Fastjet Increases Flights Between Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park

Fastjet, a low-cost African airline, has announced that it will boost its services between Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa, starting from March 2023. The airline will operate four flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, up from the current two flights per week on Fridays and Sundays. The increased frequency will offer more convenience and flexibility for travelers who want to explore the natural wonders and wildlife of both destinations.

The Benefits of the Enhanced Service for Travelers

The enhanced service between Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park will provide travelers with more options and opportunities to experience the best of both worlds. Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or the Smoke that Thunders, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majestic waterfall, which spans the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is the largest in the world by volume, and offers spectacular views and activities, such as bungee jumping, rafting, canoeing, and helicopter rides.

Kruger National Park, on the other hand, is one of the largest and most famous game reserves in Africa, and home to the Big Five animals: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos. The park, which covers an area of almost 20,000 square kilometers, also boasts a rich diversity of other wildlife, such as giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and more than 500 species of birds. The park offers various accommodation options, from luxury lodges to camping sites, and various safari activities, such as game drives, bush walks, and night drives.

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

By increasing the flights between Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park, Fastjet will enable travelers to enjoy both destinations in one trip, without having to transit through other airports or cities. The flight time between the two airports is only about an hour and a half, making it a convenient and affordable way to travel. The airline will also offer special fares and packages for travelers who book both flights together, as well as for groups and families.

The Impact of the Enhanced Service for Tourism

The enhanced service between Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park will also have a positive impact on the tourism industry and the economy of both countries. The service will increase the connectivity and the accessibility of both destinations, and attract more visitors from within and outside Africa. The service will also support the recovery and the growth of the tourism sector, which has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions.

The service will also promote the collaboration and the cooperation between the tourism stakeholders and the authorities of both countries, and foster a closer relationship and a mutual understanding between the people and the cultures of both countries. The service will also contribute to the conservation and the protection of the natural and the cultural heritage of both destinations, and raise awareness and appreciation of their value and importance.

Fastjet is one of the leading low-cost airlines in Africa, operating in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, and Tanzania. The airline, which was founded in 2012, aims to make air travel accessible and affordable for everyone, and to connect the African continent with the rest of the world. The airline has won several awards and accolades, such as the World Travel Awards, the Skytrax World Airline Awards, and the African Aviation Awards.

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