Why opt for a flying package while on safari in Kenya?
“Flying is the perfect way to optimize safari time, without being limited by distances and poor roads. Experienced pilots with good natural history knowledge ensure that the journey is part of the unique safari experience” Answer provided by Tropic Air, a Nanyuki based aviation company.
Here are four more reasons why you should consider flying to your popular park or game reserve in Kenya;
Most domestic airlines flying to game parks and reserves offer scheduled daily flights to and from various destinations in Kenya. You can opt for a morning flight or an afternoon flight.
If you are a couple or have a young child(ren), flying to your favourite safari destination is the most affordable option compared to going by road. Road packages are based on a shared cost of road transport, therefore if there are two or four of you, you will end up paying the same cost as a group of six travellers sharing one tour bus.
Flying to your tented camp or lodge means you will be received by a team on the ground. Resident guides offer a premium service going the fact that they are more familiar with the local terrain and wildlife movement routes. Some resident guides will provide bird watching and nature walks activities around the lodge. They even know where to find that elusive animal/bird.
Roads to most parks are not well maintained
At one point while hosting a group of American travellers, we were forced to change part of the itinerary to air transport after they complained of awful road conditions around Kenya. Most travellers opt for road transport as a cost-cutting measure but from our own experience, we strongly recommend a flying package if road transport would take more than 5 hours in a day.
Finally, find a list of local aviation companies that operate daily scheduled and chartered flights to most of the parks, game reserves and conservancies in Kenya;
Tropic Air – A Nanyuki based company offering air transport services to travellers going to Mount Kenya region.
Airkenya –Operates from Wilson Airport, Nairobi. Offers scheduled air travel services to most of the parks and game reserves in Kenya.
Safarilink – Also operating from a Wilson airport hangar, Nairobi. This aviation company has the highest number of flights to safari and beach destination in Kenya. Safarilink offers daily scheduled safaris to Masai Mara Game Reserve.