A fly-in safari will allow guests to travel by air between camps. Light aircrafts are used for these transfers ranging from the popular Cessna 206 Stationair (5 seats) through to the Cessna Grand Caravan (13 seats).
Undoubtedly, this is the fastest and more convenient way to travel! Many of Botswana’s wildlife destinations, such as the Okavango Delta, are only accessible by this means of transportation. Guests are therefore ensured absolute exclusivity when it comes to wildlife sightings. Due to the remoteness of these lodges they are also usually very small, offering a truly personal safari experience.
Saying this, it is also true that it is the most costly. The pros and cons to be considered when dreaming about your fly-in experience:
- Luggage restrictions apply on all flights due to the limited space capacity these aircrafts have: a maximum of 20 kilograms in soft bags (no hard frame suitcases) per passenger, including hand luggage and camera equipment.
- Each different aircraft has a maximum weight capacity which is determined by the size and engine of the aircraft and the length of the air strips where they land. Therefore, for safety reasons, you will have to provide your weight in order for us to inform the charter company accordingly.
- Up to 3 stops en-route may occur, although charter companies try to keep it to the minimum for your comfort
Flights are booked on a seat rate basis, meaning they will not be private (unless you request it and are willing to pay the additional cost) and times will be advised the day prior, once the final daily schedule is released. Charter companies contact the camp and inform about departure and arrival times. You will be amazed to see how everything works like a Swiss clock despite the remoteness of the camps!