Maasai Mara Conservancies

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The private conservancies on Maasai land around the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve are a relatively recent phenomenon and have become hugely successful in terms of wildlife conservation, community engagement and visitor experience. These are areas where, unlike the reserve itself, visitor numbers are strictly limited; there are no more than 12 tents per camp; and there's a minimum of 3km² of wildlife-viewing conservancy land per tent. Most of the time, you will have the bush and the animals to yourself and, unlike inside the reserve, you can do night game drives and bush walks.

These areas feel to us like the future of wildlife conservation, and the big mammals now flooding out of the reserve into the wider dispersal area – including elephants, large prides of lions and other big cats, giraffe and a host of plains grazers – seem instinctively to agree.

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African Hawk-eagle Fly-in Safari

African Hawk-eagle Fly-in Safari

| 11 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$6,992-8,149
Covering three contrasting regions of Kenya – two in the north and one in the southwest – this unforgettable 12-night safari starts with three days at the world-famous Lewa Wildlife Conservancy , north of Mount Kenya, where you can ride as well as walk and do ... More about African Hawk-eagle Fly-in Safari
Black Kite Fly-in Safari

Black Kite Fly-in Safari

| 12 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$6,268-8,104
Kenya’s remarkable diversity of ecosystems is one of its most outstanding features. This rewarding safari takes in three of the country’s most iconic regions. You’ll spend three days exploring the little visited Meru National Park , east of Mount Kenya. Then ... More about Black Kite Fly-in Safari
De Brazza Monkey Fly-in Safari

De Brazza Monkey Fly-in Safari

| 9 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$6,715-8,581
This spectacular air safari covers two extremes of Kenya's diverse landscapes - the wild and remote semi-arid north of the Namunyak Conservancy and the lush savannahs and woodlands of the Maasai Mara ecosytem in the south-west of the country. In the north you'll ... More about De Brazza Monkey Fly-in Safari
Gabar Goshawk Fly-in Safari

Gabar Goshawk Fly-in Safari

| 10 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$5,273-6,865
If you’re interested as much in Kenya’s people as its wildlife and landscapes, then this unusual, 9-night safari might be just what you’re looking for. Your trip starts in the community-run Il Ngwesi Conservancy in Laikipia and then goes on to Maasai Mara’s Olare ... More about Gabar Goshawk Fly-in Safari
Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

| 9 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$5,072-6,413
This 8-night fly-in safari encapsulates the contrast between the hilly and rugged pastures of Laikipia, north of Mount Kenya and the plains and wooded river margins of the Maasai Mara. Starting in Laikipia, you'll have the chance to ride and walk (as well as ... More about Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari
Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$4,656-6,309
This exciting safari itinerary includes three nights in wild dog country at a new bush camp in Laikipia and four nights in the Maasai Mara’s Mara Naboisho Conservancy amid large prides of lion, prolific elephant herds and hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra... More about Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari
Harrier Hawk Fly-in Safari

Harrier Hawk Fly-in Safari

| 5 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$2,795-3,463
This intense wildlife-watching trip to one of Africa’s greatest ecosystems focuses on four days spent exploring the Olare Motorogi Conservancy of the Maasai Mara. Noted for being excellent lion country, this area consistently delivers stunning wildlife sightings ... More about Harrier Hawk Fly-in Safari
Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$4,216-5,811
Dramatic landscapes and superb guiding are the hallmarks of this thrilling 9-night safari, taking in semi-arid northern Kenya and the wildlife-rich Maasai Mara ecostyem. You’ll start the safari in the spectacular Kalama Conservancy neigbouring the Samburu National ... More about Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari
Long-crested Eagle Fly-in Safari

Long-crested Eagle Fly-in Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$3,936-4,622
This popular safari starts with a full day and night in the Nairobi National Park, followed by 3 days in Meru National Park, northeast of Mount Kenya and 3 days in the Mara North Conservancy bordering Maasai Mara National Reserve. You’ll explore the beautiful ... More about Long-crested Eagle Fly-in Safari
Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari

Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari

| 7 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$3,959-7,006
This 6-night, luxury safari includes two contrasting regions of Kenya – the remote Meru National Park, northeast of Mount Kenya and the Ol Derikesi Conservancy, bordering Maasai Mara National Reserve. Starting in Meru, you’ll explore the park’s lush stream margins ... More about Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari
Sitatunga Lewa Fly-in Safari

Sitatunga Lewa Fly-in Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$6,738-8,673
If you're looking for a very comfortable safari that truly captures the spirit of Kenya's extraordinary diversity, then this 7-night, 8-day wildlife-watching trip might be ideal. Incorporating a night at a beautiful, boutique lodge in Nairobi National Park, a ... More about Sitatunga Lewa Fly-in Safari
Tawny Eagle Fly-in Safari

Tawny Eagle Fly-in Safari

| 7 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$4,521-5,028
The extraordinary range of landscape and environment are one of Kenya’s hallmarks. This exciting, 8-night safari takes you from northern Kenya’s remote Lekurruki Community Ranch, with its gaunt cliffs and forests, to the lush woods and grasslands of the Siana Group Ranch... More about Tawny Eagle Fly-in Safari
Wahlberg's Eagle Fly-in Safari

Wahlberg's Eagle Fly-in Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$3,457-3,888
This great-value 9-night safari offers a combination of environmentally friendly safari accommodation with wonderful wildlife areas in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara. The safari begins with a 3-night stay on El Karama ranch, north of Mount Kenya and the chance ... More about Wahlberg's Eagle Fly-in Safari