Coastal Aviation


Coastal Aviation Head Office, The Slipway, Msasani, Dar es salaam Tanzania
Member Number: 203390 Tel: +255 699 999 999

Coastal Aviation is a renowned Tourism Aviation company headquartered in Dar-Es-Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania as well as offices and representatives spread across East Africa. With over 30 years of experience, Coastal Aviation is recognized for it’s extensive flying safari network, reaching 44 destinations and capable of accessing the remotest parts of the country where no roads have reached.

Coastal started as an inbound operator offering "Personalized Safaris & Air Charters" to the, then, very thin tourism market. The original Coastal fleet was composed of one Aircraft, a Cessna 206T and three beautiful large dhows. As the country’s development increased, sailing to Zanzibar became a business for faster-powered boats. Coastal Aviation decided to focus on the aviation side to the business but remains with the Dhow on the logo to remind us of our romantic beginnings. 

Today, Coastal Aviation operates to roughly 100 airstrips located in some of the most isolated pockets of Eastern Africa. The scheduled Coastal network also connects visitors to Kenya and Rwanda with the world-famous Serengeti, links with Southern Tanzania parks of Selous and Ruaha, and unites the tropical island paradises of Pemba, Zanzibar, Mafia and Fanjove Private Island with the National Parks and towns of the mainland.

The Coastal Flying Safari is a uniquely extensive safari experience, far from the beaten track, venturing deep into the secluded corners of the celebrated Tanzanian National Parks. Coastal Aviation offers the opportunity to the more intrepid visitors to take part in a safari experience. The flying safari gives a broader, horizon-reaching perspective of the African wildernesses that our clients have come to see, free of traffic, poor roads and the minibus melee. 

We take you to the more secluded camps and lodges, offering bespoke access to the game-rich areas for an in-depth, privileged safari experience with the most dedicated hosts, residents and intimately familiar with their surroundings.

Coastal Aviation’s versatile fleet is composed of C208B Grand Caravans and PC-12/45.
Each aircraft is suited to a specific purpose, each flown by two qualified pilots, allowing our clients the flexibility to choose the services to suit their requirements. Our fleet has been expertly adapted to the African safari environment, without compromise to safety and comfort. Our maintenance complies with internationally certified standards and stringent internal and regulatory audits.

Coastal Aviation opens up the world’s most celebrated safari destinations to the global traveler, taking them on their own unique safari experience, at their own pace, on their own terms. From the primate forests of Katavi to the plains of the Serengeti, the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the waterways of Selous, the floodplains of Ruaha to the Indian Ocean archipelagos. The choice is yours.

Safari Njema!

Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Flying Safaris
  • Air Charters


22 September 2022

Coastal Acquires New Investor

On the 1st of September 2022, Taifa Aviation Limited under Tanzanian prominent businessman, Mr. Rostam Azizi reached an agreement and officially signed a deal to acquire majority shares in Coastal Travels Ltd.

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30 March 2022

Tanzania’s Coastal Aviation gives important news updates for passengers

Tanzania has also removed the PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers. Coastal will, for the time being, maintain the present Covid policy. Global trends and events will be monitored and assessed, and reviews of the policy will be made accordingly.

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15 July 2021

Coastal Travels Ltd - The Only ISSA Operator in Africa

Coastal Travels Limited is pleased to announce that‚ it has successfully completed the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) designed for commercial passenger and/or cargo operators and the airline is now on the ISSA registry. The ISSA program is a global safety standard for commercial operators not covered by existing programs.

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02 March 2021

Importance of Safety Standards in Tanzanian Aviation and Challenges faced during Covid-19

We are heading into the rainy, low season, as we make preparations for the high season, which will follow thereafter. Major global event has impacted our businesses drastically, and the aviation sector has been highlighted, especially now, within the pandemic environment.

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07 September 2020

Adventures in The Serengeti

Some discoveries are too good not to share … from the plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, famous for the magnificent annual wildebeest migration, to the pristine white-sand beaches of Zanzibar famously known for its culture and heritage. From 11th September, Coastal will be flying you on those adventures daily, from the heart of the Bush to the Beach.

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05 August 2020

*Fly Green, Fly Coastal*

We are thrilled that it has been a year since we launched our  *Fly Green* campaign and at having made a huge impact on the way we do things. We believe passionately in playing our part by being the change we wish to see in the world and are not afraid to take those first baby steps.

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08 July 2020

Safety is our No.1 Priority!

Dear Partners, In the current environment, we have rolled out some very intensive sanitization procedures to reassure you that along with our in-house engineering and maintenance team, we have taken great care of our fleet of aircraft. All of this, so that when you take to the skies, you will be safe and comfortable flying with us.

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07 July 2020

Serengeti is calling!

While the world was on halt, Mother Nature has been healing, including our Serengeti. Now that the airspace is being opened up and many countries are easing their lockdowns, the Serengeti is ready to welcome us all back.  We have put in place several safeguards to make sure our passengers are safe while flying with us.

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08 June 2020

Relaunch of Scheduled Flying

There are signs that the COVID-19 pandemic is moving towards a new stage as many countries are starting to ease their lockdowns, and even in our own Tanzania, airspace is being opened up. We are sworn Aviation professionals, Safety is our #1 Priority. But now, even more so! We have rolled out our Safety & Operational Policy for dealing with this crisis, both to protect ourselves and our customers.

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14 May 2020

When the world is ready, Tanzania will be here waiting to welcome you back with open arms.

The world is healing now. And when it returns, we will be here waiting to take you on your adventure, in the meantime, enjoy the mini safari video. #Safarifromhome #UnforgettableTanzania #TheFlyingSafariCompany

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20 March 2020

Kigali and Nairobi flights suspended until further notice

Dear Partners, We continue to chart our way through the global pandemic that we are all facing. The Kenyan and Rwandese governments have imposed travel restrictions, as many other countries are doing. We are sorry to inform you that all our Kigali and Nairobi Coastal operated flights on CQ231/2 and CQ271/2 will be suspended with immediate effect, until further notice.

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17 March 2020

An important message from Coastal MD in response to COVID-19.

Dear Partners, Following the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those that have been affected by this situation. We also extend our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the selfless efforts and sacrifice made by our health workers and authorities to steer us through this.

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02 March 2020

Coastal celebrates World Wildlife Day

The first thing that always comes to mind when we think about World Wildlife Day is heading out on a safari or any botanical conservatory and reminding ourselves of the vast variety of life our world offers.  Being pioneers of a Flying Safari network capable of accessing some of the most remote parks of Tanzania and East Africa, Coastal has made it possible for customers to view some of the most majestic animals in the world, in their natural habitats.

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07 January 2020

Happy New Year from everyone here!

Partners and Dear Friends,  We appreciate the great support received from all of you throughout the year. Thank you very much! Looking back, we have had some amazing successes; Introduction of Multi Crew Coordination (2 pilots flying together), our eco-partnerships with Carbon Tanzania and Wild Aid are blossoming; and many more that we are proud of. Obviously a long way to go, but comforting to know that we too have started our journey.

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23 October 2019

There Is Only One Way To Fly: Safe

Successfully arriving at your destination of choice is a culmination of several behind the scenes procedures and considerations to make sure your flight is not only safe and comfortable but hopefully positively memorable. And that too is Coastal Aviation’s aspiration.

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01 October 2019

Meet Coastal at MKTE Stand no. E8

We  will be exhibiting at the MKTE trade show from the 2nd - 4th October at Stand E8. The show will be attended by Beatrice Muia, our Sales & Marketing Manager, Alessandro Compagno, Charters' Sales Manager and Segun Medubi our Network, Revenue Manager & Distribution Manager. We would like to to take the opportunity to discuss our new concepts & progress including Safety and most interesting flights and destinations to make each flying Safari a memorable one.  Visit us at Stand no. E8

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30 September 2019

Coastal Celebrates World Tourism Day

Coastal is honoured to have been integral to the development of ecological and sustainable tourism in Tanzania. The Flying Safari Company believes, Safari, no matter how long or short, has always resulted in adventure, an element of chance and a potentially volatile itinerary to capture the most amazingly unique experiences up close and first-hand. Safari flying has eradicated the barriers of long distances, hostile weather and an absence of roads or bridges, to make travelling in Africa some of the most intrepid and magical experiences of a lifetime.

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17 September 2019

Coastal Celebrates 32 years

On September 16th 1987, Coastal embarked on its maiden voyage from Dar-Es-Salaam to Selous in a single-engine Cessna 206. 32 years on, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to many more years in service together.

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16 August 2019

Coastal releases new Route Schedule

As we continue to improve our services, we are pleased to announce the release of our new flight schedule with price list effective  1st June 2019 to 31st May 2020 and 1st June 2020 to 31st May 2021

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02 August 2019

Coastal Launches Go Green Campaign on 1st August 2019

Coastal Aviation,  the  Flying  Safari  Company, today  launches a Go  Green  initiative dubbed Fly Green, Fly Coastal to promote sustainable tourism and becoming an environmentally friendly company that is much more ecologically responsible. "Today is our first official attempt to indulge in ecological tourism. We want to promote and encourage a cleaner, safer environment, to create less pollution and reduced carbon footprint.

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29 July 2019

Fly Green, Fly Coastal. “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

Airlines have a massive responsibility towards the environment and behaving more responsibly. That dawning reality has reached us at Coastal and we are proud to make commitments to commence our journey to go green, by adopting Eco-friendly habits that will hopefully result in a more positive impact to our environment and reduce harm to our planet: - 1. CO2 Emissions Offset: Coastal is partnering with Carbon Tanzania so our passengers can offset their Carbon Emission and help balance the emissions from that flight.

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26 July 2019

Coastal still flies Daily to Kigali

One of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Rwanda, has the Volcanoes National Park which is home to the mountain Gorillas and golden Monkeys . Coastal still flies daily to and from Kigali connecting the Volcanoes National Park to the plains of Serengeti or Masai Mara effortlessly and quickly, saving you the long route via major East African airports. This flight is via Mwanza for custom clearance. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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14 June 2019

Private Flights by Coastal

Experience the most convenient way to explore and live the continent - privately and directly to your destination. With its VIP interior our PC12 aircraft feels just like home, your living room cruising across Africa's incredible landscape and through her skies, giving you superior comfort and efficiency. Use the space to live the flight with your friends and family, whilst enjoying some light on-board refreshments.

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22 May 2019

#CoastalAviation of #Tanzania invites to make B2B appointments for #KaribuKiliFair2019

It’s that time for KiliFair/Karibu Fair! We will be attending and would love to meet with you at this important Tourism Trade Fair for East Africa. We have made many progressive changes and would very much like to update you on our journey so far. This year the event will be held at Friedkin Recreation Center - TGT in Arusha, Tanzania from  7th - 9th June 2019  For those planning to attend, you will be pleased to know that we have promotional fares for our trade partners, both Residents and Non-Residents for KiliFair/Karibu Fair on the routes below: -

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26 February 2019

New Flight Schedule 2019-2020 and Security Levy Fees

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we continue to improve our services, we are pleased to announce the release of our new flight schedule with price list effective 1st June 2019 to 31st May 2020.  At Coastal, we have always believed in looking after our trade partners and in order to facilitate your sales, we have decided not to increase our prices for next season, except for the Serengeti – Ruaha route.

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22 February 2019

Coastal continues flying to Kigali and strengthening its network

Dear Friends, Coastal Aviation wishes to reassure its trade partners that Kigali flights will NOT be discontinued. All current bookings are valid and any future request will be operated as usual. In a continuous effort to strengthen and expand its Flying Safari network, Coastal is proud to pioneer and introduce the new Serengeti - Ruaha/Iringa flight to Kilimanjaro effective 1st of June, 2019. Looking forward to receiving your booking requests.

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11 February 2019

Introducing New Flight

  Daily flightRuaha / Iringa to Kilimanjaro - ArushaCoastal Aviation is expanding its extensive scheduled flight network by adding more route options so as to make your flying safari seamless!By linking Tanzania's largest National Park, Ruaha National Park, with Kilimanjaro International Airport (Tanzania's second largest international point of arrival), we are providing our trade partners with further options to link remote and authentic safari destination…

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08 February 2019

Update on temporary closure of Saadani airstrip

Dear Partners Following our previous communication sent last month, according to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority the Sadaani airstrip is still closed until 28.02.2019.

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07 February 2019

Meet Coastal Aviation in ITB 2019 - 6-8th March

Dear Friends and Business Partners, Coastal Aviation will be exhibiting our product offering at ITB Berlin from 6th to 8th March 2019. We look forward to engaging with our industry colleagues as we unveil our NEW Ruaha/Kilimanjaro routing that will be added on to our already extensive network within Tanzania as from 1st June 2019. We would also encourage dialogue regarding Coastal's Pilatus PC12 and Caravan charter fleet.

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28 January 2019

Cash required in Mwanza for Tanzanian Visa acquirement

Dear Trade Partners We would like to notify all our agents that it is possible to acquire Visa for Tanzania transiting in Mwanza, however please note that the Immigration Office at Mwanza airport do not accept any form of CREDIT CARD payments. The guests have to be escorted outside the premises toward the nearest ATM to then withdraw the cash required to pay for their visas, thus causing delay to the passengers that already have their visas.

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11 January 2019

Temporary closure of Saadani airstrip

We would like to inform you that Saadani airstrip in Tanzania has been closed by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority from 6th January till 6th February 2019 due to the maintenance of the airfield.

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09 January 2019

New appointed Head of Sales and Reservations

We are pleased to announce that Fatema Tapya is now appointed as Head of Sales and Reservations at Coastal Aviation. As some of you may know her personally, she comes with vast knowledge of the industry and has been with the company for the last 20 years. We welcome her to bring in her knowledge and experience to build stronger relationships with all trade partners.

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07 December 2018

New Director of Sales at Coastal Aviation

Dear Partners and Friends,I'm happy to let you know that Anna Westh De Brauwer (who many of you know already) has agreed to join us as our new Director of Sales, effective as from 6th December 2018.

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29 October 2018

Coastal Trade Message

Dear Partner A lot has been going on in our business since the last time I wrote to you! Thank you to those that attended our recent Trade webinar; should you have any comments or feedback for us, please do drop us a line at Behind the scenes at Coastal, there has been much going on and I would like to share some highlights below:  IMPROVING SAFETY CULTURE

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19 September 2018

Come meet our team, so you can hear about the changes and improvements we have planned

Dear Partners, Attending the Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE) 2018, scheduled to be held in Dar es Salaam 12-14 October 2018? We are too! Come meet our team there, so you can hear about the changes and improvements we have planned.

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18 September 2018

Coastal Aviation - Schedule Update (October 2018)

Dear Partners, We strive for the constant improvement of our daily operations, with safety and consistency as main goals. As regulations require our aircraft to land before sundown, we are reviewing our schedule, basing our latest landing on the earlier sunset of the year.

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10 September 2018

Would you like to come hear more about Coastal Aviation?

Dear Partners, Would you like to come hear more about Coastal Aviation, whilst in Nairobi? Our Sales Manager Gian-Paolo Casati and our Customer Relations Executive from Dar es Salaam Sichile Msamati will participate in the Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2018, scheduled to be held in Nairobi from 3rd to 5th October 2018. It will be a good opportunity to come to hear about changes and improvements we are making.

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28 August 2018

Coastal Communication (2)

CLOSURE OF COASTAL OFFICE IN ARUSHA We continue to evaluate our business model and how we can continue to serve all our customers in the most cost effective, value driven way.

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27 August 2018

Coastal Communication (1)

Coastal Aviation continues to bolster its operational and safety standards. Since the beginning of this year, we have embarked on a journey to ensure that we meet or exceed internationally accepted standards of safety in the aviation arena.

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04 July 2018

Passport Requirements For Entry / Departure Clearance - Rwanda

Greetings partner, The Coastal team would like to ask your assistance with regards to passengers traveling to/from/via Rwanda. All passengers flying into/out of Rwanda on Coastal are required by the authorities to provide passport copies for each passenger traveling.

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30 May 2018

Schedule Review - Removal of Fast Class Surcharge and Reinstatement of Nairobi Routes.

Kindly find the link below to the revised Coastal Schedule from which the Fast Class Surcharge has been removed, as previously announced on 14th May 2018.

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16 May 2018

Coastal Stand at Karibu/Kilifair 2018

 Dear Partners,Meet and greet with our new Sales Manager, GianPaolo Casati in Moshi. The newly formed Karibu/Kilifair, both well-known tourism fairs, have recently joined into ONE, which is becoming by far the largest and most important Tourism Trade Fair in East Africa. This year's event will be held at the Ushirika Stadium of Moshi from 1st to 3rd June 2018.Contact GianPaolo at: to book an appointment or visit us at our stand #U7 right at the entrance.See you…

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15 May 2018

Coastal - Increased Capacity and Removal of Fast Class Surcharge

 Dar-Es-Salaam – 14.05.18COASTAL INCREASES CAPACITYCoastal is thrilled to introduce an additional 4 aircrafts to our large fleet, ready to take off for the upcoming high season.The expansion of fleet will add 17% capacity to our network that will in turn result to more availability for guests and a larger capacity, also adding revenue to our partner’s by offering them more opportunity to sell last-minutes and solidifying our domestic reach.“With this, we aim to reinforce …

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04 May 2018

Would you like to meet our dynamic leading team in South Africa?

Would you like to meet our new, dynamic leading team in South Africa?

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19 April 2018

Meet Shafiul "Shaf" Syed Coastal Aviation's Managing Director - Accountable Manager

Early in March, Shafiul (“Shaf”) Syed assumed office as the Managing Director-Accountable Manager for Coastal Aviation. Shaf brings 27 years of aviation experience and 3 years offshore senior management experience to the organisation.Before joining Coastal Aviation, Shaf has led major brand organisations through tough business and culture change, with his inspired & passionate leadership and commitment to safety, strategy and the customer as key success factors.Shaf started his …

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18 April 2018

    Coastal’s Renowned Junior Pilot’s Cadet Program

The Coastal Junior Pilot Cadet Program first began on 09th September 2011 in the city of Dar- Es-Salaam and is currently managed by Captain Maynard Mkumbwa, Coastal’s Director of Flight Operations.

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13 April 2018

Would you like to meet our sales team in Cape Town?

Dear Partners, Would you like to meet our sales team in Cape Town?

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10 April 2018

Mashado Airstrip in Pangani, Tanzania changed to Kwajoni

We would like to inform you that the Mashado Airstrip will be closed to all traffic, effective immediately. All Pangani traffic will be redirected to the Kwajoni Airstrip, only a few kilometers away, and actually closer to most lodges.

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15 February 2018

Changes at Coastal Aviation – a message from Julian Edmunds

You may have recently received a message from us announcing our intention to discontinue certain flights and over the next several days you will receive more communication from us regarding scheduling and routing changes. I am happy to say that there should be no more flights being discontinued. These changes are part of our ongoing commitment to constantly review our own operations and deliver the best product possible.

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23 January 2018

Meet Coastal Aviation in ITB 2018 - 7-11th March

Dear Colleagues, Would you like to meet our renewed team in Berlin? Enrico, Fatema and Tina will participate in the Internationale Tourismus-Börse - Berlin from 7th to 11th March 2018. Please email us with your preferred time and date on and we will pencil you in for a meeting. You can easily find our exhibiting table at the Stand #128 (Hall 21A) under the Tanzanian Pavilion. Hope to see you in Berlin!

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17 January 2018

Spotlight Arusha workshop - 1st February

Dear colleagues, Would you like to meet our team? Enrico, Martin and Sakina will participate in the first Spotlight Arusha workshop on 1st February 2018. Please drop us a line on if you are planning to pass by and have a business chat with the team. Hope to see you in Arusha!

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04 December 2017

External Auditor Appointed

As previously mentioned, Coastal Aviation will be subject to a thorough, top-down review of our safety systems, management, processes and protocols by an external third party.

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28 November 2017

Coastal Aviation Update

From Julian Edmunds CEO Coastal Aviation Last Monday, I promised you we were going to make some operational changes across the entire Coastal Aviation network. I am writing to let you know those changes have been fully implemented. For the majority of flights, Coastal Aviation has adapted a 'safety pilot' system. There will be two pilots in the cockpit.The only way a flight will be operated by a sole pilot will be if they are one of our most experienced pilots. These pilots will not only be highly experienced, with experience in bush conditions here in Tanzania, but their experience will be entirely accident-free.

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15 September 2017

Coastal Anniversary - 30 years of excellence!

Saturday the 16th of September was a special day for Coastal Aviation. It was this day in 1987, 30 years ago, that we undertook our first commercial flight.For the next 12 months, we will be celebrating this milestone with a series of events, competitions and innovations.We cannot find a better way to celebrate this important milestone other than sharing the words that our beloved founder Nicola wrote for us at the beginning of the year.

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01 September 2017

2018 - 2019 Timetable

Following the great interest observed towards our Timetable for the next season, we would like to remind all our agents that our new schedule for flights between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019 is available on our website.

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25 August 2017

Travel Tips

In Africa we find many things changing often. This makes necessary to update the way we do things. Sometimes these changes also affect our passengers holiday preparations. With this in mind at Coastal Aviation, we decided to issue our Travel Tips, from time to time. These can also be found on our website.  Check-in Time  Please make sure you adhere to the minimum Check-in Time on your ticket. The departure time, is NOT the boarding time, but the time that the wheels of the aircraf…

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26 July 2017

Nicola Colangelo

We regret to inform you that our beloved founder Nicola Colangelo died in Fiumaretta, Italy, on the 24th July at the age of 73. Nicola is survived by Carolina Colangelo, his devoted wife, his mother, Delma Ventarelli, and his brother, Franco Colangelo. Nicola has also left behind an extended family of people he adopted along the way, who all shared his vision. A leader, a friend and a mentor we will all deeply miss. A real visionary man with exceptional intuition and work ethic who always kep…

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18 July 2017

Yellow Fever Certificates

Coastal Aviation wishes to remind all our valued partners that all passengers travelling from the Maasai Mara to The Serengeti via Migori and Tarime need to have a valid Yellow Fever Certificate. Recently we have had many guests held up for over an hour at the Isebenia Border by Tanzanian Port health officials. These issues have been causing delays to flights and affecting other well prepared guests. We do not like having to leave late passengers behind...but sadly, it may, in the end, have to…

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24 May 2017

Coastal Aviation's Selous flights update

Dear partners and friends, Please take note of the changes affecting our flights in Selous Game Reserve from the 1st of June 2017. We decided to postpone the afternoon flight into Selous to 16:30hrs. As a consequence of the above postponement we will no longer be able to operate the late afternoon flight out of Selous, which will be regretfully removed from the schedule with immediate effect. Starting from the 1st of August 2017 we will operate on request the Mbuyu airstrip, in lower Selous. K…

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23 May 2017

Meet Coastal Aviation in KILIFAIR 2017

We are delighted to exhibit at KILIFAIR 2017 from 2nd to 4th June. Please email us on for a last minute appointment and we will pencil you in our diary or drop by and see us for the latest updates. As a Gold-Sponsor of the event we would like to offer a special discounted rate to all the attendees who will decide to fly to Moshi for the event. Please note that we can land in actual Moshi (Soweto airport) and not only Kilimanjaro International Airport, which …

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15 May 2017

Durban here we come! Meet Coastal Aviation in INDABA 2017

All is ready at Coastal Aviation and we are very excited to participate again in INDABA - Durban from 16th to 18th May. Please email us on for a last minute appointment and we will pencil you in our diary or drop by and see us for the latest updates.   Coastal Aviation is exhibiting under the Atta pavilion stand number ODG01. In attendance will be Julian Edmunds and Fatema Tapya from our head office. They would love to meet you!    Hope t…

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03 April 2017

Cape Town here we come! Meet Coastal Aviation in WTM Africa 2017

All is ready at Coastal Aviation and we are very excited to participate again in WTM Africa - Cape Town from 19th to 21st April. Please email us with your preferred time and date on and we will pencil you in our diary or drop by and see us for the latest updates.   Coastal Aviation is exhibiting under the ATTA pavilion. In attendance will be Christian Ruggiero and Fatema Tapya from our Dar and Zanzibar offices. They would love to meet you!   Hope to see you in Ca…

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20 December 2016

Coastal Aviation plans a new Ruaha flight and the FAST class

For many years we have been the pioneers of air services to Ruaha. We have provided direct flights from Dar es Salaam, flights from Dar es Salaam via the Selous Game Reserve and flights from Ruaha via Dodoma and Tarangire to Arusha. We have used many types of aircraft to try to find the best-fit solution. Whilst we have been very successful linking Dar to Selous, Ruaha and back, we have been less successful linking Ruaha with the Northern Safari Circuit. We are delighted to announce a new ser…

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29 November 2016

Coastal Aviation increases frequency between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

We are glad to inform you that we are increasing the frequency of our connections between Dar es Saalam and Zanzibar. Starting from the 1st December 2016 we will be offering almost one flight every half an hour, during daytime. We believe that with this continuous shuttle between the two destinations we can give you the confidence that, at whatever time you will report to the airport, a Coastal Aviation plane will be there to fly you to the other side! Contact us for …

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11 November 2016

Coastal Aviation transit lounge

Coastal Aviation is happy to announce that we have recently opened a transit lounge in Dar es Salaam nearby the airport (only four minutes driving). Our guests can enjoy a complimentary transfer and take a nap in case of long layover, totally free of charge! Our transit lounge offers water, hot coffee and tea, armchairs, deckchairs and a peaceful environment with a small garden. A free wifi internet connection is also available. Open 24/7, useful for night arrivals and departures (e…

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27 October 2016

Coastal Aviation Expands Its Fleet

Coastal Aviation is proud to announce that we are expanding our fleet, which includes Cessna 206, Cessna 208 and Pilatus PC12 aircraft. We have recently added two Cessna 208 Caravans bringing our total number of aircraft to 28, the largest flying safari fleet in Tanzania. Our extensive fleet allows us to serve 42 destinations daily, taking more guests on our conveniently timed schedule, allowing a smooth safari.  Find out more about our aircraft or contact us for any information you may …

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19 July 2016

Coastal Aviation: Extra luggage seats

With the nature of flying safaris using smaller aircraft it is not always possible to take a large amount of luggage and as a standard weight travellers are allowed 15kg of luggage on their flight. Knowing that it is sometimes difficult to stay within the luggage limits, especially for people who are on a longer safari and combining bush to beach, Coastal Aviation has intruduced an XL class ticket which allows a passenger that books such a seat to carry 30kg of luggage. These seats are booked …

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10 September 2014

Selous flights update

Coastal Aviation operates 4 flights Daily to and from the Selous. Two out of our four Selous flights (the 07:00 flight out of Selous and the 16:30 flight to Selous) used to operate on a shared charter basis making them slightly more expensive. We would like to announce that these flights are now operated as a normal scheduled flight, therefore their price has been lowered to be the same as any other Selous flight. To view the schedule and prices please visit coastal aviation.

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10 July 2014

Serengeti to Zanzibar Direct: New first class flights

Coastal Aviation will be operating a direct flight between theSerengeti and Zanzibar from the 15th of December 2014. The flight will be done in the fast and comfortable Pilatus PC12 with no stops in between, thus within 1h 30min you can reach Zanzibar from the Serengeti or visa versa. This flight departs from Zanzibar in the morning, serve 3 airstrips in the Serengeti and fly back to Zanzibar. It will reduce the travel time between destinations and ensure that guests have the best possible fly…

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30 April 2014

Nairobi to Serengeti in 90min

Coastal Aviation’s Nairobi to Serengeti flight takes you from Nairobi into the Serengeti in just 90 min. This daily flight enables travelers to connect from their international flight out of Europe or guests already in Nairobi at 07:30 in the morning and be on Safari in the Serengeti as early as 09:15. contact: for more information.

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04 April 2014

New Zanzibar-Arusha Flights

We are pleased to announce that we are doubling our link from South to North by introducing a new Zanzibar to Arusha afternoon flight at 15:00. The new flight will be operational from Friday, April 11th. It will wait for incoming connections from Dar es Salaam, Selous, Ruaha and Mafia, while passengers boarding in Zanzibar will have an extra half day to enjoy the charm of Stone Town. The flight will stop in Pangani (Mashado) and Kilimanjaro International Airport on demand.

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22 November 2013

New and Improved website

Dear friends, We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! It has a brand new look and feel, friendlier navigation with richer and more accurate content than ever. This will be your official source of information for news and updates about us, our flying safari philosophy our scheduled, chartered and corporate flights, our destinations, our flying safari itineraries, our last minute packages and, of course, our stunning promotional videos! Enjoy browsing! Th…

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29 October 2013

New Flight- Nairobi to Serengeti

At Coastal we do not tire to provide our partners with new ways to expand the network and….the business! Guests can now enjoy a safari in the Serengeti, flying from Nairobi. This flight will be operated on Cessna Grand Caravan, on share charter basis, any day on request, but will adhere to specific timings. The flight will start operating on the 1st December 2013.   The Southbound flight departs Nairobi at 0730hrs on time to collect guests arriving from Europe or already in Nairobi…

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29 January 2013

New flights with Coastal aviation

Following the suspension of the BA flights to Dar es Salaam Coastal introduces 2 completely new flights to support guests arriving on all alternative airlines. A late morning Selous flight, especially designed for passengers arriving on KQ or QR. It will leave Dar for Selous at 10:45hrs and will take off from Selous at 13:15hrs returning to Dar at 13:50hrs (on time for afternoon flights to Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia). A directflight from Dar to Arusha at 10:30hrs. It will be operated so that i…

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20 September 2012

Coastal Aviation now has an extra flight from Zanzibar to Saadani

The new flight will depart from Zanzibar at 17:15 and arrive in Saadani at 17:30. This is effective immediately. Existing flights remains the same, thus flights to and from Saadani are as follow: Morning Flight: The flight departs from Dar 09:15 to Zanzibar and then Saadani where it arrives  at 10:00. It continues on to Pangani, Moshi, Arusha and the Serengeti. Of course guests from Selous (07:25 flight) or passengers from the BA flight can also connect on to the Saadani flight in the mor…

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28 June 2012

Flights to Kigali

The Primates of Rwanda and Congo can now be easily reached from the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti, courtesy of Coastal Aviation. Coastal connects daily from the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara to Mwanza where we departs from there at 17:00 to Kigale. In the morning the flight departs from Kigali at 06:00 to Mwanza where it connects from there to the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. In both directions guests have the opportunity to enjoy a full days Safari and admire some of the greatest views in t…

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15 June 2012

Exciting flight from Coastal

Coastal Aviation is now flying shared charter flights from Dar es Salaam to Mocimboa da Praia in Mozambique.  The flight is available 3 times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Connecting from the Selous at 7:25 as well as passengers arriving with British Airways the flight departs from Dar es Salaam at 09:00 to Mocimboa, where it connects from there to the Quirimba Islands with CFA flights. Returning, the flight departs from Mocimboa at 10:30 and will arrive at Dar es Salaam in time…

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11 June 2012

Coastal New Flight: Dar to Moshi

Coastal aviation has announced a new route from Dar es Salaam to Moshi. Connect from the Selous to Dar at 07:25, from Dar the route departs at 09:15 daily and flies to Zanzibar, Pangani and then finally sets down in Moshi. Connections are available from there to Arusha, The Serengeti and Ruaha which departs at 12:00. Coming back, the flight from Moshi to Dar departs at 14:00 and flies to Pangani, Zanzibar and Dar. It connects from there to the Selous at 16:30.

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