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Louw Schoeman, a pioneer of ecotourism in Namibia, came to know and love the Skeleton Coast and surrounding areas. This led him to take a leading role in its conservation and in the proclamation of the Skeleton Coast National Park. Since this inception, his children have continued and expanded upon his high standards and personal attention to detail to offer visitors one of the most exciting safari experiences available.
On this fly in safari everything is planned to surprise and delight, with the aircraft becoming the ’safari vehicle’ to transport you from one place of special interest to another, flying at “see” level to give you breathtaking views of the most incredible landscapes before landing and exploring by Land Rover or on foot.
During the course of a safari, you will experience fascinating bird’s-eye views of shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant. You are taken on excursions by Land Rover to be introduced to the scenic and ecological aspects of the environment with its wide diversity of flora and fauna.
Highlights will include the dramatic sights of a desolate coastline with adjoining soaring dunes and panoramic vistas of the Hartmann Valley. You will experience the unique Ugab rock formations, the colourful red lava and yellow sandstone of the Huab environs and relive the lives of the ancient Bushman through their dramatic rock engravings. Although several game species occur in these regions, it must be borne in mind that the prime purpose of these safaris is to experience the freedom, beauty and strange solitude of the area. Seeing game is therefore always considered a bonus.
Accommodation consists of three fully equipped tented desert camps, which nestle into the natural environment. The first of these is in the lower reaches of the Huab River in the Erongo Region (Damaraland), the second under camel thorn trees and makalani palms in the Hoarusib Valley in the Kunene Region (Kaokoland), and the third on the north-western Namibian border overlooking the Kunene River.