NAIROBI, MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY AND NORTHERN SERENGETI
Starts and ends: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Visiting: Nairobi | Mara North Conservancy | Northern Serengeti
An 12 Day / 11 night flying safari to Nairobi, Kenya’s Mara North Conservancy and Southern Serengeti in Tanzania.
Elephants are among the most intelligent of the creatures with whom we share the planet, with complex consciousnesses that are capable of strong emotions. Across Africa they have inspired respect from the people that share the landscape with them, giving them a strong cultural significance. As icons of the continent elephants are tourism magnets, attracting funding that helps protect wilderness areas. They are also keystone species, playing an important role in maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems in which they live.
Protecting rhino and elephant requires large numbers of highly trained and dedicated rangers to protect wildlife against this onslaught. To do this the equipment, training and resources provided to them is paramount, not only to their own safety and their ability to protect wildlife, but also towards the self-worth and loyalty they feel towards the difficult task they are faced with.
Jun 15 – 3 / Oct 1 -14 Nov, 2020 (Standard)
- Double (pp) $11375
- Single $12160
Jul 1 – Sep 30, 2020 (Peak)
- Double (pp) $12425
- Single $13360
Optionally cut the 1st night in Nairobi from the itinerary to reduce the cost.
Discounts available for children 5 – 15 years old. Request a detailed quote. Please ask for a quotation for single and triple occupancy combinations.
- All logistics starting and ending at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
- All light-aircraft flights (Nairobi – Mara / Mara – Serengeti / Serengeti – Nairobi)
- Vehicle at your disposal in Nairobi
- All taxes and fees
- Accommodation and all meals
- Private 4×4 with spotter and driver guide
- All House Drinks (alcoholic and non)
- Medivac emergency evacuation service
- Park and camping fees
- Game drives and included activities
- Sundowners, picnics, bush meals
Safari vehicles seat a maximum of 6 people per car, and are photo-modified open vehicles.
- International flights before and after your safari
- Entrance fee to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Kenya and Tanzania visas
- Additional activities (e.g. hot air ballooning in the Mara)
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- Meals and accommodation before and after your safari
- Champagne and Cellar wines
If you have connecting flights and require an overnight or day room in Nairobi or Arusha, we can arrange this at an additional cost.
- Elephants in their natural habitat and related conservation efforts
- The Mara ecosystem and wildebeest migration
- Private safari vehicle, game spotter and driver guide
- Small classic safari camps
- Guided walks in the Serengeti
- All Inclusive on safari
- Genuine safari style
- Excellent wildlife viewing
- Dining under the stars
- Predator country
- Flying Safari
Day 1 – Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi
Arrive into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met for a transfer to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for the night, next to Wilson Domestic Airport. You will have a half day vehicle at yoru disposal and may wish to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Day 2 – Serian The Original, Mara North Conservancy
Fly from Nairobi to Mara North airstrip where you will arrive at our Serian camp situated in the Mara North Conservancy. Mara North Conservancy has a conservation area of 30,000 Ha which accommodates the twelve member camps in a sustainable way that benefits the environment, the wildlife, and the community. The Mara North Conservancy has one of the lowest tourist and vehicle densities in the ecosystem due to managed volume and strict land-use plans. Serian is the first of Alex’s camps, and it is set along the banks of the Mara River, bursting with laughing pods of languorous hippos. ‘Mara’ is the masai word for ‘dotted’ and indeed thus rich zone is littered with wildlife wherever you look – famed for it’s sheer density of game, this is the perfect location to kick off your safari. Explore in one of our vehicles, or take a walk on the wild side and head out on foot – both will bring different levels and layers to your experience….and top it off with a nocturnal adventure: take a bush dinner and red-filter spotlights and discover what the wilderness has to offer by way of nightlife.
Days 3,4,5,6 – Serian The Original, Mara North Conservancy
4 full days in the Mara Area with your own private 4×4, game spotter and driver guide for company. Here you set your own pace to fully enjoy your stay.
Day 7 – Serian Serengeti Lamai, Northern Serengeti
Head South to Tanzania, where you will stay in the Lamai wedge an extension of the greater Mara eco system, home to many elephants. After breakfast, game drive your way back to Mara North airstrip from where you will board your small aircraft for the short flight to Migori airstrip on the Kenya’s side of the border. Clear immigration and transfer by road a short distance to the Tanzanian border to repeat the immigration process. Once done, you will continue your flight to Serengeti Lamai airstrip. Game drive your way to Serian’s Serengeti Lamai camp, your base for the next 5 days. The Lamai wedge is a golden triangle defined by the Kenyan border on top and the Mara River below, and remarkable for the beauty of the landscape as well as for fantastic sightings of predators and black rhino. Our camp is poised for action juts above one of the major wildebeest crossing points, promising action and drama. Away from the river, absorb the mesmerizing savannah, and spend quality time seeking out and hanging with animals.
Days 8,9,10,11 – Serian Serengeti Lamai, Northern Serengeti
4 full days to explore one of the most wildlife rich areas on Africa. As in Kenya, you will have your own private 4×4 safari vehicle with game spotter and driver guide, leading you to the best game viewing to be had.
Day 12 – Head for Home – Nairobi
Wend your way to the Lamai airstrip and enjoy a leisurely game drive en route, before boarding the plane and hopefully catching a few more crossings from the sky. Flight back to Nairobi International Airport arriving late afternoon / early evening. Optionally – extend your safari to Tanzania’s Coast or Southern parks.
END OF SAFARI
1 night – Tamarind Tree Hotel
5 nights – Serian, The Original
5 nights – Serian Serengeti Lamai