This short Kenya Wildlife Safari takes you directly from Nairobi to the Masai Mara ecosystem, avoiding long drives on rough roads. You will spend two nights at an intimate and authentic tented camp within the Ol Kinyei Conservancy and will visit two private conservancies in Greater Mara. The Masai Mara Fly-in Tented Camp is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Safari provides an exclusive game viewing experience in one of Africa’s most pristine wildlife areas.
You escape the crowds by going on open-sided 4×4 game drives with experienced Maasai guides in the private Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies. Take a sunset game drive, stopping for sundowners in the pristine African bush, and on the final morning, go on an exciting bush walk with Maasai guides before flying back to Nairobi.
DAY 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve
This fantastic Masai Mara Fly-in Safari departs from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. At 10 a.m., we board a scheduled flight to the Ol Seki Airstrip near Masai Mara National Reserve. When you arrive at around 11h00, you are met by the camp’s driver and transferred to the tented camp within the exclusive Ol Kinyei Conservancy. En route to camp, we stop at Ol Kinyei Conservancy for our first game viewing. The private conservancy is well-known for its high concentration and diversity of wildlife, so expect some spectacular sightings. Set up camp and eat a hearty lunch before heading out on a sunset game drive later this afternoon.
Exploring the private Ol Kinyei Conservancy in 4×4 safari vehicles with professional guides immerses you in the African bush from the start, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells up close. We stop for sundowners in the untamed wilderness along the way, taking in the scenery as the sky comes alive with glowing colors. As the day fades into night and the nocturnal creatures begin to stir, we make our way back to camp after sunset. Back at the tranquil tented camp, we eat dinner and spend the rest of the evening relaxing in the natural bush setting.
Dinner and overnight at Ol Kinyei Conservancy’s tented camp
DAY 02: Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies – Masai Mara National Reserve
We awoke this morning in the heart of the unspoiled African bush, ready for a full day of game viewing in the private conservancy areas surrounding Masai Mara National Reserve. The conservancies of Ol Kinyei and Naboisho provide a more exclusive safari experience than the national park, which is open to the public. We are unlikely to encounter other safari vehicles out in the bush, which is a real treat in the Mara ecosystem, which is a popular safari destination. Both of these private conservancies in the greater Masai Mara are teeming with wildlife, including four of Africa’s Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalos, and leopards. During certain times of the year, the Great Wildebeest Migration and a second Wildebeest Migration pass through the conservancies.
The Mara region is also known for its big cats, which include cheetahs, leopards, and lions, as well as African wild cats, servals, and caracals. Naboisho is home to some of the world’s largest lion prides, with one of the highest lion densities. Look for giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, and a variety of antelope species, as well as rare wild dogs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes. The knowledgeable Masai guides who accompany you on your game drives are skilled at locating the wild animals of Mara and can tell you more about the incredible flora and fauna encountered.
DAY 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi – Kenya
On your final day in Greater Mara, wake up bright and early at the peaceful camp surrounded by the near-pristine environment of Ol Kinyei Conservancy. In Greater Mara, we shall go on a bush walk or a 4×4 game drive. Depending on the conditions, our Maasai guide leads you back into Ol Kinyei or Naboisho Conservancy on foot or in the open-sided safari vehicle. We return to the tented camp for a delicious breakfast after our final game viewing adventure. Then it’s time to pack up and head back to the Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip, leaving the wild Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the dust. We boarded our scheduled flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport around 11:00 a.m.
Our short Masai Mara Fly-in Safari concludes around 12h15 when we return to Nairobi.