Discover Kigio & the Mara (7 days)

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(Departure Fridays – June to October)
Have your own “Out of Africa” adventure beginning in Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. Take a guided tour of her house, which features rooms designed in both the original decor and with props from the 1985 film. Combine culture and conservation with a visit to the Kigio Conservancy. Take nature walks and see the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Continue onward to Masai Mara. Famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual Great Migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti, the Mara is spectacular. Discover Kigio & the Mara offers you Kenya at its best!

Day 1 – Nairobi
You will be met at the airport by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it outside of ground transportation and driven to your hotel.. After a pre-safari briefing, the rest of the day will be at leisure to relax or explore the Green City in the Sun.

Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental

Day 2 – Nairobi
Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Nairobi. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum which was once owned by Danish Author Karen Blixen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city center, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie Out of Africa an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s autobiography by the same title. Afterwards visit Giraffe center where you have an opportunity to feed the endangered Rothchild’s giraffe from a raised platform. Lunch at The Tamambo. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Overnight at the Hotel Intercontinental

Day 3 – Nairobi/Kigio Conservancy
After breakfast drive to the Kigio Conservancy. This Conservancy is famous as the home to Impala, Buffaloes, Dik Dik, Zebras, and Waterbuck and also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe. Lunch at the Kigio Wildlife Camp. In the afternoon you will have a lecture on conservation efforts at the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy to ensure protection of nature. Take a nature walk in the conservation area. Evening game drive will be conducted at the conservancy.

Overnight at the Kigio Wildlife Camp

Day 4 – Kigio Conservancy
Your full day is spent in Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. You will have a nature walk to explore the conservancy. The resident naturalist will be happy to share with you his vast knowledge of fauna and flora in the area. After, visit one of the local communities. Kigio Wildlife Camp has been in the leading line to support the local community as way of ensuring sustainable tourism in the area. Return to your camp.

***Note: Optional night game drive at extra cost.***

Overnight at the Kigio Wildlife Camp

Day 5 – Kigio/Masai Mara National Game Reserve
After breakfast drive west down the scenic Rift Valley past the township of Narok in the Masai country onward to Masai Mara National Reserve. This park offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. You will arrive at your camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon you go on a game drive that will last until sunset.

Overnight at the Siana Intrepids Camp

Day 6 – Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Have breakfast at the camp followed by morning and afternoon game drives.

You also have an opportunity to go on a spectacular optional balloon ride across the Masai Mara. The BALLOON SAFARI ADVENTURE begins in the pre-dawn hours and the magnificent view over the park is thrilling. Towards the end of the flight, you rise to a height of 1500 feet for a panoramic view of the twisting Mara River and the savannah below. After an hour or so in the air, your safari finishes with a champagne breakfast in the bush, cooked on the balloon’s burners!

***Please note that this is an optional extra not included in the main tour package price – In the event of unfavorable weather a full refund will be given if the balloon does not take off.***

This is your full day to explore the Mara that offers long, breathtaking and undisturbed views of dramatic panoramas.

Overnight at the Siana Intrepids Camp

Day 7 – Depart Nairobi
After breakfast you will be driven to the airport in Nairobi for your flight onward.

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Includes
• 2 night accommodation at Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi including breakfast
• Tour of Karen Blixen museum and Giraffe manor including lunch
• 2 Nights accommodation at Kigio Wildlife Camp including breakfast, lunch and dinner
• 2 Bush walks, 1 game drive at Kigio and a local community visit
• 2 Nights accommodation at Siana Intrepids Camp including breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Arrival and departure airport transfers
• All game drives as per itinerary
• All park entrance fees
• Transport in 7 Seater minibus
• Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
• 1 liter bottle of mineral water per person while on safari
• Complimentary Safari Guide covering the whole of East Africa
• Complimentary Safari Pouch with a pen
• Complimentary Safari Hat

Does not include:
• All International Flights + Taxes
• Visas
• Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Tips & personal expenses such as telephone call etc.
• Excursions not detailed in above program – Hot Air Balloon Ridel

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