What makes a Fly-in safari so special?

The appeal of a fly-in safari in Africa not only lies in the ability to travel in style, save time and get from a vibrant, thrumming city to the heart of the African savannah in a heartbeat. You also get to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the continent to give you a little taste of what's to come! 

Enjoying a fly-in safari to any abundant safari destination results in game-viewing from a whole new perspective, with the aircraft often swooping low so that you can spot wildlife. Not to mention, using a plane means that you can get to some of the most remote and untouched corners of Africa, where crowds are small (if not non-existent), and the game is plentiful.  

The highlights of a fly-in safari

  • You save time travelling from one destination to the next

  • With a fly-in safari, you get to see a different perspective of Africa

  • Bird's-eye view of landscapes and well-known landmarks

  • Travel in style and skip the bumpy 4x4 rides

  • You can fit in more stops on your itinerary 

  • A jet safari adds a layer of luxury and thrill

  • You can familiarise yourself with the destination you're about to explore

What are the best fly-in safari destinations in Africa? 

Fly-in safaris in Africa are popular for a reason, especially for those far-flung and remote destinations like NamibiaBotswana and East Africa. Here are some of the best destinations for a fly-in safari to really elevate your experience (literally!).  


A fly-in safari in Namibia just makes sense. As one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth with untamed landscapes, a fly-in safari helps you skip long, bumpy rides. It also saves you a lot of time travelling between destinations. Some areas are also best viewed from the sky, for example, the Skeleton Coast. A shipwreck graveyard and where the ocean meets desert, it's a must-see on your trip to Namibia! 


Botswana's best safari destinations are known for being difficult to reach. Well, unless you book a fly-in safari in Botswana, of course! With destinations like the world's largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta, flying straight to your lodge and admiring the watery web with plenty of wildlife is a safari dream. Plus, it's often the only way to get around, so it's a no-brainer.


East Africa's wide-open landscapes and blue sky as far as the eye can see make you feel tiny in comparison. And Kenya is one of its safari crown jewels, luring guests from across the world. And since its Maasai Mara National Reserve is also host to part of the annual Great Migration, a fly-in safari in Kenya means you can see the millions of wildlife traversing the plains from above!


Ah, the Serengeti. Another spectacular setting for the annual Great Migration and a thriving wildlife paradise. Seeing these volcanic grasslands, forests, outcrops and rivers snaking in between from the sky is breathtaking enough. But add to it the millions of animals calling it home, and a fly-in safari in Tanzania will leave you giddy with joy and breathless with wonder!

Kruger National Park

A fly-in safari in Kruger National Park lets you skip straight to the good part! In other words, it allows you to fly right to your luxury lodge in a private game reserve like Sabi Sand. It's the most exclusive way to travel in this Big 5 safari mecca and means you don't have to deal with the crowds of other eager guests visiting this world-famous destination. 

Tailor-make your flying safari experience with Rhino Africa

Travelling through Africa is one of life's greatest highlights. Just ask any of the over 150,000 delighted guests we've welcomed to our continent! And if you don't want to settle for anything but the very best experiences while you're on African soil, you've come to the right place! 

As the World's Best Safari Company, we specialise in tailor-made safaris. This means that each safari is unique and matches your preferences and wish list. Our Travel Experts have also travelled all over Africa to find the very best there is so that they can give you their insights and make your safari absolutely flawless. There's no better way to experience our home than a fly-in safari in Africa. Contact our Travel Experts today, and let's start planning!

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