Air Safaris 269

  • Explore

    THE FUTURE OF SAFARIS

  • Experience

    EXQUISITE VIEWS

  • Enjoy

    Without Stress

The Future
Of
Safaris

We explore areas and opportunities where we can add value and give back. We want to introduce these areas and some amazing projects to you, for opportunities to create change, if you should want to.

We know the challenges you will face, so for you to go on a Safari Holiday stress free you need someone you can count on when it comes to traveling as a vegan.

There are so many beautiful areas in Southern Africa, and I would like to invite you to book a trip with me so that I can show you some of my favourite places.

I look forward to welcoming you on African shores to tick off that bucket list item to come on an African Safari.

What Are You Waiting For?

by a Vegan
for Vegans and other conscious minded travellers

“Veganism is still a foreign concept in many parts of Africa, so after traveling extensively as a vegan family, we knew that vegan travellers like us, wanting to come on safari, would be unsure of how to navigate the challenge.”

– JC De Klerk

by a Vegan
for Vegans and other conscious travellers

“Veganism is still a foreign concept in many parts of Africa, so after traveling extensively as a vegan family, we knew that vegan travellers like us, wanting to come on safari, would be unsure of how to navigate the challenge.”

– JC De Klerk

Your
  • Host
  • Pilot
  • Guide

I am a former airline Pilot. I had an amazing 25 year career doing what I love, flying around Africa and South East Asia
I was born in Namibia where I also started my career, flying tourists to some of the most amazing destinations around Southern Africa.
I wanted to find a way to transition from my airline job in Asia back to Africa. I have always had a dream of returning to Africa, where I started my career, and to have my own operation flying air safaris.

When Covid 19 struck in 2020, we sensed that everything was changing in terms of traveling needs, eating habits and people wanting to make a difference. This was our cue to explore a new destiny for ourselves and be a part of the change. We want to serve conscious minded travellers, to explore Africa in a conscious way. We felt that travellers like us would want be part of the solution.

We saw this as a sign to take the opportunity as a family and move back to Cape Town

 

What Our Clients Say

Thank you again for making an unforgettable trip filled with memories that I will cherish forever.

Marina Maes Belgium

The wonderful experience we had is to a great extent thanks to you. Your enthusiasm and knowledge about Namibia made it possible for us to enjoy this wonderful country to the fullest. Safe journeys hopefully we’ll meet again my namibian friend

Herman Bauwen Belgium

On my previous trip to Namibia I drove from place to place, which meant spending a lot of time on the roads. The appeal of flying on my second visit was really strong, as I could see and experience a lot more in the time I had. The vegan part made it more attractive to me because I know how hard it can be to find good, healthy, vegan food while travelling in Africa. Besides it being one of the best trips I’ve had, travelling with JC and Air Safaris 269 was wonderful as I did not have to worry about what I was going to eat, Thank you!

Wendy Reuben-Harris Colorado, USA

In March 2022 we travelled to Namibia for 4 weeks, our third visit to the country. In our travels in Southern Africa we have taken dozens of small plane flights. JC de Klerk was our pilot on four flights. In summary I would say that JC is a brilliant pilot, 100% professional at all times, extremely knowledgeable about his country and very personable. We would not fly in Africa again without requesting his services.

John J Farley Tarascon, France

    Why Choose Air Safaris 269?

    • Missing out on local cuisine due to the lack of vegan friendly meals.
    • Almost impossible to find cruelty-free lodgings where vegan ethics are applied.
    • Having to apologize for your lifestyle or feeling as if you’re creating a problem with requests.




    We Have Identified All These Issues And Created A Vegan-Friendly Air Safari That Everyone Can Enjoy

    • Missing out on local cuisine due to the lack of vegan friendly meals.
    • Almost impossible to find cruelty-free lodgings where vegan ethics are applied.
    • Having to apologize for your lifestyle or feeling as if you’re creating a problem with requests.

     




    We Have Identified All These Issues And Created A Vegan-Friendly Air Safari That Everyone Can Enjoy

    We work hand-in-hand with the lodges to ensure there are vegan options on their menus that still capture the authenticity of the traditonal meals

    We take the stress off your shoulders, we do all the liasing with the lodges and various activities for any requests you may have; you don’t need to apologize for your lifestyle or feel as if you’re creating an issue

    We ensure the rooms in which you will stay adhere to vegan principles so you aren’t surround by cruelty that is just hard to stomach

    We have travelled extensively and know the behind-the-scenes of being on safari in Africa. We ensure that any and all needs are seen to, even if it’s not something that came to your mind. We have lived it and know best!

    Travelling by Air means majestic views of the landscape and it’s plethora of flora and fauna, it also means you arrive at every destination faster and more rested, so you can enjoy the best parts of being on safari for longer

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    "Show people that vegan travel is not only easy, but a huge benefit to supporting animal rights"
    - Slow Vegan Travel