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FROM US$11,340-US$15,460

Martial Eagle Fly-in Safari

This stylish fly-in safari visits two of Africa’s most iconic parks, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

Martial Eagle Fly-in Safari: Summary

Martial Eagle Safari in a nutshell

After a short light-aircraft flight from Nairobi you will land in the heart of the Maasai Mara. Here you will stay at Rekero, a traditional tented camp with one of the most central locations in the park; during migration season the surrounding plains are teeming with wildebeest. Activities here are all 4WD, with the river being the focus for most game drives. A ford across the Talek River near the camp gives guests outstanding access to the surrounding bush, plains and marshes of both sides of the river.

Bid Kenya a fond farewell and hop across the border to Tanzania, taking a 30-minute flight out of the Mara, a short drive across the border into Tanzania then another short flight into the Serengeti.

Your first three nights in Tanzania will be at Olakira Camp, which moves several times a year in order to be in the best location for the wildebeest migration. You'll then move to the eastern Serengeti for three final nights at the renowned Namiri Plains. Having been closed to the public for many years as it was used exclusively for cheetah research, this area is one of the best locations in the park for big cat sightings.

Finally fly back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey home.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
3 nights Rekero - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Full Board & Activities
3 nights Olakira Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Namiri Plains Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Rekero

Days 1-4

A traditionally styled tented camp, Rekero is sited on the north bank of the Talek River, in a prime location in the centre of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It is just 3km upstream from the confluence of the Talek with the Mara, an important "bottleneck" area favoured by predators. During the migration season (roughly July to October) the plains around the camp are thick with wildebeest.

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Olakira

Days 4-7

Olakira Camp is a semi-permanent tented camp that moves twice a year between two locations within Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, roughly matching the densest part of the wildebeest migration at that time. The camp is usually known as either Olakira Mara or Olakira Ndutu, depending on its current location.

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Namiri Plains Camp

Days 7-10

Namiri Plains is located an hour and a half's drive due east from the game-rich core of the Serengeti – Seronera. The camp first opened in 2014 in an area that for more than 20 years had been closed to the public. Previously this region had exclusively been used for cheetah conservation and the number of big cats found here – especially lion prides and cheetahs – is astonishing.

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Rekero

Rekero

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Olakira

Olakira Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Namiri Plains Camp

Namiri Plains Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

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

  • Witnessing the dramatic wildebeest migration
  • Scanning the plains for lion, leopard and cheetah
  • Absorbing the wilderness on walking safaris
  • Staying in authentic camps that connect with the bush
  • Enjoying stunning flights between the camps

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Hot air ballooning

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

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


Lion

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Eland

96% chance

Leopard

95% chance

Roan antelope

42% chance

Oryx

41% chance

Striped Hyena

41% chance

Black Rhino

37% chance

Wild dog

27% chance

Aardvark

14% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Martial Eagle Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


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