Heart of Kenya - Wing Safari
The Heart of Kenya highlights two of the most iconic wildlife areas in Kenya: Amboseli and the Maasai Mara. Witness the abundant wildlife and unforgettable scenery, meet the wonderful Maasai people and have breakfast in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Stay on the Mara Conservancy that adjoins the Mara. Here you can take off-road game drives with vehicles strictly limited. Walk with the Maasai a nature walks and visit a local community. Some safari camps allow exciting night drives to see the nocturnal creatures. This is a great safari as a stand-alone or to use as a base for visiting other areas including the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Gorilla Trekking, Southern Africa and/or Victoria Falls.
What are Conservancies and Concessions?
Safari Conservancies and Concessions are tracts of land, often adjoining national parks, that eco-tourism lodge operators ‘rent’ from local communities or private ranches. The agreement is based on allowing the exclusive use of wildlife and a low impact tourism. It's been a win-win situation for travelers, the resident wildlife and the local people (like the Maasai and Samburu) that live in these areas. A portion of each bed night goes directly to the local communities. There are many advantages to booking a safari staying on a conservancy. The most obvious is the exclusivity - there are no minibuses and you're likely to be the only vehicle present at any given wildlife sighting.
In addition, conservancies are privately run and therefore less regulated than the national parks. Activities that are banned in national parks like the Maasai Mara and Amboseli are possible in the conservancies - including night game drives, walking safaris, non-mainstream village visits and experiences on camel or horseback.
Featured Inclusions: All flights between Kenya camps, all park fees, game activities as mentioned, Born Free Concierge Service, 24/7 emergency US & Africa contacts, East Africa Medical Evacuation Limited Membership, pre-journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free customized backpack, luggage tags, personalized & bound final itinerary.
Full list of inclusions and tariff details will be sent upon inquiry.
Born Free Exclusive Option: All safari guide gratuities can be included.
Journey Priced From: $7776
Rates are in US dollars, includes current taxes & park fees - subject to change.
Rates shown are starting prices based on Shoulder Season
Request rate if you would like a single room.
Does not include international airfare.
Add-On Suggestions: Gorilla Trekking, Ngorongoro Crater-Tarangire, South Africa, Victoria Falls
Is this your dream trip?
If you only have a few days and want to have a classic Africa safari experience, the Heart of Africa is ideal. This safari can be done in ultimate luxury or a budget scale. Not a minute is wasted. Wildlife, scenery and culture -- it's all the best of the best.
Tailor-Made Itinerary: Heart of Kenya can be tailored to suit your vision. Add Tanzania, a Gorilla trek or Southern Africa. Travel in the style that meets your comfort level, to the places that interest you the most at a pace that you'll enjoy. Your research has led you to Born Free Safaris, now let our Specialists tailor your journey the way you want to experience it.
- Your Choice of Accommodations
- Safari in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Premium Game viewing in the Mara
- Extended stay in the Maasai Mara Region
- Stay in the Mara Triangle
- Secluded stay on a Mara Conservancy, away from crowds
- Walks and Night drives on Conservancies
- Maasai Village Visit
- Intimate Safari Camps
- Flights included to Amboseli, the Mara return Nairobi
- Binoculars and Cool Boxes in Vehicles
- Excellent Choice for the Solo Traveler
- Great additional to a Safari to Ngorongoro & Tarangire
- Hot-Air Balloon Safari (optional)