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African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari

Two luxurious camps provide relatively quiet game-viewing within Laikipia and the Mara ecosystem. Situated on private conservancies, both Lewa Wilderness and Naboisho offer the chance to sight all of the "Big 5" and to enjoy a range of safari activities.

African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari: Summary

African Hawk-Eagle Safari in a nutshell

This fantastic fly-in safari incorporates two of Kenya’s top wildlife regions, Laikipia and the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Suited to those hoping to enjoy a degree of exclusivity, both camps are located within private conservancies and so offer a quieter safari experience, away from the crowds.

Beginning on the high plains of Laikipia’s Lewa Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness sits atop a steep hill with stunning views over the Western Marania Valley. Throughout the conservancy guests will find a protected population of both black and white rhino, as well as good numbers of the beautiful Grevy’s zebra.

From here, a stay at Naboisho will likely lead to good cat sightings, ideal for those hoping to sight the "Big 5". And depending on the time of year, guests might opt to spend a day in the Maasai Mara National Reserve with the aim of catching the great migration.

With a broader range of activities than the national parks, the conservancies offer guests the opportunity to stretch their legs with bush walks, keep watch for nocturnal predators during night drives or add further variety still with horse riding, visits to local villages and forests, and fly-camping. By staying at either camp, guests also contribute directly to the conservation of the surrounding area, helping both wildlife and local communities to prosper.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
3 nights Lewa Wilderness - Laikipia, Kenya Full Board & Activities
4 nights Naboisho Camp - Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya Full Board & Activities
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

Lewa Wilderness

Days 1-4

Lewa Wilderness (previously known as Lewa Wilderness Trails or Wilderness Trails Lodge) is set on a steep valley side looking out over the Western Marania Valley and a spring below. Started as a tented camp by the Craig family 30 years ago, it is now a comfortable, nine-room lodge offering access to the great game of the Lewa Conservancy.

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Naboisho Camp

Days 4-8

Appealing both to safari purists and those seeking a little luxury, Naboisho Camp is one of the most upmarket of the handful of small, unfenced camps in the relatively little-visited Mara Naboisho Conservancy, just north of Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve. Surrounded by untouched savannah and dense thicket, it is located in a game-rich area where guests frequently witness spectacular wildlife events.

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Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness

Laikipia, Kenya

Naboisho Camp

Naboisho Camp

Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

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Highlights

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

  • Watching both black and white rhino in Lewa
  • Option of a flight in Lewa's <i>Out of Africa</i> bi-plane
  • Enjoying great big-cat photography opportunities
  • Spotting nocturnal species on a Mara night drive
  • Thrilling walking safaris led by expert guides

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Horse-riding

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

  • Sleeping under the stars

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Key species to see on the African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Black Rhino

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Eland

98% chance

Leopard

96% chance

Striped Hyena

16% chance

Wild dog

15% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the African Hawk-Eagle 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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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, the chances are you'll be in one of the outstandingly wildlife-rich Maasai-owned private conservancies just outside the reserve boundary. However, a full-day game drive in the reserve is usually included, to visit the Mara River and see some of the reserve's fabled wildlife locations.

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85% (16 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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