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Moon-like Magadi
Enjoying an amazing birds-eye view of this strikingly beautiful landscape! There is something mysterious and magical about Lake Magadi. Rarely visited because of its remoteness, Lake Magadi is Kenya’s most southerly of the Rift Valley lakes. The shallow waters are almost entirely covered by a thick encrustation of soda that supports thousands of lesser flamingo, and gives the landscape a strange moon-like feel. This is one of the hottest and most hostile places in Kenya, Lake Magadi is also Africa’s largest source of soda ash, an industry that is...

New medical equipment for our community
Nanyuki Cottage Hospital has been donated two ultrasound machines, and for the first time ever, will be able to carry out ultrasound services to its patients. Above:  Jamie (Tropic Air MD), and Dr Finn Mathiesen in the pre-natal care at Nanyuki Cottage Hospital. The machines have been donated and installed by Danish Dr Finn Mathiesen and for the next 3 days he has dedicated his time and expertise to train the Doctors, nurses and midwives at Cottage Hospital. Two ultrasound machines at the beginning of their journey in Denmark (left), and arriving at Nanyuki...

Northern Ethiopia by helicopter!
4 day helicopter safari in Northern Ethiopia – exploring the amazing regions of Tigray, Afar & Amhara DAY 1 – Tigray, explore the rock-hewn churches. DAY 2 – Simien Mountains & Tekeze river. DAY 3 – Danakil Depression & Irta Ale (cover photo). DAY 4 – Visit to Aksum, to see the Stellae monuments. Contact: for more...

Human-Elephant conflict in Kenya’s Laikipia region
Elephants in the Mutara ranch dam West Laikipia, Sept 2015 This is the reality of #human-elephant conflict in some parts of #Laikipia – where people live along side these animals, and space for both species has become a serious issue. After a night of crop raiding, 7 #elephants were accosted by angry crowds and sought refuge in the center of Mutara dam. Hours later, unable to escape and exhausted, KWS, 51 Degrees and Space for Giants worked tirelessly to break up the mob. Tropic Air was called in with the #helicopter to help...

400kgs of building materials long lined onto the peaks of Mount Kenya
Long-lining 400kgs of building materials onto the peaks of Mount Kenya to rebuild Kami Hut -located at 14,560 feet on the northern face of Batian peak.  To carry this task out, at such an altitude, is nothing short of challenging, and requires exceptional piloting skill and deep knowledge of the mountain climate and terrain. Kami hut was the spot where a Bell 47 attempted to land in 1970 to carry out a rescue mission, and crashed killing the pilot.  The aircraft remains still lie scattered here. To capture this story, the...

Ethiopia – Amazing Oct, Nov & Dec Heli safari offer!
Ethiopia has been named as the ‘World’s BEST Tourism Destination 2015’  by the European Council on Tourism & Trade. This October, November & December, Tropic Air has exceptional rates on our Ethiopia helicopter safaris.  We will be basing a chopper in Addis Ababa, saving location costs of up to $24,000 on each safari. For nearly 10 years, Tropic Air has been exploring Ethiopia by air.  It is a country of outstanding natural beauty, historic treasures, geographic wonders, and colourful life.  Truely one of Africa’s most exciting places, yet almost completely...

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Featured Photo Anti-poaching Training, June 2015 ©PeteNewland
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Welcome to Tropic Air

Tropic Air is a leading air charter company, with 20 years of flying experience, operating throughout East Africa. With both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, Tropic Air specialises in air charters and flying safaris. Providing support for filming and aerial photography, geo survey, and search and rescue, are also key areas of operation.

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