Rugged and authentic without compromising on comfort, this 9-day safari in Kenya’s legendary Masai Mara combines two intimate and secluded camps: Ngare Serian, with four suites set in 1 500 acres of a private conservancy, and Nkorombo, a 5-tent mobile camp in the legendary national reserve.
This adventure explores one of Africa’s most popular game viewing destinations from two unique perspectives. Ngare Serian’s location within the private Mara North Conservancy gives you exclusive-access to 1 500-acres of wilderness. Nkorombo gives you front row seats to the conservancy’s neighbour, the iconic Masa Mara National Reserve.
The conservancy setting also allows Ngare Serian to offer a range of activities: in addition to game drives and hot-air ballooning, you can choose between game walks, night drives and fishing in the Mara River. Add to this the picnic stops and optional overnight stays at the snug tree house, The Nest, and you have the recipe for an exceptional safari.
In the neighbouring Masai Mara National Reserve, between June and November (depending on the rains), Nkorombo camp offers front row seats on the banks of the Mara River to see the Great Migration. Around July and August, there is the chance to witness an unforgettable spectacle: mass river crossings of wildebeest and zebra - a surge of adrenalin carries the herds into the waters where they struggle against fearsome crocodiles, the river currents and the panicking mass of their own kind.
For all the right reasons, the Mara is a firm favourite with professional photographers from around the world. And we agree: from the drama of the river crossings to the superb resident species to the unpretentious and utterly authentic camps. This is definitely one of our highly recommended East Africa itineraries.