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African Dream Flying Safari - 09 Days

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Lion Drinking Water - MaraJoin the rest oy the Group as you start your visit of one of our favourite locations in Africa in conjunction with Wildlife Worldwide. The Maasai Mara in western Kenya calls us back again and again. The Mara is home to one of the highest concentrations of Lions in Africa, and good populations of Leopards and Cheetahs, some of which we have followed from birth. The wildebeest and zebra migration is still as dramatic a spectacle as ever, with up to 600,000 wildebeest flooding into the Mara during the dry season.

On this unique journey, we want to retain the intimacy of a small group of friends traveling together, with a shared passion for wildlife and photography. We have hand picked what we consider (from personal experience) to be one of the region’s top camps and wildlife locations where we can customise your safari to achieve our aim of making this a unique experience.

We will be travelling alongside you to give you the benefit of our knowledge and experience, in conjunction with specialist local guides. This one-off trip will be the journey of a lifetime!

Day 01 : Depart - UK - Canada - U.S.A

Depart from London Heathrow or Amsterdam this evening on the overnight flight with British Airways to Nairobi.

Day 02 : Arrival in Nairobi

Day 02 : Wilson - Maasai Mara

Day 02 - 07 : Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Rekero Camp - Maasai MaraYou arrive into Nairobi at dawn and will then take a one hour internal flight directly to the Maasai Mara. After a short road transfer, you will be welcomed to Rekero camp, which will be your base for the next seven nights.

Amidst the teeming herds of wildlife in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Rekero's tented camp is nestled in riverine forest on the banks of the Talek River, an area that your hosts and local guides know intimately.

At an altitude of 1463 metres and close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers this is a prime location to enjoy the abundance of life around you.

The camp is ideally situated to experience for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras from the Serengeti through the Maasai Mara.

Spectacular Migration Of the WildebeestThe camp is within close proximity to large pools of hippo and crocodile, and offers some of the finest big cat viewing in Africa. There are seven spacious double/twin tents, which can all be used as triples if required and which all have en-suite flush loos and safari showers.

There is 24 hour solar power to provide lighting and kerosene lanterns are situated in front of the tents to provide a more subtle lighting to the exterior and front.

The safari chefs produce appetising 'farmhouse' meals, which utilise skillful blends of flavours and cuisine from both east and west. Any special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice. Once settled into your accommodation we will gather before lunch for drinks and an informal briefing about the trip ahead, we will then have an afternoon game drive to familiarise you with the area. The evening will be spent relaxing and getting to know one another over dinner and drinks in preparation for an early the following morning.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Lion Cub - Maasai MaraEach Day you will have the opportunity of an early morning game drive, which will leave before sunrise in time to catch the best light for photography and game viewing. This will then be followed by brunch and the chance to participate in various workshop/discussions or to simply relax and enjoy the experience of being in Africa before you set off on afternoon/evening game drives. The Maasai Mara is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary, and has been a second home to most of repeat clients for over the past thirty years. Everything about this reserve is outstanding.

The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure excellent visibility for tracking down the Lions and Cheetahs that everyone wants to see. But there is much more besides, with large herds of elephants and buffalos and the chance to search for the more illusive creatures such as Black Rhino and Leopard. This is also one of the best places for birding with over 500 species of birds including a staggering 53 species of birds of prey. Between July and October, the migration of wildebeest and zebras moves north from the Serengeti. Each year is different, but we certainly hope to be able to enjoy spectacular views of the great herds as they move about the grasslands.

Their arrival is welcomed by all the predators – particularly the big cats! The wildlife is not confined to the reserve wandering freely through the surrounding areas where the Maasai people live. The Maasai and their cattle have for centuries lived side by side with the animals of this region, roaming the grasslands in their endless search for grass and water. Our local guides are Massais and are always delighted to share their culture with visitors, offering a unique insight into life here in Maasailand.

Baby AntelopeThe first sight of this natural wonderland is breathtaking. Here, Elephant wander across the plains in search of forage with an occasional sighting of a solitary rhino. Thomson's and Grant's Gazelle, Topi, Eland and many more species of plains' game offer rich pickings for the predators: Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Spotted Hyenas and jackals which hunt in this pristine wilderness. The Mara River is home to some 2,000 hippos that gather along sandy banks in large groups. Seemingly drowsy crocodiles sunbathe at the water’s edge, mouth agape, waiting for an unwary animal to set foot in their world.

The reasons for choosing October as the time for this safari are many. Seasons are always unpredictable – sadly, the old Days when you knew the Day of the month when the rains would start have gone – but October is the end of the dry season, when the grass has hopefully been flattened and grazed by the vast numbers of wildebeest and zebras that move into the Mara from the Serengeti each year. Finding predators is easier when the grass is short - and when there are so many animals for them to feast on. Driving in the midst of these great herds is an unimaginable experience. Whilst the eyes feast on the spectacle the air carries the smells, the dust and the sounds of hundreds of thousands of
animals.

And in our experience there is nowhere else on earth to compare with a good Day in the Maasai Mara – not just because of the migration – there are so many resident animals that live here year round: elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, numerous species of antelopes from Dik-dik to Eland. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendour and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Maasai Mara Kenya's most popular inland destination, and our second home.

Day 08 : Mara - Wilson - Departure

ToDay we will have our last game drive and then fly to Nairobi where we will enjoy a farewell dinner and drink at the famous Carnivore restaurant. You will then join your homeward overnight flight back to London Heathrow.

Day 09 : Arrival Back in the UK - Canada - U.S.A

Early morning arrival back Home.

Included in the Package
  • All accommodations
  • All meals except while in Nairobi on departure Day (account direct)
  • All government and hotel taxes and service charges
  • All land travel
  • All Intra-Kenya scheduled and charter flights
  • All park, reserve, and conservation area entrance fees
  • All game-viewing activities; guided walks, horseback rides, or 4x4 game drives in open top vehicles
  • All vehicle transfers to - from Bush Homes, airports, hotels, etc.
  • Half Day tour of Nairobi with a private driver - guide
  • AMREF medical evacuation coverage
Not Included in the Package
  • Some alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinner while in Nairobi on departure Day (account direct)
  • Gratuities to drivers/guides and staff members - $7-$10 per person per Day.
  • Intra-Kenya Airport departure taxes ($2 per flight payable at departures)
  • Kenya International departure tax ($40 payable at departure)
  • Pre-trip inoculations
  • International Airfares
  • Kenya visa fees (estimate $75 per persn)
  • Travel Insurance

Please Note:
All private charter flights are subject to weight limits that can not be exceeded for safety reasons. If these weight limits are exceeded then the travelers will be held responsible for the extra costs incurred to upgrade the charter flight.

Sometimes these flights cannot be upgraded due to all charter planes being booked - this could result in a delay in travel time and pose problems for the travelers. Your luggage weight should not exceed 33 lbs. per traveler. Please advise us on the weight for your travel.

Most charter flights are booked on single engine aircraft. In the event of bad weather prevailing, it may be necessary to upgrade to a twin engine plane which is approved for instrument flight conditions. If this occurs, the extra cost of the twin engine plane will be your responsibility.

African Dream Flying Safari - 09 days

 

Feedback From Clients

Peter Rodrick


Hi Davies, I just had to send you an e-mail thanking you for the most spectacular vacation we ever had! My husband and are very impressed at how smooth everything went. We made several transfers from country to country and had several modes of transportation, and yet people were always waiting at the borders or elsewhere to take us to our next destination. The camps you picked were perfect in every way! The time we spent at every camp was also perfect. We didn't stay a day too long or a day too short at any of them. Plus, the time of year you recommended was ideal. We had great weather and saw all the wildlife I could have only dreamed of. You truly know Africa!!! We are planning on going back and will be using your services as well ...

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