Mtito Andei, Kenya
Mtito Andei, Kenya
Fly high above wild animals, stunning terrain, massive land art, and traditional Maasai pastoralists in Southern Kenya.
There are countless places to explore at the base of the Chyulu Hills, not far from Mount Kilimanjaro. You may spot zebras, giraffes, or elephants as they migrate through this wildlife corridor, or catch a glimpse of Maasai people grazing their livestock or herding them into enclosures called bomas. Fly over a watering hole, a cinder cone, lava fields, or visit an impressive stone geoglyph art installation, Rhythms of Life by Andrew Rogers.
Private guided flight: $95
Things to know
This part of Kenya is currently experiencing a years-long drought that has resulted in wildlife and livestock competing for scarce food and water. Animal sightings are not guaranteed, but you’ll be able to use the drone’s thermal camera to increase your chances of finding them.
- Jun–Sep: The dry winter season has sunny days with little to no rain.
- Oct–Dec: Beginning in late October, short rains usually transform the landscape from brown to green.
- Jan–Feb: Hot and dry period provides a break between the short and long rains.
- Mar–May: Long rains come in bursts, peaking in April.
The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities. The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa’s grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The Trust funds and operates a range of programs aimed at protecting wilderness and wildlife.
Meet your guide
David is the Conservation Manager for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust and the Chyulu Hills REDD+ Carbon Project. He grew up in Nairobi and started to develop a passion for conservation at university, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Management. He enjoys birdwatching, football (soccer), and interacting with people from all over the world as a NatureEye guide.