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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 interests 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 advancement 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 conditions from cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS) to a range of degenerative Condition.
Simon’s trip to Namibia, excluding Business Class flight 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 transferred through vivid scenery to Little Kulala, situated at the foot of the majestic Soussusvlei dunes, a private entrance to the Namib and Naukfult 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 says at Little Kulala, Simon will be flying on by private flight to the Etosha National Park.
Simon will be flying flying by private flight to 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 Dramara, Herero and Himba people each with their unique customs, tradition and rituals and 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 dominate the Northern sky lines, Simon will fall asleep to the sound of rushing water, wild by day, he explores one of the driest deserts in the world.
After tree 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 its best. Thousands of miles of sandy 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 tents 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 river narrow ribbon of vegetation where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife 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 times less beauty of Mother Africa.
Each year Simon carries out approximately 500 arthroscopic/minimally 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.