Wild Wings over Kenya
There is only one way to experience all the best of Kenya in a single safari: fly
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Snows of Kilimanjaro
Arrival in Nairobi. This is the part in a typical safari where you have to contain your enthusiasm and buckle in for another flight to an airstrip in the wild.. And then the adventure gets going. But this is no ordinary safari. The moment you take off on your private Cessna 206 the fun begins. The spacious cabin is luxuriously appointed and this agile aircraft makes its way towards Kilimanjaro with gusto. Most pilots plan their routes on a straight line thinking in distances “as the flamingo flies,” so to speak. Yet your pilot is also a wildlife expert and knows that the shortest distance to a great safari is often the scenic route: let the views of the great mountain confirm!
You awaken to views of Kilimanjaro in Amboseli. The large herds of elephants promenade to the backdrop of the snowy mountain. You have been transported to a land of magnificent views and stunning wildlife. It is a paradise for the photographically inclined. Your expert guides lead you on game drives that take you close to the action. Needless to say, life at the camp gives you the pleasure of focusing on what’s most important to a safari: sundowners and time to reconnect, get your feet back on the ground. Read more
That said, it’s time to get back to the air. The eastern part of the African Rift hosts some of the most mysterious landscapes on Earth. Lake Natron, a soda lake that is inhospitable for most species, is the largest breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingo, a colourful species whose curious link to Lake Natron paints the land pink with a gorgeous spectacle that can be best appreciated from above.
Guest of the Maasai
You wake up in a beautiful camp by Lake Magadi. By the wetlands that surround the lake you can see Greater Flamingos and their nests. Other charismatic wildlife can be found in this area. What is really special is that this is not a National Park but land owned by the Masaai themselves. You are not likely to see any other tourists or game drives passing by. You are a guest and are free to roam about. You can track wildlife or kayak in the river, or survey the otherworldly landscapes of the soda lakes.
The Masai Mara
You take to the skies again and fly over one of the richest wildlife areas in Kenya and the world: the Masai Mara. This area hosts some of the largest populations of big cats and are, most famously, scene to some of the most dramatic moments of the Great MIgration, when millions of herbivores make their way from the South Serengeti in Tanzania. An eagle’s view of the herds puts into context the actual scale of this wonderful natural phenomenon.
Time to Explore
There is an art to a great safari: letting go. If you force wildlife to act on a schedule, it is no longer wild! Our guides know this and are experts at gauging the mood of animals. When the opportunity presents itself, you will be closer to the dwellers of the Mara than you could have imagined. There is only one thing that must be taken with absolute seriousness here: sundowners.
The Mara from Up High
Take to the skies and enjoy the beauty of the Mara. You will see huge herds and the drama of the wild unfold.
One for the Road
It’s time to fly back to Nairobi. This is the part in normal safaris when there is not much more to say other than recount the memories and experiences you have garnered in the past days. Fortunately, this isn’t a normal safari, and there is time to sneak in another scenic adventure...