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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Martial 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 Maasai Mara by vehicle & light aircraft

It's a drive of an hour or so to Wilson Airport, where you'll board your light aircraft for the Maasai Mara, arriving after about an hour. A guide from Rekero will be waiting for your 4WD game drive or an hour or two to camp, watching for wildlife all the way.

Rekero
Days 1-4

Rekero

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesMaasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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.

Rekero

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.

"Another wildebeest migration river crossing viewed from the camp - amazing sight"

Mr & Mrs MfromWeymouth

Arrived 21 Jul 2019, 3 nights

Rekero has one of the most central locations in the Mara but this also makes the surrounding area an attractive target for wildlife-viewing vehicles from other camps, and the area can be very busy in the migration season. Nevertheless, Rekero is a friendly and comfortable camp and we found it easy to relax here. It's run by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team and we were impressed by the service and attention from staff. The large number of repeat guests is indicative of Rekero's dedication to offering a first-class safari experience, with incredible guiding that justifies its relatively high rates. See our full report on Rekero

98%
26 reviews of Rekero by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Hot air ballooning

Day 4

Maasai Mara to the Serengeti by air & 4WD

Today you'll drive to Musiara Airstrip for the light-aircraft flight to Migori, where you'll complete immigration formalities, hop on a bus for Tarime Airstrip and board your second flight, to the Serengeti. Depending on the location of Olakira, you should arrive in camp after a total journey of around 4½–5½ hours.

Olakira
Days 4-7

Olakira Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSerengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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.

Olakira

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.

" Our manager Zainab looked after us well and the staff were as attentive as ever"

Dr & Mrs BfromAltrincham

Arrived 5 Oct 2022, 3 nights

Olakira is a comfortable, stylish and personal little camp. Its semi-permanent nature means that you really feel a part of the surrounding bush, without having to sacrifice comforts such as hot showers and flush toilets. See our full report on Olakira

96%
66 reviews of Olakira Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Hot air ballooning

Day 7

Olakira to Namiri Plains by light aircraft & 4WD

From Olakira, your guide will drive you to the nearest airstrip for your light-aircraft flight of around 30 minutes to Seronera Airstrip in the central Serengeti. Here, you'll meet your guide from Namiri Plains for the 90-minute drive west to camp, watching for lions and cheetah all the way.

Namiri Plains Camp
Days 7-10

Namiri Plains Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSerengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Elegant, eco-friendly and with exquisite food, Namiri is one of the best places to stay in the Serengeti. Namiri has undergone a radical transformation – for anyone who knew the camp in its first life, it would seem unrecognisable. A mix of stone walls, wood and creamy-coloured canvas, the main camp and spacious rooms are sophisticated but not at all stuffy, with a new swimming pool, sauna and 'den' housing a library and gift shop. The rooms have all the mod cons you could want – mini bar, hairdryer and even Wi-Fi – yet you'll still hear lions roaring at night and buffalo chomping grass, reminding you you're still deep in the bush. And dining here is a real pleasure, with plenty of variety, imagination and flavour in every meal.

Namiri Plains Camp

Elegant, eco-friendly and with exquisite food, Namiri is one of the best places to stay in the Serengeti. Namiri has undergone a radical transformation – for anyone who knew the camp in its first life, it would seem unrecognisable. A mix of stone walls, wood and creamy-coloured canvas, the main camp and spacious rooms are sophisticated but not at all stuffy, with a new swimming pool, sauna and 'den' housing a library and gift shop. The rooms have all the mod cons you could want – mini bar, hairdryer and even Wi-Fi – yet you'll still hear lions roaring at night and buffalo chomping grass, reminding you you're still deep in the bush. And dining here is a real pleasure, with plenty of variety, imagination and flavour in every meal.

"It looked amazing and it didnt disappoint. "

Dr & Mrs BfromAltrincham

Arrived 2 Oct 2022, 3 nights

The friendliness of the team and the location of course haven't changed. Still miles away from its nearest neighbour (about an hour's drive), you're far away from the madness of the Seronera region and can enjoy fabulous big cat sightings all to yourself. The guides are excellent and know all the histories of the lion and cheetah families. The rare melanistic serval that prowls the plains here is named Manja, after the Namiri guide who first spotted him. See our full report on Namiri Plains Camp

97%
36 reviews of Namiri Plains Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Hot air ballooning

Day 10

Serengeti to Kilimanjaro by 4WD & light aircraft

Make the most of your last morning in the Serengeti during the 1½-hour game drive to the airstrip, before boarding your light aircraft for Kilimanjaro. As your flight passes over the Ngorongoro Highlands, you may be treated to some beautiful views, before landing after around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Day 10

Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

You'll arrive at Kilimanjaro in time to catch your onward flight.

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