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Flight advice please Vic Falls to Nairobi

Alice Springs...
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Flight advice please Vic Falls to Nairobi

Hi,

We're in the final stages of planning an extensive trip to Africa over several weeks in early 2013 and will be flying from Victoria Falls to Nairobi. As far as we can see, all the major international tour companies do this by flying down to Johannesburg then back up to Nairobi. We have found flights advertised from Victoria Falls to Harare and then to Nairobi.

There don't appear to be any time advantages in transiting through Harare as the journey still takes 2 days, but are there any advantages to travelling via Johannesburg instead? Is it considered to be safer, are flights more reliable, or any other reason?

Thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: Flight advice please Vic Falls to Nairobi

Hi Alice

There are no commercial flights between Vic Falls and Harare. Your only option if going that route is to charter a flight or get one of the buses, the former expensive and the bus route time consuming.

Option 1 would be to fly to JHB, overnight and continue the following day to Nairobi. You cannot get a flight from Vic Falls to Nairobi in one day.

Option 2

Fly from Livingstone to Lusaka and connect to Nairobi. Contact Proflight in Zambia to see what there schedule are.

Goodluck

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2. Re: Flight advice please Vic Falls to Nairobi

Thanks John,

We did all our flight checking a couple of moths ago and I have a printout from Air Zimbabwe website with flight details. Looking at their website now, there is a statement about all flights being suspended and an announcement being due on March 18. Do you know what the reason was for suspending flights, and when that happened?

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3. Re: Flight advice please Vic Falls to Nairobi

Air Zimbabwe basicaly broke, and have gone under. They were flying sporadicaly up until about 6 weeks ago. It is a shame as they had an exceptionaly good safety record.

I am going up to Kenya on Monday, have to get the bus Vic Falls to Harare on Sunday, which is a full days travel. However much more cost effective than going via JHB.

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