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IVORY AIR private charters in Africa - Bushwing Charters

Where our wheels touch down on old elephant paths - from the captivating natural beauty of the region's diverse landscapes to its pristine beaches and exclusive game reserves, indulge in a journey of unparalleled elegance and sophistication. Whether you're craving the serene tranquility of private game reserves or the awe-inspiring wonders of Southern Africa's iconic attractions, our tailored air travel solutions provide seamless access to these luxurious destinations.

IVORY AIR private charters in Africa - Bushwing Charters
IVORY AIR private charters in Africa - Bushwing Charters
IVORY AIR private charters in Africa - Bushwing Charters




Ranked as the fifth-largest game reserve in South Africa, Madikwe is situated to the north of Zeerust, bordering Botswana and lying in close proximity to the Kalahari Desert. Spanning an expansive 680 square kilometers, this reserve is home to a flourishing Big 5 population and a diverse array of wildlife, making it an ideal and picturesque safari destination.

Private Charters or Daily per-person Shared Charter options allow guests to enjoy less time on the road and more time at their lodge of choice. The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Madikwe is just under 1 hour. Madikwe boasts two runways, East and West - East being a well-maintained TAR strip and West being a less favorable, GRAVEL option - but still approachable in specific aircraft such as a Cessna Grand Caravan.

Mashatu / Limpopo Valley

Located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana which is situated between the Tuli Safari Area, a national park in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site in South Africa. Mashatu shares unfenced borders with both the South African and Zimbabwean national parks in the south and north respectively. This vast area forms part of a cross-boundary wildlife conservation area protecting the substantial biodiversity of fauna and flora in this region.

Flight time from Johannesburg to Mashatu is approx 1hr 20min. The TAR strip allows for fewer restrictions on aircraft limitations. 

Our Shared Charter Mashatu flights run 3x 
weekly - email us for more information


Phinda offers a diverse array of landscapes, ranging from pristine beaches to marshland, woodland, grassland, and forest. The exceptional dry sand forest within Phinda is a habitat for unique wildlife such as the red duiker and suni, while also boasting the world's largest privately-owned nyala population. Encompassing 23,000 hectares of breathtaking natural beauty, Phinda offers an ideal blend of bush and beach adventures. Additionally, air charter services to this reserve are available, providing visitors with convenient access to this spectacular destination.


Welgevonden Game Reserve is a private game reserve in the Waterberg District, of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Welgevonden is one of the most accessible premier, malaria-free Big Five wilderness reserves in the country.


Located near Gauteng, it is an easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg into one of the airstrips. 


Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is a 45-minute charter flight from Johannesburg. The reserve is bordered by other private game sanctuaries and has a sheltered location, which offers ideal security for herds of black and white rhino, buffalo, sable, and roan antelope, which are all bred on the reserve. The reserve has a legacy of nature preservation, and the lodge focuses on remaining environmentally conscious. Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is known for its research and breeding programs of rare and endangered species.

Ant Africa

Ant Africa Safaris can be easily accessed. Private charters from Johannesburg to Ant Africa is a mere 45 minutes. 

Bushwing & Ivory Air's aviation expertise were instrumental in the planning and development of ANTS NEST Airstrip in 2016. 

Sabi Sands

Sabi Sands stands as an iconic private game reserve situated alongside the renowned Kruger National Park, allowing wildlife to roam freely between these exceptional reserves. For those embarking on an African adventure in pursuit of a Big 5 safari, the allure of an exclusive game reserve experience beckons. Taking your safari to new heights, arriving by air into the luxurious heart of the bush is an experience that truly elevates your journey—a must-have encounter for anyone seeking to enrich their lives with the magic of the wild.


For those yearning to experience royal treatment, journeying with our charter flights to Thornybush is the ultimate choice. From the instant you, your friends, family, or significant other set foot on the aircraft, every whim will be attended to with utmost care. Upon arrival in Thornybush, immerse yourself in the lap of luxury amidst the untamed wilderness, where your journey of indulgence continues.


The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve spans over 53,000 hectares or 131,000 acres, nestled within the Kruger National Park area in South Africa's Lowveld region, situated at the southernmost point of the continent. It shares borders with the Kruger National Park and Thornybush Game Reserve, offering a vast expanse of untamed wilderness to explore.


Marakele National Park beckons as an untouched haven of beauty and adventure, ripe for exploration. Within its extraordinary boundaries lies a rare chance to immerse oneself in nature and behold the awe-inspiring landscapes of the African bushveld.


Departing from Johannesburg, these short charter flights grant access to all lodges within the Manyeleti Game Reserve each equipped with its own airstrip. Flying at a low altitude, passengers are treated to picturesque views of the diverse game reserves below, making the journey itself an unforgettable adventure.


Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, commonly known as KMI Airport, is situated in Mbombela (Nelspruit), serving as the gateway to one of the world's most renowned game reserves, the Kruger National Park. Additionally, it provides access to the majestic Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon globally, as well as ancient caves and numerous scenic and heritage attractions located nearby.

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