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8 Days Single Traveler Luxury Safari in Kenya

  • Maasai Mara - Diani

Thrilling Safari in Kenya

Karen Blixen Camp invites you to join a safari with a perfect combination of Maasai Mara's bush and Diani Beach. Enjoy the migration safaris, off-road game drives for superb close-up photography, night drives, walks, and romantic bush meals, then fly to Diani for some sun and sand! Discover an authentic 'yesteryear' luxury tented-camp set in the private Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara!

Highlights

  • 1 night game drive
  • 2 shared game drives per day
  • Complimentary bush breakfast / sundowner
  • 1 entry to Masai Mara Reserve / Triangle
  • Airport / airstrip transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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This safari package includes 7 nights' accommodation. You will spend 3 nights at Karen Blixen Camp plus 4 nights at The Sands at Nomad.

Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp comprises of 22 large luxury canvas tents, each placed with undisturbed views along the Mara River. The stylish restaurant, the reception, the lounge and bar, and the gift shop with internet are set on a raised wooden deck and furnished with accurate reproductions of Karen Blixen's private furniture to fit in with the cozy atmosphere.

The Sands at Nomad

At The Sands at Nomad, you will be staying for 4 nights on full board basis. In keeping with the world-class style and innovative panache of the hotel’s conception, the accommodation comprises an individualistic selection of 18 comfortable rooms, 7 exclusive beach cottages and 12 luxurious suites, many with private Jacuzzi, panoramic terraces and spacious sitting rooms. All the rooms are individually interior designed and furnished with an inspired combination of Swahili objects d’art furniture and the finest mahogany woodwork.

Being located in the private Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve and forms the vital north-western zone of the legendary Masai Mara ecosystem, enables Karen Blixen Camp to offer guests a far more exclusive, unique and private game-viewing experience.

Off the beaten track, in open Land Cruisers and with no more than five vehicles per game sighting, the camp's game drives provides you with plenty of close-up vantage points for those highly-prized wildlife photos. Activities on offer include off-road and night-time game drives, game walks across the undulating plains, and romantic gourmet-style bush meals, none of which are possible in the National Reserve.

Day 1

Meet and greet at airstrip by your safari guide at midday. You will proceed to Karen Blixen Camp on a game-drive-road transfer for approximately 45 minutes at game drive speed. After that, there will be a camp briefing with welcome drink by camp manager.

It’s time to settle in and have a delectable 3-course lunch with fine house wine. After or during afternoon tea, your guide will cover your safari itinerary and activities again - opportunity to change activities and add optional activities. Next, enjoy an afternoon game drive in Mara North Conservancy.

Day 2

It’s time for a full-day migration exploration safari at Masai Mara National Reserve or Mara Triangle with a picnic hamper.

Day 3

You will enjoy a morning game drive to world-renowned 'Leopard Gorge', made famous by the BBC Big Cat Diary. Before or after lunch, there is time for a camp eco-walk, a swim, armchair game-viewing with drinks. Next, you will experience a night game drive in Mara North Conservancy.

Day 4 - 7

After having your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for flight to Diani. Karen Blixen Camp will transfer to The Sands at Nomad where you will stay for 4 nights on full board basis. On the seventh day, after breakfast, you will proceed to the airstrip depending on the schedule, then take your flight back and Nairobi to connect to onward flight.

Day 8

After breakfast, then depending on the time for your outbound flight, you will be transferred to the airstrip then fly back and Nairobi to connect to onward flight.

This safari package will take place in Maasai Mara and Diani Beach, Kenya. In Maasai Mara, you will be staying at Karen Blixen Camp, and in Diani Beach you will be staying at The Sands at Nomad.

Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp is set in the exclusive and wildlife-rich Mara North Conservancy, also home to the renowned 'Leopard Gorge'. The Mara North Conservancy is famous for its 5 prides of lions with over 56 family members, 7 cheetahs, and at least 6 leopards which feature in the wildlife documentaries of the BBC Big Cat Diaries, and the National Geographic and Discovery Channels. This makes the area a very rewarding big cat destination, whatever the season.

The Sands at Nomad

The Sands at Nomad is situated on the south coast of Kenya. It lies 45 kilometers southwest of Mombasa International Airport (MBA). Lying just 4 degrees south of the equator, The Sands at Nomad offers you a choice of worlds that no other beach destination can equal. Coral seas abundant with fish life, coastal forests teaming with bird and insect life, snow white beaches offering safe warm bathing and of course Kenya’s world famous safari parks.

  • Balloon safari
  • Dinner in the wild
  • Dinner at the Carnivore
  • Elephant orphanage visit
  • Excursions in Nairobi - Daphne Sheldrick
  • Game walk
  • Giraffe center visit
  • Karen Blixen Museum visit
  • Lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
  • Wellness treatments
  • 1 entry to Masai Mara Reserve / Triangle
  • 1 night game drive
  • 2 shared game drives per day in Mara North Conservancy
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Complimentary bush breakfast or sundowner
  • Daily meals (light breakfast, breakfast, 3-course lunch, 3-course dinner, and afternoon tea)
  • Mara North Conservancy fee
  • Return airport / airstrip transfers in Nairobi, Masai Mara, and Diani
  • Return flights from Nairobi
  • Soft drinks, water, house wines, and local beers
  • Gratuities
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Private vehicle
  • Visas
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.

Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I took a flying package from Nairobi to Mara.The driver was waiting for me at the air strip...From then on though i was solo, everything was a breeze."

    "The game drives, the food all so amazing! My tent was no ordinary tent...it had the most comfortable bed and all the amenities with an outdoor style shower."

    "Was much spoilt and it was the best safari ever...the drivers and guides are so knowledgeable...managed to see an array of wildlife including the pride of lions so close up! "

    "Highly recommend staying here."

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  • Review by Donegan T from Great Britain
    10 out of 10

    "Only positives here: we had a superb time at Karen Blixen camp. The North Conservancy is a truly amazing conservation project, so successful that it is probably more replete with animals now than the national park (which you can also visit and should!). It is a great feeling just to be contributing to that.The service was great. The staff all know your names and pay great attention to making you feel special and cared for. There are lots of "surprises" which I should not detail here, which we thoroughly enjoyed, unforgettable evenings in the wilderness. The guides were first rate; we used two guides (mainly David) who managed to find even Leopard, and countless Lions, a serval, a cheetah, as well as "all the other stuff" that people tend eventually to see on safari. The rooms are luxury tents with electrics etc ("glamping"). It can be noisy at night time with the animals, and that may take getting used to for some compared to using a more hotel type accommodation, but we really enjoyed the more outdoor feel. There were lots of activities for our son to do, making beads, swimming and kiddy archery for example in addition to the wildlife spotting. Food was highly personalized - each group gets a dedicated waiter who gets to know their preferences.Overall amazing; if you can go, don't miss it! Only comment is that the pool looks like it could use a better filter system."

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  • Review by Niels Peter P
    10 out of 10

    "It was fifth time we stayed in the camp. Only a pity we had to change place because of refurbishment. As always the atmosphere is great. Strongly influenced by Danish "hygge". Can be other camps have a bit more luxury ambience but this is fully compensated by great staff who offer good and friendly service."

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  • Review by Heleanders
    10 out of 10

    "We had the best week att Karen Blixen camp. We Are a family with two kids 9 & 11 years old. The staff get to know the kids real Quick and find activitiets the liked like brading and campwalks. Exellent driver and guide who had big knowledge and fokused at the same things as we! Saw a LOT of animals!! Thank's for having us!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Great location on the Mara River with a seemingly permanent herd of hippos on the opposite bank - picteresque with permant tent luxury accommodation with outside bathrooms Food and service was top class. The daily safaris were the highlight - this is the place to see animals - a herd of 30+ giraffe crossing the river, 200+ zebras as well as lions and elephants up close - fantastic - could not be faulted in any way"

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  • Review by Maria F. from Denmark
    9 out of 10

    "Very kind welcome to the camp by all staff who made us feel at home. Luxurious and clean tent with a view to the Mara River and the wild animals. We enjoyed the high quality of all meals. Well organized guided safari tours with excellent guide who showed us lions, cheetahs, elephants, and many more animals at close sight. I give a high recommendation for Karen Blixen Camp."

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  • Review by Becky D. from Great Britain
    9 out of 10

    "The staff at Karen Blixen Camp made us feel welcomed and safe from the moment we arrived. We were lucky enough to have Dave, our driver / guide, to ourselves for our whole stay, making our safari experience very personalized. Special moments at the camp include a picnic lunch in the bush, a surprise breakfast by the lake, a candlelit dinner away from the other diners on one night and evening hot chocolate in front of the fire pit. Lillian was particularly outstanding, as on one day between our morning and evening safaris, she came to our tent, calling out our names, to let us know that a black rhino was in the area if we wanted to go and find it, which we thought was above and beyond our expectations. Better still - we found it! During the safaris, the camp drivers split up so you don't see many other vehicles when outside the main reserve, but if someone finds something of particular interest, they will radio the other members of the camp, so you don't miss out on anything. We have so many special memories from this camp and were thoroughly looked after from start to finish. A perfect place to experience safari for the first time, without giving up too many home comforts."

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  • Review by a traveler from California, USA
    9 out of 10

    "We ended our safari with three nights at Karen Blixen Camp. The location of this camp on a small rise above the Mara River means there is game viewing every time you look up. In addition to the resident herd of hippos in the water directly across from the dining area many other animals came to drink - elephants, a lion, impalas, cape buffalo, baboons. Our tent was spacious and beyond comfortable. Our driver / guide for our game drives was Daniel. He was excellent at finding game and anticipating where animals would go, positioning our truck perfectly for viewing the great migration - a large herd of wildebeest crossing the river. The rest of the staff was also excellent. Menus were limited but every dish was very good. The bar area was particularly charming with the natural stone fireplace. There is a nicely stocked gift shop. Our only complaint about this camp is the game drive trucks. They don't have a pop top, so you don't have the option of standing to take photos. Also they don't provide binoculars for guests. Fortunately we brought a pair of our own. "

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