Rocky Hills and Migration Plains
7 nights of non-stop big game combining Lewa and the Masai Mara.
This itinerary offers a superb game viewing experience which is hard to beat, combining the game-rich Lewa Conservancy in central Kenya with the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wonderful Masai Mara. The Lewa Conservancy is a stronghold for rhino as well as the full range of other key species, and by combining it with the Masai Mara you can expect non-stop incredible wildlife viewing and photography throughout. The properties are very different in style, but both offer high standards with very comfortable accommodation, friendly service, high quality guiding and a social safari atmosphere.
All our holidays are individually tailored, the below itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be amended to suit your personal requirements. For a tailored itinerary and customised costing, or to discuss your personal holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0)1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.
Day 1-3: Lewa Wilderness – 3 nights
From Nairobi, take a scheduled light aircraft flight north to the exclusive Lewa Conservancy in central Kenya, sandwiched between the extensive Laikipia Plateau, Samburu National Park and Mount Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Lewa Wilderness, arriving in time to settle in and enjoy lunch. Your time on Lewa will focus on morning and afternoon game drives to view the exceptional big game of Lewa, and afternoon drives can be extended to include night drives, using a spotlight to seek out nocturnal species. There are also options for walking safaris, camel safaris, horse-riding, playing tennis, visits to the conservancy headquarters and day trips to explore further afield. Lewa Wilderness is a long-established property and has a fun and friendly safari atmosphere.
Day 4-7: Kicheche Bush Camp – 4 nights
After an early morning game drive you will connect with a scheduled light aircraft flight south-west over the Great Rift Valley to reach the open plains of the Masai Mara. You’ll land within the exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy, where you will be met by your guide from Kicheche Bush Camp and transferred, game viewing en route, to arrive in camp in time for lunch. Your days at Kicheche Bush Camp will be spent exploring the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, enjoying its excellent game viewing opportunities. Being a private conservancy, the experience is much more exclusive than being in the Masai Mara National Reserve. In addition to game drives, you can also enjoy guided bush walks, night drives and visit a traditional village.
Day 8: End of Arrangements
Your morning is at leisure for your final game drive across the plains, before you connect with a scheduled light aircraft flight back to Nairobi.
US$8,500 – US$10,850 per person sharing (UK£6,800 – UK£10,050 per person sharing).
Full board accommodation, house drinks, laundry, internal light aircraft scheduled flights, airstrip transfers, conservancy/park fees and guided game viewing activities on safari.
VARIATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
It is easy to add extra nights to either property, or even further safari destinations such as Amboseli, Laikipia, Samburu, Meru or the Mathews Range. It is of course also easy to add on some beach relaxation at the end, either on the Kenya coast or further afield in Zanzibar, Mauritius or Seychelles. All our itineraries are tailor-made so please do not hesitate to ask us about any possible variations or extensions.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
This itinerary is available year-round, though game viewing is likely to be best from June to October and from December through to March. Migration season in the Masai Mara is best from late July to early October. More information can be found on our Kenya When To Travel page. Please speak to us regarding your specific requirements and we can recommend the best months to travel.
FLIGHTS AND ACCESS
This itinerary starts and ends in Nairobi, which is serviced by a variety of major airlines. International flights are not included in the price guide.
All our holidays are tailor-made and the above itinerary is simply a suggestion and can be easily amended to suit your personal requirements. For a personally tailored itinerary and costing, or to discuss your holiday requirements in more detail, please call our knowledgeable and friendly team on +44 (0)1787 888590 (UK working hours) or email us via our Contact Us page.
FURTHER BIG GAME ITINERARIES
Fantastic game viewing, exclusivity and value for money in Kenya
From US$4850 to $7,000 pp /
UK£3,900 to £5,850 pp
Incredible game viewing across the Ol Pejeta and Masai Mara Conservancies
From US$7,950 to $10,195 /
UK£6,350 to £8,500 pp