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Kenya Helicopter Tours

Our helicopter tours allow you to explore some of the most remote and wildest corners of Kenya, from either Solio Lodge or Sasaab. Each experience can be tailor-made based on each guest’s interest and passions – no adventure is the same.

Gain a whole new perspective on Kenya’s incredible landscape by taking one of our thrilling scenic helicopter excursions. Fly between the jagged snow-capped peaks of Africa’s second highest mountain, land beside shimmering glacial lakes, glide through dramatic rocky gorges, and soar alongside pink flamingos. A helicopter trip is the ultimate freedom and opportunity to discover some of Kenya’s most remote and inaccessible locations.

Epic Excursion by Air

WHAT TO EXPECT

Having your own wings gives you total freedom to explore Kenya’s wildest, most spectacular, and extreme locations. Places inaccessible by land and untouched by humans are suddenly at your fingertips. Northern Kenya hosts some of East Africa’s most remote geographical wonders. Looking down on this vast wilderness from above offers an entirely new perspective. Enjoy instant access to remote locations, otherwise unavailable under time constraints. Hover over wildlife or touch down beside a turquoise pool for a refreshing swim. Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during your luxury Kenya safari holiday to see the wildest corners of the country.

Ancient Cycads and Baby Elephants Excursion

Route: SASAAB – ORICA – RETETI – SASAAB

The Matthews is a chain of peaks which rise out of the desert-like lands of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District, stretching for over 150 kilometers.

After taking off from Sasaab, follow the Ewaso Nyiro River and head north towards the Matthews Mountain Range, one of the wildest and most untouched areas left in Kenya. Covered in a lush tropical forest, they are a refuge for an incredible number of species who rely on the forest for water during the dry season. Elephants, buffalo, Grevy’s zebra, lion, leopard, colobus monkeys, and wild dog are just some of the animals found here. Enjoy a coffee stop, where you might be able to spot and hear some of the 200 bird species and 150 butterfly species that live in the forest. As well as stunning views, you will be able to marvel at the giant cycads – enormous palm-like trees whose origins date back millions of years.

Leave the mountain forest and fly down to Reteti – the first-ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary – in time for the daily feeding of the orphans. It is a heartwarming experience to see the new wave of thinking that has taken place within surrounding Samburu communities who have united to protect their local wildlife.

Watching the baby elephants come in from their walk to enjoy milk and frolic in the mud hole is magical. You will have a keeper on hand to tell you about the important community and conservation work that Reteti does, answer any questions, and give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the sanctuary before your return flight to Sasaab.

Reteti works with local communities to rescue orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with the aim of returning them back to their wild family herds as soon as possible.

The Jewels of the North Excursion

A Sasaab Excursion

Route: Suguta Valley – Turkana – Sasaab

From hidden valleys to sparkling lakes and extreme deserts to volcanic craters, prepare to be amazed. This epic adventure takes you through the most diverse and incredible scenery imaginable.

The jade sea is the largest permanent desert lake in the world.

Lake turkana helecopter tour

For up to 5 passengers; Please get in touch to request a quote

* This helicopter excursion is a suggested route that includes some of the highlights of the area. It’s 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.

Jagged Peaks and Sparkling Lakes Excursion

A Solio Lodge Excursion

Route: Solio – Mount Kenya – Solio

For up to 4 passengers

Mount Kenya

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Misty Moorlands and Lichen-Hung Forest Excursion

A Solio Lodge Excursion

Route: Solio – Aberdare – Solio

For up to 5 passengers

Aberdare Forest waterfalls

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Pink Plumage and Dramatic Gorge Excursion

A Solio Lodge Excursion

Route: Solio – Mukutan Gorge – Lake Bogoria – Solio

lake bogoria

For up to 5 passengers

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