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The Governors Safari

This 8 days safari takes you to Lake Naivasha that is just a short drive from Nairobi but is a world away from the capital's choked arteries. Later head to Masai Mara, thereserve that you will see all the big animals of Africa and witness some of themost beautiful sunsets on the planet.

Day 1: Nairobi to The Great Rift Valley
Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport off your international flight. Transfer by road through the scenically beautiful Great Rift Valley down to Loldia House, nestling on the shores of Lake Naivasha. A two hour drive from Nairobi. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the lawn overlooking Mt Longonot.
Afternoon at leisure on the farm, witnessing the prolific variety of bird-life on the lake and the lake shore. 
Dinner and overnight at Loldia House.

Day 2: The Great Rift Valley
You can either opt for a full day’s activities on Loldia Ranch; these include birdwatching and boat trips on Lake Naivasha, visits to the local flower farm and a night game drive.
Or you can have a super early morning start and head off to Lake Nakuru National Park with a packed breakfast. Enjoy a morning game drive around Lake Nakuru, famous for its abundance of flamingos and a large variety of water birds. The park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983 and is currently home to both black and white species – they are regularly seen – along with good sightings of leopard. A picnic lunch is served under the Acacia trees overlooking the lake, or you can head back to Loldia for a late lunch. There is also the option to stop at Lake Elementeita on your way back, a soda which is an important breeding site for many threatened bird species and famous for its population of flamingos.

Dinner and overnight at Loldia House.

 

Day 3: Loldia to Mugie Conservancy
Breakfast at Loldia, before heading to the airstrip where you will catch a flight with Governors’ Aviation to Mugie Conservancy, landing in the heart of Kenya’s Laikipia highlands. There is a short car transfer of about 20 minutes over to Governors’ Mugie House, where a delicious lunch will be waiting. Depending on what you feel like doing, you can either head out on your first afternoon game drive and explore this pristine wilderness, abundant with wildlife, lay by the pool or enjoy a siesta. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks around a fire.
Dinner and overnight at Mugie.

Day 4 - 5 : Mugie Conservany Laikipia
Mugie Conservancy offers a myriad of activities by which to enjoy the natural landscape and abundant wildlife, from traditional game drives to bush walks, bush meals and fishing on the Mugie Dam.

The Conservancy also operates as a low impact cattle ranch and catalyst for community conservation initiatives. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation activities, including the Anti-Poaching Unit with the team of bloodhound sniffer dogs. Predator research being carried out has seen lion and cheetah collared for movement monitoring. Head out with the research team to track down the Big Cats and understand the work being done to prevent human-wildlife conflict. If you’re lucky, you might get to meet Tala, the friendly resident Reticulated Giraffe who wanders freely about the conservancy. End each day with a spectacular sundowner from one of many vantage points around the conservancy.
Dinner and overnight at Mugie.


Day 6: Mugie Conservancy to Masai Mara
Breakfast at Mugie before catching a flight south to Kenya’s World famous Masai Mara Reserve. It’s a short game drive en route to the camp, and on arrival you can settle into your tent, have lunch and relax. Embark on a thrilling afternoon game drive at around 3:30pm and return in the dusk for drinks and chatter around the campfire, before your dinner. Fall asleep to the night-time chorus of the Masai Mara!
Arise early each morning to make the most of your spectacular location. Each day will offer you the option of three game drives within the Mara National Reserve, immersing yourself in this rich wildlife destination.
Dinner and overnight at Governors' camp, Little Governors' or Il moran

 

Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Depending on what you feel like, we have a range of activities to keep you occupied – game drives, Masai village cultural visits, walking safaris, or you can simply sit back and enjoy the wildlife interaction taking place down by the river or even book yourself in for some of our safari spa treatments!
For a particularly memorable and unforgettable experience, enjoy a surreal journey in a hot air balloon, with Governors’ Balloon Safaris, over the Masai Mara plains, ending with a delicious cooked breakfast, complete with bubbles, wherever you land!

Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Enjoy a final early morning game drive, followed by breakfast in camp before heading to the airstrip in time for your Governors’ Aviation flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

 

 

 

**Kindly note that the balloon safari is an optional extra activity and the cost of the balloon safari is not included in the standard itinerary costing.