Botswana is a landlocked country roughly the same size as France, its landmass covering 581 730 square kilometres, most of which is desert characterised by the vast, dry Kalahari. The northern regions however, form a striking contrast, from the world-famous Okavango Delta – the “jewel of the Kalahari” – to the diverse habitats of the Chobe and Linyanti. Botswana’s ecological riches have been protected by its far-sighted government, making the country one of the most rewarding ecotourism destinations in Africa.
Botswana is Wilderness Air’s largest and busiest operation, servicing over 20 camps and moving approximately 60 000 passengers per year, primarily from our hub at Maun International Airport. A secondary base at Kasane International Airport offers guests an alternative entry point into Botswana, usually from Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Wilderness Air subscribes wholeheartedly to Wilderness Safaris’ sustainability values and we are actively seeking to reduce our carbon footprint through the development of a more efficient daily circuit, to optimise each aircraft’s movements.