Getting to the most remote corners of the Skeleton Coast and the Kunene Region will inevitably involve light aircraft travel, unless you are lucky enough to find an expert navigator with whom you can travel in convoy. Scenic flights needn’t necessarily be tailored excursions then, as your transfers to and from Serra Cafema camp for example will give an incredibly picturesque, sweeping overview of this unique terrain.
For something utterly special though, the numerous flights undertaken on a Skeleton Coast Safari, landing in areas that others simply can’t reach, are Africa’s best series of scenic flights. These scheduled itineraries with the Schoemann family are genuinely unforgettable, staying in rustic camps in the most remote destinations imaginable, with numerous flights and activities per day. In amongst the picturesque aviation, there are also nature drives, Himba visits, shipwrecks and guided walks. From the more conventional desert dunes around Sossusvlei and Swakopmund to the dry river beds of Damaraland and the rugged mountains of Kunene, there is a searing range of breathtaking habitats that are uniquely appreciated from the skies. For those without the time or budget for a light aircraft safari or a stay at Serra Cafema, scenic flights from Swakopmund provide an airborne taster of the striking collision between desert and ocean.