This 7-Day Best of Kenya Safari begins and ends in Nairobi.  On this journey through Kenya, you will be staying in two of the Governors Collection’s newest and oldest camps.  Beginning in the Mugie Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya and ending in the original Governors Mara Camp in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Zebras in the sunset at Mugie House

Itinerary at a Glance:
Arrive in Nairobi, light aircraft transfer to the Mugie Conservancy.
3 nights at Governors Mugie House.
Light aircraft transfer to the Masai Mara National Reserve.
3 nights at Governors Mara Camp.
Light aircraft transfer to Nairobi.


Day 1 – Nairobi to Mugie Conservancy (Governors Mugie House)

Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will take a short road transfer to Wilson Airport where you will board your charter flight to the Mugie Conservancy in the Laikipia area of Kenya. The Mugie Conservancy is a 50,000-acre private wildlife conservancy focusing on community involvement and conservation.  You will be spending the next 3 nights at the Governors Mugie House on a fully inclusive basis.

View over the Laikipia Landscapes at Mugie House

Mugie House is the newest addition to the Governors Collection of camps. There are only 8 cottages located on the top of a hill with the most incredible views over the Laikipia landscapes. Each cottage is built with stone and thatch with sweeping views over the surrounding landscape.  Furnished with luxurious 4 poster beds and all the amenities you could need, the Mugie house provides a luxurious and relaxing home away from home.

Luxury Rooms at Governors Mugie House
Relax in the main lounge at Mugie House

Day 2 & 3 – On Safari in the Mugie Conservancy, Kenya

Set in a private conservancy focusing on wildlife, the activities are based around game viewing however there are many other activities to keep you occupied during the days such as canoeing on the dam, and golfing on their private golf course.  Wildlife activities consist of the standard game drives and game walks, however, you also will have the opportunity to meet their anti-poaching unit and possibly assist in tracking a lion.  If you prefer a more laid-back trip, the main lodge offers an infinity swimming pool with views over a watering hole, or unwind with a treatment at the onsite spa. 

Land at the Private Mugie Airstrip
Gemsbok sighting on a game drive

Day 4 – Mugie Conservancy to Masai Mara, Kenya (Governors Mara Camp)

After you breakfast, you will be transferred to the Mugie Airstrip where you will board your charter flight to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, arguably the best safari area in Kenya.  The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife as well as a rich culture from the local tribes.  The Great Migration happens each year from July to October when thousands of wildebeest migrate through the grasslands of the Masai Mara.  Upon arrival at the Musiara Airstrip, you will be met by your guide and transferred in an open-game vehicle to the Governors Mara Camp where you will be spending the next 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis. 

Dining tent at Governors Mara Camp

Governors Mara camp is the first permanent luxury tented camp in Africa, set along the banks of the Mara River in one of the best areas for game viewing in the reserve.  The camp is made up of classic ensuite safari tents, each with views of the surrounding savannah or views of the Mara River.  Governors Mara Camp offers family tents as well as wheelchair-friendly tents. The main area is a relaxing space with views over the plains and the bar deck overlooks the Mara River.

View of the Safari Tents at Governors Camp
Luxury tents at Governors Camp

Day 5 & 6 – On Safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

You will spend your days on safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve home to the Great Migration (July to October). Go on a guided walk with a Masai warrior and learn the intricate workings of nature.  A hot air balloon safari is a wonderful way to see the Mara from a very different point of view.  Governors Mara Camp also hosts a kids programme making it the perfect family destination.  However, if you choose to spend your day the Masai Mara will capture your heart.

Game viewing during breakfast at Governors Camp
Elephant sighting at Governors Camp

Day 7 – Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi.

After breakfast and if time allows a morning activity you will be transferred back to the Musiara Airstrip for your charter flight to Nairobi.  This brings you to the end of your 7-day safari and you will return home with magical memories of your Kenyan Safari.

Tour Costs

Jan – Mar, June, Nov, 1 – 15 Dec 2023
$5,582 per person sharing

April – May 2023
$4,416 per person sharing

July – Oct, 16 – 31 Dec 2023
$7,642 per person sharing

Jan – Mar, June, Nov, 1 – 15 Dec 2024
$5,922 per person sharing

April – May 2024
$4,676 per person sharing

July – Oct, 16 – 31 Dec 2024
$8,309 per person sharing

Cost Includes:
Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
All flights and road transfers are as per the itinerary.
Game viewing drives and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
All Government taxes and levies.
Free mineral water both during the game.
All meet and greet services.
All arrival and departure transfers.

Cost Excludes:
Visa fees and travel insurance.
International flights.
Premium beverages.
Selected activities.
All items of a personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, lodge staff and driver-guide (s).

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