Monday, April 8, 2013

► KENYA: Mombasa Air Safari, Safarilink announce their proposed high season routes.

Mombasa Air Safari logoSafarilink (F2) has announced the addition of two new routes to its network; the long awaited reverse service from Masai Mara to Laikipia, and an Safarilink Aviation logoafternoon service from Laikipia to Wilson, commencing on June 15, 2013.  It will operate from 3 airstrips in Masai Mara to Nanyuki, Samburu, Loisaba and Lewa Downs. Mombasa Air Safari (RRV) will also launch flights into the Mara from Nairobi Wilson effective from July.

Mombasa Air Safari at the MaraAccording to Tourism Update, the service will initially operate from 15 June to 31 October 2013 and thereafter during high seasons only (i.e. mid December – end March and again from Mid June – end October etc) and is subject to a minimum of 2 passengers per strip/destination in Mara and Laikipia.

A maximum of 3 strips will be served from Masai Mara - Olkiombo, Naboisho and Mara North Conservancy. Any alternative strips will only be considered 24hrs before the date of service, when their operations department has a clear idea of the number of stops already booked. Timings into and from Laikipia will vary depending on the routing of the aircraft due to passenger loads from Mara and into Laikipia.

Meanwhile, Mombasa Air Safari  will also launch twice daily Cessna Grand Caravan flights into the Masai Mara (Serena and North) from Nairobi Wilson Airport effective 1 July.