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African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

After a unique start in Nairobi National Park, classic, luxurious camps combine for a high-end and exclusive safari in fantastic wildlife destinations.

African Finfoot Fly-in Safari: Summary

African Finfoot Safari in a nutshell

Beginning in Nairobi, what better way to introduce yourself to a safari than by spending the first night in Nairobi National Park – the only protected safari destination within a city? Lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and giraffe are all regularly spotted in the park and The Emakoko, found in the quiet southern region, is a lovely, owner-run base from which to explore the park and Nairobi’s other wildlife attractions.

Moving on to the exclusive Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia, this region offers a great range of wildlife species and different safari activities. Sirikoi is one of the most luxurious and exclusive camps in the region, with just four tents and two private houses. Delicious meals, great guiding, an intimate setting and high-end extras such as spa treatments and helicopter flights make Sirikoi a superb choice.

Mara Plains is one of the top camps in the Maasai Mara, providing a highly luxurious base to enjoy the fantastic wildlife, in particular the big cats in the Olare-Motorogi Conservancy. Its proximity to the main reserve means the famed wildebeest migration is also accessible throughout July–September. The camp is stylish and traditional with wonderful views across the plains, and each room is equipped with Swarovski binoculars and a Canon DSLR plus lenses.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
1 night The Emakoko - Nairobi, Kenya Full Board & Activities
3 nights Sirikoi - Laikipia, Kenya Full Board & Activities
3 nights Mara Plains Camp - Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya Full Board & Activities
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

The Emakoko

Day 1

The Emakoko is a unique, owner-managed lodge that opened in 2012. It straddles the southern boundary of Nairobi National Park, marked by the gorge of the Mbagathi River in an area where three rivers converge. The lodge has the national park's much underrated game-viewing areas on its doorstep and easy access to both Nairobi's airports.

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Sirikoi

Days 2-5

Sirikoi is a luxury safari camp and lodge, located by a game-rich waterhole in a private, 7000 acre (28-square-kilometre) area of the 250-square-kilometre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, in south-eastern Laikipia. With only a handful of tents it aims to offer a very high-quality, personal experience.

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Mara Plains Camp

Days 5-8

Nestled in the trees on the edge of the Ntiakatek stream in the 120km² (30,000 acre) private Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, Mara Plains is a small, luxury tented camp which prides itself on offering personal, high-level service. Along with access to Olare-Motorogi, the camp is also a member of Mara North Conservancy and within easy reach of the Maasai Mara National Reserve (one full-day visit to the reserve per stay in camp is included in your rates), so you have more than 2,000 square kilometres to explore.

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The Emakoko

The Emakoko

Nairobi, Kenya

Sirikoi

Sirikoi

Laikipia, Kenya

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp

Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this African Finfoot Fly-in Safari.

  • A big-game safari with Nairobi as the backdrop
  • Enjoying private day and night drives at Sirikoi
  • Learning about rhino conservation at Lewa
  • Indulging in Mara Plains' wine cellars
  • Using Swarovski binos and Canon cameras in the Mara

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the African Finfoot Fly-in Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Elephant encounter

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Horse-riding

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the African Finfoot Fly-in Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Black Rhino

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Striped Hyena

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Wild dog

5% chance

Pangolin

2% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the African Finfoot Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Balloon flight over the Mara

Balloon flight over the Mara

3 hours in total - morning only

With the sun rising over the Loita Hills, you scramble into the balloon basket for the start of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re about to go drifting with the breeze above the trees and plains of one of the world’s greatest wildlife regions.

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Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit

Nairobi Elephant Orphanage visit

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Nairobi Giraffe Centre visit

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Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve

All day from sunrise to sunset

If you're not staying in the Maasai Mara National Reserve itself, you're likely to be staying in one of the outstandingly wildlife-rich Maasai-owned private conservancies just outside the reserve boundary. A full-day game drive in the reserve gives you the chance to visit the Mara River and see some of the reserve's fabled wildlife locations.

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87% (20 reviews)
Safari in Nairobi National Park

Safari in Nairobi National Park

Half day - AM or PM, or full day

It is truly remarkable that the plains and woodland of Nairobi National Park, an area of around 70km² (some 17,000 acres) should exist in a near-natural state so close to the city that in any other conurbation they would just be suburbs.

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96% (9 reviews)
Scenic Biplane Flight on Lewa Conservancy

Scenic Biplane Flight on Lewa Conservancy

30 or 60 minute flights

Soar high and fly low over the rolling hills and plains of Laikipia’s famed Lewa Conservancy, on a scenic biplane flight. Offering you the chance to spot wildlife from the air, this flight takes place in an open-cockpit WACO biplane – a truly unique excursion in Kenya.

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