Fly-In Safari

There is something magical about flying low over the majestic African landscape; dipping ever lower to eventually land on an airstrip in the middle of no-where to be met by an awaiting 4×4 safari vehicle and a wide smile.
Africa from the air is the subject of many coffee table books; photographers revel in the aerial photographic opportunities of the vast and varied vistas. The ochre desert sands of Namibia and the enchanting waterways of the Okavango Delta make for particularly beautiful imagery, as do the expansive plains of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti, and the dreamy tropical isles off the East Coast of the continent.

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But, not only do fly-in safaris make for mesmerising photographic opportunities, flying around the immense expanses of the continent also makes very good sense in terms of time. When safari lodges are remote and distances great, flying in is the perfect solution, allowing guests to enjoy more time at their actual destination than travelling to get there.

Unless you have plenty of time at hand, flying into destinations like Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique in particular, definitely adds value to your safari experience, whilst simultaneously providing a bird’s eye view of Africa’s majestic countryside.

There are also some destinations, like the Okavango Delta, the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and a number of select islands off the coast of Mozambique, which are only accessible by light aircraft, which certainly add to the exclusivity of the experience. Remote and intimate safari camps located in especially unique places are the ultimate in safari travel and so flying-in is intrinsically part of the adventure.

Our suggested tours are merely ideas and recommendations as to which destinations connect logically by air, to give travelers maximum opportunity to experience several regions’ main highlights as time-effectively and as faultlessly as possible. Contact our specialist African safari experts about creating a seamless fly-in safari itinerary especially tailored to your particular needs.


zebra migration at leroo la tau

THE BEST OF VICTORIA FALLS & BOTSWANA (9 DAYS)

Spend 9 days exploring the pristine wilderness of Botswana and taking in one of the natural wonders of the world – Victoria Falls. Transfer from Livingstone Airport to Islands of Siankaba for a 2 night stay. Filled with adrenaline, Victoria Falls offers a huge array of activities. Transfer to Chobe Game Lodge on the Chobe River. Transfer by charter flight to Camp Moremi in the heart of the Okavango Delta for your 2 nights and finally transfer by charter flight to Leroo la Tau in the Makgadikgadi Pans for 2 nights.

dung beetles

THE BEST OF ZIMBABWE (9 DAYS)

Spend 3 nights in remote private concession of Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi Valley where the emphasis is on walking safaris, game drives, fishing and canoeing. Transfer to Hwange National Park for 3 nights on a big five safari staying at a small luxury tented camp from where you’re guaranteed to see lots of elephants! Transfer to Victoria Falls for 2 nights just upstream of the famous Falls. Round off your Zimbabwean safari with your choice of a myriad of fun adrenalin activities on offer at Victoria Falls.

Ngorongoro Crater2

NGORONGORO & SERENGETI SAFARI plus ZANZIBAR (11DAYS)

Fly in to Kilimanjaro and overnight in Arusha. Road transfer to Ngorongoro Crater for 2 nights and explore one of the seven natural wonders of the world.  The natural amphitheatre hosts a procession of wild animals including the big 5. Fly to the Serengeti National Park, famous for the wildebeest migration and it’s lion population. Spend 3 nights at a mobile tented safari camp that moves three times a year following the migration patterns. End off your safari extravaganza in Zanzibar barefoot on the beach, kicking back on your deckchair cocktail in hand for 4 nights.

amboseli

MAGICAL KENYA (10 DAYS)

On arrival spend a peaceful night in quiet suburb of Nairobi, before flying to the exclusive Amboseli Porini Camp for 2 nights in a remote private conservancy adjacent to the Amboseli National Park. From here, look forward to 3 nights at Entumoto Camp, elevated in the hills with breathtaking views and sunsets over the Masai Mara. A seamless game drive transfer will transport you across the plains to Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, where you will spend 3 nights enjoying the finest Kenyan hospitality and excellent game viewing.

red dunes

FLY-IN LUXURY NAMIBIA SAFARI (8 DAYS)

Travel by charter airplane from one exclusive camp to the other as you drink in the desolation and pristine vistas of one of the most ancient landscapes on earth. From the exclusive isolation of Onguma Plains Camp and the rustic luxury of the Mowani Mountain Lodge where ancient rock paintings fascinate intrepid visitors to sightings of the rare Desert Elephant in Damaraland and the romance of the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge with its unending desert views, this as close to nature as one could ever hope to get. Wild animal sightings, a visit to a colonial coastal town and a chance to commune with nature are all a part of this exclusive, five-star once-in-a-lifetime experience.

honeymoon couple

A REMOTE ZAMBIAN HONEYMOON (12 DAYS)

12 days of romance in one of Africa’s most undiscovered destinations. A scenic flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe over the plains below gets you to South Luangwa National Park. Transfer to the intimate Luangwa River Lodge for a 4 night stay in this massive National Park. Fly to the Lower Zambezi NP for 4 nights at the award winning Sausage Tree Camp on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Top it off with 3 nights on the Islands of Siankaba witnessing one of nature’s finest spectacles – The Victoria Falls.

timbavati safari

SAFARI EXTRAVAGANZA: KRUGER, BOTSWANA plus CAPE TOWN (17 DAYS)

Spend 3 nights in the Timbavati, a private game reserve that shares an unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Spend 3 nights on a big five safari in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Fly to Cape Town where you will spend 4 nights with tailor-made privately guided day tours showcasing the awe inspiring Mother City and surrounds.  Fly up to Maun, hop onto a schedule charter flight to the Savute Channel for a contrasting bush experience for 3 nights.  Complete your adventure with 3 nights in the spectacular Okavango Delta and its game-rich floodplains.

vic falls

EPIC AFRICAN HONEYMOON (23 DAYS)

4 nights in magical Cape Town at the famous Cape Grace Hotel. 2 nights at The Franschhoek in the Winelands. Travel on the luxurious Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria. Enjoy a luxury safari for 2 nights at Singita’s Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sands before flying back to Johannesburg for 1 night. Spend 2 nights at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel overlooking the falls, followed by 3 nights on safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Return to Johannesburg for 1 night before  travelling to Mozambique’s Benguerra Island paradise where you will spend 6 nights relaxing to end off your romantic African adventure.