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Skydive over the Namib Desert

  • Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 16 March, 2024

As Namibia’s adventure capital, skydives are a popular option for adrenalin-charged travellers in Swakopmund. Unless you’re a qualified ‘jumper’, you’ll need to sign up for a tandem skydive, which offers a scenic flight, then half a minute of jaw-dropping freefall and a leisurely float back to terra firma. Panoramic views come as standard.

No, it’s not unlike skydiving anywhere else in the world, but those desert vistas from 10,000 feet are unbeatable.


Price from: £150
Minimum age: 16
Age suitable: 16+
When: All year around
Duration: 2 hours

Getting there & doing it

Tour operators provide transfers from hotels in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay to the airport, where the briefing, take-off and drop-zone are situated. If you’re a qualified jumper, remember to take along your license and logbook. Chute rental and packing services are available.

Ground Rush Adventures’ last about two hours including the pre-jump briefing, excluding transfers. After a scenic 30-minute flight to 10,000 feet, the trip down lasts about eight minutes, including 35 seconds freefall. There are higher/longer options: 12,000 feet (45 seconds freefall) and 15,000 feet (60 seconds freefall) for a higher price.

Sky Dive for Fun also offer tandem jumps.

When to do it

Skydiving operates all year round, seven days a week.

Jumps are weather-dependent, but bad weather is unusual and short-lived in this region. The best of day though is in the afternoon once the regular morning fog has burnt off.

Who to go with: tour operators


Our writer’s recommended tour operators to book with

Ground Rush Adventures

  • Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia

Ground Rush Adventures

Swakopmund-based tour operator offering a range of skydiving experiences and courses from two of their own skydiving planes.


  • Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia


Based at Swakopmund Skydiving Club, you’ll find tandem jumps as well as training for skydivers from entry-level static-line skydiving to accelerated freefall for advanced jumpers.

Destination guides


Destination guides including or relevant to this experience


  • Namibia


Destination guide

Thrilling desert adventure and spellbinding desolate coastlines meet game-rich reserves and quirky towns in this unique and atmospheric country. Don’t miss safaris in Etosha and a visit to the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei.