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Kenya Flying Safari Suguta Valley & The Jade Sea

Explore the last frontier of untouched wilderness in Kenya, a truly extraordinary landscape of alkaline lakes teeming with Flamingo, active volcanoes, deserts and mega calderas surrounded by jade green waters. Sensationally labelled ‘the valley of death’, due to the stark and barren landscape that stretches horizon to horizon.

Well protected due to inaccessibility form the ground, scenic flying is the most practical way to experience the majesty of Cathedral Rock, the flamingo flocks of Lake Logipi, the beautiful sand dunes or peculiar mushroom rocks of the Suguta Desert.

To visit Laikipia is to live by a different rhythm – measure the day by the timeworn patterns of nature. Wake up to see the awe inspiring sunrise, framing the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya. Celebrate the new day with a dawn ride into the wilderness to view the animals as they awake. Feel the night’s chill burn off with the rising of the great equatorial sun while enjoying a bush breakfast. Keep the tempo of the world by the roll of the camel’s stride.

Within the Mathews Mountains lies the Namunyak Wildlife Conversation Trust. This is home of the flamboyantly proud Samburu tribes people, a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who have long shown tolerance for the wildlife that co-exists alongside their cattle. Visit the only community owned and managed elephant sanctuary in the world and enjoy the sights of a wide variety of wildlife species such as buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, greater and lesser kudu, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, impala and Dik-dik.

Safari Highlights

  • Flying over some of Africas most unique and beautiful locations in an Executively configured Cessna Grand Caravan with executive seating and headsets for your professional guide to talk you through the experience
  • Game drives in the Ol Malo private conservancy
  • Scenic flight from Ol Malo to The Suguta Valley
  • Scenic flight over Lake Logipi, Catherdral Rock, the sand dunes of the Suguta Valley and the Teleki Volcano
  • Scenic flight over Lake Turkana to Elyie Springs
  • Explore the landscapes and lake shore of Lake Turkana, known as the ‘cradle of mankind’
  • Optional Scenic Flight by helicopter to/from The Suguta Valley & Lake Turkana, to explore the areas wide range of physical features from canyons, river systems, natural springs, wetlands, hot water springs, volcanoes and calderas.
  • Scenic flight over the Mathews Mountain Rnage to Namunyak
  • Visit the reteti Elephant Sanctuary, the only community managed elephant sanctuary in the world
  • Guided walks in the forests of the Mathews Mountains
  • Game drives within the Namunyak Wildlife conservancy
  • Visit the world famous ‘Singing Wells’ of the Samburu people in Namunyak (no photography permitted)


Day 1:  Nairobi to Laikipia

Day 2:  Laikipia

Day 3:  Suguta Valley & The Jade Sea

Day 4:  Suguta Valley & The Jade Sea

Day 5:  Suguta Valley & The Jade Sea

Day 6:  Mathews Mountains

Day 7:  Mathews Mountains

Day 8:  Mathews Mountains

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Scenic Air 

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Flying Safaris in Africa - By Private Helicopter

Epic helicopter journeys exploring corners of Africa that few have been to or even ever heard of. We specialise in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, the Congo and Namibia. Our tailor-made safaris cover wild and spectacular mountains, valleys, forests and deserts, with a focus on ‘remote and unknown, unexplored and unforgettable’.

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