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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 Embraer jetliner aircraft.
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Simon Tunstall - travelled Nov 2019
If you’re anything like me, you may be overwhelmed when beginning your Safari planning. Look no further than Okavango Explorations. They were an enormous help, patiently answering my litany of questions and putting together an incredible itinerary within our parameters. She was always available by email and phone and spent the time to get to know our needs.
Drew Simon 2019
Okavango Delta Explorations was an excellent choice. They heard in long telefon calls my wishes and expectations very well and gave me perfect advice on tours and camps/lodges. They are very experienced experts of the region, who know exactly where to send you according to your expectations . The organzation was absolutly perfect. There is nothing to improve. We had a very special and wonderful time.
Kerstin Schonherr – travelled Nov 2019
The whole trip was perfect! Louise made recommendations to us that were all spot on perfect. The recommendations provided were detailed and really brought things to life for us so that we could make the best choices - the guidance we received was first rate. We thoroughly enjoyed the three places we visited and the whole experience was very smooth. Thank you so much! We will be back and would highly recommend.
Kathryn Dyer - travelled 2019
An absolutely superb trip, and this is entirely down to Okavango Delta Explorations.
Louise carefully listened to what we wanted to get from the trip, and despite my work schedule patiently kept me informed of all developments in our honeymoon and planned everything. I can't fault Louise or the company's approach to organising this trip. No question or request was too much and everything was planned perfectly. We will definitely be returning and using the company again.
Johnathan Manners -July 2019
I have received excellent recommendations for the two camps selected at Okavanko Delta and Moreni Reserve. Outstanding locations, camps and wildlife. Very professional and knowledgeable guides. Very professional and friendly staff attentive to specific needs of guests. Excellent food and organization for meals either at the camps or in the wild. Thank you.
Charles Morin 2019
We were looking for an authentic family safari, something special for our children to remember forever- without breaking the bank! They listened to what we were looking for and patiently worked with us to plan the perfect trip, attentive to every little detail and answering all our anxious questions! And we had the holiday of a lifetime! Their expert knowledge and passion for Botswana is clear. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to visit Botswana. Thank you!!
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Carla Peek 2019
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