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 Finfoot Fly-in Safari

African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$7,523-10,702
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 African Finfoot Fly-in Safari
Black Kite Fly-in Safari

Black Kite Fly-in Safari

| 11 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$5,801-7,601
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. After a day at the lovely Emakoko in Nairobi National Park, you’ll spend three days exploring the little ... More about Black Kite Fly-in Safari
Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

| 8 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$4,146-6,811
This exciting safari itinerary includes three nights in wild dog country at a remote 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$3,049-3,762
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$4,532-6,100
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$4,377-5,214
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 the 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$3,979-5,014
This 6-night, luxury safari includes two contrasting regions of Kenya – the remote Meru National Park, northeast of Mount Kenya and the Mara North 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