Explore a private conservancy in the wilds of Laikipia, before heading to the vast Masai Mara National Reserve. Combine cycling, camelback and horseback adventures with a more traditional safari experience – found at the heart of Kenya’s greatest wildlife region.
- Make the most of a private conservancy, spotting game away from the crowds
- Explore in a variety of ways, making the most of Laikipia’s dramatic scenery
- Experience spectacular game viewing on the plains of the Masai Mara
- Stay at a pair of beautifully designed, tented camps
Following a night at the wonderfully welcoming Hemingways Hotel, fly north into Laikipia. Head to the Loisaba Conservancy, which incorporates fantastic accommodation, wild landscapes and an array of big game.
Stay at Loisaba Tented Camp, which affords magnificent views from the edge of the escarpment upon which it rests. These spacious, airy tents make the most of the vistas, with wide verandas looking out over fertile hills that are dotted with low trees.
Here, set out to explore the conservancy’s vast landscape, which stretches to the horizon. This enthralling mix of grasslands, acacia copses and riverine valleys hides a wealth of animal life. Spot cheetahs, elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes and an array of bird species.
As well as conventional game drives, explore in far more unusual, exciting ways. Horse-ride across the plains beside herds of zebras, walk with local Samburu guides, pedal along narrow dirt trails and take camel safaris across the rugged landscape.
Leave the highlands of Laikipia behind for the sweeping grasslands of the Masai Mara. Stay on the banks of the Sand River, amidst the chic safari luxury of the Sand River Mara Camp. Watch hippos laze in the river’s cooling waters or spot hidden wildlife through the telescopes that dot the camp.
But as wonderfully comfortable and relaxed as this camp is, it is the location at the heart of the Masai Mara that makes it unforgettable. Set out on game drives deep into the Masai Mara National Reserve, exploring this captivating ecosystem. Numerous antelope species dot the plains, crocodiles haunt the murky waters of the Mara River and big cats stalk the long grasses.
Alive with action – big and small – this enthralling landscape hides a myriad of plots and subplots in the lives of its animal inhabitants. Watch as the show bursts to life – whether it be wildebeests surging across a river crossing, a cheetah accelerating towards a panicking gazelle or a pride of lions springing their trap on an unfortunate zebra.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Whilst Loisaba offers seclusion and a range of exciting activities, the Masai Mara offers safari for the purists – centring entirely on action-packed game drives. These contrasting approaches complement each other perfectly, creating a trip that is varied, engaging and full of phenomenal outdoor experiences.
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