Experience some of the best that Kenya has to offer on this 9-day luxury safari, from Lake Naivasha in Nakuru country, to the expansive Laikipia plateau and ending in the pristine Masai Mara.
This classic safari includes prime wildlife viewing, a visit to the Great Rift Valley Lakes with boating excursions around the lake as well as to beautiful Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching over 450 bird species, intriguing night safaris, Maasai cultural visits and luxury accommodation in the most incredible settings.
Begin your safari with spectacular views over Lake Naivasha, at tranquil Loldia House, which embodies the classic country lifestyle of rural Kenya. You’ll then head into a private wildlife conservancy in Laikipia of almost 50,000 acres, hosting an array of impactful community and conservation programs. Mugie House has a diverse array of wildlife locations and activities. Finally, your safari ends in the best wildlife viewing location in the Masai Mara National Reserve: Governors’ Camp is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer.
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2 nights in Lake Naivasha
Starting this Kenyan safari, you will spend two full days exploring the north-western shores and discovering the spectacular views of Lake Naivasha. This incredible lake has many different types of wildlife with a sizable hippo population, as well as crayfish, tilapia and black bass. There are 400 species of birds to be spotted, including great cormorants, fish eagles, pelicans and a variety of beautiful kingfishers.
You will also get to experience Crescent Island, located on Lake Naivasha. Said to be one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, Crescent Island is often called Naivasha’s best-kept secret. Spend time relaxing among her of wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra and gazelle, and then head out on a day trip to the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park, which is world-famous for its prolific flocks of colourful flamingos.
Enjoy a hearty African bush picnic on Crescent Island with a 360-degree view across the Lake, on a guided tour.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Loldia House is situated on a large conservancy on the spectacular shores of Lake Naivasha, and which reaches as far as the indigenous Eburru Forest. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance of this farm-style homestead, where the resident wildlife graze the lawns and lush gardens create a peaceful place to unwind. The luxury en-suite cottages are stylish yet traditional, and all enjoy beautiful views of the lake beyond.
3 nights in Mugie Conservancy
Today you’ll arrive in the beautiful 50,000 acre Mugie Conservancy, which is situated in the Laikipia Region. As a significant wildlife access route between Laikipia and the northern Samburu lands, this picturesque landscape is filled with savannah, scrubland and olive forests, which is home to a multitude of big game, plus endemic Kenyan species, such as Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and the unique reticulated giraffe.
You’ll enjoy a few days at charming Mugie House, which offers a variety of activities and experiences. Enjoy morning and evening game drives, guided walks, sunset drinks around Mugie Dam, meeting the anti-poaching unit and even meet Tala the reticulated giraffe, who was bought to the conservancy at just a few days old by a local goat herder, and who remains a wonderful character at Mugie.
An infinity pool offers lovely, shaded areas and a casual alfresco dining area.
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 well-known wildlife paradise. You’ll arrive at Governors Camp, tucked away on the forested banks of the Mara River. Located in the pristine spot of wilderness which is home to an incredible array of wildlife. This camp is located right in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Masai Mara. The entire camp is under canvas with all the comforts of a luxury hotel.
Today you’ll fly into the incredible Masai Mara National Reserve, known as the home of the annual Wildebeest Migration, and the scene for some truly spectacular year-round game viewing. Governor’s Camp – your accommodation for the next few days – was one of the first camps in the Mara, and as such, enjoys a prime location close to key migration areas.
Spend the next few days out on early morning and late afternoon game drives, enjoying guided walks, perhaps a special hot air balloon safari, a cultural visit to the local Maasai village, or even some time spent at the Mara-Meru Cheetah Project.
Enjoy a luxury packed picnic while on safari, then relax around the fire in the dining tent in the evenings.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Governors Camp is the Masai Mara’s first permanent tented camp, and has remained in its original location since 1972. Enjoying spectacular year-round game viewing, Governors is also unpretentious while offering a wonderful level of luxury. Enjoy private river views from your tent which has its own private veranda and en-suite bathroom. The main area has a bar and dining area overlooking the landscape beyond.
VIP Meet and greet service at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Road transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport
Scheduled charter flight from Wilson Airport to Loldia Airstrip
2 nights Loldia House on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities: day trip to Lake Nakuru, game viewing by boat on Lake Naivasha, day and night game drives in the Loldia Conservancy, boat & picnic trip to Cresent Island)
Scheduled Charter Flight from Loldia airstrip to Loisaba airstrip.
Transfer from Loisaba airstrip to Governors Mugie House.
3 nights at Mugie House on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities: day & night game drives, guided walks, sleep-out on the deck overlooking Mugie Dam)
Transfer to Loisaba airstrip for your scheduled Charter flight departing to the Mara Game Reserve. Transfer from Musiara airstrip to Governors Camp.
3 nights at Governors Camp on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities: game drives, walking safaris, local Maasai village visit)
Transfer to Musiara airstrip.
Scheduled charter flight to Wilson Airport.
International flights, air and airport taxes
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