There are a number of air charter operators that service the Okavango Delta, mostly operating out of Maun. Transport within the Okavango Delta is primarily by light aircraft primarily single engine aeroplanes. Helicopter services are also available. Some of the major operators are:
Major Blue Air, based in northern Botswana, mostly flies over the Okavango Delta and the surrounding areas including Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. Services provided include camp and inter-camp transfers, scenic flights over the Okavango Delta, aerial photography and filming, private / business charter work and medical evacuations.
Delta Air is a Maun-based air charter company with a fleet of seven single and twin-engined aircraft. Delta Air offers a personal and business service and provides scenic flights over the Okavango, medevac and casevac, aerial survey, aerial photography, lodge and camp transfers, cargo, search & rescue.
Mack Air operates from Maun International Airport in northern Botswana. A fixed-wing and helicopter charter company operating their services include, aerial photography and videography, game lodge and camp transfers, medical evacuations as and when needed, private and business charter, scenic flights over the Okavango, supply runs to and from game lodges.
With a fleet that enables them to schedule the appropriate aircraft type for various tasks. Based in Maun, Mack Air flys throughout Botswana and neighbouring countries including Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Vilanculos and Windhoek.
Wilderness Air (previously Sefofane Air Charters) began operating 20 years ago with one aircraft based Botswana servicing two camps in the Delta. Today Wilderness Air is based in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Operating over 50 aircraft through the regions and flying over 2.7 million hectares of Wilderness conservation land and more. No other single charter in Southern Africa is able to offer this diversity in aircraft location.
Established in 2005, Kavango Air is based in Maun and is well positioned to offer camp transfers to the camps and lodges of the Okavango Delta and the surrounding areas as well as scenic flights. Kavango Air can also offer flights to further afield safari destinations throughout southern Africa as well as medical evacuations.
Air Botswana is Botswana’s national airline. It flys various local and regional routes, including Maun – Johannesburg, with its fleet of ATR 72-500, ATR 42-500 and BAe 146. It also hires in aircraft from mainly South African operators.