PINK PLUMAGE AND DRAMATIC GORGES

EXCURSION

ROUTE

SOLIO – MUKUTAN GORGE – LAKE BOGORIA – SOLIO

OR

SASAAB – MUKUTAN GORGE – LAKE BOGORIA – SASAAB

The lake is a haven for flamingos and is one of their major feeding and breeding sites.

Enjoy an early breakfast before departing from the lodge at 6:30 am.

Fly northwest to explore the remote Mukutan Gorge, a deep fault line that drops off into the Great Rift Valley. The landscape here is a labyrinth of rolling green hills and deep valleys filled with lush, unspoilt vegetation and wildlife. Fly low over palms, orchids, hot springs and towering waterfalls cascading into turquoise pools.

From here you will fly to Lake Bogoria – a stunning blue ribbon of mirror-like water fringed pink with the plumage of thousands of flamingos. After a brief touch down at the Bogoria National Reserve gate to pay park fees, glide over the glassy water, marvelling at the incredible diversity of birdlife, for which the lake is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The strongly alkaline and algae-rich waters can attract an itinerant population of up to two million lesser flamingos at a time. Seeing the sky streaked crimson with flamingo flight formations beside you is an incredible site. Also enjoy the perspective of seeing an array of birdlife from the ground, stopping for a beautifully scenic lakeside coffee and bite to eat.

As you take to the skies again, fly over bubbling pools and billowing clouds of steam on Bogoria’s western shores which are dotted with hot volcanic springs and geysers. Head back to the lodge in time to relax and reflect on your morning’s adventures before lunch.

A six-kilometre gleaming expanse of greenish-blue, streaked with the pink plumage of flamingos.

FROM SOLIO LODGE

$ 6,400

FROM SASAAB

$ 5,500

for up to 5 passengers (includes mobilisation fee from Sasaab to Solio Lodge)
PLUS Bogoria park fees of $50 per adult /$10 per child (between 5 and 9 years inclusive. Under 5 years is free of charge)

It is possible to enjoy the ‘Pink Plumage and Dramatic Gorges’ excursion from Sasaab. The route will differ due to the location of Sasaab.

* 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.
**Park fees are current and correct at the time of producing this document but are subject to change without warning. 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

  • 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.
  • 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 bags must be soft sided. It is not possible to put hard sided cases into the helicopter baggage hold.
  • 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.
  • Costs are based on the helicopter being at the property that is mentioned as the starting point for the excursion. Additional costs will be incurred if the helicopter is required to re-locate to the starting point for the excursion.

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