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Wild Masai Mara

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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)
SOLO GROUP DEPARTURE
7 November 2024

There is nowhere better to answer the call of the wild than the renowned Masai Mara, and the iconic Governors’ Camp, its riverside setting superb for scenery and safari

For fifty years, Governors’ has been pioneering safaris and setting the standard for tented camps. The original Governors’ Camp was the first permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara. Nestled in the forest by the banks of the Mara River, it occupies the best spot for year-round wildlife watching, a position considered so perfect that it was reserved for Kenya’s colonial Governors, and has been known, and revered, as Governors’ Camp ever since. From this iconic enclave, your safari explores the Big Five and Big Cat reserve, famed for the most thrilling wildlife event on earth, the annual Great Migration, when more than a million wildebeest, joined by thousands of zebra, make a grand circuit between ‘the Mara’ and neighbouring Serengeti. With five hundred species of birdlife recorded in the reserve, a list of the Mara’s mammals runs through the alphabet from aardvarks to zebras; covers the size range from tiny dik-dik antelopes to six-ton elephants, and graceful giraffes, the world’s tallest terrestrial animal; and spans the species types from porcupines to pangolins, wide-eyed bushbabies, comical warthogs, majestic topi, agile vervet monkeys, and angry buffalos.

Overview

  • 1 night  - Nairobi
  • 4 nights  - Masai Mara
  • 1 night  - Flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Stay at the iconic Governors’ Camp
  • The Masai Mara, a ‘Big Five’ reserve
  • Witness the annual Great Migration
  • Lake Naivasha diverse wildlife
  • Lake Nakuru’s flocks of flamingos
  • Optional sunrise balloon ride

There is nowhere better to answer the call of the wild than the renowned Masai Mara, and the iconic Governors’ Camp, its riverside setting superb for scenery and safari

Notes:

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it may be necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.
On occasion, alternative hotel of the same standard may be used in Nairobi.
A luggage allowance of 15kg per person is applicable for internal flights.

Accommodation

Eka Hotel - Nairobi

A contemporary style hotel located near the airport offering comfort and convenience. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 170 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Governors' Camp - Masai Mara

The original and pioneering camp, created in 1972 is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. Some of the 25 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest enjoying uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Mara. The tents are big and bright in classic safari style with private facilities and a private veranda. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the river, dining tent with views over the plains, a spa tent offering a range of treatments and Wi-Fi (free).

Extension Options

Lake Naivasha Extension

Extend your stay in Kenya and relax at the serene Loldia House, overlooking Lake Naivasha and its spectacular variety of birds, including fish eagles, white breasted cormorants, ospreys, lily-trotters. A number of animals can be found grazing on the lake shores. Includes full board, transfers and Lake Nakuru excursion.

Loldia House - Lake Naivasha

Overlooking the serene Lake Naivasha, and set on verdant lawns grazed by impala, giraffe and warthog, Loldia House is a traditional house hearkening back to the days of the early settlers. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 9 rooms with tea/coffee making facilities.

Laikipia Extension

Extend your stay at Laikipia and explore the diverse array of wildlife at the Mugie Conservancy. Covering some 40,000 acres, Mugie Conservancy provides a key wildlife access route between the Laikipia plateau, the Mathews Range and the Samburu lands to the north and east. Vast acacia-dotted savannahs, olive forests and scrubby bush are a haven to a multitude of wildlife in plentiful numbers, including key endemic northern Kenyan species such as Grevy's Zebra, Jackson's Hartebeest and Reticulated Giraffe. Mugie Conservancy is at the forefront of conservation, operating as a low-impact cattle ranch alongside preserving delicate and productive eco-systems which host abundant wildlife. Mugie supports cheetah, wild dog and lion research, through collaring and monitoring projects.

Tamarind Tree Hotel - Nairobi

This modern and centrally located hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 160 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Mugie House Hotel – Laikipia

Set on a private conservancy, Governors’ Mugie House offers a myriad of activities by which to explore and enjoy Laikipia’s vast open landscapes and rare northern rangeland species. Restaurant, bar, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 7 Individual round stone cottages with wrap-around windows are set out around a hill giving sweeping views over theLaikipia plains and to Mt Kenya with luxurious baths and open log fires.

Extra Nights

Stay in Nairobi before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Eka Hotel
(per night) £135
Single supplement £100

Eka Hotel - Nairobi

A contemporary style hotel located near the airport offering comfort and convenience. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 170 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions

Morning Balloon ride Masai Mara

The balloon adventure usually begins early so you can see the day unfold over the Mara. Cups of hot Kenyan coffee or tea and snacks are served to ward off the morning chill. You’ll then be picked up in a custom 4X4 Landcruiser around 0500hrs (Pick up time varies depending on the location of your overnight accommodation) you arrive at your launch site an hour later. The scene here is exciting be as you take in the ground crew firing jets of hot air into the balloon to give it lift. Soon your pilot shares important safety information and describes what you can expect on your flight. Meanwhile, the balloon starts to billow out and the crew attaches the large basket that will be your viewing platform. You are soon helped into the basket and around 6:30 am, with a quick flash from the burner above, you feel the basket lift from the ground and you’re suddenly and gently airborne.
As you rise, new vistas quickly form all about. The great display of the Masai Mara unfolds – you take in giraffe, zebra, gazelle and hippo below as worlds of birds, rivers and forest fill your horizon.
From the scenery you got to see so many animals from a different angle from being in the safari jeep
You’ll sail on the prevailing currents over this ancient land for an adventurous hour before settling back to earth, your head now filled with a lifetime of memories.
To complete the celebration a champagne breakfast is served on the Mara plains after the flight, complete with butler service and an open bar. This elegant repast is set at a scenic spot, perhaps on the crest of a hill, perhaps under a lone acacia tree. This is a full-bodied meal, served up Kenyan style. Waiters in traditional garb bring you fresh juice, eggs made to order, champagne and more. Enjoy this feast for the body, adding to the many morning memories of your balloon adventure.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

September
September 5 (Thursday)
  • On Request: Please Call
November
November 7 (Thursday)
  • Solo Group Departure

Was £5095

£ 4495

Price Includes:

Air travel, UK departure taxes, overseas airport taxes, park entry fees, transfers, 5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement fee, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Nov 07
  • 2025: Feb, Mar, Jun, Nov

  • 2024: Sep 05
  • £895
  • 2025: Sep, Oct
  • £745
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available, £795 per person (based on 2 people)
  • On request, plese call
Optional Excursions
  • Morning Balloon Ride Masai Mara (2024, 2025)
  • £415
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £600
  • Arrival transfer
  • £65
  • Departure transfer
  • £65
Extension Options
  • Laikipia Extension (4 nights)
  • 2024: Aug, Sep, Oct
  • £4245
  • 2024: Nov 12
  • £3145
  • Single Supplement
  • £795

  • Lake Naivasha Extension - 2024 (2 nights)
  • 2024: Aug, Sep, Oct
  • £1845
  • 2024: Nov 12
  • £1395
  • 2025: Feb, Mar
  • £1095
  • 2025: Jun 17
  • £1545
  • 2025: Sep, Oct
  • £1995
  • 2025: Nov 11
  • £1045
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Aug, Sep, Oct
  • £295
  • 2025: Sep, Oct
  • £315

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