More and more visitors to East Africa are choosing a 'Flying Safari', which includes internal transfers by air, instead of by road. This option is usually more
expensive, but there are many benefits from travelling in this way. Most obviously you can save time travelling between parks and increase time relaxing on
holiday and enjoying game drives.
In their own right the light aircraft flights are exhilarating and exciting. Often you are one of only a handful of people in
the aircraft flying over the varied African landscapes. The most popular option is flying to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. With morning and afternoon flight departures from Nairobi with approximately a 1 hour
flight, you can be in the bush to either enjoy a sumptuous lunch, or in time for the late afternoon game drive. Game drives are conducted in 4x4 vehicles.
A range of alternative lodges and camps is available, and other durations can also be arranged.
Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
Fly by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour) and transfer
to your chosen accommodation. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the reserve which
is the northern extension of the Serengeti ecosystem. Overnight at your chosen
accommodation, with prices below based on the Ashnil Mara Camp (lunch and dinner included).
Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast
(optional extra – £275) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the
morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at your
chosen accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at
leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at your chosen
accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Extension or Heathrow
Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension
or return to Heathrow (breakfast included).
Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa - from £290
When flying from the Masai Mara to Mombasa
entire luggage must be restricted to 15 kg as no luggage can be stored in Nairobi.
Light aircraft baggage allowance - 15 kg.
Where possible, additional
luggage can be left at the
Safari Lounge in Nairobi and retrieved after the safari.
Pack a mixture of warm and light clothing
in soft bags, plus sunglasses,
camera and insect repellent.
This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
On safari at the Masai Mara National Reserve. Welcome to Ashnil Mara Camp, perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers in the Masai Mara National Reserve. This new camp offers discerning travellers 30 luxury tents which sit alongside the riverbank and offer luxurious accommodation. This is an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. The lodge is located within the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve at the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers.
Facilities at Ashnil Mara Camp
The restaurant serves buffet meals, while the open-air bar serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails and liqueurs. Nearby is a modern lounge decorated with a special African touch. This is a great place to pass time and relax. In the evenings, enjoy the breathtaking sunset and discuss the day's wildlife sightings. There is a beautiful, inviting swimming pool and a souvenir shop.
Various charges are payable locally.
Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Camp
30 twin/double tents which are beautifully designed and carefully crafted, with shower, wc and a safe.
AIR BALLOONING ON THE MARA
a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara - a truly unforgettable
are per person based on two people sharing and include
transfers and UK departure taxes. Many
countries may require UK passport holders to obtain
a Visa for entry, which may incur additional cost. Most countries also
require visitors to hold a full passport valid for up to 6 months from the date of return travel.
countries may also levy departure taxes - ask for more
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