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Luxury Flying Safari – Masai Mara Game Reserve – 6 Days / 5 Nights

A luxurious and exclusive 6 Days / 5 Nights safari which flies you to the famous Masai Mara, one of Africa's magnificent wilderness areas with an abundance of game and wildlife to include 3 nights at Ngerende Island Lodge and 2 nights at Ngerende in the Wild. This safari will give you an opportunity to stay inside the park to witness the annual Wildebeest Migration crossing and plenty of opportunity to view the "Big Five" and countless other wonderful wildlife experiences.

The safari at Ngerende in the Wild will be private giving you the opportunity to explore what the park has to offer in terms of scenery and wildlife, using 4x4 landcruiser vehicles and your own dedicated and professional driver/guide allowing you flexibility and sufficient time to maximize on the game viewing. This we believe will enhance the safari experience.

 

 

 6 Days Safari

PackageSeason Rates
Suite Game Package High USD 3865
Single Supplement USD 1535
Suite Game Package Mid USD 3439
Single Supplement USD 1350
Suite Game Package Low USD 2669

Flying PackageRates
1st April - 30 June 2012 3 nights, 4 days for $1432 per person
1st October – 19th December 2012 3 nights, 4 days for $1698 per person
1st July - 30 September & 20th - 31 December 2012

3 nights, 4 days for $1964 per person

What is included?

  • Return flightsWilson–Mara –Wilson
  • Welcome Masai dance on arrival at the lodge
  • Gamesdrives using 360 view 4x4 landcruiser lodge vehicles
  • Butler service
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local branded spirits and beers
  • Tea and coffees
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Three Meals daily
  • Bush breakfast/lunch/dinner and sundowers weather permitting
  • Nature walks with the local Masai naturalist
  • Visit to the Masai village (entrance fee extra)
  • Servicesof local Masai professional Englishspeaking driver- guide
  • Fuel expenses
  • Pickupand dropoff at Jomo Kenyatta Airport or your nominated address in Nairobi.

Excludes:

  • International flight to Kenya
  • Visa to Kenya
  • Conservancy and Park fees at US$ 80.00 per night per person
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, email , telephone,
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Drinks and beverages        
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity to driver-guide / lodge staff
  • Extra activities not included on the itinerary

 

Essentials

General: Kenya and the Masai Mara, in particular, are known as the heart beat of the safari, the origins of which date back to the early 1920’s. Ngerende Island Lodge strives to capture the excitement, style and good living of those times but in contemporary style and in keeping with its environment.

Location: The lodge is set on an oxbow of the Mara River and is surrounded on all sides by the river except for a 100 yards section where the river has not yet cut the ox-bow free to become a true island. The lodge is situated about 120kms from Narok town (a two hour drive or 4 hours from Nairobi) on the Olchoro – Oirogua Conservation Ranch which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Olchoro – Oirogua Ranch which is now managed by Mara Conservancy covers more than 5000 acres and is mainly open savannah except along the banks of the Mara River which are heavily wooded and are ideal habitat for wildlife. The lodge lies at 5300 feet above sea level and is serviced by its own airstrip at a distance of 2kms with scheduled flights from Malindi, Mombasa, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and Wilson Airport, Nairobi. The flight time from Nairobi is about 1 hour.

Activities: Game drives in 4x4 wheel drive vehicles

Guided Bush Walks

Bush Breakfasts

Sundowners

Massage and Aromatherapy

Night game drives

Gym (Phase 3)

Accommodation: There are 7 luxury en-suite canvas and wood suites all with raised platforms giving panoramic views of the Mara River and the woods on the opposite bank. Each tent has polished Mahogany floors (including the terrace) and is very spacious providing open plan sleeping and living area complete with wood fire, a separate bathroom providing both a massage shower, open air bath (if desired) hand wash basins and flushing toilet. Comfortable seating is provided both in the living area and on the terrace so that the true tranquility of the lodge can be best appreciated. The distance between each suite has been maximized to reduce any risk of disturbance that may be caused by other guests.

Drinks and cuisine: Soft drinks, house wine, bottled water, local beers and selected spirits are included in the room rates. Champagne, non house wine and luxury spirits/liquors are an additional extra. Cuisine is international from our very talented chef who uses whenever possible organic vegetables grown at the lodge. The chef will easily adapt the menu to suit individual tastes and requirements if previously advised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi / Fly Masai Mara
Transfer to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximate 45 minutes). A Masai Elder will be waiting at the airstrip for the transfer to the luxury camp where you are booked for 2 nights. There are 2 suites each attended by a butler who also waits on the guests at mealtimes. Have lunch and a short nap. Later in the afternoon you take your first game drive in the park abundant with wildlife and a myriad of birds. Return to the luxury camp for dinner and overnight rest. Meal plan all inclusive.

   

 

Day 2: Full day in the Park
Leave after breakfast for a full day game drive to which will give you an another opportunity to witness the annual wildebeest migration crossing and view the “Big five”. Enjoy a hot lunch cooked out in the wilds and served by your butler. Return late afternoon after an exciting day to a hot shower and roaring fire.

 

Day 3: Game Viewing in the Conservancy
Depart after breakfast to Ngerende Island Lodge with en-route game drive (approximate 1hour 30 minutes). A Masai Elders will be waiting to welcome you with a Masai welcome dance on arrival at the luxurious Ngerende Island Lodge where you’re booked for three nights. Each suit is attended by a butler who also waits on the guests at mealtimes. Have lunch and a short nap. Later in the afternoon you take your first game drive in the Conservancy abundant with wildlife and a myriad of birds. Return to the Lodge to a welcome bubble bath and dinner.

 

 

Day 4 & 5: Masai Mara
There will be an early morning and late afternoon game drive to enjoy the splendors of what the Mara has to offer. Guests enjoy an intimate and relaxed stay and the pace of your safari may be as active or as leisurely as you wish. We offer a wide of activities to include, daily early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Conservancy, visits to the nearby Masai village (entrance extra), a sundowner, bush meals weather permitting and walks with our Resident naturalist. Guests may also relax by the pool or spend some rejuvenating moments at the spa (optional extra). Meal plan is all inclusive.

 

 

Day 6: Masai Mara / Fly Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast, we bid farewell to the Lodge staff and a transfer will be provided for the Airstrip for the scheduled flight back to Jomo Kenyatta to connect with the outbound flight where our services end.

 

 

 

Highlights:

  • Exclusivity and Privacy
  • Excellent game drives in the vast conservancy and sighting is less crowded
  • Flexibility on game drives- As many game drives as time permits
  • 360 view 4x4 landcruiser vehicles
  • Professional and dedicated local Masai wilderness guides
  • Butlers - Personalised service
  • Bespoke meals

  • Butlers - Personalised service
  •  Masai dance and a Masai Village visit – A cultural highlight to this trip
  • Nature walk with local Masai naturalist- wealth of local cultural knowledge and nature.
  • Social responsibility – work closely with the Masai community and currently constructing a school and has donated gift shop to the Masai women an outlet for their craft
  • Bush breakfast, lunch/dinner weather permitting
  • Sundowner
  • Infinity pool with stunning views of the Mara river
  • Spa treatment

 

 

 

Ngerende in the Wild 5*

This small, exclusive camp is an addition to our portfolio. The location on the banks of the Mara river surrounded by indigenous trees and bushes is truly exceptional and the wildlife is all around. The luxury mobile camp is a walking distance from the annual Wildebeest crossing and overlooks the Mara river offering a true bush experience but with real, real luxury. Currently there are only two tents but they are both large and beautifully furnished. The camp is supported by its own kitchen chefs, butlers and experienced professional driver guides.

Responsible Travel

The lodges are committed to assisting the local communities and have initiated projects which support, empower and educate contributing to a better future. You can visit one of the project on this trip.

For more information on responsible travel see Community & Conservation section on the website.


 

 

 

         

Ngerende Island Lodge 5 *

Ngerende is the idyllic safari destination with just 7 luxury en-suite canvas and wood suites all with raised platforms giving panoramic views of the Mara River and the woods on the opposite bank. Each suite has polished Mahogany floors (including the terrace) and is very spacious providing open plan sleeping and living area complete with wood fire. Comfortable seating is provided both in the living area and on the terrace so that the true tranquillity of the lodge can be best appreciated.  The distance between each suite has been maximized to reduce any risk of disturbance that may be caused by other guests. Your suite comes with a dedicated butler to ensure warm log fires in the evening, draw a candlelit bath, complete with essential oils and ensure a cosy hot water bottles in your bed at night! Enjoy a private candle lit dinner served by your butler. Chefs discuss menu with guests and tailor the cuisine to suit individual tastes. Emphasis is on fresh produce and most vegetables and herbs are grown from the organic garden.

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Ngerende Special Offers

Ngerende in the Wild offers an intimate and authentic safari experience and this safari is a perfect introduction to best of both worlds-luxury and the bush!
Stay a minimum of 5 nights; 2nights at Ngerende in the Wild and 3 nights at Ngerende Island Lodge and GET A FREE BALLOON SAFARI
Book the wedding package, for a minimum of 5 nights and the COUPLES WILL GET A FREE BALLOON SAFARI
Book two nights at Ngerende Island Lodge and automatically get a third night free! A SAVING OF 33%
Guests on honeymoon at Ngerende Island Lodge will get a 20% discount, chilled bottle of wine on arrival