September 2016 – To celebrate Botswana’s 50th anniversary of independence, Wilderness Air was proud to take part in the Gaborone International Air Show on Saturday 24 September, giving 39 children from underprivileged homes the special opportunity to enjoy a short flight over Gaborone
On the 11th December 2015 Elfrieda Kirsten, Marcelle Janse van Rensburg, Philip Hite and Jurie Moolman took part in The Nedbank Desert Dash, a 24 hour, 396 km MTB challenge crossing the world’s oldest desert.
February 2015 – Wilderness Air Botswana is pleased to announce plans to increase its fleet with the addition of seven brand new GA8 Airvans. The first of the new aircraft, A2 – RNO Tshukudu, was delivered on 19 February 2015 and will take to the skies from the beginning of March. A fu
Some lovely feedback from guest Paul Alwine - how well do you relate to his comments yourself? Thank you, Paul!
"In mid-June my wife and I arrived in Africa from our home in California for a long-awaited safari. We were staying at Wilderness Safaris camps in Zimbabwe and Namibia on this trip, and I was very pleased to learn that we would be transferred between camps by Wilderness Air. For me this was a bonus - not only were we going to have a fantastic safari and wildlife experience, but I would get 10 flights in your aircraft, as we moved about. I am a former general aviation pilot in the U.S., (Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine and Flight Instructor), so whenever able I asked to sit in the right front seat during flights. It brought back a lot of memories for me, reminding me of my flying days, and also experiencing your aircraft and pilots first hand.
In all cases the flights were conducted professionally, safely and efficiently. A special shoutout for one of your Namibia pilots - Ruby Wilson. I flew with Ruby 3 - 4 times and she really impressed me with her piloting skills, flight management and friendly personality. She even had dinner with my friends, my wife and me while we were at the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. In a word, she is a "jewel"!
So, a great job all around, and perhaps we will have an opportunity to fly Wilderness Air on a future safari!" ... See MoreSee Less
Onalenna Lekwapa joined Wilderness Air Botswana earlier this year and is proud to have joined a company that has given her the opportunity to make a bigger difference to her community. In between her aviation commitments, she also finds the time to play an active role in some of Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness community outreach programmes.
Onalenna comes from Tonota, close to Francistown in eastern Botswana. She was raised by a ‘sisterhood’ of strong women including her mother, grandmother and several aunts who inspired her with their indomitable spirit. After 12 years of schooling, Onalenna decided to study medicine and pursue a career as a cardiac surgeon, which naturally thrilled the women who raised her. At this critical juncture, however, she heard about the IAS Aviation Academy, and this is where it all began.