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.