Continuing with our goal of finding new and exciting places to fly, we recently added Kenya – specifically the Eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley – to our growing portfolio of flying destinations.
The take off and top landing area is in the grounds of the Kerio View (where we’re staying). Top landing is very straight forward although there is a plateau 350 m below or the valley floor, 1200m below, both offering easy options.
The flying will be thermic and conditions tend to be very consistant. Cross countries are possible although making your way back after landing could be an adventure! Experienced pilots have taken thermals to over 5000m in this area however conditions are generally quite easy so this trip is also suitable for the less experienced.
We stay at the Kerio View – a hotel, resturant and bar with a number of cottages for rent. Kerio View is situated on the edge of the rift and is 2360m above sea level so nights can sometimes be a little chilly. All rooms are shared (2 per room) although private rooms are avaliable for a surcharge. Our breakfast will be provided each morning and dinner each evening except two, when we will eat out.
Upon arrival, we pick you up from JK international airport, Nairobi. We have 2 x 10-seat mini buses – one to transport us and one for our bags. The journey is about 380km on good paved roads and the scenery is stunning. It takes about 6 hours (including a 30 minute stop in Nakuru, which is about half way) and we have dinner waiting for us on arrival.
Typically £1650.00 inc for thirteen nights accomodation, breakfast, dinner on 11 nights and transfers to and from Nairobi