Good day Slingers!
The Sling Africa Tour is once again upon us and this year will see us Slinging our way across Southern Africa and back! Southern Africa is one of the most picturesque regions to be seen in the world. From the majestic Victoria Falls, to the uniquely expansive Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, the natural and cultural heritage of this region is a gift to the people of this world. A fabulous place to explore, unwind and of course fly!
This year, the Sling Africa Tour will be routing through Botswana, Zimbabwe and, for those who have long legs, Malawi. It’s going to be a fantastic tour and once again we’re looking forward to enjoying it with you. Like last year, we’ll be following in the footsteps of Essie Esterhuysen’s tour and enjoying the organisational benefits associated with that. We aim to have 12 aircraft in each group and for one night there will be an overlap, with all 24 aircraft at the magical Chewore Lodge, near Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. James Pitman will be leading the tour in Sling Aircraft’s TSi demonstrator.
Accommodation will cost roughly R1,667 (111 USD) per person per night bringing this to a total of approximately R25,000 (1,667 USD) per person. This cost includes breakfast at each location and dinner at the more expensive lodges (approximately half of the trip). A number of Sling Flying Adventures aircraft will also be available for hire & fly. If you know of pilots who may be interested but who do not own a Sling, please direct them to our Sling Flying Adventures website, www.flysling.com, for more information on rentals.
If you would like to experience the Sling lifestyle for yourself, book today and pay your deposit of R10,000 (670 USD) ASAP in order to avoid disappointment!
THE INTINERARY IS AS FOLLOWS:
• 15 June:
Day 1 – Depart for Gweta Lodge in Botswana, via Pilanesberg and Gabarone where we will spend one night glamping on the salt pans under the auspices of Gweta Lodge.
• 16/17 June:
Day 2/3 – Depart for Kasane where we will spend two nights at Cresta Mowana Lodge. This will include a game cruise by boat.
• 18/19 June:
Day 4/5 – Depart for Sprayview Hotel at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where we will spend two nights.
• 20/21 June:
Day 6/7 – Depart for Fothergill Island where we will spend two nights at Spur Wing Island Lodge.
• 22/23/24 June:
Day 8/9/10 – Depart for Chewore Lodge where we will spend three nights either camping or lodging. This will include game viewing.
• 25/26/27 June:
Day 11/12/13 – Depart for Club Makokola in Malawi where we will spend three nights.
• 28/29 June:
Day 14/15 – Depart for Vilanculos where we will spend two nights.
• 30 June:
Day 16 – Those in Vilanculos will depart for Nelspruit / Lanseria / Polokwane and head home.