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Superb scenic view over the Namib Desert and Swakopmund

Whilst touring Namibia for over 2 weeks and staying at Swakopmund for 2 nights during tour, I... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
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The Best Way to See the Skeleton Coast

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Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a flight in this company with two friendly pilots, going South of Swakopmund over the desert.
We saw the uranio mine, the three diamond fields and above all, the hundreds of seals, the thousands of flamingos and the two skeletons of ships
It was a nice and safe flight

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

Perfect as a day trip adventure from Swakopmund for everybody who needs a brake from gravel roads and a very nice add-on to exploring the coast and desert by car/foot and/or boat!
We had come from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund and found the sky safari added another beautiful dimension to what we had seen from the ground before.
It was definitely worth it and even though the weather had changed and it was a little cloudy by the time we took off, we could see everything very well since we flew underneath the clouds. One of us was even allowed to sit next to the Pilot in front of the Copilot!
Next time we want to do a several day tour going up to Victoria Falls, which we didn't have the time for on this trip.
Thanks again to JF and Johan Botha - we had a great time - and all the best for Eagle Eye Aviation!
We're hoping to return and do the sky safari with you sometime soon!

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank chrisnoli
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Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Took the 2 hr. 15 min. flight south of Swakopmund to see the desert. We were seated in the rear seat of the plane as we were the lightest (in weight) of the 5 customers. Before we took off, the pilot casually mentioned that the rear of the plane would be the warmest. Huge understatement. It became unbearably hot to the point that I was concerned about passing out. This condition, in conjunction with the turbulence created by the desert thermals, made for a truly miserable flight. I spent the last 2 hours of the trip leaning against the window with my eyes closed, using all of my energy to stay upright and not vomit. Needless to say, I was not interested in anything that was viewable outside the plane. I am sure it was spectacular. The other customers seemed to enjoy the views. I felt ripped off.

If you go, don't go on a warm day...I am estimating that the temp. in the rear of the plane was above 100°F based on an outside air temp. in the low 90's. The interior of the plane us not in great shape...the air vents won't provide any relief. Also, don't sit in the last seat...the turbulence will affect this part of the plane most significantly. The $200-$300 per person cost isn't worth it if you can't experience what there is to see. For those of you wondering, I have taken 5 or 6 other scenic flights without ever having any type of complaint.

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank MARESQ
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JF B, Owner at Eagle Eye Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2016


Thank you for your review, it comes highly appreciated. Though I have to add Namibia is not known for its cold weather and clients have to be prepared while visiting. Temperatures here can rise to a maximum of 48 degrees Celsius in the Namib Desert.

Being seated in the back of the aircraft tends to be warmer than in the middle or the front of the aircraft, but also offer better photo quality because of the bigger windows. Nausea tablets is always available on request and water is provided to keep all clients hydrated. Clients who get airsick are also advised to take nausea tablets before the flight.

Might I also add that the time of year that was flown was also one of our warmest months. Thermals over the desert can always be expected but our pilots are highly skilled and will always try and keep the flight as comfortable as possible to the best of their ability. Although sometimes this can not be avoided.

I am very sorry for your miserable flight experienced. By the sound of it the rest of the clients were enjoying the flight very much, maybe next time we can arrange for a middle or a front seat for your comfort.

Thanks for your honest opinion, Eagle Eye Aviation always strive to improve our customer service.

Thank you for your support and happy new year.

JF Botha

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Reviewed December 5, 2015

Two hours and 11 minutes flight over the Namib desert and the Skeleton coast. At low altitude, a few hubdred feet, we had a fantastic view of the landscapes already seen from the ground, as Sossusvlei dunes. There were two planes in the air, giving occasion of great air-to-air shots. We received a lot of information from the pilot. Definitely a must to do from Swakopmund.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Martine H
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

Ground travel from Swakopmund to Sossusvlei through Namib Desert needs 5 hours. Therefore we decided to try sky safari by riding a charter flight operated by Eagle Eye Aviation. They have several established routes among which the Skeleton Coast Scenic round trip between two destinations will take about 2.5 hours travelling 630 km. Because we will stay at Sossusvlei without returning to Swakopmund, we took half of the round trip - the best half of it. Firstly the five-seat aircraft flew southward along the coast at very low level. Therefore ship wrecks both in sea and in desert, the unique scene of "desert meets sea" and dried river bed can be clearly seen. At mid-way the aircraft turned to southeast direction and climb to a high level. With shadow under sunlight, the endless red desert with peaks, valleys and sand dunes was all in our view. While landed at Sossusvlei, we almost forgot that one and half hours were passed. It is really fantastic!

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank I7744GNstevew
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