It is Vipingo via Ukunda at 173 USD return fare from Nairobi Wilson airport


(Posted 25th May 2015)

When the new service from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to the Kenya coast’s most fancied golf resort, Vipingo Ridge, was announced here two weeks ago, was the fare and the routing still under consideration by Safarilink.

The airline has just confirmed that the flight will route from Wilson to Ukunda, before flying via Vipingo Ridge’s own hard surface 1.5 km airstrip back to Nairobi. This will give passengers destined for Vipingo a scenic ride all along the South and North coast to the golf estate.

Safarilink has at the same time also provided the launch fare, which from 01st of July until the 15th of December this year will be 172 US Dollars return, taxes and fees included. The daily service leaves Nairobi Wilson at 14.00 hrs, lands at Ukunda at 15.15 hrs and then proceeds at 15.35 to Vipingo for a scheduled landing at 15.50 hrs. The one hour and fifteen minutes flight back to Nairobi leaves from the airstrip at 16.10 hrs and is due to land at Wilson again at 17.25 hrs.

As was pointed out two weeks ago already will the flight be open not just for guests and members at Vipingo Ridge but for anyone who wishes to avoid the Mombasa traffic to and from Moi International Airport and of course the notorious traffic bottleneck from JKIA to the Nyayo Stadium roundabout in Nairobi.

Residents living along the coastal stretch from Nyali over Bamburi, Shanzu, Mtwapa and up to Kilifi can book their seat with Safarilink ( and use the airstrip facilities to leave a car securely parked for the duration of the trip, unless of course they are delivered by a driver.

The offer is thought to trigger added demand for golfers to fly directly to Vipingo without the hassle of having to get all the way from Nairobi to JKIA and then from MIAM to Vipingo by road. Passengers wishing to take their golfbag with them need to notify Safarilink at the time of booking and there will be a nominal cost of KShs 1.000 per sector.

Safarilink has already confirmed that, should demand for the route justify a stand-alone nonstop service from Wilson to Vipingo, it will be added to the regular flight schedule which is available via the airline’s website.

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