Safarilink scoop more green honours for carbon neutral operations


Kenya’s premier safari airline, Safarilink, last week scooped the coveted Enterprise of the Year 2012 – Airlines award at the EcoTourism Kenya gala dinner, where the topmost green performers of Kenya’s tourism industry are recognized for their commitment to reduce their carbon footprint, employ best practice and show ongoing commitment to protecting the environment in all facets of their corporate life.

Key to this three in a row recognition is undoubtedly the airline’s ongoing carbon neutral operation, made possible by significant contributions to the Bill Woodley Mt. Kenya Trust, which is now playing a lead role in re-forestation with indigenous trees on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, but also the two conservation projects Safarilink supports. One is a set donation for every passenger landed or collected from the Lewa Downs airstrip and the other a similar scheme for every passenger landed or collected from the Ukunda airfield, the latter assisting the work of the Colobus Trust at Diani.

In other news from Safarilink it was also learned that the airline will add two new services come June next year in a remarkable show of confidence that Kenya will remain a choice destination for upmarket visitors coming to the country for a safari. Travelers can count on Safarilink to fly them from one park to the next, not wasting a moment of their precious time with hours upon hours on the roads. Come 15th June 2013, the airline will commence a new flight from the Masai Mara – any airstrip – to Laikipia, where some award winning safari camps are located. From Laikipia the aircraft, normally a state of the art Cessna 208 Grand Caravan, will return to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.

Laikipia destinations include Loisaba, Lewa Downs, Samburu and Nanyuki, the latter offering access to Ol Pejeta and of course the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

Congratulations to Safarilink on this remarkable accomplishment of making it a rare Hat-trick of Awards.

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