Hold on to your hats, because it's going to get windy - at least if you open your window! A scenic flight over the Namib Desert, organised out of Swakopmund or Sesriem, is a must-do, and is particularly interesting if combined with a ground visit to the dunes. The aerial view provides a perspective impossible to come by on foot, and seeing the colours shift from grey dunes to red, and from green vegetation to blue ocean, is an unforgettable experience. The early morning and late afternoon trips are the best, as the low sun creates long shadows that add to the already stunning patterns visible below the plane. Skydiving is another option, but a scenic flight allows you to take in much more of the landscape, including shipwrecks and abandoned diamond mines. A thoroughly memorable experience.