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Tawny Eagle Fly-in Safari

Explore Laikipia and the Maasai Mara ecosystem with stays in the Ol Pejeta and Naboisho conservancies. Two smart yet authentically rustic bush camps provide a traditional safari experience, offering a high standard of guiding and excellent level of care.

Tawny Eagle Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

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

Day 1

Vehicle & light aircraft from Nairobi to Laikipia

Following a private transfer from the international airport to Wilson domestic airport, you'll board a light aircraft for Laikipia, landing at Nanyuki after around an hour. Here a guide will meet you for the hour’s drive through bustling Nanyuki town to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and on to the Bush Camp.

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Days 1-4

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

3 nights
Full BoardLaikipia, Kenya

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is an informal, rustic-style bush camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the northern part of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in southern Laikipia.

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is an informal, rustic-style bush camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the northern part of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in southern Laikipia.

"The bush safaris were magnificent. The tent was cosy. The guides were great. hyb"

Mrs K.fromDakabin

Arrived 10 Nov 2018, 3 nights

Ol Pejeta Camp is certainly one of the most authentic bush camps we have stayed at in Kenya. It can offer great flexibility due to its small size and focuses on good food and guiding. Its informal, homely approach doesn’t divorce you from your surroundings and you feel fully immersed in the African bush, making it ideal for seasoned Africa visitors and adventurous travellers. See our full report on Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

100%
7 reviews of Ol Pejeta Bush Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Horse-riding

Night drive

Day 4

4WD & light aircraft from Laikipia to the Mara

After a game drive to Nanyuki Airport, you’ll take a morning flight of about 90 minutes to the Maasai Mara, possibly stopping at other airstrips along the way. The plane passes over Maasai villages and farmland before arriving into Naboisho Conservancy, to be met by your guide from Encounter Mara.

Encounter Mara
Days 4-8

Encounter Mara

4 nights
Full BoardMaasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

Encounter Mara is a classic tented camp, opened in 2011. It is tucked in a shady forest of orange-leaf croton and Euclea trees on the edge of a vast open plain in the recently created Mara Naboisho Conservancy. There are no permanent structures at the camp and thus never anything but canvas between you and the bush. The camp is comfortable and stylish, however, and certainly aimed at those who appreciate a bit of simple luxury.

Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara is a classic tented camp, opened in 2011. It is tucked in a shady forest of orange-leaf croton and Euclea trees on the edge of a vast open plain in the recently created Mara Naboisho Conservancy. There are no permanent structures at the camp and thus never anything but canvas between you and the bush. The camp is comfortable and stylish, however, and certainly aimed at those who appreciate a bit of simple luxury.

"Lovely tent, very comfortable. My guide, Sam, was terrific and very informative."

Mrs CfromDevon

Arrived 26 Aug 2019, 3 nights

Encounter Mara camp is a simple set-up, which still feels much like a tract of wild bush where the camp has temporarily settled. With its new owners having an outstanding reputation, we think this very reasonably priced option, with its delightful bush-camp feel, is one of the best choices in the Maasai Mara ecosystem if you're looking for a keenly priced camp. See our full report on Encounter Mara

95%
11 reviews of Encounter Mara by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Day 8

Mara to Nairobi by road & light aircraft

After a final bush breakfast, you’ll depart the Maasai Mara on a mid-morning light-aircraft flight back to Nairobi’s domestic airport. You may approach over Nairobi National Park, giving you a final chance to spot some wildlife. A private driver will transfer you to the international airport for your flight home.

Day 8

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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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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84% (15 reviews)

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