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Bush Bird - Sossusfly

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery is great. The flying is not. Coming from the perspective of an European PPL-pilot, I would strongly advise against joining these flights. Our pilot on the flight was highly irresponsible (on V5-FUN); extremely hazardous low-altitude flying in 100 ft / 30 meters above...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank senyorporras
sossusfly, Manager at Bush Bird - Sossusfly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Be assured, we do not take such things lightly because safety is paramount to our Operation. Our business is now in the 15th year of operation and we have not had any injuries or fatal...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had high expectations of this flight, especially considering the very high price of $N4,600 (~USD 325) each for just over 2 hours. We were quite disappointed, especially by the Skeleton Coast which was obscured by fog. I suspected that this was a common occurrence...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ron d
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Took the 2 hour flight south from Swakopmund. Had a great view from the co-pilot's seat, but felt anyone on the left side of the plane got a restricted view of many of the sights such as the old mining camps, seal colonies and shipwrecks....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Glyn F
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This was my first flight in a small plane and really enjoyed it. The flight lasts for just over 2 hours following a circular route from Swakopmund out across the dunes and up the skeleton coast. The pilot pointed out the sites on a map...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alys S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is a greatway to see the area from the sky. Few things *don't sit on the left you'll see nothing. We asked what side best would be for camera we got told left that was a mistake. *it gets really hot and stuffy make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank claire_beer
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I am a terrible flyer, so I will start with the biggest positive that the pilot seemed confident, experienced and even managed to put me at ease enough to enjoy the views. The views are spectacular, only from the air do you get the sense...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stridingwales
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Despite the cost of the trip I thought it would be a beautiful way to see the Namib dessert and was looking forward to the experience. I expected the pilot to have adequate flight experience (1500-2000 hours) and to give the passengers a running commentary...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kimb407442
Reviewed 15 December 2017

An absolute must to your Namibia itinerary! The flight was incredible! My highlights: -Flying low, and seeing Zebras just underneath you -Large flock of Flamingoes flying just under the plane -The shipwrecks in the desert that gave the skeleton coast its name - The overall...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank travellingnemo
Reviewed 28 November 2017

For 4.400 namibian $ , you will have an two hour roundtrip flight to the Sossusvlei and back via the coastline. See the dunes, canyons, shipwreck, pelicans, old mines from above. Full service: pick up and bring back to your hotel

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Mariebur
Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you have any intention of trying to get some decent quality photos on this trip then make sure that you don't sit on the left side of the plane. Even though the staff who took our booking and the pilot who flew us assured...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gurinder P
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