Alan Root is a legendary wildlife documentary film maker and Academy award nominee. You can join him on an exclusive journey through East Africa. Travelling for 14 days exclusively by helicopter, our partner Brown + Hudson will show you some of the most untouched, wildest and iconic sights in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
You will see incredible landscapes including colourful lakes, active volcanoes, Africa’s highest mountains and largest glaciers, blistering deserts and dripping jungles. Encounter tribal cultures virtually untouched by civilization and meet the world famous scientists who study them.
Best of all, Alan will not only be your personal expert guide, but also shoot and produce a bespoke documentary of your journey.
Trip around islands
Lake Baringo is certainly one of the top attractions of your safari. The beauty of the lake and its surroundings is legendary: spectacular sunsets, a dazzling array of colourful birdlife, Njemps fishermen continuing traditions little changed for 100s of years as they paddle their reed boats across the lake. Take a trip around the lake’s islands, home to a multitude of birds, lizards, hippos and crocodiles.
In the evening take a majestical sunset flight over Lake Bogoria and marvel at the thousands of pink flamingos lining the shore.
You will journey north into Kenya’s last great frontier at Lake Turkana where lush tropical forests crown remote mountain ranges amid vast, ever changing arid lowlands and deserts. Colourful tribesmen, maintaining traditions of antiquity, are the only human inhabitants of this unique and wild landscape. Animals adapted to desert living abound with Grants Gazelles, Kudu, Gerenuk, Oryx and the rare Golden Jackal among them.
Your helicopter gives you unique access to this strikingly beautiful part of Kenya – a region far off the beaten track defined by inaccessible ravines, spectacular rock formations, volcanic craters and saline water pools heaving with crocodiles and water birds.
You will stay in the charming and romantic Desert Rose, nestled into the slopes of Mt. Nyiru.
Wildlife of Kidepo
From Kenya, you cross the border into Uganda. Uganda has it all: remote tribal cultures, incredibly friendly locals, wide open plains teeming with game, dense and impentrable jungles, tall mountains crowned by glaciers and some of the rarest primates on earth. Kidepo Valley National Park in the very north of the country is certainly a must.
Wildlife in Kidepo is abundant. Lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, zebra, possibly Africa’s largest herds of buffalo, hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog… the list is endless.
Much of it can be seen from the privacy of your veranda or your outdoor bathtub.
Better, however, is to see it up close and personal, on a walking safari. This is a must do experience that Alan will capture on film, documenting your courage and bravery for posterity.
Tanzania, the ultimate safari country, is also on the programme, flying along the shores of Lake Victoria into the vast wilderness of the Serengeti. This phenomenal National Park was created to preserve the path of the world’s largest migration circuit, and covers nearly 15,000 square kilometres.
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai name meaning ‘endless plains’. Viewed from the Eurocopter, you will see why: the rolling distances of short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing...
Some practical details
- Seasonality: Best in January and February, June, or September.
- Length of journey: 2 weeks
- Lead time from initial enquiry: 6-8 weeks
- Size of group: 2-6 travellers