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Ultimate Tailor-Made Air Safari Across Africa

Experience the panoply of Africa in style. From epic game drives in the Okavango Delta, floating on the Chobe River on your own houseboat, the unique landscapes of the South Luangwa, a stylish lodge on the shores of Lake Malawi, a unique bush camp in Ruaha, and bush walks in the Selous, to just relaxing in comfort throughout your journey.

Countries included:            Zambia or Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Tanzania (Kenya optional)

Start:                                  Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia

Finish:                                Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania or Nairobi, Kenya

* This is a fully guided all-inclusive flying safari tour

Our pioneering off the beaten track 13-day journey through the heart of Africa is an example of private tailor-made itinerary that visits extraordinary locations and cultures in Zambia, Botswana, Malawi and Tanzania.

Our professionally guided luxury air safaris, with your own aircraft, pilot and professional guide, at your disposal, allow the freedom and flexibility to create your own customized itinerary for family and friends. To cross borders hassle-free and to travel seamlessly between your chosen destinations.

Start in either Livingstone, Zambia or at the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and finish in either Dar Es Salaam or Nairobi. Whichever you choose, our exclusive journeys will open up a world of discovery and undoubtedly be a once in a lifetime experience.

This Ultimate across Africa northbound, starts either in Livingstone, Zambia or the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (your choice) and finishes in either Dar Es Salaam or Nairobi (your choice). Whether exploring on game drives, appreciating the unique landscapes, enjoying activities at the stylish lodges, camps or houseboat, or just relax in comfort as Africa unfolds its secrets before you.

Safari Highlights

Flying over some of Africas most unique and beautiful locations in an Executively configured Cessna Grand Caravan with executive seating and headsets for your professional guide to talk you through the experience

* Scenic flight along the Chobe River, Botswana

* Watch wildlife closeby from your houseboat as you float along the Chobe river

* Scenic Flight flight of Angels over Victoria Falls, the worlds largest sheet of falling water before flying along the mighty Zambezi River and into South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

* Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi at one of the top 10 voted, most romantic places in the world

* Scenic Flight along the shores of lake Malawi heading north into Tanzania and the Ruaha National Park

* Ruaha National Park’s wide range of physical features from the Great Rift Valley, river systems, natural springs, wetlands, hot water springs, and kopjes to the diverse wildlife including the rare Greater Kudu, the lesser kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes, wild dog and one of the largest concentrations of elephants of any national park in Africa.

* Scenic flight over Ruaha National Park, low over the Great Rufiji River and the Selous Game Reserve

* Experience Selous Game reserve one of the largest faunal reserves in the world totalling 54,600 km2. This park offers one of Africas most truly unique and special wildlife experiences

* Enjoy game viewing by boat in the Rufiji river as you watch the animals come for their evening drink


Day 1:  Start Livingstone - Okavango Delta - Duba Plains Camp

Day 2:  Okavango Delta - Duba Plains Camp

Day 3:  Chobe River - Chobe Princess Houseboat

Day 4:  Chobe River - Chobe Princess Houseboat

Day 5:  South Luangwa National Park - Tafika Camp

Day 6:  South Luangwa National Park - Tafika Camp

Day 7:  Lake Malawi - Kaya Mawa

Day 8:  Ruaha National Park - Kigelia Ruaha Camp

Day 9:  Ruaha National Park - Kigelia Ruaha Camp

Day 10-12: Selous Game Reserve - Sand River Selous

Day 13: End of safari - Dar es Salaam Airport or Nairobi airport

Itinerary is an example of what is possible within a certain time frame.

Sequences of destinations and properties may be changed

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Scenic Air

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100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

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