Based in Swakopmund, Bush Bird is a fully licensed air charter company that provides all kinds of flights : Scenic, Business, Photographic Safaris, Fly-Ins and Day Trips with activities at some of Namibia’s most iconic locations.
The Namib-Naukluft Park, being the largest national park on African soil with almost five million hectares, proves that not all deserts are deserts. Red-gold dunes are in contrast with grey-black gravel plains and the white salt pans that the game loves so much. Deep gorges carve up the wide-open plains, and rugged mountain peaks tower high above them.
Here the chaos of primeval forces, there the gentleness and eroticism of the windblown sand.
This endless place, seemingly without life – during the day at the mercy of the scorching sun, and at night freezing under the cold wafts of mist, which float inland from the Atlantic, mystically illuminated by a frosty distant moon – it is almost a miracle to find life above and below this deserts hostile surface. Here, plants and animals survive due to the wind, humidity and fog.
The hot winds form the highest sand dunes in the world, true sand mountains, ranging from the eroded riverbed of the Tsauchab along to the mystical place called The Sossusvlei.
In the wonderful world of the Sossusvlei, dunes of up to over 300 m high are stretched across the landscape, with sharp contours and smooth sand surfaces looking like majestic, towering Alpine peaks amongst a shimmering pearl ribbon of clay pans.
The most popular Scenic Flight is the “SOSSUSfly”, sometimes also called Sossus classic or Sossus Scenic. Tourists often regard this flight as the highlight of their holiday. With a duration of +/- 2 hours and 10 minutes, covering about 630km, of which less than 20% has been seen from the ground by car, this scenic flight discovers the ancient desert deep in the heart of Namibia and the southern Skeleton Coast from the air.
Skeleton Coast North
The northern Skeleton Coast Scenic Route takes you over the Moon Valley, past the Matterhorn of Africa (Spitzkoppe) towards the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg and then coast wards over the Skeleton Coast National park with its dry river beds and magic scenery down south again via Cape Cross, Henties Bay, Swakopmund Salt works back to Swakopmund.
The coast has its own story to tell- listen carefully, each of the Atlantics wild waves will whisper a different story in your ear: numerous shipwrecks, which rust away on the shoreline, on its sandy beaches you’ll find many of only halfway hidden burned bones & skeletons from whales (- and unlucky sailors). We recommend an aerial view over the southern part of the coast with its dunes, lagoons and shipwrecks, as the first 300km (= 70 min flying time) of the northern coastline are flat and do not have any dunes.