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Mara and Laikipia - Kenyan Secrets

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This safari provides the perfect opportunity to experience total immersion in the life and goings on of a working cattle ranch. Enjoy a three-day stay at the rustic yet luxurious family run lodge Borana Lodge. Located on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau, this lodge offers panoramic views of Mount Kenya while the surrounding area is also home to a diversity of wildlife. Fly to the spectacular Masai Mara and take the chance to view Africa’s 'big five' – lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard and elephant. With expert safari guides and fantastic scenery you’ll enjoy a truly memorable Kenyan holiday experience.

Mara & Laikipia Highlights

  • Borana Lodge working cattle ranch
  • Laikipia Plateau
  • Mount Kenya
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1 - Fly to Nairobi

Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 - Nairobi

On arrival in Nairobi transfer to the House of Waine, a delightful 11 room hotel, for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally).

  • Overnight at House of Waine

Day 3 - Laikipia

Fly by light aircraft to Lewa (approximately 1 hour) and enjoy a late afternoon game drive in Laikipia. This area has become a sanctuary for elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo and hosts Kenya's highest population of endangered black rhinos. Borana Lodge is a working cattle ranch and offers rustic yet luxurious accommodations. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight at Borana Lodge

Days 4 & 5 - Laikipia

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives and make use of the lodge's leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, curio shop and resident masseuse. Other activities available at the lodge include horse riding, guided walks, biking, lake fishing and bird watching. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight at Borana Lodge

Day 6 - Masai Mara

Transfer to Lewa Airstrip for the light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 2 hours). Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this spectacular wilderness area before returning to Rekero Camp where you can enjoy bush meals and fine dining. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight at Rekero Camp

Day 7 - Masai Mara

Take an optional early morning balloon flight* over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure then after lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight at Rekero Camp

Day 8 - Masai Mara

Early morning and late afternoon game drives. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight at Rekero Camp

Day 9 - Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow (b)

Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 (includes lunch in the Mara) - price on request.

Please Note: Rekero Camp is closed in April, May and November.
This safari is offered on a daily basis and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.Distances and durations are approximate. Safari routings and/or lodges may vary for operational reasons.
*The Masai Mara balloon flight is an additional optional excursion.

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