SCENIC SUNDOWNERS

EXCURSION

ROUTE

SASAABMT. OLOLOKWE – SASAAB

Feel like you’re on top of the world and the only people in Africa.

Set off around 4:00 pm from Sasaab and follow the Ewaso Nyiro River as it winds its way through the Samburu plains. Look out for all sorts of wildlife with the advantage of a bird’s eye view, including the Grevy’s zebra, endemic to this area of northern Kenya. You might also come across vultures nesting, and the swamp is a great place to spot majestic herds of elephant.

Continue flying north and circle Ololokwe, a solitary rocky mountain rising 2,000 metres out of the surrounding Samburu lands. With sheer cliffs and a wide flat top, it is rather imposing and impressive. For the local Samburu people, Ololokwe is a sacred mountain of great cultural significance. It is also stunningly beautiful and hosts vast biodiversity of flora and fauna on its lush forested slopes. Its indigenous forests include podo, cedar and fig trees, as well as ancient giant cycads which are endemic to the mountain.

Land on one of its smooth rock ledges where you will enjoy a sundowner with the most spectacular panoramic views. Feel like you’re on top of the world and the only people in Africa. Depart at 6:00 pm to return to Sasaab.

Continue flying north and circle Ololokwe, a solitary rocky mountain rising 2,000 metres out of the surrounding Samburu lands.

$ 2,200

for up to 5 passengers
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* This helicopter excursion is a recommended 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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