Leaving your camp in the Sera, your series of helicopter adventures begins. Soar through the diverse landscapes of the Suguta Valley, traversing the myriad of landscapes and cultures that inhabit this fascinating part of the world.
This morning, you’ll have several touchdowns including the Silali Crater, the Painted Valley (marvel at the layers of red and orange rock features that have been eroded and cut through over time), and the picturesque Hoodoe Valley that’s characterised by dramatic rock formations protruding several hundred feet from the valley floor.
Your next base is Koros Camp, nestled among trees and semi-arid scrubland at the northern end of the South Horr valley. Arrive for a late lunch and settle into your safari-style tent. Then, it’s back in the heli as you head out to explore the sprawling Suguta sand dunes. A seriously spectacular feat of nature and constantly changing with the winds, you’ll watch as the sun gently sets towards the horizon and casts beautiful shadows and colours over the dunes.
Leaving Koros Camp early, board your helicopter once again as you fly along the isolated eastern shores of Lake Turkana to meet members of the Turkana tribe – Kenya’s second largest pastoralist community whose life in this desolate region keeping their way of life true to their traditions.
From here, fly on to ‘Koobi Fora’ in Sibiloi National Park to discover some of the famous fossil sites that have been unearthed by the Leakey Foundation, including some of the oldest known fossil remains of Homo habilis.
Following a picnic lunch in the Sibiloi, your final flight of the day will take you into the depths of the Chalbi Desert where your secluded, private fly camp has been set up for you, located in a beautifully remote setting where you’ll be able to stargaze in the evenings and watch vibrant colours paint the sky at sunrise.
To immerse yourself further in the fascinating culture and tradition of the region, you will venture into the Huri Hills to meet members of the Rendille tribe – semi-nomadic camel herders who have lived in these deserts for generations. Their way of life revolves around the seasons as they travel en masse with their livestock, following the rain in search of new pasture and water.
Then, fly on to Afgaba, a small mountain sacred to the Gabbra people where hundreds of millennia-old rock engravings cover the terrain.