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5 Day Porini Wilderness Masai Mara Flying Safari

Five day four night Masai Mara safari with return flights from Nairobi to the Mara. Includes two nights in Porini Lion camp and two nights in Mara Porini camp (both exceptional wilderness camps set in private conservancies that work in partnership with the local Masai people).

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Itinerary

Overview

The Masai Mara, with its vast landscape of lush savannah and incredible density of wildlife, is our favourite wildlife reserve in Kenya. Most people visit for two to three days and then journey onto other parks, but there is a strong case for staying longer, cutting down on journey time and really exploring the best that this majestic reserve has to offer. This safari takes advantage of two spectacular wilderness camps in the adjoining private conservancies to allow access to the landscape and wildlife of the Masai Mara reserve without the crowds and minibuses that occasionally bedevil it.

What marks this Masai Mara safari out is the superb opportunities to observe the big cat population in the Masai Mara alongside superb accommodation and genuine interaction with the local landscape and people. The big cat population in the Masai Mara is second to none with strong lion, cheetah and leopard populations both in the park and in the private conservancies used in this safari. Night drives in the private conservancies will give superb chances of seeing these incredible animals in when they are most active. This safari includes bush walks with the local Maasai and night game drives within the private conservancies. Not to be underestimated when you acknowledge that most Kenyan safaris focus solely on the big reserves which give no opportunity to get out of the safari vehicle and connect with the land and people.

Striking a balance is critical on safari, and having a haven to relax between game drives should never be underestimated. The two award winning camps used on this safari are set in private conservancies and are renowned as some of the best in Africa. Great food, house wines and beer, soft drinks and scenic sundowners are all included in the price.

Day-by-day

Day 1
Depart Nairobi at 10 am for the one hour flight to the Mara. You'll be met at the Siana airstrip by Mara Porini staff and transferred to camp. Settle into your tent and enjoy lunch prepared by the camp chef. Afternoon game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot. Return to camp for a shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Awake to the natural sounds of the Mara's birdlife. After an early breakfast, go on a morning walk in the Conservancy escorted by Maasai warriors and a guide, returning to camp later in the morning. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive to explore more of the Ol Kinyei Conservancy on the lookout for elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and the big cats, followed by a night game drive after dinner to search for nocturnal animals including the elusive leopards which are resident in Ol Kinyei.

Day 3
After breakfast leave camp and spend the day game-viewing in the famous Masai Mara Reserve with a picnic lunch in the park and then moving on to Porini Lion Camp arriving in the late afternoon.

Day 4
Morning and afternoon game drives in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy, away from the minibuses and tourist vehicles seen in the park, and with an excellent chance of sighting lions, cheetahs and leopards all of which are found in the conservancy. Sundowner and night game drive. Overnight Porini Lion Camp.

Day 5
*Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.
Final early morning game drive in the Olare Orok Conservancy followed by breakfast and then drive into the park to the Ol Kiombo airstrip to fly back on the 11 a.m. flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, arriving at around 12.05 pm. Or take the option of a further night at Porini Lion Camp with game drives in the Olare Orok conservancy or the Masai Mara Reserve.

Details

Getting there

Kenya has international airports in Nairobi (Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta NBO) and Mombassa (Mombasa Moi International MBA) which are around 8 hours flying time from the UK. Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air Kenya fly regular direct services to Nairobi. Return tickets usually range from £450 to £750 depending on when you are travelling. If you are willing to put up with the inconvenience then cheaper tickets can usually be purchased with a stop from Qatar Airways, Ethiopian and Emirates.

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport is a ½ hr 16km drive from Nairobi City Centre, but traffic is often very bad.

This tour includes pick up and drop off in Nairobi.

Price includes

PRICES include return flights from Nairobi to Maasai Mara, 2 nights Mara Porini Camp, 2 nights Porini Lion Camp, park fees and conservancy fees included. All game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night game drives, bush walks, sundowners, full board, mineral water, house wines, beer and soft drinks.

Children (8-16years) each pay 60% if sharing with 2 adults; If sharing with 1 adult the adult pays single supp and child pays 60%; 2 children in own tent 75% of adult rate each; 4th child in tent is strongly discouraged due to limited space in tent and shower/toilet facilities. If you have children, please contact us for a detailed quote.

Is it for me?

This isn’t going to appeal to those focussed solely on budget, but does actually offer some of the best value for money in Kenya. There are few other safaris offering this level of comfort and indulgence and quality of wildlife guiding in this price range. It is perfect for those willing to spend a little more for a very special safari experience.

The camps are suitable for families, but there is a minimum age of 8 yrs old. Discounts of the advertised rate are available for children, contact us for details.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 611 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

  • If you’re looking for a more personal experience of Kenya, something a little different from the standard safari and beach package holidays, then you should definitely speak to Tourdust!

    We decided to have a family holiday with our two teenage boys in Kenya in 2014, a decision that turned out to be far from straight-forward as the FCO extended their no-essential travel guidance area by area in the months leading up to our holiday. After researching the travel companies specialising in Kenya , we chose Tourdust to organise our holiday, partly based on their highly informative website but mainly based on a conversation with Ben, who within a matter of minutes clearly understood what we were looking for.

    Ben’s recommendation of the Laikipia Wilderness Camp, followed by the Sosian Ranch and then the Msambweni Beach House was absolutely perfect for us. Everywhere we went the experience was personalised, the service was outstanding and the quality of facilities was second to none. Yes, we did safari drives to see the fantastic range of wildlife in the area, but we also swam in the rivers, rode camels, went on game walks and ate delicious meals cooked on an open camp fire before sleeping out under the endless African skies listening to the lions roaring! Then a flight down to the coast and we relaxed in the luxury of the a villa overlooking the Indian Ocean, with massages on the beach, personal staff on hand and nothing too much trouble.

    We knew that we didn’t want a standard package safari and beach holiday but what we got was beyond all our expectations – a truly personal, family experience of Kenya that we will remember forever!

    MissingJoanna Heard reviewing Best of Kenya Family Safari on 07 October 2014

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