The Mara Safari

The Mara Safari

The Mara Safari by Ker & Downey unveils the wealth of wildlife and wilderness in the quintessential destinations for safaris in Kenya. Experience Kenya under canvas and in tented luxury across 11 days and three stunning locations for game sightings and cultural interactions: Amboseli National Park, Shaba Game Reserve, and the Masai Mara Conservancies.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Nairobi / Hemingways

  • Day 2:

    Amboseli National Park / Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 3:

    Amboseli National Park / Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Samburu National Reserve / Joy’s Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Samburu National Reserve / Joy’s Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Samburu National Reserve / Joy’s Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Masai Mara / Elephant Pepper Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Masai Mara / Elephant Pepper Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Masai Mara / Elephant Pepper Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Nairobi / Hemingways (B)

  • Day 11:

    Depart Nairobi (B)

Itinerary Description:

Arrive first to Nairobi, staying in secluded luxury on the plantation-style estate at Hemingways. Your Mara safari begins with a flight into the Amboseli National Park, an area celebrated as much for its incredible game populations as it is for its simply stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Follow the elephant families that frequent the camp's natural watering hole, and embark with expert guides on game drives to seek out predators, birds, and other natural wonders. The combination of tents and thatched roofs at Tortilis Camp is the prefect blend of authentic Mara safari accommodations and comfort in the wild.

Continue into the Samburu ecosystem next and the confines of Shaba Game Reserve. Located on the same site as the former tented home of legendary novelist and naturalist Joy Adamson, Joy's Camp draws its inspiration from the author and her works. Your tented suite is ideally positioned for Mara safari excursions, with the varied species of the reserve yours to discover by game vehicle and by foot over two full days.

The Mara safari's final stop in the wild is within the Masai Mara. The advantageous location of Elephant Pepper Camp allows guests to be close to nature, returning after each safari to comfortable tented accommodations that boast sweeping views over the surrounding landscape. Big cats, elephants, plains grazers, and even smaller game are plentiful here, all to the delight of the guides and trackers who relish the opportunity to help you make discoveries in the wild.

Spend your final day in Kenya back at Hemingways in Nairobi, and arrange a private visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Spend the rest of your time refreshing after your Mara safari adventure and preparing to return enriched by the natural beauty of this magical place.

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