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Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

Experience a truly authentic bush experience on this safari at two classic tented camps, in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara. These are some of the best places to spot wild dogs and big cats.

Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari: Summary

Greater Kudu Safari in a nutshell

If you're seeking an authentic, down-to-earth safari experience in small, owner-run camps, this is the Kenyan safari for you. Two hours north of Nanyuki, Laikipia Wilderness has a remote and adventurous feel, in large part thanks to the energetic Zimbabwean owner-managers, as game drives during your stay take place alongside walks, river swimming, mountain biking, fly camping, meals out in the bush, and more. It’s a great experience for those keen on getting out to see wildlife, in particular wild dog: this is one of the best places in the country to find them. It's also excellent for families of all ages desiring a real bush experience.

In the Maasai Mara, Tangulia is another traditional tented camp with a similarly personal, low-key atmosphere. It is owned and managed by Jackson Looseyia, of the BBC’s "Big Cat Diary", which indicates what this camp is all about: the guiding and the wildlife. The Mara ecosystem has fantastic year-round game viewing, in particular of big cats, but Tangulia also has access to the famed river crossings of the great wildebeest migration around July–September. A four-night stay here offers a good opportunity to make the most of the amazing wildlife of the Mara.

At a glance

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

Laikipia Wilderness

Days 1-4

Laikipia Wilderness opened in 2012 on the Ol Doinyo Lemboro Ranch about 2 hours drive north of Nanyuki. The camp has six spacious tents and is supported by a small team of excellent staff. It specialises in game walks as much as game drives.

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Tangulia Mara

Days 4-8

Tangulia Mara opened in 2016 in a small section of privately owned land, sandwiched between the Mara North Conservancy and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. There was previously a camp here called Salt Springs Camp, dating from 2010. The emphasis here is on quality guiding and game viewing, rather than overly luxurious accommodation. Tangulia means ‘come before’ in Swahili, implying 'the leaders' or 'the avant garde'. This is an appropriate name since it is the first camp in the Mara to be owned, managed and run by the local Maasai community – in this instance by the charismatic guide and TV presenter Jackson Looseyia, of BBC series Big Cat Diary fame.

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Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia, Kenya

Tangulia Mara

Tangulia Mara

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari.

  • Tracking wild dogs from Laikipia Wilderness
  • Fishing, rafting & river swimming in Laikipia
  • Adventurous walks and fly camping in the bush
  • Witnessing the wildebeest migration in the Mara Jul–Sept
  • Enjoying a bush breakfast surrounded by wildlife

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Kayaking

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

84% chance

Wild dog

52% chance

Striped Hyena

35% chance

Black Rhino

13% 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 Greater Kudu 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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