Forget the long transfers on rough roads and fly to Masai Mara instead, getting straight into the game viewing adventure.
See the Big Five and a profusion of other wild animals roaming the untamed plains of Kenya. Escape the crowds in the private Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies of the Mara ecosystem and explore the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve in 4x4 safari vehicles with exceptional rangers.
Venture into the wildlife-rich bush on foot, walking with local Maasai guides. On this Masai Mara Bush Camp Fly-in Safari you experience the African bush up close, staying at an intimate and eco-friendly mobile camp in the pristine Ol Kinyei Conservancy.
The Masai Mara Fly-in Safari begins with a scheduled flight from the Wilson Airport in Nairobi to the Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip at Masai Mara.
Flying out of the capital of Kenya at about 10h00 we reach the Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip by about 11h00. A driver from the bush camp meets you at the airstrip and transfers you to the mobile safari camp inside the private Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Driving into the conservancy we look out for wildlife en route to the camp.
After settling in and enjoying lunch at the eco-friendly camp, we set off on a sunset game drive. We stop at a scenic spot in Ol Kinyei to watch the sun set over the rugged bush. Then we make our way back to the safari camp for a hearty dinner, before relaxing around the campfire and enjoying the sounds of the African bushveld at night.
On day two we explore the Ol Kinyei and Naboisho conservancies of the Masai Mara ecosystem. These are two of the finest wildlife areas in Kenya, offering superb crowd-free game viewing. The game drives are conducted in specially adapted 4x4 safari vehicles with open sides for excellent visibility. The highly skilled and qualified guides search out wildlife and share their knowledge out in the bush.
At the end of the day we return to the comfortable camp and relax in unspoilt nature.
Today is set aside for game viewing in the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. After an early breakfast at camp we head into Kenya's leading game park to see wildlife and experience the legendary Masai Mara Game Reserve.
The national reserve hosts a multitude of wild animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), which we may encounter. During peak season we are likely to see the Great Migration in action - an unforgettable sight! Witness more than a million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and other wildlife on the move as they migrate to greener plains.
We pause our game drive to enjoy a picnic lunch, continuing our exploration into the late afternoon. Then we return to the private bush camp to have dinner, chat around the fire and experience nature in peace and quiet.
On our last morning we head straight into the bush on a game walk or drive. Walk with a skilled Maasai guide in the unspoilt Ol Kinyei Conservancy, hosting numerous herbivores and predators. Alternatively we take a 4x4 game drive, before tucking into breakfast at the mobile safari camp.
After breakfast we depart from the bush camp and make our way back to the Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip. Catching a scheduled flight at 11h00, we leave the incredible Mara ecosystem behind, flying back to the Wilson Airport. We land in Nairobi at about 12h15, bringing our remarkable Kenyan wildlife journey to a close.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy is an award-winning private wildlife area owned by the local Maasai community. The wildlife conservancy covers about 65km² of unspoilt bush and is known for its beautiful scenery and diverse landscapes. Ol Kinyei is inhabited by a large number of mammals, amongst other animals and birds. The conservancy hosts health populations of big cats (lions, leopards and cheetahs), as well as plenty of elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and other herbivores. The Great Wildebeest Migration passes through Ol Kinyei Conservancy between June and October, making it an ideal place to catch one of the most spectacular wildlife phenomena on earth.
The Ol Kinyei Conservancy was the first community-owned conservancy established in the Mara ecosystem. The local Maasai run the conservancy and work as guides, conducting top-quality bush walks and game drives.
The 200km² Naboisho Conservancy is also a private wildlife area, formed by Maasai landowners. The conservancy borders on Masai Mara National Reserve, incorporating unspoilt savannah and bushveld terrains.
An abundance of elephants, giraffes and other plains game are found in Naboisho Conservancy, along with the sizeable predator populations these herbivores attract. There are in the region of 100 lions living in Naboisho, including the largest pride in the Mara region.
During the Loita Migration wildebeest, zebras and many antelopes migrate from the Loita Plains to the Masai Mara Reserve, passing through Ol Kinyei Conservancy in about January. In February and March, Ol Kinyei Conservancy is teeming with wildebeest and other herbivores, as this is calving season. Next, the Loita Migration moves into the Naboisho Conservancy, before continuing into Olare Motorogi and then the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
This small mobile safari camp offers eco-friendly tented accommodation in the private Ol Kinyei Conservancy. The bush camp is open during high season when the annual Wildebeest Migration takes place in the Mara ecosystem of Kenya. The camp has minimal impact on the natural environment as there are no permanent structures and the camp is dismantled after peak season.
The bush camp consists of just eight tents - five double and twin tents, and three single tents - creating an intimate and exclusive safari adventure. A tented dining area is set up at the rustic camp and an outdoor boma with a campfire.
Game viewing takes place in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Naboisho Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve. The camp offers shared game drives in the mornings, afternoons and at night. Late afternoon game drives include a sundowner stop to watch the beautiful sunsets. The game drives are conducted in 4x4 vehicles adapted for safaris in the African bush. Expert Maasai guides also take guests on bush walks, sharing their knowledge of the flora and fauna along the way. Bush breakfasts and private game drives can also be arranged.
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