FLY LEWA

flying the wilds.

Air Wilderness is owned and managed by Lewa Wilderness, one of Kenya’s original Safari Lodges. Flying has always been a part of Lewa Wilderness, from the inception of the lodge in 1972 we have been flying around northern and central Kenya and have exceptional knowledge of the landscape, the wildlife, and the bush airstrips that are scattered across this beautiful country. From our private lodge airstrip, we offer some of the most unique and authentic flying experiences in Kenya!

fly kenya private scenic flights lewa
fly kenya private scenic flights lewa

charter flights.

We offer charter flights to any part of Kenya you wish to travel to. We are able to provide you with the most ideal aircraft for the size of your family or group of friends. Our aircrafts are all “Bush Planes” and are able to get into and out of rough unpaved airstrips giving you access to the most remote and untouched parts of the country.

 

We offer charter flights in our Cessna 206 (max 5 passengers) and on request we can arrange a Cessna Caravan (max 11 passengers) through our trusted local partners.

 

Our charter flights are completely private giving you the quickest access from any of Kenya’s main entry points direct to the lodge or camp that you have booked. We have handling teams at all airports who are on standby to ensure you are quickly and easily whisked through airport formalities so that you can enjoy the time you have in Kenya!

SOME OF THE DESTINATIONS WE FLY TO – 

scenic flights.

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

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!

1 hour | $700 | 4 pax max

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 Cessna 206 bush plane to fly back to Lewa Wilderness arriving at approximately 11:00.

4 hours | $900 | 4 pax max

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

*all costs are per flight and based on flights from the Lewa Wilderness Airstrip.
Please contact us on [email protected] to get a quote for a Waco Bi-Plane flight or Scenic flight from other lodges in Laikipia area.

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FOR ENQUIRIES, RATES AND BOOKINGS – EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE: +254 (0)796 035 177