the best way to see the NAMIB DESERT & SOUTHERN SKELETON COAST

Coastal Impression

See the dunes & coastline, with Shaunee shipwreck “, the “Long Wall“, Sandwich Harbour & Walvis Bay.

Coastal Impression

We fly along the dune belt to dune 7, past Walvis Bay International Airport. Crossing the dry Kuiseb river en-route to the southern skeleton coast, be mesmerised by the changing dune faces and colours in yellow, ochre, mustard and magenta.

Upon reaching the coast, catch a bird’s eye view of the “Shawnee”, a shipwreck near the “long wall”. Wedged between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, lies a unique coastal wetland, Sandwich Harbour – a bird’s paradise. Next up are the picturesque Walvis Bay salt pans, lagoon and harbour area on our way back to Swakopmund. Soar like a bird – and the impressions will last forever!

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Route

Kuiseb Riverbed – A dry riverbed for most of the year. Its groundwater spends life to a multitude of desert animals and plants, and one is overawed by the survival strategies of diverse range of life in the desert. The groundwater is as well supplied to the coastal towns.

“Shawnee” Shipwreck – The Shawnee, another shipwreck stranded in 1976 on the scenic coastline just north of Conception Bay.

Sandwich Harbour – Wedged between the Namib sand sea and the Atlantic Ocean lies a unique coastal wetland. Sandwich Harbour is comprised of a northern, freshwater wetland and the southern mudflats, covering about 50 square kilometres in total. It was once a harbour for sailing vessels, first mapped by whalemen and was named after the whale ship “Sandwich”. Today as one of the most important wetlands and nature conservation area it is visited by over145.000 birds in summer and 53.000 bird in winter, such as Flamingos, Pelicans, Cormorants, African Black Oystercatcher, Damara Terns and some other rare species. Bottle nosed and Heaviside’s dolphins and Cape fur seals also frequent the lagoon.

Salt works – The Walvis Bay salt works produce some 700 000 tons of high quality, chemical industry and table salt. Some algae cause the pink to red colour of the saltpans, which also colours the feathers of flamingos living here.

Walvis Bay – This coast town, in the past British and South Africa territory and since01.03.1994 re-integrated into an independent Namibia, situated midway along the Namibian Atlantic coastline, is the only deep-water port, between Luanda and Cape Town. Magnificent flocks of greater and lesser Flamingos and perhaps even the exclusive Damara Tern can be seen in the Walvis Bay Lagoon.

Swakopmund – Magic mile of Namibia – A strip that kisses the desert on the wild side and shakes hands with the sea on the port side. Swakopmund is truly Namibia’s premier tourist and recreational resort. In the midst of these arid, often desolate surroundings’, it forms an oasis for body and soul. Picture-postcard German Colonial buildings dominate the town’s central area. For the romantic at heart, take a bird’s eye view on our historic jetty and “Palm Beach” just below the lighthouse…

Flight duration: +- 1 hour

Flight distance: +- 231 km

Pricing

  • 5 person on board @ N$ 2 520, — pp
  • 4 person on board @ N$ 3 150, — pp
  • 3 person on board @ N$ 4 200, — pp
  • 2 person on board @ N$ 6 300, — pp

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