Coastal Aviation is a charter airline that has operated East African flying safaris out of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, since 1987. When it was founded, Coastal recognized the opportunity to move into the tourism industry, but instead of investing in vehicles reliant on major national investments in roads, bridges and tourism infrastructures, Coastal developed a scheduled flying safari network capable of accessing the remotest parts of East Africa, not yet reachable by roads.
After starting with a single aircraft operating between Dar es Salaam and Selous Game Reserve, Coastal has evolved into a leader of flying safaris in East Africa with a fleet of 30 aircraft and flights to 42 destinations spanning across Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda.
Coastal’s fleet is adapted to the African safari environment. Each aircraft is suited to a specific purpose and flown by qualified pilots. The fleet includes 4 types of aircraft: Cessna 208, Cessna 206, Cessna 172 and Pilatus PC-12