Fly-in safaris are becoming increasingly popular as they allow you to reach some of the most remote parts of Kenya. This type of safari gives you the freedom to take your time and truly immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, as opposed to jumping from one game reserve to another on conventional road safaris. As well as being an enjoyable experience, fly-in safaris are most popular with tourists who have only a few days to spend in Kenya.
With that being said, here are five of the best places to enjoy fly-in safaris in Kenya:
1.Masai Mara National Reserve
While there are several ways to get to the Masai Mara, we strongly recommend flying in. Flying from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and landing on one of the reserve’s numerous airstrips is the best way to travel to the Masai Mara. Upon landing, you have the opportunity to explore this incredible reserve in a shared vehicle or on foot under the supervision of your expert guide.
🛬 Airstrips: Keekorok Airstrip, Serena Airstrip, Musiara Airstrip, Kichwa Tembo Airstrip, Siana Conservancy, Ol Kiombo Airstrip, Ngerende Airstrip, Olare Orok, Mara North Airstrip, Angama Airstrip, and Olseki Airstrip.
2. Amboseli National Park.
Amboseli National Park is another popular fly-in safari destination in Kenya. When you arrive at the park’s airstrip, your driver will meet you and give you an informative briefing on what to expect in the area. Following that, you’ll go on a game drive, where you’re likely to see elephant herds grazing on the lush grasslands and giraffes as graceful as ever.
🛬 Airstrips: Amboseli Airstrip.
3. Samburu National Reserve.
The third on the list is the Samburu National Reserve. This reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and leopards. Furthermore, the landscape is breathtaking, with its red sand dunes and acacia trees. It’s also a great place to visit if you want to learn about the local culture, as there are many Samburu villages within the reserve.
🛬 Airstrips: Buffalo Springs Airstrip, Kalama Airstrip, Sasaab Airstrip, and Samburu Oryx Airstrip.
4. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Lewa, located on the slopes of Mount Kenya, is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including both black and white rhinos. It is also simple to reach, as it is only a short flight from Nairobi. You can also be confident that your visit will benefit both the local community and the environment because it is a conservancy. In addition to visiting the conservancy, visitors can take day trips to other regions such as Laikipia or Samburu.
🛬 Airstrips: Lewa Downs Airstrip.
5. Meru National Park.
Meru National Park is the final destination on our list of Kenya Fly-In Safari. This park has an interesting history; it was once home to renowned conservationists George and Joy Adamson, and several airstrips are nearby for easy access to the park. It is covered in dense forests, plains, waterfalls, valleys, and rivers.
🛬 Airstrips: Mughwango Hill Airstrip, Mulika Lodge airstrip and Kina Airstrip
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