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Kenya Flying Safari Snows of Kilimanjaro & Flamingoes of Lake Natron

This magnificent journey takes you to the foothills of Kilimanjaro, the shores of the Great Rift Valley soda sister Lakes, Natron and Magadi and onto the acclaimed Masai Mara National Game Reserve. Mix wildlife and culture as you traverse three contrasting ecosystems with spectacular aerial flights and exceptional photographic opportunities.

Wing your way across some of East Africa’s most beautiful and spectacular aerial scenery. Marry two of Kenya’s best known wildlife locations; Amboseli and the Masai Mara, add a complement of two unique and serene soda lakes in the southern most wilderness of Kenya’s southern Rift Valley and discover the synergy of Maasai culture and wildlife interaction, first hand, in its wildest and purest form.

Wake to the snows of Kilimanjaro omnipresent before you, spend days trailing thousand strong herds of Wildebeest across the Mara plains. Fly above vast kaleidoscopes of colour that are hundreds of thousands of lesser pink Flamingos on Lake Natron, as Africa unveils her colours before you.

Watch the mist clear above Shompole Hill, as Aardwolf stalk their prey early in the morning. You’ll meet primate experts at the base of the impressive Nguruman escarpment and learn about the complex social structures of Baboon troops. On clear day, catch a glimpse of the still active volcano sacred to the Masai; Ol Donyo Lengai ‘Mountain of God’ and watch Elephants quenching their thirst at sunset in the marshes of Amboseli.

Safari Highlights

* Wake to the snows of Kilimanjaro, omnipresent before you in the morning

* Scenic flight and aerial game viewing over the Amboseli swamplands

*Maasai Cultural Visit at Elerai

*Scenic flight over vast swathes of flamingos on lakes Natorn & Magadi

*Scenic flight over the southernmost lakes in the Kenyan Rift Valley

*Scenic flight over the southern tip of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya

*Aerial game viewing over the Shompole marshes

*Canoe or tube down the Ewaso Ng’iro river past ancient fig trees

*Meet primate experts and walk with wild Baboons at Shompole

*Scenic flight over the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve

*Dance with the Masai


Day 1:  Amboseli Game Reserve - Satao Elerai

Day 2:  Amboseli Game Reserve - Satao Elerai

Day 3:  Lake Magadi - Shompole Wilderness

Day 4:  Lake Magadi - Shompole Wilderness

Day 5:  Masai Mara Game Reserve - Karen Blixen Camp

Day 6:  Masai Mara Game Reserve - Karen Blixen Camp

Day 7:  Masai Mara Game Reserve - Karen Blixen Camp

Day 8:  Return to Nairobi

As this is a tailor-made itinerary, it may be experienced starting

either from Amboseli or the Masai Mara.

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Scenic Air

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- 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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