This tour will concentrate on the Masai Mara, regarded by many as the finest game-viewing area in Kenya. However, whereas most lodges in the Masai Mara are large, crowded, hotel-style establishments, we have selected two delightful small tented camps which are situated in two distinct areas: Naboisho Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. Although both areas are rich in wildlife, they are subtly different and provide an excellent overview of the Masai Mara’s ecology. Night-drives are available at Valley Camp
Lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena, elephant, hippopotamus and many plains game species are to be found in the vicinity of the camps and birdwatching is superb throughout the conservancies.
Game-viewing will be in the camps’ own specially adapted four-wheel-drive vehicles, driven by their own highly-skilled Masai guides. We shall endeavour, wherever possible, to avoid crowds of vehicles which can spoil one’s enjoyment of wildlife encounters.
A four-night stay at Kicheche Laikipia Camp in Northern Kenya is also available as an optional post-tour extension. The camp is located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which offers 90,000 acres of wilderness and an un-crowded environment to enjoy quality game viewing. The Conservancy is home to East Africa’s largest population of black rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and plentiful plains game. Other uncommon species include Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and patas monkeys. Night drives are available here too, providing the opportunity of seeing nocturnal species.
23rd November 2019
- Extension costs £2545