14 day Namibian Experience
(NS) schedule


Visit the home of the AfriCat Foundation, journey through the world famous Etosha National Park – a game viewing delight.  Experience the communal conservancy areas of Damaraland before arriving at the Skeleton Coast and town of Swakopmund which nestles between the Namib Desert and Atlantic Ocean.   Your journey takes in the Kalahari area of Namibia, majestic Fish River Canyon, eclectic town of Luderitz, ghost town at Kolmanskop ending in the Namib desert at Sossusvlei. 

Departure dates

Can this tour be combined with others:  no, this tour does not link to any of our other schedule products.

2022 departures – commence Nov 21 – Oct 2022



Jan 22















































Tour Summary

  • Duration:

    14 Days / 13 Nights

  • Departs from:

    Windhoek selected Friday mornings.

  • Ends in:

    Windhoek on a Thursday evening.

  • Group Size:

    Minimum 1 guest Maximum 14 guests

  • Destinations:

    Okonjima Nature Reserve - Onguma Game Reserve - Etosha South - Palmwag - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Windhoek - Mariental - Fish River Canyon - Luderitz - Aus - Sesriem

  • Vehicles used:

    1-2 guests – SUV (or similar)
    3-4 guests – Quantum or Land Cruiser (or similar)
    5 + guests – Expedition Truck (modified safari vehicle)


14 day Namibian Experience NS schedule


Room Type
Okonjima's Omboroko Campsite
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Lunch & Dinner
1x Campsite
1 Night
Onguma Tamboti Campsite
Onguma Game Reserve
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Etosha Village Campsite
Etosha South
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Group Campsite
1 Night
Hoada Campsite
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Madisa Campsite
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Overland Site
1 Night
Prost Hotel Swakopmund
Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Twin room
1 Night
The Utopia Boutique Hotel
Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Standard Room
1 Night
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch Campsite
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
1 Night
Canyon Roadhouse Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia
Fish River Canyon
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Canyon Roadhouse Campsites
1 Night
Luderitz Nest Hotel
Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Comfort twin room
1 Night
Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite Gondwana Collection Namibia
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Desert Horse Campsite
1 Night
Sesriem Oshana Campsite
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
1x Campsite
2 Nights


Pricing is per person sharing – as tours tend to run full, we have limited packing space on the vehicles, tents are bulky items and as such we do require people of the same gender to share.  

Single tents may be supplied for those with valid health reasons, no single supplement payable. 

  • Professional guide 
  • Camp assistant 
  • All transport whilst on tour 
  • Meals as specified 
  • Camping equipment (does not include sleeping bag / pillow / stretcher) 
  • National Park entrance fees 
  • Campsite fees 
  • Sleeping bag – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00 
  • Stretcher – can be rented for a daily fee of NAD45.00 
  • Pillow 
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & bottled water 
  • Personal travel insurance – compulsory 


Day Itinerary: Day 1 - Windhoek – Okonjima - Friday

wooden outhouse
cheetah safari
  • Route:

    Windhoek to Okonjima Game Reserve

  • Distance:

    225 km

  • Collection time:

    08h00 – 08h30 from any accommodation within the City of Windhoek

  • Journey:

    Leaving Windhoek we travel via the town of Okahandja, founded around 1800 by two local groups, the Herero and the Nama it is known as the Garden town of Namibia. South of Otjiwarongo lies Okonjima, home to the AfriCat Foundation, as our first night on tour this is a great place to become attuned to camping along with the sights and sounds of the bush. Afternoon track cheetahs and leopards through the 20 000ha Okonjima Nature Reserve with a guide, this Reserve is home to and runs extensive research projects on rare and endangered species, big and small.

  • Activities:

    Okahandja. AfriCat Foundation


The word, ‘Okahandja’ is derived from Otjiherero (a local tribal language) and means “The place where two rivers flow into each other to form one wide one.”   Okahandja is rich in history and it revolves mostly around the Herero and Nama tribal people.  Chiefs Tjamuaha and Kahitjene came to Okahandja in 1800 to establish themselves here. Chief Tjamuaha was the father of Chief Maherero, who was known to be the great leader of the Herero people.

The Okonjima Nature Reserve sprawls over 200 square kilometres of undulating plains, mountainous outcrops, and riverine thickets.

For a truly African safari experience track cheetahs and leopards through the 20 000ha Okonjima Nature Reserve with a guide, followed by a sundowner viewpoint and bonfire, before falling asleep beneath the stars to the sounds of hyena calls and cicada songs.

The Okonjima Nature Reserve, a huge protected area set amongst the rugged commercial farmlands of central Namibia, comprises a diversified ecosystem representative of both the larger and small mammals of Namibia, as well as most of the country’s endemic birds.

Okonjima's Omboroko Campsite, Okonjima Nature Reserve

Day Itinerary: Day 2 – Okonjima – Tsumeb – Etosha East - Saturday

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lioness on the prowl
  • Route:

    Okonjima to Onguma Game Reserve (outer border of Etosha National Park)

  • Distance:

    350 km

  • Journey:

    We continue northwards via the town of Otjiwarongo, the next stop being the mining town of Tsumeb. We aim to arrive at the private reserve mid-afternoon, set up camp and head off for some game viewing.

  • Activities:

    Time permitting late afternoon game drive into Etosha Park


The name Otjiwarongo is derived from the Herero language and means „place of the fat cows“. Some of the best cattle breeding farms can still be found in the area today, as the area offers relatively good conditions for cattle breeding for Namibian standards: High rainfall and fertile grounds, resulting in good pastures

Tsumeb, originally home to the San (Bushmen), the original inhabitants of Namibia. Here they discovered deposits of copper ore and were able to extract copper from the deposits that were found close to the surface. The museum of local history, which was established in 1975, provides detailed information on the mining history.

About 25 km northwest of Tsumeb the Otjikoto Lake is found, a source of many myths and stories. The lake is approximately 125 m deep and is together with the neighbouring Lake Guinas the only natural lake in Namibia. The German troops sank some of their weapons into the lake in July 1915 before surrendering to the superior South African Army.

Onguma’s Luxury Tamboti Campsite will impress and delight all campers.

Each campsite has its own private ablution facility with spacious shower room, toilet and washing-up areas. It has ample plus to ensure cooler boxes, Cameras and other Devices get charged.

It offers a large Reception Area, small supply store, Swimming pool and a Restaurant overlooking a waterhole.

Onguma Tamboti Campsite, Onguma Game Reserve

Day Itinerary: Day 3 – Etosha East – Etosha Pan – Etosha South - Sunday

elephant walking away
king of the jungle
  • Route:

    Through Etosha Onguma to Okaukuejo region (Taleni Etosha)

  • Journey:

    Up before dawn, we need to be at the Von Lindequist Gate for sunrise which is when the entrance gates open, one of the best times for game viewing is the cooler morning hours and late afternoon. We make use of today on an extensive game drive in search of black and white rhino, elephants, lion, cheetah and the numerous species of plains game. The drive will give you an overview of the National Park including its birdlife, flora and geology. A stop will be made at Halali, the most central of the resorts. Exit the National Park, it’s a short journey to our overnight camping.

  • Activities:

    Full day game drive through Etosha National Park


Etosha was proclaimed a game reserve in March 1907 By Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist. It was designated as wildlife refuge Area in 1958, and was elevated to the status of a national park in 1967 by an act of parliament of the Republic of South Africa.

It spans an area of 22,270 km2 (8,600 sq mi) is named from the large Etosha pan which is almost entirely within the park. The Etosha pan (4,760 km2 (1,840 sq mi) covers 23% of the total area of the National Park. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several endangered species such as the black rhinoceros.

Etosha Village is situated only 2km before the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, near Okaukuejo.

The 2 spacious Group Camp Sites are ideal for larger groups and can accommodate a maximum of 25 – 30 tents. These sites are equipped with Power Outlets, Running Water, Lights, Barbeque area and separate Ladies and Gents Bathroom facilities each featuring toilets, wash basins and showers.

A fully stocked utility and curio shop, Bar with big-screen television, WI-FI and a swimming pool is to the availability of campers. 

Etosha Village Campsite, Etosha South

Day Itinerary: Day 4 – Etosha South – Grootberg - Monday

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the ovahimba people
  • Route:

    Taleni Etosha to Hoada campsite

  • Distance: 

    275 km

  • Journey:

    Todays travels take us to a Himba Village situated on a local cattle farm, a guided tour around an authentic Himba village will not only give you an in depth insight into the life and ways of this traditional tribe but an amazing photographic opportunity as well. A stop to buy supplies before we head off to our campsite, hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopane trees, the sites were designed to minimize the impact on the environment. After a day on the road refresh oneself in the sparkling splash pool and enjoy your sundowners on the natural wooden decks surrounding it.

  • Activities:

    Himba Village


The Hoada Campsite is situated 25km east of Grootberg Lodge or 75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, in the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy, Damaraland. It is under the same management as the Grootberg Lodge, the historic, initiative funded by the EU and wholly owned by the people of the conservancy. Today ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy stands proudly as an international case study of how conservation efforts can be successful and sustainable in the long run. By visiting this breath-taking part of the world and enjoying all it has to offer, you are contributing to the long-term sustainability of the area, it’s animals and the people. Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopane trees, Hoada Campsite has the trimmings of a serene home in the wilderness. A well-maintained gravel road leads to the camp, located approximately 75 km west of Kamanjab.

Hoada Campsite, Grootberg

Day Itinerary: Day 5 – Kaokofeld – Twyfelfontein - Tuesday

rocky waters
elephant engraving
  • Route:

    Hoada campsite to Madisa campsite

  • Distance:

    190 km

  • Journey:

    We drive along the Grootberg Pass through Damaraland, an area characterised by its rocky and rugged landscapes of rough, fascinating beauty. A visit to the Damara Living Museum before we view the rock engravings and rock paintings at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before setting up camp for the night.

  • Activities:

    Twyfelfontein, Damara Living Museum


Twyfelfontein is famous because of its many rock paintings and rock engravings (Petroglyphs) of the San (Bushmen) of which 2500 were counted. Specifications about the age of the engravings fluctuate and a period of 1000 – 10000 years is stated. It is presumed that quartz tools were used as many quartz chips were found here to create these artworks. The motives of the rock engravings are on the one hand hunting scenes, in which the hunters are pictured with bow and arrow. On the other hand many animal engravings (antelopes, zebras, giraffes, lions, etc.) are depicted. UNESCO declared Twyfelfontein as World Heritage Site in 2007.

Madisa Campsite is situated in the beautiful Damaraland. It offers self-catering safari tents and private shaded campsites with running water, wash-up facilities, private ablutions and braai area. The camp lies within the habitat of the desert-dwelling elephants and is only 50 km away from the famous rock engravings of Twyfelfontein.

Madisa Campsite, Twyfelfontein

Day Itinerary: Day 6 – Twyfelfontein – Uis – Cape Cross – Swakopmund - Wednesday

seals arguing
architecture in swakop
  • Route:

    Twyfelfontein to Swakopmund

  • Distance:

    385 km

  • Journey:

    Destination = Swakopmund.  Today we continue our travels through southern Damaraland, passing the Brandberg Mountain to arrive at the old mining town of Uis before heading off across the gravel plains to reach the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast.  Here we travel north to Cape Cross Seal Reserve, home to between eighty and one hundred thousand Fur seals, endemic to southern Africa they are commonly known as “eared seals”.  Arrival in the coastal town of Swakopmund will be mid-afternoon.

  • Activities:

    Cape Cross Seal Reserve


Located in the former Damaraland, it is known for the local mineral wealth. The settlement was established in 1958 as workers’ settlement to exploit local tin deposits. Uis is located at the foot of the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain. 

Today Cape Cross is a protected area owned by the government of Namibia under the name Cape Cross Seal Reserve. The reserve is the home of one of the largest colonies of Cape fur seals in the world.

Offering free WiFi throughout the property, Prost Hotel Swakopmund offers accommodation in the absolute heart of Swakopmund. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, tea-and-coffee making facilities and private bathroom. Some rooms are air-conditioned, while others have a portable fan. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Walvis Bay Airport is 46 km away

Prost Hotel Swakopmund, Swakopmund

Day Itinerary: Day 7 – Swakopmund – Windhoek - Thursday

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namibian parliament
  • Route:

    Swakopmund to Windhoek

  • Distance:

    352 km

  • Journey:

    All guests have the morning at leisure to explore this coastal town or participate in one of the many morning activities available in the Swakopmund vicinity and in Walvis Bay. These optional activities may include kayaking or a marine cruise from Walvis Bay. Alternatively explore the desert surrounding Swakopmund on the Living Desert Tour, do a township tour or for those seeking some adventure quad biking and dune boarding is also offered. Departure from Swakopmund will be around lunch time (or just thereafter), we head due east through the sun baked town of Usakos and return on the main road to Windhoek. Arrival will be late afternoon / early evening.


Windhoek is the social, economic, political, and cultural centre of the country. Nearly every Namibian national enterprise, governmental body, educational and cultural institution is headquartered there. Windhoek has over 300 sunny days per year. It experiences a hot semi-arid climate.

Rooms at the Utopia Boutique Hotel open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Plasma televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Windhoek hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

The Utopia Boutique Hotel, Windhoek

Day Itinerary: Day 8 – Windhoek – Rehoboth – Kalahari Desert - Friday

safari road
bungalow view
  • Route:

    Windhoek to Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

  • Distance:

    265 km

  • Journey:

    Leaving Windhoek we head south passing through the town of Rehoboth, our destination for today is a private Reserve situated on the edge of the southern Kalahari are of Namibia, this is an area of mixed tree and shrub savannah crisscrossed by red sand dunes – quite different to the Namib Desert. During the afternoon we will take an afternoon nature drive in the Reserve where we hope to see various antelope species, ostrich, zebra and if lucky meerkats.

  • Activities:

    afternoon nature / sunset drive


Located on the edge of the southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub savannah, the lodge is crisscrossed by huge red sand dunes. 

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch has FIVE individual campsites. Set between the red sand dunes, each campsite has it’s own dedicated ablution block, toilet, shower, washbasin and mirror. It is fully tiled and hot water supplied by modern gas geysers and solar lights. 

Relax around a campfire and enjoy the Kalahari night .

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch Campsite, Mariental

Day Itinerary: Day 9 – Kalahari Desert – Keetmanshoop – Fishriver Canyon - Saturday

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fossil in rocks
  • Route:

    Bagatelle to Canyon Road campsite

  • Journey:

    An early morning start as we travel down to Keetmanshoop, the original population of the town by a Nama tribe reaches back to the end of the 18th century. We take a guided tour with the owner to explore the Mesosaurus Fossil site, Quiver trees and dolerite rock before heading back to town and on to the Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and forms part of the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Tansfrontier Park.  Our campsite is situated in the Gondwana Reserve on the bank of a dry riverbed against a backdrop of rocky hills.

  • Activities:

    Mesosaurus Fossil Site


Located in Southern Namibia The Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa and draws many visitors each year. This viewpoint has a beautiful panoramic view of the canyon where visitors can witness the Fish River flow through sharp corners amidst rocky terrain. 

Tucked behind Canyon Roadhouse, Canyon Road Campsite offers shady camping on the bank of a dry riverbed, against a backdrop of rocky hills. Secreted away from the road, the campsite gives you the impression of being alone in nature with the eagles, thorn trees and the ancient beat of the land.

A Curio shop, Cold water swimming pool (at main lodge),Bar (at main lodge),Restaurant (at the main lodge)
Laundry service, Mobile connectivity are available to Campers.

Canyon Roadhouse Campsite Namibia, Fish River Canyon

Day Itinerary: Day 10 – Fishriver Canyon – Aus – Lüderitz - Sunday

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  • Route:

    Canyon Road campsite to Luderitz

  • Distance:

    385 km

  • Journey:

    This morning we enter the Fish River National Park near Hobas, the most northern viewpoint from where the canyon meanders into the distance. The geology of this area began over a billion years ago, more ‘recently’ with the separation of the continent Gondwana about 120 million years ago the gradient of the Fish River increased allowing it to erode deeper into the rock so as at today, the deepest point is around 549 metres. Our travels today take us to the coastal town of Luderitz nestling between the Namib Desert and south Atlantic. During 1908 a black worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond during his work at the narrow-gauge railway, this led to a diamond rush which turned Lüderitz into a very wealthy town. As the diamonds petered out the town lost most of its importance and today Luderitz has a lucrative fishing industry.

  • Activities:

    Fish River Canyon Viewpoint


Lüderitz is a harbour town in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. It lies on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa. It is a port developed around Robert Harbour and Shark Island.

The town is known for its colonial architecture, including some Art Nouveau work, and for wildlife including seals, penguins, flamingos and ostriches. It is also home to a museum, and lies at the end of a currently decommissioned railway line to Keetmanshoop. The town is named after Adolf Lüderitz, founder of the German South West Africa colony. In 1909, after the discovery of diamonds nearby, Lüderitz enjoyed a sudden surge of prosperity due to the development of a diamond rush to the area. 

The Felsenkirche, Goerkehaus, Lüderitz Railway Station, Woermann Haus are just a few of the sightseeing points, making Lüderitz unique.

The award-winning Lüderitz Nest Hotel is one of Namibia’s favourite hotels (est. 1998) and is located directly on the rocks and sea with its own private tidal beach and walk-on jetty – unique in Namibia!

Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Lüderitz

Day Itinerary: Day 11 – Lüderitz – Kolmanskop – Aus - Monday

wild horses
outside view desert
  • Route:

    Luderitz to Aus

  • Distance:

    125 km

  • Journey:

    Participate in an optional morning boat excursion to Halifax Island, home to a colony of African penguins. This tour passes an old whaling station and goes around Diaz Point, one can expect to see a host of marine wildlife which may include heavy side dolphins, seals and on occasion, whales. For those that decide against, there is the town to explore with its colonial buildings and the Lüderitz Museum which displays the town’s diamond-mining past as well as local and natural history. Mid-morning, we head to Kolmanskop Ghost Town – the area where the diamond rush started, an affluent town in its heyday today the desert encroaches the town. After a light lunch we take a drive out to Diaz Point to see the bird life, hopefully a few seals and the stone cross replica, originally erected by the Portuguese mariner Bartholomew Diaz. Our campsite for tonight is a Klein Aus Vista where the sites are positioned under camelthorn trees in the Aus Mountain Range. On the way we’ll stop at Garub in the hope of seeing some of the Namib Desert Horses.

  • Activities:



Just outside Lüderitz lies the ghost town of Kolmanskop, a prominent tourist destination. This previously bustling diamond town is now abandoned, and fights a constant struggle against being buried under the shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert.

Desert Horse Campsite at Klein-Aus Vista is a magical campsite. It will call you back again like an echo. Resting in an amphitheatre of rock, it is a hideaway that evokes the feeling of wilderness although only a 2 kilometer -drive from Desert Horse Inn. The sites are positioned under giant camelthorn trees, some adorned with sociable weaver nests. You will remember these sunsets. As prime spot in the area, Desert Horse Campsite provides an ideal base to explore the southwestern corner of Namibia.

At Klein-Aus Vista, camping pleasures are enjoyed to the full. Each of the ten sites is equipped with a tap, table with benches, grill and windbreak. We offer hot-water showers and flush toilets while the courtesy of Mother Nature provides space and grace. Note that there are no power point outlet at the Desert Horse camp.

Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite Namibia, Aus

Day Itinerary: Day 12 – Aus – Helmeringhausen – Sossusvlei - Tuesday

thatched roof bathrooms
grass in dune
  • Route:

    Aus to Namib Nauklfut Park – Sesriem area

  • Distance:

    345 km

  • Journey:

    Today we’ll be spending time travelling through the southern Namib, passing rural communities on the way. This is a bleak, harsh and forbidding landscape yet we come across some open savannah and farms before encountering the dunes of the Namib Desert. In the town of Maltahohe we will stop to experience the Amaburuxa Cultural Choir which was started in 2001. This is a group of learners that dance and sing, most of whom are orphans or vulnerable. Set up camp in the Sesriem area and visit Elim dune – a great place for sundowners with the dunes behind us and the Naukluft Mountains in the distance.

  • Activities:

    Amaburuxa Cultural Choir; Elim Dune


Helmeringhausen was established during the German colonial era as a farm by a member of the Schutztruppe/German Colonial Infantry. Later it became famous for its Karakul sheep breeding and currently cattle and goats are farmed here. 

Sesriem offers ten (10) self-catering camping facilities with each campsite having its own private toilet and shower, wash-up, kitchenette with hot and cold water and 220V electricity. Campers have full access to the shop, bar, restaurant and swimming pool at Sesriem. 

Sesriem Oshana Campsite, Sesriem

Day Itinerary: Day 13 – Sesriem/Sossusvlei Area - Wednesday

mountain view
shady tree view
  • Route:

    Sesriem – Sossusvlei - Sesriem

  • Journey:

    We’ll need to be on the move an hour before dawn as we make our way through a dry riverbed and across the gravel plains towards the Namib Dunes. We’ll stop at Dune 45 before making our way to Sossusvlei with age old sands said to be around five million years old. Dead Vlei with its white pan and contrasting black scorched trees is also on our visit list. Whilst this region appears to be lifeless there are a variety of animal species that have adapted to these conditions and if we’re lucky may see Oryx antelope, ostrich, springbok and don’t forget about the birdlife and reptiles that inhabit the area. Return to our campsite for lunch, late afternoon visit to the Sesriem Canyon where the ephemeral Tsauchab River has shaped the area over millions of years.

  • Activities:

    Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Sesriem Canyon


This photogenic area is famous for its large, red sand dunes, which are some of the tallest sand dunes in the world and is one of Namibia’s most visited attractions. The Region is very diverse with the breath-taking Namib Desert – the oldest desert in the world – to the west and the Great escarpment forming a natural barrier between the Namib Desert and the central highlands to the far east. The climate is typical for deserts with very hot days during summer and cool nights during winter with occasional frost.

Sesriem Oshana Campsite, Sesriem

Day Itinerary: Day 14 – Sesriem – Solitaire – Windhoek - Thursday

oryx crossing
Springbok in desert
  • Route:

    Sesriem to Windhoek

  • Distance:

    335 km

  • Arrival in Windhoek:

    Between 15h00 – 17h00

  • Journey:

    Our route today takes us back towards Solitaire from where we travel to the town of Rehoboth, an area of natural hot water springs, before arriving back into the city of Windhoek, this will be late afternoon, please do not book any outbound flights for this afternoon.