Our People
  • Amy snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • Chris Packham Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

Flying safari, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Coast Flying Safari

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

6 Days

Prices Start from

£7,300 ex. flights

Explore a place breathtakingly silent, vast and empty. Fly low over shipwreck-strewn beaches, basalt mountains and ancient watercourses, staying at remote camps and accompanied by one of the knowledgeable Schoemans, who have been exploring here for generations.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

North of Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Namibia 1

Bird's-Eye View

Fly low over Namibia’s Skeleton Coast for spectacular views of this desolate landscape.

little Sossus aircraft,skeleton coast,namibia 2

The Schoeman Family

Benefit from the incredible knowledge of the Schoemans, who still personally guide each trip.

Inland from the Skeleton Coast, Namibia 3

Remote Camps

Stay at remote camps within the national park that are used exclusively on this trip.

Himba Lady, Serra Cafema, Skeleton Coast, Namibia 4

Himba People

Meet the colourful Himba people – the original inhabitants of this arid landscape.

Why we like it

This flying safari remains the best way to explore this remote and hostile landscape. A number of permanent camps now exist in the region, but this trip offers two things they cannot – an aerial perspective and the knowledge of the Schoemans. Combined these make for a memorable experience, exploring one of Namibia’s last great wildernesses.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Windhoek
  • Day 2
    Windhoek - Skeleton Coast
  • Days 3-4
    Skeleton Coast
  • Day 5
    Skeleton Coast - Windhoek
  • Day 6
    Windhoek
Dunes and ocean from the air, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia

The Skeleton Coast

An area with a fearsome reputation, this national park stretches along the remote northern reaches of Namibia’s Atlantic Coast. Its name comes from the countless ships that have been wrecked here, often lost in the thick sea fog that can unexpectedly roll in at any moment.

These wrecks still dot the sandy beaches, but it is the landscape behind that is just as hostile. Vast dunes blend into jagged rock formations, with dry river valleys cutting their way through the parched terrain. Reds, greys and blacks all decorate this remote region, making it spectacular to appreciate from above.

Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Plane, Skeleton Coast,, Namibia

Flying Safari

Fly above this beautiful region in a light aircraft, swooping low over the dunes, desert and rugged peaks. Exploring by air gives you the freedom to go further, but it is also an integral part of the experience. The scale of this landscape can only be appreciated from the air, making every flight a scenic one.

Whilst in the air, you and your pilot will be connected via the plane’s headsets, allowing them to explain the landscape as it unfolds below.

Land at remote airstrips that are unused by anyone else, giving you access to areas of the Skeleton Coast that are completely inaccessible when exploring on land.

4x4, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast,, Namibia

Explore on the Ground

People, plants and wildlife are all found here, despite its brutal climate. As well as flying over the Skeleton Coast, get out and explore by 4×4 and on foot. Learn about the geology, ecology and history of this wild place.

Desert-adapted lions and elephants roam the park, which is also home to remote rock-art sites and spectacular rock formations.

Have the chance to meet the Himba people, who have long survived in this harsh environment. Learn about their culture and how they have adapted to deal with life in the desert.

Andre Schoeman, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia

The Schoeman Family

Each of these trips is hosted by one of the Schoeman family, who have been operating here since 1977. They act as combined guide, pilot, driver and captain. Having grown up in this desolate and fascinating area, their knowledge is unparalleled.

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £7,300 Per person

When to travel

Namibia in January

It is the peak of summer, with hot and humid conditions broken most afternoons by thundery downpours. Quiet season with lower visitor numbers and a good time to spot flamingos.

Namibia in February

The wettest month in many parts, especially in the north of the country. Wildlife is spread out so game viewing is not at its best, with plenty of vegetation. There is, however, the chance of spotting newborns.

Namibia in March

The wettest month in many parts, especially in the north of the country. Wildlife is spread out so game viewing is not at its best, with plenty of vegetation. There is, however, the chance of spotting newborns.

Namibia in April

The end of the wet season, with vegetation at its most lush, and cooler temperatures. A fantastic time to enjoy Namibia, with lower visitor numbers, flowers bursting through, and mainly dry weather.

Namibia in May

The beginning of winter. Almost every day is dry now, and water sources are drying up. Therefore wildlife is starting to congregate around water holes, but the landscapes are still colourful and nights aren’t chilly just yet. A great time to visit.

Namibia in June

Namibia’s winter runs from June until September. This is the most popular time to visit, as temperatures during the day are cool and the skies are clear. However, temperatures can drop close to freezing at night, particularly in the south.

Namibia in July

Namibia’s winter runs from June until September. This is the most popular time to visit, as temperatures during the day are cool and the skies are clear. However, temperatures can drop close to freezing at night, particularly in the south.

Namibia in August

Namibia’s winter runs from June until September. This is the most popular time to visit, as temperatures during the day are cool and the skies are clear. However, temperatures can drop close to freezing at night, particularly in the south.

Namibia in September

Namibia’s winter runs from June until September. This is the most popular time to visit, as temperatures during the day are cool and the skies are clear. However, temperatures can drop close to freezing at night, particularly in the south.

Namibia in October

From October to December, temperatures start to rise as summer arrives. In the heat of the day, it can be very hot, but mornings and evenings will still be cool. Showers start to become more frequent, but the weather is still mainly dry for most of the country.

Namibia in November

From October to December, temperatures start to rise as summer arrives. In the heat of the day, it can be very hot, but mornings and evenings will still be cool. Showers start to become more frequent, but the weather is still mainly dry for most of the country.

Namibia in December

From October to December, temperatures start to rise as summer arrives. In the heat of the day, it can be very hot, but mornings and evenings will still be cool. Showers start to become more frequent, but the weather is still mainly dry for most of the country.

Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes

Get in touch

  • This page is attached to this enquiry

  • By sending your enquiry you are stating that you agree to our T&C

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.