FAQ - Adventure & Touring

Which documents are important?...
Your passport and visa. For most of the locations in our website, nationals of the US and the EU tend to need only a passport that is valid untill 6 months after leaving the country. Please contact the embassy of the country of choice to check whether this rule applies to you or whether you will need a visa. Credit card.

In most major cities nowadays you will find ATM machines that accept all major credit cards. The best currencies to travel with to your destination are US dollars, EUR, ZAR Rands or GBP.

What destinations are covered by our services?...
Any destination on the African continent and also Indian Ocean paradise islands like Madagaskar, Seyshells, Mauritius, etc.

What is the quickest time in which a charter can be arranged?...
That is all dependent on the availability of aircrafts and how soon the payment can be made. If all is readily availble it can be arranged in two days.

Can a Safari on a lodge be arranged by us?...
Yes, of course! We have access to numerous lodges in the Kruger Park region. Bookings must be made at least 2months in advance due to the fact lodge being fully booked a few months in advance.

What airports do we operate from in South Africa?...
Homebase of operation and service of the aircraft is in the beautiful Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and in the town of Nelspruit. Our services run out of Johannesburg International, Lanseria Airport (International) and Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport. From there we can reach any destination in South Africa and the whole African continent.

Experience?...
The company has been running for the past 23 years and has been growing continously since these years. The fleets consist of over 60 aircrafts, thereof 3 Learjets, 3 Gulfstreams, 1 DC3, diverse 'workhorses' as the Cessna C-401(Turbo), 206, 208, 210 Grand Caravans, Piper Chieftains, Piper Cherokee Six, Piper Senecas and some more. Enough aircrafts for ideal training, bush pilot courses, charter activities and also diverse type conversions.

What makes us so unique?...
Our long experience in the aviation industry and the location centred in the magic border square of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mocambique and the Kingdom of Swaziland.

What's about Insurance?...
Insurance is compulsory for visitors to Africa. It is recommended that you take out a fully comprehensive policy that covers health, travel and baggage insurance.

Do I need any injections?...
For wildlife safaris, please consult your local travel medical specialist well in advance. Please also check with your health department prior to departure for any changes in health regulations.

For middle and southern Africa consult your medical specialist with regards to the following injections – cholera (currently not required for Botswana), Polio, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus booster, Typhoid, Yellow Fever (currently not required for Botswana).

- Malaria : There are many different medications. It is highly recommended that you take precautions as prescribed by your doctor, however preventative precautions are very important. Most accomodations will either have a mosquito proof “fly” or provide a mosquito net over the bed. Also insect repellents and coils are provided on safari.

- Food and water : It is very important that you drink plenty of water especially during the warmer months. A change of diet, climate and the fatigue after travelling can easily cause stomach upsets, so especially the first days it is advisable not to be too adventureous with your meals.

- Fitness: Most safaris, except the climbs of the Kilimanjaro, are not particularly strenuous, allthough they may involve walking and driving over rough terrain. It is important that you have a basic level of fitness to ensure enjoyment of your trip.

Equipment for wildlife safaris...
For every location sun glasses and head coverage are indispensable. For wildlife safari’s only we recommend the following:

Camera’s and film are not always available for purchase on your safari. Paperback reading and/or writing material (keep weight at a minimum). Personal toiletries. Pocket knife (optional). Flashlight with spare batteries. Zip-lock-style plastic bags for dry/safekeeping items. Basic repair kit: needle and thread, nylon cord, rip-stop tape. Basic medical kit : aspirins, band-aids, imodium, antiseptic-cream etc. Mosquito repellent and sun cream. Malaria protections.

Additional equipment for July and August wildlife safaris...
- Extra thick jacket (wind proof) and/or sweater
- Track suit
- Wool gloves

What can I expect?...
You are embarking on a journey in a place and amongst people whose lives are very different from your own. Many aspects of life will seem unusual. Remember that these are often the same aspects that made you travel there in the first place. What is true for most travels, is even more so for safari’s : one can’t expect things to always happen on time or in a way that you are accustomed to at home. Rain may wash out roads and diversions may be necessary, government regulations, flight delays, etc.

On all our trips the most important item to “pack” is a flexible and relaxed attitude.

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