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Wahlberg's Eagle Fly-in Safari

A great value safari in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara that provides an immersive, authentic bush camp experience with activities for families of all ages.

Wahlberg's Eagle Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Wahlberg's 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

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

Day 1

Nairobi to El Karama by 4WD & light aircraft

It’s a drive of around an hour to the domestic airport, where you’ll hop on a plane for Laikipia, arriving at Nanyuki Airport in about 60 minutes. Here you’ll join a guide from El Karama for the 90-minute drive to camp, watching for wildlife as you enter the conservancy.

El Karama Lodge
Days 1-4

El Karama Lodge

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesLaikipia, Kenya

With a name meaning 'treasured possession' or 'answer to prayer' in Arabic, El Karama, as it's usually known, is a working cattle ranch and wildlife sanctuary on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Laikipia region north of Mount Kenya. It was named for purely sentimental reasons by its owners, the Grant family, who still run the ranch and manage the lodge: a small, rustic retreat and the only lodge on the ranch.

El Karama Lodge

With a name meaning 'treasured possession' or 'answer to prayer' in Arabic, El Karama, as it's usually known, is a working cattle ranch and wildlife sanctuary on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Laikipia region north of Mount Kenya. It was named for purely sentimental reasons by its owners, the Grant family, who still run the ranch and manage the lodge: a small, rustic retreat and the only lodge on the ranch.

"We loved El Karama. The lodge is beautiful, the staff friendly and fantastic."

Mr GfromCape Town

Arrived 6 Aug 2017, 4 nights

Our first stay at El Karama in 2012 was a revelation: we've known about this ranch-stay for years but never been there before. The welcome was one of the warmest we've experienced in Kenya; the food was wonderful; and the wildlife can be very good. We loved the genuine, low-key hosting, the flexible approach to guests' requirements and the warm and friendly staff. We've been back several times since, most recently in 2019, and happily nothing's changed. See our full report on El Karama Lodge

99%
15 reviews of El Karama Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Horse-riding

Night drive

Day 4

El Karama to Basecamp Eagle View by 4WD & light aircraft

Today you’ll return to Nanyuki Airport for the 1¾-hour light-aircraft flight south to the Maasai Mara. The Naboisho Conservancy is teeming with wildlife and is known for its big cats, so keep your eyes peeled during the 20-minute game drive by 4WD from the airstrip back to Basecamp Eagle View.

Basecamp Eagle View
Days 4-7

Basecamp Eagle View

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMaasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya

Basecamp Eagle View is located in a stunning spot, with arguably the best views in the quiet 211km² Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a Maasai-owned conservancy north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It is small, with nine tented rooms set high on a hill. Each of these is cantilevered to the hillside, overlooking plains dotted with acacia trees of various species.

Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View is located in a stunning spot, with arguably the best views in the quiet 211km² Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a Maasai-owned conservancy north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It is small, with nine tented rooms set high on a hill. Each of these is cantilevered to the hillside, overlooking plains dotted with acacia trees of various species.

"Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this camp."

Mr & Mrs HfromYork

Arrived 2 Feb 2023, 3 nights

Location, community engagement and responsible tourism are the key elements here, which makes for a positive impact stay in the Mara. The views are exceptional for this reserve, where the terrain is generally fairly flat. The camp holds its own in terms of comfort and style against most mid-range camps in the Mara. See our full report on Basecamp Eagle View

96%
10 reviews of Basecamp Eagle View by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Day 7

Basecamp Eagle View to Nairobi by 4WD & light aircraft

Enjoy a final game drive through the Naboisho Conservancy as you head back to the airstrip in time for your 60-minute flight to Nairobi. Your driver will be waiting for you outside the domestic airport, and you may have the chance to stop for a meal before your international flight.

Day 7

Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

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Northern White Rhinos visit

One hour, usually as part of your drive

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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, you're likely to be staying in one of the outstandingly wildlife-rich Maasai-owned private conservancies just outside the reserve boundary. A full-day game drive in the reserve gives you the chance to visit the Mara River and see some of the reserve's fabled wildlife locations.

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