Namibia was the last stop on our paragliding journey. It had been my longtime dream to visit this beautiful country: the red sand dunes, the dead trees, the unique cultural atmosphere and people in Southern Africa, the amazing sunsets, and the incredible wildlife that lives there. Our idea was mainly to fly on the west coast. By chance, we met Axel Gruber, a local pilot who flies in Swakopmund. Axel knows the area really well, and he kindly drove us from spot to spot.
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Paragliding in New Zealand: vimeo.com/125979643
Paragliding in Nepal: vimeo.com/128382174
0:00 > 0:53 - Degiheugi "Une nuit avec elle" (degiheugi.com)
0:54 > 1:30 - Zikali "A long journey" (zikali.com)
1:31 > 1:45 - LinkRust "Acetone feat. Jondis & JoaGymshoe" (linkrust.bandcamp.com/track/acetone-feat-jondis-joagymshoe)
1:55 > 3:10 - eKoman "Survivors" (soundcloud.com/petzl-music/survivors-ekoman)
3:12 > 3:44 - Zikali "A long journey" (zikali.com)
3:45 > 5:33 - Vladimir Cellier "La dernière trompette" (barakaflims.com/en/shop/bo-la-derniere-trompette)
6:04 > 6:38 - LinkRust "Same old tree outro" (linkrust.bandcamp.com/track/same-old-tree-feat-tiff-the-gift)
6:39 > 9:11 - eKoman "Heaven ahead feat. Baby C." (soundcloud.com/petzl-music/heaven-ahead-ekoman-feat-baby-c)
WHERE TO FLY
We primarily stuck to coastal flying, staying close to the ocean. However, if you're bold (and well organized), you can also do some pretty extreme cross-country flying. Namibia is the country where most major World Records have been broken.
- Sandwich Harbour (-23.318490, 14.501821)
- Swakopmund (-22.728681, 14.536591)
Flying at Sesriem/Sossusvlei is now officially banned. People who try to fly there will be arrested and thrown out of the Park.
This marks the end of our adventure. We are now back in France, back to our normal everyday lives. I hope you enjoyed following our trip, and are motivated to take your paraglider with you the next time you travel…. There are paragliding spots everywhere in the world!