Lewa & Maasai Mara Premium Safari

Lewa & Maasai Mara Premium Safari

This six days safari combines the superb Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia in northern Kenya with the outstanding Masai Mara National Reserve in the south-west. Offering some of the best game viewing anywhere in Africa it is a great trip for those going on their first safari or for more seasoned safari goers.

Both locations are prime wildlife viewing areas. As soon as you arrive at either camp’s airstrip you are immediately aware of the large mammals. Zebra and giraffe are common. In the Lewa Conservancy you stand a very good chance of sighting both species of rhino, elephant and the elegant gerenuk. Wild dogs are also a possibility. Big cats are plentiful in the Masai Mara, one of the best places in Africa to find leopard, lion and cheetah.

Visit between (roughly) late July and the end of September to witness the Great Migration in the Masai Mara, when hundreds and thousands of migratory wildebeest pour over the plains and criss-cross the Mara River, into Kenya and Tanzania.

 

Day 1: Nairobi – Lewa Conservancy by Plane (1 hour 30 minutes)

After a beautiful morning and breakfast, transfer to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to Lewa downs conservancy. Your flight leaves at 1020hrs and arrives at 1120hrs, a one-hour flight. Upon arrival, you will be picked and transfer to Lewa Houses with game viewing en-route to check-in for lunch and rest. In the afternoon; head for an afternoon game drives until sunset.

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Lewa Conservancy
  • Lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water and selected alcoholic drinks

Day 2: Full Day in Lewa Conservancy

Do an early morning game drive; return for breakfast. Thereafter proceed for a half-day game drive exploring the conservancy: Lewa Conservancy is home to various wildlife and incorporates the extensive Ngare Ndare forest. The wildlife conservancy is an award-winning model for offering alternative safari activities and preserving the endangered black rhino. Lewa Downs is a sustainable tourism model with excellent success history in the world. The big 5, including elephants, lions, cape buffaloes, rhinos, and leopards, are found here. Lewa holds the largest population of Grevy’s zebras in the world and eastern black rhinoceros. Frequently encountered at night are leopards, bush babies, foxes, aardvarks, and caracals. In the afternoon, have a nature walk and rest as you enjoy the hotel amenities.

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Lewa Conservancy
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water and selected alcoholic drinks

Day 3: Lewa Conservancy – Masai Mara National Reserve by Plane (1 hour 25 minutes)

After an early morning game drive; return for breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, transfer to Lewa Airstrip for your scheduled morning flight to Masai Mara; a one hour, 25 minutes. Arrive in good time to be picked by the guide, transfer to the camp with game drive en-route. Check-in for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, head for a game drive until sunset.

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water and selected alcoholic drinks

Day 4: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

Do an early morning game drive; return to the camp for breakfast. Thereafter, leave for a full day game drive with lunch at the camp. The Masai Mara reserve will tickle your thrill spot with Kenya’s richest concentration of wildlife. The lush golden grassland plains are filled with plentiful zebras, lions, and wild beasts, with a real-life alacrity of on-camera safari expeditions. This acacia land brings you goosebumps with the cheerful sight of the five giants, the elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and wild buffaloes. Feel the intriguing sense of nomadic life with captivating daytime activities and splendid overnight stays at camps on this trip to Masai Mara Safari. In the afternoon, during a game drive, you will break for a Maasai village visit to learn their way of life and do dancing.

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water and selected alcoholic drinks

Day 5: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

Embark on an early morning game drive at dawn, returning to the camp in your own time for a full hunter’s breakfast, served al fresco overlooking the waterhole. After breakfast there is the opportunity to take another game drive along the banks of the Mara River, or visit some of our responsible tourism community initiatives, or enjoy a unique cultural experience with a visit to a Masai Manyatta (village). After lunch, an afternoon game drive finishes with drinks around the camp fire and a scrumptious dinner.

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water and selected alcoholic drinks

Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi by Plane (45 minutes – 1 hour)

Do an early morning game drive, return to the camp for a full buffet breakfast and morning rest. Mid-day, transfer to the airstrip for an afternoon flight return to Nairobi. Arrive in good time for pick up at Wilson Airport and Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your hotel.

  • No accommodation, this is the last day
  • Breakfast and lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water and selected alcoholic drinks

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

What’s Included

  • All transfers
  • All accommodations during the tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Flight from Nairobi to Lewa, Lewa to Masai Mara & Masai Mara to Nairobi
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • English speaking tour guides/driver
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and entry fees
  • Personalized private service

What’s Not Included

  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

Additional remarks
• We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of nonavailability.
• Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

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