Wings Over Africa is a true flying safari outfit in that one of our qualified pilots will accompany you on your safari as your personal pilot for the duration of your stay, as well as acting as a host and liaison during your visit to Namibia.
Namibia is a vast and sparsely populated country which makes for impressive vistas from the air. Flying adds an element of perspective to ones safari; an appreciation of the topography clarifies the size of Namibia. By flying one is able cover more distance in less time saving on days spent driving long distances and ultimately have more time for safari to the remote areas of the region.
Namibia is serviced by a well maintained network of bush strips and airfields making the country ideally suited for seamless air travel in light aircraft. Wings Over Africa is able to tailor make flying safaris suited to individual budgets and activity preferences, we work closely with reputable agents to ensure that a high quality of service delivery is maintained for all of our clientèle.
Namibia & Surrounds
Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people. Given the presence of the arid Namib Desert, it is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. The land size of Namibia is the same as France, Germany and some British isles put together but with only a population of 2.1 Million people.
Before its independence in 1990, the area was known first as German South-West Africa, then as South-West Africa. Being situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts, Namibia is the country with the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our Scenic Flights
What to Pack
- Light, loose fitting clothing for the daytime, a cotton or cotton mix is the best choice
- Evenings can get chilly especially in the desert so a polar fleece or jacket is recommended
- Long trousers and long sleeved tops are recommend evening wear
- Layered clothing is advisable especially for early morning as it can start off cold, but quickly becomes very hot
- Sun hat
- Walking shoes or boots
- Closed shoes are recommend for evening wear
- Swimming costume
- Sunblock (factor 35+)
- Lip balm
- Hand cream
- Perfumed creams are not recommended as they attract insects
- Insect repellent
- Camera and lots of batteries
- Sealable bag to keep dust and sand out of your camera and lenses
- Plenty of film or memory cards
- International plug adaptor
- For those with laptops or devices that require charging from local power sources we recommend a surge protecting device
- Photocopies of your passports and visas in case the originals are lost (this makes issuing of emergency travel documents much easier)
- Copies of prescriptions for any prescription medication you are travelling with
- Copies of travel insurance documentation
- Copies of any medical insurance documentation
- Namibia uses both Namibian Dollars and South African Rand which are on a 1:1 basis. If you are bringing currency we recommend South African Rand as it is easier to change back to your local currency if you have any left over after the trip
- Botswana uses Pula, US dollars are also accepted at most lodges
- Zambia uses Kwacha and US Dollars
- Zimbabwe only uses US dollars due to their bad currency rates
- Note that ATM machines are readily available in most towns and will give you the local currency of that country
- Credit cards are widely accepted
- When paying in shops in USD in Zambia you will receive change in Kwacha. Be aware of the exchange rate and how much you are spending so that you can ensure you get the correct change…
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