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

Not only are the majority of our properties from Zimbabwe, Kenya to Botswana accessed by air or via “hopper” air transfers between the camps, but booking an additional flying safari 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, for example.

In Botswana, you can upgrade your air transfers included in our nightly rates with scenic helicopter air transfers. In Kenya’s 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 Mount Kilimanjaro.

Those guests who want an even more extensive flying experience should consider our Cape to Nairobi itinerary. Take advantage of the fully pressurised and air-conditioned Great Plains Pilatus PC-12 available for private charter or our Ultimate Flying Safari. This two-week private, fully-guided flying adventure explores Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe by private plane. The benefits of considering a private charter when on safari in Africa are numerous. You often get to fly point to point, flying outside of the times that other folks are being transferred. This means you have a richer and deeper experience on your travels whilst maximising time spent on what you truly want – safari time!

Our Flying Safari Camps

Sitatunga Private Island Suite

Sitatunga Private Island Camp

ol Donyo Lodge

The Jahazi Suite at Mara Plains

Luxury Kenya Safari

Mara Plains Camp

The Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika

Mara Nyika Camp

Mara Toto Camp

Lounge exterior Mara Expedition camp

Mara Expedition Camp

Great Plains Tembo Plains Camp Guest suite deck

Tembo Plains Camp

Mpala Jena

Duba Explorers Camp

Selinda Camp

Selinda Suite

Okavango Explorers Camp

Selinda Explorers Camp

Duba Plains Camp Guest Suite Sunset

Duba Plains Camp

Duba Plains Suite

Zarafa Camp

The Dhow Suite at Zarafa