Private air charter in Africa can offer several benefits, particularly in a region known for vast landscapes, diverse terrains, and sometimes limited infrastructure
Your journey may include sectors where Scheduled Light Aircraft Shared Flights are included. These scenic flights are the best and shortest way to reach the remote areas where lodges and camps are located and are a safari adventure in itself. The flights are operated in small planes with seating ranging from 6 to 9 people per plane. These are typically single-engine turbo-prop planes.
Scheduled Flights, which are shared with other holiday-makers, are scheduled at set times and will stop at a number of airstrips to let off guests or take more guests onboard. This means that several stops (called hops) may be made before you finally get to your lodge. The exact number of hops depends on how busy the airline is but can be up to 4.
If you wish to reach a remote area in the shortest space of time spent in transit, you have the option of a Private Charter, which will mean your plane will fly directly to your destination (barring a fuel stop if your route is long) and will also be able to depart at times based on your schedule. You will travel in greater comfort, have a larger luggage allowance and avoid any hops.
Private air charter in Africa can offer several benefits, particularly in a region known for vast landscapes, diverse terrains, and sometimes limited infrastructure. The decision to opt for a private charter depends on factors such as budget, travel requirements, and the specific needs of the passengers.