Safaris

Enjoy a guided fly-in safari and experience endless horizons from a bird's eye view and stare into the soul of breathtakingly beautiful wild animals roaming the most remote places in Africa.

Profile Safaris – the original since 1991.

Our Story

Wilfried Slaney started Profile Safaris in 1991 when he decided to turn his love for flying, combined with his passion for Namibia, into a full-time profession. And thus Wilfried bode a happy farewell to his profession as a chemical engineer and Profile Safaris was born. Originally only offering Namibia as a destination, it soon expanded to Southern Africa and later East Africa as well, keeping up with the demand of our revisiting guests.

Now, after more than 25 years, we continue to offer exclusive fly-in safaris to the most remote and scenic destinations in Namibia as well as southern and east Africa.

Our service is tailor-made to each client and offers a new dimension in leisure travel. Exclusive lodges and luxury camps are carefully selected for their intimate personal service, exclusivity and variety of activities.

If a self-drive Safari is more suited to your needs, we will gladly assist you in creating a package that will showcase the best Namibia has to offer. Regardless if you decide to travel by land or by air, your preferences in location and experiences will form the basis of the Safari we create for you. We, Anita and Wilfried, see to it personally that all your safari dreams come true. You will want to come back for more!

Our Planes

Profile Safaris operates its own fleet of private planes for the discerning traveller. Our planes are fully licensed by the Namibian Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) and conform to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.


Our fleet comprises of the following planes:

  1. 5-seater Cessna 210 (including large windows for perfect viewing & aerial photography)
  1. 13-seater Cessna Caravan (for large groups & camping flying safaris)
  1. Pressurized twin engine Aero Commander (the travel connoisseur's choice!)




Travel by air and enjoy front row seats to experience our wildlife, the vast picturesque African landscapes and the freedom of travelling to remote locations in the comfort of your own private plane. Our pilots are trained professionals who love to engage their guests with their knowledge of Africa's history, culture, fauna and flora, whilst taking them to the most exquisite and exclusive destinations in Southern & East Africa.

Destinations

Profile Safaris has travelled to the most remote and breath-taking destinations in Africa, below are the 8 countries most frequently visited by our guests:

Location

Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, derives its name from the Namib Desert which runs along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The Namib, which is considered the oldest desert in the world, has resulted in Namibia being overall one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Namibia enjoys high political, economic and social stability. The country is a prime tourism destination in Africa and is known for ecotourism which features Namibia's extensive wildlife.

Weather

Namibia’s overall climate is considered arid, with frequent clear skies and more than 300 days of sunshine per year due to the sub-Tropical High Pressure Belt. It is situated at the southern edge of the tropics.

Winter: June – August: Temperature is generally dry.
Spring: September – November: – Small rainy season
Summer: February – April: – Major rainy season

Activities

  • Dune sandboarding
  • Yacht & boat trips
  • Desert tours
  • 4×4 tours
  • Game drives
  • Balloon safaris
  • Desert outback horse-riding
  • Hiking up the dunes at Sossusvlei
  • Desert Express Luxury Train Coach

Highlights

  • Caprivi Strip
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Sossusvlei
  • Sesriem - Skeleton Coast Park
  • Etosha Wildlife Reserve
  • Swakopmund Coastal Heritage
  • Namib Desert
  • Kaokoland & Bushmanland

Wildlife

  • The Big 5
  • Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Rhino & Leopard
  • Endangered species: Black Rhino, Wild Dog, Oribi & Puku
  • 115 Species of Fish
  • 50 species of frogs
  • 250 species of reptiles
  • 644 species of birds
  • 1331 arachnids
  • 35,000 species of insects
  • 4334 species of plants

Location

South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. The tourism industry is well established with an exciting sector of emerging entrepreneurs. The country is strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, and is a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.

Weather

South Africa has a generally temperate climate, due in part to being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on three sides, by its location in the climatically milder southern hemisphere and due to the average elevation rising steadily towards the north (towards the equator) and further inland.

May to July: Winter– Dry, sunny & crisp days with cold nights. Main rain season for Cape Town.

Mid October to Mid-February: Summer – Hot & Sunny Weather with afternoon thunderstorms

Activities

  • Winelands tours
  • Gourmet tours
  • Game drives
  • Boat & yacht charters
  • Shopping
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter flights across the Cape Peninsula
  • Photography
  • Quad biking
  • Scuba diving
  • Visit the oldest archaeological & human fossil sites in the world
  • Blue train luxury coach trip

Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Sabi Sabi Game Reserve – also known as God's Window
  • Tsitsikama Forest
  • Kruger National Park
  • Addo Elephant Park
  • Robin Island
  • Luxury Game Reserves

Wildlife

  • The Big 5 – Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Rhino & Leopard
  • 850 bird species
  • Endangered animals: Riverine Rabbit, Blue Whale, Mountain Zebra, African Wild Dog
  • 299 species of mammals
  • Whales
  • Penguins
  • Meerkat

Location

Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas - allowing animals to roam wild and free – traveling through the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland. Since independence in 1966, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections.

Weather

Botswana's climate is semi-arid. Though it is hot and dry for much of the year, there is a rainy season, which runs through the summer months. Rainfall tends to be erratic, unpredictable and highly regional.

November to March: Summer – very high temperatures & major rain season

May to August: Winter – dry season, sunny and cool to warm; night temperatures can drop below freezing point in some areas, especially in the south-west.

Activities

  • Photographic river cruises
  • Game drives
  • Bushmen Experience
  • Scenic Flights over the Okavango Delta
  • River Cruises in a Mokoro (type of canoe)

Highlights

  • Okavango Delta: World 2nd largest intact inland delta
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve: World’s 2nd largest game reserve
  • Makgadikgadi: uninhabited pans the size of Portugal
  • Chobe National Park
  • Moremi Game Reserve

Wildlife

  • Stronghold for endangered mammal & bird species
  • Wild Dogs
  • Cheetah
  • Brown Hyena
  • Cape Vulture
  • Wattled Crane
  • Kori Bustard
  • Pel’s Fishing Owl

Location

Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa and consists mostly of high plateaus with hills and mountains, dissected by river valleys. The Zambezi falls about 100 metres over the 1.6 km wide Victoria Falls, located in the south-west corner of the country. Zambia has some of nature's best wildlife and game reserves affording the country with abundant tourism potential. With 73 ethnic groups, there are also a myriad of traditional ceremonies that take place every year.

Weather

The climate of Zambia is humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry, with small stretches of semi-arid steppe climate in the south-west and along the Zambezi valley.
There are two main seasons:
Rainy season: (November to April) corresponding to summer
Dry season: (May/June to October/November) corresponding to winter

Activities

  • Attend a Zambian traditional ceremony
  • White water rafting
  • Elephant back safari
  • Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls
  • Walking safari
  • Mountain bike safari
  • Boating & canoeing
  • Game drives
  • Sports fishing

Highlights

  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi River
  • Lake Kariba
  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Kafue National Park
  • Luangwa Valley

Wildlife

  • Rhinos
  • African Buffalo
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Hippo
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Primates
  • Zebra

Location

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge.

Weather

In Zimbabwe, the rains come principally in December, January, February and March
Peak Season: June, July and August – cloudless skies & game sightings
Into September and October, the temperatures rise once again: Zimbabwe's lower-lying rift valley – Mana Pools – can get very hot in October. During this time, you'll see some fantastic game, as the Zimbabwe's wildlife concentrates around the limited water sources.
November is unpredictable: it can be hot and dry; it can also see the season's first rainfalls.

Activities

  • Game viewing
  • Hiking
  • River cruise
  • White water rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Bird watching

Highlights

  • Kariba Lake
  • Hwange National Park & Mana Pools
  • Matobo National Park
  • Victoria Falls on the Zambesi
  • Mount Nyangani - Highest Peak in Zimbabwe

Wildlife

  • 350 species of mammals
  • 500 bird species
  • Snakes & lizards
  • 131 fish species
  • Hippos & crocodiles

Location

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa, bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast. It is among the smallest countries in Africa, and the beautiful Lake Malawi takes up about a third of the country’s area. The variety of scenery is a major attraction to visitors and many of the highland areas and forest reserves have good accommodation options and plenty of outdoor activities available. Malawi is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".

Weather

Malawi's climate is hot in the low-lying areas in the south of the country and temperate in the northern highlands.

November – April: Warm with equatorial rains and thunderstorms

May – September: Wet mists float from the highlands into the plateaus. Limited rainfall.

Activities

  • Mountaineering
  • Angling and aquatic sports e.g. scuba diving, skiing and yachting.
  • Quad biking
  • Walking safaris
  • 4×4 safaris
  • Boat safaris
  • Horseback safaris

Highlights

  • National Parks, Wildlife and Forest Reserves
  • Mount Mulanje- Central Africa's Highest Mountain
  • Shire River Valley
  • Vast High Plateaus with incredible views
  • Lake Malawi & Islands- Africa's most beautiful lake

Wildlife

  • The Big 5 – Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Rhino & Leopard
  • 170 Species of Mammals
  • 649 bird species
  • Nyala Antelope
  • Tropical Fish unique to Malawi

Location

Tanzania is an East African country, within the Great Lakes region, known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five”, and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. Tanzania's population is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

Weather

Tanzania has a mainly tropical climate.
November – April: Summer - 25 °C – 31 °C
May -October: Winter - 15 °C – 20 °C

Tanzania's equatorial climate brings two seasons of rain:
1) Masika (the long rains) March – May
2) Mvuli, (the short rains) November & December.

Activities

  • Mountaineering
  • Safari
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Scuba diving
  • Wildlife & nature
  • White water rafting
  • Abseiling
  • Prime game viewing

Highlights

  • Serengeti National Park
  • Islands – Zanzibar, Pemba & Mafia
  • 14 National Parks, Reserves, Marine Parks & Conservation Areas
  • Lake Tanganyika
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater- Largest Intact Caldera in the World
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Kalambo Falls

Wildlife

  • 20% of Africa's mammal population
  • Migratory Herds: Wildebeest & Zebra
  • Primates
  • Elephants
  • Buffaloes
  • Giraffes
  • 1112 species of bird life
  • Lions
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Crocodiles, Hippos

Location

The land of a Thousand Hills", Rwanda is a landlocked East African country with a green, mountainous landscape. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is at a high elevation, with a geography dominated by mountains in the west, savanna in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner. Its renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Rwanda is one of only two countries in which mountain gorillas can be visited safely.

Weather

The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons every year. Rwanda's relatively high altitude provides it with a tropical highland climate, as well as consistent rainfall. Temperatures vary considerably between locations depending on their altitude. In the capital, Kigali, the average daily temperature is about 21°C.
March – May: Long rainy season.
June – Mid September: Long dry season.
October – November: Short rainy season
December – February: Short dry Season

Activities

  • Hiking trails
  • World class bird watching
  • Primate tracking
  • Orchids
  • Ecotourism
  • Canopy walking

Highlights

  • Akagera National Park
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Virunga Volcano
  • Lake Kivu
  • Nyungwe Forest
  • Congo Nile Trail

Wildlife

  • One third of the world's remaining mountain gorillas
  • One third of Africa's Bird Species
  • 154 species of orchids
  • 189 species of mammals

Our Memories

Contact Us

For any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us.

Wilfried: +264 81 127 4358

Anita : +264 81 243 5478

wilfried@profilesafaris.com

anita@profilesafaris.com

11013 Windhoek, Namibia