Bespoke scenic flights up the North.

When you think of the Kenyan Northern frontier, what comes to mind? The North is in many ways the last great frontier, however not so many people have been able to visit or know about this.

Here at Desert Rose lodges & Safaris, we offer infinite ways to explore the vast wilderness of this great frontier by – scenic air safaris. So, if you are an avid traveler, one for taking to the skies, we will highlight for you some of the places that are packed full of new experiences that you should add to you ‘travel by air bucket list’.

You might have travelled far and beyond but yet can’t have seen everything there is to see. Here are some of the best scenic flights we offer to the great north.

1. Revel in the beauty of Suguta Valley

This is one of the most striking and unimaginably one of the hottest and driest places in equatorial Africa, located south of Lake Turkana and also known as the Suguta Mud Flats.It is inaccessible by road but accessible by air, and gives one of the most beautiful and unforgettable yet breathtaking desert sceneries. It’s one of the best photographers’ haven.
“It is only when you are flying above that you realize how incredible the earth is” — Philippe Perrin

2. The emerald in the dust – Lake Logipi

Soak in the beauty of the saline alkaline lake which is home to thousands of flocks of flamingoes that paint one of the most amazing patterns on the water surface.
“Its impossible to explain creativity, it’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do” — Eric Jerome Dickey.

3. The geological wonder – Nabiyotum Crater

A geological marvel of Lake Turkana believed to be a caldera/remnant of a collapsed volcano. The crater is found in the middle of Lake Turkana. Without any doubt, it is an impressive landform.
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” — Leonardo da Vinci

4. The awe- inspiring Lake Turkana

This is the largest permanent desert Lake in the world, formerly known as the Rudolf, was and is still known for its breath-taking greenish blue (turquoise colour) — the jade sea.

A gleaming surface of the lake stretching far beyond the reach of the eyesight, the deep blue, beautifully framed, suspended between the sky and the earth” — Ludwig von Hohnel

5. Central Island

Also known as the Crocodile Island, it is located in the middle of the Lake Turkana.
It is made up of three active volcanoes of which are filled by small lakes: Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake and Tilapia Lake, provide breeding grounds for the world’s largest concentration of Nile crocodiles.

6. The stunning Ndoto mountain ranges.

This surreal landscape has been kept a secret from the traveling world by its remote location. These range of block mountains spring from the plains of northern Kenya on the Marsabit and Samburu border. Get the chance to explore and revel in the magnificent rusty bluffs and ridges of the Ndoto mountains. The panorama of the rugged peaks and valleys create stunning vistas of the mountains, the views are simply extraordinary!

If you have any questions or clarifications about the scenic safaris in the Kenyan North, kindly get in touch with us.