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flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Has anyone taken the flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund? Is it worth the money?

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1. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Hi,

This has been asked several times before and PeterScot and others had first hand experience. Some of the threads that I had saved :

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tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g298357-i10720-k…

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g298357-i10720-k…

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293820-i9680-k4…

I guess you mean planes and not balloons.

Cheers

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2. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Yes, very scenic.

I thought it was worth the money, but that's a personal decision YOU have to make. You may not agree. But you won't know until you try it.....

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3. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

I enjoyed it with some reservations. It is very cramped and it is hot at times if the sun is out. I was in the back with my husband and we were shoulder to shoulder. Those were the best viewing seats but if I moved to take a photo I bumped him while he was shooting video. Also I did fight off leg cramps and I could barely crawl out when we landed.

But it was stunning to see from the air and to get a better sense of the size. Also enjoyed seeing the shipwrecks and diamond mines. Our pilot wasn't the best though, as he tended to fly over the top of things so sometimes it was hard to see straight down. And yes, I'm glad I did it.

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4. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Thanks very much wildlifepainter for the feedback. May I ask you which company did you fly with ?

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5. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Our pilot enjoyed it so much, he turned to ask if we minded him taking photos! That was to the north - SPitzkoppe and the Ugab river.

Try googling the images, although photos don't do it justice.

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6. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Hi,

There is currently an almost 50% discount running at Pleasure Flights, see staytoday.com.na/featured-play/…111

it is definitely worth it!

Marie - African Profile Safaris

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7. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Forgot to say - we used Pleasure Flights.

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8. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

We booked this through Gemma and it was supposed to be Pleasure Flights but we ended up on Sossusfly. I believe the companies cooperate with each other to fill the flights. If the plane isn't full you have to pay more. As it was we paid N$2450 last October.

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9. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

As a matter of interest how many do these planes seat (for a full flight)?

Regards

Rattie

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10. Re: flight over skeleton coast and swakopmund

Probably less than eight.