Safari Logistics

Safari Logistics is an African Bush Camps initiative to promote general travel around Zimbabwe through cost effective air access to some of the country’s top safari and wildlife areas, which include Victoria Falls, Hwange, Lake Kariba in Matusadona and Mana Pools. We believe that marketing Zimbabwe as a destination will bring business for all Zimbabwe based service and accommodation providers whilst creating a workable solution for travelers and suppliers of tourism into the country.

How it works

Due to low numbers in travel to Zimbabwe over the last few years, guests looking to fly between local destinations, such as Victoria Falls to Mana Pools, would have to book and pay for a private air charter. This is a very expensive way to travel particularly if you are travelling as a couple. With Safari Logistics, you can now simply book and pay for a seat on our guaranteed schedules that run three times a week departing from Victoria Falls at 0800hrs (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays). Choose the flight sector you need and plan your safari so that you can take advantage of this cost effective way to fly around Zimbabwe.

Facilities Serviced by this schedule route

Hwange
Somalisa Camps
The Hide
Ivory
Sikumi Tree Lodge
Miombo
Hwange Safari Lodge

Bumi
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Musango Camp
Rhino Island Safari Lodge

Kariba
Fuel Stop or House Boats

Dandawa
Kanga Camp

Victoria Falls
Falls as a tourism hub
Hotels and lodges around Victoria

Mana
Zambezi Life Styles
Vundu Camp
Ruwezi Canoeing
Goliath Safaris
Canoeing and Walking Safaris

NOTE: Two airfields are serviced in the Hwange area; Manga and Hwange main aerodrome. Mana Pools National Park has two airfields serviced; Dandawa and Mana Main

Luggage and Weight Restrictions

The type of aircraft used on this schedule is usually a Cessna .206 that can carry up to 4 passengers. For your safety, luggage is therefore strictly restricted to a maximum of 20 kilograms or 40 pounds per person in a soft duffel bag whose shape you can manipulate. The pilot reserves the right to include extra passengers or deny passengers and / or luggage on the flight if he believes that safety could be compromised due to weight. Passengers over 100 kilograms or 220 pounds may have to purchase an extra seat – Please inform us prior to travel if this is the case. Should the number of passengers warrant, a bigger aircraft may be sourced for the route, however weight restrictions still apply.

It is important to note several things about this service:-

  1. The Air Taxi schedule requires a minimum of two people to guarantee departure, so single travellers will have to pay for two as a surcharge regardless of how many people end up on the aircraft on the day of flying.
  2. There will be at least one fuel stop on the schedule over and above any drop off and pick up stops, (usually in Kariba).
  3.  Clients can expect to have at least, or up to, three stops along the way before reaching their destination (especially those travelling between Victoria Falls and Mana Pools or vice versa).  The flight time could therefore be up to five hours (although clients will only be charged for their specific sector).  However, the scenery along the way is spectacular and the journey a safari in itself.
  4. Departure taxes are not included and are to be paid directly at each commercial airport i.e. Victoria Falls, Hwange, and Kariba. The pilot will collect the amount (currently $10 per person) from guests prior to flying. These departure taxes are subject to change without notice.
  5. Safari Logistics will not provide in-flight food or drinks.  As some routes may take up to five hours, all agents are encouraged to ensure that passengers are provided with a packed snack / lunch including drinks by the guest facility where they have previously been staying.
  6. Due to the flying times the schedule route does not connect with any incoming or outgoing Regional and International commercial flights. Therefore, agents are requested not to book any connecting flights in and out of Victoria Falls on the same day as the transfer.
  7. Flights will be subject to weight restrictions: luggage should weigh a maximum of 20 kilograms or 40 pounds per person in a soft duffel bag whose shape you can manipulate and passengers weighing over 100 kilograms or 220 pounds may have to purchase an extra seat.
  8. The Schedule is run on a first-book-first-serve basis and seats are limited, so it is important to book in advance to allow for efficient scheduling and planning.
  9. Although the schedule is operated three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, charter flights can be requested on the other days and will be serviced based on individual requests.