Taking a scenic flight is a popular activity for visitors to Namibia. These scenic flights are available in Swakopmund, Sossusvlei and Windhoek. Namibia is renowned for its dramatic and other-worldly landscapes, and there is no better way to appreciate these than from above. The most popular scenic flight is over Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert.
The views from above are spectacular, and one gets to fully appreciate the magnificent beauty of this sea of giant dunes. Many guests visiting Namibia regard the Sossusvlei Scenic flight as the highlight of their holiday in Namibia. You will also get to see Sandwich Harbour and some of the shipwrecks that ran aground many years ago.
Other scenic flight options include flying over the Skeleton Coast. This stretch of coastline is considered to be one of the most pristine coastlines in the world. Your flight first takes you inland, where you fly over the Spitzkoppe and then the Brandberg Mountain (Namibia’s highest mountain).
Next, you will experience dramatic and heavily textured landscapes as you fly over Damaraland and Kaokoland. Upon returning to Swakopmund, you fly over the coastline and see various shipwrecks, including the Fukuseki Maru, which ran aground in 2019. It is estimated that there are well over 1000 shipwrecks scattered along the Skeleton Coast. Guests can also arrange excursions to several popular destinations and attractions in Namibia.
For example, if you want to meet the Himba tribe, a flight to Opuwo and the Epupa Falls can be arranged. A scenic flight can also visit Twyfelfontein with its famous World Heritage Site or the Fish River Canyon.