An exciting element of your Botswana safari is getting around. Desert & Delta Safaris’ lodges and camps are located, for the most part, in remote areas and our travellers are linked from one camp to the other by means of light aircraft. Ensuring the crucial links from the hubs of Maun and Kasane to our network of lodges and camps is performed with ease; we offer a fully integrated air charter service, operated by our sister company, Safari Air. Established in 1989, Safari Air has a proven safety record in the destination. Safari Air operates a fleet of aircraft in Botswana which include single-engine Gippsland Aeronautics Airvan GA8, Cessna Grand Caravan C208B, Cessna Caravan C208A, as well as the only Quest Kodiak 100 in Botswana.
All of our properties are in close proximity to airfields and some of our lodges have their own private airstrips. Unless a private charter is requested and booked as such, your flight transfers have been booked on a ‘seat on plane’ basis. Flight times are arranged according to each day's requirements to fit in with activities and the movements of all our travellers on any given day. Therefore, aircraft and the day’s scheduling may pick up and drop off other guests en route to your destination. Times will vary from day to day and will be communicated to you the afternoon before departure. Flights to Kasane for the Chobe lodges and for Victoria Falls/Livingstone depart early to meet the scheduled road transfers; so early morning activities for guests departing on these flights could be curtailed. Should you wish, private charters can be arranged, in which case you will be the only guests in the plane and you may specify your departure times. We are happy to quote separately for private charters.
Luggage is restricted to 20 kg per person on Safari Air flights. This 20 kg includes both hand luggage and travel luggage. Bags should be soft sided, flexible bags. Bags with a solid frame do not constitute ‘soft bags’. Bags MUST be completely flexible to facilitate being stowed in the ‘belly pod’ luggage compartment of the light inter-camp transfer aircraft. By not adhering to these luggage requirements, travellers stand to cause delays and incur additional costs to themselves.