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SOSSUSVLEI SCENIC ROUTE 1


SCENIC FLIGHTS

The Sossusvlei scenic flight routes are done in our Desert Air Cessna aircraft. We operate a Cessna 206/210 single engine, fixed winged aircraft. With a maximum of 5 passengers per flight. Each passenger has a window seat.

We do not have any fixed scheduled times for all our scenic flights, however we are sure to schedule them for the best time of the day. All flights to the coast (Route 2 & 3 ) we suggest to be done in the late afternoon for sunset. The Route 1 can either be done early morning shortly after sunrise or late afternoon just before sunset.

ABOUT ROUTE 1

From the Sossusvlei Lodge airstrip the aircraft takes off in a Westerly direction. After take-off the aircraft does a left hand turn, flying around the mountain to Sesriem Canyon. It passes the Canyon on the western side and does a slight left wing down left hand turn around the canyon. Then the aircraft flies parallel down the canyon before turning to route to Sossusvlei.

From Sesriem Canyon the aircraft does a right hand turn. The aircraft then flies south west to enter the Dune Corridor. Once in the dune corridor the aircraft flies to pass dune 45 on the southern side.

The Aircraft will pass Deadvlei on the Southern side. On the way to Deadvlei the clients will be able to see Hidden Vlei, Cessna pan and White Mountain.

From Deadvlei the aircraft will route to Sossusvlei. Once at Sossusvlei the aircraft does a, slight right wing low, right hand turn around Sossusvlei.

From Sossusvlei the aircraft will fly to Elim dune. On Route to Elim dune, in the grass plains, the clients will be able to see the famous Fairy Circles. From Elim dune the aircraft then flies direct to the airstrip where he will join overhead the strip and then, depending on the wind as well as the position of the sun, descend and join to land.

ITINERARY

FLIGHT TIME: 42 minutes
AIRCRAFT: CESSNA 206/210

SESRIEM CANYON

DUNE 45

DEADVLEI

SOSSUSVLEI

ELIM DUNE


OTHER ROUTES

ADVENTURE CENTRE BOOKING INQUIRY

The Adventure Centre is located within the Sossusvlei Lodge, the first office on the right as you enter the Lodge on the C27 / D826 at the entrance to the Namib Naukluft Park Sesriem, NAMIBIA

Contact Number: +264 63 293 636 Email: adventure@sossusvleilodge.com

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Disclaimer: For Bookings less than 48 hours before an excursion please phone the Sossusvlei Lodge Adventure Centre on +264 63 293 636.

TERMS & CONDITIONS


Should you be interested in taking part on this activity, we suggest you make a provisional/confirmed booking as soon as possible to reserve the best slot for your flight. You will have to meet us at the Adventure Centre at Sossusvlei Lodge 30 minutes prior to take-off time. Paperwork and payments will be done at the Adventure Centre. Your pilot will greet you here and drive you up to the airstrip where you will take off.