Chartered Safaris

 Why a Charter Experience?

Often, the suggestion by a travel advisor to opt-in for ‘Private Charter Flights’ comes across as an unnecessary extravagance by the prudent guest, but of late the mindset of the seasoned traveller and most millennials are ‘Why Not’ or ‘Tell me more’ – and to our delight, it comes across with great enthusiasm, when the suggestion is proffered.

At Personal Collection, we see it as the dawn of a profound era within the travel industry!

Why, one would ask?

Well, in answer to this simple question, here are a few reasons to consider when planning your next Soulful Journey…

Mindset 

Accessing the experience: bear in mind, the whole idea of boarding an aircraft that has been exclusively booked to fly you from destination to destination, is somewhat of an ‘Experience’ i.e. skipping out on the long wait and queues at check-in or boarding, or the layovers at airports, and in some instances, a missed flight – these all set the pace for the journey ahead but let us rather ponder on finding the right experience to complement your journey throughout. The travellers’ mindset is slowly moving away from ‘Affordability’ to ‘Accessibility’ and this already equates to ‘Time Saved’. Our focus is to identify possible challenges and circumnavigate around this to offer a fluid-like state of synergy between ground, air and hospitality services, and often when we suggest the ‘Private Charter’ we do so after having studied in detail, all the logistics and pertinent issues before arriving at a conclusion.

Adventure 

A bird’s eye view from above: Undoubtedly, when travelling out to Africa on Safari, one word is at the top of mind ‘Adventure’ - so, the idea of having a dedicated aircraft and crew at one’s personal disposal is just as alluring as when you are at 30 000 feet up in the air, appreciating the almost 360-degree views of African Landscape, beaches and glittering cities below, without much restriction. The adventure, coupled with a host or two to serve you in comfort and style heightens the experience and leaves one with a newfound appreciation and respect for a ‘Private Charter’.

Product (Aircraft) - Ready, Set, Lift Off: With a variety of options available to fit a guest’s budget, fully licensed and maintained aircraft from a Cessna Caravan or a twin-seater photographic helicopter to the executive options -;

Pilatus PC12, single-engine, pressurised, turbo-propelled aircraft, requiring 1x Pilot, or the:

Beechcraft King Air 200, twin-engine, pressurised, turbo-prop aircraft, with 2 Pilots.

The options are as vast as the African Savannah, and this can be tailored to fit your budget, without compromise on comfort nor safety.

Safety 

Highest levels of safety and maintenance: In retrospect, flying is one of the safest modes of transportation available, maximising on time saved for the traveller and putting a traveller at their destination safely. The fleet only offers audited aircraft. Crew Ability, aircraft maintenance and insurance parameters are all assessed prior to assignment, to provide the best and safest charter solutions.

Our Partnered aviation specialists can offer anything from a safari charter to a truly executive private charter experience; one that complements Personal Collection 'on the ground' support and services…

All this, to ensure your African Journey is hassle-free and a truly memorable one.