TOUR 4: THE FLIGHT OF THE NAMIB

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Duration 13 days
Total direct distance 2600 nm
Approx. flying hours 26 hrs

Difficulty level

Somewhat technical
Bush strips, long legs
Understanding ATC

Experience required Minimal with safety pilot
Moderate if self-guided
Best time of year Possible year round
Best April - October (dry season) although during the wet season it's mainly isolated TS to contend with.
Level of accommodation Comfortable guest houses and lodges, 3 - 4 star
Suitability for partners Very scenic and lots of ground activities, but long legs and a fair amount of turbulence. Great for pilot friends, but only suitable for non-flying partners who also enjoy the flying.
Price On request

detailed route description to follow...

Day 1:
Long flight to Upington, overnight along the banks of the Orange River.

Day 2 & 3:
Along the Orange River to Augrabie Falls, Keetmanshoop for customs & immigration, fly through the Fish River Canyon for 2 nights at the Fish River Canyon Lodge. Walks and area exploration.

Day 4 & 5:
Refuel Luederitz, up the Skeleton Coast and then over the Namib Desert to Sossosvlei. 2 nights. Climb Dune 45, visit the Vlei, visit the Sesriem Canyon.

Day 6:
Via Windhoek or Swakopmund to the farm at Immenhof, experience a night of Namibian farm life.

Day 7 & 8:
Fly over the Etosha Pans and Game Park and 2 nights on the edge of Etosha. Game drives.

Day 9 & 10:
Fly over the Okavango Delta and Caprivi Strip, 2 nights in a game lodge in the Caprivi. Game drives, boat safari.

Day 11 & 12:
Fly along the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, and over the Victoria Falls. Routing South into Botswana, fly low-level over the Shashe River Bed on the border to Zimbabwe. 2 nights in the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. Game drives, game walks, premier area for leopard and wild dog.

Day 13:
Via Polokwane (customs & immigration) back to Wonderboom, Pretoria.