Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Wilderness Air – Service and Safety

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Wilderness Air has been connecting our guests to the wilderness for more than 30 years. Transporting you to, from, and between our destinations and delivering one of your journey’s greatest thrills. Flying in a small plane over spectacular landscapes, with wildlife thundering or gathering below, astounds. With a stellar reputation for safety, comfort, and guest service, Wilderness Air seamlessly enhances your safari and seriously dials up the adventure.


Launching in 1991 as Sefofane, initially the company operated just one aircraft based in Botswana, servicing two camps in the Okavango Delta. Today, it has additional bases in Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, operating 29 light aircraft and flying around 70 daily connections. Its highly trained team of passionate, professional pilots has flown the company to the forefront of its niche: air transport to remote ecotourism destinations.


More than just a connection, Wilderness Air flies carefully orchestrated circuits, allowing you, for instance, a morning’s dreamy mokoro ride in the Delta followed by a dramatic afternoon game drive in Zimbabwe’s Hwange or Zambia’s Kafue National Park. By optimising each aircraft’s movements, Wilderness Air reduces your waiting time for connecting flights, as well as its carbon footprint.


Safety is paramount. Since its inception, Wilderness Air has kept abreast of the latest safety standards, continually testing and implementing them. The Cessna Grand Caravan C208B, comprising a large part of the fleet, has an excellent safety record. Airstrips are diligently maintained, and both pilots and guides are trained to deal with any wildlife incursions on the airstrip, making sure that take-offs and landings are safe – for animals and guests alike.


Wilderness Air’s impeccable service starts from the moment you land. Upon your arrival in your destination country – on an international flight, inter-camp connecting flight, or transfer – the Wilderness Air team is on hand to ensure a smooth transition. Their exclusive airport lounges, stocked with beverages, snacks, and engaging reading material, provide a sanctuary where you can relax, refresh, and prepare for the next stage of your incredible journey. Flying with peace of mind and exhilaration.

Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.