Every Afriqueen adventure Safari programme is guaranteed to depart as scheduled, regardless of group size. once your departure date has been confirmed and we have received your deposit, you can rest assured that your safari will take place. We pride ourselves on making, and keeping, this promise to our travelers.
In our flying Safari programmes, we have include timesaving flights, eliminating many hours of driving, while at the same time providing thrilling aerial views of the panoramic terrain below.
And imagine all those extra hours gained to relax and enjoying the splendor of the bush! Moreover, flying across the African landscape is a singular pleasure. When one imagines taking to the sky over the savannahs, romantic images of old Africa come to mind—dashing pilots soaring above mountains, rivers and valleys, the big herds below and a wide expanse of brilliant sky above.
It’s a breathtaking image and an accurate depiction of the experience even today.
We mostly fly De Havilland Dash 7 built by Boeing Canada, which as an impressive feature — STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) capability which allows it to be operated into short and rough airstrips common to Africa. It takes a capacity of 50 Passengers and has 4 engines.
The De Havilland Twin Otter 300 built by De Havilland Canada also are very ideal for the short and often rough airstrips of Africa. (If required, the Otter can actually land and take-off in distances as short as 200m!)
It is un-pressurized and therefore limited to cruise altitudes of below 12,000 feet above sea-level. It takes a capacity of 18 Passengers and has 4 engines.