Updated 17. Oct 2016

01 Atlanta - Wilmington

02 Wilmington - New York

03 New York - Montreal

04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

05 Kuujjuaq - Iquaulit

06 Iqualuit - Kangerlussuaq

07 Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

08 Sisimiut - Ilulissat

09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

10 Reykjavik - Vagar

11 Vagar - Odense

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14 Odense - Zurich

15 Zurich - Corfu

16 Corfu - Adana

17 Adana - Tehran

18 Tehran - Isfahan

19 Isfahan - Karachi

20 Karachi - Mumbai

21 Mumbai - Colombo

22 Colombo - Phuket

23 Phuket - Penang

24 Penang - Kuala Lumpur

25 Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

26 Jakarta - Denpasar

27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

49 Cancun - Chithen Itza

50 Chitchen Itza - Grand Cayman

51 Cayman Island - Jamaica

52 Jamaica - Aruba

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

57 Cap Verde - Mauritania

58 Mauritania - Marrakech

59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

61 Bilbao - Amiens

62 Amiens - Odense

63

64 South Africa Trip

65 Odense - Munich

66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

4. Mar. 2010

 

I changed my plans for the remaining trip, and today I flew the short trip to Amboseli, a national park about 45 minutes flying time to the South East of Nairobi. A friend of mine, Ib Nielsen, of Aerocenter in Esbjerg, Denmark, had suggested, that I visited Amboseli and Kilaguni, places he knew from his time back in the eighties, when he flew out of Mombasa for some years.

Yesterday, I returned to Wilson Airport in the morning. I had to find a place where I could get a 50 hour check done on the plane. I brought my bags and luckily, the Aero Club of East Africa had a room for the night. The club is a mighty fine setup, with a bar and a restaurant and rooms.

I spent much of the day sightseeing visiting the house where Karen Blixen, of Out of Africa fame, once lived. It is now turned into a museum. After that, it was a walk around the center of Nairobi a pleasant city, despite its reputation as a dangerous place.

This morning I had the 50 hour check done by the friendly guys at Horizon Aviation in Wilson Airport.

My change of plans was not easy, as it requires a special permit to be allowed to fly domestically in Kenya. I emailed the KCAA the application yesterday, and today I rang them several times, before the permit was granted late in the afternoon. The KCAA requested a copy of pilot license, of Airworthiness Certificate and proof of insurance.

The also wanted a specific new itinerary, and after several questions asked about the reason for my change of plans, the permit was given.

It was a somewhat complicated process to pay for landing fees, parking and navigation fees. Some of it had to be paid in US dollars, and some of it in local currency. But the Aviation Centre (connected with the Aero Club) helped out, and after taxiing to Customs (?), I could get on my way.

Some local guys from the Club, had told me about the VFR departure procedures, so after takeoff, I headed South on a heading of 189 degrees, staying below 6.500 ft., and when I was 15 NM out, I could say goodbye to the Wilson tower, and roam the savannah on my own.

At first, it was with scattered homesteads and cows spotted below, but suddenly I saw a bunch of Giraffes. That was a fantastic experience I do not think General Aviation gets any better than this. Getting close to the Amboseli Airfield, I spotted elefants and even lions. WHAW.

Touching down on the sealed runway in Amboseli, I was met by a guy from the lodge, where I had booked a room and by a park ranger, who warned me about Coyotes chewing on my tires! I suggested my low wheel skirts would make it difficult, but he described how the Coyotes would lie down and do the chewing.! I thought it would be a good tale to tell, but it dawned on me, he wanted some money to keep the beasts at bay! OK, why not?

The 14 km trip to the hotel, was the most interesting hotel shuttle I have experienced - more a mini safari trip, passing Elephants, Buffalos, Ostriches, Storks and a plethora of other birds on the way.