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