Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.
Nairobi – Loisaba Conservancy
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our customer care representative who will present to you a brief overview of your safari program then transfer you to Wilson airport in Nairobi, where you will connect with your flight to the Loisaba Conservancy. The flight departs at 0915Hrs to arrive Loisaba Conservancy at 1045Hrs. On arrival, you will be met by a guide from the Loisaba Lodo Springs with whom you will have a brief morning game drive as you transfer to the camp. After you unpack, settle in and have lunch, you'll set off on your first game drive in the private Conservancy till dusk when you return to your camp.
In the heart of Kenya, set in a large private concession, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs is a secluded & exclusive retreat with just eight tents. With unparalleled views across the Laikipia plains to Mount Kenya, guests will truly feel at one with nature. High above the Laikipia plains, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs offers a luxurious safari experience with a panorama like no other. Due to its location within the Loisaba private concession, the jaw-dropping views across the plains to Mount Kenya are uninterrupted but for the wildlife that roams the area, and the camp acts as the perfect base from which to explore.
Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs is made up of resplendent, spacious, en-suite tents with wide verandas, which can be combined to create larger spaces suitable for families. There is also the Private Residence, made up of three en-suite tents, which is ideal for larger groups. The epitome of style, with tasteful wooden furnishings, these tents are the perfect mix of modern and rustic, creating a fantastic atmosphere throughout. The ultimate in safari luxury, Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs is a home away from home built with comfort and elegance in mind.
Wake up before sunup and have some muffins and coffee, before you take a morning game drive. You'll see how still and quiet the Bush is at dawn and watch it begin to stir as the sun comes up. You'll return to camp for a late brunch; then you'll have the option to take a safari, on-foot, to a local Samburu village, where you'll be exposed to the Samburu traditions and nomadic culture or have horse/camel rides within the conservancy. Head back to camp for lunch followed by a siesta, and finish up your day on an evening game drive, followed by a sundowner, and later have a night game drive as you head back to the camp. Loisaba is a 56,000-acre wildlife conservancy and working ranch located in Northern Laikipia, Kenya, East Africa.
The two permanent rivers and abundant permanent springs make Loisaba attractive to wildlife throughout the year. The previous owners the Ancilotto family, who bought the land in the early 1970’s, managed it as a low impact cattle ranch and tourist destination with a vision to keeping this wilderness intact for wildlife and future generations. Count Ancilotto achieved this largely by leasing the land in 1997 to a group of young Kenyans and an American Investor who created the Loisaba brand and managed it as a successful conservation, tourism and ranching business until December 2014, when The Nature Conservancy facilitated the purchase of the property by the Loisaba Community Trust.
Loisaba Conservancy – Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Collect your bags and transfer back to the Loisaba airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara game reserve. Upon arrival at the Masai Mara airstrip, reception and transfer to the Sand River Mara Camp. After you unpack, settle in and have lunch, you'll set off on your first game drive, where you'll see the Mara's vast, rolling plains and some of the most sought-after wildlife in Africa. (The Mara is known for its abundance of wildlife: lions, elephants and giraffe are just a few examples.) You'll wrap up your day with a sundowner, an evening game drive back to the camp and dinner followed by gin & tonics around a campfire. Situated on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, closely bordering the Serengeti. Replicating the elegant safari camping of the 1920s, Sand River Mara has lovingly-crafted interior designs and exceptional standards of service. This sublime location provides optimal access to a rich population of wildlife.
Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Wake up before sunup and have some muffins and coffee, before you take a morning game drive. You'll see how still and quiet the Bush is at dawn and watch it begin to stir as the sun comes up. You'll return to camp for a late brunch; then you'll have the option to take a safari, on-foot, to a local Masai Village, where you'll be exposed to Masai traditions and nomadic culture. Head back to camp for lunch followed by a siesta, and finish up your day on an evening game drive, taking in another African sunset.
0600hrs. Take another sunup game drive after muffins and coffee. Keep in mind, each game drive is distinct, and since the camps are small, the drives can be tailored to the group's preferences. Your driver and guide can always stop for an hour or so if you come across a lioness on a hunt. Return to camp for a late brunch; then collect your bags and transfer back to the Masai Mara airstrip, where you will take your flight to Nairobi to connect to your flight back home, or you may overlap with an add-on of your choice.