Safari planes – where do I start? The first time I flew in one I had a complete melt-down. The second time I flew in one, I had a semi meltdown. The third? I managed to at least look calm, even if I was a nervous wreck inside. In short, I find these types of aircraft terrifying.
But if you’re ever thinking of going on safari in a remote location like the the Lower Zambezi in Zambia, I have some news – it’s pretty likely you’re going to fly in one of these things. They may feel like you’re whizzing along in a baked bean can but actually – despite all my freaking out – they’re pretty safe.
But if like me, you’re scared of heights, you’ll probably need a little more reassurance than me just telling you that they’re safe. Which is why I wrote this piece for the Cheapflights blog on the things you need to know before you fly in a safari plane.
If you’re keen to find out more about safari in Zambia, you might like to check out some of these posts: An ultra-exclusive stay at Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia, Things to do at Anabezi Camp, Zambia and Safari in Zambia: The Plight for Elephants in Africa. Oh and do make sure you check out my Africa section for more inspiration.
Otherwise, do check out this piece in full, 10 things to know before you fly in a safari plane, over on the Cheapflights blog.
10 things to know before you fly in a safari plane
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