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Skeleton Coast Flight

Includes: Scenic Flight - Namibia

The Skeleton Coast (Uniab River Flight) takes off and lands from Swakopmund airfield. It flies at a low-level from Swakopmund along the Swakop riverbed via the 'Moon Landscape,' crossing the Oasis Goanikontes and routing north-east to the Rössing Uranium mine along the Khan River.

The flight continues over:

The flight then follows the Uniab River bed in search of
  • The desert-adapted elephants, black rhino's, giraffe, Hartmann's mountain zebra and game that inhabit the river mouth area, before turning southbound.
The flight follows the treacherous Skeleton Coast, with it's pristine nature and untouched landscapes.
  • The Skeleton Coast Park is about 40km wide and covers some 16,845km².
  • The park stretches from the Ugab River to the Kunene River in the south, to the Kunene River, (which forms the northern border with Angola) and protects about one third of Namibia's coastline.
  • This region is generally cold and windy, with mist in the mornings and evenings.
The Skeleton Coast is littered with whalebones, shipwrecks and the remains of sailors and explorers. Further on, the flight passes over:
  • Torra Bay.
  • Palgrave point and Toscanini.
  • Cape Cross Seal Reserve. During the November/December breeding season as many as 200,000 seals gather at Cape Cross. It was here that the celebrated Portuguese navigator, Diego Cao, erected a 'padrao' or a stone cross in 1486.

The flight continues coastwise from Cape Cross passing Henties Bay and the saltworks north of Swakopmund, before landing and the Skeleton Coast Uniab River Flight draws to a close.

Flight Time= ±3h15min
Distance = 780km

Scenic Flights | Namibia

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  • Uniab Flight: Shipwreck
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  • Uniab Flight: Welwitscia
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Mode of transport
Light Air-Craft
Number Of Participants
Maximum of 5
pilot fees
landing fees & parking fees
refreshments on board
passenger tax
ISOS Cover per passenger..
costs which may occur as a result of having to divert to an alternate airfield, due to adverse weather, or reasons which may effect the safety of our passengers.
Conditions: The company accepts no responsibility for any delays caused by unforeseen circumstances, mechanical breakdowns, diversions or cancellations due to adverse weather or circumstances beyond our control.
This quotation is linked to the N$ / US$ exchange rate and an escalation may influence the quoted price.
ISOS Cover - Passengers will be covered for the duration of the entire flight. The cover only includes medical emergencies arising from direct trauma (eg. an accident), and passengers will not be covered for pre-existing medical conditions.

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