From USD $50,000 per person
Kenya is a country of extraordinary landscapes, rich in wildlife and culture.
Each tailor-made helicopter safari includes the most exciting and breath-taking destinations, along with opportunities for exploring mountains, lakes, deserts and forests along the way and following the most scenic routes, touching down wherever possible.
You'll see parts of Kenya normally visited by only the most intrepid travelers who have months to explore, instead of days. With your own helicopter piloted by a superb naturalist guide, every day is filled with wonder and excitement, while on the ground you'll still be able to explore by vehicle, horseback, or on foot.
Fly around the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Visit the elephant orphans who have been released into the wild at Voi. See hippo from a glass underwater viewing area at Mzima Springs. See the amazing salt pans of Lake Magadi before settling into the Maasai Mara for some serious game viewing and a visit with researchers from Mara Research project. Add in fishing in Lake Victoria, a hot air balloon, flights over Mt Kenya and the Mathews ranges and a chance to look for the black panther at Lewa and the community-based elephant and rhino conservation at Retiti.
Days 1 - 3: Meet your helicopter and pilot/guide in Nairobi, and fly to the Chyulu Hills where your local Maasai guides join you for game drives, horse riding, and walking in the mist forest. A quick flight takes you to Tsavo to meet the orphan elephants being released into the wild by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. See hippo underwater at the crystal clear Mzima Springs and hear members of the Big Life Foundation team share on their conservation work. Take a sunrise helicopter flight over the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Accommodation: ol Donyo Lodge
Second Stop: Maasai Mara ( 3 nights)
Days 4-6: Low-level scenic flight west to the Maasai Mara, via the Amboseli swamps, the colorful salt pans of Lake Magadi and over the Nguruman escarpment, arriving in the Mara in time for lunch and afternoon game drives. Spend the morning with the Mara Elephant Project and later, fly over traditional farms to Lake Victoria for lunch and fishing at Rusinga Island. Early morning exclusive balloon flight.
Accommodation: Richard’s River Camp
Third Stop: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (3 nights)
Days 7-9: Your final 3 days are spent at Lewa - enjoying a unique wildlife experience from the luxury of Sirikoi. On one of the mornings you'll take a heli flight over the peaks of Mount Kenya, followed by a picnic breakfast and fishing for Rainbow trout. While another morning you'll take a heli flight to visit the baby elephants and learn more of the rhino conservation of Retiti. You'll also fly over the Mathews Range Mountains and see the Cycad forests..
Accommodation: Sirikoi Lodge
Day 10 - End of Safari. Time to prepare to head home with a lifetime of new memories of the beauty of Africa!
Prices start at $50,000 per person.
Image Credits: Tropic Air, Richard Roberts, Willie Roberts, John Balsom, Paul Joynson-Hicks, Sean Dundas