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drive or fly safari?

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drive or fly safari?

Have only 10 days...any recc's on a fly in safari versus a drive one? Or a combination? We are looking into either joining a small group scheduled tour or having an itinerary made that suits our interests.

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1. Re: drive or fly safari?

Where do you want to go? Its difficult to suugest much without knowing your key places.. 3 or 4 would be plenty.

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2. Re: drive or fly safari?

The big question is what do you want to see as with 10 days you are limited with what you can do. Saying that, flying is a good option as you have more time in the area you want to visit and don't have to drive that much.

If you find a tour that covers the areas you want to visit, it's also good, but please don't fall in the trap where you "see" most of the highlights in 10 days some operators offer, but you are in the vehicle 6 - 8 hours a day and only stay one night and off you are again.

A combination of flying and driving is also an option, but as Peterscot mentioned, it's difficulty when you don't say what you want to see and also importantly when you want to travel.

The obvious advantage with flying is that you can custom make it around your travel dates and interests. You will also be traveling less as flying is much quicker and you get a different perspective of Namibia from the air.

Clive - Suricate Safaris Namibia

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3. Re: drive or fly safari?

Sossuvlei, damaraland, etosha NP, swapkomund, africat. We want to maximize our time with activities, as we only have 10 days. Thanks!

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4. Re: drive or fly safari?

Hi Carriesue

Looking at where you want to go and your desire to maximize, I would recommend a flying option. Wilderness Safaris offers superb seat rates that brings the flying cost down a lot and you can really get pretty amazing value. You should be able to do all you wish for under $5500 per person.

Chris Liebenberg - owner - Piper & Heath Travel

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5. Re: drive or fly safari?

You could also drive it, but wouldn't have as much time to explore as you would with flying, but obviously it's also a question of costs.

Chris is spot on with the costs for the fly in, but it really makes a difference what time of year you travel and it could be considerably less.

There's also always the option of doing a fly and drive combination to bring the costs down as well.

Clive - Suricate Safaris Namibia

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