We are on the go!

Our dream air safari just began!

We were kindly greeted by six lions on our way to the Kanzi
airstrip yesterday morning at sunrise. We could not have hoped for anything
Yesterday was the longest day of our three weeks air
adventure: Kanzi, Mombasa, Dar, Mzuzu (Malawi) and Likoma, on lake Malawi,
where lovely Kaya Mawa is.
769 miles in 6 ½ hours of flying.
A Kilimanjaro covered by snow at sunrise, after bidding
farewell to the lions, was an unforgettable view.
We landed in cloudy weather in Mombasa.
Our most challenging leg was the next one: Mombasa to Dar El
Salaam, in Tanzania.
We expected it to be the easiest, flying low level over the
Very strong headwinds made us leaving the low flying over
white sands and traffic controller put us on a required altitude which was
precisely where we did not want to be: in pouring rains…
We flew in it for 40 minutes, good Luca did his IFR
training: he had to put it to good work.
We landed in Dar Es Salaam refueled and headed to Malawi.
Amazing flying over wild Tanzania. We crossed the Rufiji, it
was hard not to think of what has happening there 100 years ago: British and
German fighting each other, with Von Lettow never losing a battle and
surrendering several weeks after the Versailles treaty was signed.
We had good tail winds and we reached Malawi in just three
We landed at this super fancy and modern airport, had to be
careful about the four legged traffic (dogs and goats), walked into the state
of the art tower you see in the photo, pay landing fees and go for our last
flight of the day. 
In just 30 minutes we flew to Likoma island, admiring the
stunningly beautiful waters of lake Malawi under us.
The magical serenity of Kaya Mawa wrapped us in.
We admired a spectacular sunset and enjoyed a great red wine
under the brightest African starry sky.
What a great way to start our air safari.
Tomorrow we fly to Victoria Falls, through the Luangwa
Valley and over Lake Kariba. A shorter day, just 4 hours flying for the
Caravan. And a little bit more for the flying giraffe (Luca’s 206!).
Keep tuned! Tomorrow we fly over Victoria Falls, we expect
to have breathtaking photos.