July 4 – 16, 2024
SA, NAM, ZIMB
9,285.00
Per person sharing

Air Safari Tour: South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe July 4 – July 16, 2024

This 12-day self-fly safari trip starts with a flight from Johannesburg to Limpopo Lipadi Private Game Reserve in Botswana. This tour includes not only game viewing in Botswana, but will bring you to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the Okavango Delta – Moremi – Chobe National Park wilderness as well with a 4×4 safari in the wilderness over there. We will also visit the world famous Victoria Falls in Botswana.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Classic Safari at Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game Reserve in Botswana;
  • Flying through Africa, Botswana and over the Victoria Falls;
  • 4×4 safari in Moremi Game Reserve: the ultimate safari experience;
  • Visit to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and game watching in Chobe National Park

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.





Air Safari Tour: South-Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe July 4 -16th 2024

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TRIP START/END LOCATION Johannesburg, South Africa.
DEPARTURE DATE/TIME Please arrive latest on July 4, 2024 at 16.00 hours.
RETURN DATE/TIME The tour ends on July 16, 2024 in Johannesburg.
SELF-FLY OPTION* Total flying distance: 1350 NM | Approximate total flying time: 13:30 hours (C172), 10:30 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 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. 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 a luxury safari lodge in Botswana, a nice luxury hotel in Kasane,but also in proper but sober guestrooms in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, as well as in safari tents on stretcher beds or in roof-top tents when we go drive into Moremi Game Reserve with 4x4 vehicles. In Botswana you will be sleeping one night out in the salt pans under the sky in the open air around a camp fire (weather permitting) or alternatively in a sober, primitive nearby guesthouse.
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
12-day full-board Lodging Safaris and game drives*
All basic drinks and meals are included* CO2 compensated local flights
Airport pickup from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport on arrival Airport Drop off at 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., visiting the falls at Victoria Falls which is optional.
NOT INCLUDED
Aircraft Rental and Fuel costs Aircraft Landing and Permit Fees
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.

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Air Safari Tour: South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe July 4 – July 16, 2024
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