Namibia is an impressive and incredibly beautiful safari destination – a land of unique landscapes, surreal sunsets, desert mists and towering sand dunes. Namibia has some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world. It is famous for its stark beauty, diversity of tribes, and it is a geologist’s and naturalist’s paradise. Be in awe when experiencing swirling dust clouds from wildlife herds on the searing pans of Etosha, the lunar landscape of Damara land and the desolation of Skeleton Coast. Namibia is truly a place of solitude and silence, vast spaces, great destinations and friendly people.
We specialize in exclusive tours with small groups. We strive for individuality flexibility and personal touch. A journey of discovery for the discerning traveler, which will remain in memory for a very long time. Our flying safaris are based in Namibia, the land between two deserts, the ultimate in fly-in safaris introduces you to the distinctive splendor of Southern Africa; it’s the wild blue yonder of pristine landscapes, where man has not left his mark…
All Fly-in Safaris as a holistic experience from beginning to end. The Pilot is an experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Safari Guide that will guide and provided information throughout the trip, both in the air and on the ground during excursion and activities. Full intercom headsets are provided in the aircraft so as to communication with the Guide as well as each other.During flights from area to area the routing follows scenic landscape and other highlights so as to provide a complete experience, both from the skies and on the ground. Guests can enjoy complete flexibility with regards to departure and arrival times as the pilot/guide always accompanies the guests. The aircraft also stays with the group for the duration of the Safari, providing additional evacuation possibilities or change in Safari plans as may be requested by the guests.
Namibia occupies 318,696 sq miles, the world’s thirty-fourth largest country (after Venezuela). It is the least densely populated country in the world after Mongolia with a mere 6.5 inhabitants per square mile.Namibia is a vast land with its more than 6000 feet high central bush, its Namib desert – stretching along the Atlantic ocean of the South – with its dunes of 900 feet, which are the highest in the world. Its large National Parks, the Namib Naukluft and the Etosha , dominates Etosha Pan and the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world.
The Namibian landscape consists generally of five geographical areas, each with characteristic a biotic conditions and vegetation with some variation within and overlap between them. These areas include the Central Plateau, the Namib Desert, the Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert. Although the climate is generally extremely dry, there are a few exceptions. The cold, north-flowing Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean accounts for some of the low precipitation.
The first 10 weeks still fall into the main summer rainfall season of the southern hemisphere. But due to Namibia’s specific geographic location and prevailing climate conditions, rain mostly occurs sporadic, as short showers during late afternoon and night-time hours. Most of the days are sunny with bright blue skies. Summers without rain for weeks on end are not unusual either
From about mid-April, a brief autumn soon turns into winter that lasts for only 2-3 months. The Southern African winter is characterized by low night-time & moderate day-time temperatures as well as extremely dry and cloudless, sunny weather conditions.Towards the end of August, temperatures start rising again during a short spring season, and October usually marks the beginning of summer, with a warm to hot yet commonly still dry climate.
Namibia’s population of approximately 1.9 million people includes at least 11 major ethnic groups. The Owambo tribe (650,000) make up the largest group and live mainly in the north. Other significant tribes include the Kavango, Herero, Himba, Damara, Nama, Basters and the San. The country still bears the influences of its German and Afrikaner colonizers.
The official language of Namibia is English; however Afrikaans, German, Herero, Nama / Damara, Oshiwambo and Rukavango are widely spoken. The Literacy rate was estimated in 2003 at 84%. The Christian religion is practiced by up 80-90% of the population.
Do not forget…
Sun block lotion, sunglasses, hats and insect repellents are essential. Binoculars are an absolute must!