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Across Africa Flying Safari

An exhilarating safari across the untouched wildernesses of Africa, from the Okavango Delta in Botswana to Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, travelling aboard an executive Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. Witness the stunning landscapes and distinctive wildlife of Africa by air, while staying in some of the region's most luxurious camps.

Duration 13 days
Price From $31,948
When Year Round
Destination Trans Africa

Safari Overview

Travelling in style and comfort aboard a luxurious Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, discover some of the most breathtaking, remote and wildlife-rich regions in Africa. Starting in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, journey through the heart of this diverse continent to Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, staying in luxury camps, lodges and houseboats in the best areas for wildlife. The vast savannah grasslands are often best viewed from the air, but you will also explore in-depth on game drives, walking and boat safaris as you search for the ‘big five’ and other wildlife. From sunset cruises along the Chobe River to romantic island resorts in the middle of Lake Malawi, this unforgettable experience gives you the chance to see Africa from a completely different perspective.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Flying over some of Africa’s most unique and beautiful locations with fantastic viewing from your Cessna Grand Caravan, equipped with executive seating and a headset for your guide to talk you through the experience.
  • Watching wildlife from your houseboat as you float along the Chobe River.
  • Scenic fight over Victoria Falls, the world’s largest sheet of falling water, before flying along the Zambezi River and into South Luangwa National Park.
  • Relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi.
  • Exploring Ruaha National Park with the incredible landscape it offers, from the Great Rift Valley to the hot water springs.
  • Experiencing Selous Game Reserve with the park offering one of Africa’s most truly unique wildlife experiences.

A unique opportunity to access the more remote areas of Africa, from the diverse Ruaha National Park to the shores of Likoma Island.

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Day by day

Day 1

Kasane – Okavango Delta

This morning after breakfast you will transfer to Kasane to clear customs. You will then fly low along the magnificent Chobe River before entering the Okavango Delta. By air is a fantastic way to travel as you see the wetlands of the Okavango Delta and its giraffe and elephants wandering below. You will have the rest of the day to enjoy this reserve. Activities include day and night drives, mokoro excursions, guided walks, fishing, motorboats and sunset cruises.

Overnight: Duba Plains Camp L, D

Day 2

Okavango Delta

Encapsulating the heart of wild Africa with its evocative scenes of wildlife and natural beauty, a journey into the untouched Okavango Delta is one of jaw-dropping big game viewing, peace and tranquillity. The Okavango Delta is one of the best places on earth for game viewing and with very few visitors, you'll feel like you're one of the earliest explorers as you head out with your naturalist guide, whether by vehicle tracking the big predators or gliding through the waterways in a mokoro, or even on foot!

Overnight: Duba Plains Camp B, L, D

Day 3

Okavango Delta - Chobe National Park

This morning after breakfast and a morning game drive you will fly via Kasane to Victoria Falls where you will transfer to your houseboat. At the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers lies Impalila Island, which is the meeting point of four African countries: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The phenomenon is the only one of its kind in the world and it is within this unique geographic area that the Chobe Princess operates. In the afternoon you will have time for a game drive or sunset cruise.

Overnight: Chobe Princesses B, L, D

Day 4

Chobe National Park

With a permanent water source in the form of the Chobe River, Chobe National Park is big game country. From June to November it is inundated with some of the largest buffalo and elephant herds on the African continent, with migratory herds coming from as far away as Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. This is truly a wildlife experience not to be missed and it all takes place in the amazing setting of the Chobe Riverfront. Boat and sundowner cruises here add a different dimension to your experience, as you glide past gigantic Nile crocodiles, African fish eagles, monitor lizards and thirsty elephants. You will spend the morning and afternoon in Chobe National Park on game drives and boat cruises, as well as village trips and guided bush walks.

Overnight: Chobe Princesses B, L, D

Day 5

Chobe National Park - South Luangwa National Park

This morning after breakfast you will fly north through Lusaka and on into South Luangwa National Park in eastern Zambia. South Luangwa is known to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa. On arrival in South Luangwa you will be transferred to your camp where you will enjoy lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Overnight: Tafika Camp B, L, D

Day 6

South Luangwa National Park

Spend a full day on walking safaris and game drives around this area of South Luangwa National Park. There are several lagoons near the camp which are teeming with wildlife! Walking safaris are a fantastic way of seeing the bush – the expert guides will walk with you through some of the most wild and untouched wilderness in Zambia, where you may be able to spot elephants drinking from the lagoons. The evenings are spent enjoying a sundowner by the river or sitting around the camp sharing your adventures with the other guests. Walking safaris in the Luangwa Valley are one of the most exciting ways to explore and appreciate this unique ecosystem, allowing you to get up close and personal to the wildlife.

Overnight: Tafika Camp B, L, D

Day 7

South Luangwa National Park - Lake Malawi

This morning after breakfast you will fly north to Likoma Island, set in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi. Likoma Island is found towards the northeastern park of Lake Malawi and baobabs are a common feature of the landscape. The population of over 5,000 people is scattered throughout small villages on the island. Upon arrival you will be taken to your accommodation where you will have a chance to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Overnight: Kaya Mawa B, L, D

Day 8

Lake Malawi - Ruaha National Park

Today you will depart Likoma Island and fly north along the shores of Lake Malawi before crossing into Tanzania and flying into Ruaha National Park, Tanzania's largest national park at 22,226 square kilometres. Nowhere else in Tanzania can rival the biodiversity of Ruaha. Elephants in huge numbers are a common sight, alongside large herds of giraffe, zebra and impala. Ruaha also has an abundance of predators and a very healthy lion population. On arrival in Ruaha you will be transferred to your camp where you will enjoy lunch before an afternoon game drive.

Overnight: Kigelia Ruaha B, L, D

Day 9

Ruaha National Park

Enjoy your full day in Ruaha with a morning walk (supplement payable at camp) plus game drives that will take you into the park's most remote area, with all the regular animals such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, crocodile, lion and leopard. Ruaha is an ecological convergence for northern and southern species of mammal and is also one of the few areas where both greater and lesser kudu can be seen. Game drives in Ruaha are unique and cater for the safari connoisseur, a most exclusive and rewarding safari experience. Alternatively, feel free to sit back and relax at camp or by the pool and take in the true wilderness of your surroundings.

Overnight: Kigelia Ruaha B, L, D

Day 10

Ruaha National Park - Selous Game Reserve

After your game drive and breakfast, you will transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival you will be met and driven to your camp. Spend the afternoon enjoying a game drive, walk or boat cruise in this wildlife-rich area. In the evening enjoy sundowners overlooking the bush.

Overnight: Sand Rivers B, L, D

Days 11-12

Selous Game Reserve

Selous is a true wilderness reserve with big game everywhere! During the next few days you are free to explore this wilderness area on shared excursions in a variety of ways. You may wish to start your day by enjoying an early-morning game walk out into one of Africa's largest wilderness areas, learning about the complex ecosystem of Selous and experiencing the thrill and contentment of being at the heart of nature. You can discover the game in the surrounding areas from your seat in an open-sided vehicle, on a comfortable and privileged journey through the wild African bush. Selous is the best place in Tanzania to see painted dogs, which are highly endangered. Other wildlife includes lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, kudu, impala, hippo, crocodile and hundreds of different bird species. You may wish to take a boat cruise following the course of the mighty Rufiji River, weaving amongst the pods of hippo.

Overnight: Sand Rivers B, L, D

Day 13

Selous Game Reserve - Dar es Salaam - Depart

This morning you will enjoy a final game drive and breakfast. You will be driven back to the airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival you will transfer to international departures for your onward flight home. Please note that it is also possible to depart from Nairobi.

Trip Details

trip price

The price of this safari is based on a party of 4, from £1,920 per person per day.


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