Acclaimed British Orthopaedic
Surgeon, Simon Moyes
By: The Roving Ambassador
Simon Moyes loves adventure and loves the beauty of Mother Africa. Simon is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Orthopaedic Surgeons based at the acclaimed Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood. Mr Moyes’ orthopaedic interest are of arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatments of the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle.
Simon has also shown great interest and contributed towards the recent advancements made in stem cell technology, which is the ”miracle cure” on everyone’s lips right now. Recent reports and studies have outlined how the revolutionary treatment can provide life-changing results for condition.
Simon’s trip on Namibia, excluding Business class flights on Air Namibia, from Europe and return, starts at NAD199 873.47 per person.
Personal Africa has created the most beautiful trip to Namibia for this acclaimed surgeon of note.
On arrival in Windhoek from Johannesburg Simon will be flying on a Private Flight from Eros Airport to Soussusvlei and on arrival at the airstrip, he will be transferred through vivid scenery to Little Kulala, situaded at the foot of the majestic Soussusvlei dunes, a private entrance to the Namib and Naukluft Park, makes Kulala Desert Lodge the closest location to Soussusvlei with magnificent views of its famous red dunes, mountainous scenery and open plains.
Having enjoyed three days at Little Kulala, Simon will be flying on by private flight to the Etosha National Park.
On arrival at Ongava Airstrip, Simon will transfer to Ongava Private Game Reserve. Little Ongava is perched on a crest of the hill, commanding magnificent vistas of the plains stretching for miles to the horizon.
Having enjoyed three nights in the magnificent Ethosa National Park, Kaokoveld in a relatively undeveloped region that takes in the harsh beauty of the Skeleton Coast and the coppery sands of the Northern Namib Desert, here he will meet the Damara, Herero and Himba people each day with their unique custom, tradition and rituals all displaying the cultural diversity of Namibia.
Set amongst shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa, its Portuguese name originating from the mountains that dominated the Northern sky line, Simon will fall asleep to the sound of rushing water, wild by day, he explores one of the driest deserts in the world.
After three enjoyable nights, Simon will fly directly to the Skeleton Coast, landing on the Hoanib Airstrip and will transfer to Hoanib Skeleton Camp.
Known by the bushman as the “land God made in Anger’’, the Skeleton Coast is remotest at the best. Thousands of miles of sandy desert dotted with shipwrecks meet the cold waters of the Atlantic and somehow an amazing array of wildlife and flora manages to survive in this harsh but beautiful environment. Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers the beauty of large en suite tent with shaded outdoor lounges all of which slope down to the almost-always dry Hoanib River.
Simon will enjoy exploring diverse land by taking game drives along the rivers narrow ribbon of vegetation where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wild life can be found: Elephant, Giraffe, Gemsbok and Springbok with glimpses of Lion and Brown Hyena.
Namibia is one of the most rugged, beautiful and diverse lands in the world which is exactly why such an acclaimed London Surgeon is taking time out to discover the timeless beauty of Mother Africa.
Each year, Simon carries out approximately 500 arthroscopic/minimal invasive operations and is interested in researching and developing new arthroscopic techniques.
These include arthroscopic shoulder stabilisations and rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic treatment for ankle arthritis and instability arthroscopically assisted knee ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair.