Learning to Fly

Flying is part of life in the safari business in Africa, and between living in the Masai Mara and dashing to the kids’ sports matches at their school in the Rift Valley, it made good sense to become a pilot myself. Flying safaris are also a wonderful way to see this spectacular continent and they will be a big part of the next 5 – 10 years of our explorations and adventures out here.

Since passing my exams and completing my Private Pilot’s Licence, I’ve done some early flights in a Cessna 172 which have taken me to home in the Mara, as well as the Rift Valley, both near Magadi as well as up near the kids’ school – how we do school runs in Africa!