When most think of safaris, they think game-drives. But in addition to those thrilling drives, there are so many other incredible ways to experience Africa. Our Destination Experts have been out riding, fishing, trekking, flying and quad-biking to bring our clients the very best experiences, that are tailored perfectly to them. Here are just a handful of the awe-inspiring experiences we can arrange in Africa.
A FLYING SAFARI, NAMIBIA + KENYA
Some of our best moments in Africa are by light aircraft. The continent is magnificent from the sky when it is able to show off its sheer scale. Haunting, otherworldly and eerily beautiful are just a few words that can describe Namibia’s isolated Skeleton Coast, and the best way to see it is by light aircraft on a Skeleton Coast flying safari with the Schoeman family.
Founded in the late 1970s by ecotourism pioneer Louw Schoeman – who was instrumental in the establishment of the Skeleton Coast National Park – it is now run by his four sons, Bertus, Andre, Henk and Leon, and their families. Your private pilot-guide will swoop the aircraft over the barren coastline past old shipwrecks and endless sand dunes, before landing at your camp, which is wonderfully cut off and completely inaccessible by road.
Accommodation, which will be in a different location every night, may be relatively basic, but there is nothing quite as thrilling as knowing that you are the only souls around for hundreds of miles. Head of our Africa team, Claire, recalls her flying safari as one of the most amazing things she has ever done, and remembers the excitement of flying at such low levels and being able to choose any spot on the beach to land on just for a cup of tea. It is only with the Schoemans that clients can gain this level of access to some of Africa’s most remote wilderness.