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Accessing the Okavango Delta
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.
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 flies throughout Botswana and neighbouring countries including Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Vilanculos and Windhoek.
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.
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.
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.
Kalahari Air Services
Based in Gaborone, Kalahari Air Services has been operating since 1968 and is Botswana’s most experienced air charter provider. Kalahari Air Services offers charter flights throughout Southern Africa. They operate King Air 200s, Cessna C210 and can also source specialised aircraft to meet your particular needs. They also operate an air ambulance.
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.
Links both Johannesburg and Cape Town with Maun, the gateway of the Okavango Delta and is the largest independent regional airline in southern Africa utilising a fleet of Jetstream 41 aircraft, ERJ 135 jet aircraft and BAe RJ85 aircraft.
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