From a colonial house in Lake Naivasha to a Maasai Mara tented camp with flights in between, this is one of our favourite safaris.


Suggested route & duration

6 nights Nairobi round-trip

• Lake Naivasha: 2 nights
• Maasai Mara: 3 nights
• Nairobi: 1 night

About this independent tour

This safari operates on a private basis, but you may be travelling with other passengers on flights and game drives if like-minded guests have booked a similar itinerary. It includes a road transfer or flight from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha and light aircraft flights between Lake Naivasha and the Maasai Mara and back to Nairobi.

Recommended highlights

ACCOMMODATION Governors’ Camp Collection boasts characterful accommodation in some of the best wildlife-viewing locations, and at each one you’ll experience excellent hospitality. Governors’ even has its own light aircraft service for easy access between camps. You’ll stay at two of its most popular properties: colonial Loldia House on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley with views of a dormant volcano, and under canvas in the heart of the Maasai Mara at Governors’ Camp.

NIGHT GAME DRIVES Thanks to its private ranch setting, night game drives are possible at Loldia House. You’ll have a great chance of spotting leopards hunting, and hippo often graze on the lawn at night!

LAKE NAKURU From Loldia House you can visit Lake Nakuru National Park. Providing habitat for lion, leopard, buffalo and Rothschild giraffe, the highlight here is possibly seeing its large rhino population.

MAASAI MARA The Mara’s rolling plains are world famous. Game drives here offer fantastic opportunities to see its resident big cats and the Big Five.

BALLOON SAFARI Governors’ optional balloon safari over the Mara plains at sunrise could just be the most beautiful balloon flight in the world. And wherever you land, a Champagne breakfast will be laid out for you to enjoy. It’s one of the most iconic experiences in Kenya – we recommend pre-booking.

Tailor your tour

This itinerary is completely flexible, so you can choose your own number of nights, change camps (upgrade to Little Governors’ or Il Moran), add excursions, and extend your holiday with a beach stay. Just ask one of our Personal Travel Experts to help.

Good to know

Luggage must be in soft bags, maximum 15kg.