Get the Rhythm of the Skies!
To most people the sky is the limit! To those who love to fly, the sky is home!
Wings over Africa opened its doors in 1998; operating with four aircraft it has since grown to a total of 22 fixed-wing aircraft under the air-operating certificate and has also developed its rotary wing division.Wings over Africa is a family owned and run business, our company comprises of a team young, dynamic professionals who are totally dedicated to service standards and customer care. Currently, Wings over Africa has air charter offices in Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Luanda. Our Swakopmund office focuses mainly on the tourist market, offering scenic flights and our office in Luanda, Angola offers executive charters in and around Angola. Our air charter services, both passenger, and cargo operations throughout the African continent.Wings over Africa is licensed by the Department of Civil Aviation which assures you of strict adherence to all safety regulations and necessary insurance cover. Wings over Africa also owns a wilderness lodge in Angola; Camp Rio Longa is situated 200 Kilometres south of Luanda on an island in the Rio-Longa River, this luxury safari-style tented camp offers excellent sea and freshwater fishing, exceptional bird watching, and breathtaking view
Vital Information: Important items to remember are: sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera with extra memory, international plug adaptor, passport.
Depenidng on the flying safari package that you choose, the adventure can last from an hour to multiple days.
Depending on the flight booked will determine the number of participants.
Multiple day safaris offered, inquire to find out more.
Light, loose clothing for daytime, cotton or cotton blend is best
Polar fleece or jacket recommended for the evening
Long trousers and long sleeve tops for the evening
Layered clothing recommended as it is cold in the morning, hot in the day and cold in the evenings
Sandals or open shoes
Closed shoes for the evenings
Bathing suit/Swimming costumn
There is no area for spectators.
All bookings must be made in advance.
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What We Do:
In addition to providing tailor-made flying safari trips and scenic flights in and around Namibia. We also fly to Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zaire, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Wings Over Africa also provides a fast and reliable service for the business industry. Businessmen can take the opportunity our company has to offer, in the form of fast and efficient services – getting you to our destination and business meeting in no time at all. On board, catering and efficient staff will make sure that your trip will be as comfortable as it is fast.
The goal of our company is to create a relaxed and professional environment for any passenger that cares to fly with us. Client service has been our focus of attention and in these terms, we refer to clients as executives who obviously need executive treatment, therefore we added a new dimension to our chartering company and to complement the new executive aircraft that we have just received.
Wings Over Africa is now in a position to accommodate passengers in both the leisure and the business environment. With our growing business relationship in Angola and our existing operations in Windhoek and in other areas in Namibia, we at Wings over Africa feel that the company is expanding in both product differentiation and the operating of aircraft.
The major service that ‘Wings’ offers over and above other companies is its great customer service which is always readily available and helpful.
Wings Over Africa is a true flying safari outfit in that one of our qualified pilots will accompany you on your safari as your personal pilot for the duration of your stay, as well as acting as a host and liaison during your visit to Namibia.
Namibia is a vast and sparsely populated country which makes for impressive vistas from the air. Flying adds an element of perspective to one’s safari; an appreciation of the topography clarifies the size of Namibia. By flying one is able to cover more distance in less time saving on days spent driving long distances and ultimately have more time for safari to the remote areas of the region.
Namibia is serviced by a well-maintained network of bush strips and airfields making the country ideally suited for seamless air travel in light aircraft. Wings Over Africa is able to tailor make flying safaris suited to individual budgets and activity preferences, we work closely with reputable agents to ensure that a high quality of service delivery is maintained for all of our clientèle.
Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people. Given the presence of the arid Namib Desert, it is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. The land size of Namibia is the same as France, Germany and some British Isles put together but with only a population of 2.1 Million people. Before its independence in 1990, the area was known first as German South-West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika), then as South-West Africa. Being situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts, Namibia is the country with the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa.
Since independence in 1991, Namibia has become a major African tourist destination – popular due to its vast distances and tiny populations. Travelers enjoy the desert vistas of the Namib Desert and some of the best game viewings in the world at Etosha National Park. The name of the country is derived from the Namib Desert, considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
The Namibian landscape consists generally of five geographical areas, each with characteristic abiotic conditions and vegetation with some variation within and overlap between them: the Central Plateau, the Namib Desert, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert.
Namibia is one of few countries in the world to specifically address conservation and protection of natural resources in its constitution. Article 95 of the Namibian constitution states: The State shall actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people by adopting international policies aimed at the following: maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes, and biological diversity of Namibia, and utilisation of living natural resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present, and future.
Flying inland from Swakopmund via the Kuiseb Canyon to Gobabeb Desert research Station, Tsondabvlei, Sesriem Canyon over flying Sossusvlei (which has among the highest dunes in the world), the Forbidden diamond area where the remains of the old camps can still be seen onwards till we reach the coast at Conception Bay. From here we fly coastwise over the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck(stranded in 1909), Shauwnee Shipwreck (stranded in 1976), “Lange wand” a 500 feet high dune rising from the water’s edge, Sandwich harbor, Walvisbay Lagoon(with a great variety of bird life), the salt pans, Walvisbay Harbour back to Swakopmund.
Coast of Loneliness:
From Swakopmund, this flight takes you over Rossing Uranium Mine, Spitzkoppe (the “Matterhorn” of Namibia), Brandberg which is Namibia’s highest Mountain and is famous for its rock paintings like the White Lady. After Brandberg we continue flying along the Uniab Riverbed towards the coast. Here you must keep an eye out for desert elephants, ostrich, oryx and other game. Reaching the coast we overfly Palgrave point (the site of many dramatic sea rescues), Cape Cross which has the largest seal colony in Africa, Henties Bay, the holiday town of Wlotskabaken back to Swakopmund.
Sossusvlei Day Excursion:
As described in our Sossusvlei Scenic flight, with landing at Sossusvlei Lodge airstrip. Accompanied by a guide you will be driven in a 4×4 vehicle into the Sossusvlei Dunes. Time at leisure in Sossusvlei, with lunch at the lodge. When you are ready, you will be transferred to the airstrip and we continue our flight as described in our Sossusvlei scenic along the coast.
Coast of Loneliness day Excursion:
As described in the Coast of Loneliness Scenic only with landing at Cape Cross airstrip. Here you will be met by a guide who will pick u up at the airstrip and accompany you to the seal colony. Cape Cross has the largest seal colony with a population of 250,000. After the visit to the colony, you will enjoy a light lunch at the Lodge and continue on a scenic flight along the coast back to Swakopmund.
The Desolated Diamon Coast:
Flying inland from Swakopmund over the “sea of sand” of the Namib Desert to the Forbidden Diamond area (the remains of the old camps can still be seen) to Conception Bay. From here we fly coastwise over the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck(stranded in 1909), Shauwnee Shipwreck (standed in 1976), “ Lange wand” a 500 feet high dune rising from the water’s edge, Sandwich harbor, Walvisbay Lagoon(with a great variety of bird life), the salt pans, Walvisbay Harbour back to Swakopmund.
Ovahimba Day Trip:
Early morning flight from Swakopmund via Spitzkoppe, Brandberg Mountain landing at Opuwo (capital of Kaokoland). Accompanied by a guide and translator you will visit the Ovahimba tribe in their village which consists of simple huts that are built of Mopani branches, mud and dung. We get to know the traditions, their way of living, jewelry, beliefs and rituals of these people who still live as they did hundreds of years ago. After lunch at Opuwo Country Lodge, you will be transferred to the airstrip. On the way back to Swakopmund we will overflyteh Hoarusib riverbed towards the coast, flying low-level along the skeleton coast, Toscanini, Cape Cross and Hentiesbay.
Fun Flip Flight:
If you want an aerial impression of the surrounding area or want to enjoy a sundowner in the sky, this is for you! Sit back, relax and enjoy the banquet of aerial views. We head southward to Sandwich Harbour which is one of Southern Africa’s greatest natural bird sanctuaries. From sandwich Harbour, we overfly the harbor of Walvisbay from where the pelican Point Lighthouse can be seen. Soaring along the coast, the recreational resorts Dolphin Beach and Longbeach come into view. With the sun almost setting, your pilot will prepare for landing.
Fish River Canyon:
Flight takes off from Swakopmund via the Kuiseb Canyon, the “sea of sand” at Sossusvlei and all the way down to Canyon Lodge where your pilot will prepare for landing. From here you will drive to the Canyon viewpoint which has a spectacular view overlooking the Fish river Canyon. After the drive, you will have lunch at the canyon lodge and fly to low-level in the canyon to Luderitz where we will do a short stop over for refueling. Your return flight from Luderitz will be coastwise overflying the Otavi shipwreck, Meob Bay, Eduard Bohlen (stranded in 1909), Shawnee Shipwreck ( stranded in 1976), “ Lange wand” a 500 feet high dune rising from the water’s edge, Sandwich harbor, Walvisbay Lagoon(with a great variety of bird life), the salt pans, Walvisbay Harbour back to Swakopmund.
Kolmans Kop Tour:
Flight takes off from Swakopmund via the Kuiseb Canyon, the “sea of sand” at Sossusvlei to the coastal town of Luderitz. You will enjoy a guided city tour of this quaint town and visit Namibia’s most famous ghost town, Kolmanskop. After the tour you will have lunch in town and fly back coastwise via the Otavi shipwreck, Meob Bay, Eduard Bohlen (stranded in 1909), Shawnee Shipwreck ( stranded in 1976), “ Lange wand” a 500 feet high dune rising from the water’s edge, Sandwich harbor, Walvisbay Lagoon(with a great variety of bird life), the salt pans, Walvisbay Harbour back to Swakopmund.
In addition to providing tailor made safari trips and scenic flights for the tourism industry, Wings Over Africa provides an efficient and reliable service for the business traveller.
Our Gulfstream G111 is capable of flying worldwide charters. The aircraft is fully catered for with pro