Wilderness Air Botswana believes that flying is an important part of one’s safari experience and this begins on arrival at either Kasane or Maun Airport. The Lounge in Maun is based at the Wilderness Air offices and the Kasane Lounge is based in the Domestic Terminal Building. The business is thrilled to announce the opening of two new lounges in Kasane and Maun.
Guests will have full access to the lounge facilities whilst waiting for their flights, and dedicated personnel will be on hand to ensure all guests’ needs and comfort are met. The lounges offer seating and dining facilities in its fully air-conditioned space. Full Wi-Fi, TV, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available, as well as meals on request.
According to Wilderness Air Botswana GM, Alex Henderson, “In late 2017, we moved away from a circuit with set times and routes in Botswana, and simplified it by flying to areas (camp to camp) and not specific airstrips. What this has allowed us to do, is add a selection of third-party camps – accessible either via our own airstrips or those that are in close proximity. We are pleased to announce that in 2019, we have added more third-party camps to the flight schedules.”
Furthermore, Wilderness Air is delighted to announce that its entire Botswana fleet now comprises 12 Cessna Grand Caravans, allowing for a seamless service between Maun and various Wilderness Safaris or other camps in the circuit. These large, air-conditioned aircraft are perfectly suited to the operation, providing comfort, speed and reliability on remote airfields.
In line with the above, and with immediate effect, the Airvan sole-use charter rates with Wilderness Air Botswana have been removed from the system. Existing, confirmed sole-use charters on the Airvan will be honoured. On occasion, guests may still fly in other aircraft types with one of the preferred partners as the business continues to actively reduce its carbon footprint, optimising each aircraft’s movements and load factors.