An aerial view of the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls or Kenya’s Chyulu Hills is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of any Great Plains safari.

Not only are the majority of our properties from Zimbabwe to Kenya to Botswana accessed by air, via “hopper” flights between the camps, booking an additional aerial experience is always a thrilling addition to a stay with us. At Mpala Jena Camp in Zambezi National Park or at any of our camps in Botswana guests can book a scenic helicopter flight to capture stunning aerial shots of Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta or the wildlife-rich banks of the Selinda Spillway.

In Botswana you can even combine your scenic helicopter flight with our Life with Elephants tour, a cultural tour of the village of Eresha developed in partnership with the local community. In the Maasai Mara enjoy a hot air balloon ride as the sunrises over the iconic East African plains or book a helicopter from ol Donyo Lodge to fully appreciate the size and scale of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Those who want an even more extensive flying experience might consider our Cape to Nairobi itinerary, taking advantage of the fully pressurized and air-conditioned Great Plains Pilatus PC-12 available for private charter or our Ultimate Flying Safari, a two-week private, fully-guided flying adventure, exploring Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe by private plane.

Our Flying Safari Camps

Xigera Safari Lodge

ol Donyo Lodge

Mara Plains

Mara Expedition

Mara Nyika

Mpala Jena

Mpala Jena Suite

Sapi Explorers Camp

Duba Explorers Camp

Selinda Camp

Selinda Suite

Selinda Explorers

Duba Plains

Duba Plains Suite

Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Dhow Suite