Laikipia and Masai Mara Safari – 7 Days 6 Nights

7 DAYS

. From: $333

Overview

Kenya is the birthplace of horseback safaris, offering some of Africa’s most outstanding riding. Sosian is no exception to this, and over the last 10 years has become one of Kenya’s top lodge based riding destinations. With over 24,000 acres of pure Laikipia wilderness, traversing this vast expanse of game filled land with Mt Kenya as a backdrop is an entirely private experience to only those staying at Sosian.

Sosian offers a great variety of riding, across open plains filled with zebra, oryx, giraffe, eland and gazelle, stretching down into thicker valleys harboring kudu, buffalo and elephant, plus a further 15km of river providing superb birding, as well as hosting large numbers of hippos and yet more elephant, plus the not-so-elusive leopard.

Riding is generally 2-3 hours in the mornings and/or afternoons and riders can spend up to 6 hours per day in the saddle. We often ride to bush breakfasts or sundowners, which seem to appear from nowhere as you turn a corner on a particularly beautiful stretch of the river or reach the top of a breathtaking escarpment.

From the Laikipia to the Masai Mara – these are your playgrounds for seven days. At spirit of the Masai Mara you will get to Indulge in the unique creations of our renowned chefs, blending Kenyan and continental cuisine to perfection. To make your luxury safari experience perfect, rediscover your senses in our tranquil infinity pool. Unwind after a day on safari on our sundeck and enjoy the panoramic views of the Masai Mara.

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Itinerary and Accomodation

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where an Evacay Africa vehicle will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight to Samburu. Depart Nairobi in the morning, arriving at Laikipia an hour later, where your Sosion Lodge guide will meet you and transfer you to the lodge, or take you on a game drive. Afternoon game drive on Kalama Conservancy exploring over 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness in total privacy and sundowners with a breathtaking view.

Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve to seek out the Samburu Special Five : the reticulated giraffe, ‘the Grevy zebra, the beisa’ oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country, and look for its well-known larger wildlife including elephants, lion and leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to the lodge to relax for the afternoon. Enjoy a complimentary half hour Back & Neck massage upon arriving back at the lodge at the Samburu Wellbeing Space.

Continue to explore the wonders of Samburu with a morning game drive and after lunch possibly head out on a nature walk discovering animals, plants and the caves in the local area with rock paintings, led by your skillful and knowledgeable samburu guides

Depart Laikipia on your flight in the morning and arrive in the Masai Mara an hour and a half later. Head to Spirit of the Mara for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy – over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara ecosystem in total privacy, brimming with wildlife.

Early morning game drive to look for the big cats and other predators of the Mara, returning to the camp or lodge for lunch and treatments at the Maasai Wellbeing Space. In the afternoon, a game drive will take you to a special area where the largest tower of giraffe can be seen, followed by dinner at the lodge or camp and an optional night game drive.

Another day of game viewing at the Masai Mara You could take this chance to experience a hot air balloon ride and float over the Masai Mara or visit a Maasai village. Feel free to discuss your Safari preferences with your Guide

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip and catch your flight back to Nairobi leaves the Mara at 11:00 AM and arrives in Nairobi at 12:20 PM. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with Evacay Africa driver and vehicle. Depending on the time of your international flight.