However, ExecuJet’s service offering is not only focused on business travel. As part of ExecuJet’s ongoing commitment to growing that offering and becoming a truly one-stop experience creator, ExecuJet launched its Tours & Safaris division in 2019.
ExecuJet Tours & Safaris offers a range of tailor-made safari itineraries with private aircraft flights and transfers. ExecuJet hand-picked its safari partners for their exemplary safety and service standards, matching ExecuJet’s own. Locations include all African safari destinations and the surrounding Indian Ocean islands.
For an authentic bush living and immersive wildlife adventure, ExecuJet also offers privately-guided fly-in safaris. These can be arranged anywhere across Africa, with the option to follow wildlife to different regions as they move or migrate.
Another unique destination experience offered by ExecuJet is Antarctica, in partnership with White Desert, the only company in the world to fly into the interior of Antarctica in a private jet. This is the opportunity to experience the real interior of Antarctica in a single day or extend a visit to five or eight days. You can either buy a seat or charter an entire private jet. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you fly out from ExecuJet’s world-class Cape Town facility, across the mighty Southern Ocean. The six-hour journey transports guests from the African night, over thousands of icebergs, and passes into 24 hours of continuous sunshine. Destination: Wolf’s Fang runway, the only blue ice runway for private jets.
“Safaris are an integral part of African travel, providing a window into the rich, diverse and complex environment of this astonishing continent,” says Gavin Kiggen, Vice-President Africa, ExecuJet. “Private aircraft are perfectly suited to this kind of exploration – they afford you increased travel flexibility, can land on short or dirt runways so will take you directly to your destination, and give our customers enhanced luxury, privacy and comfort. We’re incredibly excited to partner with these top companies, offering our clients bespoke and seamless experiences across Africa.”
“To experience the romance of the African savannah in a short time span, our packages are ideal. Fill your days with game drives overland, via boat or even by hot air balloon. Or, combine it with an island trip, where you can learn to scuba dive, rent a private yacht, or relax with bespoke spa and beauty services. Our selected partners provide secluded, ultra-luxury villas, with devoted members of staff to fulfil your every need. Our range of conservation areas and national parks make spotting ‘Big Five’ game, rare primates and breath-taking migrations completely effortless.” ExecuJet’s wildlife guide says: “Our family-run safaris have been designed and guided through every month and season. We pride ourselves on a fully-immersive outdoor lifestyle – grilling freshly caught tiger fish and bream from the Okavango and Zambezi Rivers; watching herds of zebra and wildebeest graze over breakfast; or seeking lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs and more on horseback, in open-top vehicles or from the air. If you’re passionate about preserving our natural heritage, understanding the environment and learning about wildlife from experienced professionals, this is for you.”
Any of the safari packages can be combined with a private charter, tailormade to the travel requirements of guests.
ExecuJet’s African charter fleet represents the latest in modern technology and flexibility, and it recently added various business jets to its managed fleet – most notably, a Global Express with a beautifully-appointed 12-seat interior, capable of flying non-stop to Europe from Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg.
The Global Express is a fast, ultra-long-range business jet. It has the largest cabin in its class, divided into three sections – lounge, dining and meeting (also serves as an office area) – and a separate stateroom in the aft cabin. Satellite communication keeps you in touch with the world whilst in flight.
Another exciting addition to the charter fleet is the Falcon 900EX with 10-seat interior, capable of flying non-stop to Dubai from Lanseria International Airport.
ExecuJet is also the only operator in South Africa to offer not one, but two Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jets (SVJ) available for charter. The PC-24 is simply unique. It’s the only aircraft combining the versatility of a turboprop with the cabin size of a medium-light jet and the performance of a light jet. It’s a plane that simply doesn’t fit into any of the existing business jet categories. The PC-24 has been engineered to be “off-road” compatible from the beginning. Its outstanding short-field performance – even on unpaved runways – opens up an incredible level of mobility.
Complementing ExecuJet’s fixed-wing fleet, it also offers a modern rotary fleet allowing it to present its clients with a seamless solution when it comes to helicopter charter, which provides a fast, flexible service for business professionals, and is suited to short flights to destinations with no airport.
All ExecuJet’s charter aircraft comply with the latest regulatory requirements and offer the very best in onboard amenities and luxuries, reflecting its uncompromising commitment to safety and comfort.
ExecuJet also offers a SimplyFly Membership Card, affording clients the opportunity to buy bulk charter hours, tailored to their needs and aircraft requirements.
In addition, ExecuJet offers Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services within its African portfolio, enabling clients to carry out inspections, surveys, mapping and photography in greater detail. UAV’s are not only going to play an integral part in commercial aviation operations in the future, but are seen as a natural extension of ExecuJet’s complete aviation solution offering to its clients.
Adding to its extensive portfolio, ExecuJet also caters to its clients’ cargo charter needs, whether local, regionally or internationally. Its extensive aircraft fleet, global FBO and partner network ensure it is able to deliver, regardless of a client’s needs.
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