Getting to Botswana
Getting into Botswana is generally by air, with international travellers flying first into O.R. Tambo Airport in South Africa before transferring into Botswana. There are flights between Johannesburg and Maun, gateway to the Okavango and our camps, as well as to Gaborone and Kasane. There are also flights from other African airports should you be transferring internally. Aside from being the main access point to the wilderness areas of northern Botswana, Maun is also our national operational base and the hub for Wilderness Air, our own “bush airline.”
Regular flights from Johannesburg to Maun can be booked with Airlink and Air Botswana.
Wilderness Air – Connecting you to the Wilderness
Wilderness Air is a key element of your safari experience, flying you between remote bush camps and then back to centres like Maun, Kasane or Livingstone for onward connections. The service is more than a simple connection however; rather, the aerial transfers between camps allow a totally different impression and appreciation of the country below – from the densely matted papyrus flanked waterways of the Okavango Delta and their secretive sitatunga inhabitants, to the majestic grandeur and scale of Victoria Falls.
Benefits of Wilderness Air
In operation since 1991, and with an impeccable safety record, Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and the regional hubs and also a private charter service using a varied fleet of light aircraft. These aircraft are perfectly suited to operating in remote bush conditions and include the Cessna 206, the Cessna 210 and the Cessna 208B (Grand Caravan). Wilderness Air is owned and operated by Wilderness Safaris.
Generally, one can self-drive into Botswana, however few of our camps are accessible by road. Most of our self-drive guests will need to drive to Maun International Airport and fly onwards to our camps.