Flying Safaris involve flying by light aircraft to various safari lodges, exploring different regions of a country or countries. This is truly one of the best ways to go on safari. Your safari literally begins when you take off, as your light aircraft will usually fly at a low altitude enabling you to gaze over the vast plains of African Wilderness with the possibility of sighting an array of wild animals.
A typical Flying Safari involves spending a night or two in each camp or lodge before flying to the next destination. As different regions in Southern & East Africa tend to be diverse, this type of safari allows the traveller to have a more complete experience of the country’s wildlife areas.
Flying Safaris allow you more flexibility to experience different destinations over a short period of time and the “bird’s eye view” from the plane as you gaze over Africa’s magnificent scenery can be simply stunning, making the flying safari the ultimate African Safari option.
Helicopter safaris offer the ultimate aerial views of African landscapes and wildlife. A helicopter's versatility and maneuverability make it particularly ideal for serious photographers striving to capture safari images with unique and compelling perspectives, but even non-photographers will appreciate the amount of ground that can be covered, and the volumes of wildlife seen in a relatively short period of time - 15 minutes in a helicopter is approximately equivalent in scope to a full morning game-drive.
Helicopters can fly lower and slower than fixed winged aircraft. They can hover, change direction with consummate ease, and they have significantly larger windows providing panoramic views (and doors that can sometimes be removed). Helicopters are eminently more controllable than hot air balloons, more sophisticated than microlights, and altogether the ultimate aerial safari vehicle.