April 5 – April 24, 2025
SA, NAM, BOTSW, ZIMB
12,785.00
Per person sharing

Air Safari Tour: Cape Town, Namibia & Botswana April 5 – 24nd, 2025

This almost 3-week long self-fly safari trip starts with in Cape Town where we will visit its highlights such as Table Mountain but where we also will taste wines at some of the famous wineries in and around Stellenbosch. From Cape Town we will be flying up north to Namibia to visit the Fish River Canyon, the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the lost town of Kolmanskop, to Windhoek and the small strip of land called the Caprivi strip just north of Botswana to fly southbound again for a safari in Botswana before heading back to Johannesburg.

Price all-in per person based on room sharing, excluding aircraft rental, landing fees, clearances and fuel/avgas costs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cape Town and the Stellenbosch wineries
  • Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  • Sossusvlei sand dunes in Namibia
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Safari at the Chobe River front at the border between Namibia and Botswana
  • Safari at Limpopo Lipadi Private Game Reserve, Botswana

If you have an EASA or FAA pilot license, we will assist you in getting your pilot license converted to a South African validated PPL license. The validation process is straightforward and includes mostly paperwork, one theory exam in South African Air law and a check ride with a local flight instructor once you arrive in South Africa. In addition, we will find you a suitable aircraft to rent for this trip. We can also arrange a safety pilot to come with you, but if you know how to fly your aircraft at home, there will be no problem in doing the same in Africa. We will be flying along as well in a support aircraft and will give a full flight and weather briefing each morning. We are there to make the whole process as hassle-free as possible.

If you do not have a pilot license, you can fly along as passenger.





Air Safari Tour: Cape Town, Namibia & Botswana April 2025

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TRIP START/END LOCATION Johannesburg, South Africa.
DEPARTURE DATE/TIME Please arrive latest on April 5, 2025 at 16.00 hours.
RETURN DATE/TIME The tour ends on April 24, 2025, after arriving back at Lanseria (FALA) in the Johannesburg area. Please note that the end location is in Johannesburg and not in Cape Town.
SELF-FLY OPTION* Total flying distance: 2965 NM | Approximate total flying time: 27:00 hours (C172), 25:30 hours (C182/C206) | Flying time needed for check ride with South African instructor including overland: approx. 2:00 - 2:30 hrs. All aircraft owners charge block times from off-blocks to on-blocks.
GROUP SIZE This tour is limited to a maximum of 5-6 participating aircraft or 10-15 participants, excluding the support aircraft with the guides coming along on the tour.
WEAR Comfortable clothing suitable for safari and travel. Informal dinner attire for first few dinner nights in the Johannesburg area and in Cape Town. Good walking shoes if you want to participate in guided bush walks. Bring a hat or cap to protect against the sun.
ACCOMMODATION We will be staying in luxury safari lodges as well as in a luxury tented safari camp. At Potloodspruit you will be sleeping in a tented camp on high-quality stretcher beds with proper linen and blankets, which allows you to experience the real African bush.
GUIDES At least 2 guides will be embedded and coming along on this tour in their own support aircraft. The guides have extensive knowledge of the African bush and are both bush pilots with experience of flying in Africa. Most of the lodges have their own professional field guides with local knowledge who will join us on the game drives.  You will have the best possible people around you to answer any questions that you may have.
PACKAGE TRIP Yes, lodging and associated lodge safaris and all the basic food and drinks are included. No flights, other air transportation or optional activities, extra drinks or special wines are a part of the offer. Aircraft rental, aviation fuel, aircraft overflight and landing permits/fees are not included.
TERMS Our Terms & Conditions as found here and are applicable to this Tour offer.
INCLUDED
19-day full-board Lodging Safaris and game drives*
All basic drinks and meals are included* CO2 compensated local flights
Airport pickup from Cape Town International airport on arrival Airport Drop off to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport on departure
Guaranteed departure Safari guides and support aircraft.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES* J-Burg, Soweto  & Apartheid Museum Day Tour before or after the tour, €65,00 p.p.
NOT INCLUDED
Aircraft Rental and Fuel Costs Aircraft Landing and Permit Costs
Pilot Check Ride Visa costs

*Safaris, Game Drives and Guided Bush Walks are normally a part of the lodging arrangement in Africa and as such included in the price. The accommodation is offered full-board including the meals and a first drink at dinner.. Extra drinks, room service orders, exclusive champagnes, wines and spirits are excluded from the all-in price. The options (optional activities offered) are not a part of our tour offer price, nor are they a mandatory element of our tour. The options are available but have to be paid to the local operator offering the specific activity by credit card or in cash in Rand or US$. As for aircraft rentals, we provide you with the needed information about the aircraft owner willing to rent out their South African registered aircraft to you, so that you can arrange a direct rental agreement with them, or you rent an aircraft directly through us. If you wish to rent directly from another aircraft owner, it is to be approved by us first. We will make the arrangement for the pilot license validation and assist you in the validation of your EASA or FAA pilot license into a South African validated license. If you don't have a South African (foreign based) pilot license yet, you need to allow for an extra 3-5 working days prior to the start of the tour to allow you to do the air law theory exam, the check ride, the South African CAA to process and issue your license and to pick up your rental aircraft.

All the information on how to get your foreign-based South African pilot license and what to expect on aircraft rental prices and fuel prices can be found on the info-page on our website: https://www.africanflyingadventures.com/african-flying-safaris/

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Air Safari Tour: Cape Town, Namibia & Botswana April 5 – 24nd, 2025
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