Flying is a passion; you either love it or hate it. The same can be said about Africa. It has beauty, savagery, despair and adoration all mixed together and there is no other continent in which distance is better married with aviation. There is no better way to really understand the scale of Africa, to see its horizons stretching unbroken all around and to witness the sudden changes of landscape when the memory of the previous terrain is only a head turn behind you. Long hot journeys on unmade dusty red roads meandering hesitantly towards their destination, or traffic dodging potholes in endlessly jarring chaos all slip by underneath the wings of the aircraft.
“Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just ‘home’. It is all these things but one thing – it is never dull”. Beryl Markham
Whether you are a business traveler heading to a meeting intent on avoiding time-consuming delays, or a tourist on a tight schedule making the most of your limited time in the country, a celebrity wanting the quickest connections between private jets, or just someone who needs something done urgently, flying is always the quickest and is often the most cost effective way of getting around.