Founded in 1993, Kitplanes for Africa (KFA) embarked on its journey by starting production of the Bushbaby aircraft. The Bushbaby quickly gained recognition as a reliable Bushplane to Microlight and Light Sport aircarft enthusiast. Crafted with precision and designed for demanding off-airport adventures, the Bushbaby is a true workhorse of the skies. With its rugged construction, short takeoff and landing capabilities, and reasonably sized cabin, it's the perfect choice for bush pilots and explorers who crave the thrill of the wilderness. The Bushbaby is available as a production-built aircraft or in kit form for self assembly. It soon became South Africa's top-selling light aircraft, with over 300 units sold. Even to this day, the Bushbaby remains in production, retaining its reputation as an affordable and capable bush plane.
n 2003, KFA introduced the Explorer, an enhanced iteration of the Bushbaby. The Explorer boasted cabin and tail area improvements as well as an expanded engine range capable of accommodating the 135hp KFA turbo engine. If you value both comfort and adventure, the Explorer series is your ideal companion. These aircraft are available as production-built LSA and UL aircraft or in kit form. They combine the durability and performance of a true bush plane with the refinement and comfort you'd expect from a modern aircraft. From long cross-country journeys to short backcountry hops, the Explorer delivers an unmatched flying experience. The Explorer is known by different names in different countries which inlcuded the KFA Explorer UL-600, the Bushbaby Explorer or just the KFA Explorer.
Development and refinement of KFA aircarft continued and a third model was intruced during 2008 called the Safari featuring a maximum takeoff weight of up to 750kg (Experimental), while restricted to 600kg in the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) category and when powered by a Rotax 912 ULS engine. Three model KFA Safari's are available namely the the KFA Safari LSA, KFA Safari Mk3, and the KFA Safari XL.
For those seeking the ultimate adventure in the wild, our Safari series offers an extraordinary flying experience. These aircraft are tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you have the tools to conquer even the most challenging terrains. With a Safari, the sky is no longer the limit—it's just the beginning of your exploration. All KFA Safari MK3 aircraft are only available in Kit form for self assembly.
The cumulative count of aircraft and kits manufactured by KFA now surpasses 600 units.