Nairobi | Nairobi
4 nights, 4* accommodation in Nairobi (Heminways Hotel) & in Mara North Conservancy (Elephant Pepper Camp) (all or similar).
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks in Kenya.
5 safari activities in Kenya
All internal road & air transfers after joining in Nairobi and finishing in Nairobi.
Fly directly into the heart of the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve with Safari365 and experience the hidden wonders of this breathtaking wildlife haven on a 5 day Masai Mara safari tour.
Important: Luggage on Nairobi – Mara North (return) flight is restricted to 15 kg per person (incl. hand luggage) in a soft bag.
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome from a representative of Safari365. They will be readily available to assist you and make your transition to Hemingways Nairobi as smooth as possible.
Once you have completed the necessary formalities at the airport, your dedicated representative will guide you to your comfortable transfer vehicle. Throughout the journey, you can relax and enjoy the sights of Nairobi, Kenya’s vibrant capital city.
Upon arriving at Hemingways Nairobi, a luxurious and elegant boutique hotel, you will be greeted by the friendly staff, who will ensure that you feel at home during your stay. The hotel exudes a sense of sophistication and offers a serene sanctuary amidst the bustling city.
As you settle into your accommodation, take some time to unwind and rejuvenate after your safari adventure. In the evening, savour a delectable meal at one of the hotel’s exquisite dining venues, complemented by excellent service and a delightful ambiance.
Your day begins with anticipation and excitement as you look forward to the adventure that awaits you. At around 10 am, a representative will meet you at your hotel in Nairobi and accompany you to the Wilson Airport. From there, you will embark on a short 45-minute flight to the Mara North Conservancy, where a world of extraordinary wildlife experiences awaits.
As your plane soars above the Kenyan landscape, you’ll witness the changing scenery below, from the bustling city of Nairobi to the vast savannahs and rolling hills of the conservancy. On a cloudless day, the views from above are simply breathtaking, setting the stage for the incredible journey ahead.
The Mara North Conservancy is a private conservancy that forms a crucial part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem. Known for its phenomenal wildlife, the conservancy takes pride in carefully controlling vehicle numbers, ensuring you have an exclusive and immersive safari experience throughout your stay.
During your journey to the Elephant Pepper Camp, you’ll get your first taste of the abundant game viewing opportunities that the region offers. The landscape is teeming with wildlife, and the conservancy’s conservation efforts have created a thriving ecosystem where animals roam freely.
Nestled in the valley of the Mara North Conservancy, the Elephant Pepper Camp welcomes you with awe-inspiring views of the expansive plains ahead. This camp offers a blend of rustic charm and modern comforts, providing a genuine bush experience without compromising on luxury.
After a warm welcome at the camp, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch before heading out on your first proper game drive. With experienced guides at the helm, you’ll explore the vast wilderness, encountering a variety of wildlife along the way. The conservancy’s intimate setting means you’ll have the chance to witness animals in their natural habitat without the crowds often found in more densely populated areas.
As the sun begins to set, you’ll return to your camp, where a delightful three-course meal awaits you. Dining under the starlit African sky, surrounded by the sounds of the bush, is a magical experience that truly immerses you in the heart of the wild.
As you retire to your comfortable tent at the Elephant Pepper Camp, filled with the day’s unforgettable memories, you’ll know that you’ve stepped into a world of wonder and adventure. This is just the beginning of an extraordinary safari experience that will stay with you forever. Welcome to the bush – your African adventure has truly begun!
The early morning in the Mara North Conservancy is a time of magic and wonder, and you don’t want to miss a moment of it. As the first rays of the sun paint the sky with hues of orange and pink, you’ll set out on a game drive with your expert guide. The animals are most active during this time, and you’ll have the best chance of witnessing incredible wildlife moments.
The conservancy is renowned for its thriving predator population, and you might be lucky to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas as they go about their morning hunt. The abundance of prey species, including zebras, buffalos, wildebeests, impalas, and elands, attracts these predators, creating a vibrant ecosystem of predator-prey interactions.
With the wind in your hair and the sounds of the African bush around you, you’ll embark on an unforgettable safari experience. Your knowledgeable guide will share their insights and stories, enhancing your understanding of the wildlife and their behaviours.
Mid-morning, you’ll enjoy a delightful picnic breakfast in the heart of the great outdoors, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness. There’s something truly special about dining in nature, with the chance of wildlife sightings just a few meters away.
After a fulfilling morning of game viewing, you’ll return to your Elephant Pepper Camp around noon. This is a perfect time to relax and unwind, taking in the serene beauty of your surroundings. The camp provides a peaceful retreat, allowing you to rejuvenate before the afternoon adventure.
As the day progresses, you’ll head out on another game drive, exploring different areas of the conservancy. Every drive is unique, and there’s always the possibility of encountering new and exciting wildlife sightings.
As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, you’ll find a scenic spot to enjoy a refreshing sundowner drink. Savouring your drink while overlooking the vast savannah, you’ll be filled with a sense of awe and gratitude for the beauty of the African wilderness.
The safari continues on your way back to camp, as the changing colours of the sky provide a stunning backdrop for the wildlife you might still encounter. Back at Elephant Pepper Camp, a delectable dinner awaits, served under the stars or in the camp’s cosy dining area.
As the day comes to a close, you’ll retire to your comfortable tent, filled with the sights and sounds of an extraordinary day in the wild. The memories of the majestic wildlife, the golden sunsets, and the warm hospitality of the camp will linger in your heart, making this a safari experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast at Elephant Pepper Camp, fuelling you for the day’s adventure ahead. With the sun rising in the vast African sky, you’ll set off on a full day’s game drive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
As you traverse the open grasslands, your experienced safari guide will skilfully navigate the terrain, ensuring you have the best chance of encountering the incredible wildlife that calls this reserve home. The Mara is teeming with diverse species, and you’ll have the opportunity to spot lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and many other animals. Each sighting is a unique opportunity to observe the behaviour and social interactions of these fascinating creatures.
Your guide’s expertise will come in handy as they help you spot animals that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. They’ll share their wealth of knowledge about the wildlife, providing insights into their habits, adaptations, and roles in the ecosystem.
As the day unfolds, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, surrounded by the magnificent landscape of the Masai Mara. The experience of dining in the heart of the wilderness, with wildlife nearby, creates lasting memories and a true connection to nature.
With no rush on this leisurely day, you’ll have ample time to observe the wildlife at your own pace, appreciating the small moments that make a safari so magical. Each encounter with the animals is a chance to marvel at their beauty and understand the delicate balance of nature.
In the afternoon, you’ll return to Elephant Pepper Camp, where you can unwind and relax after an eventful day in the bush. The camp provides a tranquil setting to bask in the sounds of the African bush and the sight of the starry night sky.
As the evening settles in, gather around the campfire with your fellow travellers, swapping stories and experiences from the day’s safari. The warmth of the fire and the peaceful ambiance of the camp create the perfect atmosphere for reflection and appreciation of the natural world.
As you retire to your tent for the night, you’ll drift off to sleep with the memories of the incredible wildlife encounters and the magical moments you experienced in the Masai Mara. Each day on safari brings new surprises and delights, and you can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Africa’s wilderness.
For the adventurous souls seeking more, a morning bush walk is the perfect opportunity to further connect with the untamed wilderness. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll set out on foot, leaving the comfort of your camp behind. Walking in the bush offers a unique perspective, allowing you to feel the earth beneath your feet and the thrill of being a part of nature.
As you wander through the African landscape, your guide will point out tracks, signs, and the smaller wonders of the wild that often go unnoticed during game drives. The bush walk is an immersive experience, offering a chance to learn about the flora and fauna up close, observing the intricate details that make this ecosystem so remarkable.
After the invigorating morning walk, you’ll return to Elephant Pepper Camp for a relaxed breakfast, reminiscing about the incredible encounters and discoveries of your safari adventure.
As the time to bid farewell approaches, you’ll say your goodbyes to the friendly staff and fellow travellers who shared in your safari experiences. You’ll be transferred to the Mara North airstrip, where a short flight will take you back to Nairobi.
Enriched with new experiences and unforgettable memories, your heart will be filled with the sights, sounds, and emotions of the African wilderness. The encounters with wildlife, the vast landscapes, and the spirit of adventure will linger in your mind long after you’ve returned home.
As you depart from Kenya, you’ll carry with you a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural world, and the desire to return to Africa’s wild embrace one day. Until then, the memories of your safari will stay etched in your heart, reminding you of the magic and beauty that awaits in the African bush.
- 4 nights’ accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Elephant Pepper
- Camp: all drinks (excluding champagne, private cellar wines and spirits)
- Shared and scheduled game drives in a 4x4 safari vehicle
- Shared bush walk
- One visit to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Laundry service
- All mentioned transfers
- All conservancy fees
- Flight Nairobi – Mara North Conservancy
- Flight Mara North Conservancy – Nairobi
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- Additional flights (international and domestic)
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Drinks not specified above
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Park fees and private vehicle fee for additional visit to Masai Mara Game Reserve