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Big Cat Safari

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This Kenyan holiday combines some of the best wildlife areas in Kenya with the opportunity to stay in small and exclusive safari camps and eco-lodges. It is an ideal safari to escape from the crowds and visit private conservancies where you are able to walk with Masai warriors and guides and venture out for night drives. The camps are committed to helping preserve Africa's unique wildlife, landscapes and supporting local communities. This wildlife safari visits reserves known for thier 'Big Cat' populations including Ol Kinyei Conservancy and the world famous Masai Mara.

Big Cat Safari Highlights

  • Selenkay Conservancy
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Nakura
  • Ol Kinyei Conservancy
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1- Nairobi

Fly from London Heathrow to Nairobi, Kenya's capital.

Day 2 - Amboseli

Drive 160 km into the heart of Masailand to the Selenkay Conservancy and check in at the camp. The Selenkay Conservancy lies off the beaten track a few miles north of Amboseli National Park. This wilderness area is owned by the local Masai community and is home to a vast diversity of wildlife. After lunch take a game walk with Masai warriors and a guide, and visit a local Masai village. Take a late afternoon game drive to explore the area. (l,d)

  • Overnight Amboseli Porini Camp

Day 3 - Amboseli

After an early breakfast, drive through Selenkay Conservation Area and into Amboseli National Park. Enjoy a morning game drive, followed by a picnic lunch surrounded by beautiful scenery. Return to Porini Camp in the early afternoon and relax at camp before a late afternoon game drive, sundowner and night drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Amboseli Porini Camp

Day 4 - Lake Nakuru

Enjoy an early game drive to view the morning activity. After breakfast drive back to Nairobi for lunch then continue on to the Great Rift Valley to the 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy (120 km). Take an afternoon escorted game walk through the conservancy. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Mbweha Camp

Day 5 - Lake Nakuru

Drive to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake is a haven for pink flamingos while the surrounding national park has one of the largest concentrations of rhinos in the country as well as a good population of leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch and afternoon game drive. Return to Congreve Conservancy for a night game drive with possible sightings of leopards and servals. (b,l.d)

  • Overnight Mbweha Camp

Day 6 - Masai Mara

Drive 120 km to Nairobi in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Take in the views on a 1 hour light aircraft flight to the Mara. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the private Ol Kinyei Conservancy noted for its large resident pride of lions. This exclusive wildlife conservancy is a pristine wilderness of open savannah plains and forest with spectacular views across the Mara. Enjoy a sundowner and night game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Porini Mara Camp

Day 7 - Masai Mara

For a truly memorable experience take an optional early morning balloon flight over the Mara* before a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a stop for a picnic lunch. Return to the Ol Kinyei Conservancy for a sundowner and night game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Porini Mara Camp

Day 8 - Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Take a morning walk in the conservancy with Masai warriors who will give an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. After breakfast, take a light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour) then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 8 (includes lunch in the Mara) - price on request.

Please Note: Children aged 8 and below are not permitted on this safari.
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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