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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Greater Kudu 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

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be greeted by a driver after you’ve collected your bags.

Day 1

Shared transfer: Flight, Vehicle

It's a drive of some 60 minutes to Wilson Airport for your flight over the Central Highlands, landing within an hour or so at either Nanyuki or Loisaba airstrip. A guide from Laikipia Wilderness will meet you for the 2-hour drive to camp, watching for wildlife among the livestock dotted across the landscape.

Laikipia Wilderness
Days 1-4

Laikipia Wilderness

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesLaikipia, Kenya

Built and owned by a highly experienced Zimbabwean safari camp couple, Laikipia Wilderness has been a big hit with visitors. Steve Carey and his wife came to Kenya from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s to manage Sosian Lodge.

Laikipia Wilderness

Built and owned by a highly experienced Zimbabwean safari camp couple, Laikipia Wilderness has been a big hit with visitors. Steve Carey and his wife came to Kenya from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s to manage Sosian Lodge.

Steve went on to build his own safari camp – Laikipia Wilderness – on the neighbouring ranch, offering authentic, traditionally-run safaris.

Laikipia Wilderness has a very strong focus on enjoying the wildlife and participating in adventure activities in this rewarding and beautiful part of Kenya.

"This is a lovely 'old-style' tented camp"

Dr W & Dr DfromLeeds

Arrived 20 Jan 2024, 5 nights

Wild dog packs and black leopards are the outstanding draws in recent years, and photographers visit from all over the world to capture images of them. See our full report on Laikipia Wilderness

94%
35 reviews of Laikipia Wilderness by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Kayaking

Night drive

Day 4

Laikipia to the Maasai Mara by road & air

This morning, enjoy a relaxed journey back to the airstrip before flying on to the Maasai Mara, usually via Wilson Airport; depending on waiting time, flights can take 1–4 hours. You'll be met at Musiara Airstrip by a guide from Tangulia ready for the leisurely 1–2hr game drive to camp.

Tangulia Mara
Days 4-8

Tangulia Mara

4 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMaasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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.

Tangulia Mara

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.

"Wonderful views over the green river valley...Good staff, and food a lot of care"

Geoff @ St AlbansfromUK

Arrived 28 Feb 2022, 3 nights

Tangulia Mara is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts and those interested in Kenyan culture. Being within striking distance of one of the best big game safari areas in Africa means that Jackson and his team of superb guides can take some exhilarating game drives. While it might not be luxurious enough if you really relish your creature comforts and value first-class standards of hospitality, we are delighted to offer Tangulia Mara. We hope it's the first of many Maasai-owned and managed camps. See our full report on Tangulia Mara

100%
13 reviews of Tangulia Mara by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Day 8

Maasai Mara to Nairobi by 4WD & light aircraft

It's normally a game drive of around two hours to the airstrip for today's flight, which crosses the Mara (watch out for elephants and giraffes) before landing in Nairobi after 45–60 minutes. A private driver will transfer you to the international airport – perhaps helping you explore the city before checking in.

Day 8

Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

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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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