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.
TORBEN PETER RUNE
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
Operations Director / Chief Pilot
James started his aviation career in 2004 after completing his flight training in South Africa. He has since worked in Botswana, Tanzania and Indonesia flying extensively throughout these countries within the tourism sector. Originally hailling from Australia but having family in Kenya his passion for flying and the African bush led him back in 2009 to join Scenic Air Safaris.
Assistant to the Managing Director
Born in 1986 in Luxembourg City, Guillaume always had a passion for aviation. His first visit to Kenya was in 2010, and he fell in love with the country and its people. After his studies in Germany, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Aviation Management, he joined Scenic Air Safaris where he occupies the functions of Assistant to MD and Quality Manager. Guillaume holds a private pilot license since 2002 and plans to get his instrument rating in a few years. Prior to his postion at Scenic Air Safaris, he has worked in different areas of aviation and tourism.
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.
MURTAZA S. WALIJEE
Pilot / Safety Manager / Flight Instructor
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.