Luxury Helicopter safari in Kenya

Helicopters and conservation

Highlights

See areas 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. On the ground 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.

This program has everything you could dream of doing in Kenya!

Days 1/2/3: 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. Members of the Big Life Foundation team will share their conservation work. Sunrise flight over the summit of Kilimanjaro. Ol Donyo Lodge

Days 4/5/6-Maasai Mara

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. Fly over traditional farms to Lake Victoria for lunch and fishing at Rusinga Island. Early morning exclusive balloon flight. Richard’s River Camp

Days 7/8/9 - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Your final 3 days are spent at Lewa - enjoying a unique wildlife experience from the luxury of Sirikoi. A morning heli flight over the peaks of Mount Kenya is followed by a picnic breakfast and fishing for Rainbow trout. A morning heli flight to visit the baby elephants of Reteti, and the Cycad forests of the Mathews Range mountains. Sirikoi Lodge

Day 10 - Safari ends!

Your tent at Sirikoi

Itinerary

Price

Starting at $50,000 per person sharing based 2 people and $33,000 per person based on 4 people

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