The art of the flying safari
Recently, Anna Tzrebinski featured in Travel & Leisure, with her top tips on how best to prepare for safari - naturally, she was pictured leaning against the ultra stylish Tropic Air chopper, which is the vehicle of choice for many who visit Lemarti's Camp, and other destinations in Northern Kenya by air. Anna is known for her style - cross cultural bohemian - but packing light for Anna doesn't mean she leaves her favourite pieces behind.
Much of travelling around East Africa on Safari involves small planes, and bush airstrips. I believe a private charter safari flight is so much more than a simple transfer from A to B. It's about the experience, and there is nothing more enriching than an hour or two in a small plane with some of Africa's most experienced pilots, who will also act as your private guide during that time. Bush pilots are not only highly knowledgeable about the skies, but more often than not - particularly on private flights - they are flexible, friendly, charming (sometimes good looking, as well!), and are full of knowledge about the landscapes and wildlife you will be flying over.
Further south, in the world renowned Masai Mara, Richard Roberts and Liz Fusco are at the beginning of a very busy season for Richard's Camp - guests coming from all over the world to Kenya, will all be wanting to visit the Mara to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the Great Wildebeest Migration. At Richard's Camp, we advise a few days of game drives on the ground, but something that should not be missed is the opportunity to soar in the air with Richard in his small plane, seeing the earth from the air!
Richard grew up in the Mara, barefoot with the Maasai peoples, and free to run wild in this great expanse. His knowledge of the seasons, the wildlife, the flora and the peoples is unmatched.
An hour's scenic flight with Richard is the ultimate luxury - the flight takes off from camp, circles and flies south to view the millions of wildebeest who are moving north. You might be lucky and see a river crossing before the flight heads on up to the Soit Oloolol escarpment where Richard lands his aircraft and shows you to the most magical spot in the Mara: the views, oh the views of the Mara - 'this is Africa', you think to yourself. And then Richard hands you a glass of sparkling wine, and you think 'now, this is Africa in style'.
And then you'll fly back down to camp, an exhilirating descent from the escarpment back to the open plans of the savannah.
A scenic flight with Richard Roberts is most definitely the ultimate exclusive air experience in the Masai Mara - book now, honeymooners and couples, this is a definite must!
Contact SCC Kenya for more information - email@example.com.