About AirKenya

AirKenya is a reputable safari airline in East Africa with nearly 20 years of experience of flying passengers around the region’s world-famous destinations - from the wildlife wonderlands of Masai Mara and Serengeti to the mountainous home of gorillas in Bwindi.

Based at Nairobi’s legendary Wilson Airport - as AirKenya Express - we provide both scheduled and charter services in collaboration with our subsidiary airlines, Regional Air Services in Tanzania and Aerolink in Uganda.

Recognised as a designated carrier by the Kenyan Government, the airline is also authorised to fly the length of Africa – from Egypt in the north to Zimbabwe in the south – as a Comesa-approved operator. Comesa is the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African states.

Masai Mara

A destination Airkenya flies to four times a day, it is Kenya’s most famous and visited game reserve. It offers breathtaking views and an extraordinary density of wildlife such as the “Big Five” - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Masai Mara is the celebrated site of the Great Migration. Every year, from June to October, over two million Wildebeests and thousands of zebras and antelopes swarm the now verdant plains of Mara in search of fresh new grass after the rains. Their dramatic river crossings with predators in their wake go beyond what visitors view in National Geographic channels. Game viewing is excellent year-round. So is birding.


You cannot think of the Masai mara without Serengeti coming into play. A partner in the annual migration, Serengeti is Tanzania’s most visited Park offering a fiesta of wildlife sightings right from the onset. Despite its sheer size, it is renowned for its abundance of predators.

For bird watchers, the prolific birdlife in the quiet plains is an experience you cannot forget. Take breakfast in the Masai Mara and hop into one of our daily flights to enjoy your lunch at the Serengeti.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, Bwindi offers an experience you are unlikely to forget. Although the Park, situated in southwest Uganda, is most famous for mountain gorillas, it is also home to chimpanzees, mountain elephants and unique birdlife. Take your breakfast in the Masai Mara and hop on one of our daily flights for lunch at one of the lodges in Bwindi National reserve.


Amboseli is famous for its breathtaking scenery of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. The Park is also well-endowed with elephants and other wildlife like giraffes. Birdlife is abundant, especially on the shallow lakes and swamps where waterbirds are in plenty. The Madagascar Squacco Heron shows up at intervals while the long-toed lapwing is resident in small numbers.

Catch one of our daily flights to experience the natural diversity and overwhelming beauty of Amboseli.


Samburu is a magical haven in Kenya’s northern frontier. Its wildlife includes several species unique to the region known as the Samburu Special Five - Beisa oryx, Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. The reserve is also home to the Big Cats, buffaloes, elephants, olive baboons, waterbucks, and plenty of birdlife. Samburu and its neighbouring Buffalo Springs have recorded over 400 species of birds.

The Samburu landscape is a blend of rugged hills and a mix of woodland, grassland and riverine forest. At sunset, Doum palms form breathtaking silhouettes against the red and gold streaked sky.

Enjoy this and more with our daily flights to Samburu.


Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. It straddles the equator, bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. Its diverse scenery ranges from woodlands at 3,400ft (1,036m) on the slopes of the Nyambeni Mountain Range, northeast of Mt Kenya, to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.

The Park is most famous for its association with the legendary Joy Adamson of the Born Free fame. It boasts some of the best sightings for big cats, the endangered black rhinos, elephants, oryxes, and different antelopes such as the rare Lesser kudu and duiker. Dikdiks, one of the smallest antelopes in Africa, are a common sight.

Meru offers unparalleled adventure - fishing, bird walking, biking, hiking, boat rides and rafting.

With our daily flights, indulge in this exhilarating experience.

Lewa Downs/Laikipia

Wild and sparsely populated, Laikipia is the gateway to Kenya’s Northern frontier. Many of the large privately owned ranches that occupy this spectacular region have guesthouses, homestays and private camps.

Lewa Downs is a privately owned ranch of 16,000 hectares converted into a wildlife conservancy. Today, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is the home ground to conservation efforts of several endangered wildlife species - from Black and White Rhino breeding to translocations, rescue and treatment of injured wildlife. Ranching activities are still maintained and the ranch is now divided equally between cattle ranching and tourism, with profits going to the local Samburu community.

Board one of our daily flights to explore the wonders of the Laikipia wilderness.

At Airkenya, flight and ground safety is paramount. It is our policy that all employees participate in and adhere to our Flight Safety Program, which supports our continuous efforts to improve our safety levels and enhance the management of risk within our structure. This has resulted in an excellent safety record.

All our pilots and engineers are trained by Flight Safety International and stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world, with continuous refresher and simulator training. When you step aboard an AirKenya aircraft, you know you are in good hands.