CULTURAL AND GEOLOGICAL WONDERS

EXCURSION

ROUTE

SASAABPOKOT – SILALI – LAKES – STACKS – SASAAB

Awaken for an early breakfast before setting off in your private helicopter at 6:30 am. After a while, the valley opens up into a flat expanse of grassland and palm trees, before giving way to miles and miles of sand dunes, created by the relentless winds that sweep through the Suguta Valley. Touch down to disembark and fully take in this desolate and extraordinary place with no signs of life for miles around.

Fly north for your first stop to spend time with a remote community of Pokot people, just west of Mount Silali. The Pokot are one of the nomadic pastoralist tribes who inhabit Kenya’s arid northern lands. Totally dependent on their livestock, their survival in such a harsh environment is quite remarkable. Spend a fascinating hour here, learning about their cultural traditions, as well as being treated to a traditional dance.

After an unforgettable experience with the Pokot, fly east over Mount Silali, the largest caldera volcano in the Great Rift Valley. This giant volcanic crater forms part of a chain of dormant volcanoes located at the southern tip of the Suguta Valley. Towering 1,528 metres high, it is rather impressive and otherworldly, with 300 metre deep walls and a base diameter of 30 kilometres. Land on the crater rim for a coffee stop with epic views.

Fly through the southern end of the Suguta Valley to marvel at the iconic rock formations.

$ 6,600

for up to 5 passengers
PLUS the Pokot visitor fee of  $ 1,000 per group.
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* This helicopter excursion is a suggested route that includes some of the highlights of the area. It is possible to combine elements of different excursions from Solio Lodge or Sasaab to create a bespoke experience for the specific needs of our guests. Please contact us for more information and routing suggestions.

OUR EXCURSIONS

Scenic Sundowners on the Sacred Mountain

Ancient Cycads and Baby Elephants

Glorious Gorges and Stunning Swims

Cultural and Geological Wonders

The Jewels of the North

Jagged Peaks and Sparkling Lakes

Misty Moorlands and Lichen-hung Forests

Pink Plumage and Dramatic Gorges

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • In the event of bad weather, the booked helicopter flight will be rescheduled to a different time, which will be mutually agreed between our pilot and the lead passenger.
  • The flight time may increase or decrease depending on the weather en route.
  • The cost of diversion due to war or weather is billed directly to the client. The quotation is subject to change. Actual hours flown will determine the invoice.
  • Minimum chargeable flight time is 1 hour. 100% payment is required at the time of confirmation before the flight.
  • Cancellation charges are 50% if cancelled within 24 hours after confirmation/payment and 100% thereafter. Cancellation of a pre-booked helicopter trip must be made in writing.
  • Should there be a situation where the weather/other unforeseen circumstance (e.g. force majeure/technical issue with helicopter/illness of pilot) mean that the excursion is not able to take place, a full refund will be provided to the guest.
  • Luggage will be strictly limited to 15kgs per person, including hand luggage. If there are 2 people or more on the flight who weigh over 100kgs, the baggage allowance reduces to 10kgs per person including hand luggage.
  • All entrance and park fees are to be paid in addition to the hourly flying rate and can be paid directly on the day of the excursion.
  • Minimum age of passenger flying is 2 years old.
  • A safety harness will be provided and must be worn by all children if deemed necessary by the pilot.
  • The helicopter that The Safari Collection is operating is a Eurocopter AS350 B3+ powered by an Arriel Turbomeca 2D engine, with five passenger seats and one pilot.

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