This all-inclusive Kenyan wildlife safari flies you straight to Masai Mara and back to Nairobi, cutting out the long road transfers on rough roads.
Spend five days exploring the wildlife-rich Mara ecosystem on 4x4 game drives in three exclusive wildlife conservancies and the Masai Mara National Reserve. See an incredible abundance of wildlife in one of Africa's best safari areas, embarking on morning, afternoon and night game drives with highly skilled guides. Also enjoy sundowners and bush walks with Maasai guides in the unspoilt Ol Kinyei, Naboisho and Olare Motorogi Conservancies, escaping the crowds and tourist minibuses.
Stay at intimate tented camps scenically located inside the Ol Kinyei and Olare Motorogi Conservancy areas, experiencing a genuine African safari.
This Masai Mara & Private Reserves Fly-in Safari begins at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Boarding a scheduled flight at 10h00 you fly to the Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip near Masai Mara in south-west Kenya. Touching down at the airstrip, at about 11h00, you are collected by a driver from the safari camp.
We head into the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, game viewing en route to the private tented camp. Settle in and have lunch, before we embark on a sunset game drive in the private wildlife conservancy. Along the way we stop at a scenic spot to watch the sunset and enjoy sundowners in the bush. Then we drive back to the camp in our 4x4 vehicle for dinner and a relaxed evening around the campfire.
Today we explore the Ol Kinyei and Naboisho conservancies of the Mara ecosystem. These private wildlife areas are closed to the public, ensuring a crowd-free game viewing experience. We explore the wilderness in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles shared between guests staying at the camp. The expert guides search out wildlife and help you to spot them in the bush, sharing their knowledge of local flora and fauna as you go.
At the end of the day we sit back around the campfire and enjoy being close to nature.
Day three begins with breakfast before we set off for our next camp in Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Our transfer drive takes us through the private Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies, allowing us to sight wildlife and enjoy the scenery en route to Olare Motorogi.
We arrive at the exclusive camp in time for lunch and a rest before taking an afternoon game drive in Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Big cats (lion, cheetah and leopard) are commonly sighted in this private wildlife conservancy, along with many other big mammals. We should encounter few, if any, other safari vehicles out in the unspoilt Olare Motorogi Conservancy, bordering on Masai Mara.
We stop in the bush while out on the 4x4 game drive to enjoy sundowners and watch a spectacular sunset over the African wilderness. Then we return to our camp along the Ntiakatiak River, for dinner and chill-out time under the stars.
On day four we explore the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya in our open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle. Visiting the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve we cross the rolling hills and open plains, sighting all kinds of animals, including herds of grazers and lazing big cats.
We take a picnic along with us, stopping for lunch in Masai Mara Reserve. Later we return to camp having experienced one of the best national parks on the continent. Back at camp we tuck into a tasty dinner and enjoy a drink beside the campfire.
Our final morning begins with a guided bush walk or a game drive in the exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The game walks are conducted by Maasai guides, offering great insight into the local ecosystems and culture.
After our 4x4 game drive or bush walk we make our way back to camp for a delicious breakfast. Then we pack up and drive to the Olare Orok Airstrip, where we catch our flight from Masai Mara back to Nairobi. The scheduled flight departs at 11h00, landing at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi at about 12h15.
Our outstanding Masai Mara & Private Mara Reserves Fly-in Safari finishes upon arrival in Nairobi.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy is a private wildlife conservancy encompassing 65km² of the Mara ecosystem in Kenya. This unspoilt wildlife conservancy is known for its beautiful scenery and diverse landscapes, hosting numerous large animals species. The conservancy is home to big cats (lions, leopards and cheetahs), elephants, buffalos, giraffes, zebras and lots of plains game. The Great Wildebeest Migration usually passes through Ol Kinyei between June and October, making it an ideal spot for witnessing this world-famous wildlife spectacle.
The Ol Kinyei Conservancy was the first community-owned conservancy established in the Mara region. The local Maasai guides are highly experienced and qualified, offering exceptional game drives and bush walks. Visitors can also experience Maasai culture in the community-run conservancy.
The Naboisho Conservancy borders on Masai Mara National Reserve, incorporating over 200km² of game-rich bushveld and savannahs. This private conservancy offers superb game viewing, hosting high numbers of elephants, giraffes and other plains game. The abundance of herbivores attracts healthy populations of predators. There are about 100 lions inhabiting Naboisho, including the largest pride in the Mara region.
During the Loita Migration wildebeest, zebras and other grazers migrate from the Loita Plains to Masai Mara passing through Ol Kinyei Conservancy in about January. In February and March the plains of Ol Kinyei Conservancy are teeming with wildebeest and other herbivores, as this is calving season. Then the Loita Migration travels into the Naboisho Conservancy before continuing into Olare Motorogi and finally Masai Mara Reserve.
Just six walk-in safari tents under the tall Acacia trees along the Laetoli - this is the only camp inside Ol Kinyei Conservancy.
This tented camp offers a genuine safari experience in the unspoilt Mara ecosystem, where the open plains, forests and rivers make for beautiful wild scenery. This authentic camp has a relaxed, yet exclusive atmosphere - providing a comfortable bush retreat away from the crowds. The permanent tented rooms are set on wooden platforms with small deck areas for relaxing in nature. The tents are spacious and well-appointed, featuring en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets.
Expert guides conduct shared game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, taking guests game viewing in the private Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies, and Masai Mara Game Reserve.
This incredibly scenic wildlife conservancy incorporates 33 000-acres of grasslands, riverine forests and acacia woodlands bordering on Masai Mara National Reserve.
Only a small number of 4x4 game vehicles from the few small camps inside the area are allowed to operate in Olare Motorogi, ensuring low densities of safari vehicles. The exclusive conservancy boasts high densities of lions and sizeable populations of other wildlife, including other big cats and elephants. Olare Motorogi Conservancy is home to endangered rhinos and African wild dogs, as well as rich birdlife, including numerous raptors. The Great Wildebeest Migration (usually June to October) and the Loita Migration (after calving season in February and March), see an influx of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores in the conservancy, along with the attendant predators.
The Olare Motorogi Conservancy operates as a partnership between some 277 Maasai landowners and the private safari companies that lease the lands. The wildlife and habitat of this key buffer zone and migration corridor are thus conserved and the local Maasai benefit from monthly payments and employment in the tourism industry.
Tucked away deep in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, this tented camp offers an authentic wildlife getaway in the game-rich Mara ecosystem of Kenya.
This small camp is located along the Ntiakatiak River in a beautiful wild setting, offering accommodation in ten spacious tents with en-suite bathrooms. The safari tents are tastefully decorated and furnished, featuring solar lighting and small verandahs. The camp has well-appointed, spacious dining and lounge areas which open out onto the bush, providing comfortable places to dine and relax. Stays are fully inclusive of all meals, drinks and activities.
The camp conducts 4x4 game drives and walks in the exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy, hosting abundant wildlife, including lions and other big cats. Professional guides take guests on shared game drives in open-sided safari vehicles. The camp is an ideal base for experiencing the Great Migration of Mara, and escaping the crowds of tourists and throngs of safari vehicles.
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