Friday, April 3

Welcome on board!

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welcome on board june 2016Dear Passenger,

Karibu – welcome – to Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania! Whichever of our airlines you are flying today – thank you for choosing to fly with AIRKENYA, AEROLINK or REGIONAL AIR SERVICES. We wish you a fabulous flight and a great stay in East Africa.

Welcome to the home of the “safari”: we wish you the most memorable experiences for all the right reasons.

As you fly to your destination in Kenya, you will notice a greener landscape. Kenya has experienced some heavy rainfall in April and May this year and no place more so than the Masai Mara where the famed wildebeest and zebra migration takes place annually. If you haven’t booked your seat, you better hurry and book as its expected to be a sell-out in the Masai Mara this year. If you do miss the migration spectacle in Kenya you have an opportunity to follow it in Tanzania. The wildebeest migratory path is following the pastures of long grass after the rains.

Given that we enjoy a temperate climate with equal days and equal nights year-round, a safari in East Africa provides spectacular enjoyment of our wildlife, flora and fauna 12 months of the year.

This year celebrates the 50 anniversary of the screening of the film Born Free. The film tells the enchanting and dramatic true story of real-life couple, Joy and George Adamson, who raised Elsa – an orphaned lion cub – to adulthood and successfully released her back into the wild. Airkenya flies daily into Meru, and a stay at the Elsa’s Kopje is unlike any you will have experienced. Elsa’s Kopje has been built just above the site of George Adamson’s camp and the hill was the playground of Elsa the lion. Meru really is a wonderful park, completely off the beaten path. Check out March –May issue for our Editor’s feature on Elsa Kopje.

Kenya’s beaches continue to be voted amongst the Best Beaches in the world with Diani offering so much more than 10km of white sandy beaches: Rupi Gill explores this stretch of the coast in this issue.

Poaching is a big deal and no more so in East Africa, which is why the sighting of rhino today is so special. We hope in our lifetime, poaching will be halted for good so that many more future generations will have the luxury of seeing this wonderful animal in its natural habitat. Look out for the black rhino in the Masai Mara and the white rhino in Kenya’s northern reserves.

Further afield in Uganda, the Gorilla are sighted in all their glory in their family groups. As we have heard time and time again, it is a heart-warming experience to sight these magnificent apes in their natural habitat. AeroLink has made good its promise to make Uganda more accessible in many ways. With daily flights into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the days of 10 – 12 hour road trips are over. The AeroLInk flight schedule ensures connectivity from park to park so you can make the most of your Uganda Safari – be it between Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Murchison Falls or up north to Kidepo.

Regional Air Services in Tanzania continues to serve the northern Tanzanian circuit, meaning the Serengeti is well served on both the morning and afternoon schedule. Even our passengers crossing from the Masai Mara into the Serengeti is working out well, with a short road transfer from Migori to Tarime for immigration on the Kenya and Tanzania sides before going into Tarime. You can enjoy Breakfast in the Masai Mara and lunch in the Serengeti or vice versa. The more you discover the more you realise how much there is to experience. Enjoy your safari with us.

Safari Njema – Safe Travels!

Cheryl deSouza-Pedersen

PR & Communication Manager


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