What We Do
Bespoke safari itineraries for discerning travellers

We explore new frontiers, we inspire and we innovate to create unique and life-changing luxury adventure experiences and deliver them through our core expertise, aviation.

With an era of true exploration behind us, our pioneering spirit continues to lead us to scout for new locations and to discover unique safari routes. Routes less travelled, where you’ll be introduced to some of the worlds most fascinating people, places and the most incredible diversity of Mother Earth’s wildlife, all of which can be found in the expansive backyard that we call our home.

From our executively configured aircraft at Scenic Air Charters through to our transformative and pioneering flying safari experiences at Scenic Air Safaris, Scenic Air is now synonymous as the only air safari and charter operator in Africa to develop and fly cross border, epic trans-African flying safaris.

Flexibility and freedom for less than you might think

Having your own aircraft at your disposal means the freedom to choose your own schedule. Our private air charter solutions are cost efficient and comfortable with services to luxury safari camps, game lodges and beach destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Be inspired...

We curate truly unique, tailor-made flying safaris to the most amazing and off the beaten track destinations, offering infinite ways to explore the vast wilderness of the African continent, combining luxury with economy and the convenience of flying privately.

Be inspired...

We curate truly unique, tailor-made flying safaris to the most amazing and off the beaten track destinations, offering infinite ways to explore the vast wilderness of the African continent, combining luxury with economy and the convenience of flying privately.

Making private charter flights accessible to more people...

Welcome to our innovative executive flyer program, designed to offer ‘fractional air share’ and ‘flying card’ options with key benefits for the regular travelling executive.

Specialist Travel Solutions

Luxury travel should be seamless from start to finish

Whether it’s luxury accommodation, private jet or helicopter charter or first class flights, we work around the clock to ensure your trip runs smoothly.


Answers to real questions from real people

How safe is flying in Africa?

Extremely safe, provided you choose an air operator who applies and adheres to the required safety standards for maintenance and safety, and uses experienced bush pilots.

How much luggage can I take on safari?

That will depend on how many people are on board and how far we need to fly. Generally for flying safaris, we say 15 kgs packed in soft bags. For private air charters, we always advise you at the beginning of your enquiry, as weight is route dependent.

What is the best time of year to travel to Africa?

Anytime is a good time to travel to Africa. What you want to see and where you would like to experience will depend upon the most suitable season. For example; to see The Wildebeest Migration in Kenya, July to October is best, while the Migration in Northern Tanzania occurs in May to June, with calving season in February and March. Some seasons are sunnier than others, so ask and we will be happy to explain how it all works.

Will I need a visa to travel to countries within Africa?

That all depends on your passport. Some visas can be obtained on arrival and some visas must be applied for in advance from your country of residence. Ask and we’ll let you know the best way to do it.

Do I need inoculations?

Some inoculations are recommended. Your medical practitioner is the best person to advise which ones, as many are area or region specific. We advise all our guests to take a course of anti-malarial tablets. Again, your medical practitioner or tropical disease centre are the best people to advise on this.

Is Africa safe?

Africa is as safe as most places in the world. Take the necessary precautions to secure your valuables and to travel with reputable companies and you will no doubt have a fabulous time.

How safe will I be from wild animals?

As long as you don’t attempt to touch wild animals there is no reason to be afraid of them. Generally, most game viewing takes place from the security of an elevated 4x4 safari vehicle which animals see as a solid object. Some camps and lodges are fenced and some are not fenced, but have local security guards posted at strategic points to ward off any wandering animals. Provided you stick to marked pathways in camps and lodges and follow the advice of your safari guide, there is no reason to worry.

How many people can travel on your aircraft?

That depends on the route we fly, the destinations we fly to, altitude, airstrip length and weather. Over short distances and longer bush airstrips, we recommend 10 passengers maximum on the Executive Cessna Grand Caravan and four passengers on the smaller Cessna 206 Stationair.

When flying across borders and landing at different airports, isn’t it very cumbersome, challenging and time consuming?

Not at all; through our experience of pioneering unique and less travelled routes, we favour the use of smaller airports. Forget about security lines, taking off your shoes and emptying your pockets. Our team has worked hard to put in place tried and tested systems to ensure VIP clearances, and that customs formalities are timely and efficient. Smaller airports mean a faster turnaround and are generally much more efficient than using scheduled flights through larger airports.

I am rather afraid of smaller aircraft but love the idea of a flying safari - help?

Being a little afraid of flying is actually a normal ‘self preservation’ instinct and we are used to being asked this question. Our pilots are all certified flight instructors and have a good, tried and tested ways of making our guests feel comfortable and at ease with flying in smaller aircraft. Just let us know if your ‘self preservation’ instinct is higher than normal and we will hold your hand from start to finish.

How do I book a flying safari?

We firmly believe in personal contact, so click the ‘contact us’ link and send us an email with your contact details and we will get straight back to you. If you would like to chat, we can also chat to you on the phone or on Skype.

If you don't find your question here, feel free to ask our team.