Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
You will be met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred to Wilson Airport where you board your scheduled flight to Masai Mara.Upon arrival in the Mara, you will be met and transferred to your camp to arrive in time for lunch. Your guide Warren, will arrange all your activities for the rest of the day. All meals and overnight will be at Mara Ngenche Camp (Full Board).
Day 2 – 7: At Masai Mara
You will spend the next six days at Mara Ngenche Safari Camp, a luxury canvas tented camp nestled on the banks of the picturesque Mara River. This wonderful location offers an authentic close-to-nature experience and is nearby to some of the main wildebeest crossing sites, one of which is only a few minutes’ drive from the camp.
The camp itself consists of ten tastefully furnished en-suite tents and unlike other much larger camps, allows one to enjoy a more exclusive wilderness experience and savor the peace and solitude that the African bush has to offer.
On each day we will set our own timetable rising early to catch the golden hour and spending as much or as little time as required at each animal sighting. During the game drives we carry sumptuous picnic bush breakfasts in the car with us, consisting of a wide assortment of fruits, fruit juices, tea and coffee, home-baked pastries and cereals, as well as eggs and bacon. We selectively choose scenic picnic sites with uninterrupted views of the river, or of the vast rolling plains. You return to camp for a delicious lunch followed by a brief siesta in your tent. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a game drive, ending up with sundowners and refreshments in the bush at dusk and then returning to camp.
Evenings will be spent relaxing around the campfire or watching some of Warren’s latest films followed by a short talk on 'the making of'. There will also be opportunities to view and critique daily footage and images on an LCD TV screen or projector. You will also get to chat about the day’s events over dinner or seated around the campfire. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ngenche Camp (Full Board).
Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi
On the last morning you will head out on an early morning game drive and return to your camp for a full English breakfast. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip to catch your scheduled flight to Nairobi. After a light lunch, you will be taken to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where you get to see and photograph the elephant orphans. You will also have the opportunity to adopt one of these special little animals. Time-permitting we will take you to a restaurant for a hearty Kenya-style dinner, after which you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your return flight home.