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“Looking for a relaxing Sunday afternoon?”

Aero Club of East Africa
Ranked #23 of 125 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Looking for a relaxing Sunday afternoon?”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Well, you can visit the place, have a wonderful meal, kids can enjoy the little pool and the playground area as well as look at the planes land and take off. Nice relaxing place to chill out.

Visited August 2013
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Kampala, Uganda
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403 reviews
105 attraction reviews
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“THE aviators' hang out”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Located at Wilson Airport the Aero Club offers a few rooms for members and a quick lunch or in between meal and drinks for those connecting flights at Wilson. The pictures and stuff on the wall makes it almost a museum but for the living frequenting it ...

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Always good eating while planes land a few meters away”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The chicken wings are the best here! Never too busy so the service is quick and a nice chill out. This is a place that is also full of aviation history.

Visited November 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“VERY interesting for aviation enthusiats”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Wilson Aero Club is at the Wilson Airport, near downtown Nairobi, and very near: The entrance to Nairobi National Park, for a car safari or zoo-type experience, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can see baby elephants being fed, and the "Giraffe Center", where you can feed the giraffes by hand (or mouth) and see warthogs. It is a British-type of old fashioned Flying Club.

The WAC has a lot of 20th century memorabilia, including a Rolls Royce Supermarine Spitfire engine, and lots of photos and records of famous local aviators, including Beryl Markham and historical characters from "Out Of Africa".

They serve food and drink, have a children's play area, have bungalow-type hotel rooms, and you can watch the planes take off at Wilson Airport, the old main airport for downtown Nairobi. At Wilson they have scheduled and charter flights on turboprops and piston airplanes to the nearby areas, including the Masai Marsa.

You can also sometimes meet interesting local pilots here, and hear all kinds of interesting East African flying tales. Friday night is busiest, and then Saturday night.

Thank atpcliff
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