LUXURY BUSH CAMP EXPERIENCE – FLY-IN SAFARI
7 Days / 6 Nights Fly-In Safari
Travel to two of Kenya’s best wildlife areas on this exclusive fly-in safari. You will find the perfect combination of the comforts of luxury travel along with awesome safari game-viewing. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy allows you to observe many of Africa’s most threatened species in their natural environment. The Mara North Conservancy will further acquaint you with Africa’s wildlife, pure and untamed. All the while being hosted at splendid accommodations, offering a variety of exciting activities. Prepare to want to make every beautiful second count.
Day 1-7 | Kenya
- Flights from Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, from Ol Pejeta to Mara North Conservancy and back to Nairobi again
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy: game drives against the backdrop of Mt Kenya, Big Five, many rhinos, many activities
- Mara North Conservancy: abundance of wildlife all year, low tourist density, beautiful camp location
Mara in Style - Fly-In Safari
Min number to guarantee tour: private safari
Max number of participants:
private safari (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: any day of your choice
Price: from 5,225 USD
Single Supplement: from 1,260 USD
Day 1 | Nairobi – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Greeted with a warm smile in the morning, your transfer driver will bring you from your hotel to Wilson Airport in Nairobi for your Kenya fly-in safari. A short flight to Nanyuki or Komok Airstrip awaits you and should the weather play along, you will get a bird’s eye view of the impressive Mt. Kenya, towering over the land below. As you make your way towards your camp, you will soon realise that your safari has already begun – look out for your first wildlife encounters. The magnificent Ol Pejeta Bush Camp will be your home for the coming days. Nestled between indigenous trees, this eco-friendly camp comprises of only seven luxurious tents overlooking a waterhole. It is perfect for relaxation. In the afternoon you go on your first game drive in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where you can marvel at the wildlife the area has to offer. As the evening sets in, you return to your camp, where a mouth-watering three course meal awaits you.Lunch | Dinner
Day 2 | Ol Pejeta Conservancy
You may want to start your day early, drive out onto the plains and see the sun rise up from behind Mt Kenya – for these are the moments you shall not easily forget. More than simply a beautiful natural setting, these are also the ideal conditions for a safari. Your game drive takes you through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to some of Africa’s most vulnerable and threatened species. The conservancy contains the largest population of black rhinos in Kenya and performs a vital role in the conservation of the species. It also holds Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Jackson’s Hartebeest, all of which are considered endangered. Together with a healthy population of elephants and a significant number of predators, including the rare African wild dog, it has all the makings of an unforgettable safari. Lunch can be enjoyed back at the camp and in the afternoon, you may decide to go on another game drive or visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary (optional). The sanctuary serves as a refuge for rescued chimpanzee and is the only place in Kenya where they can be seen. With another exciting day drawing to a close, you return to your camp, sit by the campfire and listen to the sounds of the natural world around you.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 3 | Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Your camp and its spectacular location allow you to personalise your adventure. So if you would like to go on a game walk escorted by a local guide, visit the local canine anti-poaching-unit, take part in the lion tracking project or if you are an experienced horse rider and would like to ride amongst the animals in a predator-free zone, speak to your hosts and decide on your perfect morning activity. Following a relaxing lunch at your camp you may choose to go on an afternoon game drive. Your camp is one of the very few, who operate an electric safari vehicle. Provided the vehicle is available, it gives you the unique opportunity of silently approaching the wildlife around you, whilst in a fully equipped safari vehicle. Alternatively, visit the Morani Information Centre where you can observe the last two northern white rhinos on our planet, a truly moving experience. Or perhaps you would like to embark on a night game drive, to find some of the more elusive animals in the area. Whatever you choose, today has the makings of a unique safari day on your Kenya fly-in safari.
Some activities come at an extra cost and need to be booked in advance. Please contact us.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 4 | Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Mara North Conservancy
Following a hearty breakfast, you make your way to the airstrip and step aboard your flight to Mara North Conservancy. Friendly faces await you in this private conservancy and bring you from the airstrip to your next camp, the Elephant Pepper Camp. The drive to the camp is in itself already a short game drive. With only ten elegant tents, the camp is located in a beautiful valley and provides the perfect conditions for an exclusive safari experience. Lunch can be enjoyed under the shade of one of the camp’s trees and in the afternoon, your game drive will introduce you to the area and some of its natural inhabitants. Later in the evening, you can take delight in a scrumptious dinner prepared for you by the Elephant Pepper Camp.
During the low season, it may occur that the flight from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to the Mara North Conservancy is via Nairobi.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 5 | Mara North Conservancy – Masai Mara Game Reserve
On this Kenya fly-in safari, it is those who rise early who are often most rewarded. So as the sun rises and the open savannah comes to light, you can marvel at the wildlife before you. The Masai Mara is most famous for the Great Migration taking place every year and is your destination for today. Millions of wildebeest and zebras migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara, following the rains and in search of fresh grass. But the area is famed for providing tremendous game viewing all year round, not only during the Migration. Elephants roam here as they have for thousands of years and predators continue to stalk their prey. After an eventful safari day with exciting game drives, you return to your camp and later, when you are sitting around the campfire, you will be sure to have plenty of new stories to tell.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6 | Mara North Conservancy
Should you wish to stretch your legs a little and gain a new perspective of the area, an escorted bush walk in the fresh morning air might just be the thing for you. Through your trained guide, learn not only about the Big 5, but also about the smaller creatures which play such an important role in the preservation of a healthy ecosystem. Later, return to your camp and find a cosy corner to relax in. Your camp is wonderfully located, and it is not uncommon for game to wander right beside your “doorstep”. In the afternoon you may choose to go out on another game drive or perhaps you would like to learn more about the Masai and their proud heritage and customs. The camp offers a visit to a local Masai village nearby where you have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their way of life.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 7 | Mara North Conservancy – Nairobi
By now you most likely instinctively rise with the morning sun and the chirping of the birds. So, have a cup of coffee or tea, before heading out for another morning game drive. You might see something you have never seen before. A wholesome breakfast is awaiting you at the camp, before it is time to say your good-byes. You will be brought to the airstrip from which your flight takes you back to Nairobi in order for you to continue your travels. Your Kenya fly-in safari has come to an end. We hope to see you again!Breakfast
Optional: You have the option to also visit the Masai Mara Game Reserve on Day 6. Spectacular balloon safaris are offered within the Game Reserve too. Please contact us for additional costs.
Please note: on domestic flights, luggage is restricted to 15 kg (incl. hand luggage) in a soft bag.
- Flights as per itinerary
- Airstrip transfers
- Safari activities: shared and scheduled game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle, shared bush walk
- One visit to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
- All conservancy fees
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- 6 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- All drinks (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits) at the camps
- Activities as per itinerary
- Community Trust contribution
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- Additional flights (international and domestic)
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Park fees & private vehicle fee for additional visit to Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- This Kenya fly-in safari is a private tour and hence the group will only consist of the people you chose to travel with.
- Please note however that the activities at the camp are shared activities.
- There is no age limit, but please keep in mind that parents are responsible for their children at all times.
- Age restrictions apply to certain camp activities
- You overnight in tented camps. Tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges. All tents are fitted with a spacious en-suite bathroom with running hot and cold water.
- On the first day of your Kenya fly-in safari, you board a light aircraft that will take you from Nairobi to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. You also have a flight taking you between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Mara North Conservancy. On the last day you fly from the Mara North Conservancy back to Nairobi.
- During the low season, it may occur that the flight from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to the Mara North Conservancy is via Nairobi.
- During the game drives you will be driven in specially converted open 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Land Cruiser) designed for safari comfort and photography.
- Meals are included as stated in the itinerary and you will dine at the respective accommodation. Breakfast and lunch can be eaten at the camp or en-route in form of pre-packed picnic. A three-course menu is typically served for dinner. The meal plan further includes all drinks (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits).
- Meals at the camp are mostly Western in style and high hygiene standards are observed. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
- Upon booking of your Kenya fly-in safari you will receive a detailed packing list that will assist you in deciding what to bring.
- Yes, luggage is restricted to 15 kg per person on domestic flights, inclusive of one small piece of hand luggage. Preferably in a soft bag or rucksack.
- Yes, you should bring along some cash for extras like souvenirs and tips.
- Please make sure that your USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills will not be accepted.
- Tipping the camp staff and your guide is customary in Kenya and recommended is 15-30 USD per group per day, which will be split between the camp staff and your guide.
- Entry requirements vary depending on the citizenship of the traveller. As of 01.01.2021, visas will no longer be issued upon arrival and e-visas will become compulsory. It is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of all required documents. We strongly suggest that you contact your respective embassy for the latest visa regulations.
- In general, East Africa poses no higher health risks than many other destinations. Please consult your GP or a tropical disease institute regarding appropriate vaccinations etc. before your departure. For your own safety please inform us about any intolerances or allergies you may have against any medications or of any medical conditions (e.g. high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, heart conditions, etc.) when you book your trip. Please also inform your guide before the start of the tour.
- In theory, there is a possibility of contracting malaria in all East African countries. Malaria is caused by one-cell parasites and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Different medications can offer a prophylaxis but some need to be taken before you start travelling. You should consult your GP or the institute for tropical diseases to get medical advice. Our experience suggests that medications which have been on the market for some time (e.g. Lariam) can lead to severe side effects and therefore may compromise your trip.
- Prevention is always better than cure; the best prevention is not to get bitten by wearing long trousers, socks, closed shoes and long-sleeved tops during the evening hours. The use of anti-mosquito sprays and creams can further help to reduce the risk of being bitten.