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Posted 01/08/2014

Scenic Air Safaris News Update

The last six months of  2013 saw Scenic Air Safaris fully integrate its Northern Circuit - Wings over the Great Rift Valley –an 8 day guided trip. With several exclusive bookings on this trip in the last two months agents and guests are really starting to see the amazing value offered by this tour which offers not only the best accommodation available in Northern Kenya, but also access to this in a luxury aircraft while viewing the amazing landscapes as you have your Scenic flight between each location. 

With locations in Laikipia at Loisaba, at Chui Lodge in the Rift Valley overlooking Lake Naivasha and also at Karen Blixen Camp in the Mara, guests were treated to exceptional scenic flying over areas not normally observed at such close quarters.

Sadly a fire in November at Loisaba Lodge brought this stunning lodge to its demise and we wish them a speedy recovery in their renovation process and look forward to having a new and improved Loisaba available to us hopefully towards the end of the year. Very fortunately we have been able to rearrange this Northern circuit by including  the outstanding Joy’s Camp in Shaba, in place of Loisaba. This 10 bedroomed luxury camp is an oasis in this hauntingly beautiful Northern Frontier District , together with a natural spring and waterhole frequented by big game. We have now changed the day of Departure of the SAS 880 to Saturdays ex Nairobi. 

Our Southern circuit – the Out of Africa trip- continued to impress guests with stays at Karen Blixen, Mara -Satao Elerai, Amboseli - Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West and Satao Camp in Tsavo East. En route low level flights regularly included magnificent views of millions of Flamingoes below on Lake Natron in the very heart of the Rift Valley, as we traversed from the Mara along the Tanzania border to Amboseli, its elephants and  the snow capped Massif of Kilimanjaro.

Guests who booked on our weekly trips were escorted by a professional guide on board throughout each trip as well as our experienced bush pilots.

Those doing the Out of Africa 8 day trip this last six months, were treated to fabulous interior room renovations in all tents at Satao Camp. once again raising the bar for superior bush stays.

Our private charters starting either from Wilson Airport in Nairobi or from our own base at Vipingo on the Kenya coast, took guests in stylish comfort not just around Kenya but to several far flung locations in East & Southern Africa. Charter flights included trips to Rwanda, to Mahale Mts in Western Tanzania  and down to the beautiful Qurimbas Island archipelago in Northern Mozambique. As word gets out on Scenic Air Safaris Luxury aircraft the charter business is growing significantly and again this season Scenic Air Safaris flew several very high profile clients.

With two Cessna Grand Caravans available, one based in Nairobi and one based in Mombasa, we are perfectly positioned to offer professional charter services at competitive rates to all corners of East and Central Southern Africa.

 

Please be in touch with us if you need any more information on Scenic Air Safaris charters or luxury Scenic Air Safaris by contacting Nawal on email>   sales@scenicairsafaris.com

Posted 03/05/2013

How we organize your luxury air safari

The internet is becoming ever more important for people to book their holidays. Travel sites make it easy to compare different options and read reviews of other travellers. Off-the-shelf holidays are widely available. The challenge for small tour operators, many of them operating in niche markets, is to set themselves apart from the big crowd. 

Scenic Air Safaris knows the challenge when it comes to organize an individual tour. The options are so numerous that it is impossible to set them all online. Every guest has different expectations and wants a different program. Although our safaris are follow a fixed itinerary, the difficult part is to provide a program before and after the safaris. Some clients like to stay a few days at the beach while others prefer to stay in Nairobi or even continue to another country, for example to do Gorilla trekking in Rwanda. 

When Scenic Air Safaris received a request from a potential client, our sales consultant will get back with a number of questions so that we can find out more about the wishes of the client and create a number of options. If a guest wants to stay only at 5-star hotels in Nairobi or likes to do water sports after a safari, we can narrow down the options and come up with three or four programmes. 

But we consider those programmes as being easy to put together. When clients request a different safari than the ones we offer on a weekly departure, the effort and time we put in is much higher. Creating a very individual safari within a budget given by client can become an enormous challenge. Thanks to our partners (see www.connoisseursafari.com) we are able to get create bespoke itineraries that are second to none. 

Posted 02/20/2013

As traffic situation worsens, Scenic Air Safaris offers transfer flights from Mombasa Airport

Traffic situation in Mombasa has become a nightmare. Tourists arriving at Moi International Airport often spend hours in traffic if they have to be transferred to hotels situated at the south and north coast of Kenya. Many clients are therefore using companies such as Scenic Air Safaris to transfer them from the airport to an airstrip close to their hotels, thus beating the traffic. Especially tourists staying at the resorts of Malindi make use of the flights as it cuts the transfer time from almost 3 hours to about fourty-five minutes. VIP guests enjoy an even better service as Scenic Air Safaris will pick them up at the gate and assist them through immigration and baggage claim, a service which becomes more and more popular.

During a strike at the Likoni ferry last December, which connects Mombasa Island with the southern coast, Scenic Air Safaris has rearranged its flights to transfer guest from Diani to Moi airport to ensure they catch their return flight. As it turned out, the service was very well accepted by clients who otherwise would have been stuck at the ferry for hours.

Posted 01/22/2013

Discover Africa like nobody before you on a luxury scenic air safari

Founded and operated by pilots, Kenyan tour operator Scenic Air Safaris offers very unique luxury safaris with their VIP Cessna Grand Caravan.

Founded in 2008 by pilots, Scenic Air Safaris wanted to create a unique product in Eastern Africa. Using some of the best camps in Kenya and connecting them with flights on a luxurious aircraft they have created a safari experience that is unmatched. Unlike other flying safaris the aircraft and the flights are an integrated part of the safari experience. “The aircraft is not used to get quickly from one location to another, but it is part of the entire journey. Flying in low altitude it is possible to spot animals from a different perspective while listening to the comment and explanations of the professional guide.”

Unlike many might expect, the aircraft is not fitted with a standard interior, but it was fitted with only eight very comfortable leather seats, air conditioning and headsets for each passenger. “This makes it very unique in Kenya and clearly sets us apart from the competition.” End of 2012, Scenic Air Safaris took delivery of their second Cessna Grand Caravan and extended their product range. It now features more destinations throughout Kenya and can offer customized luxury safaris to any destination in eastern Africa. The aircrafts are available for charter flights out of Mombasa and Nairobi so that guests can very comfortable connect from and to their international flights.

Scenic Air Safaris is also selling directly to its clients. From the early planning stage the sales consultants work very closely with the customer. Every aspect of the safari is carefully planned and customers are given different options from which they can choose. Once clients arrive in Kenya they are welcomed by their driver who takes them to the hotel or transfers them to the nearby local airport where they will be met by the pilot and the private guide who will ensure they experience a holiday of a lifetime.

Posted 01/18/2013

5 important items to bring on safari

We all know when we go on holiday we tend to forget something at home that we would have needed. When you come out on safari, there are some items you should definitely not forget. Here are the 5 most important of them.

1.      Camera
It seems obvious to bring a camera. However a lot of animals can be in some distance from the car and taking pictures of them is very hard. You don’t need the latest high-tech SLR and 5 different lenses, but you should look out for a camera that can zoom in quite a bit. I have seen that some modern compact cameras have better zoom than entry-level SLR cameras. Also be aware that in some parks you´ll find a lot of dust. So make sure your camera is dustproof and can be cleaned easily.

2.      Binoculars

Without binoculars you will certainly miss some of the cool stuff in the bush. If you find some cats in the distance it will be hard to watch them. You will be surprised just how much value a good pair will add to your safari. Those who don’t have them will be very jealous.

3.      Sun blocker

Even if you don’t plan to stay at the beach, sun blocker is a must! In some parts of the country the sun seems to burn endlessly and getting sunburned on the first day out on safari will certainly reduce the quality of your holidays.

4.      Insect repellent
Especially in the areas closer to the coast you will find a lot of mosquitoes. And we all know how uncomfortable a bite is. Insect repellent will help you keep them away and get bitten less.

5.      British power plug adaptor
Kenya uses British power plugs so remember to bring an adapter. Although you can buy them in Kenya, your hotel might not be close to a supermarket and not all camps sell them.

With these five items in your luggage nothing can go wrong. Make a checklist before you pack your suitcase so you don’t forget them. It will be worth it! 

Posted 01/10/2013

New Cessna Caravan successfully introduced

The new Cessna Grand Caravan that was delivered end of October from the United States has been successfully introduced into the fleet. It started operating on a scheduled service that was offered over the festive season between Nairobi Wilson and Vipingo Ridge. The new "Van" will support the fleet of the exisiting Grand Caravan and the Cessna 206 and will be the backbone of the Nairobi operations. The aircraft will support the operation of the new northern circuit and can be chartered on an ad hoc basis. 

Posted 12/28/2012

Scenic Air Safaris launches new product video for luxury safaris

Scenic Air Safaris from Africashot on Vimeo.

Early this week Scenic Air Safaris, a tour operator specialized in luxury air safaris has launched its product video. It features some of the highlights that clients can experience on the eight or twenty-four day luxury air safari across Kenya and Eastern Africa.

The film was mainly shot on location in Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara, one of the most known game reserves in Africa due to the annual Wildebeest migration. Over the course of four days, the aircraft has been equipped with cameras to film the scenery and the wildlife that visitors to Kenya can experience during an aerial scenic safari.

Next year Scenic Air Safaris will offer a southern circuit that covers Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli and the Masai Mara and a northern circuit that starts in Nairobi and covers Loisaba, Lake Naivahsa and the Masai Mara. The later can be extended to Meru and Shaba or combined with the southern circuit. For the first time, the company also offers a twenty-four day luxury air safari aimed at the high-end market to southern Africa covering Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Malawi.

Click here to access the video on Vimeo

Posted 12/11/2012

Special Offer - Book the "Out of Africa Air Safari" and get 7 nights at Leopard Beach Resort for free!

Book the 7night luxury air safari (SAS 810 ex Nairobi or Mombasa) and you will get 7 nights at the luxurious Leopard Beach Resort in South Coast for free. The accomodation is on half-boad and includes transfer to Moi Airport at the end of the stay is included.

Contact us now for more information. 

Posted 12/06/2012

Leading Luxury Safari Airline Launches Scenicairsafaris.com

Upmarket clients who wish to enjoy luxury travel increasingly choose Kenya for their holidays. The country has seen a surge in overseas tourism over the past years and the number of exclusive properties and boutique hotels is steadily increasing. At the same time more and more clients research, choose and book their holiday online. 

Leading luxury safari airline and tour operator Scenic Air Safaris has launched their new site scenicairsafaris.com to offer customers the possibility to book luxury air safaris online and get a personal service from their sales team. 

“Since the emergence of the web customers increasingly book their holidays online. Companies have realized this trend and must make efforts to provide a high level of personal service to people who are located far away” says James Davies, Chief Pilot and Operations Director.

“With our new online presence we hope to engage our customers and give them the same attention and quality of service they would expect when walking into our office and talking directly to our sales consultants” he explains.  

The sales team of Scenic Air Safaris offers this by working closely together with their customers to provide them with several options to make their safari holiday in Kenya a trip they will remember for a very long time. “When our clients contact us, we ask them for their preferences and put together an offer that is very individual and customized for that client. Every traveller has a different expectation of what they want to see and experience when travelling to Africa, and very often they have many questions that we are more than happy to answer” says Sales Manager Nawal Hussein. 

Scenic Air Safaris, which currently owns two private luxurious aircraft wants to become the industry leader in customer service. The company founded in 2009 is the first tour operator in Kenya that offers luxury flying safaris and currently operates a number of different air safari tours. Both aircraft are also available for charter flights in Mombasa and Nairobi. It was set up after the owners decided to take their passion for flying and wildlife safaris and create a product that would allow travellers to experience the very same. For more information about the company and their luxury air safaris visit http://www.scenicairsafaris.com.

Posted 12/04/2012

Win one seat on a luxury air safari for two!

What can you win?

Have a chance to win a luxury one-week “Out of Africa Air Safari” for two people at the cost of one seat only (travel with two and pay for one) and enjoy the beauty of the Kenyan scenery and wildlife from the air! You will fly to Satao Camp in Tsavo East, Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West, Satao Elerai Camp in Amboseli and Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara. For more information visit our website scenicairsafaris.com or contact us at sales@scenicairsafaris.com


Become a fan on facebook and sign up to the competition! 


The safari program

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport Nairobi Wilson. Join Schedule flight to the world famous Masai Mara. Your guide welcomes you at the airstrip and drives you to Karen Blixen Camp. Set on the bank of the Mara River the camp consists of 22 luxurious tents. The location is spectacular, with the great Mara plains behind the camp and the impressive escarpment and the river in front. After lunch at camp you experience your first game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 2: Masai Mara During the day, you go on a game drive through Masai Mara. The game reserve is best known for its wildebeest and zebra migration, which tends to pass through the area July to October, but many areas offer excellent game viewing year round. Breakfast and lunch at camp. Dinner and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 3: Masai Mara – Amboseli After your early morning bush breakfast you fly into Amboseli area. On the way from the airstrip to Satao Elerai Camp you can admire the beautiful scenery and the animals. The camp is located on an escarpment offering a wonderful view over Amboseli Park and Mount Kilimanjaro. After lunch at camp, you visit a typical Masai village and get an insight into the life of this traditional tribe. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Elerai.

Day 4: Amboseli After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning game drive in Amboseli National Park. You drive back to your camp for lunch. Afterwards, you have time to relax and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view from your camp. This afternoon, you go on a game drive through the conservation area. When the sun starts to go down behind the horizon, you enjoy a bush sundowner. On your way back to the camp, you experience the Kenyan savannah at night – a unique experience. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Elerai.

Day 5: Amboseli – Tsavo West After breakfast you fly into Tsavo West National Park, where the team of Severin Safari Camp awaits you for lunch. Afterwards, you have time to relax at the KENBALI SPA. Enjoy the beautiful scenery from the camp pool or relax during one of the massages. Inspired by the African wilderness and centuries-old Southeast Asian techniques of wellbeing, the Spa is an oasis of peace and relaxation. In the afternoon, you go on an excursion to the popular Mzima Springs, a little oasis of palm trees and acacias. At Poacher’s Lookout, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset while having a glass of sparkling wine and canapés. Dinner and overnight stay at Severin Safari Camp.

Day 6: Tsavo West – Tsavo East Discover the secrets of the African wilderness by foot! You are accompanied by a Masai, who shows you around. During the tour you learn a lot about the ecosystem, the multifaceted bird life and other park inhabitants. After breakfast you fly with your luxurious Cessna to Tsavo East. This part of the park is very popular for its herds of red elephants. At the airstrip, you are picked up by your guide, who will bring you to Satao Camp. After lunch you experience your first game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Camp.

Day 7: Tsavo East Today enjoy a game drive with picnic lunch on route to Luggards Falls on the Galana River. These amazing falls are in fact rapids where Galana River disappears into a rocky gorge. The beauty of the site is the multi coloured rocks carved over centuries by the water into a variety of fantastic shapes. The rapids, becoming ravaging floods during the rain seasons, plunge into a large pool below where giant crocodiles are resting and lying onto sandbanks. Evening bush sundowner. Dinner and overnight stay at Satao Camp.

Day 8: Tsavo East – Mombasa After returning from your early morning game drive you will have breakfast at camp. Afterwards your driver brings you to the airstrip from where you leave with your luxury aircraft for the flight to Mombasa. From the airstrip in Mombasa you are brought to your beach hotel.

Terms and conditions

·        Deadline for entering is 31st January 2013.

·        The winner is selected in a random draw and will be notified by email by 15th February 2013. The winner will also be announced in a Facebook update.

·        The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other alternative.

·        One of the people attending the safari must be the person drawn. Minimum number of people attending the safari is two.

·        To enter the competition you must be aged 18 or over.

·        The winner’s choice of departure and arrival dates is subject to availability.

·        The prize includes: One week “Out of Africa Luxury Air Safari” for 2 people at the price of one (you safe 50% of the normal cost).

·        The prize excludes: International flights, hotels in Nairobi and Mombasa, drinks and personal expenses during the air safari.

·        The prize must be claimed within 12 months of the winner being notified.

·        Once the prize is booked and confirmed, any costs incurred due to alterations or cancellations made by the prize winner will be at the prize winner’s expense.

·        This competition is closed for employees of Scenic Air Safaris and the related group of companies as well as their relatives.

 

Posted 11/28/2012

Scenic Air Safaris Launches Their First 24 Day Luxury Air Safari Through East And Southern Africa

Scenic Air Safaris will launch its first cross-border air safari in June 2013. Using their recently acquired Cessna Grand Caravan they will depart Dar-es-Salaam on the 11th June and arriving in Kilimanjaro on the 4th of July. Clients will stay at some of the most luxurious lodges in Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana. Some of the highlights will include Medjumbe, a small private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique, Stanley and Livingstone Hotel next to the famous Victoria Falls and Greystoke Mahale in the Mahale Mountains which are famous for its population of chimpanzees. Every location is very unique in its own way. Activities include long game drives, a drive on the Ichobezi Houseboat on the Chobe river and lots of spare time to relax in the outstanding environments.

The complete tour includes Sand River Selous (Selous), Medjumbe (Quirimbas Archipelago), Puku Ridge (South Luangwa), Stanley and Livingstone (Victoria Falls), Kwara (Okavango Delta), Royal Livingstone Hotel (Livingstone), Ichobezi House Boat (Chobe), Chongwe (Southen Zambezi), Kaya Mawa (Lake Malawi), Greystoke Mahale (Mahale Mountains) and Lemai Serengeti (Serengeti).

In addition to the 24-day tour, clients can choose a thirteen day tour that starts in Dar-es-Salaam and which goes south to end in Livingstone or a fourteen day tour that starts in Livingstone and which goes north to end in Kilimanjaro. To get more information please contact us at sales(at)scenicairsafaris.com 

Posted 11/14/2012

24 Day Luxury Air Safari through Eastern and Southern Africa to depart in June 2013

Scenic Air Safaris will launch its first ever luxury air safari outside Kenya. On this 24 day trip our guests will visit Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi. Each destination will be different and the trip surely will be full of surprises. The safari will take the guest to both tipical safari destinations and to some luxurious beaches.

Posted 11/12/2012

Kenya Tour Operator Severin Air Safaris takes delivery of their second VIP Cessna Grand Caravan

Severin Air Safaris, has taken delivery of their latest addition to the fleet – a new Cessna Grand Caravan with the luxurious Oasis interior that will be based in Nairobi Wilson Airport.

Last Thursday the new aircraft landed safely in Nairobi’s Wilson Airport after a long journey from the United States. The plane was newly built at Cessna in Wichita and is added to the existing fleet of another Grand Caravan and a Cessna 206 that was acquired early October. The journey of the new aircraft is truly remarkable. It departed from the Cessna factory heading to Florida before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Spain. It then followed the Mediterranean Sea to Greece before heading South to Egypt, and past the African Coast to Saudi Arabia. The last leg then took the ferry crew from Jeddah over Ethiopia to Kenya, where the aircraft touched down in Nairobi at eleven o’clock Thursday morning. 

The aircraft is fitted with eight luxury leather seats that can move into every direction, headsets for each passenger as well as an individual display for flight information for each passenger. The avionics are top of the art and currently include the most modern technology that is available in general and business aviation. 

The new aircraft will open up new opportunities for Severin Air Safaris. A new guided air safari itinerary will be launched early next year to cover the northern part of Kenya in addition to the already existing southern circuit. The new camps include Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara, Loisaba Lodge at Loisaba Conservency and Chui Lodge / Kiangazi Lodge in Naivasha. All the aircraft are also available for private charter flights to any destination in Kenya and surrounding countries. 

Interested parties can now contact Severin Air Safaris to receive more information about the product and to book their seats on one of the weekly scenic air safari departures. 

Posted 10/23/2012

Severin Air Safaris to Include New Cessna C206 in Their Fleet

Luxury tour operator and safari airline Severin Air Safaris from Kenya has obtained amended AOC to include Cessna C206 in their fleet.

Severin Air Safaris, a tour operator and luxury safari airline from Kenya has obtained approval from Kenya Civil Aviation Authorities to include and operate its latest addition, the Cessna C206. The new aircraft can take five passengers plus pilot and is available for charter flights out of Mombasa.

Severin Air Safaris believes the aircraft will improve the travel experience for tourists arriving in Kenya as it reduces driving time from Mombasa Airport to the beach resorts at the southern and northern coast from more than two hours to less than thirty minutes. Game parks situated between Mombasa and Nairobi can easily be reached by aircraft and benefit clients by giving them more time in the game parks instead of bumpy roads.

The new aircraft is equipped with very comfortable leather seats and has the latest in avionics, making the aircraft one of the safest in the world. Together with the Cessna Caravan – the backbone of Severin Air Safaris’ fleet, the company now provides a fleet catering for every need of the savvy traveller.

To charter the aircraft customers can contact the sales and reservations team via sales(at)severinairsfaris(dot)com.

About Severin Air Safaris 

Severin Air Safaris is a luxury tour operator based in Mombasa, Kenya and has a range of flying safaris which depart weekly from Mombasa and Nairobi. The company operates the Cessna Grand Caravan which is equipped with digital weather radar, Garmin 3D navigation system and air condition. The private airplane has 8 very comfortable and luxurious First Class leather reclining seats with the ability to move in all directions. The large windows allow guests to observe the passing elephant herds, the hippos close to the rivers and the extensive Kenyan Savannah from a very close distance. Severin Air Safaris is member of the “Out of Africa Collection”. Apart from luxury air safaris, the aircrafts are also available for charter flights through Kenya and neighbouring countries. For more information about the company and the products visit the website http://www.severinairsafaris.com and follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.Luxury tour operator and safari airline Severin Air Safaris from Kenya has obtained amended AOC to include Cessna C206 in their fleet.

Posted 10/11/2012

The Severin Air Safari Experience Gains National Geographic Global Photo Award

Following recent global submissions from thousands of professional photographers around the world, National Geographic has compiled its Top 50 images.These phenomenal photo captures, include a brilliant aerial shot from the Severin Air Safari plane whilst flying with guests over the lunar landscape of Lake Natron. Below on the colourful alkaline lake, are 1000’s and 1000’s of shimmering pink flamingos.

The Lesser Flamingo often found in flocks of a million plus, breeds and feeds on the shallow lakes of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. It’s diet of microscopic algae enhances it pink plumage.The stunning Great Rift Valley Lakes of Natron, Magadi, Nakuru , Bogoria, and Elementaita link feeding grounds for these flying beauties and the Rift Valley itself is an avian highway for the flamingos, pelicans, storks and other waterbirds that thrive in these areas.

One of the best ways to experience this exotic wildlife spectacle is on a professionally guided 8day /7nt luxury air safari with Severin Air Safaris. Utilising a 9 seater luxury equipped Cessna Grand Caravan, guests visit the fabulous Masai Mara with its unique diversity of fauna & flora, the plains and marshes of Amboseli National Park with its 100’s and 100’s of Elephants, all framed by the snow covered towering backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro and onto the sprawling wilderness of Tsavo East & West national parks with its abundance of large mammals, finishing up at the azure Indian Ocean coast.

January 2013 will see the introduction of another second plane covering the Northern wildlife circuit in Kenya. Again this luxury leather seated executive aircraft will run an 8 day safari covering the following locations – Loisaba Lodge & Star beds in the game rich area of Laikipia, Chui Lodge at Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley and Karen Blixen camp in the Masai Mara. Extensions will be available to Shaba and Meru National parks taking in Joy’s Camp & Elsa’s Kopje.

Chief Pilot James Davies reiterated the joy of such aerial travel -“We make your journey as exceptional as the destination” – proving that this way of seeing wild Africa is an experience in itself second to none.

For further information on these air safaris please contact sales(at)severinairsafaris(dot)com or visit http://www.severinairsafaris.com

Posted 09/20/2012

Kenyan Tour Operator Severin Air Safaris Launches Luxury Air Safari in Combination With an Extraordinary Spa Experience

Kenyan based tour operator and luxury safari airline Severin Air Safaris has launched a new luxury safari package combining the adventures of a wildlife safari with a very unique Spa experience.

Severin Air Safaris in conjunction with Severin Safari Camp has introduced a new luxury scenic air safari that combines the ultimate safari adventure with the unusual spa experience. The new “Tsavo Safari and Spa” package brings the guests to Tsavo West National Park where they can enjoy four nights at the beautiful Severin Safari Camp.

Located in Tsavo West National Park, the biggest game reserve in East Africa, Severin Safari Camp is situated about 250 km away from Mombasa and Nairobi. When visibility is good, the camp offers a beautiful view onto Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is surrounded by a unique landscape that combines vast savannahs and wooded flood plains. The KENBALI SPA is the first wellness Spa of its kind, offering the first and only Ying-Yang swimming pool in Kenya. Guests can relax around the pool area, or enjoy a nice massage by one of the professional therapists.

Departing every Wednesday from Mombasa, the guests will fly on board of the luxurious Cessna Grand Caravan and discover the animals and the scenic highlights from the bird’s perspective. The short flight considerably reduces travel time from Nairobi/ Mombasa to the camp from 4 hours to 45 minutes. In the morning and afternoon, guests can go on a game drive through the park and spot the vast wildlife that surrounds the area around the camp. During the day they can enjoy the KENBALI SPA or relax during one of the many other activities available at the camp, and in the evening the can enjoy a drink around the campfire and discuss their experiences of the day with other guests and safari enthusiasts. The full program can be downloaded on the Severin Air Safaris website.

For further information about this service please visit our website http://www.severinairsafaris.com or contact us via sales(at)severinairsafaris(dot)com.

About Severin Air Safaris 

Severin Air Safaris is a luxury tour operator based in Mombasa, Kenya and has a range of flying safaris which depart weekly from Mombasa and Nairobi. The company operates the Cessna Grand Caravan which is equipped with digital weather radar, Garmin 3D navigation system and air condition. The private airplane has 8 very comfortable and luxurious First Class leather reclining seats with the ability to move in all directions. The large windows allow guests to observe the passing elephant herds, the hippos close to the rivers and the extensive Kenyan Savannah from a very close distance. Severin Air Safaris is member of the “Out of Africa Collection”. Apart from luxury air safaris, the aircrafts are also available for charter flights through Kenya and neighbouring countries. For more information about the company and the products visit the website http://www.severinairsafaris.com and follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Posted 09/05/2012

Severin Air Safaris Introduces New Luxury Scenic Air Safaris in Kenya

Severin Air Safaris, a Kenya based tour operator and airline that offers luxury flying safaris using two dedicated aircraft with VIP configuration, is pleased to announce the introduction of new flying packages departing weekly from Nairobi and Mombasa and bringing guests to the most amazing game parks and national reserves in Kenya.

Severin Air Safaris has been operating its luxury safari packages since 2010 covering the southern part of Kenya between Mombasa and the Masai Mara. By the end of 2012 they will introduce a northern circuit starting from Nairobi and bringing guests to Loisaba, Naivasha and Maasai Mara, with optional extensions including Shaba and Meru National Park.

The professionally guided main tour will depart weekly from Nairobi’s Wilson airport. On the program are 2 nights at Loisaba Lodge in the Loisaba conservancy, 2 nights at Chui Lodge and Kiaganzi House at Lake Naivasha and 3 nights in Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara. The journey starts with the guests flying into Loisaba‘s private wildlife conservation area where they will be welcomed by their private silver level safari guide. Loisaba Wilderness is outstandingly beautiful, its abundant wildlife is truly wild and its accommodation is comfortable beyond measure. Guests can enjoy several of the many activities Loisaba has to offer including horse riding, camel riding, mountain biking, river rafting or fishing (seasonal) or game drives which are followed by an evening bush sundowner and a night game drive where they have a very good chance to see the elusive Leopard, a regular visitor to Loisaba’s waterhole. After 2 nights at Loisaba Lodge, the journey continues to Lake Naivasha. The accommodation consisting of both Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House is located in the private Oserian Wildlife Conservancy and for the next 2 days guests can enjoy activities such as a boat ride, daily game drives and a bush breakfast on the shore of the lake.

On the fifth day the journey continues to Karen Blixen Camp in the Masai Mara where the next three days are spent exploring the vast wildlife areas of the Mara Reserve and the Mara North Conservancy which is a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 30,000 hectares. The Masai Mara is famous for its unique concentration of wildlife, birds, rich vegetation and open savannah. It has been classified one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" due to the extraordinary annual migration (July - November) when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebras cross from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures. Less famous, yet very impressive, is the Loita Hills migration, where thousands of local wildebeest come to the Mara North Conservancy between December and May.

The northern circuit can be extended to Meru and Shaba, or be combined with the existing southern circuit. Guests choosing to combine both itineraries will spend another two nights in Satao Elerai Camp in Amboseli, one night in Severin Safari Camp in Tsavo West and two nights in Satao Camp in Tsavo East. Activities on the southern circuit include extensive games drives, bush walks, a visit to a traditional Masai Village in the Elerai Conservancy as well as sundowners at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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