SAFARILINK ADDS NEW AIRCRAFT
Safarilink has confirmed the arrival of a brand new Cessna Caravan equipped with a Garmin 3000 avionics suite, the fourth such state of the art aircraft on their fleet, three of them fully owned and one leased. In addition does Safarilink operate another four earlier generation Caravans, beside their DHC Twinotter and Bombardier Dash 8. It is understood that the four older Caravan models are due to be replaced by newer and more fuel efficient aircrafts of the same type over the next two years.
Operating from their base at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Safarilink offers scheduled services to many of the most in demand national parks, saving clients travelling with them the often lengthy journeys by road and in particular avoiding the dreaded access from Narok to the Masai Mara, where only yesterday the safari tour drivers association again staged a protest and two hour blockade to voice their complaints to government over the pathetic state of this particular road.
The airline flies to the various airstrips in the Masai Mara, depending where clients need to be dropped off or picked up from, but also to Amboseli, Tsavo West, Naivasha, the Nanyuki airstrip, Lewa Downs and Samburu besides their coastal destinations of Lamu, Kiwayu and Dianis Ukunda airfield, amongst many others. Connections from one park to the next destination are conveniently scheduled to change planes in Nairobi, taking tourists not only from the capital city to the parks but from one park to the next, making the most of their time while on safari in Kenya.
Notably Safarilink has gone green already way back in 2009, when in an arrangement with the Mt. Kenya Trust carbon neutrality was accomplished and remains so certified, the first airline in Kenya, in fact Eastern Africa to achieve this accolade. Watch this space for regular updates from East Africas vibrant aviation industry.