7 Day Fly-in safari

Kenya Safari

Safari Includes

  • Private road transfers – to/from airport
  • Scheduled charter flight from the Lewa airstrip to the Angama Mara airfield
  • Transfers to and from Angama Mara Airfield or Kichwa Tembo Airstrip
  • emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT and all levies
  • Scheduled charter flight from Angama airfield to Wilson Airport

Safari Excludes

  • International flights, pre and post-safari accommodation 
  • Tours and activities not included such as hot air ballooning, private game drives etc.
  • Premium drinks, extra meals, gratuities and all items of a personal nature
  • Visa costs 
  • Travel and medical insurance 

Itinerary

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About This Safari

LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY & THE MASAI MARA

 

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Itinerary

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Interional Airport, Nairobi, Kenya.

On arrival, please clear customs into Kenya, collect your bags and exit the arrivals hall to look for the guide who will warmly welcome you to the country and transfer you to Wilson Airport.

On arrival at Wilson Airport, check-in at the airline counter for the flight to the Lewa airstrip.  Just before landing try and see if you can spot Mt Kenya if its not covered by clouds!

charter flights are run on a scheduled basis and may make stops along the way at other airstrips to collect or drop-off other guests.  There is a maximum baggage allowance on the flights of 12 to 15 kilograms per person in completely soft-sided bags (this must include your hand luggage and cameras etc.).   

On arrival at the Lewa airstrip, you will be met by a guide from Sirikoi and transferred to this phenomenal property where you will spend the next three nights.

3 Nights -Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Spanning over thousands of hectares of vast open savannah grasslands in northern Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to the world’s largest population of Grevy’s zebra. Renowned as a pioneer and leader in responsible tourism, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy actively advances and develops community engagement and wildlife conservation. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an important sanctuary for a large selection of wildlife including the endangered black rhino as well as the white rhino. Lewa offers visitors the opportunity to have close encounters with these prehistoric creatures against an unspoilt backdrop, making it one Kenya’s top game-viewing destinations. Boasting one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya, the park is also inhabited by elephants, lions, buffalo, wild dogs, giraffes, cheetahs, and over 400 bird species.

As a small and intimate family-owned safari lodge, Sirikoi offers unrivalled exclusivity and charm. The four luxury tents, Sirikoi Cottage and private Sirikoi House are perfectly positioned along the spring-fed Sirikoi stream, immersed in nature with wildlife all around.

Sirikoi resembles an eco-chic African home and while it offers a sure sense of luxury and high level of service, it manages to be welcoming, comfortable and unpretentious. All the rooms are spacious and tastefully designed, with unique décor touches, a sitting area, big Victorian bathtubs, rain-showers, fireplaces and a private deck.

Surrounded by 68,000 acres of pure wilderness of the renowned World Heritage Site, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the location of the lodge is truly exceptional. With Kenya’s arid North to one side, and the lush foothills of Mount Kenya on the other, Sirikoi enjoys a beautiful spring-like climate year round.

Days are as action-packed or as rejuvenating as desired, and Sirikoi offers a range of unique and adventurous activities for all ages to experience and explore the wilderness and wildlife. The wildlife on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is abundant and includes many endangered species such as black and white rhino, and the largest resident population of Grevy’s zebra in the world.

Clients will delight at the Samburu and Maasai guides and staff and all guests have an exclusive vehicle and their own assigned guide and tracker for the duration of their stay, whether a group of six friends or a solo traveller.

Last day in the care of this multi-award winning lodge! 

  • Day and night game drives in exclusive vehicles, and guided bush walks on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy are included activities for guests staying at Sirikoi Lodge.
  • Fantastic views of distant mountain ranges and a beautiful backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya provide a perfect setting for game drives and bush walks.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is teeming with birdlife with over 350 species across the diverse topography which includes rolling open plains, hills and kopjes, thick forest, valleys, escarpments, wetlands and rivers.

Today you will bid your Sirikoi hosts farewell and return to the Lewa airstrip for the scheduled charter flight to the Angama Mara airfield.

  • On arrival, you will be transferred to Angama Mara where you will spend the next three nights in search of the great migration.
  • 3 Nights -Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
  • All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

SETTING ANGAMA MARA APART:

  • The rare beauty of the site has an emotional effect on visitors – an almost dreamlike quality of being somewhere ‘between heaven and earth’
  • Guests instantly connect with the romance of the setting, where some of the loveliest scenes from the movie Out of Africa were filmed
  • No tented suite has the best view, nor the worst – all are spread along the edge of the Rift Valley
  • There is an overwhelming feeling of ‘I have been here before’
  • Unrivalled exclusivity with a private road directly into the Reserve – a mere 10-minute drive before you reach the reserve entrance
  • The 700-hectare site directly borders the Mara Triangle, with 1.2 km of Rift Valley frontage, its own forests and game a-plenty

SOME FAST FACTS:
Two totally separate camps of just 15 tents each, every one with magnificent views
The two camps are set alongside one another, each with its own guest area, kitchen and dedicated staff
Each camp has two sets of interconnecting tents, perfect for families
The dramatic guest areas are for dining, drinking and relaxing, and include a handsome brick-clad Library
The Pavilion, set between the two camps, is home to the Safari Shop, a swimming pool (12 x 6m), and the Fitness Room – guests never need to walk more than 10 minutes to go anywhere
The lodge is serviced by a private, hard-top airfield – just a 5-minute drive away

Architect duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, and Jan Allan, Kenya’s King of canvas, designed Angama Mara’s elegant and classical tented suites with an 11-metre wide floor-to-ceiling glass front. Each tent has the same breathtaking view – no one is better than the last – and every day, the sunrise provides guests with early morning theatre as the hot air balloons float gently by.

Highly polished parquet floors, distinctive splashes of Maasai red, a handsome drinks cabinet (with personal bar and safe tactfully tucked away), vanity with double basins, separate w/c, writing desk with ample charging points and tablet with guest information, WiFi, Africology guest amenities, a collection of East African books, a beautiful John Vogel woven screen, and a butler’s lobby allowing for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee, all add to the comfort and delight of guests in their suites

AT A GLANCE

  • The glass frontage offers views from the bed, the bath, the sitting area, the shower and even the w/c
  • The roof and other three sides are canvas – classic safari olive on the outside and cream on the inside for romance
  • Each luxury tented suite is over 100 sqm, including spacious wooden decks
  • Decks are for in-room dining and red rocking chair safaris
  • Sleep with the sliding doors open, for the fresh air and sounds of the wild, with meshed doors latched for safety

Inspired by colonial country club living, the interiors of Angama Mara’s high design guest areas are wrapped on all four sides by glass stacking doors, offering our guests an indoor/outdoor experience. With expansive decks and a handsome baraza, there is no defined sitting room, dining room or bar – just a charming mix of everything.

CLASSIC SAFARI FOOD
Angama Mara’s food tastes as good as it looks and is inspired by what Denys Finch Hatton’s camp chef might have cooked in the early days of being on safari. A team of Kenyan chefs prepare meals for our guests focusing on it being perfectly cooked and beautifully presented using the freshest and finest local produce: grass-fed beef, tropical fruits, prawns from the coast and a multitude of garden greens straight from the Shamba.

 

A DAY ON SAFARI

  • Guests could leave the lodge at dawn, or decide to go on a game drive after breakfast, descend down Angama Mara’s private road and 10-minutes later find themselves in the heart of the action – surrounded by more animals than they could imagine: the vast grasslands dotted with acacias are home to abundant herds, as well as Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
  • Safaris are conducted in the lovely Mara Triangle, open from sunrise to sunset, and are in completely open gameviewing vehicles to which the animals are well accustomed – the vehicles are specially equipped and converted, offering comfy seats, ample legroom, charging stations and canvas roofs for respite from the sun.
  • All game drives have a maximum of six guests per vehicle other than families or groups where we can accommodate up to nine guests per vehicle. Should you prefer, private safari vehicles can be booked in advance.

Please request rates when making an enquiry.

Because the weather is so mild in the Mara, there are no constraints as to when to go on a game drive, and Angama Mara guests tailor-make their safari days: out early and back for breakfast; out early with a picnic breakfast and back for lunch; out after breakfast with a picnic lunch and back mid-afternoon; a post lunch game drive and back at sunset; or very best of all, spending a whole day exploring the Mara Triangle – with a picnic breakfast and lunch down at the Tanzanian border without a soul in sight – that’s an all-time favourite and a grand way to spend the day.

A ROCKING CHAIR SAFARI

Guests at Angama Mara can also enjoy the wonders of a safari without leaving the comfort of their deck: the views of the Mara from the tented suites are staggering – the sky never sits still and there is always something to spot 300m below – elephant families melting in and out of the forest, a thousand buffalo lazing about, giraffe stepping daintily down from the escarpment or a pod of hippo moving from one water body to the next. All the tents are equipped with binoculars and there is a spotting scope in the guest area. There are heaps of resident game around the lodge: eland, zebra, giraffe, topi and impala; and watching the raptors soar effortlessly above and below you is a great way to while away the hours.

Floating effortlessly over the Maasai Mara in a hot air balloon is one of Africa’s iconic experiences: as the sun rises to the East, the Mara River winds and twists beneath you, and the great plains of Africa’s savannah open up below and in front of you, keep your binoculars ready to spot the wildlife lurking in the forests, or a pride of lions on an early morning hunt. (ADDITIONAL COST)

 There are many moments during a guest’s stay when they can interact with the Maasai people, both at Angama Mara and in a neighbouring village. In and around the lodge, guests will spend time with Maasai staff, as the majority of the people who work here come from local communities; and guides, naturalists, the baker, and a camp manager are all Maasai.
Every evening at sunset, Maasai warriors perform in the lodge’s traditional brush-packed boma and here, guests are able to not only photograph this time-honoured celebration of song and dance, but can also participate should they so wish. In Angama Mara’s craft studio, guests can try their hand at Maasai craft, as skilled ladies bead bespoke items onto pieces of clothing, and we have also had the privilege of hosting Maasai weddings, vow renewals, Olympics, and even a Maasai Mitzvah for one lucky young guest.

In the heart of Maasailand, Angama Mara is surrounded by many traditional homestead manyattas that welcome travellers. Here, guests enjoy a rare opportunity of gaining a deeper understanding into the every day lives of the Maasai, their ways, their fascinating culture and what daily challenges they face in maintaining the fine balance between preserving their ancient ways and embracing the new. Guests may freely photograph the family and their homesteads and buy beautiful traditional jewelry directly from the ladies who craft it.

As a nod to the romantic tale that was filmed on the site of Angama Mara, the lodge offers intimate picnics on the crest of the Out of Africa kopje that is featured on the movie’s poster.
A Maasai naturalist escorts guests up the hill to discover an old-world private picnic scene: checked blankets, comfy cushions, canvas safari chairs, a wicker picnic basket, sparkling wine on ice, coffee in a Stanley flask, elegant picnic food and of course, that view. Picnics can be enjoyed anytime of day: for breakfast soon after sunrise, or with evening sunset drinks as the sun sets behind.
This experience is unique, and only to be found at Angama Mara. For those guests who love the movie or are hopeless romantics, this is surely the highlight of any stay

Bid your Angama Mara hosts farewell and return to the airstrip for the flight back to Wilson Airport.

  • On arrival at Wilson Airport, please proceed through arrivals, collect your bags and exit the arrivals hall to look for the guide who will return you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to check-in for your onward flight home.