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With 25 years flying low over this incredible continent we know it intimately. Following in the footsteps of aviation pioneers, yet flying even wider, deeper and more remotely, we offer a range of air services using a fleet of high performance aircraft, that provide extensive versatility and flexibility to meet a range of aviation needs.

From our base in the heart of Kenya at Nanyuki Airfield, we have expanded our sub-Saharan footprint to include 12 African countries, covering more than 9 million km2.

Tropic Air is an air charter and helicopter company, providing private charter flights, heli safaris and much more .. including aerial filming support, wildlife conservation, casevac and special tasks in remote and inaccessible locations. We operate fixed wing Cessna aircraft and Squirrel AS 350 B3’s.

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Launched in 1979, Brown’s still follows the path David and Sue took years ago - crafting natural cheeses using the utmost care and passion for cheese. Continuing on the passion for good food, we now produce a range of crackers, ice cream and jams to complement our cheese. Brown’s will be providing hot grilled cheeses as well as refreshing natural ice creams to serve hot and dusty riders!

Marania farm has been in existence for about 100 years, with Merino Wool Sheep being the main enterprise and business that built the farm. Over time, wool prices have fallen and the Merino Sheep have now been replaced by Hampshire Down Sheep, whose main market is meat. Irralie Murray was instrumental in introducing Aberdeen Angus cattle to Marania and it is now the only Aberdeen Angus stud in East Africa. The farm prides itself on supplying the best quality beef to a restaurant in Nairobi. George Murray investigated and introduced the option of growing crops on the farm and today, crops are the main enterprise. The farm plants wheat, barley, oats, peas, canola and Rhodes grass. Marania has invested in modern machinery, all equipped with satellite steering systems, with the precision agriculture model in mind. Their main aim is to make sure Marania farms as efficiently as possible, with a biological and sustainable approach, and minimise losses due to inaccuracies. For more information about Marania, please contact James at marania@maraniafarm.com.

Oldonyo Farm is a farm within Kenya and is nearby to Timau Forest and Ngare Ndare forest.

In the mid-1990s, Tim and Maggie Hobbs, came across a beautiful, derelict farm on the foothills of Mount Kenya only miles from the Equator. The 64-hectare farm, originally producing dairy and beef, was up for sale and with its perfect conditions for growing roses, the Hobbs bought and developed it into what it is today: a leading specialist supplier of traditional garden scented roses- the only one in Kenya. Tambuzi is an ethically run business with one simple goal – to produce the very finest garden scented roses that money can buy. The roses are carefully selected and grown for weddings and special events and find their way into the hands of the leading florists across the world from our farm in Nanyuki. Fit even for Royal Weddings, these are truly #famousflowers

“There was once a chat about our favourite cheeses and before you knew it, we were making our own”, Managing Director Kalpa Padia explains as she looks back on how Raka Cheese was born. It was 2002 and her husband Rajesh Padia became increasingly passionate about cheese and especially making it in Nyeri, Kenya. It is a straight two-hour drive from Nairobi and now the largest town in the Nyeri County and is the home of the grave of the scouting Movement’s founder, Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell, and his cottage, called Paxtu, are popular attractions. (Source: www.wikipedia.org). It is also where Princess Elizabeth went up the Treetops Lodges and came down a Queen in 1952.

He made Raka Cheddar and distributed it to one of the country’s leading supermarket chain. Currently Raka has grown and has over five varieties and with over ten years experience in the food industry it is already shaping up to be a market leader in Kenya. While in 2010 Raka lost its better half, Rajesh (remember the name Raka comes from Rajesh and Kalpa), his wife Kalpa has taken over and handling it brilliantly with her team of excellent and loyal workers that have stayed on, grown and are raring to keep the sun rays soaring.

It has also penetrated into the export markets of Juba, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania proof of Expanding tastes and appreciation of Raka products. Our cheese is suitable for vegetarians and has received the Halal Certificate.

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Borana Conservancy is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife. Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprises to building local livelihoods and enhancing eco-system integrity. 

In 2013, a founding population of 21 Black Rhino were introduced to Borana Conservancy. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of unspoilt African wilderness and the largest contiguous rhino habitat in East Africa. There are now almost 90 black rhino and over 80 white rhino on the Lewa-Borana Landscape.

Our sustainable lifestyle is focused around conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs). Borana Conservancy is a Long Run Destination, these are carefully selected for their commitment to enacting the 4Cs. All retained earnings from tourism, ranching and other commercial enterprises contribute towards the support of communities, wildlife and it’s habitat. 

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