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Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari

Discover two of Kenya’s quieter wildlife havens with visits to Meru National Park and Mara North Conservancy. Top-quality sister camps provide considerable comfort and a range of activities by which to explore the game-rich surroundings.

Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari: Summary

Peregrine Falcon Safari in a nutshell

This contrasting fly-in safari offers an in-depth exploration of Kenya’s Meru National Park and Mara North Conservancy, combining remote wilderness with exciting game and stays at two top-quality sister camps.

Built around the trees and rocky outcrops of Mughwano Hill, Elsa’s Kopje offers spectacular, uninterrupted views across the park’s savannah. From here, guests can explore the wild and peaceful surroundings, rich in wildlife and host to rewardingly few other visitors, either by 4x4 vehicle or thrillingly immersive bush walks. The protected area of Meru’s Rhino Sanctuary is home to a healthy population of both black and white rhino, proving a worthwhile pull for those hoping to sight all of the "big five".

In a similarly quiet region, Mara North Conservancy’s Elephant Pepper provides access to the same big-hitting game, away from the crowds. The camp is situated in an area notably favoured by elephants and offers night drives to optimise chances of sighting nocturnal hunters, like leopards.

Both camps are of the same high quality, boasting a top standard of guiding and level of care. The length of this trip also makes use of long-stay discounts and this, coupled with the high comfort, spectacular views and wonderful locations, makes for an excellent-value safari.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
3 nights Elsa's Kopje - Meru National Park, Kenya Full Board & Activities
3 nights Elephant Pepper Camp - Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya Full Board & Activities
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

Elsa's Kopje

Days 1-4

Named after Elsa, the lioness raised by George and Joy Adamson and made famous by the story of Born Free, Elsa’s Kopje sits high on Mughwango Hill above George Adamson’s original campsite. The camp is colonial in style, and there are spectacular views over the plains of Meru National Park.

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Elephant Pepper Camp

Days 4-7

Elephant Pepper is a small, tented camp located in the protected Mara North Conservancy. Originally built in 1984, it was named after the grove of elephant pepper trees it's nestled in. From here you can explore the game of the Mara North Conservancy, or venture into the National Reserve itself. This is particularly appealing during the months when the migration will be in the area (roughly July to October).

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Elsa's Kopje

Elsa's Kopje

Meru National Park, Kenya

Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari.

  • The unusual perspective of a walking safari
  • Staying in one of Meru's only camps, utterly peaceful
  • Enjoying fishing excursions in the wilds of Meru
  • Exploring one of the Mara's private conservancies
  • Visiting the grave of Elsa the lioness from "Born Free"

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Peregrine Falcon Fly-In Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Gerenuk

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

90% chance

Cheetah

86% chance

Oryx

46% chance

Black Rhino

36% chance

Wild dog

17% chance

Striped Hyena

17% 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 Peregrine Falcon 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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