Throwback Thursday
An African Safari Airways DC-10 (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: African Safari Airways

In the mid-1960s, Swiss entrepreneur Karl Jakob Rüdin was interested in branching out and creating a vacation getaway in Kenya that would create a complete getaway with the company taking care of everything for passengers along the way. The tour operator, called African Safari Club, would be founded in 1967 and would start with their very own hotel, the Watamu Beach Hotel, being constructed in the coastal town of Mombasa. To make sure passengers got the home to hotel experience,…