Free Hot Air Balloon Flight over the Mara

  Book now to stay at Encounter Mara Camp for 3 nights or more in September or October 2012 and get a FREE Hot Air Balloon flight over the Masai Mara. Take off before sunrise and float above the beautiful Masai Mara plains, soaring over migration wildebeest and zebra and watch the sun rise as it adorns the savannah plains below in golden light. Once you land, you’ll be greeted by a full cooked breakfast out on the open plains, complete with a bottle of champagne. Contact: Info@sunsafaris.com for further...

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Kruger walking safari at nThambo Tree Camp
Jun24

Kruger walking safari at nThambo Tree Camp

I had the privilege of staying 2 nights at nThambo Tree Camp in greater Kruger Park in May. I was there to see some of the improvements the camp has made and tried to do as much walking as I could. I always enjoy walking in the Kruger. Even though one doesn’t always get close to big game there is always something to see and learn. As always, thanks to Isak for some exceptional tracking and great insight into the bushveld. The camp is getting excellent reviews through Tripadvisor. I took this video while staying at the...

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Kenya 6 day migration special
Jun13

Kenya 6 day migration special

Here is another superb special offer available for Kenya. During the wildebeest migration (between July and October) this is an exception offer, combining the Masai Mara with Rhino and Chimpanzee  sanctuaries. Day 01 Pick up Nairobi Airport – Nanyuki Meet and greet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon your arrival, after clearance with customs, board our minivan safari vehicle for transfer to Wilson Airport to board schedule flight departing at 10h20 to arrive Nanyuki Airstrip at 11h00. On arrival, met by the camp’s driver guide in a 4×4 safari vehicle and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp for check in and relaxation, later lunch. This afternoon you will have time to relax and enjoy the fascinating views surrounding. Dinner and overnight at the camp on all inclusive basis. Porini Rhino Camp is located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion) as well a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees and also incorporates the smaller Sweetwater’s Game Reserve. Overnight Porini Rhino Camp Day 02 Nanyuki This day after breakfast, you will board our 4×4 safari vehicle for game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy returning later for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to relax and enjoy the camp’s facilities. Dinner and overnight at the camp on all inclusive basis. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Game drives are taken in the camp’s 4×4 safari vehicles with qualified safari guides including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Guided walks are taken on the open plains escorted by Maasai warriors. Night drives are also taken to see the nocturnal animals. All the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion) and others like grevy zebra, jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah and chimpanzee have been seen on game drives from the Porini Rhino Camp. Overnight Porini Rhino Camp Day 03 Nanyuki Another day in Ol Pejeta Conservancy with 4×4 game drive safaris. All inclusive meals and drinks then overnight at the camp. Overnight Porini Rhino Camp Day 04 Nanyuki – Masai Mara After breakfast, check out and transfer to Nanyuki Airstrip to board schedule flight departing at 10h00 to arrive Siana Airstrip at 11h00. On arrival, met by the camp’s driver guide in a 4×4 safari vehicle and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for check in and relaxation, later lunch. After a sumptuous meal, proceed for...

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Kenya offers exceptional value for luxury safaris
Jun09

Kenya offers exceptional value for luxury safaris

Kenya offers exceptional value for luxury safaris at the moment, including safaris during the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara. Here is one of our favourite specials: 6 night Migration Safari Special  – Travel between 01 Jun – 19 Dec 2012 3 nights Porini Mara Camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara Naboisho Conservancy 2 nights at Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy and Motorogi Conservancy 1 full day inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Day 1 Road Transfer by shuttle minibus from Nairobi to Ol Kinyei (140 miles, 3 ½ hours) arriving for lunch at Porini Mara Camp. This is a small eco-friendly bush camp of just 6 tents for a maximum of 12 guests giving an intimate and more personal safari experience and where you will be looked after by the Maasai who own the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. In the afternoon, take your first game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy in an open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle with an expert Maasai guide and spotter to look for the abundance of animals that have been seen in this very scenic 15,000 acre wilderness area which has a variety of landscapes including hills, valleys, acacia forests and open plains. The Ol Kinyei Conservancy is reserved exclusively for guests of the Porini Mara camp so there are no other tourist vehicles allowed into the area, giving you the chance to experience the big game of the Mara without the hordes of tourists seen in the park. In the evening you will stop at a scenic spot for a sundowner followed by a night game drive in the conservancy, then head back to camp for a shower and dinner. Overnight Porini Mara Camp. Day 2 Awaken at dawn and head out on a game drive into the adjacent Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a 60,000 acres wilderness area which is exclusive to a few small safari camps which have joined with Gamewatchers Safaris in leasing the area as a wildlife conservancy owned by the local Maasai community. The open plains and valleys with scattered acacia woodland abound with wildlife including resident lions. Hippo and crocodiles can also be seen. Stop for a picnic bush breakfast in a scenic spot and continue exploring the Naboisho Conservancy, returning to Porini Mara Camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a nature walk, game drive and the option of a visit to a nearby Maasai village, the home of the families of the camp staff who will escort you. Day 3 A full day to have game drives in the Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies to further explore the wilderness with...

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