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Kenya Endangered Species Flying Safari

An incredible and unique flying safari, capturing the sights and sounds of endangered wild African animals whose existence is not only threatened, but in many cases endangered.

Spend time in the field, with wildlife experts and renown conservationists, leaders in their field of research and learn more about the threats and counter-actions being taken to conserve these remarkable species including; Lion and Cheetah in the world famous Masai Mara, Reticulated Giraffe and Wild Dog in Laikipia, Grevy’s Zebra, Crowned Cranes and the critically endangered Black Rhino on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the grand African Elephant in Samburu.

Enjoy an inspiring flying safari, experience enlightening wildlife encounters, meet fascinating characters in conservation, and stay at exceptional destinations. Escorted by a professional guide, travelling in an executively configured Cessna Grand Caravan, an incredible wildlife safari, supporting wildlife conservation awareness.

This is truly a trip of a lifetime.

 Safari Highlights

  • Scenic flights over the Masai Mara, Laikipia, Lewa Wilderness and Samburu National Game Reserve
  • Full day with wildlife experts and conservationists at each destination, covering Lion, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Elephant, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra and Black Rhino
  • Low level Scenic flight over the vast Laikipia plateau to Loisaba Tented Camp
  • A visit to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy headquarters to learn more about the work of the Northern Rangeland Trust and their conservation efforts across Kenya
  • Low level Scenic flight along the Wuaso Nyiro River on the edge of the Samburu National Game Reserve
  • Stay at the world-famous Elephant Watch Camp hosted by the Douglas-Hamilton family
  • Full day with Elephant team producing empirical research on the behavior and dynamics of the African Elephant
  • Rub shoulders with Masai Warriors, and see the colourful dancers of the Samburu Tribe


Day 1:  Masai Mara Game Reserve - Encounter Mara Eco-Camp

Day 2:  Masai Mara Game Reserve - Encounter Mara Eco-Camp

Day 3:  Laikipia - Loisaba Tented Camp

Day 4:  Laikipia - Loisaba Tented Camp

Day 5:  Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - Lewa Safari Camp

Day 6:  Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - Lewa Safari Camp

Day 7:  Samburu Game Reserve - Elephant Watch Camp

Day 8:  Samburu Game Reserve - Elephant Watch Camp

Day 9:  Ending Nairobi

This tailor-made itinerary may also be booked in reverse starting

in Samburu and ending the Masai Mara.

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Scenic Air

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- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

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