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Helicopter Safaris in Kenya

Take your safari to new heights and soar above snow-peaked mountains hovering over verdant grasslands. Take in wildlife from jungle settings to vast savannas from a vantage point that flies across breathtaking landscapes with our unique Helicopter Safaris . Our tailor-made Helicopter adventures cover wild and vast landscapes, following the most scenic routes and touching down spontaneously to take in magnificent views.

Kenya Scenic Helicopter Tour

A helicopter’s versatility and maneuverability make it ideal for photographers striving to capture unique images with compelling perspectives. We combine geographical wonders and nature for a truly amazing and unforgettable safari experience.

Our tailor-made epic helicopter safaris cover wild and spectacular mountains, valleys, forests and deserts, with a focus on ‘remote and unknown, unexplored and unforgettable’. Our safaris combine the most exciting destinations within Kenya offering spectacular landscapes that can only truly be appreciated by helicopter .

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You can explore Kenya in the most spectacular way with a private helicopter Safari .  We tailor Helicopter scenic flights on request and flexibility allows us to stop for lunches in the most seclude spots, follow the migration or whatever your desires may be.

For those with larger travel budgets who wish to cover plenty of ground on their safari, charter helicopters are available.  Helicopter charter services   in Kenya are the perfect way to access remote areas quickly and easily, without the need for landing strips or clearances hence making your safari truly privileged and unique.

Chopper Safari Destinations in Kenya 

The beauty of a helicopter safari is drawn from the ability to traverse spectacular landscapes that can only be properly appreciated from a bird’s view. Here are some of the places in Kenya to explore through a chopper safari:

In Kenya , the most famous destinations include soaring above the ice-capped snowy peaks of Mount Kenya, Masai Mara, Conservancy areas, the Lakes of the Great Rift and the deserts of the North Kenya. We can customize a private safari which will include a combination of helicopter safari services and normal packages.

Helicopter Safari Rates

Helicopter charter costs are based on a fixed hourly flying rate and a minimum of 2 hours a day . Each inquiry is individually tailored to provide the most cost effective solution.

NB: The minimum number is four clients for a helicopter safari. We partner with experienced flight charter companies in East Africa to offer you the best rates possible.

All our Kenya helicopter tours are entirely tailor made so can last from a day or two, or – given the necessary budget – far longer but this sort of free-roaming luxury comes, unsurprisingly, at a cost.

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We tailor-make scenic helicopter flights in Kenya on request. We can also offer the Helicopter on tow for your entire Safari. With pick up from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to your Hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi and onwards for a bespoke flying safari… Listed here below are highlights of selected guided helicopter excursions on offer in Kenya .

NAIROBI SCENIC ROUTE

The idyllic scenic flight will take you towards Lake Magadi, the southernmost lake in Kenya’s Rift Valley, which lies in a catchment of faulted volcanic rocks, north of Tanzania’s Lake Natron. During the dry season, it is 80% covered by soda and attracts wading birds including Flamingos. The Lake is so spectacular you have to see the colours to believe it. Helicopter Scenic Flights . An alternative route, is to fly to the Ewaso Nyiro River Delta another beautiful ecosystem, running between Lake Magadi and Lake Natron. Amazing landscape and game viewing is possible on this route.

KILIMANJARO SCENIC FLIGHT

The scenic flight to Kilimanjaro is spectacular and must be done as day breaks because the Mountain gets covered in fog later in the morning. The route via Magadi towards the Ewaso Nyiro Delta and Namanga Hills flies as close to Kilimanjaro as possible on the Kenya side. You  will be left awestruck as your helicopter pilot points out all the iconic features on this scenic flight.

MASAI MARA SCENIC ROUTE

Heading South towards the Nguruman Escarpment is an incredible lush, indigenous forest protected within the Nguruman Hills which is home to a large number of Colobus monkey and thesmaller Mountain Elephants. View the Ewaso Nyiro River flowing southward along the foot of the escarpment and catch sights of the stunning waterfalls rarely accessed from the ground. There is an abundance of wildlife and scenery to take in on this route, including the Suswa Crater (a dormant volcano within the Rift Valley), with an option of a flight within the crater offering fantastic photo opportunities of the lava flows.

LAKE NAKURU SCENIC ROUTE

Depart from Nairobi Wilson and fly into the Great Rift Valley towards Lake Naivasha, en route to the Suswa Crater and Longonot Mountain. Game viewing while traversing over the terrain offers you rare photo opportunities. Look out for huge pods of hippos and herds of buffalo wallowing up to their necks in the water amongst the papyrus and water lilies with prolific birdlife in tow.

NANYUKI SCENIC ROUTE

Depart from Wilson and head up towards the Rift Valley, over the Longonot Crater and Lake Naivasha before crossing the saddle of the Aberdares – an older volcanic mountain range. Its unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, deep ravines cutting through its forested eastern and western slopes, clear water streams and waterfalls all combine to create an area of lush scenic beauty. The Aberdares is blessed with magnificent waterfalls, including the Karuru Falls which drop 272 metres and the Gura Falls which drop 305 metres. Fly towards Solio and take in magical sights of Mt. Kenya.

LEWA DOWNS SCENIC ROUTE

Fly into Kenya’s northern frontier towards the Aberdare Mountain range and enjoy views of the stunning Karuru and Gura Water falls; fly over the Aberdare National Park before you make your approach to Mount Kenya. Weather permitting, explore the peaks, lakes and valleys of this prolific Mountain. East of Mount Kenya your Pilot will choose an ideal spot to land, before proceeding to your final drop off at your camp/lodge.

SAMBURU SCENIC ROUTE

Flying north, the scenic flight will include a view of the Aberdare Mountain range and the stunning waterfalls on this Mountain range. Enjoy the lush scenic beauty of this area as you head towards the Mount Kenya region. Further north following the Kipsing River, you will see the characteristic rocks pinching the Kipsing Lugga from its banks and view the stunning sight that is the Ololukwe monolith.

MERU SCENIC ROUTE

Head for Meru via the spectacular Aberdare Mountain range, huge waterfalls on view as you weave through the valleys of the Mountain. Enjoy sights of Mount Kenya en route. Depending on the weather, your Pilot will advise if you can explore the peaks and possibly even land on the banks of Lake Ellis or Rutundu – on top of Africa’s second tallest mountain, Mount Kenya. Depart towards the Tana River and into Meru National Park for some game viewing before drop off at your Lodge/Camp.

NORTHERN KENYA SCENIC FLIGHT

This is a two days scenic route flying with one night stop! offering stunning landscapes. Start your flight from Wilson Airport, from here head towards Kenya’s northern frontier, overfly the Aberdare Mountain Range see the Gura and Kura Waterfalls whose drops are near 300m each. Africa’s second tallest mountain, Mt Kenya is a sight to behold. Even a spot of fishing is possible at Lake Elliis on Mount Kenya. Suggest to overnight* in Laikipia area (Day one ), or get picked up from Samburu, Nanyuki, Lewa or Meru, and then fly north all the way to the southern end of Lake Turkana. Flying close to beautiful springs and the amazing Singing Wells will certainly leave you awestruck. The incredible beauty of this part of the country will take your breath away, with its variety of landscapes including the Suguta Valley, Silale Crater, the Southern Dunes, Lake Lojipe, Cathedral Rock, and the Laikipia plateau.

AMBOSELI SCENIC ROUTE

There are two routes to Amboseli: one goes south of the Ngong Hills towards Magadi, where you fly along the Tanzanian border to the Namanga Hills before landing at the Amboseli Airstrip or at the camp/lodge you will be staying at. The route offers intimate encounters for birdwatchers and is an ideal route in the months of July and August. The second option is to fly south of Nairobi towards the Chyulu Hills: a route ideal for game viewing. Both routes include breathtaking views of Africa’s tallest Mountain – Kilimanjaro.

DIANI SCENIC ROUTE

Heading to the Kenyan Coast of Diani, fly south towards the Chyulu Hills (which consists of several hundred small lava flows and cones). These hills do not have permanent rivers, but the rainfall on the hills feed the Tsavo and Galana Rivers and Mzima Springs on the surrounding plains. The abundance of game is nothing short of spectacular. Sights also include Kilimanjaro and the Taita Hills – both famed for their moist forests and unique flora and fauna. Fly over the Shimba Hills and spot yourself a herd of elephants before you fly across towards the Indian Ocean and Diani.

MALINDI SCENIC ROUTE

The Malindi scenic route goes via the Yatta Plateau and Tsavo River, which runs from the Western end of the Tsavo East National Park until it joins with the Athi River – forming the Galana River near the centre of the Park; to Tsavo East and then Malindi. Enjoy game views en route before reaching the Coastal town of Malindi or Watamu.

LAMU SCENIC ROUTE

This route will be similar to the Malindi route; however, you will fly towards Tsavo East following the Athi-Galana-Sabaki River – the second longest river in Kenya. The flight path will go Northwards from the Tana River Delta, and includes a view the Dunes as you head up to Lamu.

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With its lush western boundaries, palm-fringed eastern coast, glittering northern deserts and expansive southern plains, Kenya offers unique opportunities for adventure. From the air, it is simply breathtaking, a kaleidoscope of ever-changing vistas.

Kenya's culture is equally diverse, it has more than forty tribes each with their own rich traditions and ceremonies.

Whether you fly with us for a couple of hours, a day trip or on one of our longer experiences, Tropic Air's helicopter safaris will fill you with wonder.

See Mt Kenya up close as you navigate its snow-capped peaks, tumbling moorlands and touch down on a picturesque lake. Fly over billowing dunes, through deep canyons, past soda lakes and oases of the magical northern frontier.

Join us for a flight of discovery.  

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Straddling the equator and rising to 5199 metres, Mt Kenya sits in spectacular contrast to the rest of Kenya. From glaciers and forbidding snow-covered rocky crags to ruddy moorland and dense forest on the lower slopes, the mountain is stunning from the air.

We fly at dawn to circle the twin peaks of Batian and Nelion, touching down later at Lake Michaelson or Lake Alice for breakfast, hot coffee and maybe a spot of fly fishing for rainbow trout.  

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SUGUTA VALLEY  

Stretching from lake Baringo to the south of Lake Turkana, the Suguta Valley is hot, remote and truly spectacular. Unspoiled and hard to access, it is an exclusive area dominated by volcanic lava flows, colourful sediments, sand dunes, fossil beds and salty springs lined with doum palm.

In the south of the valley, we visit Silale Crater, a vast caldera carpeted by grass and shrubs. The valley's eastern side boasts the amazing rock formations and pastel hues of the Hoodoo and Painted valleys . Continuing north, we reach the shallow waters of Lake Logipi and thousands of dazzling pink flamingos.

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TRIBAL VISITS WITH THE POKOT, SAMBURU & TURKANA

The barren landscapes of the north are populated by a number of proud pastoralist tribes surviving entirely off their camels and goats. Among the toughest people on Earth, they celebrate life’s milestones with ceremonies dating back to antiquity. Visit them in their homes, learn about their beliefs and priorities, and feel their warmth and charm firsthand.

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Lake Turkana is the world's largest desert lake. Formerly known as Lake Rudolf and often referred to as the Jade Sea, its stunning green colour is striking in contrast to the dark lava and craters that make up the shoreline. Massive Nile Crocodiles glide lazily through the clear alkaline waters of the lake while furious winds whip up desert sands and the smell of hot earth.

Owing to its remoteness and scale, this region demands time. Koros camp is perfectly located as a base to explore... Widely regarded as the place where man first stood up, the hominid fossils found there draw direct links to our ancestral past. The cratered islands are curious and beautiful, a paradise for breeding crocodiles and the fishing is incredible. If you're feeling brave, take a quick dip!  

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This wonderful simple camp in the far reaches of northern Kenya boasts six airy thatched cottages. An ornithological paradise, its tranquil surroundings, exceptional food, and evenings by the campfire will create lasting memories.  

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THE ISLANDS OF LAKE TURKANA

The black lava beaches on the three crater lakes of Central Island are an ideal breeding ground for Nile crocodile, giving it the informal title of Crocodile Island. Menacing but magnificent, Central and South Islands are designated World Heritage Sites protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service. We stop here for coffee, a picnic, fly camping or fishing.  

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ROCK ART SITES

Dating back some 2,000 years, northern Kenya’s abundant rock art sites are not only a treasure trove of beautiful, thought-provoking imagery, but also an invaluable historical record. With their many images of giraffe, elephant, gerenuk and other animals, they show that the harsh desert we see today was once teeming with game.  

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SIBILOI NATIONAL PARK

Located to the east of Lake Turkana close to the Ethiopian border, Sibiloi is where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made the profound discovery that the origin of human evolution was centred in Africa, not Asia, as had previously been thought.

At the Koobi Fora Museum on the shores of the lake, you can experience a detailed insight into the dawn of mankind. Surrounding the semi-arid plains of the site lie volcanic formations including Mt Sibiloi, on which lie the remains of a petrified forest.  

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FISHING ON LAKE TURKANA

Deep in the waters of the world’s largest desert lake lurk creatures we normally only dream of. You can catch enormous Nile perch, tilapia for the barbecue and admire the needle fangs and glistening stripes of tiger fish.  

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KAROLI SPRINGS

The Karoli Springs in the Chalbi Desert west of Lake Turkana are a crucial water point for the Rendille, a semi-nomadic people who move with their camels and goats in pursuit of grazing and water. Here, we wait for thousands of sandgrouse who also arrive to quench their thirst, having flown miles over the seering heat of the desert.   

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QUAD-BIKING - L'ATTITUDE ADVENTURES

Charging up dry river beds astride the bulky, reassuring weight of a quad bike is a thrill like no other; an opportunity to get up close with the dusty, sun-baked terrain of northern Kenya. Experience the local culture, witness extraordinary night skies and discover miraculous life forms that continue to thrive despite the harsh conditions. Whether part of a day-trip or a longer safari, a quad bike adventure is a great addition to any trip to the north.  

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MT NYIRO & THE NDOTOS

Surrounded by desert, the forest-topped mountain of Nyiro is a perfect escape from the desert heat. Our trips often touch down here for a picnic and walk under the tropical forest canopy.

Further south, the Ndoto's and Matthews mountain ranges stretch 100 kilometers across Samburu county. Fresh water streams trickle down rocky cascades in the shade of giant cycads - the world's oldest plant species. Flying the ridge-lines, we look over the lush canopy forest, to the desert below - a striking contrast of topography.  

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RETETI ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

Orphaned elephant calves are a common issue often connected to abandonment from drought, falling in man-made wells or the mortality of the mother due to human-wildlife conflict or natural death. Visit and learn how the local people rear and prepare the elephants for their release back to the wild.

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Feel the wind whistling in your hair and the sandy soil crunching beneath your wheels as you take your safari to a whole new level. Bringing the e-bikes with us, we land where we like and set off well supplied with snacks and drinks into the remoteness of Kenya’s north, returning only when we’ve had our fill of exploration. 

Helicopter Safaris: My New Favorite Way to See Kenya

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Looking for something remote and beautiful beyond your typical game drive? EJ Co-Founder Elizabeth Gordon shares highlights from her thrilling helicopter safari through the most remote reaches of Northern Kenya. These landscapes carved by rain and wind are secluded, unsung gems not to be missed. And seeing everything from high above makes your safari all the more surprising and delightful. Read on to discover just how amazing it can be to spend a day in a helicopter.

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Why Choose a Helicopter Safari?

Simply put: for the outstanding access to Africa’s most remote areas.

On a helicopter safari , there’s no need to schedule your entire day. Paired with a private pilot who’s an expert in the region, you really can kick back and go wherever the wind takes you. (On our helicopter safari, we stopped six or seven different times over the course of the day.)

My own journey to Ol Malo bush home in Laikipia in Kenya’s serene northern stretches was no exception. My husband, David, and I both agree that the number-one highlight of our stay was a full-day helicopter safari .

Quite frankly, exploring Northern Kenya by helicopter exceeded all my expectations. It perfectly exemplified the free-wheeling joy I found throughout my stay at Ol Malo –and in other private, dedicated safari camps and lodges across Africa.

Taking to the sky simply kicked the joy up a notch and made for a genuinely breathtaking perspective of a place I already loved–and now know even better!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/i-LTENCKixs David and Elizabeth soar above Northern Kenya’s stunning landscapes. ©Extraordinary Journeys

Freedom and Flexibility

Needless to say, there were plenty of adrenaline rushes.

But the biggest bonus was that traveling by helicopter provided complete freedom and flexibility all day.

We spontaneously followed whatever sights or areas piqued our interest. We got close enough to touch the treetops and landed whenever and wherever we wanted!

Breathtaking Scenery & Wildlife Sightings

From the air, the out-of-this-world sights were practically endless.

We scanned the horizon as Kenya’s near-empty Laikipia Plateau stretched out for hundreds of square miles beneath us. We saw wildlife roaming freely through a patchwork of privately owned ranches, communal grazing areas, and ruggedly beautiful terrains ripe for adventure.

On our journey, we criss-crossed Karisia’s forests, dense with plants I’d never seen before, then followed the trees as the terrain dropped off thousands of feet into the Great Rift Valley. There, we followed marshes, ran down sand dunes, and swam in lakes.

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We literally soared just above the surface of Lake Logipi alongside thousands of bright pink flamingos! It was incredibly beautiful, and it felt special to be a part of the birds’ flight in that way.

After flying over a forest of cedars crowning Mount Nyiru, we dipped down to wind through the dramatic Suguta Valley, one of the places where mankind first began. This really is about as far off the beaten track as you can get–it’s virtually inaccessible except by helicopter.

Below us were the eroded pinnacles and canyons of the Painted and Hoodoe Valleys that soon gave way to the desolate dunes of Suguta’s desert.

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Beyond that, we surveyed the sparkling jewels of Lakes Logipia and Turkana, surrounded by an otherworldly array of sun-bleached volcanic beaches, granite outcrops, and petrified lava flows.

We gained an incredible appreciation for Kenya’s rugged northern landscape by seeing it from above the ground.

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A Personal Connection & Inspiration to Serve

Spending time at Lake Turkana during my journey to Northern Kenya was especially important to me. I had never been before, but my mom, Marcia, had camped there before I was born, so I was eager to connect the family stories with the actual place.

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The Turkana are the only people living in that remote area. It’s unbelievable to see them continue to thrive in such harsh conditions and to know that some of our oldest human ancestors came from here. The whole landscape feels heavy with history and stories from millennia past. It’s awe-inspiring.

And while my husband, David, wasn’t so sure about venturing into a lake known for its huge crocodiles, we trusted our pilot and wound up jumping into Lake Turkana for a swim in the most amazing jade-colored waters you can imagine!

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Carefree moments like those–soaking in the adventure with loved ones–is what travel is all about for me. And it’s what we always aim to create for Extraordinary Journeys clients.

6 Perfect Destinations for a Helicopter Safari

If this take on Northern Kenya inspired you to explore other helicopter safari destinations, here are a few of our favorites in Africa and beyond:

  • Take in Victoria Falls from a bird’s-eye perspective
  • Fly over Botswana’s Okavango Delta
  • Discover remote Ethiopia by helicopter (see our itinerary below)
  • Departing from Mwiba Lodge in Tanzania, head south toward the drop-off to Lake Eyasi, a ledge plunging 3,000 feet into East Africa’s Great Rift Valley
  • Land on the top of a glacier in New Zealand while staying at Minaret station
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef from above (and picnic on a deserted island!)

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A friendly welcome.

Whatever time you arrive there will be a warm and friendly welcome.

STAY AT Solio Lodge

GETTING THERE From the moment you land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, your private helicopter will be waiting to whisk you on a short, scenic flight over the rolling Aberdare Mountains to Solio Lodge, where our staff awaits your arrival.

EXPERIENCE After late-morning coffee at Solio Lodge, fly up over the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and drop down to land at a group of glorious high-altitude lakes that teem with trout for an exclusive fly-fishing experience and champagne breakfast. After this adventure, you’ll return to the Lodge late morning to relax for the rest of the day.

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Climb aboard your Kenya helicopter safari to get a majestic view of Mount Nyiru.

STAY AT Desert Rose

GETTING THERE At day break, head north in your private helicopter over the Western Highlands of the Laikipia Plateau, descending into the infamous Great Rift Valley down the Mukutan Gorge. Touch down on the edge of the Silali Crater for a picnic breakfast before continuing north into the otherwise inaccessible Suguta Valley. This wild area is home to the lesser kudu and striped hyena and is renowned for its fantastic rock formations. Then on to the extraordinary Desert Rose lodge where lunch awaits.

EXPERIENCE In the late afternoon, we’ll fly over the green cedar forest that crowns Mount Nyiru and descend to the southern edge of Lake Turkana, also known as the Jade Sea, so called because of the near incandescent colour of its water. This is the largest permanent desert lake in the world and often referred to as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’. We’ll land on the Nabuyatom Crater to see one of Africa’s most extraordinary landscapes, before heading into the Suguta Valley and over amazing Lake Logipi, or Flamingo Lake. This lake is home to millions of greater and lesser flamingo and when viewed from above in a helicopter, the spectacle is astonishing. We then take the helicopter and land in sand dunes for sundowners, before a short flight returns you back to Desert Rose for dinner.

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STAY AT Sasaab

GETTING THERE We leave Desert Rose mid morning and head into the Ndoto Mountains. This mountain range, together with the Mathews Range in the heart of Samburu country further south, is a virtual island surrounded by vast grassy plains. This unique geography has allowed a number of species to evolve independently in these mountains and the dense forest terrain is of considerable conservation value. Touch down for a short walk in the pre-historic juniper and cycad forest before continuing to Sasaab for lunch.

EXPERIENCE Take 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. If the evening is clear you can see a magnificent view of Mount Kenya 70 miles to the south-west. At dusk, take a short walk to Sundowner Rock, for panoramic 360° views of the Mathews Range and a glass of chilled wine.

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To be continued…

Your Helicopter Safari ends here, but the adventure can continue… contact us to incorporate this experience into a tailor-made itinerary to suit you

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Kenya from the air, amazing video created for ol jogi by the matador network.

This beautiful video, commissioned by Ol Jogi and made by the Matador Network, gives a wonderful sense of the freedom you could feel on a helicopter safari.  It could be you flying over this breathtaking landscape and landing to experience its wildness and beauty. Jamie Gamer has it all right - it's a huge privilege! Ol Jogi is a spectacularly lovely, privately-owned conservation area in Laikipia.

Long Safaris, Short Safaris & Scenic Day Trips in Kenya

Explore Kenya in the most spectacular way possible, with private Helicopter Safaris. Cover endless ground in an unconventional way; touring vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife, snow-capped equatorial mountains and traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. When  you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted on the savannah against an horizon stretching to eternity. It’s the icy mountain lake balanced high on the equator, yet within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests giving water and life to it all. In short, Kenya is a country of epic land forms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent. 

BELOW ARE SOME QUICK IDEAS FOR DAY TRIPS FROM NAIROBI

FOR LONGER ADVENTURES (or for quotes for FILMING or AERIAL photography) 

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EXPERIENCES AS IMPORTANT AND SPECIAL AS THESE, CAN'T BE BOUGHT OFF THE SHELF - WE WANT TO MAKE A SAFARI FOR "YOU", NOT A CATOLOGUE!

A possible Day Trip from Nairobi- Big Cat Diaries

Example of a scenic day trip to the maasai mara via lake magadi, lake natron and nguruman mtns.

  

Route: Nairobi, via Lake Magadi, Lake Natron & the Maasai Mara, returning to Nairobi Flying Hours: 3 Hours Depart Wilson Airport heading west toward the Great Rift Valley, plunge down the escarpment into the Rift, fly over the famous Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site, then on to Lake Magadi to view startling pink flocks of Lesser & Greater flamingoes bright against the blinding white salt of the lake. After a Picnic Breakfast on Lake Magadi Island, you'll cross the Ngarenaro Swamp, view the unforgettable beauty of Shompole Mountain and the blood-red, salt-encrusted pools of Lake Natron before swooping up to the Nguruman Escarpment. Here, as you float effortlessly through dramatic gorges and skim ancient trees, you'll see the sparkle of clear streams and waterfalls & spot elephants & buffalo in the dense forest below. You'll drop down to the valley floor & follow the Southern Ewaso Ng'iro River towards Mt Suswa - a great open caldera - then west again to the Maasai Mara ready for a game drive and a delicious lunch surrounded by the abundant plains game and the famous big cats of Kenya's best loved conservation area. Leave the Maasai Mara with the  long evening shadows stretching ahead of you, to reach Wilson Airport before the sun sets on a rare and special day.  

Wildlife to Find: Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Hyena, Zebra, Antelope and much much more!

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Heli Safari in Kenya - Helicopter Excursion in Kenya Guide, Rates, Destinations, and FAQs

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“The grandeur of the planet is on full display when you leave the shades open,” – Geraldine Brooks. 

Few things in this world are as fascinating as Kenya helicopter tours whether you credit it to the spectacular natural wonders or astounding vantage view.

From the invigorating wildlife-swamped savannahs to luxurious moonlight dinners and intimate nature walks, this heli safari in Kenya is our shot at perfection.

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Chopper safari destinations in kenya - best helicopter excursions.

You might have thought Kenya was gorgeous if you have ever booked a trip such as 8 Days Kenya Safari or 3, 4, or 5 Days Masai Mara Safari Package .  

That’s true, but wait till you experience it from the skies and you will have a new dimension of being gorgeous. 

From the lushly impressive Mt. Kenya to the arid yet intriguing Lake Turkana, here are ten must-experience, spectacular helicopter excursions and safari in Kenya .

1. Mt. Kenya Helicopter Safari - Flying Time: 2 Hours

Mt. Kenya helicopter rides give way to dense forests, brilliantly blue lakes, distinctive montane, and visually appealing alpine vegetation. 

The two-hour ride begins at 7:30 a.m. and with it, you experience a traverse into a breathtaking world of brilliant mountain views, wildlife, and soul-stirring ambiences. 

Sit by Lake Michelson and discover magnificence over breakfast or trout fishing. 

Marvel at the awe-evoking forests, the birds, the wildlife, and, of course, the snow-capped mountain peaks. 

Note: We do not operate this excursion in the afternoon due to weather conditions – July/August can be difficult due to cloud cover.

2. Ololokwe (Samburu) Heli Excursion - Flying Time: 2½ Hours

The Samburu is arguably one of the most scenic destinations in Kenya and a helluva destination to take a helicopter ride around. 

Take to the sky for a rousing view of the Samburu National Reserve , famous for its vast elephant herds and the life-giving waters of Ewaso Nyiro.  

Soak in the grandeur of the Ololokwe summit after touchdown, and be amazed by its high-altitude mist forests, which teem with giant cicadas and birds. 

Or venture into the beguiling Naitodo and drool over its 360-degree views of the Samburu. 

Naitodo is an outstanding granite outcrop that featured extensively in David Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ series.

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3. Suguta & Mathews (Samburu) Helicopter Half-Day Trip - Flying Time: 5 Hours

Finding a destination more deserving of a helicopter ride seems like an arduous task when you’re flying above this work of art. 

And those painted valleys are indeed an object of fascination for many. 

We pick you up at 7:00 a.m. and take you to the skies for a revealing, of what is to us, the most arresting scenery in the world. 

From the stunning Suguta to the Hoodoo and painted valleys cutting back down the Ndoto Mountains and Mathews range, there’s truly never a dull moment. 

We make time for two and three stops along the way, including a picnic stop. The stunning backdrop is more than enough inspiration during the picnic. 

Pro Tip: There is also an option to land for a walk in the Cycad Forest in the Mathews.

4. Suguta, Turkana and Mathews Heli Day Trip - Flying Time: 5½ Hours

Avail yourself to the best of Kenya by coming aboard this sensational helicopter ride which takes you down the insanely gorgeous Suguta, Hoodoo.

Hoodoo is the southern tip of Lake Turkana, and then we continue to the Nabyutom Crater, and finally, the Ndoto Mountains, where we make a stop for a walk into the Cycad Forest.

5. Lekuruki, Mathews, Ololokwe and Reteti Helicopter Half-Day Tour - Flying Time: 3 Hours

This Kenya helicopter safari epitomizes luxury , from the moment it begins at 8:00 a.m. to the moment it ends three hours later. 

The earliest of its attractions is the soul-stirring Ewaso Nyiro River, a river so scenic and vital it has been dubbed the lifeblood of Samburu. 

Gorgeous Ololokwe follows the outstandingly beautiful Warigus Mountains next, and, at 9:00 a.m., the Rereti Elephant Sanctuary.

There is a lot to be explored at Rereti, the most prominent being its tusked and trunked 6,000kg attraction. 

Breathe it all in; the views, the zen ambience, and learn a thing or two about the program while at it. 

We take a short flight to Mathews, land for a picnic lunch and site-filled walks in the Cycad Forest before returning to Laikipia.

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6. Lakes, Pokot & Silale Crater Helicopter Half-Day Excursion - Flying Time: 4 Hours

The Rift Valley embodies all that is perfect and surreal, and this Kenya helicopter package is no different. 

The flight is an early morning one when the temperatures are just right and the views are at their most pristine. 

As the ground furthers away, you are, a minute after takeoff introduced to the awe-invoking Rift Valley lakes. 

From Lake Baringo to Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha to Lake Elementaita to Lake Bogoria, you’ll struggle to believe it’s all is real. 

The helicopter will descend on the edge of Lake Bogoria, for the view, of course, and later in Pokot for a Pokot cultural experience. 

Other highlights include a picnic breakfast and refreshments, which are all served along the way. 

Tip : This trip can be reduced to 3 hours if you prefer not to include the Pokot cultural experience.

7. Lake Turkana Overnight Helicopter Safari - Flying Time: 8½ Hours

As it is, Turkana is a bastion of natural wonders and spectacular landscapes. 

Now imagine adding to its impressiveness with a perfectly executed Kenya helicopter tour.

This helicopter ride in Kenya takes guests across the Silale Crater, up the Suguta, Hoodoo, Painted Valleys, and down the Horr Valley. 

We finally land at the Koros Camp, where you rest.  

The Koros is an absolute must for those looking for a luxurious helicopter experience, and nothing evokes luxury like a leisure lunch by the pool. 

You are back to the skies again later that afternoon, the riveting Lake Turkana and flamingo-swamped Lake Logipe being your muse this time. 

You land at the Suguta Dune for an epic sundowner before returning to Koros for overnight rest and accommodation. 

The adventure begins early the next day with a helicopter ride to the Ndoto Mountains. 

The Mathew Ranges follow the Samburu Singing Wells, and finally the Koros for lunch and some well-deserved rest.

8. Magadi Scenic Heli Tour - Masai Mara - Flying Time: 2 Hours

If you have ever booked a 5 Days Masai Mara Safari with a hot air balloon safari, then you know Kenya helicopter safaris around the Masai Mara are magical.

Mara provides over 1,510 km² of open sunburned grasslands, scattered acacia, wildlife, riverine forests, non-deciduous thickets and scrublands.

The ride starts in the morning, again, for the tranquillity and mild temperatures. 

It takes you over the Mara, winging its way to the Loita Hills before finally landing at the Rift Valley. 

Lunch is by the shores of Lake Magadi, where magnificence abounds and tranquillity thrives.

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9. Lake Victoria Helicopter Safari - Masai Mara - Flying Time: 2 Hours

The Masai Mara National Reserve is rife with wonders and experiences still unexplored. Our Heli tours in Kenya help change that. 

We depart from the lodge at 10:00 a.m., taking the scenic route across the Mara, later flying west over the sugarcane fields and villages of the Lou tribe. 

We do not stop there; for minutes later, we are right above the Ruma National Park, famous for its Roan antelope, Rothchild giraffe, and black rhino. 

Our flight continues to Lake Victoria, Mfangano Island, and Rusinga Island, where we land for lunch and fishing.

10. Lake Bogoria & Laikipia Helicopter Safari - Masai Mara - Flying Time: 5 Hours

You depart at sunrise with a picnic breakfast in tow, ready for an unveiling of what is to us the most spectacular showcase in the country. 

The vast tea plantations of Kericho are our first object of interest, their lushness and sheer gorgeousness a formidable duo. 

We then head over to the Mau escarpments for a drool-worthy encounter with its vast forests, open woods, plateau falls, and later to the Rift Valley.

We stop here for a picnic lunch at Bogoria, enjoy the scene, and then continue with your Kenya Helicopter Tours. 

Our helicopter ride continues to the Mukutan Gorge and across the Laikipia Plateau, a dazzling beauty famous for its expansive plains and wildlife. 

Nanyuki, lush and tranquil, close this 2-hour Lake Bogoria Kenya helicopter package for us.

Helicopter Excursion in Kenya- Best Helicopter Charter Companies in Kenya

It’s never just the destinations when it comes to creating spectacular Heli safaris in Kenya; it’s also who you fly with. 

Here are 5 of the best helicopter charter companies in Kenya. Kindly contact us to get the best Helicopter Safari Packages .

1. Tropic Air Kenya

Tropic Air Kenya has been in the business of offering quality and safe, private flights and helicopter voyages across the continent of Africa for 25 years.

Spectacular sceneries and amazing views await you on these sensational helicopter tours, as well as an exciting catalogue that features aerial filming support, air rescue, and wildlife conservation. 

What’s more, its team of ten pilots is the friendliest and most professional you’ll ever encounter. 

Book a chopper safari in Kenya today with us and capture a better, more captivating perspective of the country.

2. Helicopter Charter East Africa LTD

They say it best ‘anywhere, anytime, and at your convenience. 

True to those words, Helicopter Charter East Africa consistently delivers safe and affordable chopper safaris in Kenya. 

They offer;

  • Corporate and personal air transfers
  • Event and advertising flights
  • Custom Kenya helicopter packages
  • Survey and mapping charters

From your helicopter windows, the world opens up, and there’s no one better than Helicopter Charter East Africa to experience this with.

3. Wings Over Africa Aviation

The Wings over Africa Aviation is where exceptionality, affordability, and professionalism merge to create unmatched Kenya helicopter tours. 

A scroll down their official website makes one thing clear- the company knows what it does and does it effortlessly. 

Their scope of work includes; 

  • Private charter flights
  • Filming flights
  • Sightseeing flights
  • Photography flights
  • VIP charter flights

Sit back, relax, and prepare to have your jaws drop to the floors with WAA’s excellent showcase of Kenya.

4. Corporate Helicopters

Experienced pilots, exemplary customer service, impeccable equipment, and well-thought-out Kenya helicopter packages.

There is nothing modest about Corporate Helicopters. 

Since its inception, 2005, this elite helicopter company has helped revolutionize the Kenyan travel industry by enabling travel even to those thought unnavigable. 

They also offer;

  • Tailored safari charters
  • Executive air transfers
  • Filming and photography.

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Helicopter Experience in Kenya - Frequently Asked Question

Is it too expensive? What should I wear? Should I be scared? This Q&A section separates the myths from the facts.

1. What is a Helicopter Tour?

A helicopter tour is an organized trip or safari we conduct in a helicopter. 

Typically, we fly our guests over a couple of stunning destinations and let them watch as the views unfold from helicopter windows. 

We offer a new perspective, thrill, and is undoubtedly the best way to experience any destination.

2. Where Can You Fly to in a Helicopter in Kenya?

If you can think of it, then we have a Kenya helicopter tour for it. 

From the open grasslands of Masai Mara to the barren wastelands of Lake Turkana and the rocky unnavigable Painted Valleys, there is no destination in Kenya a helicopter cannot get to. 

In essence, our helicopter tours are a bridge to the impenetrable and the most remote, a flexibility that makes them unbeatable.

3. Why Choose a Helicopter Safari?

You haven’t seen Kenya unless you’ve seen it aboard a helicopter safari. Helicopter safaris offer a fresher, more refreshing perspective. 

They are an unforgettable venture, one that does not discriminate between the most striking and the most extreme. 

Choose our helicopter safari today to have unmerited access even to those destinations that are deemed unnavigable. 

They also come with lots of spontaneity and freedom, a formidable combination that makes these safaris unique.

4. How Do You Prepare for a Helicopter Ride?

Helicopter rides can be scary, especially for those doing it for the first time. 

If it helps you calm down a bit, there are far fewer helicopter accidents than car accidents, and the chances of getting an unqualified pilot for these are next to zero. 

That said, here are a few tips and tricks to get those nerves in check. 

  • There’s nothing like meditation and deep breathing when it comes to keeping those nerves at bay. Do this just before your flight.
  • If you have a feeling those mentioned above won’t do the trick, try some anti-anxiety meds. These work like a charm. 
  • You can also strike up a conversation with the person seated right next to you, play some games or listen to some calming music.

5. How Should I Dress for a Helicopter Ride?

It makes complete sense that you want to look dapper on your helicopter ride; who doesn’t? 

But here’s the catch! There are restrictions when it comes to what you can and cannot wear on your helicopter ride. 

Let’s dive into it

What to Wear

  • Dark clothing. These are your best friend if you want to make the best out of your helicopter site viewing experience. Dark clothing does not reflect light, making it easier to see what’s outside your windows. 
  • Long pants, preferably jeans, and windbreakers
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Have your hair pulled back

What not to Wear

  • Sunglasses, loose jewellery, and bright or white clothing because of reflections.  
  • Skirts, dresses or hats. Hello, wind!
  • Do not bring heavy luggage.

6. Can Anyone Ride in a Helicopter?

Not everyone can ride in a helicopter. There are, of course, health conditions that prevent one from flying. 

Anyone who’s experienced a heart attack within three months or a stroke within six months is advised to steer clear from flying. 

This also rings true for people with low blood pressure, coronary heart diseases, heart failures, pulmonary arterial diseases and anyone who’s had recent surgery. 

Your weight should also not exceed 109 kg.

7. How Scary is a Helicopter Ride?

If you are talking about turbulence, then no, not a scary experience at all because there’s barely any. 

Helicopters are sleeker and have more flexible blades than aeroplanes, so you probably won’t be experiencing any turbulence. 

For those afraid of heights, it might be a little reassuring to know that helicopters, especially those on safaris, do not fly that high up. 

The highest they go is 1000 feet above the ground.

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A helicopter flight safari in Kenya is one of the best experiences to do in Kenya, it is an unforgettable way to witness Kenya’s beautiful and spectacular scenery. For the best experience on the helicopter safari in in Kenya we recommend a helicopter flight over Mount Kenya and Lake Turkana. We will help organize this for you. Eco Adventure Safaris The helicopter safari flights take off in the Laikipia region. From here, you can explore the epic vistas of the Great Rift Valley, soaring high above to take it all in or flying low and skirting the treetops to enjoy the lush riverine forests or the open rolling plains of this diverse region. The pilots are exceptionally well trained and are as passionate about the land as they are about the blue skies above this means they’re perfectly qualified to operate as your safari guide for your flight. Mount Kenya is easy to access, and you can touch down high up on the mountainside to tuck in to a spectacular picnic breakfast or lunch. If you wish to travel farther afield, you can visit the largest permanent desert lake in the world, Lake Turkana, to enjoy the breathtaking and otherworldly basalt outcrops and volcanic shores here you can even camp out in comfort on the lakeshore!

The experience of flying to Mount Kenya and Lake Turkana in a helicopter in Kenya.

This is the best itinerary to do on the Kenya helicopter safari experience, to reach Mount Kenya, it’s an early start boarding the helicopter, to ensure you reach the mountain before the heat sets in the pilot aim to get you there for 07:30. However, the effort of getting up at this time is well worth it, as the scenery is absolutely amazing. Acres of savanna sprawl below, herds of herbivores grazing the grass. Perhaps a lion or a leopard is on the prowl, causing a group of gazelles to scatter suddenly and race through the rippling plains. Then savanna meets woodland, even forest, beautiful banks of indigenous trees alternately standing still and waving gently as you pass overhead. Suddenly the foliage thins and a river emerges, rushing through the park or reserve. The pilot touches down on Mount Kenya and the first treat here is a hearty picnic breakfast! It’s awesome to tuck into the first meal of the day while enjoying the fantastic views. Then, if you wish, you can while away a few hours fly-fishing on one of the tranquil lakes or tarns that adorn the mountain’s upper slopes. After your visit to the majestic mountain, there’s the opportunity to fly to Lake Turkana. This, too, is a superb sight. The largest permanent desert lake in the world, Turkana combines volcanic shores and basalt outcrops to astonishing effect! The sheer inaccessibility of the area makes for a truly pristine environment, where fish such as cichlids, and reptiles such as Nile crocs and turtles, live and thrive. There is plenteous birdlife too, including flamingos and cormorants, while the surrounding grasslands are home to small populations of lion, cheetah, gazelle, zebra, giraffe – and even the cushioned gerbil!

Other activities to do around Lake Turkana

In addition to wildlife watching, Lake Turkana is perfect for fishing and quad biking – and there’s even a hint of history, in the fossils of Homo habilis, a species of the Hominini tribe, that remain on the shores. Ancient rock art has also been discovered, on the south beach. And travelers keen on culture will relish taking some time to observe the Rendille people as they bring their livestock to drink here. In total, more than a quarter of a million tribespersons are dependent on the lake, so it’s a real privilege to visit this water world. Please note that we recommend our travelers only consider flights in a Bell type helicopter, which holds a much better international safety record than the smaller R44 helicopters. We actively recommend against flights in the smaller R44. This experience is available in northern Kenya just get in touch with us here to find out which camps and lodges feature helicopter safari in their activities menu. Contact us here

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1 Day Kenya Helicopter Safari Lake Baringo Lake Bogoria

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1 Day Kenya Helicopter Safari Lake Baringo Lake Bogoria  excursion begins from Nanyuki, Laikipia, Lewa or Samburu.

Fly over the majestic Great Rift Valley to Lake Baringo, a habitat for nearly 500 bird species, and home to hippo and crocodile. Just a short flight away from Baringo, we land at Lake Bogoria, and walk along the shoreline to watch the flamingo feeding.

Your heli-excursion begins with a morning flight over the expansive  Laikipia plains  where elephant and buffalo are often seen in large numbers. The landscape drops dramatically over the eastern wall of the Rift Valley, as we approach Lake Baringo.

Lake Bogoria offers an equally thrilling, but very different spectacle. A shallow alkaline lake with salinity about twice that of seawater, framed by the dramatic 700 meter Siracho Range, is most famous for its flamingo that lines the white salty shores.

With their bright feathers and up-side down bills, flamingos are among the most easily recognized water birds.

Blue-green algae and crustaceans on which they feed gives them their gorgeous pink color Migratory by nature, tens of thousands can live together in a single colony, and they often put on graceful displays of formation flying.

Just a short flight away from Baringo, we land at Lake Bogoria, and walk along the shoreline to watch the flamingo feeding. This is a geologist’s paradise, with its simmering geothermal activity, and thrilling geyser like eruptions that occur now and then.

After a picnic lunch under a shady acacia tree, we take off, and head back over the escarpment, following a different flight path, back to our destination.

With its unique features, stunning views all around, and amazing bird life, Lake Bogoria was gazetted as a National Park in 1973. The lakes shores are also home to the rare Greater Kudu, buffalo, zebra and some smaller plains game.

At times of drought, when grazing becomes scarce, the Park authorities allow pastoralists to graze the shores with their goats and cows.

1 Day Kenya Helicopter Safari Lake Baringo Lake Bogoria Prices

Kenya helicopter safari lake baringo lake bogoria  rates includes:.

Baggage is strictly 15kg per person and in soft bags + The above charter rates are on an exclusive use basis + Above listed Scenic flights includes a picnic stop en route + All departures are from Nanyuki, Laikipia, Lewa or Samburu + The flight descriptions are highlights of what you can expect to see en-route + Flight departure times are flexible. Please note the Helicopter is daylight operation only & On all the Scenic Flights listed, you have the option of ending your journey at your camp/ accommodation or returning to Wilson

Notes * We will be happy to quote for additional flying on request. For larger groups, additional Helicopters are available * Please note that routings are subject to weather conditions. Routings to destinations therefore can change and your pilot will brief on the same before departure

Kenya Helicopter Safari Lake Baringo Lake Bogoria   Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks * Tips or gratuity * Travelers Insurance * Communication charges * Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals * Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities * Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from your city Hotel in Nairobi

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We are so much more than a safari lodge. At Ol Malo, we specialize in achieving your wildest dreams. Whether this is your first taste of Kenya or your dozenth journey back, we tailor-make each experience so no two trips are alike. We offer you the reins to live out your own adventure, and will leave flexibility in your itinerary to flow with the rhythm of the day.

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Step into Our World

Ol Malo was designed in a luxury ranch style, built by hand with materials of the land as one of the north’s original bush homes. The spacious rooms are safari-inspired with added Samburu beading flare. Ol Malo Nomad, our small lightweight mobile camp, offers private groups the chance to explore the wild on foot, horseback, camel, or in a helicopter. The Ol Malo Treehouse and Leopard Hide are complimentary overnight activities for guests.

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Ol Malo lies in the heart of Samburuland. As neighbors, we have spent decades working hand-in-hand with the Samburu tribe to benefit the people, wildlife, and land surrounding our family. Julia Francombe, founder of the Samburu Trust and daughter of Ol Malo founders Rocky and Colin, spends the majority of her time living in the bush with her team of warriors to understand the needs and struggles of the Samburu and implement projects that make a real difference.

OL MALO Specialty Adventures

  • Enjoy a private safari car and dedicated guide
  • Sleep under the African night sky in The Treehouse
  • Visit village homes accessible only to Ol Malo guests
  • Brave an overnight in The Leopard Hide
  • Try traditional beading with Samburu Mamas
  • Run or hike the Three Peaks Challenge
  • Game drive to a sundowner with not a soul in sight
  • Chopper to explore the far reaches of the Suguta Valley

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“Completely surreal. Ol Malo is truly the trip of a lifetime. The Suguta helicopter tour is absolutely breathtaking and a must-do. I rate this trip 10/10 and will absolutely be returning. If you get the chance you MUST go.”

– Dave S.

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“Ol Malo in northern Kenya specializes in creating the authentic “Out of Africa” moments you’ve been dreaming about. After you get wild with a private helicopter safari taking you into the Great Rift Valley to spot big game, take a leisurely soak in the outdoor heart-shape bathtub on the private guest room terrace as the sounds of elephants and zebras drift up from the valley below.”

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“Words can’t describe the experience you will have here. This was the most amazing and adventurous trip I’ve ever experienced. It’s hard to even put into words. From game drives to sunrise hiking, horseback rides, being submerged into the Samburu culture, amazing food and meals, and more…you can’t beat this place! The staff is AMAZING making you feel right at home.”

– Morgan T.

“Pioneers of this style of tourism – This is one of the first ‘bush homes’ in East Africa offering a luxury ranch-style stay. All the rooms at Ol Malo are luxurious spaces, with private verandas, and en suite bathrooms that feature cascading showers and inviting over sized hot tubs.”

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“Being there felt like being in a movie. From the absolutely amazing staff/accommodations to the breathtaking views and experiences aboard the chopper and on game drives… this will forever be one of my favorite places ever visited.”

“The best trip I have ever done. There are limitless options for relaxation or adventure at your fingertips and the Francombes are rich resources to help structure any trip desired. Ol Malo is the perfect home base to see the region, I can’t recommend this property enough”

– William W.

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    Fly over Botswana's Okavango Delta. Discover remote Ethiopia by helicopter (see our itinerary below) Departing from Mwiba Lodge in Tanzania, head south toward the drop-off to Lake Eyasi, a ledge plunging 3,000 feet into East Africa's Great Rift Valley. Land on the top of a glacier in New Zealand while staying at Minaret station.

  7. Luxury Scenic Helicopter Experience in Kenya

    The experience of flying to Mount Kenya and Lake Turkana. To reach Mount Kenya, it's an early start boarding the helicopter, to ensure you reach the mountain before the heat sets in - the pilot aims to get you there for 07:30! However, the effort of getting up at this time is well worth it, as the scenery is absolutely amazing.

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    Our expert team are on hand to assist with any enquiries you may have. Please call +254 725 675 830 or click here to talk to us about your perfect safari. Here. ENQUIRE NOW. The most amazing of helicopter safaris. Enjoy 3 days of 360 degree views of Kenya, a flamingo safari, black lava crators, canyons, deserts and cycad forests.

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    If you want a private Kenya safari house, pick a family villa at Saruni Samburu, one of Kenya's best. The four options overlook 8,000ha of exclusive and untouched conservancy bordering Samburu National Park. Enjoy flexible mealtimes and family-friendly activities that include game drives and warrior-guided bush walks, on which you….

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    Our 1 Day Nairobi Helicopter Scenic Flight Safari is on request and departs from Wilson Airport Nairobi. The flying safari will take you towards Lake Magadi, the southernmost lake in Kenya's Rift Valley, which lies in a catchment of faulted volcanic rocks, north of Tanzania's Lake Natron. During the dry season, it is 80% covered by soda and ...

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    "Ol Malo in northern Kenya specializes in creating the authentic "Out of Africa" moments you've been dreaming about. After you get wild with a private helicopter safari taking you into the Great Rift Valley to spot big game, take a leisurely soak in the outdoor heart-shape bathtub on the private guest room terrace as the sounds of elephants and zebras drift up from the valley below."