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Fly-in Safari in Kenya

Want to add even more adventure to your African safari? And perhaps a dash of glamour? And increase more game viewing time to your Kenya holiday?

Of course, you do!

Flight safaris are the special ingredient that make Kenya safaris truly magical. Take one of our specially designed Flight Safaris from Nairobi or your favorite Kenya Coast Beach destination and explore Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu & Lawa Conservancy.

Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti National Park Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya - Africa Kenya Safaris

Your East Africa Fly In Safari

We’ll pick you up from your hotel or another place of your choosing and bring you to the local airport in Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani Beach, or Malindi/Watamu. Your airfare is already covered in your safari package and we’ll make sure you are comfortably seated on board your air safari plane, so there’s nothing to think about except your adventure ahead.

You’ll lift off in time to see the morning sun lighting up Kenya’s plains, forests, and savannahs. Take a look out to the horizon and you’ll spot a snow-capped crown, peeking above the clouds – that’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

It’s just the first of many wonders you’ll get to appreciate on this magical flying safari.

How To Pack The Most Into Your African Safari Flights

Flying into the parks saves you hours of time on the road… and that gives you more game viewing time in the parks. When all those ‘road warriors’ are coming upon their 6th hour traveling down the highway, you’ve already enjoyed several game drives and perhaps a sundowner (cocktail) or two.

Africa Kenya Safaris has created these special fly-in safaris for those who truly value this special moment and are looking to enjoy peak experiences.

Essential rucksack and binoculars you will need for an African safari
Two adult elephants with tusks in grassland at Amboseli National Park Kenya

Final Approach: Your Airstrip for Fly in Safaris

With a rush of excitement, you spot the airstrip ahead cut into the surrounding fields. Your plane lightly touches down and rolls to an easy stop. There your driver/guide will greet you, get your bags, and usher you to a private 4 x 4, open-sided, open-topped Land Cruiser Jeep.

Want to stop at your safari lodge or tented camp to freshen up… or head right to the nearby wildlife park and start adventuring?  The choice is always yours.

So whether you wish to begin your air safari from the capital city of Nairobi, the coastal city of Mombasa, or the beach resort towns of Diani, or Malindi/Watamu, a fly-in safari is the perfect start for your many adventures that are about to begin.

Please check out our special listings below for the ideal flight package to create your dream safari.  

Kenya Flying Safari Packages

2 , 3 & 4 Days Kenya Fly-In / Air safaris from Nairobi to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu & Lewa

Nairobi is the international portal of entry for most safari-goers. From here one can journey out to any of our beautiful wildlife parks by road and air. We offer an exciting variety of flight safaris departing from nearby Wilson Airport. It’s a quick trip from your hotel and a hub for many air safaris to the wildlife parks. Most flights are two hours or less to your safari destination. 

Want to stop at your safari lodge or tented camp to freshen up… or head right to the nearby wildlife park and start adventuring?  The choice is always yours.

So whether you wish to begin your air safari from the capital city of Nairobi, the coastal city of Mombasa, or the beach resort towns of Diani, or Malindi/Watamu, a fly-in safari is the perfect start for your many adventures that are about to begin.

2, 3 & 4-day Kenya flight safaris from your Kenya Beach Resorts of Diani, Mombasa, Malindi & Watamu

If you’ve discovered the Kenya beach, then you’re one of the lucky ones. This slice of coastal heaven was voted three times Africa’s best beach destination. But you’re in safari-land, so take a break from the beach and discover Kenya’s premier parks. We’ll whisk you to Diani, Mombasa or Malindi Airport and get you to the park of your choice before lunch!

Safari jeep interior with open top

Questions About Our Tours?

Kenya Fly In Safari Facts & FAQs

Welcome to our FAQ section all about Kenya fly-in safaris! We understand that planning an unforgettable safari experience can come with a lot of questions, and we’re here to provide you with the answers you need. In this section, we aim to address some of the most common inquiries we receive from our valued guests, ensuring that you have all the information necessary to make the most of your fly-in safari adventure.

A Kenya fly-in safari offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness a diverse array of wildlife in some of the most renowned national parks and reserves. From the vast plains of the Masai Mara to the majestic landscapes of Amboseli, Samburu, and Lewa, each destination unveils its own unique set of animal encounters. Here are just a few of the remarkable animals you can expect to see on a Kenya fly-in safari:

  • Masai Mara: The Masai Mara is world-famous for its exceptional wildlife sightings, particularly during the Great Wildebeest Migration. Here, you can witness massive herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles as they navigate treacherous river crossings. The Mara is also home to an abundance of predators, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, making for thrilling wildlife encounters.
  • Amboseli: Amboseli National Park offers awe-inspiring views of Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, creating a striking setting for wildlife observation. It is renowned for its large elephant herds, providing an opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures up close. Giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and various antelope species also roam the park’s picturesque savannah.
  • Samburu: Samburu National Reserve showcases a unique blend of arid landscapes and abundant wildlife. Here, you can encounter the “Samburu Special Five,” which includes the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, and the gerenuk. Alongside these special species, you’ll have the chance to spot elephants, lions, leopards, and a rich variety of birdlife.
  • Lewa: The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy offers an intimate safari experience in a stunning wilderness setting. This conservancy is known for its successful rhino conservation efforts, making it an excellent destination to spot both black and white rhinos. Lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and an array of bird species also thrive in this remarkable conservation area.


Embarking on a fly-in safari in Kenya allows you to immerse yourself in these diverse ecosystems, where extraordinary wildlife encounters await at every turn. The expert guides and naturalists of Africa Kenya Safaris ensure an enriching experience, sharing their knowledge and passion for conservation while ensuring your safety and comfort.

At Africa Kenya Safaris, our African safari packages are designed to provide you with a seamless and hassle-free experience. While our packages include flights to safari parks within Kenya, it’s important to note that international flights to Kenya are not included. We believe in offering flexibility to our clients, allowing you to choose your preferred international airline and departure location.

Convenient domestic flights to Kenyan safari parks are included

When you book a fly in safari package with us, you can expect the convenience of domestic flights within Kenya to reach the various safari parks. These flights are carefully arranged to optimize your time and ensure smooth transitions between destinations. Whether you’re visiting the iconic Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, or any other remarkable wildlife reserve, our packages include the necessary domestic flights to get you there.

By offering flights to safari parks within Kenya as part of our packages, we aim to provide you with a seamless journey from the moment you arrive in Kenya until the end of your safari adventure. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, encounter magnificent wildlife, and create memories that will last a lifetime with Africa Kenya Safaris.

Embarking on a Kenya flying safari opens up a world of breathtaking natural landmarks and iconic destinations that showcase the country’s diverse beauty. From the vast plains of the Masai Mara to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, here are some remarkable landmarks you can experience on your flying safari:

  • Masai Mara: The Masai Mara is undoubtedly one of Kenya’s most famous landmarks. Its expansive savannahs are dotted with acacia trees and meandering rivers, providing the perfect backdrop for spectacular wildlife encounters. Witness the awe-inspiring Great Wildebeest Migration as millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the Mara River, creating a true spectacle of nature.
  • Morning Sun over Kenya: Experience the magic of Kenya’s natural wonders from on-high during your flight, as the golden rays of the morning sun bathe the landscape below in a warm, enchanting glow. From the vast savannahs to the rugged mountains, the early hours of the day unveil a captivating spectacle that will leave you in awe.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro: Although technically located in neighbouring Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is an iconic landmark that can be seen from certain vantage points in Amboseli National Park. This majestic mountain is Africa’s highest peak, its snow-capped summit rising dramatically above the savannah. The sight of elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro is truly awe-inspiring.

A Kenya flying safari allows you to witness these remarkable landmarks from a unique perspective, offering panoramic views and the opportunity to explore multiple destinations efficiently. Africa Kenya Safaris can tailor your itinerary to include these iconic landmarks and more, ensuring an unforgettable journey that captures the essence of Kenya’s natural wonders.

During your fly-in safari in Kenya, you can enjoy a range of exceptional accommodation options that blend comfort, luxury, and the beauty of the natural surroundings. Africa Kenya Safaris offers a selection of handpicked lodges and camps strategically located in various national parks and reserves to provide you with an unforgettable safari experience. Here are a few remarkable places to stay:

  • Masai Mara: Immerse yourself in the heart of the Masai Mara at one of the luxury tented camps or lodges. Experience the thrill of being surrounded by abundant wildlife while enjoying the comfort of spacious, well-appointed accommodations. From intimate tented camps offering an authentic safari atmosphere to lavish lodges with top-notch amenities, there are options to suit different preferences.
  • Amboseli: Discover the allure of Amboseli National Park by staying at one of the lodges or camps that offer breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Picture waking up to the sight of Africa’s highest peak from the comfort of your room or private veranda. Enjoy personalized service, delectable cuisine, and close proximity to the park’s wildlife-rich areas.
  • Samburu: In the rugged landscape of Samburu, you can find exclusive lodges and camps that provide a seamless blend of luxury and wilderness. Wake up to stunning vistas and embark on thrilling game drives to spot the unique wildlife that inhabits these regions. Indulge in the charm of intimate accommodations, fine dining, and personalized attention.

Each accommodation option offered by Africa Kenya Safaris is carefully selected to enhance your safari experience. Whether you prefer tented camps that offer an authentic “under the canvas” experience or luxurious lodges that provide all the comforts of a five-star hotel, there is something for every discerning traveller. Our knowledgeable team can help you choose the perfect accommodation to suit your preferences and ensure a memorable stay during your fly-in safari.

The duration of flights for Kenya fly-in safaris varies depending on the specific destinations and distances covered. Africa Kenya Safaris offers convenient and efficient domestic flights that efficiently connect you to your desired safari locations. Here is a general overview of the flight durations for popular fly-in safari destinations:

  • Masai Mara: The flight from Nairobi to the Masai Mara typically takes 2 hours. During this short flight, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy stunning aerial views of the Kenyan landscapes below, and once you touch down your guide will take you to explore this iconic safari park.
  • Amboseli: Flights from Nairobi to Amboseli usually have a duration of 40 minutes. As you soar above the picturesque scenery, keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of wildlife and the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
  • Samburu: The flight from Nairobi to Samburu takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. This scenic journey allows you to witness the diverse landscapes of Kenya, from open plains to riverine forests, before landing in the captivating Samburu region.

These flight durations are approximate and subject to change based on factors such as weather conditions and aircraft availability. Africa Kenya Safaris ensures that your fly-in safari experience is seamless, allowing you to maximize your time exploring the national parks and reserves without spending excessive hours on road transfers.

When preparing for a Kenya fly-in safari, it’s essential to pack wisely to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here’s a list of essential items to consider when packing for your fly-in safari:

  1. Comfortable Clothing: Pack lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm weather. Opt for neutral colours that blend with the natural surroundings and avoid bright or dark colours that may attract insects. Don’t forget to include a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
  2. Sturdy Walking Shoes: A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential for game drives and nature walks. Choose closed-toe shoes that offer support and protection, as you may encounter uneven terrain during your safari adventures.
  3. Sun Protection: Kenya’s sun can be intense, so pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with a high SPF. Protecting yourself from the sun’s rays is crucial, especially during game drives or outdoor activities.
  4. Insect Repellent: Mosquitoes and other insects are common in some safari destinations, so pack a reliable insect repellent containing DEET. It’s also a good idea to bring a mosquito net for added protection, especially if you’re staying in tented camps.
  5. Camera and Binoculars: Capture the incredible wildlife moments and breathtaking landscapes by bringing a camera with extra batteries and memory cards. Binoculars are also handy for observing wildlife from a distance and enhancing your safari experience.
  6. Reusable Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout your safari. It’s important to drink plenty of water, especially in the African heat.

Africa Kenya Safaris recommends packing light and focusing on essentials. Remember to check with us, your specific safari operator, for any additional packing recommendations based on the time of year and your chosen destinations.

When embarking on a Kenya fly-in safari, it’s important to dress appropriately to ensure comfort and practicality during your adventure. Here are some clothing suggestions to consider for your safari wardrobe:

  1. Lightweight and Neutral-Coloured Clothing: Opt for lightweight and breathable clothing made from natural fabrics such as cotton or linen. Neutral colours like khaki, beige, or earth tones blend well with the natural environment and help you blend in with the surroundings. Avoid bright colours or patterns that may distract or alarm wildlife.
  2. Long-Sleeved Shirts and Trousers: Long-sleeved shirts and trousers provide protection against the sun, insects, and cooler evenings. They also offer an extra layer of defense against scratches or abrasions from vegetation or branches during bush walks.
  3. Safari Hat: A wide-brimmed hat is essential to shield your face, neck, and ears from the sun’s rays. Look for a hat with a chin strap to keep it secure in case of gusty winds during game drives or walks.
  4. Closed-Toe Shoes or Boots: Opt for comfortable closed-toe shoes or lightweight hiking boots for your safari activities. Choose footwear with good traction and ankle support to navigate uneven terrain and protect your feet from thorns or sharp objects.
  5. Layers and Warm Clothing: Evenings and early mornings in some safari destinations can be cooler, so it’s advisable to pack a light sweater or jacket. Layering allows you to adjust your clothing according to temperature changes throughout the day.
  6. Swimwear: If your fly-in safari includes a visit to a lodge or camp with a pool or nearby water bodies, don’t forget to pack your swimwear for a refreshing dip.

Remember, the key is to dress comfortably and practically while respecting the natural environment. Avoid excessive jewellery or accessories that may get in the way during activities. It’s also a good idea to check with us, your safari operator, for any specific dress code recommendations based on the time of year and destinations you’ll be visiting.

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