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Something about us

Our Team

Safari Air Limitada provides private and corporate charters for individual travellers, families as well as large groups. We have been providing an Air Charter service in and around Mozambique for over 15 years, with bases in both Pemba and Beira.

  • Covering most Southern African destinations
  • Comfortable & relaxing flights
  • Safe African experience

We are a family managed business, dedicated to meeting and exceeding our customer’s needs. Our goal is to provide a friendly, safe, efficient and reliable service to each and every passenger. Please don't hesitate to contact us about one of our many destinations

Meet the Team

Ivan Jooste
Chief Pilot

“I started my flying career when I was 16 years of age, where I completed my NPL. After school I went straight to Progress Flight Academy where I completed both my PPL and CPL. Upon finishing my CPL in 2013, I did my instructors rating and worked as an instructor for 2 years in Pretoria. 

Thereafter I moved to Nelspruit where I was a freelance instructor for a few months after which I started bush flying in the Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, Timbavati and in Gorongosa. In my free time I enjoy fishing and being outdoors.”

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Brad Spall

"Growing up in an aviation family,  flying is not only a passion of mine since I can remember,  but it is in my blood.  From Howick,  KwaZulu-Natal,  I love being outdoors and in nature,  making my time here in Mozambique an amazing adventure.


Flying since the age of 18 years,  I have been fortunate to have been able to do Fire Spotting,  Glider Towing,  Skydive flying and now Bush Piloting with Safari Air Africa."

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Dominic Greyling

"Growing up in Cape Town,  in a family involved in commercial aviation,  my passion for flying began at a very young age and has continued to grow ever since.



I started flying in 2012,  making my dream career become a reality.  Being part of the Safari Air Africa Team and being able to fly in beautiful parts of Mozambique has introduced me to a whole new world of flying and experiences that we hope you will come and enjoy too."

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Mark Calitz

"I completed my Private Pilots License In 2010 and my Commercial Pilots License in 2016. My first commercial aviation job was flying skydivers out of a small, one way in one way out grass airstrip with an aircraft that had no door. This gave me the taste for the bush pilot lifestyle. I then moved onto Aerial Survey work, which often consisted of flying 5 hour long survey operations at 18 000ft while on supplementary oxygen.

Being a bush pilot has always been a dream of mine and joining the Safari Air Africa Team made my dream become a reality. My interests and hobbies are surfing, sport shooting, hunting, archery and the outdoors lifestyle."

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Steve Svendsen
Pilot/ Managing Director

Steve has a passion for the Aviation industry, with over 40 years of experience as a pilot. Steve is the Chairman of the Pietermaritzburg Aeroclub where he takes pride in furthering Aviation careers. Steve has also been involved in several successful Air Charter companies, before he got involved with Safari Air.

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David Svendsen
Pilot/ Operations Manager

David completed his Pilot’s License in 2014 and has always had a passion for the Aviation industry, as well as working with people.  David has a Masters in Geography, and joined the family business in 2019. 

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Pete Svendsen

Pete began flying during high school and completed his Private Pilot Licence at the age of 17. After completing his Commercial Pilot Licence in 2009 Pete started flying for Safari Air Africa until 2011.

Following a few years of flying light twins from Pietermaritzburg and Durban, South Africa, and flying in Zambia, Pete re-joined the Safari Air team in 2014. Outside of aviation Pete enjoys water skiing, cooking, and relaxing outdoors.

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Tess Svendsen
Administrator/ HR Manager

Tess is passionate about her field of study and plans to, in the pursuit of her profession, make a world of difference in the lives of others. Tess has a Bcom Industrial Pyschology honours. Having had experience as an agency recruiter, training and development facilitator and HR administrator, Tess joined Safari Air in 2019, doing what she loves most- working with people.

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