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Ethiopian Airlines adds flight to Mombasa
Ethiopian Airlines will increase its frequency into Mombasa starting 1st July 2018. The airline will fly twice daily from Addis Ababa into Mombasa International Airport. Few airlines fly directly into the airport with many first flying to Nairobi before proceeding to Mombasa.
Kenya Airways unveils non-stop Nairobi to Cape Town flight
Kenya Airways has launched three non-stop flights from Nairobi to Cape Town, South Africa. KQ 784 will depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1535hrs to arrive in Cape Town at 2020hrs. The return flight, KQ 785 will depart Cape Town at 2215hrs to arrive in Nairobi at 0500hrs. The airline will continue to operate the Nairobi-Cape Town route via Livingstone and Victoria Falls bringing the total number of flights on this route to ten.
Safarilink launches daily direct flights to Zanzibar
From 1st July 2018, Safarilink will increase direct flights to Zanzibar from four to daily weekly flights. The flight will depart Wilson Airport, Nairobi at 1400hrs to arrive Abeid Karume Airport, Zanzibar at 1545hrs. The return flight will depart Zanzibar at 1615hrs to arrive in Nairobi at 1800hrs. The early evening return flight from Zanzibar enables convenient connections to international flights.
Kenya Airways introduces non-stop flights to Mauritius
Kenya Airways has introduced four weekly flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. The non-stop flight will depart from Nairobi every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Monday and Thursday flights depart Nairobi at 1145hrs while on Wednesday and Saturday flights depart at 2150hrs. KQ has an existing code-share arrangement with Air Mauritius that includes three weekly flights. This brings to seven KQ weekly flights to Mauritius.
NEW: Olarro Plains, Maasai Mara
Located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olarro Conservancy in the Maasai Mara, Olarro Plains features four double and four twin en-suite rooms each with a private veranda that faces west that allows guests to enjoy the sunset. An open lodge, Olarro Plains enables guests to watch wildlife at the nearby waterhole from the comfort of the lodge. With only Olarro Plain’s sister lodge (Olarro Lodge) in the conservancy, guests can enjoy exclusive day and night game drives. Mara Siana airstrip is a one-hour game drive to the lodge.
Saruni Lodges and Kitich Forest Camp launch flights into Northern Kenya
Saruni, which owns lodges and camps in Samburu and the Maasai Mara, and Kitich Forest Camp will on 1st July 2018 launch scenic flights and air transfers to destinations in Kenya’s north including Lake Turkana, the Lorian Swamps, among others. Both Saruni’s 6-seater Cessna 206 and Kitich’s 4-seater Cessna 206 will be based at the Kalama airstrip in Samburu, making it quicker and easier for guests to transfer to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, on the southern slopes of the Mathews Range. Saruni’s plane will operate until 30th September 2018. Kitich’s Cessna is available for scenic flights to Lewa Downs, Meru and Loisaba. Contact us for rates/more details.
NEW: Movenpick Hotel and Residences, Nairobi
The Movenpick Group launched their latest opening in Nairobi in April 2018. The Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is located in Nairobi’s Westlands district. It features 276 rooms, suites and residences as well as three restaurants including a 360-degree revolving restaurant. Movenpick Nairobi is only 20kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and close to Nairobi National Museum among several other Nairobi’s downtown attractions.
Mombasa to open a super yacht marina in 2018
Mombasa is set to become the next Monte Carlo when it launches its first super yacht marina early next year. The EnglishPoint Marina Hotel which will open the facility in 2018 will provide berthing for 30 - 50 luxury yachts of upto 30m long. The marina will also provide water, electricity, refuelling facilities and water disposal services. Currently yacht owners have to leave the engines running while the vessels are anchored in the ocean.
The EnglishPoint Marina is a lavish, one-of-a-kind architecterual masterpiece located on a natural marine basin in Mombasa. It offers an incredible boutique hotel with 26 rooms and beautiful apartments as well as a boardwalk with retail outlets, a restaurant, gym, spa, casino and a sports centre. The board walk offers fantastic views of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus as well as the Indian Ocean which surrounds the hotel on one side.
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