Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your safari driver/guide, brief about your safari and thereafter transferred to your hotel – Intercontinental Hotel or similar. BB
Days 2 & 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve (Mara Naboisho Conservancy)
After morning breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport to board schedule flight Mara Airstrip. Upon arrival, the camp representatives will transfer to Naboisho Camp.
This Secluded Mara Naboisho conservancy is a private 50,000-acre Conservancy, the tented camp is surrounded by all the natural wonders of the Maasai Mara ecosystem without the crowds. The conservancy, established in 2011, is already making a name for itself as a place to experience the Mara’s spectacular wildlife in peaceful seclusion, and Naboisho is one of just a handful of camps located within its bounds. Strict limits on guest numbers means unprecedented wildlife viewing without crowds, especially of the wildebeest migration that occurs in close proximity. The conservancy serves as a migration corridor for several hundred thousand animals between the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Loita Plains to the east.
A multitude of species flourishes here, and Naboisho actually has a higher density of wildlife than the adjacent Maasai Mara National Reserve. Great herds of antelope dot the grassy, rolling plains while stands of acacia woodland hide prolific birdlife. Rich volcanic soils nurture a verdant landscape where we find more lion per square mile than anywhere else in Kenya – some 100 lions live on the conservancy, including the largest pride in the Greater Mara region. Impressive herds of elephant, giraffe and zebra are at home here. Our activities make the most of our unrivaled access to pristine wilderness. In addition to daily wildlife drives, we enjoy guided bush walks, wilderness picnics, off-road safaris and night drives in search of nocturnal wildlife – pursuits not permitted in the national reserve.
Days 4–7: Maasai Mara National Reserve—Natural Habitat’s Migration Base Camp, Maasai Mara
On these days, you will be transferred via a safari game viewing drive into the Maasai Mara National Reserve, for another exhilarating vantage point on the heart of the annual wildebeest migration. The legendary Mara is the northern portion of the Serengeti Plains, and we find excellent wildlife viewing in these grasslands. The reserve is named for the Maasai tribes people, the traditional inhabitants of the area who still graze cattle here, and the Mara River that runs through it.
We stay at Natural Habitat’s Migration Base Camp–Maasai Mara, our own luxury mobile camp that allows access to an exclusive campsite near the Mara River where wildebeest cross during the migration. Our deluxe canvas tents are situated in a private and secluded spot, with ample trees providing shade from the midday heat. Located in a wildlife hotspot, the site also provides easy access to the rest of the reserve, including the main river systems. Wildlife drives take us among myriad plains animals—not only the thundering herds of thousands of wildebeest and their zebra companions, but also gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi and giraffe. Predators follow in close pursuit, and the Mara is especially famed for its lions—we may see them hunting in the early morning or evening, or resting beneath acacia trees in the heat of the day. Hyenas also patrol the plains in some of the largest numbers in Africa. Optional hot air balloon flight safaris with a champagne breakfast on landing can be arranged upon request at an additional cost of $450pp during our stay at Natural Habitat’s Migration Base Camp.
Day 8: Nairobi – Depart
After morning breakfast, you will check out and be transferred to Mara Airstrip for schedule flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be taken for a farewell lunch or dinner (depending on your flight from Mara) at the famous Carnivore restaurant before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for schedule outbound flight to your next destination.
Kindly inquire on the package cost:
Package Cost Included
• Accommodations as per the itinerary
• Services, local guides and lodge staff
• Some gratuities
• All flight as per the itinerary
• Airport transfers on Day 1 and final day
• Permits and entrance fees
• All taxes
• Extra Activities e.g Hot Air Balloon flight, a visit to Masai Village.
• International Flight