Inside Mack Air: Botswana's sky-high bush safari

Andreas Spaeth travels to the African wilderness to find out how Mack Air operates, with extraordinary attention to detail, in and around the vast Okavango Delta

The mighty Okavango Delta lies in the heart of Africa and is a dream destination for many travellers. These swampy wetlands offer one of the continent’s most stunning wildlife and nature experiences and is rated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visitor access is restricted to guests of one of the 74 upscale lodges located around the delta, spreading across more than 6,000 square miles in the north of Botswana. In total, there are just 595 rooms in the area, and few are available for less than US$1,000 per night. A princely sum, but one that is inclusive of high-end accommodation, gourmet meals, game drives and experienced wildlife guides.


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