On this short Kenya Wildlife Safari you fly directly from Nairobi to the Masai Mara ecosystem, avoiding the long drives on rough roads. You spend two nights at an intimate and authentic tented camp inside the Ol Kinyei Conservancy and explore two private conservancies in Greater Mara.
The Masai Mara Fly-in Tented Camp Safari offers an exclusive game viewing experience in one of Africa's top wildlife regions. You embark on open-sided 4x4 game drives with experienced Maasai guides in the private Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies, escaping the crowds.
Take a sunset game drive, stopping for sundowners in the unspoilt African bush and on the final morning venture out on a thrilling bush walk with the Maasai guides, before flying back to Nairobi.
This outstanding Masai Mara Fly-in Safari departs from the Wilson Airport in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. We catch a scheduled flight at 10h00, flying to the Ol Seki Airstrip near Masai Mara National Reserve.
Touching down at about 11h00, you are met by the camp's driver and transferred to the tented camp inside the exclusive Ol Kinyei Conservancy.
Entering Ol Kinyei Conservancy we enjoy our first game viewing en route to camp. The private conservancy is known for its high concentration and diversity of wildlife, so look forward to some superb sightings. Settle in at camp and tuck into a fresh lunch, before embarking on a sunset game drive, late this afternoon.
Exploring the private Ol Kinyei Conservancy with professional guides in 4x4 safari vehicles, you are immersed in the African bush from the start - experiencing the sights, sounds and smells up close. Along the way we pause for sundowners in the untamed wilderness, taking in the scenery as the sky comes alive with glowing colours. After sunset we make our way back to camp as the day rapidly fades into night and the nocturnal creatures begin to stir.
Back at the peaceful tented camp we have dinner and spend the rest of the evening relaxing in the authentic bush surroundings.
Waking up in the heart of the unspoilt African bush this morning we prepare for a full day of game viewing in the private conservancy areas neighbouring Masai Mara National Reserve.
The Ol Kinyei and Naboisho conservancies offer a more exclusive safari experience than the national park, which is open to the public. We are unlikely to come across other safari vehicles out in the bush - a real treat in the Mara ecosystem, as it is a hugely popular safari destination.
Both of these private conservancies of greater Masai Mara are home to abundant wildlife, including four of Africa's Big Five - lions, elephants, buffalos and leopards. The Great Wildebeest Migration and a second Wildebeest Migration, pass through the conservancies at certain times of the year. The Mara region is also renowned for its big cats, hosting healthy populations of cheetahs, leopards and lions, along with African wild cats, servals and caracals. Naboisho is inhabited by particularly large lion prides, hosting one of the highest densities of lions on the planet. Keep your eyes open for game such as giraffes, wildebeest, zebras and a variety of antelope species, as well as rare wild dogs, jackals and bat-eared foxes.
The experienced Masai guides conducting your game drives are adept at finding the wild animals of Mara and can tell you more about the incredible flora and fauna encountered.
Last day in Greater Mara, wake up bright and early at the tranquil camp amid the near-pristine environment of Ol Kinyei Conservancy. We set off on either a bush walk or 4x4 game drive in Greater Mara. Our local Maasai guide takes you back out into Ol Kinyei or Naboisho Conservancy, on foot or in the open-sided safari vehicle depending on conditions.
After our final game viewing adventure we return to the tented camp for a tasty breakfast. Then it is time to pack up and return to the Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip, leaving the wild Ol Kinyei Conservancy behind.
At about 11h00 we board our scheduled flight to the Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Arriving back in the big city at about 12h15, our short Masai Mara Fly-in Safari comes to an end.
The Ol Kinyei Conservancy covers about 65km² of the Masai Mara ecosystem in Kenya. This private wildlife reserve is known for its high concentration of wildlife and its beautiful landscapes. The conservancy hosts numerous big cats (lions, leopards and cheetahs), along with plenty of elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and an array of antelopes. The world-famous Great Wildebeest Migration can typically be witnessed in Ol Kinyei between June and October.
The first community-owned and operated conservancy established in the Mara region, Ol Kinyei Conservancy offers outstanding game viewing with experienced local Maasai guides. These qualified Kenyan guides conduct game drives in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles and also take guests on guided bush walks. Guests get to experience Maasai culture on safaris to the conservancy, gaining insight into the traditions of this proud East African tribe.
Naboisho Conservancy borders on Masai Mara National Reserve, encompassing over 200km² of unspoilt bushveld and savannahs. This wildlife conservancy offers exceptional game viewing, hosting large populations of elephants, giraffes and plains game. This abundance of herbivores draws sizeable populations of predators, including impressive numbers of big cats. Naboisho is home to about 100 lions, including the largest pride in the Masai Mara ecosystem.
During the Loita Migration, large herds of wildebeest, zebra and other game species, migrate across the plains. This migration moves from Masai Mara through Ol Kinyei Conservancy, in about January. Then in February and March it is calving season, during which the number of wildebeest and other grazers in Ol Kinyei Conservancy swells dramatically. The Loita Migration then passes into Naboisho Conservancy before proceeding into Olare Motorogi and finally back to the Masai Mara Reserve.
Guests are based at a small tented camp inside Ol Kinyei Conservancy, ensuring an intimate and exclusive safari experience. This is the only permanent camp in the private conservancy. The camp consists of six tented rooms and the main lounge and dining tents, as well as a boma area with a firepit.
The walk-in tents are raised on wooden platforms with small deck areas for relaxing in the natural surroundings. The tents are spacious and well-appointed, featuring en-suite bathrooms, fitted with hot showers and flush toilets.
This authentic tented camp is set under big acacia trees along the Laetoli, surrounded by the wild African bush and its rolling plains, forests and rivers. The atmosphere at camp is exclusive, yet relaxed and comfortable. Staying in the middle of this private conservancy enables guests to escape the crowds drawn to Mara, Kenya's most popular wildlife destination.
The camp's professional, local guides take guests into the private Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies of Greater Masai Mara on shared game drives in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles.
You have the option of spending a full day in Masai Mara National Reserve on day two, instead of Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies. Should you wish to visit Masai Mara National Reserve instead then the entrance fee of US$ 80 per person per day will apply as an additional charge. This option needs to be arranged beforehand, so please inform us when making your booking.
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This tour does take children.
Children under 8 years not recommended.
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