Inspiration Itinerary | Kenyan

Flying Safari

Northern Frontiers to Masai Mara

Fly from North to South

Kenya is famed for the Masai Mara, with its prolific game sprawled across vast open plains and iconic landscapes. It is also the location of one of Mother Nature’s most incredible spectacles, the annual wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and plains game, cross the Mara in search of fresh grasses, closely followed by numerous predators, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog.

Flying over these stunning landscapes is a true highlight of any safari in Kenya. On this flying adventure, you will also visit the Lewa region and Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy near the Matthews Range in northern Kenya. Exclusivity, sensational game viewing, experienced guiding, 4WD game drives and thrilling walking safaris are just some of the highlights awaiting you on this flying safari across Kenya.

You will love

  • Prolific game viewing
  • Flying safari with views of the Kenyan landscape
  • 4WD game drives and thrilling guided walks
  • Exclusivity of Private Conservancies

12 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS

DAY 1 | NAIROBI | 2 NIGHTS

Welcome to Nairobi. Transfer to the 5-star Hemingways Hotel for a 2-night stay. The following day enjoy a tour of Nairobi’s highlights including the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see the baby orphaned elephants, the Karan Blixen Museum, and the Giraffe Centre.

DAY 3 | LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY | 3 NIGHTS

Today you will join a scheduled light aircraft charter flight to the north of Kenya, to spend 3-nights at Sirikoi. This spectacular lodge is situated on private land surrounded by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. Founded in 1995, the not-for-profit Lewa Wildlife Conservancy spans 62,000 acres and serves as a catalyst for conservation across northern Kenya. Lewa is home to 12% of Kenya’s black rhino population and the largest single population of Grevy zebras in the world.

DAY 6 | NAMUNYAK WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY | 3 NIGHTS

Following your adventures in Lewa, continue further north toward the Matthews Range to the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy to spend 3-nights at the beautiful Sarara Camp. Set in 850,000 acres of savannah plains and lush mountain slopes, the region is home to elephant, leopard, reticulated giraffe, wild dog and kudu. It is also home to the proud Samburu people and the famous ‘singing wells’. The age-old traditions of the Samburu are an integral part of this stunning eco-system and as much a highlight as the game viewing.

DAY 9 | MASAI MARA | 3 NIGHTS

This time you will fly south, to the iconic Masai Mara to spend 3-nights at Richard’s Camp. Located in the Mara North Conservancy which boasts an abundance of wildlife, including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and giraffe, it is also the location of the annual wildebeest migration which settles in the Mara eco-system from July to November each year. Safari activities here include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals and sundowners overlooking the vast Mara plains.

DAY 12 | END OF SAFARI

Enjoy a final safari or bush breakfast before your final charter flight back to Nairobi Wilson airport, followed by a short transfer to Kenyatta International airport to join you onward flight.

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

A selection of the finest safari camps

Hemingways – Nairobi

Hemingways sits in the leafy and secluded suburbs of Karen, Nairobi, overlooking Karen Blixen's beloved Ngong Hills. As a colonial-style boutique hotel with a large garden and accommodation the exudes style and character, it is ideal for any pre- or post-safari arrangements. Read More

Sirikoi – Lewa Conservancy

Sirikoi is a spectacular lodge situated on private land in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with a gold rating for eco-tourism and conservation. With only four luxury guest tents, Sirikoi offers unparalleled hospitality, fabulous game and top environmental credentials making it one of Kenya’s leading lodges. Read More

Sarara – Matthews Mountain Range

Sarara is situated in the remote Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya where the savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to rare wildlife and the proud Samburu people. Sarara offers a wild safari in this lesser known and dramatically beautiful ‘northern frontier’ of Kenya. Read More

Richard’s Camp – Maasai Mara

With a hyena den behind camp, a resident pride of lion, and hippos grazing the lawn just after dark, Richard's Camp is famous for its night noises! Small, private and exclusive, Richard's River Camp offers the discerning traveller a luxury tented camp stay in the heart of the game-rich Maasai Mara. Read More

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