Peach has asked for an analysis whether Oman to Kenya/Tanzania flights are better than Kenya/Tanzania flights. Simply put, they aren't better. I have run analysis tha is effctively a 2 x 4 x 4 x either 3 or 2 matrix to look at this. Since it is too lengthy to go here, I sill provide this summary:
1. The most inportant fact is that Kenya/Tanzania are to the southwest of Oman. There is a very minor of the jetstream favoring southwest to northeast flights over northeast to southwest, but this is not significant.
2. I have looked at flights in both directions with one end being Muscat and the other Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar-Es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro International (Arusha's international airport, not the domestic one). Those are the 4 airports in Kenya and Tanzania which give access to any of the "bush scenes" that are desirable.
3. To/from Nairobi flights are typically one connection in Dubai. To get to Mombasa or Kilimanjaro International typically you go through Nairobi, so those flights have 3 legs. To get to/from Dar-Es-Salaam, besides the 3 leg route through Nairobi there are also possibilities of connecting in Doha (2 legs) or Addis Ababa (3 legs) or Mumbai(3 legs).
4. Schedules are generally not much different whether you go in one direction or the other.
So, once we have more information to help determine where episode 9 goes I will be able to pull out up to 4 sets of flights for any of those 4 destinations.