Tuesday, March 12, 2013

► TANZANIA: Tanganyika Flying Co. starts flights to Serengeti Lamai airstrip.

Tanganyika Flying Co logoTanzanian domestic operator, Tanganyika Flying Co. (TFC), has launched services into Serengeti Lamai Airstrip bringing the number of airstrips that TFC serves in the Serengeti National Park, to five.

Tanganyika Flying Co. Cessna
Tanganyika Flying Co.
Julian Edmunds, TFC Director, said that the addition of this airstrip will facilitate the movement of passengers staying at Singita’s Mara River Tented Camp and Asilia’s Olakira Lamai Camp, plus any other seasonal camps that operate north of the Mara River.
"The opening of this airstrip should enhance the overall experience of tourists visiting the Northern Serengeti, particularly during the migration season, from August to October, where the pressure on the Kogatende runway can be extreme," said Edmunds.
Source [ATTA]

TFC also commended the efforts of the Tanzania National Parks Authority and Singita in developing this new facility.

The services will operate on the same rates, times and conditions as Kogatende Airstrip on a morning and afternoon basis, all year round. 

Using a fleet of Cessna Caravans, Tanganyika Flying Co. offers connections to and from Arusha, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Nairobi Wilson, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Lake Manyara, Ndudu, Singita Grumeti Reserves and the other Serengeti National Park airstrips.