Taking a Flight on Safari
While on safari, we like to fly where possible. Some of the distances we travel are vast, from the Serengeti to Ruaha, from Gonerezhou to Mana Pools. Flying can save a lot of time and is also the most comfortable way to travel. Here at Kusini Safaris, we will organize these flights for you as part of the safari planning process. At each stage of your journey, everyone looking after you will know your schedule, so there is always someone to meet you at the airstrip.
Internal flights are usually in Cessna Caravans and operate like bush taxis, picking up and dropping off at various airstrips along the way. You can only bring 15 or 20 kg per person on these small planes, along with your cabin bag. Should you choose to charter a plane for your family or group, we can then make our own schedule. There is always the option to charter a private jet if you’d like to add some style and comfort.
Travel In Style
Planes are not the only way to get you up in the air on safari. Why not experience the thrill of flying in a hot air balloon above the Serengeti migration? Alternatively, you could travel between camps high above the floodwaters of the Okavango Delta. There are so many options to explore in unique ways to set you up for an incredible experience.
While we arrange internal flights to assist with your trip, we don’t book international flights for our guests. We can, of course, advise on the best routes to take and where and when you need to be. We collaborate with a concierge company that can assist you in booking flights, making the process easier and less stressful for you.
Personally, I like to work on the safari itinerary first when planning trips for my guests. During this process, I can take a look at suitable flights while we’re doing that. Then, when we have the safari ready and planned to perfection, I advise you to go ahead and book your international flights. It’s good to get the timing right so you can get the most out of your trip. We organize all the city hotels, airport transfers, and so on that you might need.
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Fly Camping, what is it and why should you do it?
Occasionally when you’re trying to organise a safari, someone might ask you whether you want to go to fly-camping. That person, probably hopelessly obsessed with safaris, will likely be very enthusiastic about the whole idea.