MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY, MASAI MARA AND SOUTHERN SERENGETI
Starts and ends: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
Visiting: Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara National Reserve | Southern Serengeti
An 13 Day / 12 night flying safari to Kenya’s Mara North Conservancy and Southern Serengeti in Tanzania.
Make the most of the emerald months: lush green life teeming with floral and faunal abundance everywhere – and what’s better, the plains blissfully empty of crowds. There’s a reason it’s called ‘secret season’, and it’s one of the best times of year to experience the Mara and the Serengeti.
Jan 6 – 31 – Apr 30, 2020
- Double (pp) $13325
- Single $14000
Dec 20 – Jan 5, 2020
- Double (pp) $14400
- Single $15245
Discounts available for children 5 – 15 years old. Request a detailed quote. Please ask for a quotation for single and triple occupancy combinations.
- The Emerald Season (Green grass / flowers)
- Birthing season of the Wildebeest in Southern Serengeti
- No crowds on the open plains
- Private safari vehicle, game spotter and driver guide
- 4 different small classic safari camps
- Guided walks in the Serengeti
- Masai and Hadzabe cultural interaction
- All Inclusive on safari
- Genuine safari style
- Excellent wildlife viewing
- Dining under the stars
- Predator country
- Flying Safari
- 2 weeks to chill
Day 1 – Serian The Original, Mara North Conservancy
Met at Nairobi International airport for the drive across town to Wilson Domestic airport from where you will fly to Masai Mara North airstrip, a mere 45-minutes away. Game drive your way to Serian Camp set on the banks of the Mara River within the Mara North Conservancy, 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.
Days 2,3 – Serian The Original, Mara North Conservancy
2 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. Serian is the first of Alex’s charismatic camps, and it’s set along the banks of the Mara, bursting with laughing pods of languorous hippo. ‘Mara’ is the Masai word for ‘dotted’,and indeed this rich zone is littered with wildlife wherever you look – famed for its sheer density of game, this is the perfect location to kick off your safari. Explore in one of our safari 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.
Day 4 – Nkorombo Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Set off for the Mara National Reserve, game driving on your way, setting your own pace to arrive at Nkorombo camp. Nkorombo is nestled in a stunning little spot on a bend in the Mara River, embodying the laid-back intimacy characteristic of Alex’s camps. Awaken feeling part of a nature documentary amidst lions, zebras and buffaloes… This reserve takes its name from the Masai word for ‘dotted’, and indeed the gently rolling grasslands are littered with wildlife. Birds, too, are prolific. A photographer’s dream. The rich abundance, blissfully empty of the crowds: get your eye in with plentiful game and spectacular landscapes.
Day 5,6 – Nkorombo Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
2 full days in the Masai Mara National Reserve 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 South, Southern Serengeti
After breakfast, game drive your way to Musiara 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 Mwiba airstrip. Game drive to Serian’s Serengeti South camp, your base for the next 4 nights. Leaving the Mara River behind, our Serengeti South camp takes you to the extreme tip of the savannah. Set on the edge of the short-grass plains that host the million-strong wildebeest birthing season, it’s hard to imagine a more stunning location to wrap up your adventure. Dramatic storms sweep in new life, and babies and attendant predators are everywhere. Flora bursts forth, fields of wildflowers bloom, and the striking contrast of red Masai against the emerald background makes for a perfect palette. Part of the beauty of this spot is the Masai way of life in its most natural state – and the other part is the opportunity to explore on foot: stretch your legs and open your senses to immersion in this wild space, as our local guides show you to see through their eyes.
Days 8,9,10 – Serian Serengeti South, Southern Serengeti
3 full days to explore one of the most wildlife rich areas on Africa in the company of the local Masai during the height of the Wildebeest migration. 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 11 – Serian Serengeti Kusini Mobile, Southern Serengeti
Head North to the Kusini Area where the woodlands meet the open plains of the serengeti. This is Wildebeest heaven when the herds have arrived on the Southern plains. The Kusini campsite is tucked under a canopy of striking Tortilis trees, in a woodland that the wildebeest weave through as they search for grazing and birthing spots. Set west of Ndutu, this secret little spot combines delicious solitude with unparalleled game viewing: idyllic for winding up your trip.
Day 12 – Serian Serengeti Kusini Mobile, Southern Serengeti
Catch the last of the action between predator and prey on the land of lions and cheetah. No better way to wind up this amazing African safari.
Day 13 – Head for Home – Nairobi
After breakfast, make your way to Serengeti South airstrip for your flight to Nairobi International Airport (NBO) for your journey back home, via Tarime and Migori where you cross back into Kenya. Optionally return to Arusha or Kilimanjaro and extend your safari to Tanzania’s Coast or Southern parks.
END OF SAFARI
3 nights – Serian, The Original
3 nights – Nkorombo Camp
4 nights – Serian Serengeti South Kakessio
2 nights – Serian Serengeti Kusini