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Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

A contrasting safari of a lodge and a tented camp, with action-packed activities in Laikipia and wildlife-filled game drives in the Maasai Mara, offers a consistently high-quality experience.

Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari: Summary

Golden Jackal Safari in a nutshell

This Kenyan safari begins on the Borana Conservancy in Laikipia, one of the most exclusive places to safari in the country, with just a couple of lodges and a handful of private properties. The privately owned Lewa-Borana conservancy ecosystem is home to a great population of black and white rhinos, thanks to the pioneering conservation work taking place here, as well as other species endemic to the region.

In addition to game drives and walks, Borana Lodge has wonderful riding stables for those of all abilities, and with a 4-night stay, there is plenty of time to enjoy all of the other activities available. The lodge itself has a rustic-luxe aesthetic, with superb views from its elevated position.

In complete contrast, Rekero, in the heart of the Maasai Mara, is a traditional tented camp with an understated style yet overall very good quality. Its picturesque location on the banks of the Talek River make it a peaceful retreat from the action-packed game drives out on the plains, where the great wildebeest migration and their iconic river crossings are easily accessible July to September. While the Mara can get very busy, the excellent guiding from Rekero will ensure the some of the best wildlife experiences possible in this area.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
4 nights Borana - Laikipia, Kenya Full Board & Activities
4 nights Rekero - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Full Board & Activities
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

Borana

Days 1-5

Borana is an imposing lodge, privately owned by the Dyer family for three generations and set on the ranch of the same name. With a vast swathe of wilderness and few of the usual park rules, Borana treats its guests to an exclusive safari experience and offers a wide array of activities, while staying in understated luxury.

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Rekero

Days 5-9

A traditionally styled tented camp, Rekero is sited on the north bank of the Talek River, in a prime location in the centre of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It is just 3km upstream from the confluence of the Talek with the Mara, an important "bottleneck" area favoured by predators. During the migration season (roughly July to October) the plains around the camp are thick with wildebeest.

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Borana

Borana

Laikipia, Kenya

Rekero

Rekero

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari.

  • Experiencing safari on horseback at Borana
  • Learning about Borana's conservation from their rangers
  • Enjoying delicious "farm to fork" sustainable food
  • Seeing big cats against the iconic Maasai Mara backdrop
  • Being at the heart of the migration in Jul–Aug

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Horse-riding

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Mountain biking

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

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


Lion

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

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Cheetah

96% chance

Leopard

77% chance

Striped Hyena

17% chance

Wild dog

0% 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 Golden Jackal 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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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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