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The Scenic Air Safaris' team consists of a diverse range of experts in all aspects of East Africa. From our professional guides, tour operators and expert experienced bush pilots to our managing director -  a native of Kenya and 20 year veteran of the industry. When you fly with Scenic Air Safaris you fly with the best.   

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TORBEN PETER RUNE

Managing Director

Born in Kenya in 1971, Torben has spent the majority of his life in Kenya the country he loves. Having studied marketing and business studies in South Africa he returned to Kenya to join Southern Cross Safaris in 1994 where he is now a partner and Managing Director. Torben is also a partner in Bench International, Southern Cross Safaris Australian wholesaler, as well as Connoisseur Safaris, Satao Camp, Satao Elerai, The Out of Africa Collection and Scenic Air Safaris Ltd. Torben has been a private pilot since 1989 and is passionate about flying, wildlife and the African bush. The concept behind Scenic Air's luxury airsafaris offered the perfect opportunity to combine these passions into the perfect luxury safari product for clients to enjoy

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MOHAN CHANDRA

General Manager

Mr. Mohan Chandra joined Scenic Air Safaris as General Manager. Prior to joining Scenic Air Safaris he was the Commercial Director for Kenya Airways for 3 ½ years. He has about 40 years of aviation industry experience. He was with Emirates Post Group Holding as Chief Operating Officer and Aviation advisor to the President. In 1972, Mohan joined KLM where he worked for close to 28 years. At the time of leaving KLM, he held the post of Regional Manager U.A.E., Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Yemen & Oman

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Murtaza S. Waljee

Chief Pilot

Murtaza’s flying career started in a Piper Colt even before he had a driving licence. Born and raised in Kenya he learned to fly in Mombasa, gaining his Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot license. For the past 6 years he worked as a Flight Instructor and joined Scenic Air Safaris in June 2011. 

Shaffiq

SHAFFIQ A. SHAKUR

Quality Manager

Shaffiq joined Scenic Air in May 2013 bringing with him 14 years of experience in aviation. He has a total of 25 years of working experience in accounting, finance, administration and contracting, 14 of which have been in aviation.  He has worked in various transportation sectors including road and marine transport organisations

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NAWAL HASSAN HUSSEIN

Sales and Reservations Manager

Nawal Hassan spend most of her childhood in the city of Mombasa. She always had a passaion for the tourism world and for wildlife. She holds cerfiticates in Tourism and Travel Operations. Nawal gained valuable experience with other tour companies before joining Scenic AIr Safaris in September 2011. She finds Scenic Air Safaris a luxury package of her passion, love and adventure built together. 

Vikash

Vikash Patel

Pilot

Vikash got his first taste of flying in Kenya. Being British born it was only fitting for him to return to Kenya and continue his career. He has flown In Europe and North America holding licenses from these respective regions and recognised flight instructor in Kenya. Vikash joined Scenic Air in June 2013