||Tailor-made to suit your individual taste and requirements
||Johannesburg & Cape Town
||Luxury car to/from airport: helicopters and fixed wing aircraft
Undoubtedly, the ultimate fly-in safari has to be the helicopter safari. No other mode of transport can ever match the exhilarating experience and versatility that game viewing by chopper offers. The helicopter is able to land and explore some of the most remote locations on our planet, areas that are not accessible by vehicle or even on foot.
The aircraft of choice is the turbine powered Bell 407, which is designed to strike an ideal balance between performance, reliability and comfort. Up to five passengers can be accommodated, each with a window seat.
The trip begins in Johannesburg within departure from Lanseria airport and the first stop is the capital of Botswana, Gaborone (flight time 1h 10 mins). After immigration, customs and refuelling we leave for the second stop, the gateway to the Okavango, Maun (2h 30 mins). The route takes us over vast areas of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and chances are good to see springbok, eland, gemsbok, ostrich and other desert creatures. After Maun we fly into the Okavango Delta with its endless open floodplains, forest islands and immense variety of wildlife.
- Tubu Tree Camp
- Duba Plains Camp
- Jack's Camp
The route back south takes in a stop at Kubu Island (20 mins) - a very special place on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where we have the opportunity to admire the largest baobab trees in the whole of Southern Africa. We then fly low-level across the extensive saltpans en route to Francistown (45 mins) for refuelling, immigration and customs. The final leg of the journey back to Lanseria near Johannesburg takes 2h 20 mins.
YOUR PILOT & GUIDE
Dr Sybille Quandt is a wildlife veterinarian, an independent game consultant and author of over a dozen publications, in English and German, on wildlife. She is also a commercial fixed wing and helicopter pilot, guiding personalised safaris. Her work as a wildlife veterinarian and her involvement in various wildlife projects has take Sybille around much of the African continent, from Mali to Tanzania and Botswana; from Malawi to Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The safaris initially grew out of enquiries from friends abroad, asking about what to see and where to go in SouthernAfrica, while the flying license became a necessity on account of the safaris and on-going veterinary work. Sybille has a very strong affinity with elephants and is keen to share her intimate knowledge of these and other magnificent creatures with her fellow travellers.
(qualify for discounted airport transfers)
Please contact us for individual quotations, depending on group size
*Passengers travel subject to our Standard Conditions of Carriage.