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Welcome on board
Dear Reader, We are so glad to see our flights filling up again after almost two years of the pandemic and warmly welcome you onboard. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for take-off as we fly you to your next safari adventure. At AirKenya your comfort and safety are our priority. We uphold high standards of safety in our day-to-day operations guided by the regulatory requirements set by the international safety body, ICAO, as well as our state’s aviation authority – Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). We are proud to have our own Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) having undergone the full five-phase certification process and obtained relevant certificates with ratings pertinent to our operations in Kenya. Similarly, we have acquired this certification in Uganda and Tanzania to support our subsidiaries Aerolink and Regional Air respectively in compliance with current civil aviation regulations. We work with established standards ensuring appropriate safety precautions are adhered to and enhance this with training provided to our personnel, consistent with the work they perform. This has built up our experience with best practice spirit, which has ultimately enabled us to also handle third party maintenance. Our maintenance hangar at Wilson Airport Nairobi is currently undergoing a facelift to modernize the overall outlook in terms of infrastructure. The improved facility will ultimately add value to our clients and passengers as we continue to ensure safe and reliable flight Onoperations.thefront end of our operations, our newly refurbished exclusive passenger lounge is another achievement we are proud of. We have upgraded the facility with a modern look and a lot more seating capacity in the lower and upper levels of the lounge. We have carefully styled the lounge to give you that safari-feeling even before you board your flight. We hope you will enjoy a cup of Kenyan coffee or tea at Brown’s café, located on the upper level, and buy a few souvenirs at the Banana Box safari boutique.
Aggrey Kangahi Head of Base Maintenance / Engineering Manager Airkenya We work with established standards ensuring appropriate safety precautions are adhered to and enhance this with training provided to our personnel, consistent with the work they perform.
UWA Celebrates Silver Jubilee With Gala
In June this year, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) marked its Silver Jubilee anniversary in a green-carpeted glamorous gala punctuated by traditional entertainment at The Kampala Sheraton Hotel. The celebrations, themed “Improved wildlife conservation and transformation of communities”, reflect on the economic, social, and ecological roles that wildlife conservation plays in transforming communities. (Greece). The awards seek to honour exceptional and innovative video content related to the tourism and travel industry.
6 | NDEGE NEWS SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2022 NEWS UPDATES Explore Uganda wins big at International Tourism Film Festival
Africa Uganda recently received three accolades from the International Tourism Film Festival (ITFF) Africa Awards for its film “Explore Uganda – The Pearl of Africa”. The film, premiered by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), is an invitation to the world to discover the beauty of the Pearl of Africa, Uganda. UTB received the Gold Award for Tourist Destination Country in Africa, the Gold Award for Tourist Destination Country internationally and the Grand Prix Award for Tourism Destination Country in Africa. The ITFF Africa Awards are part of the world’s leading film festivals and the only one in Africa with other circuits such as the New York Film Festival (USA), Cannes Film Festival (France), Terres Travel Festival (Spain) and the Amorgos Tourism Film Festival
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New marathon to promote 'Mountains of the Moon'
To this end, the government hosted a group of 50 women from the Colored Girl Community on a week-long Colored Girl
Uganda's tourism sector aims to promote sports in the wild to attract more visitors. Equator Heights, a local organisation of tourism enthusiasts, plans to introduce an annual marathon to draw global attention to the Rwenzori Mountains, a major attraction. The first race will take place on 3rd TheSeptember.Rwenzoris, also known as the "Mountains of the Moon", are mountain ranges located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The highest peak reaches 5,109 metres and is permanently snow-capped. The marathon will be formally known as Tusker Lite Mt Rwenzori Marathon, named after its sponsor, which shall be part of the Rwenzori Thelugi festival.
Kenya’s tourist sector is targeting group travellers as a strategy to increase its share of the market and improve visitor arrivals into the country as the sector fully recovers.
Amos Wekesa and Robert Kabushenga at the Magherita Peak, the highest point of Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda. PHOTO © POOL
Founded in 2016, the Colored Girl is a global community of over 82,000 Black, Latinx, Indigenous & Asian women (BIWOC). The group, the largest network of women of colour, aims to nurture women to thrive in the world today and transform the world tomorrow by impacting the lives of communities through travel.
Kenya targets group travellers as it hosts ladies from global travel community
Imara Retreat in Nairobi to showcase Kenya’s diverse offerings. Their tourist interests include cultural experiences, safari, beach experiences, culinary experiences and fashion.
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Mastercard Announces MoU with Kenya Tourism Board to Help Boost Tourism
Global technology company, Mastercard, has announced the signing of a partnership with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to help Kenya’s tourism sector rebound to its pre-pandemic level. The three-year collaboration is the first of its kind for Mastercard in Africa. This MoU aims to drive tourism growth in Kenya through various Mastercard channels, including its Priceless.com platform. The MoU also includes increasing transparency on tourism trends, anonymized traveller profiles and economic impact through Mastercard’s Data Insights capabilities to enable KTB to plan, execute and improve its campaign reports. Mastercard will also explore a loyalty and rewards program to boost tourism and enhance the impact of destination marketing efforts, including campaign planning and execution. In addition, Mastercard and KTB plan to expand the proposition by including bespoke travel packages including bush, city and beach experiences on the Priceless.com platform, along with brand campaigns to complement the tourism recovery efforts.
Alex Brackx, a wildlife photographer who teaches languages in Belgium, emerged the winner of Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year 2022. The winning image, titled Last seconds of life, was taken at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Africa Geographic judges narrowed down 7,389 entries to 344 images in weekly galleries. A total of 14 highly commended, two runners-up, and one ultimate winner were selected in the final round
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The dining room and lounge area have been completely redesigned to create a larger open plan space for relaxation and dining, including a new bar and sunken baraza seating space, all of which will make the most of the fabulous views over the Mara plains. The remaining four Nina tents will be upgraded quietly whilst keeping the rest of the camp open and available for guests to enjoy.
The Safari Collection has just released their visual Footprint for 2021, a collection of the positive impact they make on Kenya’s people and wildlife in 2021 through their foundation, Footprint. With the help of generous guests and donors, they provided 376,000 free school lunches in Samburu, raised US$ 40,000 for pangolin protection, treated over 200 patients in their free dental clinic, took 50 local students on educational safaris, and so much Theirmore. Footprint foundation unites luxury safaris with conservation and communities, making travel count. Travel with The Safari Collection: 2021 Footprint
The newly-refurbished camp reopened in July, featuring four upgraded Nina tents (double), the dining, and the lounge area overlooking the pool and Koiyaki plains. The new Nina tents have floor-to-ceiling folding glass frontages, with higher ceilings to give the best possible views over the Mara, completely new bathrooms with more luxurious fixtures and fittings including freestanding bathtubs and indoor and outdoor showers, and re-configured layouts for even greater privacy.
Hemingways Ol Seki Mara’s New Look
Hemingways have unveiled Ol Seki’s exciting and refreshing new look which elevates the experience of staying at the camp substantially and provides a new level of luxury for camps in the Mara conservancies.
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Elephant Bedroom Camp Samburu Moves to Solar Power
Elephant Bedroom, located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve, has taken long strides toward its vision of going green. Through a two-phase project by Chameleon Solutions, the Camp installed a solar system as their solution for sustainable energy. The previous power source was a diesel generator, which was expensive to run and noisy. The semi-arid climate of Samburu provides an ideal environment to use solar energy, which has resulted in a significant slump in the Camp’s operational cost.
Fairmont Mara Safari Club resumed business in July 2021. The 38-tented luxury camp uniquely sits on Ol- Chorro Conservancy, which hosts the last two Southern White rhinos in Maasai Mara –Koffi and Queen Elizabeth. Guests have limitless access to sight the rhinos and experience a day in the life of caring for endangered wildlife, accompanied by their guides.
NEWS Aerial view of Mount Kenya Safari Club
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Fairmont Re-Opens Mara Safari Club and Mount Kenya Safari Club
Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club, nestled at the foothills of Mt. Kenya – the second highest peak in Africa – re-opened its doors in June 2022 after two years of closure, with a renewed promise to co-create activity plans unique to guests’ tastes. Experience the best of this magical destination, from luxury accommodation to intimate moments with endangered wildlife at the animal orphanage and the sanctuary. Their guests make memories from their experiences while contributing to the mission of Mt. Kenya wildlife conservancies.
Wil Smith, the co-founder of safari company Deeper Africa, has partnered with Tanzanian wildlife and guiding expert Aminiel Nnko to launch Deeper Adventure, an outfitter for wildlife and nature experiences in East Africa. Smith and Nnko will lead travellers on expedition-like itineraries through the few remaining uncharted regions of West Tanzania, including Burigi-Chato National Park and Deeperbeyond.Adventure seeks to preserve Africa’s wildlife, lands and popular tourist destinations. Burigi, established in 2019, is among Africa’s newest national parks and serves as the foundation of a unique safari linking off-the-grid Burigi with the Serengeti.
Wayo Africa’s Ambitious Development Plans
Introducing Deeper Adventure, a New Tanzanian Tour Outfitter
Wayo Africa, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris, will be upgrading its existing camps in Manyara and the Serengeti as well as its safari experiences over the next 18 months from August 2022. Upgrades will not impact customer experience during this period and will be conducted sensitively.
Paint The Bush Green
With Miracle Experience Miracle Experience announces its continued effort to promote sustainability and eco-tourism. Besides using solar power at their bases in Serengeti and Tarangire, they are increasing their electric cars to their fleet by the end of this year. With their low carbon footprint and low noise levels, electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in safari destinations.
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The 25-kilometer walk is Jim’s 14th walk since 2013 when he embarked on the campaign dubbed “Ivory Belongs to Elephants Walk” to raise awareness on the value of elephants and how to mitigate human- elephant conflict and to raise awareness on poaching. The ENC walk is aimed at sensitizing Coast residents on the values of the animals to the country’s economy, culture and heritage and raise their awareness of the poaching crisis.
Wildlife and environmental conservationists now want the government of Kenya to gazette elephant migratory corridors in the country to protect the endangered animal and reduce human wildlife conflicts. The stakeholders were speaking recently during the flagging-off of Tsavo East-Galana-Arabuko-Sokoke
Elephant campaign walk
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Coast regional Head of Conservation Samuel Tokore also hailed the initiative, terming it as a compliment to his agency’s conservation Government Urged to Gazette Elephant Migratory Corridors
Pollman Tours and Safaris Operations Director, Mohamed Hersi, urged Lands and Environment and Forestry Ministries, to move with speed and gazette the traditional migration routes for the elephants. In the Coast region, illegal settlements and land grabbing have led to blocking of elephants and other species migratory corridors
The walk flagged-off by the Mombasa County Commissioner, John Otieno, is conducted in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Galana Crocodile Camp, Ministries of Tourism and Wildlife and Interior and Coordination of National Government. The 16 days walk covering forested areas in Mombasa and Kilifi counties also involve members of different rotaries, conservationists, environmentalists, 65 schools and individuals.
Kilifi, Tana River and Lamu counties. “Research has shown that elephants have remarkable memory to remember migratory routes, most of which have been affected by human activities. We urged the lands and environment ministries to gazette all these routes for the sake of posterity of these important animals in the history and heritage of our nation,” added Hersi.
Recent reports indicate the settlements continue to block traditional migration routes for elephants to Tsavo East National Park. The settlements on the migratory corridors have escalated wildlife-human conflicts in the region hence posing serious threats to protection of endangered Thespecies.County Commissioner said the collaboration between Kenya and foreign governments, particularly the United States government, has yielded fruits including arrest of prime suspects behind ivory trade in the region. “Elephants conservation is a global campaign and that is why the US and our government are collaborating in dealing with poaching which also fuels other crimes like illicit drugs and money laundering,” he added. Otieno hailed the Tsavo East-Galana-Arabuko-Sokoke Elephant campaign walk by Nyamu, saying it will go a long way in raising public awareness on the value of protecting elephants and other wildlife. “Tourism is a key pillar of our country’s GDP hence there is a need for a concerted effort to conserve these animals,” he observed.
initiated by Jim Justus Nyamu, the Executive Director for Elephant Neighbors Center (ENC).
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AirKenya, the pioneering premier safari airline in East Africa, has opened its newly refurbished luxury passenger lounge at Wilson Airport. The exclusive lounge boasts three levels which offer ample comfortable seating space, with the upper lounge providing a spectacular view of Wilson Airport set against a backdrop of the Ngong Hills in the distance. The design concept draws on Kenya's savannah landscapes with dense grass plains informing the layered natural textures and colours of acacia trees, cacti and fields of grass which, combined with wildlife photography introduce the savannah landscape of the safari ahead.
AirKenya Opens New Luxury Passenger Lounge
“With Airkenya the Safari Experience Begins at the Airport!”
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Here too, you will find the Banana Box Company, a high-quality in-house safari boutique with an array of hand-made crafts made by individual craftsmen and women that is also the outward display of a remarkable and fascinating social and environmental Formission.over 30 years Banana Box, a reputable Kenyan brand, has sought to bring about positive change in the world by unlocking the potential of local artisans and communities whilst sourcing products made from sustainable and renewable materials, and foster a deeper appreciation of African art, culture and history.
On arrival at the terminal you enter a modern, functional space designed with natural tones that echo a “Safari chic” theme. There is a fine display of craftsmanship, with sisal rope walls and beige canvas upholstered benches with a touch of leather creating a comfortable and relaxing Thespace.main check-in area features a large wooden high table with a selection of sockets to charge your electrical devices and make use of free Wi-Fi.
Ceiling-to-floor windows that run the length of the upper lounge give an expansive view of the airside and landscape beyond whilst the varnished wooden beams that form the frame of these large windows offer another touch of natural hue.
On entering the upper lounge natural light pours through large windows stopped only by the translucent sisal rope wall, where on display is a superb array of large wall-mounted safari photography.
Captain Dino Bisleti, General Manager of AirKenya says this of the new passenger lounge: “We have undertaken a major refurbishment of our lounge at Wilson Airport to provide a better, more comfortable, and functional experience for our passengers who deserve the best quality of service both on the ground and in the air. We welcome passengers to enjoy their time in the lounge and wish them a memorable safari in East Africa. With AirKenya the safari experience begins at the airport!"
From the far end of the lounge, a familiar aroma of Kenyan coffee brings you to Brown’s Café whose partnership with Spring Valley Coffee for their beans, brewed alongside the only certified organic milk in Kenya or their fresh plant-based milk, showcases the very best the country has to offer. Tea is also served, from green tea to black, handpicked herbal blends to soothing ginger and lemon. Brown’s Café offers a full menu of organic snacks, breakfast and lunch. All food items are locally produced, with pastries like sourdough cinnamon rolls and gooseberry scones, granola and porridge made with Kenyan sorghum and millet, sandwiches featuring Brown’s award-winning cheeses and house sourdough bread, and small-batch soups and stews.
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In the lower lounge, the fascinating history of AirKenya and bygone days is displayed on the walls in black-andwhite pictures. There is also extra seating space, additional electrical sockets to charge your devices and modern washrooms, including one for persons living with disabilities and a baby-changing room.
The comfortable seating area in the upper lounge, where you can rest, relax, eat or work, is divided into two. One has an array of beige canvas upholstered wooden lounge chairs made by Dumont in Kenya interspersed with stainless steel coffee tables, the other is decked with white cafe style wire dining chairs and tables by the Italian designer Pedrali.
To help shine a spotlight on the lives of Samburu girls, and to help them find their voices, The Samburu Project declared 2022 as the Year of the Girl. Finding your voice and using it to speak up is not something that is practiced often by Samburu girls. School in Kenya is about discipline first and foremost, especially for girls.
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Water is Education For Samburu Girls
A rousing HOLA! were the first words the 22 girls of Wamba Girls Secondary School‘s Journalism Club heard from The Samburu Project’s photographer, Mamen Saura. Everyone calls her Mamen but the name on her Spanish birth certificate says Maria del Carmen Saura. A former teacher, who is equally passionate about Samburu as she is about storytelling and photography, came to Wamba this past summer to conduct a 6-week workshop on iPhoneograhy and storytelling.
Wamba Girls Secondary School is located in Wamba in the heart of Samburland about 6 hours drive north of Nairobi. This boarding school enrolls more than 500 young learners. The campus has access to water (a luxury in this part of the world), sports activities, a science lab and a rigorous curriculum that starts at 4am every morning. The dedicated teaching staff helps the girls learn and graduate with the best scores possible on their final exams. The pupils know they are fortunate to have an education but in most cases, what comes after graduation is a big question. With few female role models and virtually no access to the internet, career guidance is another challenge they face.
Having someone stand in front of them asking for their loud voices, and playful participation was a new experience for the students but they proved to be quick learners!
Pascaline and all the other Journalism club students are now very motivated to pursue a higher education. Slowly, their voices have emerged. Even their teacher noticed a change in attitude in their regular classes. They participate more and are more engaged. Their curiosity has definitely been awakened. By the fourth session, Mamen no longer had to prompt them to return her Hola! when she entered the room. Their eyes opened to new possibilities.
The former president of the school’s Journalism Club, Pascaline Lochuraki, a recent graduate from the school, was invited to return to participate in the workshop. Since graduation she has been insecure about her next steps in her education. Currently, with the support from TSP, she is applying to colleges. When asked about the workshop she said: “I am enjoying the class so much! I didn’t know learning could be so much fun. The sessions inspired me to pursue my dream to attend college to become a journalist.”
“I love working with these girls, watching them blossom, using their loud voices to be heard, and seeing the world through a new prism is extremely gratifying. I know that learning is happening because their appetite for knowledge is insatiable. At the end of two hours each day, they still want more from me. I can see how energized they are by the end of each session,” said Mamen Saura
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The six week workshop moved quickly. The girls first learned the basics of using the phone’s camera (a tool that most Kenyans have in their pockets), good photographic composition, the basics of telling an engaging story and creative thinking. The ultimate goal was to observe their surroundings and tell an interesting story. During the first session they took a lot of selfies. By the second class, they were learning how to view the world around them through a new lens and find the beauty in their everyday environment. They learned from each other’s successes and mistakes. They practiced how to exercise their imagination, and they definitely laughed a lot
The Samburu Project has been working in Samburuland since 2005, providing access to clean water as a catalyst for community development. Since that time, TSP has drilled 137 wells in the area and many of them are in collaboration with schools. There is now a new generation of girls who go to school instead of collecting water every day. Beyond water, The Samburu Project is committed to further supporting Samburu communities with initiatives impacting health, education, women’s empowerment and community growth.
“Career development should be encouraged and nurtured from a young age. It was amazing interacting with the girls and sharing about the various aspects of my profession in Digital Marketing. If I inspired just one girl, I accomplished my mission,” said Jackline Wambugi The workshop was made possible by various donors who believe in the power of girls and gave iPhones and AirKenya is a proud sponsor of The Samburu Project. supplies. The Samburu Project is working to bring this workshop to other high schools in Samburu every year. If you want to be a part of the efforts, check out their website thesamburuproject.org.
Mamen Saura of The Samburu Project talking to students during the workshop.
As part of the Storytelling workshop the last session concluded with a visit by AirKenya Marketing professional Jackline Wambugi and pilot Cynthia Njoki. Jackine spent time with the girls of the Journalism Club providing information about the myriad of jobs that require photography, storytelling, and design skills, how to pursue that next step in their education and providing lots of inspiration. Cythia spoke to the entire student body. None of the girls had ever met a pilot before, let alone a female one so they had lots of questions! She told them what it takes to become a pilot, what courses are required, how long it takes and other jobs that are available in aviation. The event introduced the girls to female role models who provided inspiration and knowledge of career opportunities that were previously unknown to the students. It was a memorable afternoon for all.
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The opportunity to visit Samburu and interact with the girls at Wamba Girls Secondary School was also a life changing experience for Jackline and Cynthia. Surely it will be the first of many visits by AirKenya employees in the future.
Sunrise Zanzibarin Sunset in Serengetithe ZANZIBAR - ARUSHA - SERENGETI MORNING SCHEDULE Zanzibar AM Arusha 7:30 9:05 Kogatende 7:30 10:30 Lobo 7:30 10:30 Sasakwa 7:30 10:30 Seronera 7:30 10:30 DAR ES SALAAM - ARUSHA - SERENGETI MORNING SCHEDULE Dar es Salaam AM Arusha 8:00 9:05 Kogatende 8:00 10:30 Lobo 8:00 10:30 Sasakwa 8:00 10:30 Seronera 8:00 10:30 Timings above are estimates and will vary depending on aircraft routing Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org / +255 (0)753 500 300 / (0)786 021 102 Reservations: email@example.com / +255 (0)754 285 754 / (0)784 285 753 www.regionaltanzania.com Resumption of Tarime Route We are pleased to inform you that we have resumed flights to Tarime. This service operates with a minimum of 2 Thepassengers.Serengeti – Maasai Mara service seamlessly connects with our sister company Airkenya Express Ltd hence enabling clients to enjoy breakfast in Serengeti and lunch in Maasai Mara or vice versa.
July is a very special month for Ol Pejeta Conservancy. We get to shine a light on the heroes of the conservancy, our rangers, as the world celebrates them on World Ranger Day, 31st July.
World Ranger Day: In Celebration of Ol Pejeta Conservancy Rangers
In recent years, Gorbachev's tusks have grown back and he quickly learnt how to use them for some mischievous activities like breaking fences. We had to intervene when his incidents of human-wildlife conflict increased substantially, putting him, the rangers, and the community in Ourdanger.wildlife team and the Kenya Wildlife Service decided to shorten his tusks a few weeks ago, hoping that shorter tusks would discourage him from breaking into nearby communities. Whilst such an intervention can sound and look quite dramatic, our ranger and veterinarian teams take great care to ensure the animal is well taken care of, even days after the exercise.
Detusking an elephant
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on Ol Pejeta conservancy are the lifeblood of our conservation activities. These brave men and women transverse the 110,000-acre sanctuary every day, walking upwards of 20 kilometres to ensure wildlife and our communities are safe. As a result of their diligence, we are coming up on five years of no poaching! As we celebrate our rangers, we would also like to honour our other conservation champions; the fencers, herders, and logistics teams, whose contribution may, at times, go unobserved, and unsaluted. They are an integral part of our success and play an enormous role in the day-to-day operations at the conservancy. As part of our celebrations for our heroes, we are focusing on the activities they have been up to recently to show you a snippet of what it takes to be a wildlife ranger at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
A 55-year-old male elephant, named Gorbachev, lost its sight in the early 2000s. After that, he stuck to the areas he knew and rarely left the conservancy. In 2005, our team took the difficult decision to detusk him to protect him from poaching, which he was more at risk from without his eyesight.
Collaring some of our lions helps us monitor pride movements, helps us understand their range and patterns, and is important in preventing human-wildlife conflict.
Adding to the Rangers' skills
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"I am so excited to learn how to fly a drone," patrol ranger Simon Irungu says. "It always looked so hard to do, and I am so proud to now be licensed. I look forward to seeing how it will improve our patrolling efforts."
Two of our rangers, Simon Irungu and Simon Nakito, successfully completed drone training and are now certified drone pilots!
Re-collaring a lion Collaring some of our lions helps us monitor pride movements, helps us understand their range and patterns, and is important in preventing human-wildlife Theconflict.collars are made such that they loosen and fall off the animal after two to three years. Once this happens, in cases where the lion in question is still active in the pride, our ranger team is deployed to fit another collar.
In July, thanks to our rangers, we re-collared Sellah, a female lioness, who is the leader of her pride. Those who have been lucky enough to see Secret Safari: Into The Wild, Sellah is the daughter of Sior - who sadly died last year. Sior was a fantastic hunter and it looks like Sellah is well on her way to continuing her mother's legacy and taking care of her pride. "I was heartbroken for the pride when Sior died." says Samuel Mbogo, a tourism guide who followed the pride throughout the filming of the programme. "I am so happy to see Sellah step up as the hunter and glad that because of collaring technology I can track and see how they are doing." fundraiser to purchase a drone and training equipment for our rangers. Thanks to his efforts, we can now use drones to monitor more extensive areas faster and give us a bird’s eye view of activity in the bush.
"I have known Gorbachev for over 20 years, and I worry about him when I hear he has broken into the community. I have been keeping an eye on him after the detusking, and I am happy to see him doing well and staying out of trouble," says patrol ranger Stephen Elimlim.
Two of our rangers, Simon Irungu and Simon Nakito, successfully completed drone training and are now certified drone pilots! With such a vast landscape, keeping track of the species that call Ol Pejeta home can be challenging. This is why Shea Stephens, a US-based licensed drone pilot, held a
Entebbe International Airport to Jinja serviced by Aerolink Uganda, then cruise along the Nile for another five minutes. Who else arrives at a hotel on a boat, surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of birds?
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As you quietly watch the raging Nile from the pool deck, it is easy to understand why Lemala Wildwaters Lodge was named Africa's Most Instagrammable Hotel, and the second-most in the entire world, ahead of world icons like Dubai's Burj al Arab and Singapore's Peninsular. Its access is as dramatic as the scenes from an action movie. Fly privately for approximately 30 minutes from
Nestled on Kalangala Island in a rainforest reserve on 16 protected acres, Lemala Wildwaters Lodge is an intrepid's paradise. The eight suites, one two-bedroom suite, and the ultra-exclusive private pool suite, all offer unobstructed views of the River Nile and the dense riverine forest that naturally covers the island. It offers the perfect extension to a gorilla trek or place to recover from a safari through the game parks of Tanzania and Kenya as an exciting exotic alternative to a Zanzibar beach resort. Or simply a place to escape from city life for a few days of pampering enjoyed with friends and family.
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The upgraded suites feature glass-fronted windows, locally handmade furniture, stylish bathrooms with rain showers and secluded wooden decks with daybeds and elegant free-standing baths that add a level of sophistication and adventure for guests. To elevate the public spaces of the property, an incredibly dramatic new pool was added and lounge areas re-imagined.
Leanne Haigh, CEO of Adrift and Lemala explains; “Adrift and Lemala have always been proud to be deeply committed to our local communities. Wildwaters was born from the waters of the River Nile and we have always been committed to recruiting staff from the villages along its banks. Our amazingly fresh fish are pulled sustainably from the waters of the river by fishermen whose families have fished these waters for generations. We are delighted to be extending our support to this entire area. Buying locally grown “fresh from the field” fruits not only means better prices for the farmer but also shortens our supply lines and the environmental footprint. Employing locally and buying locally has brought manifest benefits to this area, and we look forward to growing this support
Lemala's kitchen prepares its own healthy and lighter menu options that feature locally grown produce.
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Wildwaters Lodge Adrift River Club Adrift
The River Nile is globally recognised for its legendary whitewater rafting. Adventurous guests can choose to take on these thundering waters with Lemala’s own adventure company, Adrift, the most established and safest provider of fun on the river.
Infurther."June, Adrift completed the construction of child-friendly facilities at the Adrift Overland Camp and Adrift River Club. Next door is the Adrift Adventure Centre, a brand new adventure hub. From the romantic riverine cottages perched above the rushing waters to shaded campgrounds, Adrift Overland Camp and Adrift River Club offer a wide range of accommodation options to guests of all ages.
James Haigh, Head of Sales and Marketing for the group shares, “Our goal was to create a seamless experience for guests travelling between our properties. Lemala and Adrift allow us to combine adventure with a modern luxury experience in a magnificent location, to connect with nature and enjoy the breathtaking views whilst actively contributing to the conservation of this very special part of Uganda.” All three properties are at the heart of the newly-formed Wildwaters Reserve, home to river otters, giant monitor lizards and hundreds of bird species. The lodges are a centre-piece for a conservation initiative aimed at protecting this pristine riverine environment for future generations,
*BINP-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Kihihi airstrip) *SNP-Semuliki National Park (Semliki airstrip) TO ENTEBBE Kisoro* Kihihi - Mweya Kasese - Semliki* 0700hrs KISORO Kisoro - Kihihi Mweya Kasese Semliki* - EBB 0825hrs (Daily except April, May & November) (Services from Entebbe may route via Murchison Falls National Park subject to loads) TO ENTEBBE EBB Mbarara-Kihihi Mweya Kasese - Semliki* 1015hrs KISORO Kihihi Mweya Kasese Semliki*Mbarara EBB 1140hrs PM FLIGHTS FROM TO DEPATURE ENTEBBE EBB Kihihi - Mweya Kasese Semliki* 1015hrs KISORO Kihihi - Mweya Kasese Semliki* 1140hrs Murchison falls national park(MFNP) airstrips (daily flight) • Daily flight from Entebbe to Maasai We also operate charter flights if our requirements. FROM TO ENTEBBE Pakuba, Chobe & Bugungu (Min 2pax) MFNP QENP*/BINP* (Min 2pax) PAKUBA Chobe & Bugungu EBB Kidepo Valley National Park-Apoka Sunday)ENTEBBE Kidepo (min 7 KIDEPO Entebbe (min
FEATUREinpart by ensuring that the local communities benefit directly from the visitors to the lodge and the protection of these beautiful, heavily forested islands in the Nile. Guests at all of the camps can enjoy activities including whitewater rafting, horseback safaris, quad biking, kayaking, guided fishing, one-person river bugs, mountain biking, birding and walks through hospitable communities that have inhabited the banks of the Nile for generations and from this September the newest, highest bungee tower in all of East AfterAfrica.a day of adventure, the guests can retire to Wildwaters to enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, magically suspended above some of the world’s most dramatic river rapids, enjoy a massage at the spa, take a long well-deserved soak in the bath, or sip a cocktail on the deck listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids or the sounds of the many bird species who call the island home. Elevated wooden walkways gracefully link the rooms to the restaurant and bar area and offer an unforgettable walk through the heart of the forest. Meals are enjoyed in the dining room of the main lodge, outside on the verandah overlooking the pool or privately on your villa terrace. How about a beach and bush experience? A stay at Lemala Wildwaters Lodge is combinable with safari activities on Uganda's western side, such as gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale forest, and leisure boat safaris along the Kazinga Channel. Aerolink Uganda offers private flight services from Jinja (the nearest airstrip) to Entebbe International Airport, then scheduled flights to any safari destination in Uganda.
7 pax) CODE SHARED AIRKE MIDFFAMWESTFLIGHTSROMROMMORNING FLIGHTS DEDEPATUREPATURE FROMNORTHTO Flying Beyond 2012 2022 ROUTE NE T WORK @aerolinkuganda www.aerolinkuganda.com +256 31 7 333000 /+256 776 882205 aerolinkuganda @aerolinkuganda firstname.lastname@example.org Lemala Wildwaters Lodge Bath tub Lemala Wildwaters Lodge Room
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KISUMU KENYA WEST K gum Gulu Masindi Kotido Li Mo o o Kaiso Hoima MBARARA JINJA Kalangala Busia Tororo Mbale S oti *QENP-Queen Elizabeth National *BINP-Bwindi Impenetrable National *SNP-Semuliki National Park *LMNP-Lake Mburo National Park (Semliki TO ENTEBBE Kisoro* - Kihihi Mweya Semliki* KISORO* Kihihi Mweya - Kasese EBB (Services from National Park TO ENTEBBE Mbarara-Kihihi - Mweya Semliki* KIHIHI Mweya Kasese Semliki* EBB PM FLIGHTS FROM TO ENTEBBE Kihihi Mweya - Kasese KIHIHI Mweya - Kasese - Semliki* JINJA WEST & NORTH Kisoro scheduled flights only 0700hrs Semliki requires a minimum of 2 pax
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*QENP-Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasese and Mweya airstrips)
From a UNESCOHeritageWorldSite ... to the most phenomenal natural spectacle in the worldENTEBBE - MARA For more information, contact: Tel: +256 317 333000 email@example.com AEROLINK UGANDA www.airkenya.com www.regionaltanzania.com
ith a resident population in excess of 1,388 different bird species, and many more that come down and up here from Europe and Southern Africa, Tanzania is probably one of the greatest places on the planet for birders. From the gigantic Marshall eagle to the delicate sunbird, the elusive Shoebill to the omnipresent Marabou, there is certainly something to please any keen twitcher! Part of the reason that Tanzania has such vast numbers and varying species is down to the wide array of differing topographies and microclimates that exist in the country. Below we have run through a few of these in the main tourism locations…but….for the adventurous, it is also possible to head further afield to really try and find a few rarities (the shoebill in the central western wetland complex of the Moyowosi-Kigozi, for example) The Eastern Arc Mountains and the Tanzania-Malawi Endemic Bird Area
Birdwatching in Tanzania – The Travel Specialists
The ancient range of mountains, that dissect Tanzania from its north eastern edge to its south western edge, and that take in the Mountain ranges of Pare and Usumbara in the north, and Udzungwa and Mahenge in the south, are the oldest in East Africa and home so some of the greatest endemic biodiversity in the Dueworld.to their isolation approximately 10 million years ago, the Estern Arc Mountains became a haven for all types of flora and fauna and, today, this is one of the last places on the planet where it is possible to encounter truly endemic species and, for the truly intrepid birder, some totally new species.
Birding In the South of Tanzania As with the northern parks of Tanzania, the main parks of the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Parks are superb birding destinations in their own right. Please see a little information on the Selous and a couple of other destinations that are less well known: The Selous Game Reserve – with most of the main camps in the park being located along the winding Rufiji River, the Selous is a superb park for seeing all number of bird species ranging from the fish eagle to the malachite kingfisher and the secretary bird. Amani Nature Reserve – as mentioned in the section above on the Eastern Arc Mountains, the Amani
Probably the most important of the reserves within the EBA is the Udzungwa Range National Park which is located to the north of the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania. This park is home to many of the countries main endemic species. The nearby, Amani Nature Reserve is, however, a more accessible haven for those wanting to try and see these rarities.
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Birding In the North of Tanzania The national parks to the north of Tanzania have been formed through the moving together of two tectonic plates and, as such, this is an area that is both barren and fertile in equal amounts. The main National Parks of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire are very good for large raptors and scavengers, but, if you are looking to get away from the “flock” then please see a few additional areas below: The Momella Lakes – located in the north of Arusha National Park, these lakes are fed by underground streams and are a mecca for water birds in particular. Species commonly seen here include flamingo, pelican, little grebe and a variety of herons, ducks and waders are also common. Lake Natron springs and the Ewaso Ngiro River, Lake Natron is one of the famous Rift Valley Lakes and sits to the north of the Ngorongoro Crater, on the border with Kenya. This inhospitable region or caustic waters and parched earth is the main breeding ground for East Africa’s 2.5 million or so lesser flamingo who rally here in the summer months of August and September. As a sheer spectacle on its own, it is something worth seeing.
Rubondo Island – situated in the southern reaches of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island is an oft forgotten corner of Tanzania and, only now, is it becoming more developed and connected once more. This island has many great features but one of these is that, with its forested and freshwater habitats, it is very popular for bird species of all kinds.
Other Safari Destinations in KataviTanzaniaNational Park
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Mahale Mountains National Park
On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the verdant forests and angular slopes of the Mahale Mountains drop vertically to sand covered beaches and crystal clear waters. The lodges that nestle on the shores of Lake Tanganyika with this stunning backdrop are reason enough to come to this wondrous place...but add in some of the best chimp viewing on the planet and this becomes a one in a million!
Superlatives about this fantastic park flow regularly from the mouths of those that have had the fortune to be able to come and visit this, Tanzania's third biggest National Park...and for good reason. Featuring hippos pods of thousands, denning crocodile, super herds of buffalo and predators galore (we even had one client who had a leopard chased under their vehicle by a pride of lion!) Katavi is, without doubt, one of Africa's best-kept secrets.
NatureFEATUREReserve is probably one of the most exciting and accessible areas for birding in southern Tanzania and, for those looking to see any of Tanzania’s endemic species, it is a must visit.
Lake Manyara National Park Again, one of the staple attractions on the northern “circuit”, Lake Manyara National Park adds something different again to the mix. Where the Serengeti is known for its huge skies and wildebeest, and the Ngorongoro is known for the views, Lake Manyara is a superb example of what the Rift valley has to offer. This is a park that sits at the bottom of the 600m high escarpment that is part of a tectonic crack that marks the entirety of East Africa, from Ethiopia to Malawi.
How to get there All these destinations are easily accessible by flight with Regional Air Services who offes scheduled flights to all the safari destinations in Northern Tanzania as well as Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. It also offers charter services across Tanzania with a connection to Kenya’s Maasai Mara via Serengeti.
Ruaha National Park
Serengeti National Park Arguably the most famous destination for safari in Africa, the vast, open plains of the Serengeti epitomise, for many, what Africa is all about.
In the Serengeti National Park the grasslands are roamed by millions of wildebeest, zebra and others, while being stalked by some of the continent’s fiercest predators; the mighty lion, the leopard, the cheetah, to name a few. To experience a Serengeti safari and witness the daily fight for survival is like nothing else in the world, where life seems so precious and yet so cheap…welcome to the Serengeti!
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Tarangire National Park Tarangire National Park is often overlooked in Tanzania's northern safari circuit. Only an hour or so drive out from the city of Arusha, this is arguably one of East Africa's last discovered jewels and is well worth including in a visit up here.
Lying to the east of the plains of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater is arguably one of the locations to see in Africa, providing a unique opportunity to see world class game viewing in a spectacular setting. At approximately 19kms in diameter and around 600 meters in depth, the crater itself is the world’s largest, intact caldera. On top of this, it has resident game year round and some of Africa’s largest elephant.
Approximately an hour and a half flying time to the west of the Selous, Ruaha National Park is often paired with its neighbour and provides the perfect foil. Where the Selous is verdant and riverine, Ruaha is barren and sparse. Where the Selous has elephant, hippo and crocodile, Ruaha has lions, buffalo and leopard. In every sense, to step into Ruaha is to step into how Africa has existed forever.
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Often dubbed as the main reason to come here, the vast elephant herds that wander in and out of the park throughout the year are to be seen to be believed. This is not, however, the only reason to come here with both lesser and great Kudu to be seen, plentiful lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as a variety of bird species.
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Victoria’s Adventures – Jackline Wambugi
wears many hats— it is the source of River Nile, it is Africa's largest lake by area, the second-largest fresh water lake by surface area in the world, and the world's largest tropical lake. It is shared by three East African countries: Kenya, Uganda and KisumuTanzania.is the only city located on the shores of Lake Victoria on the Kenyan side. The warm weather of Kisumu City pits it against its coastal counterparts, but it is no ordinary travel destination. Pristine beaches, islands, unmatched city tours, national parks, and heritage sites are among the many attractions the city offers. Whether you are visiting Kisumu City or the surrounding outskirts, the region is filled with hidden gems waiting to be discovered. WHAT TO DO IN KISUMU CITY Kisumu Museum As part of the National Museums of Kenya, the Kisumu Museum showcases different aspects of the region and culture of the Luo people (natives of Kisumu). A traditional Luo homestead is set up to transport you back a century ago. The polygamous lifestyle is well elaborated by the set-up of the homestead. The sister wives would stay in different huts, with the first wife’s (Mikayi) hut facing the gate. The other wives would be housed to the left of the Mikayi (second wife – Nyachira) and the right (third wife – Dero). Each would have a separate granary close to their respective houses. The sons would build starting from the eldest son from the left side of the gate. The man of the house stayed in a separate hut, where he would host other elders and also resolve disputes in the family. The cattle sheds were placed close to the gate for ease of herding.
Kisumu: On the Trail of Lake
Hippo Viewing Point Away from the song and dance, the Hippo viewing point is a good place to slow the pace. The name is deceptive though – there aren’t as many hippos as possible to watch, but it offers a relaxed platform to view the sunset over Lake Victoria. There are a couple of boats available for a sunset cruise.
Traditional dancers fill the air with traditional songs, dancing vigorously as is typical with African dances. Besides the Luo lifestyle, the Museum displays an array of fauna and flora found in the area with the snake park taking centre stage.
Impala Sanctuary Wildlife lovers get a dose of their wild side at the Impala Sanctuary. It hosts the rare Sitatunga antelope and wildlife including lions, hyenas, giraffes, and zebras among others. This is a birdwatcher’s paradise – the birdlife is prolific. Exploration here is done on foot, but boat rides provide an equally exciting experience to watch birds.
Wetlands There are plenty of wetlands on the shores of the lake. Jetties in these wetlands provide walkways suitable for afternoon strolls. This is a perfect opportunity for nature photographers to snap the beautiful vistas of the lake enhanced by the lush vegetation.
Gastronomy Experience at Kisumu Fish Market Head to the fish market to try out different types of fish – Nile tilapia is popular and very tasty but so are mudfish and Nile perch. It is usually served with ugali, a staple food made of corn flour.
Monkey at Impala Sanctuary Dunga Hill camp View of Kisumu Cityscape from Lake Victoria
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Ndere Island alias Birds Island is a birder’s paradise. It is home to over 100 bird species such as African fish Mfangano Island in the horizon Kit Mikayi
FEATURE BEYOND KISUMU CITY Kit Mikayi This is a must for those in love with nature and adventure. Kit Mikayi is an incredible outcrop of rocks with a great view of Lake Victoria and a lush canopy. According to Luo folklore, centuries ago, a single man climbed the rock and fell in love with it. He is said to have settled not far from the rocks and spent all his days at the rock. The village elders named the rock “Kit Mikayi” (kit means rock while Mikayi means the first wife) after the strange phenomenon of a man adopting the rock as his first wife. The climb is challenging, and rumour has it that no rock climber has reached the top. Proper gear is required, and the stewardship of a local guide is prudent. Traditional dancers entertain guests at the foot of the rock, which is a great way to warm up if you decide to join in. It is also the chosen Prayer retreat of “Legio Maria”, a local religious break away from the Catholic Church, who have erected shrines in the small caves. Island Hopping It is typical for a holiday to a tropical location to culminate with a beach destination. Kisumu does not disappoint. Each of the 19 islands of Lake Victoria offers a unique Rusingaexperience.Island is the most famous and popular – for a reason. It hosts two cultural festivals in the month of December – RICRAF and the Rusinga Island Festival. Both showcase the culture of the Abasuba (a tribe that migrated from Uganda and settled in Rusinga). The modern-day Abasuba tribe has been assimilated by the native Luo tribe. The festivals are characterised by songs and dance, food, boat races and other types of competitive sports. It also hosts the Tom Mboya Mausoleum in memory of the prominent politician who was assassinated in 1969.
History buffs will frolic during a stay at Mfangano Island. The mountainous island is home to some of the most prominent rock painting sites in the country, featuring abstract patterned paintings thought to have been created between 1,000 and 4,000 years ago by hunter-gatherers.
Kisumu to Uganda Instead of heading south, you can head west to Uganda, a famous destination for Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking and the best birdwatching experiences. From Kisumu, Airkenya will connect you daily to Entebbe International Airport, and your onward journey into Uganda’s National Parks will be serviced by Aerolink, our subsidiary airline in Uganda. Spiral and sunburst at Kwitone, Mfangano Island RIGHT: Roan antelope at Ruma National Park © David Coulson/TARA.
eagles, black-headed gonoleks and grey-headed kingfishers. The lake shore supports a wide variety of animals including hippos, monitor lizards, Nile crocodiles, several fish species, snakes, baboons, impalas, the rare sitatunga antelopes, waterbucks, zebras and warthogs. Takawiri Island is your typical beach destination. A stretch of white sandy beach carpets the shores of the island, providing a relaxing atmosphere.
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Kisumu to Maasai Mara
Ruma National Park Beyond the islands, there is Ruma National Park with promises of undiscovered wildlife treasures and undisturbed peace. It is the only sanctuary for the endangered Roan Antelopes in Kenya. While its birdlife is prolific, it plays a vital role in the survival of the globally threatened Blue Swallow. According to the Kenya Wildlife Service, Blue swallows, which depend on moist grassland to feed and roost, arrive in Kenya from their breeding grounds in Southern Tanzania around April and return in September.
While Ruma National Park gives you a taste of the Kenyan wildlife, Maasai Mara National Reserve presents you with the world’s theatre of wildlife action. With a 30-minute flight on AirKenya, you can make your way to this year-round destination. The months of June to September are particularly busy due to the annual spectacle – The Great Wildebeest Migration. Airkenya operates daily flights from Kisumu to Maasai Mara.
Regional Air Services and her sister airlines, AirKenya and Aerolink, participated in this year’s Karibu KiliFair held in Arusha, Tanzania. The three airlines jointly met business partners from all over the world in preparation for 2023. The annual event brings together stakeholders in the travel industry. It was the first meeting since 2019.
Airkenya, in partnership with Magical Kenya, participated in the 9th Africities Summit held in Kisumu this year. It was the first time this annual event was held in Kenya, attracting delegates from all over Africa.
9th Africities Summit
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Waithaka Taekwondo Club recently graded their students to graduate from one level to the next. Among them, one student graduated from Poom to Black Belt. The Club opened its doors to keep children from societal vices in low-income areas of Nairobi. Airkenya is the sole sponsor of the Club. In celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee anniversary, the British Legion organised a horse derby at the Ngong Race Course. This once-in-a-lifetime event attracted participation from the British community in Kenya. Airkenya awarded two lucky members of the Muthaiga Golf Club with return tickets to Maasai Mara and Amboseli.
Waithaka Taekwondo Club Graduation
KISUMU MALINDI DIANI LAMU 1. Amboseli 2. Finch Hattons - Tsavo 2. Kilimanjaro 3. Lewa Downs 4. Masai Mara 5. Meru 6. Nairobi 7. Nanyuki 8. Samburu 9. 12.11.10.MigoriLoisabaKisumuEntebbe 1. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Kihihi and Kisoro airstrips 2. Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kasese, Mweya and Semliki airstrips 3. Murchison Falls National Park - Pakuba, Bugungu and Chobe airstrips 4. Kidepo National Park - Kidepo Airstrip 5. Lake Mburo National Park - Mbarara Airstrip 6. Entebbe - Mara Via Kisumu 1. Arusha 2. Dar es Salaam 3. Fort Ikoma 4. Grumeti 5. Kilimanjaro 6. Kogatende 7. Lake Manyara 8. Lamai 9. 12.11.10.LoboNdutuSasakwaSerengeti South 13. Seronera 14. Wasso 15. Zanzibar 16 Tarime LAKE MBURO NAT. PARK JINJA MBARARA
BOMBARDIER DHC 8-202 (DASH
Manufacturer: Dehavilland Crew: 5 (2 Flight (TWIN
DHC 7-100 (DASH
OTTER) Manufacturer: Dehavilland Canada Crew: 2 pilots Passengers: Maximum 18 Description: STOL (short take-off & landing) aircraft with fixed landing gear ideal for African bush flying No in Fleet: 3
CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN C208B
attendants and 1 Engineer) Passengers: Maximum 50 Description: Pressurised STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft ideal for African bush flying No in Fleet: 2 DHC 6-300
Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company Crew: 2 pilots Passengers: Maximum 11 Description: STOL Aircraft with fixed undercarriage ideal for African bush flying No in Fleet: 3
Manufacturer: Bombardier Crew: 5 (2 1 flight 1 Baggage
Master) Passengers: Maximum 37 Description: Pressurised aircraft ideal for both African bush and city flying No in Fleet: 1 AIRKENYA AIRCRAFT FLEET
• The inbound flight Nanyuki to Wilson connects Kilimanjaro at 13:30 and to Masai Mara at 14:00
LEWA DOWNS P2 861 WILSON LEWA DOWNS 09:00 10:25 P2 871 WILSON LEWA DOWNS 10:00 11:00 P2 872 LEWA DOWNS WILSON 11:10 13:25 P2 862 LEWA DOWNS MASAI MARA 10:35 12:00
• These flights would operate with minimum of 2 pax between 01st July and 30th September
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate • The inbound flight Masai Mara to Wilson arriving at 09:45 connects to our Wilson-Northern frontier Services i.e Lewa, Loisaba, Meru, Nanyuki and Samburu at 10:00
FLT NO FROM TO DEPART ARRIVE AMBOSELI P2 883 WILSON AMBOSELI 07:30 08:05 P2 884 AMBOSELI WILSON 08:15 09:30
• Kilimanjaro To Wilson inbound service connects Masai Mara at 1600hrs between 01st July and 30th September 2022
• The inbound flight Meru to Wilson connects Kilimanjaro at 13:30 and to Masai Mara at 14:00
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate. The flight will operate between 01 July 30 September 2022
• Flight into & out of Loisaba, operate Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
• Call Airkenya operations on departure date to confirm arrival and pick up times for various airstrips MASAI MARA (ADDITIONAL FLIGHT)
• Flight from Loisaba to Masai Mara may route via Wilson to connect Masai Mara Service at 14:00 in the low season • The inbound flight Loisaba to Wilson connects Kilimanjaro at 13:30 and to Masai Mara at 14:00
• Flight into & out of Nanyuki operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
• Flight into & out of Lewa operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.
LOISABA (ADDITIONAL FLIGHT) P2 863 WILSON LOISABA 08:00 09:25 P2 864 LOISABA MASAI MARA 09:35 11:00
• Airstrips served Nanyuki Civil & Kamok Airstrips
• The arrival and departure times depict the first stop.
P2 871 WILSON MERU 10:00 12:00 P2 872 MERU WILSON 12:10 13:25 P2 872 MERU NANYUKI 12:10 12:35
• Flight into & out of Meru, operate Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
2022 • Flight into & out of Mara, operate Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on air craft routing
P2 863 WILSON LEWA DOWNS 08:00 09:25 P2 864 LEWA DOWNS MASAI MARA 09:35 11:00
P2 953 WILSON MASAI MARA 16:00 16:40
• This airport is your gateway to a safari between Kenya & Tanzania as it easily connects to Arusha, Manyara, Grumeti, Seronera,Kogatende, Lobo, Fort-Ikoma and Sasakwa with Regional Air Services at 14:30
• Inbound pax to Wilson can use the Service Lewa Wilson at 11:10.
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LOISABA P2 861 WILSON LOISABA 09:00 10:25 P2 871 WILSON LOISABA 10:00 11:30 P2 872 LOISABA WILSON 11:40 13:25 P2 862 LOISABA MASAI MARA 10:35 12:00
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate • Flight into & out of Lewa Downs, operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depend ing on aircraft routing • Flight from Lewa to Masai Mara may route via Wilson to connect Masai Mara Service at 14:00 in the low season
• You can now connect to Nanyuki from Masai Mara via Wilson on the morning flight at 10:00
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate. The flight will operate between 01 July 30 September 2022
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate
P2 854 MASAI MARA WILSON 11:15 13:00
P2 863 WILSON MERU 08:00 08:55
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate. The flight will operate between 01 July 30
P2 951 WILSON MASAI MARA 14:00 14:40
P2 851 WILSON MASAI MARA 07:30 08:10
P2 864 MERU MASAI MARA 09:05 11:00
• Daily Service, minimum of 4 pax to operate;
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate; Starting 01st January 2022 via Amboseli • The Inbound Finch Hattons -Wilson service immediately connects to Nanyuki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Meru, Loisaba at 10:00; connects the Masai Mara at 10:30 and and Kilimanjaro at 13:30 KILIMANJARO P2 821 WILSON KILIMANJARO 13:30 14:25 P2 822 KILIMANJARO WILSON 14:40 15:35
• Inbound pax to Wilson can use the Service Meru Wilson at 12:10
P2 861 WILSON NANYUKI 09:00 09:35 P2 871 WILSON NANYUKI 10:00 10:35 P2 872 NANYUKI WILSON 12:45 13:25 P2 871 NANYUKI MERU 10:45 12:00 P2 862 NANYUKI MASAI MARA 11:00 12:00
P2 852 MASAI MARA WILSON 08:15 09:45
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate
• You can now connect to Lewa from Masai Mara via Wilson on the morning flight at 10:00
P2 952 MASAI MARA WILSON 14:45 16:15
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P2 872 MERU SAMBURU 10:20 10:40
LEWA DOWNS (ADDITIONAL FLIGHT)
MERU P2 861 WILSON MERU 09:00 09:55
• Flight from Meru to Masai Mara may route via Wilson to connect Masai Mara Service at 14:00 in the low season
AIRKENYA FLIGHT SCHEDULE 2022
• You can now connect to Meru from Masai Mara via Wilson on the morning flight at 10:00
P2 954 MASAI MARA WILSON 16:45 18:15
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate
• Meru samburu is a one direction service
• Masai Mara services operates into multiple airstrips, therefore timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
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• The inbound flight Lewa to Wilson connects Kilimanjaro at 13:30 and to Masai Mara at 14:00
• Flight into & out of Meru, operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate • The Inbound Amboseli -Wilson service via Finch Hattons immidiately connects to Nanyuki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Meru, Loisaba at 10:00;connects the Maasai Mara at 10:30 and Kilimanjaro at 13:30 FINCH HATTONS - TSAVO P2 883 WILSON FINCH HATTONS 07:30 08:30 P2 884 FINCH HATTONS WILSON 08:45 09:30
P2 853 WILSON MASAI MARA 10:30 11:10
P2 862 MERU MASAI MARA 10:05 12:00
• You can now connect to Loisaba from Masai Mara via Wilson on the morning flight at 10:00
• Nanyuki to Masai Mara may route via Wilson in low season to connect Masai Mara 14:00 departure.
SAMBURU P2 861 WILSON SAMBURU 09:00 10:25 P2 871 WILSON SAMBURU 10:00 11:30 P2 872 SAMBURU WILSON 11:40 13:25 P2 862 SAMBURU MASAI MARA 10:35 12:00
LOW SEASON: 01 MARCH 2022 - 31 MAY 2022; 01 NOV 2022 - 20 DEC 2022 Valid from 21st Dec 2021 to 20th Dec 2022
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate; Starting 01st January 2022
• The service connects Serengeti services and Masai Mara with Regional Air and Airkenya Services.
• Inbound pax to Wilson can use the service Sasaab Wilson at 11:40 MIGORI & TARIME P2 454 MIGORI MASAI MARA 11:35 12:40 P2 453 MASAI MARA MIGORI 08:15 09:00 P2 453 MASAI MARA TARIME 08:15 10:10 P2 454 TARIME MASAI MARA 10:30 12:40
8N/P2 421/454 FORT IKOMA MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
8N/P2 421/454 KOGATENDE MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
P2/A8* 551/121 MASAI MARA SEMILIKI 08:15 14:15
FLT NO FROM TO DEPART ARRIVE
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA SERONERA 08:15 11:20
• Gate closes 30 minutes before departure time after which passengers will not be allowed to check in.
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate • Flight into & out of Samburu operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.
• Flight to Sasaab operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate. The flight will operate between 01 July 30 September 2022
• Flight into & out of Nanyuki operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.
HIGH SEASON: 21 DEC 2021 - 28 FEB 2022; 01 JUNE 2022 - 31 OCT 2022
Call Centre - +254 (0)20 391 6000 / +254 (0) 20 Operations: +254 (0) 706 / +254 (0) 727
8N/P2 431/454 MANYARA MASAI MARA 08:40 12:40
• CHECK IN TIME is 60 minutes before flight time in Nairobi (Wilson), Kilimanjaro, Kisumu and Entebbe Airports.
• Airkenya guarantees all its connecting flights within Kenya and across East Africa in conjunc tion with its subsidiaries; Regional Air Services and Aerolink Uganda.
SASAAB (ADDITIONAL FLIGHT) P2 863 WILSON SASAAB 08:00 09:25 P2 864 SASAAB MASAI MARA 09:35 11:00
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA SERENGETI SOUTH 08:15 11:20
FLT NO FROM TO DEPART ARRIVE NANYUKI/KAMOK (ADDITIONAL FLIGHT) P2 863 WILSON NANYUKI 08:00 08:35 P2 864 NANYUKI MASAI MARA 10:00 11:00
• Service operates into multiple airstrips therefore pick up and drop off timings may vary de pending on aircraft routing.
8N/P2 421/454 SASAKWA MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
• Airkenya provides road transfer and handling between Migori and Tarime
8N/P2 421/454 GRUMETI MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
MASAI MARA - SERENGETI - MARA VIA MIGORI/TARIME
• You can now connect to Samburu from Masai Mara via Wilson on the morning flight at 10:00 SAMBURU (ADDITIONAL FLIGHT) P2 863 WILSON SAMBURU 08:00 09:25 P2 864 SAMBURU MASAI MARA 09:35 11:00
• Flight into & out of Samburu Sasaab operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
• Inbound pax to Wilson can use the Service Samburu Wilson at 11:40. SASAAB P2 861 WILSON SASAAB 09:00 10:25 P2 871 WILSON SASAAB 10:00 11:30 P2 872 SASAAB WILSON 11:40 13:25 P2 862 SASAAB MASAI MARA 10:35 12:00
• The service connects Serengeti services and Masai Mara with Regional Air and Airkenya Services. • Contact Airkenya reservations if connecting Auric and Coastal Aviation MASAI MARA - UGANDA VIA KISUMU/ENTEBBE
• Contact Airkenya reservations if connecting Auric and Coastal Aviation
• Flights are daily with a minimum of 4 pax to operate. • Flight services route via Kisumu and Entebbe Airports for Customs and Immigration • Service into multiple airstrips therefore pick up and drop off timings may vary depending on aircraft routing. • BINP -Bwindi Impenetrable National Park • QENP Queen Elizabeth National Park • MFNP Murchison Falls National Park • KVNP Kidepo Valley National Park • Kidepo Service will require a minimum of 7 pax and will operate on Wed, Fri and Sun
• The inbound flight Samburu to Wilson connects Kilimanjaro at 13:30. Samburu to Masai Mara may route via wilson in low season • Airstrips served Samburu Buffalo & Kalama. Samburu to Masai Mara may route via Wilson in low season to connect Masai Mara 14:00 departure.
A8*/P2 112/552 KASESE/MWEYA MASAI MARA 10:20 14:45
• Flight into & out of Samburu operate into Multiple Airstrips and timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
8N/P2 115/454 NDUTU MASAI MARA 08:00 12:40
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA LOBO 08:15 11:20
P2/A8* 551/ 121 MASAI MARA KASESE/MWEYA (QENP) 08:15 14:15
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA NDUTU 08:15 11:45
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate • Flight services route via Migori and Tarime
AIRKENYA FLIGHT SCHEDULE 2022
P2/A8* 551/121 MASAI MARA KIHIHI (BINP) 08:15 14:40
• Check in time from all bush airstrips is 30 minutes before departure time.
P2/A8* 551/121 MASAI MARA BUGUNGU/ PAKU BA/CHOBE (MFNP) 08:15 13:00
P2 551 KISUMU ENTEBBE 10:00 11:00 P2 552 ENTEBBE KISUMU 11:45 12:45
P2/8N 453/432 MASAI MARA MANYARA 08:15 12:00
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA GRUMETI 08:15 11:20
A8*/P2 112/552 KIHIHI/KISORO (BINP) MASAI MARA 09:45 14:45
A8*/P2 112/552 SEMILIKI MASAI MARA 10:20 14:45
• Daily Service; minimum of 2 pax to operate • Service operates into multiple airstrips therefore timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
• Inbound pax to Wilson can use the Service Nanyuki Wilson at 12:45
P2 551 MASAI MARA KISUMU 08:15 09:20
8N/P2 421/454 SERENGETI SOUTH MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
P2 552 KISUMU MASAI MARA 13:25 14:00 P2 551 MASAI MARA ENTEBBE 08:15 11:00 P2 552 ENTEBBE MASAI MARA 11:45 14:00
P2/ A8* 551/ 131 MASAI MARA KIDEPO (KVNP) 08:15 14:45
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA FORT IKOMA 08:15 11:20
• Flight from Sasaab to Masai Mara may route via Wilson to connect Masai Mara Service at 14:00 in the low season • The inbound flight Sasaab to Wilson connects Kilimanjaro at 13:30 and to Masai Mara at 14:00 • You can now connect to Sasaab from Masai Mara via Wilson on the morning flight at 10:00
• Airkenya Operations can be reached on the morning of schedule flights to get approximate arrival and departure times for various bush airstrips.
8N/P2 421/454 LOBO MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.airkenya.com Contact the Charter Department for tailor-made services or if the scheduled service does not meet your firstname.lastname@example.org:
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA SASAKWA 08:15 11:20
8N/P2 421/454 SERONERA MASAI MARA 09:15 12:40
P2/8N 453/422 MASAI MARA KOGATENDE 08:15 11:20
Wasso AM Arusha ** 10:00 12:15 Fort Ikoma AM Arusha 10:00 12:15 Dar 10:15 13:10 High Season Only Dar 10:15 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only
Kilimanjaro 10:15 13:10 Kogatende 10:15 TBA Lobo 10:15 TBA Manyara 10:15 11:15 Ndutu *** 10:15 11:20 Seronera 10:15 10:30 Tarime 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori
Above Rates to and from Tarime are exclusive of road transfers charged at $ 55 per person and the sector Mara - Migori - Mara is operated by Airkenya Express
COMMENTS YEARS 1997-2022 2
FROM TO ETD ETA
Zanzibar 10:15 12:35 High Season Only Zanzibar 10:15 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
Seronera AM Arusha 11:00 12:15 Dar 11:00 12:35 High Season Only Dar 11:00 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only Grumeti ** 09:30 10:00 Kilimanjaro 11:00 13:10 Kogatende 09:30 09:55 Lobo 09:30 09:50 Manyara 11:00 11:35 Sasakwa ** 09:30 09:45 Tarime 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori Zanzibar 11:00 12:35 High Season Only Zanzibar 11:00 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
Zanzibar *** 11:35 16:00 High Season Only Zanzibar *** 11:35 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
Kilimanjaro 10:15 13:10 Lobo 10:15 TBA Manyara 10:15 11:35 Ndutu 10:15 11:20 Tarime 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori
WilsonNairobi, Arusha 13:15 15:45 Grumeti 13:15 TBA Kilimanjaro 13:15 14:10 Manyara 13:15 16:25 Sasakwa 13:15 TBA Seronera 13:15 17:05 Wilson - Kilimanjaro Sector Operated by Airkenya Express
NOTES timings are estimates and will vary depending on aircraft routing more *ON REQUEST means we will only operate where there is sufficient traffic to justify the operation and timing or when extra cost is covered **ON INDUCEMENT means flights which we will operate at scheduled rates for 4 passengers or more ***SEASONAL is June to October and December to March ****TBA means time to be advised depending on flight plan that day minimum of 2 pax is required for RAS to operate into any airstrip that’s not on inducement or request. VALID FROM 1ST JANUARY 2022 UPTO 31ST DECEMBER email@example.com / +255 (0)753 500 300 / (0)786 021 102 Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org / +255 (0)754 285 754 / (0)784 285 753
FROM TO ETD ETA COMMENTS Arusha AM Fort Ikoma 08:00 10:05 Grumeti 08:00 09:30 Kogatende 08:00 09:55 Lobo 08:00 09:25 Manyara 08:00 08:25 Ndutu*** 08:00 09:05 Sasakwa 08:00 10:05 Seronera 08:00 10:30 SGS 08:00 TBA Wasso 08:00 09:55 Arusha PM Kilimanjaro 13:00 13:15 Manyara 16:00 16:25 Seronera 16:00 17:15
LOW AND MID SEASON (1ST JANUARY – 14TH JUNE 2022 AND 16TH SEPTEMBER - 31ST DECEMBER 2022) Arusha Dar 13:00 15:20 Dar Arusha 15:50 17:40 Arusha Zanzibar 13:00 14:35 Zanzibar Dar 15:00 15:20 Zanzibar Arusha 15:00 17:40 HIGH SEASON SCHEDULE (15TH JUNE 2022 - 15TH SEPTEMBER 2022) Arusha Dar 14:30 16:20 Dar Arusha 16:40 17:50 Arusha Zanzibar 14:30 15:35 Zanzibar Dar 16:05 16:20 Zanzibar Arusha 16:05 17:50 ZANZIBAR - ARUSHA - SERENGETI MORNING SCHEDULE Zanzibar AM Arusha 07:30 09:05 Kogatende 07:30 10:30 Lobo 07:30 10:30 Sasakwa 07:30 10:30 Seronera 07:30 10:30 DAR ES SALAAM - ARUSHA - SERENGETI MORNING SCHEDULE Dar Salaames AM Arusha 08:00 09:05 Kogatende 08:00 10:30 Lobo 08:00 10:30 Sasakwa 08:00 10:30 Seronera 08:00 10:30 Grumeti AM Arusha 09:50 12:15 Dar 09:50 13:10 High season only Dar 09:50 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only Kilimanjaro 09:50 13:10 Kogatende 09:50 10:10 Lobo 09:50 10:35 Manyara 09:50 11:35 Ndutu *** 09:50 11:20 Sasakwa 09:50 10:00 Tarime 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori Seronera 09:50 10:30 Zanzibar 09:50 12:30 High season only Zanzibar 09:50 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only PMKilimanjaro Arusha ** 15:30 15:45 Manyara** 15:30 16:25 Seronera** 15:30 17:15 Kogatende** 15:30 TBA Lobo** 15:30 TBA Ndutu** 15:30 TBA AMKogatende Arusha 09:00 10:10 High Season Only Arusha 10:00 12:15 All Year Schedule Dar 10:00 13:10 High Season Only Dar 10:00 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only Grumeti 10:00 10:25 Kilimanjaro 10:00 13:10 Lobo 10:00 TBA Manyara 10:00 11.35 Ndutu *** 10:00 TBA Sasakwa ** 10:00 10:15 Seronera 10:00 10:30 Tarime 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori Zanzibar 10:00 12:35 High Season Only Zanzibar 10:00 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
Manyara - Zanzibar flight in the high season is via Ausha and will have a lay over of 2 hours and connect on the 1500hrs flight to Zanzibar
Kilimanjaro - Wilson Sector Operated by AirKenya Express
Lobo AM Arusha 09:45 12:15 Dar 09:45 13:10 High Season Only Dar 09:45 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only Grumeti 09:45 10:25 Kilimanjaro 09:45 13:10 Kogatende 09:45 09:55 Manyara 09:45 11:35 Ndutu *** 09:45 10:15 Sasakwa ** 09:45 10:05 Seronera 09:45 10:30 Tarime 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori Zanzibar 09:45 12:35 High Season Only Zanzibar 09:45 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
Manyara AM Arusha 11:50 12:15 Dar 11:50 16:40 High Season Only Dar 11:50 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only Fort Ikoma 08:40 10:05 Grumeti 08:40 09:30 Kilimanjaro 11:50 13:10 Kogatende 08:40 09:25 Lobo 08:40 10:20 Ndutu *** 08:40 09:05 Sasakwa ** 08:40 10:05 Seronera 08:40 10:30 Tarime 08:40 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori Zanzibar 11:50 16:00 High Season Only Zanzibar 11:50 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
Arusha PM Ndutu** 16:00 TBA Kogatende** 16:00 TBA Lobo** 16:00 TBA Tarime Arusha 11:00 13:40 Fort Ikoma 11:00 TBA Grumeti 11:00 TBA Kogatende 11:00 11:15 Lobo 11:00 TBA Manyara 11:00 TBA Ndutu 11:00 TBA Sasakwa 11:00 TBA Seronera 11:00 12:10 SGS 11:00 TBA
SGS Tarime 09:15 10:15 Arusha TBA TBA Sasakwa AM Arusha 10:15 12:15 Dar 10:15 13:10 High Season Only Dar 10:15 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only
Manyara PM Arusha * 18:05 18:30 Grumeti * 16:40 TBA Sasakwa * 16:40 TBA Ndutu AM Arusha *** 11:35 12:15 Dar *** 11:35 16:40 High Season Only Dar *** 11:35 15:20 Low & Mid Season Only Grumeti *** 09:20 09:50 Kilimanjaro *** 11:35 13:10 Kogatende *** 09:20 10:00 Lobo *** 09:20 09:50 Manyara *** 11:35 12:00 Sasakwa ** 09:20 09:50 Seronera *** 09:20 10:30 Tarime *** 09:15 10:15 Connects with Airkenya at Migori
Arusha Nairobi, Wilson 13:00 15:20 Grumeti 9:50 15:20 Kilimanjaro 14:25 15:20 Lobo 9:45 15:20 Kogatende 10:00 15:20 Manyara 11:50 15:20 Ndutu 11:35 15:20 Sasakwa 10:15 15:20 Seronera 11:00 15:20
Zanzibar 10:15 12:35 High Season Only Zanzibar 10:15 14:35 Low & Mid Season Only
2022 REGIONAL AIR SERVICES FLIGHT SCHEDULE 2022 Operations:
Seronera PM Arusha * 17:30 18:30 Arusha* 12:45 13:40 High season only
REGIONAL AIR FLEET Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company, USA Crew: 2 pilots Passengers: Maximum 12 Description: STOL Aircraft with fixed undercarriage ideal for African bush flying Fleet No.: 1 BOMBARDIER DHC 8-202 (DASH 8) Manufacturer: Bombardier Crew: 2 pilots 1 flight attendant Passengers: Maximum 37 Description: Pressurized cummuter aircraft Fleet No.: 1 CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN C208B DHC 6-300 (TWIN OTTER) Manufacturer: Dehavilland, Canada Crew: 2 pilots Passengers: Maximum 18 Description: STOL (short take-off & landing) aircraft with fixed landing gear ideal for African bush flying No in Fleet: 1
airstrip passengers can connect to:-
1015 1100 NOTE See note (c) Kihihi
1125 Timings may vary depending
Mweya and Semliki airstrips Murchison falls National Park TO DAILY SERVICE FROM
passengers can connect to:-
b & h)
Mbarara and Semliki airstrips See note (g) Bwindi
1125 See note (c) Kihihi Entebbe 1140 1330 Entebbe
1200 1440 See note (e) Kihihi Entebbe 1445 1615 TO DAILY SERVICE
passengers can connect to:-
and Semliki airstrips See note (g) GET TING ‘THERE’YOU10YEARS&BEYOND FLIGHT SCHEDULE Flying Beyond 2012 2022
Forest National Park (North) Entebbe
Forest National Park (South) TO
may vary depending on aircraft routing
@aerolinkuganda www.aerolinkuganda.com +256 317 333000 /+256 776 882205 aerolinkuganda @aerolinkuganda email@example.com TO DAILY SERVICE FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Bugungu 1200 1300 NOTE See note (d) Bugungu Entebbe 1315 1615 Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing From Bugungu airstrip passengers can connect to:- Kasese,Kihihi, Mweya and Semliki airstrips Murchison falls National Park TO DAILY SERVICE FROM DEPART ARRIVE Bugungu/ Kasese/Mweya 1315 1415 NOTE See note (d) ChobePakuba/ Kihihi/Semliki Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing QENP - Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasese and Mweya airstrips) BINP - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Kihihi airstrip) SNP - Semuliki National Park (Semliki airstrip) Murchison falls National Park - QENP, BINP &SNP TO DAILY SERVICE FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Kasese/Mweya 0700 1005 NOTE See note (h) Entebbe 1020 1125 Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing From Kasese/Mweya Airstrip passengers can connect to:- Mweya/Kasese Kihihi, Kisoro, Mbarara and Semliki airstrip See note (g) Queen Elizabeth National Park EntebbeMweyaKasese/ Kasese/Mweya 1015 1205 See note (c) Entebbe 1220 1330EntebbeMweyaKasese/ Kasese/Mweya 1200 1415 See note (e) Entebbe 1420 1615MweyaKasese/ TO WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Kidepo 1230 1445 NOTE See note Kidepo Entebbe 1500 1630 Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing Kidepo Valley National Park (e and f) TO DAILY SERVICE FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Semliki 0700 1005 NOTE See note (d & h) Entebbe 1020 1125 Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing From Semliki airstrip passengers can connect to:- Mweya, Kasese, Kihihi, Mbarara and Kisoro airstrips See note (g) Semuliki National Park EntebbeSemliki Semliki 1015 1205 See note (c & d) Entebbe 1220 1330EntebbeSemliki Semliki 1200 1415 See note (d & e) Entebbe 1420 1615Semliki TO DAILY SERVICE FROM DEPART ARRIVE Masai Mara Entebbe 0815 1100 NOTE Entebbe Masai Mara 1145 1400 Min 4 pax Masai Mara * Kisumu 0815 0920 * Kisumu Masai Mara 1325 1400 Min 4 pax * Kisumu Entebbe 1000 1100 Entebbe * Kisumu 1145 1245 Min 4 pax Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing Masai Mara-Entebbe *Routes Via Kisumu for Immigration From Masai Mara passengers can connect to:- Kihihi,Mweya, Kasese, Semliki, Pakuba, Bugungu, Chobe and Kidepo airstrips.
Notes a)b)c)d) Will operate with minimum of 2 pax e) subject to loads. f) Kidepo week on request. h)g) for Immigration i) Jinja V Kisoro has a surcharge of USD 70 per person PM (a,
service from Entebbe may route via Murchison Falls National Park will operate with minimum 7 pax and is available other days of the Kihihi, Kasese to Kihihi, Kasese to Kisoro. Passengers can connect onwards to Masai Mara to Kihihi/Kasese/Mweya flight on request at a surcharge of $900 Via Entebbe and Kisumu alid: January to December 2022 TO DAILY SERVICE FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Kisoro 0700 0810 NOTE See note Kisoro Entebbe 0825 1125
Pakuba/Chobe 1200 1300 NOTE See note (d) ChobePakuba/ Entebbe 1315 1615 Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
airstrips See note (g) Bwindi
1245 1330 Timings may vary depending
routing Lake Mburo National Park From
0700 0845 NOTE See note (h) Kihihi
Timings From Kisoro Kihihi, Mweya, Kasese, Impenetrable DAILY FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe From Pakuba/Chobe Kasese,Kihihi, DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Kihihi Entebbe 0945 on aircraft From Kihihi Airstrip Kisoro, Mweya, Kasese, Mbarara Semliki Impenetrable Kihihi 1015 Kihihi FROM DEPART ARRIVE Entebbe Mbarara Entebbe on aircraft Mbarara Airstrip Kisoro, Kihihi, Mweya, Kasese
airstrip passengers can connect to:-
AEROLINK AIRCRAFT FLEET CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN C208B Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company, USA Crew: 2 pilots Passengers: Maximum 11 Description: STOL Aircraft with fixed undercarriage ideal for African bush flying No in Fleet: 3
www.regionaltanzania.com NAIROBI Administration: www.airkenya.com Airkenya Express Limited, Wilson Airport P.O. Box 30357 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Telephone numbers: Call Centre (Reservations) +254 (0)20 391 6000 (Operations, Sales Marketing & Accounts) +254 (0) 20 3925000, 6005745/6, +254 (0) 206005730 Mobile: +254 (0) 721 415346, 0733 731865, +254 (0) 727 131977 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com ENTEBBE INTERNATIONA AIRPORT - UGANDA P.O. BOX 689 Email:Tel:ADMINISTRATIONTel:OPERATIONSTel:RESERVATIONSEntebbefirstname.lastname@example.org www.aerolinkuganda.com @AirKenyaExpress AEROLINK Airkenya Express @airkenya_oﬃcial