STRENGTH IN OUR WINGS
At Airkenya safety and security are of paramount importance. As one of Africas leading aviation companies Airkenya aspires to reach new heights of service delivery. At Airkenya our diverse operations are looked into with eagle eyes.
Our aircraft are thoroughly inspected by highly trained engineers to ensure our passengers enjoy consistently smooth safe flights. Our excellent maintenance facilities have been approved by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority in accordance with international airworthiness safety standards. This together with our dedicated ground team has secured Airkenya an impressive track record for safety.
All aircraft passengers and third parties are insured in the London underwriting market through our brokers AON London.
Flights from our exclusive passenger terminal are easy comfortable and convenient. Airkenya and the Kenya Airports Authority provide all the required security checks and passengers flying with Airkenya can enjoy Kenyas finest coffee in the Dormans Coffee Shop or choose to peruse the souvenir shop in a friendly secure atmosphere.
WHERE WE PERCH We roost at Wilson Airport Nairobi the busiest light aircraft airport in Africa just 4 kilometres outside the city centre.
Kenyas capital city is the regional hub of Africa. From the wildlife to the nightlife Nairobi is a city unlike any other.
Multi racial and multi cultural are all facets of this unique city of contrast. Discover the wonders of the Nairobi National Park and enjoy superb international hotels. City excursions from shopping to culinary Nairobi offers a unique mix. Visit the Bomas of Kenya and learn about the 42 tribes of Kenya or venture further to Karen Blixens Kenyan home and Museum or sample the delights of the myriad restaurants on offer. Explore Kenyas rich history at the Nairobi National Museum dine at Nairobi finest restaurants. Nairobi is a capital city on the move. Even for the business travellers convenience internet access banking courier services transport and telecommunications are readily available across the city.
From its hub at Wilson Airport Airkenya operates both scheduled and charter flights across the region. Airkenya flies into Kenyas best known game reserves namely the Masai Mara Amboseli Nanyuki Meru Samburu and Lewa Downs. Airkenya also operates daily flights into Kenyas well known coastal towns of Lamu Malindi Mombasa and Diani. Airkenya also operates a scheduled daily flight to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where our subsidiary airline Regional Air Services is able to offer convenient connectivity into the Northern Serengeti Manyara Arusha. Check out www.regionaltanzania.com for more information.
Nanyuki and Lewa Downs
Wild and sparsely populated Laikipia is the gateway to Kenyas Northern frontier. Many of the large privately owned ranches that occupy this spectacular region have guesthouses homestays and private camps. Airkenya Express flies to Lewa Downs and Nanyuki and from either of these two destinations one can be transferred by road to Laikipia.
Today the Nanyuki Lewa Downs and Laikipia area is a little more well known after Prince William now Duke of Cambridge proposed to his long term girlfriend now the Duchess of Cambridge in November 2010 in a little log cabin Rotundu in Laikipia.
Nanyuki was founded by white settlers in 1907 a small but very lively town. Positioned on the slopes of Mount Kenya Nanyuki is also famous for the Mount Kenya Safari Club the club of the rich and famous now under management of the Fairmont Group.
Lewa Downs is a privately owned ranch of 16? hectares that has been turned into a wildlife conservancy. Today the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is homeground to conservation efforts of wildlife of the Northern frontier. From Black and White Rhino breeding to translocations rescue and treatment of injured wildlife. Ranching activities are still maintained and the ranch is now divided equally between cattle ranching and tourism with profits going to the local Samburu community. Accommodation is exclusive. Check Airkenyas packages to these destinations.
Airkenya flies daily to Lewa Downs and Nanyuki.
Airkenya flies daily to Samburu a magical haven of beauty on Kenyas northern frontier home to an astonishing population of wildlife including several species unique to the region like the Reticulated Giraffe Grevys Zebra Gerenuk and the blue shanked Ostrich. The Reserve is also home to lion cheetah buffalo and look out for the shy leopard lying lazily in a tree. You will also see large herds of elephant making their way to the muddy waters of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the morning or on their way up to the hills in the evening.
Samburu offers vistas of rounded rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp home to a wide variety of birds too. Samburu and its neighbouring Buffalo Springs has recorded over 400 species of birds. Game viewing is excellant all year round. At sunset Doum palms form breathtaking silhouettes against the red and gold streaked sky.
The climate is hot and dry. Check out Airkenyas flying packages to Samburu for luxury tented experiences to private camps. Activities include: game viewing bird and nature walks.
Airkenya flies daily to Meru in the heart of Kenya. The Park is most famous for the Joy Adamsons autobiography Born Free a film has since been produced based on the same book about her research and life with lions and cheetahs. The number of flights to this area has increased following the opening of Meru National Park.
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. It is an especially beautiful area of Kenya with diverse scenery from woodlands at 3?ft 1?m on the slopes of the Nyambeni Mountain Range north east of Mt Kenya to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Game to view includes: lion elephant cheetah leopard black rhino zebra gazelle oryx and some of the rarer antelope Lesser Kudu and duiker also the more common Dik Dik one of Africas smallest antelope. Activities include: game viewing fishing bird walking biking hiking and boat and rafting. Check out Airkenyas exclusive flying package to Rhino River Camp in the heart of Meru.
Airkenya flies three times daily into the recently designated 7th wonder of the world the Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is Kenyas most famous and most visited reserve it offers breathtaking views as seen in the film Out of Africa with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and an extraordinary density of animals including the big five lion elephant cheetah rhino and buffalo.
The Masai Mara lies in the south west of Kenya it is also the celebrated site for Natures annual spectacule the Great Migration which takes place between June and October. During these months the rolling plains of the Mara are flooded with over a million Wildebeest and hundreds of zebra and impala searching for fresh new grass after the rains. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for visitors. Game viewing is excellent year round and bird life is also profuse. Book one of our three daily flights to the Mara to witness the greatest show on earth.
Airkenya offers a host of flying packages into the Masai Mara. Check out the Mara Serena Flying Package Mara Interpids and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp ideal for families with young children. For people looking out for the finer experiences than Ol Lenana Tented Camp Bateleur and Mara Explorer make up a remarkable choice of accommodation. Activities include: game viewing bird watching and balloon rides.
Airkenya flies daily to Amboseli to the south of Kenya. Amboseli is famous for its big game and scenery of the majestic snow-cap of Mount Kilimanjaro Africas tallest mountain which glistens over this breathtaking destination. Amboseli popular for its rich abundance of elephant lion and cheetah is made up of five main wildlife habitats and Lake Amboseli an often dry lake bed.
Amboseli is one of Kenyas most popular parks. Bird life is in abundance especially near the lakes and swamps where you may find waters birds. The Madagascar Squacco Heron shows up in intervals and the long toed lapwing is resident in small numbers. Yellow-throated chestnut bellied and black faced water in hundreds during the dry season. Catch one of our daily flights to experience natural diversity and overwhelming beauty of Amboseli.
Activities include: game viewing bird watching hiking camel safaris visit to Masai homesteads climbs on Mount Kilimanjaro. Check out Airkenyas flying package to Amboseli Serena an ideal family safari starts here.
Airkenya flies daily to Lamu one of Kenyas oldest towns on an island off the coast. A magical place of great natural beauty Lamu is steeped in history from its rolling sand dunes to the depths of the Indian Oceans sparkling waters. Lamus ancient culture is drawn from many sources and its long exotic tale can be read in every step down the narrow streets in the rich carvings of the heavy wooden doors and in the markets where life continues unchanged since the 14th century.
Between the various islands of the archipelago or along the coast the main form of transport is the traditional dhow and dhow trips to outlying islands are one of the must do activities of any visit to Lamu. One of the most incredible spectacles on the coast is the century old Maulid Festival and more recently the Lamu Cultural Festival which takes place annually. For the full white-sand experience you need to go to Shela Beach where numerous old town houses have been converted to luxury home stays. Airkenya offers a range of packages to Lamu.
Get onboard our daily flight to this bijou tropical heaven. As well as warm silken sands hot golden sunshine and foaming shimmering ocean waves Malindi offers you elegant resorts serene hideaways and exquisite restaurants all nestled on the northern coastline of Kenya.
The coastal resort of Malindi and Watamu are world leaders in the accessibility beauty diversity of marine life which lives just off-shore on Barracuda and North Reef coral reefs and Turtle and Whale Islands.
The coral reefs are home to over 140 species of hard and soft coral. Their symbiotic relationship with the chlorophyll generating plants give the corals their spectacular night-time phosphorescent colours. The reef plays a diverse role. As well as bio-diversity strongholds they are breeding grounds for fish and other marine life a vital barrier against the force of the sea protecting marine organisms and tourist recreation they keep out dangerous sharks common to the deeper waters and their colour and exotic coral fish they support provides a major attraction for tourists. The historic Gede Ruins in Watamu offer an interesting excursions.
Activities include: Diving Snorkelling and stretches of white sandy beaches.
Diani and Mombasa
Flying daily into Kenyas renowned coastal towns of Diani and Mombasa Airkenya Express expanded its wings to Kenyas most popular Coastal towns. In Diani enjoy the best of beach and or boutique property. Enjoy long stretches on white sandy beaches and immerse yourself in the warm Indian Ocean. Airkenyas Dash 8 is operated on this route. Mombasa has so much to offer from white sandy beaches to hot night clubs so for business or sea breeze fly to Mombasa. To experience Kenyas finest beaches Diani is your answer.
An interesting part of Mombasa is the characterful Old Town with its narrow winding alleyways and historic Swahili houses. In the middle of Old Town are the remains of Fort Jesus which played a pivotal role in the various power struggles over the dominion of East Africa.
Airkenya offers a range Beach hotel packages are offered.
Behold the majestic snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro Africas highest volcanic mountain. If you are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Airkenya will fly you directly to the low plains between Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru equidistant from the towns of Moshi and Arusha. A glorious start to the adventure of a lifetime
Airkenyas flight to Kilimanjaro offers you an inbound service to Tanzania and offers connections to all the major parks in Tanzania with our Subsidiary airline Regional Air Services.
Partnership with Regional Air Services in Tanzania
Our extra wings will carry you all over Kenya and East Africa. Regional Air Services Airkenyas subsidiary company is based in Arusha Tanzania and provides scheduled services to Arusha Kilimanjaro Manyara Seronera Grumeti Sasakwa Kleins Camp Ndutu and Kogatende West Kilimanjaro Zanzibar Dar-es Salaam Saadani Pangani Mkomazi and charter fights throughout the country.
To ensure smooth flights our highly experienced engineers thoroughly inspect and maintain every airplane in accordance with international airworthiness safety standards at our excellent maintenance facility which is approved by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.