The best way to see Namibia is on a flying safari. For 35 years now, the Schoeman Family have been guiding and piloting their safaris around the Skeleton Coast providing a rare insight into this remote, unique and exciting area of the world.
Back in 1971 conservationist Louw Schoeman was instrumental in the proclamation of the Skeleton Coast as a National Park in 1977. Louw was considered the pioneer of eco-tourism in Namibia. He started taking a select number of visitors on safari into the area, nearly always accompanied by his teenage sons – Bertus, Andre, Leon and Henk.
These boys spent most of their childhood days in the Skeleton Coast. The eldest son Bertus was involved from the beginning and it wasn’t long before he gained the reputation as the leading expert and renowned guide on the Skeleton Coast and semi-desert areas of Namibia. As the company grew, so the other three sons, their wives and now children became involved. All four sons are very experienced pilots and guides.
On all of their itineraries, the desolate and beautiful areas of the Skeleton Coast are explored by low-level flying and land-rover. Their most popular safari is a 4 day dynamic fly and drive safari using Cessna 210 aircraft and custom built land-rovers, starting and ending in Windhoek with a night in each of their 3 comfortable desert camps which are exclusive to the flying party.
A safari to Namibia is not just about the flora and fauna of the desert, but also the incredible panoramas, awesome scenery, fascinating geology of this unique country, a photographer’s paradise. Words cannot describe the experiences on this safari. This is one of the best safaris in Africa, also very popular for those in the know, and so booking well in advance is advisable.