SCENIC FLIGHTS

From the Lewa Wilderness airstrip we offer a selection of scenic flights in our Cessna 206, Cessna 210 and Waco Bi-plane. Each flight is totally unique and individually magical, giving you the best options to experience the wonderful landscape around the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

An opportunity you won’t want to miss – to fly the wilds of Kenya. Our aviation team at Air Wilderness can take you on treetop height scenic flights over the arid Samburu landscape or to the top of the snowcapped peaks of Mt. Kenya! 

Mount kenya scenic flight

An early morning wakeup starts with a drive to the airstrip at sunrise for a 6:45 AM wheels up departure to view the majestic peaks of Mount Kenya from 15,000 ft. Taking off from the Lewa Wilderness airstrip gives you views of wildlife roaming the savannah before the aircraft starts to climb up over forests, farmlands, lakes, and hills. All the while you will have the clearest views of the snowcapped peaks. On return, you will be taken on a small aerial tour of some of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy before landing back at the Lewa Wilderness airstrip. After landing your game viewing vehicle will take you back to the lodge to enjoy breakfast.

1 hour | $700 | 4 pax max

Mount kenya scenic flight

An early morning wakeup starts with a drive to the airstrip at sunrise for a 6:45 AM wheels up departure to view the majestic peaks of Mount Kenya from 15,000 ft. Taking off from the Lewa Wilderness airstrip gives you views of wildlife roaming the savannah before the aircraft starts to climb up over forests, farmlands, lakes, and hills. All the while you will have the clearest views of the snowcapped peaks. On return, you will be taken on a small aerial tour of some of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy before landing back at the Lewa Wilderness airstrip. After landing your game viewing vehicle will take you back to the lodge to enjoy breakfast.

1 hour | $700 | 4 pax max

Samburu low level scenic flight

This scenic flight takes off at 4:30 PM with the first few minutes spent flying over Lewa Wildlife Conservancy before heading over the ridges and valleys and onto the open arid lands of Samburu! The flight follows the Ewaso Ng’rio river giving you the chance to see elephant along the shores as well as other wildlife in the area. You will land at a bush airstrip where your pilot will set up an early sundowner drink for you. After about 30 minutes on the ground, you will take off and head back to Lewa, all the while spotting wildlife from the air and enjoying the experience of flying low level over some of the country’s most stunning landscape!

2 hours | $700 | 4 pax max

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Samburu low level scenic flight

This scenic flight takes off at 4:30 PM with the first few minutes spent flying over Lewa Wildlife Conservancy before heading over the ridges and valleys and onto the open arid lands of Samburu! The flight follows the Ewaso Ng’rio river giving you the chance to see elephant along the shores as well as other wildlife in the area. You will land at a bush airstrip where your pilot will set up an early sundowner drink for you. After about 30 minutes on the ground, you will take off and head back to Lewa, all the while spotting wildlife from the air and enjoying the experience of flying low level over some of the country’s most stunning landscape!

2 hours | $700 | 4 pax max

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Reteti elephant sanctuary

Take a scenic flight to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary which is situated in the remote Mathews Range. After a 30 minute flight, departing at 07:30 from the Lewa Wilderness airstrip, you will land at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Airstrip. During your visit, you will be paired with a keeper who will accompany you the entire time to tell you about the work they do to take in orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with the aim to release them back into wild herds. From a special viewing platform, you will watch the elephants come in from their walk to receive their bottles and then have mud hole playtime. Afterwards, you will be given a behind the scenes tour of the sanctuary. After a fun and eventful morning spent with baby elephants you will board your private aircraft to fly back to Lewa Wilderness arriving at approximately 11:00.

4 hours | $900 | 4 pax max

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Reteti elephant sanctuary

Take a scenic flight to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary which is situated in the remote Mathews Range. After a 30 minute flight, departing at 07:30 from the Lewa Wilderness airstrip, you will land at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Airstrip. During your visit, you will be paired with a keeper who will accompany you the entire time to tell you about the work they do to take in orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with the aim to release them back into wild herds. From a special viewing platform, you will watch the elephants come in from their walk to receive their bottles and then have mud hole playtime. Afterwards, you will be given a behind the scenes tour of the sanctuary. After a fun and eventful morning spent with baby elephants you will board your private aircraft to fly back to Lewa Wilderness arriving at approximately 11:00.

4 hours | $900 | 4 pax max

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Classic waco bi-plane flights

Have you ever watched the movie “Out of Africa” and thought – I wish I could have experienced that? Well, now you can! With our yellow and black Waco Bi-Plane, we are the only company in East Africa to offer classic bi-plane scenic flights. Wrapped up warmly in a sheepskin jacket, scarf around your neck, and a sparkle in your eye, you will be ready to jump into a nostalgic flying adventure that can only really be lived once – in this time and place! For 30 minutes of your life the roar of the radial engine, the wind on your face, and the elephant, giraffe, buffalo and antelope below you will leave you thinking that you have stepped back in time to 1930’s East Africa.

30 min | $720 | 2 pax max

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Classic waco bi-plane flights

Have you ever watched the movie “Out of Africa” and thought – I wish I could have experienced that? Well, now you can! With our yellow and black Waco Bi-Plane, we are the only company in East Africa to offer classic bi-plane scenic flights. Wrapped up warmly in a sheepskin jacket, scarf around your neck, and a sparkle in your eye, you will be ready to jump into a nostalgic flying adventure that can only really be lived once – in this time and place! For 30 minutes of your life the roar of the radial engine, the wind on your face, and the elephant, giraffe, buffalo and antelope below you will leave you thinking that you have stepped back in time to 1930’s East Africa.

30 min | $720 | 2 pax max

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