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Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

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

Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi

Borana
Days 1-5

Borana

4 nights
Full BoardLaikipia, Kenya

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.

Borana

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.

"Well spaced and private stone cabins...Nice touches such as open log fires."

Mr & Mrs PfromWiltshire

Arrived 22 Sep 2017, 4 nights

Although it's all very informal, and a bit like a family home, Borana is a highly professional setup that runs seamlessly. Part of its charm is the unfussy style, and the fact that guests are encouraged by the delightful hosts and staff to relax and treat the place as if they'd lived here for years. We love this lodge, and although it may not be ideal if you're looking for wall-to-wall wildlife, it will suit you if you'd like the chance to get out of a vehicle and experience the bush in a variety of ways. The arrival of translocated black rhinos in 2013 – very visible as you move around – has also added a string to Borana's bow. See our full report on Borana

92%
5 reviews of Borana by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Horse-riding

Mountain biking

Night drive

Rekero
Days 5-9

Rekero

4 nights
Full BoardMaasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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.

Rekero

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.

"Nothing too much trouble for anyone. It was even better than I remembered."

Mrs CfromDevon

Arrived 23 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Rekero has one of the most central locations in the Mara but this also makes the surrounding area an attractive target for wildlife-viewing vehicles from other camps, and the area can be very busy in the migration season. Nevertheless, Rekero is a friendly and comfortable camp and we found it easy to relax here. It's run by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team and we were impressed by the service and attention from staff. The large number of repeat guests is indicative of Rekero's dedication to offering a first-class safari experience, with incredible guiding that justifies its relatively high rates. See our full report on Rekero

97%
23 reviews of Rekero by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Hot air ballooning

Day 9

Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

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Experiences you can add to this trip.

Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


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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