Classic Kenyan Conservancy Safari – 7 Days Ÿ Can be customised
The first stop is Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya which offers 90,000 acres of blissful wilderness to ensure you enjoy quality, uncrowded game viewing. Your accommodation will be at Kicheche Laikipia, situated around a waterhole and home to a wealth of birdlife and frequent visits from the resident elephant, rhino and other game. From there, you’ll fly down the Rift Valley to an exclusive conservancy in the famed Maasai Mara. Here you’ll have an enviable safari experience away from the madding crowds. Only a few vehicles are permitted into this conservancy so you’ll have unhindered views of some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife set in some of the most breath-taking African scenery.
* Classic Kenyan Conservancy Safari – 7 Days Highlights
- ∞Visit two of the best safari destinations in Kenya: Laikipia and Maasai Mara
- ∞Excellent game viewing by open safari vehicle or on foot
- ∞Exclusive conservancy luxury camps, safely removed from the congestion and crowding that can occur in the national parks
- ∞Accompanied by expert, experienced guides on all safari activities
- ∞Meet and greet at all air transfers
- ∞Luxury tented accommodation with all meals
- ∞Wide choice of optional activities includes visit to chimpanzee sanctuary and local tribal villages, lion tracking on foot, mountain biking, canoeing and guided bush walks
Day 1 - Laikipia
You’ll be met at Nairobi JKI Airport or your Nairobi hotel and transferred to Wilson airport for a morning flight to Nanyuki airstrip. On arrival, your guide will transfer you to the camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, approximately one hour’s game drive time. You’ll enjoy lunch at camp then have time to relax until afternoon tea. You’ll then go on an open vehicle game drive to witness the enormous array of wildlife the area has to offer. Returning to camp, you’ll join the other guests for a drink around the campfire or cosy lounge tent where you’ll join your hosts for dinner.
Off to an early start with coffee/tea/hot chocolate, then a longer game drive with a sumptuous picnic breakfast out on the plains. Lunch will be al fresco back at camp with time to enjoy the game and birdlife around the waterhole. This afternoon you’ll have the option to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary before your late afternoon/evening game drive. You can also enjoy a night drive to see the
Various activities on offer today include lion tracking, mountain biking, canoeing, game driving or going for a bush walk with one of the guides and a ranger. Walks usually last from 2 – 3 hours and are adapted to your preferences. You can enjoy another picnic breakfast out on the plains before returning to camp. After lunch, time to head out on a game drive again or visit the ranching program or the Wildlife Centre. Drinks tonight will be around the campfire or in the cosy lounge tent; dinner will be served in the adjacent dining tent.
Day 4 – Maasai Mara
After a leisurely al fresco breakfast, you’ll depart for the Nanyuki airstrip for your morning flight to Maasai Mara. Upon arrival at the airstrip, your Kicheche guide will welcome you and drive you to your Kicheche of choice: Mara, Bush or Valley, while enjoying a short game drive en route. At camp, you’ll have time to settle in, enjoy lunch, leisure and afternoon tea. Then you’ll set off for the afternoon game drive rounded off with evening sundowners overlooking the plains. You’ll arrive back at camp in time for a shower and a drink before a delicious dinner.
Up early with tea and coffee brought to your tent. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for a full day’s game drive to the reserve or another conservancy. You’ll see different terrain with a variety of animal and bird life, stopping for a picnic lunch at one of the many scenic viewpoints. Arriving back at camp late afternoon, you’ll enjoy an aperitif and discuss the day’s sightings around the campfire before dinner is served.
This morning you’ll take an escorted game walk, of approximately 2 hours, which offers yet another perspective in viewing the terrain and fauna whilst crossing the plains. This afternoon you may wish to visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) or opt for another afternoon/evening game drive.
Up early for the final morning game drive, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before your transfer back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. You’ll be met at Wilson airport and transferred back to Jomo Kenyatta Iinternational for your outbound flight onwards or back to your Nairobi hotel.
Accommodation in Ol Pejeta
This camp consists of six luxurious tents set at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole in the centre of the Conservancy.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy has East Africa’s largest population of black rhino along with elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and many other wildlife species including the unique northern species such as Reticulated giraffe, Oryx, Grevy zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest. In addition to the incredible game viewing opportunities, there’s a wide range of activities on offer to ensure you enjoy a complete wilderness experience.
Accommodation Options in the Maasai Mara
Kicheche Mara Camp
This is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy. There are only eight tents, set in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere alongside a seasonal stream where the resident birdlife and plains game come to drink and relax.
The location is ideal as game viewing frequently starts in the camp itself with prime wildlife habitat on all sides providing an ideal base for your safari in the Maasai Mara.
Located in a superb wildlife area in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy which borders the Maasai
Mara Reserve, it has six luxury tents spread out beneath the Acacia trees. All camp life revolves around the central campfire where you’ll gather each evening for an aperitif before dinner. Game viewing here is top class and exclusive as vehicle numbers are strictly limited. Game drives start from the camp itself and it’s an ideal location from where to witness the annual wildebeest migration.
Kicheche Valley Camp
Located in acacia woodlands in a secluded valley of the newly-created Mara Naboisho Conservancy, this is the most luxurious tented camp of the three. The sumptuous tents are built in a unique eco-style, set on platforms to provide the best views of the stunning wildlife and wilderness surrounds. Here you’ll enjoy an intimate, exclusive safari experience with very limited numbers of guests and vehicles.
- ∞Flights (Nairobi –Nanyuki - Maasai Mara -Nairobi), Nairobi and Mara airstrip transfers
- ∞Luxury accommodation with all meals, including all drinks (excluding champagne)
- ∞Unlimited game drives, escorted bush walks, services of a KPSGA qualified guide
- ∞Laundry and conservation fees.
- ∞Kicheche Valley only – also includes night drives and bush breakfasts
- xItems of personal nature
- xVillage visit entrances