Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
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Start from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and end at Wilson Airport
Landmarks visited on Discover the Maasai Mara
The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip.
Day 1: The Adventure Begins
After landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a driver to transfer you to Wilson airport before boarding the flight to the Maasai Mara. The flight time is approximately one hour, and takes you into the heart of the reserve. A guide from Rekero will meet you and game drive you back to camp, offering the perfect introduction to the vast savannah plains and stopping to watch any wildlife you encounter on the way.
Settle into your tent and enjoy lunch and time to relax overlooking the Talek River, one of the two major river systems in the reserve, which runs right in front of the camp. After afternoon tea and cake, head out on a game drive to search for big cats and other wildlife.
Accommodation: Rekero Camp
An iconic tented camp with a rich history, Rekero takes a prime position on the banks of the Talek River, where wildlife is often viewed right from the comfort of camp. Nine spacious guest tents balance the adventure of sleeping under canvas with plenty of modern comforts. The main lounge tent and vast deck offer the perfect vantage point from which to spot wildlife drinking at the river, as well as overlooking one of the main river crossing points when The Great Migration herds are in the reserve. The guides here are superb and know the best spots to seek out the many species found in the Maasai Mara, as well as the history and stories of some of the big cats that frequent this corner of the reserve.
Day 2 & 3: Rekero
Game drives from Rekero take place in the early to mid-morning and in the mid- to late afternoon, when wildlife is most active, offering the best sightings. The grassy plains are home to a wide range of species, from a pride of lion to cheetah stalking their prey and hippos wallowing in muddy pools. There is never a dull moment in the Masai Mara!
During the heat of the day you will return to camp for a rest, lunch and, of course, the tradition of freshly baked cake and tea or coffee before your afternoon drive. Dinners are typically communal, sharing stories of your day’s adventures with other guests. Hot-air ballooning is also possible from here, at an additional cost (pre-booking recommended), offering a unique perspective on the landscapes and wildlife at sunrise.
Day 4: Naboisho
After breakfast, say goodbye to the Rekero team and drive north, over the National Reserve boundary, and into the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy. On arrival at the camp, you will be met by our managers before sitting down for lunch under the shade of the trees before relaxing by the pool for the afternoon. After tea, you will choose your first game activity within the Naboisho Conservancy, which is home to a spectacular array of wildlife including good populations of lion, leopard and cheetah, herds of elephants and buffalo, and much more.
A stylish safari camp with nine spacious tents raised to maximize views. The lounge and dining rooms are complemented by a separate pool area complete with its own open fire, snug and dining room. The camp is located in a prime position in the wildlife-rich Mara Naboisho Conservancy, with strong links to the local communities. Expect high standards of guiding as well as incredible walking safaris, delicious food and superb hosting.
Day 5 & 6: Naboisho
Enjoy morning and afternoon shared activities from camp, exploring the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Game and night drives, walking safaris and cultural visits to the local Maasai community are included, and it’s also possible and really rewarding to visit one of the camp’s partner charities, the Maa Trust which works to empower local communities through various projects, and the Kenya Wildlife Trust which studies and conserves predators in the Greater Mara region.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast, pack your bags and meet your guide for your transfer to Ol Seki airstrip. Here you will connect with your flight to Wilson Airport, Nairobi. You will land and be met by a driver to take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, so you can check-in for your international flight home.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
- Prices are per person based on two people travelling together. Travel during some peak season months will incur higher rates.
- Small adjustments to accommodation choices, routes, and activities can make a big difference to the cost of a trip in East Africa. The prices shown should be used as an indication only. Our team can create a tailor-made trip to suit your budget.
- Domestic flights.
- All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
- All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
- All camping equipment where necessary.
- Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
- All entrance fees as per the program.
- Meal plan full board.
- Fees for all activities as per the program.
- Conservation charge.
- International flights and visa fees.
- Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
- Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.