scenic flight Okavango/Maun

Apr 7th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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scenic flight Okavango/Maun

Has anyone done a scenic flight round trip from Maun airport over the Delta, maybe an hour or so? If so, which charter company would you recommend and can you give an idea of cost? We won't be doing a fly-in to a lodge but would still like to see the area from the air.
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Apr 7th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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you could do a daytrip from maun to livingstone or vic falls!
in a 4 seater this trip costs around 600€.
but doing this means scenic flights over the delta, moremi and chobe to the falls. start early in the morning. visit the falls, have lunch and head back to maun.

if that suits your budget i could digg for the contact in maun and let you know.
 
Apr 7th, 2008, 02:29 PM
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oops - forgot something:
you even fly over the falls which saves you a heli flight which costs 190US$pp for 30 min! of course a tiny cessna is not a heli. but it's great anyway!
 
Apr 7th, 2008, 02:36 PM
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That sounds great, we're prepared to splash out on a special trip like that. Any more details appreciated pippa13, thanks.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Does Pippa13 have the details of the contact in Maun for the flight mentioned previously? I'd be interested in that too plus any other contacts also for shorter flights over the Okavango.
Tockoloshe, did you get any more information you can share with us?
 
Apr 10th, 2008, 03:22 PM
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I have just found a company who advertises flights from Maun and Kasane:
www.moremiair.com
No prices on website, have written to them to get a quote.
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Apr 11th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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sorry guys....was away some time.
i'll post the contact on monday. so pls. hang on
 
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:29 AM
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regarding the day trip maun-vic falls/livingstone-maun.

heike, a extremly experienced german female pilot, member of the board of kalahari flying club maun, does personalized day trips.

[email protected]

pls refer to CHRISTINE who did that daytrip end of nov. 07.

happy landings!
 
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:43 PM
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Thanks pippa13 for that contact, I will contact Heike.
In the meantime I heard from Moremi Air, so if rockdassie (or anyone else) is still interested here are their prices:

Scenic Flights are based on per aircraft not a per person rate. Quotes are as follows valid till December 08.
Maun – The Okavango Delta – Durations 1hour:
Aircrafts:
C172 – 3 Seater =$250.00 + $10.00 Per Person for Departure Tax
C206 – 5 Seater =$300.00 + $10.00 Per Person for Departure Tax
Airvan – 7 Seater =$420.00 + $10.00 Per Person for Departure Tax

Kasane - Flight Of Angels Over The Falls –Routing: Kasane-Livingstone-Kasane – Durations: 1hour 30min.
Its only done on a C206 that is based in Kasane.Per Person=$160.00 Per Person + $10 Per Person for Departure Tax – minimum 2pax. Exclude Visa in Livingstone.

Kasane – Scenic Over the Delta - Durations: 3hours30min.=$900.00 + $10.00 Per Person for Departure Tax

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Apr 13th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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3,5 hrs for 900US.....then heike is a bargain for a full day

hope you get it going!

enjoy and

happy landings!
 
Apr 13th, 2008, 02:41 PM
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pippa13,
Can you give me directions to the report by Christine you mentioned? I can't find it!

(pls refer to CHRISTINE who did that daytrip end of nov. 07.)
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Apr 16th, 2008, 01:20 PM
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tokoloshe,
there is no report on fodors!

christine (german) did a daytrip to livingstone as follows:

27 nov 07
maun-livingstone
went to the falls etc.

in the afternoon heike flew them (christine and husband) to baines camp, dropped them off and on 01 dec heike picked them up baines and flew them back to maun.

all that for 600€.

maybe when you contact heike you should point out that ride described above and ask for a similar good fare.

good luck and happy landings!
 
Apr 16th, 2008, 01:21 PM
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you can also google for mack air and sefofane (wilderness)
 
Apr 17th, 2008, 12:41 AM
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Does anybody care about the noise disturbing your otherwise calm mokoro trip. Helicopters are even worse!
 
Apr 17th, 2008, 03:21 AM
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would really love to see someone doing a mokoro on the falls
guess will be a once in a lifetime experience...
 
Apr 17th, 2008, 03:48 AM
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pippa 13

Ha Ha this thread is called scenic flight Okavango/Maun, where does the falls come into it?
 
Apr 17th, 2008, 05:09 AM
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I appreciate what you say, I hadn't really thought that through, but it will be our one indulgence so that we can see the area, we can't afford to go to the fly-in lodges, - will you give us this consolation??? We'll try and be very eco-friendly the rest of the time in our little tent!! (I wait with baited breath now to be told how un-eco-friendly camping is, ah well)
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Apr 17th, 2008, 05:23 AM
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...and that's not the title of the thread either ...
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Apr 17th, 2008, 07:06 AM
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This forum is clearly becoming an area for advanced dyslexia I am now beginning to regret my decision to return to it.Even more so given the inexplicable deletion of entirely harmless threads.
 
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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Don't really understand your comment, sniktawk, but 'live and let live'...
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