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Mara North Conservancy | Masai Mara | Kenya →

Masai Mara
Fly-in Safari

Starts
Nairobi
Ends
Nairobi

Highlights

Fly into Masai Mara
Exclusive Wildlife Encounters
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Luxury Safari Accommodation
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Bush Walks and Game Drives

Embark on a transformative journey through Kenya’s mesmerizing landscapes and iconic wildlife havens with our Masai Mara Fly-in Safari. Over five unforgettable days, immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, where the rhythms of the African wilderness echo through the savannahs. From the bustling streets of Nairobi to the tranquil expanses of the Mara North Conservancy, every moment is a tapestry of experiences waiting to unfold.

Prepare to be swept away by the majesty of Kenya’s wildlife as you embark on exhilarating game drives through the Mara’s vast plains. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of lions prowling the golden grasslands, giraffes gracefully roaming the acacia-dotted landscape, and elephants forging paths through the wilderness. Each encounter promises to ignite a kaleidoscope of emotions, from heart-pounding excitement to profound reverence for the interconnectedness of all life.

As the sun sets over the horizon, casting a golden glow upon the savannah, find solace in the serenity of your luxury accommodations at Elephant Pepper Camp, where the rhythms of nature lull you into a state of tranquil introspection. This is more than just a safari – it’s a journey of self-discovery, a symphony of sights and sounds that will linger in your heart long after the adventure ends.

Nairobi

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Nairobi | Kenya

Nairobi, the vibrant capital of Kenya, pulsates with energy and diversity, offering visitors a tantalizing blend of urban sophistication and natural splendor. As the gateway to East Africa’s most iconic safari destinations, Nairobi serves as a bustling metropolis where modern skyscrapers stand alongside sprawling markets and lush green parks. Delve into the city’s rich cultural tapestry by exploring its bustling streets, vibrant markets, and fascinating museums, where the echoes of Kenya’s history resonate through time.

Amidst the urban hustle and bustle, Nairobi boasts an abundance of green spaces, including the iconic Nairobi National Park, where visitors can witness the remarkable sight of wildlife roaming against the backdrop of the city skyline. From savoring delicious Kenyan cuisine in bustling eateries to immersing yourself in the rhythms of local life at colorful markets, Nairobi offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that captivate the senses and ignite the spirit of adventure. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of a Masai Mara Safari adventure or the vibrant pulse of city life, Nairobi invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and embrace the essence of Kenya’s dynamic capital.

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome from a representative of Safari365. They will be readily available to assist you and make your transition to Hemingways Nairobi as smooth as possible.

Once you have completed the necessary formalities at the airport, your dedicated representative will guide you to your comfortable transfer vehicle. Throughout the journey, you can relax and enjoy the sights of Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital city.

Upon arriving at Hemingways Nairobi, a luxurious and elegant boutique hotel, you will be greeted by the friendly staff, who will ensure that you feel at home during your stay. The hotel exudes a sense of sophistication and offers a serene sanctuary amidst the bustling city.

As you settle into your accommodation, take some time to unwind and rejuvenate after your Masai Mara Safari adventure. In the evening, savour a delectable meal at one of the hotel’s exquisite dining venues, complemented by excellent service and a delightful ambiance.

Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Hemingways Hotel
Starts:

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Ends:
Hemingways Hotel

Hemingways Hotel

Hemingways Hotel

Located in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya, Hemingways Hotel is a luxurious sanctuary offering unparalleled comfort and sophistication. Nestled amidst lush gardens and overlooking the Ngong Hills, this iconic hotel provides a serene retreat from the bustling city streets. Each elegantly appointed suite exudes timeless charm and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, providing guests with a sense of tranquility and relaxation.

Hemingways Hotel is committed to sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient lighting, waste reduction, and support for local conservation efforts. The hotel’s dedication to responsible tourism ensures that guests can enjoy their stay while minimizing their environmental impact.

For an unforgettable experience, indulge in a gourmet dining experience at the hotel’s signature restaurant, serving up delectable dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re unwinding by the poolside, exploring the nearby attractions, or simply enjoying the luxurious amenities, Hemingways Hotel promises a memorable stay in Nairobi.

Tip: Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a guided tour of Nairobi National Park, located just a short drive away from the hotel. With its diverse wildlife and stunning scenery, it’s a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts.

Mara North Conservancy

Day 2

Mara North Conservancy, situated in the renowned Masai Mara ecosystem of Kenya, epitomizes the essence of African wilderness and conservation. Spanning over 30,000 hectares of pristine savannah grasslands, this community-led conservancy offers a quintessential Masai Mara Safari experience amidst breathtaking landscapes and prolific wildlife. Its location adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve ensures uninterrupted wildlife movements, providing visitors with exclusive game viewing opportunities away from the crowds.

At Mara North Conservancy, sustainable tourism practices are deeply ingrained, with a focus on minimizing environmental impact and empowering local communities. Through responsible tourism initiatives, the conservancy actively contributes to wildlife conservation efforts while supporting the livelihoods of the Maasai people who call this region home. Visitors to Mara North Conservancy can indulge in game drives, guided nature walks, and cultural interactions while relishing the serenity of the African wilderness and contributing to its long-term preservation.

Your day begins with anticipation and excitement as you look forward to the adventure that awaits you. At around 10 am, a representative will meet you at your hotel in Nairobi and accompany you to the Wilson Airport. From there, you will embark on a short 45-minute flight to the Mara North Conservancy, where a world of extraordinary wildlife experiences awaits.

As your plane soars above the Kenyan landscape, you’ll witness the changing scenery below, from the bustling city of Nairobi to the vast savannahs and rolling hills of the conservancy. On a cloudless day, the views from above are simply breathtaking, setting the stage for the incredible journey ahead.

The Mara North Conservancy is a private conservancy that forms a crucial part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem. Known for its phenomenal wildlife, the conservancy takes pride in carefully controlling vehicle numbers, ensuring you have an exclusive and immersive safari experience throughout your stay.

During your journey to the Elephant Pepper Camp, you’ll get your first taste of the abundant game viewing opportunities that the region offers. The landscape is teeming with wildlife, and the conservancy’s conservation efforts have created a thriving ecosystem where animals roam freely.

Nestled in the valley of the Mara North Conservancy, the Elephant Pepper Camp welcomes you with awe-inspiring views of the expansive plains ahead. This camp offers a blend of rustic charm and modern comforts, providing a genuine bush experience without compromising on luxury.

After a warm welcome at the camp, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch before heading out on your first proper game drive. With experienced guides at the helm, you’ll explore the vast wilderness, encountering a variety of wildlife along the way. The conservancy’s intimate setting means you’ll have the chance to witness animals in their natural habitat without the crowds often found in more densely populated areas.

As the sun begins to set, you’ll return to your camp, where a delightful three-course meal awaits you. Dining under the starlit African sky, surrounded by the sounds of the bush, is a magical experience that truly immerses you in the heart of the wild.

As you retire to your comfortable tent at the Elephant Pepper Camp, filled with the day’s unforgettable memories, you’ll know that you’ve stepped into a world of wonder and adventure. This is just the beginning of an extraordinary safari experience that will stay with you forever. Welcome to the bush – your African adventure has truly begun!

Transfer flight from Nairobi to Mara North Conservancy
Starts:

Nairobi

Ends:
Mara North Conservancy

Afternoon game activity

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Nestled within the heart of the iconic Mara North Conservancy in Kenya, Elephant Pepper Camp offers an authentic safari experience amidst the untamed wilderness of the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Surrounded by acacia trees and overlooking the vast savannah plains, the camp’s spacious canvas tents provide a blend of rustic charm and modern comfort, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature without compromising on luxury. Each tent features a private veranda where guests can unwind and soak in the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Elephant Pepper Camp is dedicated to sustainable tourism practices, striving to minimize its ecological footprint and support local communities. The camp operates on eco-friendly principles, incorporating solar power and responsible waste management to reduce environmental impact. Additionally, Elephant Pepper Camp actively engages in community development initiatives, empowering the neighboring Maasai communities through education and conservation awareness programs. For an unforgettable safari experience that combines luxury with responsible tourism, Elephant Pepper Camp stands out as an exemplary destination in the Mara North Conservancy.

Mara North Conservancy

Day 3

The early morning in the Mara North Conservancy is a time of magic and wonder, and you don’t want to miss a moment of it during your Masai Mara Safari. As the first rays of the sun paint the sky with hues of orange and pink, you’ll set out on a game drive with your expert guide. The animals are most active during this time, and you’ll have the best chance of witnessing incredible wildlife moments.

The conservancy is renowned for its thriving predator population, and you might be lucky to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas as they go about their morning hunt. The abundance of prey species, including zebras, buffalos, wildebeests, impalas, and elands, attracts these predators, creating a vibrant ecosystem of predator-prey interactions.

With the wind in your hair and the sounds of the African bush around you, you’ll embark on an unforgettable Masai Mara Safari experience. Your knowledgeable guide will share their insights and stories, enhancing your understanding of the wildlife and their behaviors.

Mid-morning, you’ll enjoy a delightful picnic breakfast in the heart of the great outdoors, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness. There’s something truly special about dining in nature, with the chance of wildlife sightings just a few meters away.

After a fulfilling morning of game viewing, you’ll return to your Elephant Pepper Camp around noon. This is a perfect time to relax and unwind, taking in the serene beauty of your surroundings. The camp provides a peaceful retreat, allowing you to rejuvenate before the afternoon adventure.

As the day progresses, you’ll head out on another game drive, exploring different areas of the conservancy. Every drive is unique, and there’s always the possibility of encountering new and exciting wildlife sightings.

As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, you’ll find a scenic spot to enjoy a refreshing sundowner drink. Savouring your drink while overlooking the vast savannah, you’ll be filled with a sense of awe and gratitude for the beauty of the African wilderness.

The safari continues on your way back to camp, as the changing colors of the sky provide a stunning backdrop for the wildlife you might still encounter. Back at Elephant Pepper Camp, a delectable dinner awaits, served under the stars or in the camp’s cozy dining area.

As the day comes to a close, you’ll retire to your comfortable tent, filled with the sights and sounds of an extraordinary day in the wild. The memories of the majestic wildlife, the golden sunsets, and the warm hospitality of the camp will linger in your heart, making this a Masai Mara Safari experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Elephant Pepper Camp

Morning & afternoon game activity

Mara North Conservancy

Day 4

Wake up to a hearty breakfast at Elephant Pepper Camp, fueling you for the day’s adventure ahead on your Masai Mara Safari. With the sun rising in the vast African sky, you’ll set off on a full day’s game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

As you traverse the open grasslands, your experienced safari guide will skillfully navigate the terrain, ensuring you have the best chance of encountering the incredible wildlife that calls this reserve home. The Mara is teeming with diverse species, and you’ll have the opportunity to spot lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and many other animals. Each sighting is a unique opportunity to observe the behaviour and social interactions of these fascinating creatures.

Your guide’s expertise will come in handy as they help you spot animals that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. They’ll share their wealth of knowledge about the wildlife, providing insights into their habits, adaptations, and roles in the ecosystem.

As the day unfolds, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, surrounded by the magnificent landscape of the Masai Mara. The experience of dining in the heart of the wilderness, with wildlife nearby, creates lasting memories and a true connection to nature.

With no rush on this leisurely day, you’ll have ample time to observe the wildlife at your own pace, appreciating the small moments that make a safari so magical. Each encounter with the animals is a chance to marvel at their beauty and understand the delicate balance of nature.

In the afternoon, you’ll return to Elephant Pepper Camp, where you can unwind and relax after an eventful day in the bush. The camp provides a tranquil setting to bask in the sounds of the African bush and the sight of the starry night sky.

As the evening settles in, gather around the campfire with your fellow travelers, swapping stories and experiences from the day’s safari. The warmth of the fire and the peaceful ambiance of the camp create the perfect atmosphere for reflection and appreciation of the natural world.

As you retire to your tent for the night, you’ll drift off to sleep with the memories of the incredible wildlife encounters and the magical moments you experienced on your Masai Mara Safari. Each day on safari brings new surprises and delights, and you can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Africa’s wilderness.

Elephant Pepper Camp

Morning game activity

Mara North Conservancy

Day 5

For the adventurous souls seeking more, a morning bush walk is the perfect opportunity to further connect with the untamed wilderness on your Masai Mara Safari. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll set out on foot, leaving the comfort of your camp behind. Walking in the bush offers a unique perspective, allowing you to feel the earth beneath your feet and the thrill of being a part of nature.

As you wander through the African landscape, your guide will point out tracks, signs, and the smaller wonders of the wild that often go unnoticed during game drives. The bush walk is an immersive experience, offering a chance to learn about the flora and fauna up close, observing the intricate details that make this ecosystem so remarkable.

After the invigorating morning walk, you’ll return to Elephant Pepper Camp for a relaxed breakfast, reminiscing about the incredible encounters and discoveries of your Masai Mara Safari adventure.

As the time to bid farewell approaches, you’ll say your goodbyes to the friendly staff and fellow travellers who shared in your safari experiences. You’ll be transferred to the Mara North airstrip, where a short flight will take you back to Nairobi.

Enriched with new experiences and unforgettable memories, your heart will be filled with the sights, sounds, and emotions of the African wilderness. The encounters with wildlife, the vast landscapes, and the spirit of adventure will linger in your mind long after you’ve returned home.

As you depart from Kenya, you’ll carry with you a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural world, and the desire to return to Africa’s wild embrace one day. Until then, the memories of your Masai Mara Safari will stay etched in your heart, reminding you of the magic and beauty that awaits in the African bush.

Flight from Mara North Conservancy to Nairobi
Starts:

Mara North Conservancy

Ends:
Nairobi

Morning guided walking safari

Summary

Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

Start / End
Nairobi | Nairobi
Accommodation
1 night luxury Heminways Nairobi Hotel / 4 nights stay at Elephant Pepper Camp.
Meals & Drinks
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks in Kenya.
Activities

4 safari activities in Kenya.

Transport
All internal road & air transfers after joining in Nairobi and finishing in Nairobi.

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

4 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
Meals according to the itinerary
Elephant Pepper
Camp: all drinks (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits)
Shared and scheduled game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle
Shared bush walk
One visit to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
Laundry service
All mentioned transfers
All conservancy fees
Flight Nairobi – Mara North Conservancy
Flight Mara North Conservancy – Nairobi
Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Exclusions:

Additional flights (international and domestic)
Meals not indicated in the itinerary
Drinks not specified above
Optional activities
Tips
Personal expenses
Visa fees
Travel insurance
Park fees and private vehicle fee for additional visit to Masai Mara Game Reserve

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