MARA IN STYLE – FLY-IN SAFARI
4 Days / 3 Nights Fly-In Safari
After only a short flight from Nairobi you find yourself in the beautiful landscape of the Mara North Conservancy, surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. Due to the low tourist density in the private conservancy, you can immerse yourself in this undisturbed and exclusive safari experience. Magnificently located overlooking the open savannah, you overnight at the perfect base for this truly memorable safari.
Day 1-4 | Kenya
- Flight from Nairobi to Mara North Conservancy and back to Nairobi again
- Mara North Conservancy: abundance of wildlife all year, low tourist density, beautiful camp location
Luxury Bush Camp Experience - Fly-In Safari
Min number to guarantee tour:
Max number of participants:
private safari (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: any day of your choice
Price: from 2,805 USD
Single Supplement: from 855 USD
Day 1 | Nairobi – Mara North Conservancy
You start the first day of your Masai Mara fly-in safari filled with excitement for the adventure that lies ahead. Around 10 am you will be met at your hotel in Nairobi and brought to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Mara North Conservancy. On a cloudless day, during your short 45-minute flight, you can watch as the landscape changes below you. The Mara North is a private conservancy, forming a part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem. The area boasts phenomenal wildlife and due to the fact that the conservancy strictly controls the vehicle density in the region, you are set to have an exclusive safari experience during your stay. On your way to the Elephant Pepper Camp, you will already receive your first taste of the game viewing the region has to offer. Located in the valley of the Mara North Conservancy, with vast views of the plains ahead, the Elephant Pepper Camp will be your home for the following three nights. Lunch will be served at the camp and in the afternoon, you will embark on your first proper game drive. At sunset, you return to your camp and enjoy a delicious three course meal. Welcome to the bush – your adventure has begun! Lunch | Dinner
Day 2 | Mara North Conservancy
Awake in the early morning hours and head out for a game drive with the rising sun. Many animals are most active at dawn and you will want to make the most of your awesome location. The area is famed for its many predators – lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas are spotted more commonly than in many other regions. They prey on the zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, impala, and eland found nearby. Breakfast will be a picnic in the great outdoors, before heading back to your camp at noon. Here you will have a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings. In the afternoon, another game drive gets underway and perhaps you spot some of the animals you missed earlier on. Then, as the sun begins to set over the savannah, you enjoy a sundowner drink and slowly return to your camp for another fantastic dinner. Your second night on your Masai Mara fly-in safari.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 3 | Masai Mara Game Reserve
On safari, no day is like the other – you never can tell what awaits you. To make the most of the day, a hearty breakfast is served at camp before you depart on a full day’s game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. You will cover wide, open grasslands, dotted with acacia trees along the way. Your safari guide is skilled and experienced and will help you spot animals which might otherwise have gone unnoticed. There is no rush today, so observe the behaviour of the various animals you encounter and learn more about the natural world. A picnic lunch will be provided, and in the afternoon, you return to your camp. Here you enjoy the evening by sitting by the campfire, with a starry night sky above you and the sounds of the African bush around you.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 4 | Mara North Conservancy – Nairobi
For those whose thirst for adventure is not yet quenched, a morning bush walk, escorted by a local guide is offered. A wonderful way to stretch your legs and immerse yourself in nature. After a relaxed breakfast, it is time to say your good-byes. You will be brought to the Mara North airstrip and fly back to Nairobi, enriched with new experiences and unforgettable memories. Your Masai Mara fly-in safari has come to an end. We hope to see you soon!Breakfast
Optional: You have the option to also visit the main Masai Mara Game Reserve on Day 2. 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 (Nairobi – Mara North return)
- 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
- 3 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- All drinks (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits) at the camp
- Community Trust contribution
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- Additional flights (international and domestic)
- Park fees & private vehicle fee for additional visit to Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- This Masai Mara 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 Masai Mara fly-in safari, you will board a light aircraft that will take you from Nairobi to the Mara North Conservancy and on the last day back from the Mara North Conservancy to Nairobi again.
- 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 Masai Mara 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.