Small Group Journeys
The earth from above
Up, up and away! What better way to appreciate the vastness emptiness of a desert, the broccoli abundance of a jungle or the sweeping lagoons of a coastal wilderness than from the air? See what would take weeks or even months by road in just a few days while embracing the thrill of adventure and the romance of the open skies.
Our air safaris are as diverse as they are far-reaching. Join our Classic Outback Aussie Pubcrawl to visit 8 quirky watering holes in just 5 days, or charter a small plane to whisk a group of your friends or family away on a private Aussie adventure. Soar over Namibia's eerie Skeleton Coast in a Cessna or reach the impossibly remote, hostile landscape of Ethiopia by helicopter.
Air travel opens up a world of opportunity and renders the impossible not just possible…but mindblowing!
Itineraries - Come fly with us!
All our departures are kept purposefully small with low guest to pilot ratios and limited availability.
They fill up quickly - enquire today!
The Outback Aussie Pub CrawlAir Safari | Iconic drinking holes & outback scenes
Departures - 25 March, 17 June & 07 October 2021 - 5 Days
8 Outback pubs, 4000 kms, 5 days - this is the Classic Outback Aussie Pub Crawl, designed exclusively for The Classic Safari Company and available nowhere else! Join one of our small group set departures or design your own bespoke itinerary, perfect for big birthdays, family adventures, a trip with your mates or simply because you deserve it!
Journey Into The OutbackAir Safari | Flinders through the centre to Longreach
Departure - 11 April 2021 - 10 Days
Be mesmerised by the Australian Outback on this ten day adventure that leads you through remote outback towns, crosses iconic landscapes and showcases fascinating local culture whilst delivering outstanding experiences along the way. You will marvel at the staggering scenes below you, and you will be mesmerised by the star studded skies above, on this unbeatable adventure by air.
Outback Loop by AirAir Safari | Outback NSW, STH AUSTRALIA & Central QLD
Departures - 28 April & 10 May 2020 - 6 Days
An epic Outback journey covering thousands of kilometres in just 6 days, seeing the sights that would traditionally take weeks to visit by road. Revel in true Outback hospitality in the iconic, remote towns of Birdsville & William Creek, view the Marree Man, the tallest sand dune in the Flinders - 'Big Red’ and fly over the immense landscapes from The Flinders Ranges to Lake Eyre. If you haven’t experienced Australia’s extraordinary Outback, this flying adventure is for you.
The Iconic ExplorerAir Safari | Traverse Australia
Departure - 19 May 2021 - 14 Days
From Kakadu to The Kimberley, sunset cruises, campfire bush dinners and riding camels along the world famous Cable Beach - these are just some of the experiences to enjoy on this Iconic Outback explorers adventure. Your private aircraft will transport you to a new exciting destination daily so you can travel in comfort while covering great distances - from the magnificent Kimberley to captivating Kakadu and unique Uluru and beyond. An Outback safari not to be missed.
Ultimate Outback CrusadeAir Safari | From East to West via Kakadu and the Red Centre
Departure - 3 June 2021 - 14 Days
From Katherine to Kakadu, Kununurra & the Kimberley; from Broken Hill to Birdsville and the Bungle Bungles; and from Longreach to Lake Argyle, whilst also flying over Lake Eyre and the Flinders, this ultimate itinerary exceptionally showcases the best of Outback Australia. A visit to Uluru and the Olgas (optional) ensures all the boxes are ticked on your truly memorable private flying holiday!
Flyaway FarawayAir Safari | Iconic & vast Australia
Departures - ex Melbourne - 17 June & 03 July 2021 - 14 Days
Take flight in a private aircraft to link the best of the Red Centre, Top End and Kimberley into a single journey of a lifetime. Indigenous custodians, rock art experts, cattle station owners and long-time locals bring the Australia's special attributes to life as you experience the true colours of this incredibly vast and diverse country.
The Outback DiscoveryAir Safari | Longreach to Coober Pedy & back
Departure - 24 June 2021 - 7 days
Visit the iconic Outback towns of Longreach, Birdsville and William Creek (population 10!). Visit the Qantas Founders Museum and be inspired by the Stokman's Hall of Fame. Spend a night underground in Australia's opal mining town of Coober Pedy - steeped in Outback history. Experience life on a 320,000 acre remote sheep station and revel in the incredible hospitality of your hosts. This glimpse of the Australian Outback will have you yearning for more.
Cape York & The Gulf Air SafariAir Safari | Outback & Far North Queensland
Departures - 19 July & 25 July 2021
See the true Queensland outback, exploring iconic towns, remote islands and cattle stations. A spectacular Air Safari along the isolated Cape York coastline, the exotic isles of Torres Strait, the rich Daintree Rainforest and sand-stone chasms of Canarvon Gorge. Conquer the Cape, explore the rainforest and meet some incredible locals.
Red Centre IndulgenceAir Safari | Central Australia's Outback
Departure - 18 July 2021 - 8 Days
From Lake Mungo's 'Walls of China' to Australia's iconic Uluru - this is an all encompassing Central Australian Air Safari. Immerse yourself in spectacular landscapes, fascinating Aboriginal history and experience incomparable true-blue Outback hospitalit staying on a remote sheep station.... and all whilst flying between locations in your private plane!
The Outback ClassicAir Safari | Australia's vast vast land
Departure - 15 August 2021 - 9 Days
This 9 day journey encompasses Australia's Outback classics! From Longreach in the heart of outback Queensland to Williams Creek on the Oodnadatta Track, Uluru & the Olgas in Australia's Red Centre, quirky Coober Pedy to visit fascinating museums, iconic pubs, view stark and staggering landscapes whilst being led by passionate guides and hosted by True-Blue Aussies. A ripper of an itinerary!
Outback Air Safari NSWAir Safari | Explore your own backyard
Departure - October 2021 - 6 Days
A bespoke NSW air safari operated by a proudly Australian outfit! Take to the skies and explore the Outback of New South Wales by private plane on this unique 6 day flying safari. Join a small group set departure or design your own itinerary and discover the home of the Mungo Man, the 'Silver City' of Broken Hill, the Mad Max film site of Silverton, true outback life on a Darling River sheep station and Mudgee wine country - a fitting way to round out your week sampling fine wine and epucurian delights!
Birdsville Races by Private PlaneFancy a flutter in the Outback?
Known as the 'Melbourne Cup of the Outback' the Birdsville Races are an iconic Australian horse race that takes place annually in the Simpson Desert. Muster your mates and gather your girlfriends and frock up to fly in your private plane for a flutter at the races and the opportunity to experience traditional Aussie outback hospitality enjoying a wonderful array of pub grub, gourmet dining, fine wine and fun!
Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.Elizabeth Mackintosh
Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.Milford family
We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.Kim & Brad Balance
The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.Rowntree family
Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones
We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!Laurence & Remi Cunningham
An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!Sheryl & Robert Taylor
Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.Paul Cozzi
Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!Jane & Robert Happell
Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.Tim Bradley
You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!Buckingham Family
The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.Emma Jeffcoat
Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.Simon & Jackie Adams
Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!Ros Wheeler
Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.Andrew & Pip Stevens
If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.Miriam & Joseph Harrison
Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.Ron & Alison Guthrie
Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10Di & Kingsley Yates
The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.Annette Whiley
It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing. We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud
Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!The McGowan Tribe
An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.Judith & Roger Williams