This exclusive flying safari showcases some of Kenya’s most famous and most diverse wilderness areas, while travelling ‘on the wing’ allows you to optimize every minute of your Kenya stay. Commencing in Amboseli, the Wings Safari offers guaranteed sightings of large herds of elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Flying northwards to the unique and less populated Meru Park, and thereafter, you fly south-west to the Tanzanian border where the Masai Mara and the Serengeti share the same massive eco-system, which is most famous for the annual migration of the wildebeest. Travelling on light aircraft with personalized meet and greet services throughout, this safari is light on travel-time and long on safari experiences. It also features some of Kenya’s most charmingly luxurious tented camps.
Wildlife Highlights: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, oryx, plains game, giraffe, black and white rhino.
Accommodation: Hemingways Nairobi, Tortilis Camp, Elsa’s Kopje, Sand River Masai Mara
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
Welcome to Kenya! You shall arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where upon arrival, you will be welcomed and met by your Elewana representative and chauffeured to your hotel in Nairobi. Your 1 night stay at Hemingways Nairobi is on half board basis and drinks (excluding premium drinks).
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli
Welcome Breakfast at Hemingways Nairobi. Check-out and transfer to Wilson Airport Nairobi, gateway to the flying safaris in Kenya. Time to board the Elewana Executive Grand Caravan. Your SkySafari will now take to the Air! Flight to Amboseli National Park. After a scenic 45 minutes flight, you will land in the middle of the Park, where the team from Tortilis Camp will warmly welcome you. Enjoy your first game drive en-route to the camp, where you will arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Your stay at Tortilis Camp is for 2 nights in an en-suite Safari Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).
Day 3: On safari in Amboseli
Rise early to watch the African plains game wake up on a game drive and stop for a bush breakfast. Hot lunch will be served at the lodge. If you feel like stretching your legs and seeing the wilderness from a different perspective this afternoon there is a walking safari. Alternatively you can have another game drive, with both activities culminating in cocktails watching the sunset, before returning to camp for dinner.
Day 4: Amboseli to Meru
Rise early for a game drive, back in time to the lodge for breakfast. Check out, and transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip. The plane will now take you to Meru National Park located in the region of Mount Kenya. The Elsa’s Kopje Team will welcome you and you will be transferred to the Lodge, where lunch will be served. You will be offered a massage for pure relaxation, or alternatively go on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. Your stay at Elsa’s Kopje is for 2 nights in a Cottage Suite, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).
Day 5: On safari in Meru
Your best chance of spotting game is early in the morning or late afternoon, so rise early and head off into the wilderness. After a morning filled with excitement return to the lodge to relax and to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Explore more of Meru National Park on a game drive with sundowner drinks served overlooking the park, before returning to the lodge in time for dinner.
Day 6: Meru to the Mara
Enjoy a brisk nature walk and enjoy the views from up the hill which forms the Kopje (or small rocky outcrop) that Elsa’s is built on. Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure before lunch will be served overlooking Meru National Park. Your SkySafari pilot will be waiting to take you on a 90-minute flight to the world famous Masai Mara where you land in the middle of the reserve. The Sand River Masai Mara Team will welcome you at the Keekorok airstrip. You will be transferred to the camp with a game drive en-route. Dinner and overnight at the Camp Your stay at Sand River Masai Mara is for 2 nights in a Luxurious Safari Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).
Day 7: On safari in the Mara
Early breakfast, followed by a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. A picnic hamper lunch will be served out in the wilds. Stop at an authentic Masai Village to interact and learn about the customs and culture of this colourful tribe back to the Camp for a Farewell Dinner.
Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi and Depart
Bush breakfast followed by game drive, back to Camp for lunch. Mid-afternoon, you will be transferred back to the Keekorok airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport Nairobi. Your Elewana Representative will welcome you upon arrival. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; before arriving there we will stop at one of Nairobi’s restaurants where dinner will be served. You will arrive at the airport in time for your outbound flight.
Please note that, because this is a flying safari, you are allowed a maximum baggage allowance of 15kgs per person (inclusive of hand-luggage). Additional luggage can be left in safe-keeping at African Horizon’s Office. Please bring SOFT bags only.