Embark on a truly unique Kenya experience on this 7-day safari.
From Nairobi, you’ll discover the unique landscapes and wildlife of the Laikipia region, known for its endangered and endemic species which are not often seen anywhere else. Mugie House is your base for these few days, offering a welcoming and luxuriously comfortable stay.
From Laikipia, you’ll head into one of the most prolific areas of the Masai Mara, known for its excellent year-round game viewing. Make your way to Little Governors with its intimate tents and waterhole and experience the very best the Mara has to offer. From local village visits, to bush picnics and guided walking safaris, there really is something on offer for every safari goer.
This trip is ideally suited to those looking for a truly authentic experience of Kenya’s wide-open spaces, landscapes and wildlife.
Best Time to go
1 night in Nairobi
Arrive in bustling Nairobi, the heart of East Africa, and the gateway to safari. Your VIP meet and greet service at the airport will welcome you and transfer you through to Palacina The Residence, an upmarket fully-serviced hotel in the State House area of the city.
Relax and unwind in your luxury apartment, enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor or outdoor swimming pool, and prepare for the start of your safari the following day.
Enjoy the Best of Kenya at the Bistro, showcasing Kenya’s finest produce, or enjoy a drink at the Palacina Bar.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Palacina The Residence
A stylish sanctuary in the heart of bustling Nairobi, family-owned and managed Palacina The Residence is the perfect start to your safari. The hotel is luxurious and fully serviced, with beautiful furnished apartments and large indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
2 nights in Laikipia
Today you’ll bid farewell to Nairobi and head into the diverse Laikipia region on a Chartered Scheduled Flight, to the Mugie Conservancy. This landscape is dotted with acacia trees and olive tree forests and provides a home to some unique and endangered species, such as the Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra, black rhino and wild dog.
Enjoy two nights at the luxurious and comfortable Mugie House, which will be your base for day and night game drives, bird watching on Mugie Dam, guided bush walks, meeting the patrollers of the Mugie Conservancy anti-poaching team, and big cat tracking. Other highlights and recommended experiences include sundowners on the open plains, as well as relaxed outdoor bush picnics.
An encounter with Tala the Reticulated giraffe is not to be missed! Tala came to Mugie as a young orphan, and often visits guests and the staff at the main house.
The main house with its open log fires provides a welcoming space for relaxing cocktails and delicious meals, all prepared with local ingredients from the lodge vegetable garden.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Mugie House is situated on the hillside in Laikipia’s Mugie Conservancy, and enjoys beautiful views of the unique landscape. The main house serves as a relaxed communal area for guests, while the eight stone cottages offer a private sanctuary. Each cottage has its own fireplace and luxurious en-suites, with lovely views over the colourful garden.
3 nights in the Masai Mara
Today you’ll enjoy a scenic flight into the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most prolific and well known wildlife paradise. You’ll arrive at Little Governors Camp, superbly situated in a beautiful riverine forest with waterhole views, and accessed via a short boat ride over the Mara River. The camp is also in prime position for the Great Migration which occurs cyclically each year.
Settle in for 4 unforgettable days in the Masai Mara, with a variety of excursions out into the savannah. Enjoy game drives in custom-designed vehicles and with highly-trained guides and rangers, embark on a memorable hot air balloon flight over the plains of the Mara (an additional cost), set off on a walking safari or visit one of the local Maasai villages to learn more about the iconic people of East Africa.
From full English and continental breakfasts, to fresh buffet-style lunches alfresco and a la carte dinners, your dining experience at Little Governors makes the most of local produce. You can also enjoy a bush meal and picnics for full day game drives.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Little Governors is an intimate tented camp in the heart of the Masai Mara and accessed via boat ride across the Mara River. The beautifully-appointed tents have their own private verandas and enjoy beautiful views of the waterhole near camp. Little Governors has been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating from Eco Tourism Kenya due to their sustainable practices in camp.
1 night at Palacina The Residence & Suites on a bed and breakfast basis
2 nights at Mugie House on a fully inclusive basis (select drinks, all meals, laundry, standard activities, daily excursions and village visits, airstrip transfers)
3 nights at Little Governors in a fully inclusive basis (all meals, select drinks, welcome drink and purified water, laundry, shared and scheduled game drives, airstrip transfers)
Chartered Scheduled flight between Nairobi and Laikipia
Chartered Scheduled flight between Laikipia and the Masai Mara
Chartered Scheduled flight between the Masai Mara and Nairobi
Park entrance fees
VIP Meet & Greet service at the airport
Flying Doctor Evacuation Service
Shared game drives / activities as per the itinerary
Transfers as per the itinerary
Bottled water on road safaris in the vehicle
International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
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Activities specified as additional / optional in the itinerary
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
All items of a personal nature
Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.