Masai Mara Fly-in: Private Conservancies (various camps)

6 days
FROM £ 2150

Masai Mara Fly-in: Private Conservancies (various camps)

This is the ultimate safari get-away for those short on time. We fly you to a private conservancy in the Mara where you have 4 nights to enjoy safari from open sided 4x4 vehicles led by expert guides. Additional nights can easily be added.

Our Mara Fly-In Safari, below, is based at the famous Karen Blixen Tented Camp, which sits on a spectacular meander in the Mara River, Mara North Conservancy.

We offer an expansive portfolio of camps and lodges in the Masai Mara conservancies so do ask for advice, or let us know if you have a preferred property - we have given some upgrade guide costs below including Sir Richard Branson's Mahali Mzuri and Alex Walker's Serian camp within the pricing section at the bottom of this page. We would be happy to prepare a quotation based on your choice of camp.

Look out for special offers
Throughout the year we receive special offers for stays at camps in the Mara - these change regularly so it is always best to check with us. To give you an idea, here are some of the offers received in the past:
Sentinel Camp - stay 4, pay 3 or Stay 5, pay 4 (throughout June, 1-15 December, 16 January – 31 March).
Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild - Mid & high season offer: June, July, August, September, October; 1-19th December - Book 3 nights at Saruni Mara (or Saruni Wild) and get a 4th night free
Mahali Mzuri - 4 nights for 3 before 15 June

Why not extend your stay with a few nights on the beaches of the Indian Ocean? Or combine the Masai Mara with another safari area like Lewa, Ol Pejeta or Samburu? Contact us for ideas and a quotation.

Please note: the Great Migration is usually in the Masai Mara sometime between July and October depending on the rains and the condition of the grass.

The Real World Conservation Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals - many of these being active in Kenya. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Specifically on this trip you have the chance to visit the elephant nursery of the Sheldrick Trust. As well as fostering a number of orphans over the years we donated $23,000 to DSWT in November 2017 thanks to our Explorers against Extinction campaign. This is enough money to fund more than 11 elephant rescues (based on average cost of a rescue) or to care for 2 orphan elephants for an entire year. We are delighted to be able to contribute to their pioneering conservation work. Also worth a note are the individual camps based in the private conservancies on this fly-in safari - each has a sustainable tourism ethos and is committed to wildlife conservation and community projects. Karen Blixen Camp for example runs a Maasai Cookery School, while Serian helped to initiate (and provide the base for) the Mara Predator Project (Mara Lion and Mara Cheetah Projects) for several years - a project to monitor and protect lion and cheetah populations in the Mara - the team are still involved in this work.

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Safari Itinerary


Arrive in Nairobi. You will be met and transferred to the Eka Hotel just 10 minutes from the airport. We find this one works best for those arriving on the BA flight which lands in the evening. You can get some rest ready to your flight to the Mara next day. We have many different hotels in Nairobi including those near the airport, those in the National Park and also some in the leafy suburb of Karen so your choice will depend on when you arrive and what you wish to do with your time.

DAY 2-5

Masai Mara
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Nairobi Wilson airport for your flight to the Mara. Depending on the time of flights it is possible to visit the Sheldrick Trust elephant nursery at 11am beforehand. On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by your safari vehicle and driver/guide and can enjoy a first game drive en route to the camp. Twice daily game drives are included on the subsequent days as well as plenty of time to relax or arrange an optional activity such as a game walk or balloon ride. Other camps options in the Mara include Mahali Mzuri, Sentinel, Saruni Mara and Serian, among many others - please do ask. Additional nights can easily be added as you wish.


Return to Nairobi.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. On arrival at Nairobi Wilson Airport our representative will meet you and will transfer you to Hemingways Nairobi, a wonderful hotel in leafy Karen where you have a day room booked - you will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport later.
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  • Domestic/light aircraft flights (Nairobi Wilson/Masai Mara/Nairobi Wilson)
  • Accommodation on full board basis including local drinks
  • All detailed transfers
  • Safari with daily game drives operated by the camp in their 4X4 vehicle with other clients
  • All game activities and park entrance fees on safari
  • One entrance into the Mara Reserve
  • Laundry on safari only
  • Visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage subject to timings and availability
  • Fying doctors evacuation temporary membership
  • Services of our offices in Kenya and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, driver/guide tips, gratuities , any items of a personal nature ie. Spa treatments, optional excursions/sightseeing tours etc.visas & visa fees

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £2,150 (low season); from £2,680 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking. The low season price takes advantage of a special 4 nights for 3 offer.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

Alex Walker's Serian Fly-in, Mara North Conservancy

  • The cost is from £3,625.00 per person based on travelling in Low Season
  • The cost is from £4,535.00 per person based on travelling in High Season 

On safari your accommodation is based on 1 x Double Tent with private facilities on an all-inclusive basis with game activities operated by the lodge on an exclusive private basis.

Mahali Mzuri Fly-in, Olare Orok

  • The cost is from £3,915.00 per person based on travelling in Low Season
  • The cost is from £5,230.00 per person based on travelling in High Season
  • **Ask us to quote based on the special Stay/Pay offer - stay 3 nights for the price of 2 until 7 April, Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 until 15 June **

On safari your accommodation is based on 1 x Double Luxury Tented Suite with private facilities on a full board basis with local drinks and 2 game activities per day (shared with other guests).

Other camps to consider: Sentinel / Saruni Mara / Hemingways / Kicheche / Angama Mara / Mara Plains

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