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What time and on what days do you fly?
Rather than schedule flights at set times that suit your lodge/camp itinerary. We normally start flight operations at 7am and finish at 7:00 pm (in summer) and 5:00pm (in winter). We are open 7 days a week.
Is it safe?
We are as interested in safety as you are. Our duty is to minimise risk by making safety our primary focus and at the same time, to provide memorable experiences for our passengers. Our commitment is to exceed guest expectations for a ‘once in a lifetime’ flight. We believe this is achievable with a combination of experienced pilots with vast local knowledge, highly maintained aircraft and outstanding, friendly service.
Can we take photographs?
No problem, we encourage you! Any "point & shoot" camera or any 35mm SLR camera with a lens between 28mm and 70mm is recommended or up to a 200mm lens with image stabilising. Please send us your pics and we'll put them up on our notice board.
Do we share the helicopter with other passengers?
Because quality and choice is so important to us, we offer you two options... "Private Flight" or "Share with Others". With Private Flight, passengers secure their own helicopter. Share with Others means just that... sharing the helicopter with other passengers (maximum of 4 passengers per helicopter). Upgrading Private Charter flights are subject to availability and operational considerations. Helicopter Horizons reserves the right to vary flights accordingly.
What Okavango based flight would you recommend and at what time?
Whether you choose to fly in the morning, afternoon or early evening (in Summer), it is always a good time to fly! We recommend one of our 30 minute flights as the minimum as passengers get to see the full panorama of our great Wilderness.
Does everyone get a window seat?
Helicopter Horizons guarantees window seats for 3 passengers per helicopter.
How far ahead do I need to book?
We request that passengers book as far in advance as possible. If you are visiting the Okavango, we suggest you book your flight early in your stay, this way if your pilot determines that weather conditions on the day of your flight are not suitable, you will have options for re-scheduling.
What if the weather is bad on the day of my flight?
If the weather is inclement on the day of your flight, the flight will be re-scheduled at a time that is mutually convenient. Please note it's the Pilot's call on the weather.