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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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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. 

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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. 

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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