Borana's location on a steep hillside is dramatic, and the whole area is lush and leafy after rain.
Golden Jackal Safari: In full
This 8-night fly-in safari encapsulates the contrast between the hilly and rugged pastures of Laikipia, north of Mount Kenya and the plains and wooded river margins of the Maasai Mara. Starting in Laikipia, you'll have the chance to ride and walk (as well as drive) among the plains game with virtually guaranteed sightings of black rhinos, elephants, giraffe and many other species. Flying down to the Mara ecosystem in southwest Kenya, the wildlife spectacle is, if anything, even more impressive, and here you'll see hippos and crocs from the banks of the Mara.
For the best chance of experiencing the great migration in the Maasai Mara, the key timing for this safari would be August or September when the wildebeest herds are most likely to be in the Mara region.
After a safari, many travellers choose to relax on the beach on the Kenya coast. It's easy to add one of our beach holidays to your itinerary.
Day 9On your last day, after a morning game drive and breakfast, you fly back to Nairobi (around 1½hrs). At Wilson Airport, if you're planning some beach time, you can connect onto an afternoon flight to the coast. Alternatively, you could spend the afternoon and early evening in Nairobi with a vehicle and driver/guide at your disposal, before driving to the international airport for your overnight flight home.
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