Make your journey as exceptional as the destination
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give.
To roam the roads of islands remote,
To travel is to live.
- Hans Christian Andersen

A passion for exploring Africa and all things aviation, coupled with a lifetime of creating, imaginative and responsible, life changing travel experiences, is probably why we are regarded as virtuosos and pioneers of the luxury flying safari, as well as a prime specialist aviation solutions provider for east and southern Africa.

Supported by a full range of VIP and concierge services throughout the region, no request is beyond our reach in order to make your journey as exceptional as the destination.

Who We Are

About Us

Our journey to becoming a specialist aviation solutions provider started in 2009, with Capt. Torben Rune, Capt. Aslam Khan and Mr. Severin Schultte purchasing an executive Grand Caravan for their own private use. They invited friends and embarked from South Africa on an epic personal flying safari home to Kenya, following a route not often flown, up the east coast of Africa. The fun and breathtaking low flying experience of land, sea and sky were too spectacular not to share. Scenic Air was born with the sole intent of sharing such magical experiences with a wider audience.

Twelve years later, we continue to pioneer unique routes, locations, and life changing experiences. Come and join us, and let’s explore together.

Cost Calculator

Find your air charter rate

Flying by private charter in Africa offers a quicker, easier, safer and more convenient mode of transport between destinations. Often there is a misconception on the costs of private charter and so we have created a bespoke cost calculator tool, to provide you with a handy online ‘ready reckoner’ to help understand the pricing relating to your booking and to also give you a map showing routes between locations and the airstrips that serve the respective camps.

Simply enter your starting destination and your arrival destination and the calculator will give you a cost estimate for a choice of two types of aircraft, the Cessna 208 executive Grand Caravan and the Cessna 206 Stationair.

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What We Do

Flexibility and freedom for less than you might think

Having your own aircraft at your disposal means the freedom to choose your own schedule. Our private air charter solutions are cost efficient and comfortable with services to luxury safari camps, game lodges and beach destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Be inspired...

We curate truly unique, tailor-made flying safaris to the most amazing and off the beaten track destinations, offering infinite ways to explore the vast wilderness of the African continent, combining luxury with economy and the convenience of flying privately.

VIP arrivals Fastrack and wing to wing service

In line with the superior service our customers have come to expect from the Scenic Air brand, we are proud to introduce our JetConnect VIP Fastrack and VIP Wing2Wing air-side meet and assist services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

Making private charter flights accessible to more people...

Welcome to our innovative executive flyer program, designed to offer ‘fractional air share’ or a ‘membership flying card’ option with key benefits for both the private and business travelling executive.

Specialist Travel Solutions

Luxury travel should be seamless from start to finish

Whether it’s luxury accommodation, private jet or helicopter charter or first class flights, we work around the clock to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

Why People Fly With Us

You may at times fly low enough to see the animals on the plains and to feel towards them as God did when he had just created them, and before He commissioned Adam to give them names.’ That was Karen Blixen, of Out of Africa fame, on the sublimity of flying across then British East Africa with her lover Denys Finch-Hatton. Nearly a century on, her words still beautifully describe the sensation of soaring over Kenya’s landscape on Scenic Air Safaris nine-day Endangered Species tour.
- Christabel Milbanke, Journalist, Spears Magazine, UK

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Luggage Guide

Luggage and what to carry...

Most bush airstrips we operate to in East Africa sit at an altitude of over over 3,000ft. This affects aircraft performance and of course payload. To make it easier, we have updated the luggage guidelines for our bush aircraft fleet. Important and useful info - don't get caught short… download the .pdf guide