“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” – John Hemingway
Wild Coast Air Safaris was started in 2015 by Darryl van Dyk. Born and raised in the Kingdom of Swaziland, living on large farms meant aircraft and the bush were part of Darryl's daily life. Having worked in various parts of east, central, and west Africa he decided to form a aviation based safari company offering small groups of clients a high-end, tailor-made experience, designed to show you the best parts of Kenya in the most convenient and efficient way. Darryl has over 1000 hours of bush flying experience and holds and Kenya Commercial Pilots License.
We have lead numerous safaris, and provided air charter services to many visitors over the years. Having established a network of passionate and dedicated partners we are able to arrange excursions into the most remote parts of Kenya and are able to customise your experience in the wild. We have a highly trained and experienced team that are ready to plan the perfect safari for you. As we cater to small groups we can guarantee that our team of professionals are on hand to ensure that your needs are met from the moment you book your trip up to the day we wave you off on your journey home.
Darryl van Dyk
MANAGING DIRECTOR & COMMERCIAL PILOT
AFRICA GUIDE & LOGISTICS EXPERT
We operate a Cessna 206 (5 passengers) and Cessna 208 Caravan (10 passengers) on our air charters and safaris in Kenya.
Our aircraft are maintained by one of the most reputable Air Maintenance Organisations (AMO) in Kenya and in strict compliance to the Commercial Operations requirements of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
Our aircraft are fully insured for 3rd Party Liability, Passenger Liability, and Hull Risk.
CESSNA 206 Stationair
The Cessna 206 has long been known as the work horse of the African Skies. It is rugged, versatile, reliable, and able to carry heavy loads into short unpaved airstrips. It's high wing gives pilot and passengers excellent views of the surrounding area.
Max Passengers : 5
Cruise Speed : 220 Km/hour
Max Alt : 13,000 ft
CESSNA 206 Seating Plan
CESSNA 208 Caravan
The Cessna 208 Caravan is the most common aircraft of the African Skies. This powerful Turbo prop aircraft can carry up to 12 passengers in comfort, with large windows and high wings passengers have a exceptional view of the landscapes we fly over.
Max Passengers : 12
Cruise Speed : 300 Km/hour
Max Alt : 13,000 ft
CESSNA 208 Seating Plan
We realise that aviation is one of the biggest contributors to air pollution and global warming. For this reason we have partnered with Seedballs Kenya to use our aircraft to do aerial tree seeding in various parts of Kenya. Through this initiative we aim to offset our carbon footprints by planting thousands of tree seeds that will over the years grow to large trees. Watch the video below to see how we do aerial tree seeding.
We do not add any charge to the accommodation we quote you on.
By booking through us you will always receive a price lower or the same than that if you book directly with any of our accommodation parters.
We charge you for the dedicate use of our aircraft, and for this our team ensures all arrangements are made on your behalf.
We earn a commission from our accommodation partners and we extend part of this as a discount to you.