getting to brave africa
A Brave Africa safari is a memory that will last a lifetime. From the moment you arrive, we take care of everything else. The problem is … you still have to get to us. But it’s not as difficult as you think. While there are relatively few international flights directly to Botswana, it’s incredibly easy to fly into Johannesburg or Cape Town in neighboring South Africa and then take a short, connecting flight to Maun.
Getting to Maun, Botswana
Maun, Botswana is the gateway airport to getting to the Okavango Delta. We recommend all of our guests fly to Maun and then catch a charter flight from there.
There are two nonstop flights per day from Johannesburg to Maun on two different carriers Air Botswana and South African Airways (Operated by Airlink).
There is one nonstop flight per day from Cape Town to Maun on South African Airways (Operated by Airlink).
Bush Flights to Camp
From Maun, you’ll need to take a bush flight to get to your first camp with us. Your travel agent will work with us to set up the appropriate bush flight and make sure you get to our camp as required. If you are booking your own travel, you’ll also need to book your own bush flight. There are many options for bush flight charters in Botswana. They are…
We’ll need to coordinate with you and your bush flight to ensure you’re heading to the correct landing strip for our camp. Please contact us after booking your safari to talk about your bush flight needs.
Most passport holders will not require a visa for Botswana: U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and others. If your country does require a visa, you can option a three-month visa upon entry into Botswana at any airport or border. For more information visit the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana.
As we mentioned on our “What to Pack” page, all bush flights in Botswana have strict luggage requirements. You’ll need light, soft-sided luggage (a backpack or duffle bag are recommended). These flights do not allow luggage with frames or rigid structures. No rolling bags!
Your bush flights will also limit your luggage allowance to 20kg (44lbs) total. This total luggage weight includes your personal item as well as your carry-on and checked-in luggage.