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10

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Safari: Kenya

Masai Mara wildlife discovery

The Masai Mara is the world's most prolific game viewing area for big cats and the Great Migration
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Matthys van Aswegen

This journey will give you a better understanding of the different areas within the greater Mara ecosystem. Although you could spend months in the Masai Mara, 10 days will give you the ultimate Greater Masai Mara experience, with time both inside and outside the reserve. This safari concentrates on the Mara confluence inside the reserve, Mara North, Olare Orok and Naibosho conservancies.

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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Nairobi, your arrival

When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International, you'll be picked up and transferred to the famous Giraffe Manor, the perfect start to your safari in Kenya. Overnight, with dinner and breakfast included.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast
Transport: Included

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2

The Masai Mara itself

You'll be driven to Wilson airport to catch your flight to the Masai Mara. When you arrive at Ol Kiombo airstrip you'll be met by your driver guide and transferred to Rekero Camp for lunch. Inside the Mara, Rekero Camp is at the prime location of the Mara confluence. Enjoy your first afternoon in the heart of the Masai Mara exploring Paradise Plains and Musiara Swamp, made famous by the BBC’s Big Cat Diaries and Jonathan and Angie Scott.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Transport: Included

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The Mara confluence

On your first full day inside the Masai Mara, you'll go down to the Mara River to look for crossings, then spend the afternoon in search of possible cat interaction. The Mara confluence is a prime non-mass-tourism location inside the Mara and an ideal start to your Masai Mara experience.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Transport: Included

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Mara North's famous leopard gorge

You'll go into the heart of the Mara North Conservancy where Leopard Gorge was made famous by Jonathan Scott’s filming. Walk, go on a night drive and experience the Mara North at what we believe is the best camp, Kicheche Mara Camp. Overnight, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Location, loction, location

Start your day with an early morning drive to see what's happened the night before – nocturnal animals and cats are still active in the early morning. Return to camp for a late breakfast and a morning walk. Try to make the most of the late afternoon and evening drives after sundowners. Overnight again at Kicheche Mara Camp, with meals and drinks included.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Olare Orok, the best outside the Mara

Olare Orok, or Olare Motorogi Conservancy as it is now called, is probably the best of all the conservancies bordering the Masai Mara Reserve. The location is pristine, not too close to the western escarpment with its big hotels and light pollution but close enough to the Masai Mara core area to have good wildlife viewing all year round. You'll move to Kicheche’s sister camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy overnight, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Walking, night drives and off-road driving

Olare Orok is the oldest of the Mara conservancies and pioneered the conservancy concept. Make the most of the early morning and late afternoon game drives, with a walk in between. Enjoy the camp fire at night and what's claimed to be the area with the highest concentration of lions in Africa. Kicheche is ideal for photography and has expert guiding and hosting. Overnight at Kicheche Bush Camp, with meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Naibosho's elephant and great guiding

Naibosho has more woodland than most of the other conservancies in the area, to give you a different experience. There's also good walking, with bigger mammal species like elephant and giraffe. Enjoy your first afternoon game driving and exploring this eastern conservancy. Overnight at Naibosho Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Spend a night fly-camping

We highly recommend that you take a night out of your lodge accommodation to go fly-camping (temporary mobile camp) on the hill overlooking the Masai Mara. Naibosho has an excellent walking guide and we recommend the two- to three-hour walk with Roelof before overnighting at the fly-camp. If walking isn't for you, enjoy normal game drives and other activities. Overnight at Naibosho Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

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Fly Home

You'll be driven back to the airstrip for your flight back to Wilson airport, and then transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International for your connecting flight.

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