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Skeleton Coast Flying Safari

Windhoek & Skeleton Coast

From $9400 per person in low season

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Shared transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • All inclusive

per person based on two people sharing, with bed and breakfast in Windhoek and all inclusive of transfers, flights, food, and activities on the flying safari

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At a Glance

  • Explore the most remote corners of the spectacular Skeleton Coast

  • Fly low over the many shipwrecks which litter the area

  • Meet the remote Himba people on the Angolan border

  • Landscapes of haunting beauty and a variety of flora and fauna, as well as incredible archaeological and geological features

  • The Schoeman family are responsible for having the Skeleton Coast preserved as a National Park, so there is nothing they don't know about the area

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The Skeleton Coast is a year-round destination: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain. For angling, November to March is the best time to visit the Skeleton Coast.

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Insider's View

Flying low over the dramatic and desolate Skeleton Coast is the most incredible way to see the shipwrecks

Add a stay at Sossusvlei to the beginning of your trip and experience the dawn at these magnificent red sand dunes

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

The Schoeman Skeleton Coast Flying Safaris is a truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Landing at regular intervals guests are provided with outstanding birds-eye views of some magnificent and breathtaking spectacles including shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant.

  1. Fly to Windhoek

  2. Days 1-2: Windhoek

    Accommodation: Olive Grove (1 night)

  3. Days 2-3: Damaraland

    This morning you will be transferred to Eros Airport for 10am where you will meet the Schoeman’s team who will be with you for the whole trip. Your flight will depart and head towards the Skeleton Coast via Conception Bay. Enjoy spectacular views of the Kuiseb canyon and adjoining red dunes from the air, as well as an aerial view of the famous Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay. The flight will have a short stop at Swakopmund for refuelling before flying low along the Skeleton Coast, past the huge seal colony at Cape Cross and stopping for a light lunch near the beach. Your incredible scenic flight continues after lunch as you cross the desert to the Ugab formations which conjures images of a moon-like landscape where black ridges offer a stark contrast to the white desert floor. The days flying comes to an end as you arrive into Kuidas Camp located in the Huab River Valley in Damaraland where you will spend the night in this simple but comfortable camp.

    Accommodation: Kuidas Camp (1 night)

  4. Days 3-4: Skeleton Coast

    After breakfast you will have the opportunity to head out on a Land Rover to explore the harsh landscape of the red lava and yellow sandstone of the Huab River. Learn about the ecology and diversity of the flora and fauna of the area, including the Welwitshia Mirabilis, a tree that has been dwarfed by the harsh desert environs. After lunch at Kuidas Camp you will jump back into the light aircraft to fly along the coast to Terrace Bay in the Skeleton Coast National Park. Keep an eye our for the Montrose and Henriette shipwrecks that are dotted along the coast. On arrival to the coast you will climb back into the Land Rovers to tear over the roaring dunes before exploring the multicolored stones of the beach. Keep your eyes peeled for the old bleached whale bones that have been scattered along the beach by the high tide. On returning to the aircraft you will head north to stay at Leylandsdrift Camp in the Hoarusib Valley in the Kunene Region for one night.

    Accommodation: Leylandsdrift Camp (1 night)

  5. Days 4-5: Kunene River

    Today your morning excursion after breakfast is a scenic drive along the Hoarusib Valley to visit the local semi-nomadic Himba community where you can learn about the tribe’s way of life. This is also a great area to spot the desert-adapted elephants that frequent this area. Back in the aircraft you will continue north along the Skeleton Coast to the Kunene River located on the furthest reaches of Namibia, which acts as the border to Angola. You will fly over the Kaiu and Maru shipwrecks and see pieces from old sailing vessels scattered along the coastline. After landing you will take a scenic drive to a stunning lunch spot before heading through the mountains and dunes of the Hartmann Valley. The drive ends at Kunene River Camp along the Kunene River where you will spend your final night.

    Accommodation: Kunene River Camp (1 night)

  6. Fly home from Windhoek

Experiences

  • Dune driving on the Skeleton Coast

    The Skeleton Coast is dominated by enormous dunes, and one of the best way to explore these is in a 4X4 vehicle specially adapted for dune-driving.

  • Himba Villages - Northern Namibia

    The Himba people live in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region, very close to the Skeleton Coast, and a visit to one of their villages is a fascinating insight into a way of life unchanged for centuries.

Location

Windhoek & Skeleton Coast

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

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