After a leisurely breakfast you are transferred back to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight north up to Onduli Ridge for a two night stay. This flight includes flying over the Namib Sea Sand two shipwrecks, seal colonies along the Atlantic Ocean, abandoned diamond camps and Walvis Bay lagoon and salt works.
Low level flying and visibility of attractions will be weather permitting, and subject to protected land rules such as the bird sanctuary at Sandwich Harbour.
A highlight is the flight over the Eduard Bohlen, a German cargo ship that ran aground in 1909 while it was on its way to Table Bay from Swakopmund. Years after the ship ran aground the desert began to encroach on the ocean and the ship that was once stranded in the ocean slowly became stranded in the desert. The wreck currently sits about 500 metres from the ocean, ensuring that it’s the best-preserved shipwreck along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.
You refuel in Swakopmund and afterwards, you continue north to reach the Damaraland-based airstrip where you will be met by your private Ultimate Safaris naturalist guide who will accompany you for the remainder of your safari.
Depending in what time you arrive at the camp, the afternoon can be spent enjoying a guided nature drive or walk, or you can simply relax, with time to enjoy sundowners appreciating the unique surroundings of your camp in the Damaraland wilderness.
Damaraland is typified by displays of colour, magnificent table topped mountains, rock formations and bizarre-looking vegetation. The present-day landscape has been formed by the erosion of wind, water and geological forces which have formed rolling hills, dunes, gravel plains and ancient river terraces. It is the variety and loneliness of the area as well as the scenic splendour which will reward and astound you, giving one an authentic understanding of the word ‘wilderness’.