Helicopter & Scenic Flights

We do offer the full range of scenic flights in “Fixed Wing” Aircraft, and these can be taken at any time… However as virtually all of you will be already taking a scenic flight into your lodge or mobile tented safari, here we are going to concentrate on Helicopter trips as they are separate and unique… and pretty exciting.

Browse our Helicopter offerings

The doors to the helicopter will be taken off in order for you to get the best possible view and not shoot through a window.

Dont worry… you are strapped in.

Our scenic/ photography flights are a not to miss opportunity. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango region.

Uninhabited and wild areas of the Okavango Delta. Scenic flights are conducted any time of day, with keen photographers usually preferring the early morning or late afternoon. While some guests prefer flying during the siesta period in order to not miss other camp activities.

For those looking to skip the long road to your next destination, then a private helicopter transfer will be is right up your alley.
A helicopter transfer is a more exclusive option as well as a chance to make your transfers an unforgettable highlight of your safari experience. The flight is smooth, quick, and has the added bonus of being able to land virtually anywhere.

We can offer you private helicopter transfers from Maun to all camps and lodges around the Okavango region, as well as inter-camp transfers. This is normally done witrh fixed wing aircraft, bust its always special in a helicopter.

For group transfers, we utilise multiple helicopters which depart and arrive together so as to not split up groups. This often adds even more excitement to the journey.

VILLAGE TOURS:

For those looking for a cultural experience in Botswana, we make some of the most remote villages in the Okavango Delta accessible. The excursion, which lasts approximately two hours, begins with guests being picked up from their camp for a scenic flight to the village to which we have been invited. The tour is led by a local guide who explains aspects of village life such as architecture, religious beliefs, hunting, and fishing. There is also the opportunity to meet local crafts-people.

TSODILO HILLS TOURS:

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, firstly from the air and then by foot. This half-day trip includes a flight to Tsodilo Hills with a professional San guide who will explain the fascinating artwork found here, presenting a side to Botswana few travellers get to experience. The hike can be demanding, but the hills have an air and allure that is difficult to describe; perhaps they possess a draw that appeals to something within us all.

CHAMPAGNE STOPS:

For an even more unforgettable experience, you can add a champagne stop onto any flight with Safari Lifestyles

We’ll land on a remote spot for a few minutes to enjoy some French champagne

There is nothing quite like seeing the extraordinary wildlife of Botswana from the air…. especially if you stop and hover over it.

 

Want a good view?

Its possible to guarantee window seats for up to 5 passengers depending on the aircraft and doors can be removed for scenic flights. All flights are private, it’s you and your pilot!

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