HELICOPTER SAFARI, MOUNT KENYA 2017-09-10T11:16:48+00:00

HELICOPTER SAFARI, MOUNT KENYA

If you like jaw-dropping views, this itinerary will more than satisfy. It starts when you transfer from your international flight in Nairobi to your private helicopter, which flies you to Solio lodge near the Aberdare highlands, soaring above the ice-capped snowy peaks of Mount Kenya. At Solio Lodge you will see an abundance of game from black and white rhino, to lions and herds of buffalo. You can enjoy a massage in your room by the fire or go horse riding across the plains. From the exclusive Solio Lodge you and the helicopter will travel to the luxurious Desert Rose lodge where you’ll witness the astonishing rock formations of the Suguta Valley and descend to two remarkable lakes, Turkana and Logipi, to see vast flocks of pink flamingo. After a night at Desert Rose your route to Sasaab will take you over the Ndoto Mountains and the Mathews Range of northern Kenya. Once in the Samburu National Reserve you can enjoy a late afternoon short scenic flight to spot rare Grevy’s zebra from above, landing on the sacred Samburu mountain, Ol Donyo Sabachi (Ol Lolokwe), which towers 1,000m above the surrounding plains. You can complete the magical trip with an early evening walk to Sundowner Rock for panoramic 360° views of the Mathews Range, a magical experience with a fantastic finish.

3 NIGHTS

NAIROBI- SOLIO – SAMBURU
SAVINGS SEASON

$10,850

per person sharing*
HIGH SEASON

$11,300

per person sharing*
* guide price based on a minimum of four people travelling for 3 nights on a full board basis and including a Helicopter flight. The price is correct to the best of our knowledge, but is intended to be a guide price and is subject to change at the time of confirmation.
There are stunning sights from the air: tens of thousands of flamingos swarming like pink-feathered pterodactyls from an extinct volcano caldera; miles of black lava spreading like burnt treacle in gaps between sculptural golden dunes; deep canyons striated in purples, yellows, rusts and whites. In other areas, we witness the changing face of our landscape: the visible watermark, half a mile from a lake, where water used to lap; landscapes turned to desert by goats near cycad forests in the Matthews Range; oil wells drilled beside key fossil sites; fences around Aberdare National Park to deter tree-cutters.
Lisa Grainger, Travel writer and editor, UK

  ITINERARY

Day 1:  Solio Lodge, Solio (from Nairobi)
Day 2:  Desert Rose, Suguta Valley
Day 3:  Sasaab, Samburu

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Full board accommodation
  • Helicopter throughout your safari
  • All transport between destinations and to/from activities incl. 4×4 safari vehicles
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Activities’ including game drives, sundowners, bush picnics
  • Horse riding and mountain biking at Solio Lodge, camel riding and walking at Sasaab

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Once in a life time, mind blowing experience.
  • Not suitable for children.

HIGHLIGHTS

To have a helicopter all to yourself gives you the freedom to see the most raw, beautiful and untouched landscapes, some that have never been inhabited and only ever seen by a lucky few. This journey of a lifetime will take you to see the Suguta valley, Lake Turkana, Mathew’s Range and lava deserts.

WHEN TO GO

This area of Kenya is relatively unaffected by the seasons and it is generally sunny, dry and hot throughout the year. At Desert Rose the months of October to January are the warmest and driest, July and August, the coolest. During this period the area is subject to the frequent and strong southerly and south-easterly winds.

WHERE YOU STAY

SOLIO LODGE

LAIKIPIA

DESERT ROSE

SUGUTA VALLEY

SASAAB

SAMBURU

OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU MIGHT LIKE 

CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

FOSSIL HUNTING

VIRUNGA GORILLA EXPLORATION

MIGRATION EXTRAVAGANZA

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