Many of our safaris have one or two local flights as some lodges can only be reached by light aircraft. It also means avoiding long and usually difficult overland journeys. You’ll have more time to spend on safari and in most cases you leave one camp after breakfast and arrive at the next for lunch. You have the advantage too of seeing Africa’s magnificent scenery from the air: flights into the Okavango Delta, across the Namib Desert and over the Serengeti leave lifelong memories. Keep your camera handy!
Our range of fly-in safaris features itineraries that travel between destinations by shared charter or scheduled domestic flight. They are especially useful for travellers on limited time and those who require a higher degree of comfort. An African fly-in safari also gives you the advantage of visiting off-the-beaten-track destinations – perfect for honeymooners and discerning travellers.
Advantages of African Fly In Safaris
Botswana: Access off-the-beaten-track destinations
If you want to visit the Okavango Delta and be assured of water-based safaris all year round, you’ll need to fly in via light aircraft and land on an island airstrip. The ‘deep delta’ is home to a handful of camps where the only way in is by air but the rewards are great. The flight is spectacular, the camps have pristine settings and some offer the best game viewing in the delta.
Most of Botswana’s other wildlife destinations are best reached by plane: the remote Kalahari reserves; the wild Savuti region of the Chobe National Park; and the Linyanti Wetlands, home to amazingly diverse game viewing and bird watching.
Namibia: Save time, amazing views & remote lodges
Namibia is a popular self-drive destination but count on an average of 5 hours driving between destinations. It makes for a long and tiring day; travellers with less time on their hands will do well to fly between lodges. You’ll enjoy epic scenery, especially in the Namib Desert region, and can pack Namibia’s best destinations into a week-long safari.
Travellers planning to visit Namibia’s most remote regions will have to fly in: lodges in Kaokoland and on the Skeleton Coast have been designed around fly-in safaris, greatly increasing your time relaxing and exploring at the accommodation rather than being on the road.
AFRICAN FLY IN SAFARIS