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Big Cats & Game Safari

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Enjoy a tailor-made safari to Kenya taking in the big cats and game of the Masai Mara and the private Olare Motorgori Conservancy. After catching a flight to the Masai Mara Reserve, you will be able to spot game en route during your transfer to Naibor Camp. Due to the stunning location of the camp there may even be a number of resident game wandering through the grounds as you arrive. Explore your incredible surroundings on morning and evening game drives as well as nature walks, the rivers in particular are thriving with life especially during the annual migration where thousands of wildebeests and zebras embark on a journey from the plains of Tanzania.

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why book this trip

  • Fly in and experience 'Africa's greatest wildlife reserve'
  • Search for the Big 5 in Masai Mara
  • Witness the spectacular wildebeest migration as it crosses the Mara River (July - October)
  • Take the option to view the Mara from a different angle by going up in a hot air balloon safari
  • Explore the private conservancies surrounding the Mara with nature walks and night drives

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Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara

Upon arrival into Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you are met and transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport to catch your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Upon arrival, you are transferred by road, game driving en-route to your camp.

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Days 2 - 6: The Masai Mara

Enjoy early morning and afternoon shared game drives around the reserve in search for the resident game as well as the migrating wildebeest. The rolling grasslands of the Mara Reserve are dominated by the red oat grass that form an endless sea of waving long grass dotted with solitary Balanites, the Desert Date Tree. The Mara’s famed rivers are lined by lush riverine forest areas with some magnificent stands of African greenheart, African olive and various species of fig trees which attract a whole host of wildlife. These rivers are themselves home to numerous pods of hippos. The grassland plains are the stomping grounds for the migrating wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle as well as Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, impala and large herds of buffalo. The cats are never far away from the plains game and lion and cheetah are mostly seen on the rolling savannah plains of the Mara reserve and Masai community lands, whilst leopard prefer the riverine forests along the Mara, Talek, Olare Orok and Ntiakitiak rivers making for an exciting wildlife safari.

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Day 7: Depart Nairobi

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be game driven to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Wilson Airport. You will be transferred onwards for your check at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and assisted to check-in for your onward flight home.

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Travel throughout August and September to witness the great migration as part of your itinerary.

After the excitement of the river crossings, the migrating herds settle, for a while, in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The Mara is an amazing area of rolling savannah hills cut through with dark green riverine forest areas, making this the perfect habitat for a whole host of wildlife, and the rich grasslands support the herds. Their arrival means a time of plenty for the big cats, and you are almost guaranteed some action.

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Wildlife Specialists

Wildlife remains our primary focus and we ensure accommodation is carefully selected as the very best places to stay for front-row wildlife spectacles for the time of the year you are travelling. We want you to experience wild Africa at its very best, listening out at night for the saw-like grunt of a leopard, or the deep bone trembling roar of lions.

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Wealth of Experience

Natural World Safaris has a long established pedigree in Africa, starting in 2005 after our CEO and Founder Will Bolsover had spent many years guiding on the continent. We maintain close relationships with our partners on the ground, from lodge owners to frontline conservationists, affording our clients access and opportunities that nobody else can match.

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Tailored Safaris

Share your interests with our Destination Specialists and we will match you to the in-country experts, providing you with nothing but the best access and highly experienced wildlife trackers and guides. Safari are meticulously planned to be seamless in terms of quality and service, with private transfers available throughout.