Travel Inspiration

Lake Victoria wears many hats—it is the source of the River Nile, it is Africa's largest lake by area, the second-largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world, and the world's largest tropical lake. It is shared by three East African countries: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Kisumu is the only city located on the shores of Lake Victoria on the Kenyan side. The warm weather of Kisumu City pits it against its coastal counterparts, but it is no ordinary travel destination. Pristine beaches, islands, unmatched city tours, national parks, and heritage sites are among the many attractions the city offers. Whether you are visiting Kisumu City or the surrounding outskirts, the region is filled with hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

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By Christopher Rhys Howarth


As our Airkenya flight plotted its course above the rugged, sun-scorched landscape, the thrill of adventure began to swell in me. We had been flying for less than 30 minutes and the bustling metropolis of Nairobi was already a distant memory. We had crossed over into another world; one where a wild spirit was running loose through the hills and across the dry savannah stretching out below us. This was an untamed, raw wilderness made from shades of brown, red and gold as the hot sunburnt the earth. Touching down in the Conservancy I had become infected by this wild spirit.

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Vacation consideration for the whole family is a delicate balance. It is essential to factor in moody teenagers, energetic children and tired parents looking for an escape, not forgetting the young-at-heart grandparents with empty nests! All this complicates the search for a unifying destination. Exotic beach destinations tend to top the list, yet a safari to Kenya can be a great option. Let your family come and see the wildlife of the African bush and immerse them in the Maasai or Samburu cultural flare. A fly-in safari is particularly encouraged since it saves your already jet-lagged family members the agony of the long and tiring driving distance, time that you could otherwise use to create more family memories at the destination. Besides, the astounding aerial view of your destination adds on to the thrill.

With that in mind, here are our top picks of Airkenya’s memorable fly-in safari experiences for the whole family:

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