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SOSSUSVLEI SCENIC ROUTE 3


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 3

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. Then the aircraft flies parallel down the canyon before turning to route to Sossusvlei.

The aircraft then flies south west to enter the Dune Corridor. The Aircraft will fly as to 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 fly to Sossusvlei. Then the aircraft will fly in a northwesterly direction, flying to the Southern Diamond camp. From the Southern Diamond camp the aircraft will fly in a northeasterly direction to the middle diamond camps.

From the middle Diamond camp the aircraft will then do a right hand turn routing to the Northern Diamond camp. On route to the coastline the clients will be able to see on the left hand side the vast salt pans that lie to the South. On the coastline the clients will be able to see the many various seal colonies en route to the Shipwreck.

The aircraft will pass the Eduard Bohlen on the eastern side. The clients will then have the shipwreck on the left hand side. The aircraft will then do right hand turn and then route back to the shipwreck.

On Route to Elim dune, in the grass plains, the clients will be able to see the famous Fairy Circles. In the grass plains there is the possibility of seeing game like Oryx, Springbok and Ostrich. Form Elim dune the aircraft then routes direct to the airstrip.

ITINERARY

FLIGHT TIME: 1 Hour 30 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.