
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT: The circuit starts in Windhoek and flies to the Sossusvlei area. From here it continues to Swakopmund where the southern circuit ends. Guests can then continue their trip on a self-drive basis, make use of the daily Windhoek/Swakopmund Shuttle or board the Desert Express to return to Windhoek.
|Windhoek International||Sossusvlei Area|
NORTHERN CIRCUIT: The circuit route starts in Swakopmund and flies to Damaraland. From Damaraland it proceeds to the Etosha National Park and from there it returns to Windhoek.
|Damaraland Area||Etosha Area|
|Etosha Area||Windhoek International|
FULL CIRCUIT: The full circuit route is a combination of the southern and northern circuit. It starts in Windhoek and proceeds to Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha and back to Windhoek.
There are various establishments in the areas to choose from in creating your perfect itinerary, however, you may have to pay a nominal surcharge for the flight connections that deviate from the stipulated destination of the flight.
The flight times have been arranged in such a way to give you the following advantages:
- To accommodate the majority of international flights into Windhoek International Airport. The flight from Windhoek to Sossusvlei connects with most inbound international flights, thus avoiding a lay-over in Windhoek.
- In the Sossusvlei area, guests leave after morning activities such as ballooning. Further, the scenic flight to Swakopmund is late enough to avoid the early morning coastal fog.
- Guests will depart from and arrive at the accommodation of choice so as not to miss out on any activities these camps may offer.
Benefits of the circuit:
Set departure and arrival times. These times will be included in your travel planner
Huge cost savings - Costs are marginal compared with rental vehicles. To drive a similar route will take in excess of 18 hours meaning extra days, extra car rental whilst in one place and extra accommodation while on the road.
Fantastic aerial perspective of Namibia
Flexibility - Guests can stay in the different areas for any number of nights they wish to (subject to a minimum stay).
The flights include a scenic flight from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund on the Full and Southern Circuit.
POINT TO POINT AIR CHARTERS
If your personal preference is to cover distance more conveniently by air, although Namibia does not have a domestic scheduled service, we do provide a charter air point to point service to most areas in the country. This provides flexibility to create an own itinerary, or simply an effective way to cover distance in the shortest time. All flying to remuneration is done under the Operating Certificate of a licensed Flying Charter Company.
Summary of key destinations visited:
|Area||Included Establishments / towns|
|Damaraland||Damaraland Camp, Dorra Nawas, Twyfelfontein Lodge, Mowani Mountain Camp, Palmwag|
|Etosha National Park||Ongava, Mokuti Lodge, Mushara Lodge|
|Kunene River||Epupa Falls, Serra Cafema|
|Sossusvlei||A wide variety of lodges including Sesriem|
|Swakopmund||Includes establishments in Walvis Bay|
- The flights between Swakopmund and Damaraland are scenic flights that pass the Brandberg
- The flights between Swakopmund and Sossusvlei are based on scenic flights, meaning you do not have to book a scenic flight in Swakopmund.
- Guests will arrive back at the International or Eros Airports at least one hour prior to their onward scheduled flight.
Please note: Strict luggage restrictions apply to all charter flights!
LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS ON ALL LIGHT AIRCRAFT:
There are strict weight restrictions in place on any itinerary including light aircraft transfers for the following reasons:
- The aircraft are designed with a maximum bodyweight and luggage weight allowance
- The aircraft have physical space restrictions
- Most airfields are over 3000 feet above sea level and are located in the tropics, and therefore the permissible aircraft carrying capacity is reduced
Luggage Dimensions & Weight Restrictions:
- ONLY soft bags (no hard suitcases can be transported as they physically cannot fit into the aircraft) will be accepted. This includes camera equipment and hand luggage
- The maximum dimensions of the soft bags are as follows: 81cm (32 inches) long x 36cm (14 inches) wide.
- Passengers weighing more than 90kg for males & 71kg for females must please advise us in advance as an extra seat will then have to be costed in to the package for safety purposes.
- Luggage is restricted to 20kg (44 lbs maximum per person for travel in Namibia.
- Luggage is restricted to 12kg (26 lbs) maximum per person for travel in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Scheduled airlines in Southern Africa have a luggage restriction of 20kg (44 lbs) maximum per person.
- For those who absolutely must bring more than the maximum allowance of luggage, an extra seat may be purchased in advance but the bags must still be soft bags only. Be sure to pre-arrange any extra seats with us at the time of booking.
These luggage restrictions for luggage sound like very little but bear in mind the following:
- Most safari camps / lodges and hotels provide basic toilet amenities
- Laundry can be done on a daily basis (and many camps provide this service free of charge but hotels do charge a nominal fee)
- Mainly casual clothing is required
As no formal clothes are needed throughout most of Southern Africa, we recommend that you limit your luggage to the basics. More formal attire is usually required only when staying in the more prestigious city hotel establishments or on any of the luxury trains. On a game safari, casual clothing is the order of the day.
(Please see our suggested packing list in our Travel Tips)
SAFETY & STANDARDS:
The Civil Aviation Act of Namibia is based on the Canadian, North American and New Zealand aviation regulation and conforms to the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards. In Namibia any remunerated flying procedure needs to have in its possession an Operating Certificate of a licensed Charter Company.
Our safaris are merely suggested itineraries and therefore can be tailor-made to suit your specific needs:
- Routes can be amended according to your preference
- Accommodation can be changed to suit your style and budget
- Accommodation meal basis can be booked according to your requirements
- Extra nights can be added depending on your arrival and departure flight times and the pace that you want to travel