7 Days Mugie Concervancy & Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Tour Code: TAS 55 [ Governors Mugie House, Governors Camp ]

At a glance

Governors’ Mugie House is set on a private conservancy and offers a myriad of activities by which to explore and enjoy its vast open landscapes and abundant wildlife. Perched on a hill are nine individual stone cottages, each with sweeping views of the Laikipia landscape. A large main house with open log fires will host guests for relaxing cocktails and scrumptious meals, prepared from a creative menu with ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden. An infinity pool offers lovely shaded areas and a casual alfresco dining area, while a waterhole set in front of Mugie House attracts a variety of wildlife with a hide to offer some close encounters.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1: Mugie Conservancy, Governors Mugie House (Fullboard)

When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and driven to Wilson Airport for your Governors’ Aviation flight straight to Mugie Conservancy, landing in the heart of Kenya’s Laikipia highlands. There is a short car transfer of about 20 minutes over to Governors’ Mugie House, where a delicious lunch will be waiting. Depending on what you feel like doing, you can either head out on your first afternoon game drive and explore this pristine wilderness, abundant with wildlife, lay by the pool or enjoy a siesta. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks around a fire, dinner and overnight at Mugie House.

Day 2 & 3: Governors Mugie House, Mugie Conservancy (Fullboard)

Mugie Conservancy offers a myriad of activities by which to enjoy the natural landscape and abundant wildlife, from traditional game drives to bush walks, bush meals and fishing on the Mugie Dam.

The Conservancy also operates as a low impact cattle ranch and catalyst for community conservation initiatives. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation activities, including the Anti-Poaching Unit with the team of bloodhound sniffer dogs. Predator research being carried out has seen lion and cheetah collared for movement monitoring. Head out with the research team to track down the Big Cats and understand the work being done to prevent human-wildlife conflict.

If you’re lucky, you might get to meet Tala, the friendly resident Reticulated Giraffe who wanders freely about the conservancy. End each day with a spectacular sundowner from one of many vantage points around the conservancy.

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Governors Camp (Fullboard)

Depart from Mugie House after breakfast, flying directly from Mugie Conservancy to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, with Governors’ Aviation, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation of choice with Governors’ (choose from Governors’ Camp, Little Governors’ or Il Moran). It’s a short game drive en route to the camp, before an al fresco lunch overlooking the Mara River (or marsh in the case of Little Governors’ Camp). Embark on a thrilling afternoon game drive at around 3:30pm and return in the dusk for drinks and chatter around the campfire, before your dinner. Fall asleep to the night-time chorus of the Masai Mara!

Day 5 & 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Governors Camp (Fullboard)

Arise early each morning to make the most of your spectacular location. Each day will offer you the option of three game drives within the Mara National Reserve, immersing yourself in this rich wildlife destination.

For a particularly memorable and unforgettable experience, enjoy a surreal journey in a hot air balloon, with Governors’ Balloon Safaris (please note that this is an extra cost), over the Masai Mara plains, ending with a delicious cooked breakfast, complete with bubbles, wherever you land!

Day 7: Fly Nairobi

Enjoy a final early morning game drive, followed by breakfast in camp before heading to the airstrip in time for your Governors’ Aviation flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Pick up from Jomo Kenya International Airport on arrival to Wilson Airport for flight to Mugie Conservancy
  • Flight from Mugie Conservancy to Masai Mara National Reserve and last flight to Nairobi City Wilson Airport
  • Transfer to any of the Nairobi City CBD hotels or to the airport
  • Full board accommodation in the Governors’ Camps
  • All activities as per the itinerary in Mugie Conservancy
  • All reserve fees
  • 3 game drives in a day in a 4WD land cruiser both side open
  • All transfers
  • All our transport has insurance
  • 2 litres of mineral water per day per person

Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Any of excursions while in Zanzibar Island
  • Gratuities for the service
  • Yellow fever vaccination
  • Visa of USD 50.00 as at year 2020
  • Things of personal use

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

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