8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Fly-in Safari Laikipia Masai Mara

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Fly-in Safari Laikipia Masai Mara - 8 Days 7 Nights

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Sosian Lodge Laikipia

Our 8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Fly-in Safari to Laikipia & Masai Mara is a luxury air safari that combines two of Kenya’s premier wildlife destinations – Laikipia and the Maasai Mara.

It focuses on Private conservancies (also known as private concessions, or private reserves) which offer you a set of distinct advantages that are not available in national parks like night game drives, off-road game drives, crowd-free game viewing, and guided nature walks.

What’s more, with this 8-day private reserves safari is that activities are only conducted by highly-qualified guides, so you get a great quality experience. Your safari begins with a flight from Nairobi to Loisaba Airstrip followed by a 50 minutes transfer to Sosian lodge (Sosian lodge is a 2-hour transfer from Nanyuki Airstrip).

Sosian Ranch is located northwest of Mount Kenya and is more about the activities than a traditional safari experience. You will see games including elephants, lions, and maybe wild dogs, but the area does not have the density of the Maasai Mara.

Sosian Ranch is terrific for active people and activities include game drives and walks, horseback riding, camelback riding, and tubing; those brave enough can even jump off a waterfall! Guests can end each day in a different, stunning sundowner spot. Sosian Lodge really excels in providing an immersive, exciting bush experience that’s well worth making the most of over your 3-night stay.

Next, we fly to Sosian’s sister camp Offbeat Mara is a traditional, down-to-earth tented camp located in the Mara North Conservancy. A 4-night stay here is all about the wildlife. Only guests staying in the conservancy can game drive here, so you can have superb sightings with very few other vehicles. It’s also possible to get out on foot for a new perspective.

This action-packed trip is great for families, single travelers, and couples as well. Go in search of lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and much more in some of the most game-rich wildlife reserves in Kenya with this 7-night (8-day) tour.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Fly to Sosian Ranch Laikipia. Overnight at Sosian Lodge
Day 2: Sosian Ranch Laikipia. Overnight at Sosian Lodge
Day 3: Sosian Ranch Laikipia. Overnight at Sosian Lodge
Day 4: Laikipia – Fly to Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy). Overnight at Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 5: Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy). Overnight at Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 6: Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy). Overnight at Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 7: Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy). Overnight at Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 8: Masai Mara – Fly to Nairobi – Depart

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – (Sosian Ranch) Laikipia

Breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi followed by a transfer to Wilson Domestic Airport in time for a scheduled flight to Laikipia. Flight leaves Wilson airport at 0800 hours to arrive at Nanyuki Airstrip by 09:30 Hours. A 2-hour transfer follows from the airstrip to Sosian Lodge.

If landing at Loisaba Airstrip the road transfer to the camp takes about 50 minutes arriving in time for lunch by the pool and an afternoon walk or game drive. You will spend the next 3 nights here.

Overnight Accommodation: Sosian Lodge
Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 & 3: Explore Sosian Ranch in Laikipia

Sosian, the Samburu word for ‘Wild Date Palm’, combines luxury and wilderness; ideal for those looking for a unique and intimate bush experience.

The 24,000-acre private, working ranch sits on the Laikipia plateau, 80 km west of Mt Kenya, offering pure wilderness, with more than 250 species of bird life and an abundance of game species including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo, buffalo, reticulated giraffe, plus rare species such as wild dogs, Jackson’s hartebeest, and Grevy’s zebra.

Guests are accommodated in an elegant 1940s farmhouse that has been beautifully renovated. The lodge sleeps 14 people with more space for children if needed(in the family cottage) plus a swimming pool, tennis court, organic vegetable garden, and stable yard of 30 safari horses.

Sosian offers a huge range of activities including walking, horse riding, camel safaris, game-­drives, night-­drives, fly camping, fishing, archery, tennis, and swimming in the waterfalls behind the ranch house. Guests are also encouraged to participate in ranch life, such as dipping cattle.

Overnight Accommodation: Sosian Lodge
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Laikipia – Fly to Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy)

This morning you will leave Sosian after an early breakfast and be driven to Loisaba Airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival at Mara North Conservancy, you will be met by a representative from Offbeat Mara and be transferred to the camp, in time for lunch.

Afternoon you will go on a game drive. Game viewing in the area is terrific, with regular sightings of big cats and the Offbeat lion pride usually close at hand. Offbeat Mara’s focus is on a quality game experience so they aim for a maximum of 4 people per vehicle at all times, but you can book exclusive use if you prefer.

Overnight Accommodation: Offbeat Mara Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5, 6 & 7: Explore Masai Mara (Mara North Conservancy) (4 nights)

Offbeat Mara Camp is a small, traditional semi-­permanent camp situated on the Olare Orok water system, in the Mara North Conservancy (MNC). This unspoiled part of Masai land is an area full of wildlife but far from any other camp or lodge.

The Mara North Conservancy has fantastic game viewing all year round, including the Offbeat Lion pride just outside the camp. The MNC has low camp/ lodge density, is open only to member camps, and has a strict number of vehicles permitted at sightings. Offbeat Mara works with the local Maasai community, employing many in the camp, within all departments.

All our guides are graduates of the Koiyaki Guiding School and all have KPSGA silver badges. The Mara offers amazing wildlife viewing throughout the year and features the annual wildebeest migration from July to September.

The camp only sleeps up to 20guests in four large double/ twin en suite tents, and then a further three family tents, which are a double and twin unit, also with an en suite bathroom. These family units can also make for a lovely honeymooner’s tent, with more space and privacy.

The en-­suite bathrooms each have hot safari showers, wash-­basins, and flush loos. The spacious tents are all furnished with large, handmade cedar beds, 24-hour solar lighting, and the finest linen.

Informal dining is hosted in the mess tent or around the campfire. Delicious English breakfasts, lighter lunches, and three-course dinners are served each evening. Guests can also relax in the bar and living room tent, which is furnished with comfortable sofas, a writing desk, and library, and a fully stocked bar.

Besides daily game drives guests can also take short walks, try some fishing or visit a local village. Bush breakfasts, bush dinners, and sundowners are all part of the normal day and photographic opportunities are excellent all year round.

Overnight Accommodation: Offbeat Mara Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8: Masai Mara – Fly to Nairobi

Today you will be transferred back to the Mara North airstrip to take your scheduled fightback in Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to the international airport or hotel.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Fly-in Safari Laikipia Masai Mara Prices

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Fly-in Safari Laikipia Masai Mara Rates Includes:

Guided safari walks + Visits to the local market + Unlimited game drives + Day & night game drives + Laundry at Sosian Lodge & Off Beat Mara Camp + Visits to Koyiaki Guiding School, + Aitong School + Exclusive use of a vehicle for groups of 4 pax or more + Sosian airstrip transfers & Mara North airstrip transfers + Bush breakfasts, picnic lunches, sundowners, bush dinners + Full board accommodation at Sosian Lodge & Off Beat Mara Camp + All drinks (except Champagne) at Sosian Lodge & Off Beat Mara Camp & Sosian Lodge activities such as Horse riding, Guided walks, Camel treks & Fly camping (without horses), Fishing, Ranching activities, Sosian community project, school, and clinic visits

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* Late departure (after 1400 Hours at Sosian Lodge & Off Beat Mara Camp)
* Overnight fly camp with Horses; 100 US Dollars per rider and must be pre-booked at Sosian Lodge

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Fly-in Safari Laikipia Masai Mara Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Loisaba or Nanyuki Transfers

* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Flights Nairobi – Laikipia – Masai Mara – Nairobi Transfers
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Exclusive use of vehicle – 350  US Dollars per vehicle per day at Sosian Lodge
* Exclusive use of vehicle – 250 US Dollars per vehicle per day at Off Beat Mara Camp

* Visit a Masai village to be booked for and paid in advance: 30 US Dollars per adult & 15 US Dollars per child
* Masai Mara National Reserve fees are charged additionally (currently 80 US Dollars  per adult & 45 US Dollars per child per day)
* Personal expenses such as travelling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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