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Purple Grenadier Fly-In Safari

Fantastic guiding from intimate, well-run mid-range tented camps, in superb conservancy locations: this safari is all about making the most of the incredible wildlife in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara.

Purple Grenadier Fly-In Safari: Day-by-day

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

Kicheche Laikipia
Days 1-4

Kicheche Laikipia

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesLaikipia, Kenya

With only six tents, Kicheche Laikipia is a small camp offering comfort and quality, one of a handful of properties located in the 360km² Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It’s the most luxurious option in the conservancy, with a wide range of activities, and a lovely location, with views across a small dam.

Kicheche Laikipia

With only six tents, Kicheche Laikipia is a small camp offering comfort and quality, one of a handful of properties located in the 360km² Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It’s the most luxurious option in the conservancy, with a wide range of activities, and a lovely location, with views across a small dam.

"The service at the camp was immaculate, the family tent in good condition"

AndreasfromSwitzerland

Arrived 8 Jul 2021, 4 nights

Kicheche Laikipia is very comfortable and offers space and luxury, but with a tastefully rustic edge. The welcoming managers, friendly staff and communal dining all combine to make this a sociable and relaxed camp. The end result is luxury, but with a total lack of pretension, and all of that would add up to a very fine place to stay. However, the camp's eco credentials and its very high standards of guiding make it one of the best in northern Kenya See our full report on Kicheche Laikipia

99%
38 reviews of Kicheche Laikipia by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Canoeing

Guided walking safari

Mountain biking

Night drive

Kicheche Valley
Days 4-7

Kicheche Valley

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMaasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

The newest of three Kicheche camps in the Mara region in Kenya, the upmarket and unfenced Kicheche Valley Camp opened in 2011. The camp is set in a secluded, wooded valley in the eastern part of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, with tents raised on platforms above the Moliband stream. A spring close to the central dining and lounge area attracts plentiful wildlife.

Kicheche Valley

The newest of three Kicheche camps in the Mara region in Kenya, the upmarket and unfenced Kicheche Valley Camp opened in 2011. The camp is set in a secluded, wooded valley in the eastern part of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, with tents raised on platforms above the Moliband stream. A spring close to the central dining and lounge area attracts plentiful wildlife.

"Fabulous staff...Great wildlife sightings including from the deck of my room."

Ms HfromMaida Vale

Arrived 23 Feb 2021, 25 nights

Kicheche Valley is a high-end safari camp, embodying chic rusticity, and is the most comfortable of Kicheche’s three camps in the Mara. We loved the wooded location, the well-established feel of the main dining and lounge areas, and the manager’s enthusiasm for their vegetable garden. This is a great camp for returning Mara enthusiasts who want to relax and enjoy being pampered rather than cram their days with activity. See our full report on Kicheche Valley

96%
19 reviews of Kicheche Valley by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Day 7

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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90% (8 reviews)
Northern White Rhinos visit

Northern White Rhinos visit

One hour, usually as part of your drive

Visit the Endangered Species Enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a close encounter with the last two remaining northern white rhinos. You can visit either by game drive vehicle or visit on horseback if you're an experienced rider. Other rare species include Jackson's hartebeests and Grevy's zebras.

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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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85% (16 reviews)

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