KENYA’S MASAI MARA
Starts and ends:Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Visiting: Mara North Conservancy | The Mara National Reserve
An 8 Day / 7 night flying safari to Kenya’s Mara North Conservancy and the Mara National Reserve. The best of the Mara and back to the roots of what safari is all about.
The rich, verdant abundance of the Masai Mara has a ‘Garden of Eden’ quality to it, and we’d like to offer you the chance to experience its more intimate side. Cosy camps, snug on the sinuous curves of the Mara River, offer the perfect base to explore with your own exclusive safari vehicle and guide. Set out on foot and spend the night in a tree, and let our local Masai guides unveil the mysteries of the landscapes through their eyes to reveal the wealth that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
Jan 1 – June 30, 2020
- Double (pp) $6640
- Single $7075
July 1 – December 14, 2020
- Double (pp) $8305
- Single $8840
Discounts available for children 5 – 15 years old. Request a detailed quote. Please ask for a quotation for single and triple occupancy combinations.
- Stunning Scenery
- The best of the Masai Mara
- Private safari vehicle, game spotter and driver guide
- Small classic safari camps
- Right on the Mara River all nights
- Guided walks and optional catch and release fishing
- All Inclusive on safari
- Quality camps with a touch of luxury
- Excellent wildlife viewing
- Big 5
- 4×4 day and night game drives
- Dining under the stars
- Predator country
- Flying Safari
Days 1,2,3 – Ngare Serian, Mara North Conservancy
On arrival in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) you will be met for the transfer to Nairobi´s Wilson Domestic airport. A mere 45-minute flight from Nairobi will find you in the midst of the Masai Mara, one of the most wildlife-rich zones in the world. ‘Mara’ in the language of the Masai means ‘spotted’ or ‘dotted’, and indeed, the landscape is littered with game. The perfect place to start, Ngare Serian is an intimate little camp: set along the banks of the Mara River, the sounds of rushing water are punctuated by languorous laughing hippo and animals visiting to drink. Early-morning explorations, picnic lunches under trees, sundowners and bush dinners – with exclusive use of vehicle, the game drive possibilities are endless and your schedule all comes down to what you happen to feel like on the day.
Day 4 – The Nest at Serian, Mara North Conservancy
Set in its own conservation area that no one has access to, we have built a little tree house above a lively salt lick on the Mara River. A fantastic position to perch and watch the world go by, by night nothing but branches between you and the stars. Walking this wild space, you will feel the opening of your senses, sharpening in response to the immediacy of the wilderness: vision, sound, smell all respond to the challenge of perceiving and reading the primordial signals of the bush. Your local Masai guides will teach you to see the landscape through their eyes, and immeasurably enhance the richness of the way you experience it. Enjoy the active participation of engaging with your surrounds, and cultivate a fuller appreciation of the myriad intricacies that make up the magic of the bush.
Days 5,6,7 – Serian Nkorombo, Masai Mara National Reserve
Heading southwards across Rhino Ridge and past Paradise Plains, you will reach Nkorombo – a cosy little mobile camp, nestled in an olive grove on the Mara riverbanks. Nkorombo is right next to a lively salt lick, and sightings often feature black rhino, as well as lion and leopard on the lookout for a kill. There is an abundance of prey in this area, and it’s the perfect spot for spectacular game viewing – and from June to November, is a front-row seat for watching the wildebeest and zebra as they make their crossings of the Mara river just a few meters away.
Day 8 – Head for Home – Nairobi
Take a slow drive to the airstrip and keep your eyes peeled for one last lion sighting before boarding the flight home. Flight to Wilson airport where you will be met for the transfer across town to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for your journey home. Optionally, extend your safari to the Kenya coast, Tanzania or add an overnight night in Nairobi.
END OF SAFARI
3 nights – Ngare Serian
1 night – The Nest
3 nights – Serian Nkorombo