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Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara with Jackson Looseyia

4th - 9th August 2018

Safari highlights

  • Special dawn to dusk safari  guided by Jackson Looseyia of Big Cat Diary fame
  • One of the best times of the year to see the wildebeest migration in full flow
  • Private safari vehicle for maximum of 4 guests
  • Superbly located tented camp and birds eye view over a salt lick & the Mara River
  • Hosted by Liz Drake
  • Stay on after this safari and join the Ewaso Lion Conservation safari 9 – 13 August

Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara with Jackson Looseyia

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Jackson

This will be an intimate safari guided by Jackson Looseyia in his very personal way. Jackson is a Maasai and one of the best wildlife guides in Africa. He is an eloquent communicator with a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of humour – no wonder the BBC handpicked him to co-present the ‘Big Cat Diary’ series with Simon King. Jackson lives by the rhythms of the plains every day and so knows where the best places are to see the action and where to look for individual characters of the Marsh Pride, Bahati the leopard, Malika the cheetah and other stars of The Mara.

 

 

The Mara never fails to deliver spectacular wildlife viewing, especially in August when the wildebeest migration should be in full flow and there is a very good chance of witnessing a wildebeest river crossing and of course plenty of predator action.

 

Lion J Dunn

 

Safari schedule

4 August  Morning flight to The Mara. Jackson will meet us at the airstrip and the safari will commence as we head across Musiara Marsh looking for members of the Marsh pride and on to our tented camp.

IMG_2254Our camp is in one of the best locations in The Mara, with easy and quick to access both the Masai Mara Reserve and the Mara Triangle and in the heart of where lots of the action takes place.

 

Tanugulia view

View from the Mess area

 

 

The large mess area is open-sided with a jaw-dropping panoramic view over the plains, a frequently used salt lick and a sweeping bend of the Mara River. It has a fireplace, dining area, bar, photographers work station with re-charging facilities, and somewhere to relax and admire the view.

 

Tangulia bedroom

 

 

 

The tents are spaciously spread out with wonderful views overlooking a salt lick and in the distance the Mara River.  They are very comfortable, large traditional tents under a thatched roof and with wooden floors and a private terrace. Each tent has a double and single bed, ensuite shower and flush toilet. Hot water is on tap and electricity is generator-powered. Power sockets are available in the mess area.

 

 

 

Mid-afternoon head out on to the plains to enjoy the wildlife. The Mara is undoubtedly the best wildlife reserve in Kenya because of the phenomenal diversity of species that can be seen in volume, providing an unrivalled wildlife spectacle and truly rewarding experience – lion and cheetah sightings are almost guaranteed and even the elusive leopard can be found.   The plains abound with rhino, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, hyenas, hippo and jackal.

As dusk approaches The Mara takes on a different mood and finally we have to head back to drinks around a welcoming camp fire and supper.

5, 6, 7 & 8 August    Four full days on safari every day with Jackson.

cheetah j dunnThere is no timetable when you are on safari with Jackson, other than nature’s own, so expect long days out on the plains observing the action as it unfolds before you. Being on safari with Jackson is very special as he shares his knowledge of the natural world, respect for his land and traditions of his Maasai culture with enthusiasm. There are bound to one or two surprises and observing wildlife definitely takes precedence over heading back to camp! There will be times of great activity as well as times when you simply sit and wait to see if anything is going to happen. Jackson is an accomplished photographer and excellent teacher using easy to understand explanations of how to get the most out of your camera and achieve the best wildlife shots.

 

 

9 August   Final morning on the plains and breakfast in camp, before taking the flight back to Nairobi. Farewell dinner in Nairobi. Depart Nairobi or overnight and join the EWSAO Lions special conservation safari.

 

 

Price per person:                    from  £6,295 or US$7,555 per person (excludes international flights)

Single supplement:                £420 or US$500

Number of guests :                3 – 4

 

 

 

Price includes                     Flights to and from the Masai Mara

                                                5 nights luxury tented camp, Masai Mara

                                                Park fees

                                                Private use of safari vehicle

                                                All meals and drinks (except champagne and premium brands)

                                   Spencer Scott safari host – Liz Drake

                                               Exclusive safari guide – Jackson Looseyia

                                      

Images courtesy of Jean Dunn & Liz Drake

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Ewaso Lion Conservation Safari

9 – 13 August 2018

 

Stay on after this safari and spend time experiencing lion conservation in Samburu National Park and the Westgate Conservancy with Dr Shivani Bhalla and her team from 9 – 13 August 2018. Ewaso Lions puts local people at the heart of its lion conservation programme, so you’ll spend time with the local Samburu warriors and women. This is a unique opportunity  to get a rare insight in to wildlife conservation in the field.

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