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Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari

Two comfortable tented camps overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro and Mara River put you at the heart of the action. Experience spectacular diversity in species and habitat with safari in Samburu and the Masaai Mara National Reserve.

Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari: Summary

Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari in a nutshell

Visit two dramatically contrasting ecosystems with safari in Kenya’s Samburu and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Each camp has been chosen for its prime location within the region, providing quick access to the action as well as brilliant views over the nearby, game-frequented riverbeds.

Beginning at Elephant Bedroom in the hot, semi-desert region of Samburu, guests will find themselves right beside Ewaso Nyiro’s impressive banks. Elephants regularly visit and the camp’s raised, tented platforms are well-positioned to optimise views of the gentle giants coming to drink. The area is home to all northern varieties of plain’s game and, being less visited than most Kenyan reserves, feels wonderfully peaceful.

In contrast to Samburu’s arid landscapes, Little Governor’s camp has a somewhat tropical feel, located along a stretch of riverine forest. Here, dinghy rides across the Mara River and into the Musiara sector denote the start of a day’s activities, where guests will find themselves in an excellent location to try for migration sightings.

Both camps, whilst extremely comfortable, retain an element of true ‘bush rusticity’ about them. They are high-quality and unfussy, with an evident respect for the surrounding wildlife. The strong cultural presence of Samburu and Maasai staff at each further aids the authenticity of a fantastic safari experience.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
3 nights Elephant Bedroom - Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Full Board
4 nights Little Governors' - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Full Board
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

Elephant Bedroom

Days 1-4

Elephant Bedroom is located deep in the heart of the Samburu National Reserve on a lovely stretch of the Ewaso Nyiro River – where game viewing is at its best. It opened in 2008 and offers relatively luxurious tented accommodation in a shady grove of acacias and doum palms.

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Little Governors' Camp

Days 4-8

On the lip of an old oxbow of the Mara River, now a broad marsh frequented by elephants, Little Governors' Camp is one of only a handful of places to stay in the Mara Triangle sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It has won a place in the hearts of many safari-goers and has been a favourite with visitors to the Maasai Mara since the 1970s.

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Elephant Bedroom

Elephant Bedroom

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Little Governors' Camp

Little Governors'

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari.

  • Finding huge elephant herds in Samburu
  • Spotting Samburu's 'special 5' species
  • Waking up to the sounds of wildlife outside your tent
  • Learning about the cultures from your local guides
  • Experiencing the great migration at the Mara's heart

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

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Key species to see on the Steppe Eagle Fly-in Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Gerenuk

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Oryx

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Eland

90% chance

Cheetah

89% chance

Wildebeest

68% chance

Black Rhino

51% chance

Striped Hyena

40% chance

Wild dog

0% 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 Steppe Eagle 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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Reteti Elephant Orphanage visit

Reteti Elephant Orphanage visit

One and a half hours, excl transfers

Visit the community-run Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Samburu, for an intimate experience meeting the orphaned baby elephants who have been rescued from the surrounding regions. They are hand-reared by Samburu keepers, until they are ready to be released back into the wild.

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