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4 Day Flying Safaris to Kenya - By Private Helicopter

Safari Highlights

  • Low level flight through the spectacular Suguta valley, from the southern tip to Lake Turkana in the north, including Silale Crater, crocodile pools, salt pans, and the painted and hoodoe valleys
  • Heli sundowners on the Suguta sand dunes and over the flamingo shores of Lake Logipi. Overnight at South Horr. Koros Camp
  • Fishing and boating excursion at Central Island. Turkana Institute Basin and the Petrified Forest at Sibiloi National Park. Cultural encounters with the Turkana people. Lobolo Camp
  • Touch down on the Chalbi Desert and then on the summit of the Mathews Range
  • Kipsing fly-camping and quad biking with Lattitude Adventures!
  • Reteti (R.E.S.C.U.E) elephant sanctuary within the Namunyak conservancy
  • Scenic flight around the peaks of beautiful Mount Kenya


Day 1: Suguta

Meet your heli at Nanyuki Airfield. Fly northwest over the Laikipia plains and descend into the Suguta Valley, experiencing a great diversity of landscapes including the Silale Crater, crocodile pools, salt pans, eroded valleys and rocky landforms. Lunch at Koros Camp and afternoon sundowner flight to the Suguta sand dunes and the flamingo shores of Lake Logipi. Koros Camp

Day 2: Turkana

Departing after breakfast we follow the lake’s shore line north and hop across to Central Island. We will meet a picnic lunch and fishing boat and spend some time making the most of this extraordinary island. In the afternoon we will fly to our camp, enjoying a Turkana dance as the sun sets. Lobolo Camp

Day 3: Samburu

Head to the eastern shores to explore the Sibiloi National Park and the Turkana Basin Institute. Fly south, touching down in the Chalbi Desert and on the summit of the Mathews, before descending in the Kipsing Valley for some quad biking fun. Lattitude Adventures Fly Camp

Day 4: Mount Kenya

Early departure to Reteti elephant sanctuary and then to Nanyuki, with a flight around the peaks of Mount Kenya.

Safari Ends!

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Tropic Air

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