Around Africa with OceanSky

Experience Southern Africa like never before, taking to the skies aboard one of the world’s first luxury airship voyages. Gliding effortlessly at an altitude of 1000ft above the ground, OceanSky’s Cruises Airship charters will come equipped with immaculately designed individual cabins and living spaces akin to what can be found onboard some of the world’s most impressive superyachts, and this airborne safari around the Tropic of Capricorn promises to be unlike any other.

The continent of Africa boasts some of the most spectacular ranges of landscapes and fascinating cultures found on our planet. The focus for this journey will be on the southern region, and while this is only a fraction of the whole, one can look forward to experiencing a beautifully diverse sample of what is on offer. From vast grassland plains, salt pans, deserts and deltas, the breath-taking views of these varied landscapes and the resident wildlife from a new perspective is a unique opportunity, even for the most seasoned safari-goer.

The airship will first meander from the Skeleton Coast towards Victoria Falls and then back around, traveling westwards and touching down in Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Feel the crunch of the salt underfoot, and revel in the deafening silence of the vast Makgadikgadi, one of the largest salt pans in the world, renowned for its dazzling number of zebras and inquisitive meerkat colonies. Be transported down the intricate network of waterways of the Okavango Delta, floating along in traditional dugout canoes while your expert safari guide shares stories of life in the wild, and elephants drink along the riverbanks.

The beauty of this expedition is its ability to reach the unreachable. Previously unexplored corners become accessible, with autonomy from large airports or infrastructure allowing for an introduction to remote communities and the ability to reach destinations otherwise too challenging to reach over land. Even often-visited locations can be experienced anew, complimented by extra onboard delights, such as enjoying delicately designed menus by Jesper Vollmer, in collaboration with renowned local chefs, while gazing down upon Victoria Falls from a completely new vantage point.

Each airship is equipped with 360-degree panoramic viewing areas and 8 luxury cabins, welcoming up to 16 passengers per departure for a fully inclusive experience from the moment one steps on board. Optional pre- and post-expedition programmes can also be curated for adventurers that would like to extend their Southern African exploration. This incredible means of travel will undoubtedly showcase the diversity of this region, and in turn it is imperative that each journey positively impacts the wildlife and local communities encountered along the way. With carefully selected collaborators on the ground, the aim is that all benefit through high-quality infrastructure, institutions, and employment brought about by airship travel.

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