Elephants in Kenya
Elephants in Kenya
Elewana Tortilis Camp
Elewana Tortilis Camp
Porini Amboseli
Wildlife viewing at Porini Amboseli
Elewana Sand River
Picnic lunches at Elewana Sand River

Kenya Connoisseur Safari

Full Board 11 nights from £7,099 per person Including Flights

Overview

This safari will immerse you in the wonders of Kenya giving you plenty of time in each location to fully explore the wildlife.  Your safari includes Nairobi excursions and a Balloon flight in the Masai Mara.  Your Safari starts and finishes in Nairobi flying in between each park

Two levels of accommodation comfort are offered to suit your requirements of a more eco more simple safari or a more comfortable environment.

Starting in Nairobi, you will visit the famous Giraffe centre and the Karen Blixen Museum with lunch.

In Amboseli, you will enjoy the magnificent herds of elephant with a stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro with its snow capped peaks.  Heading north Meru, you will find yourself in complete unspoilt wilderness.  Home to a Rhino Sanctuary, you will be able to see both Black and White Rhino.  Finally heading to the excitement of the Masia Mara for your ultimate big cat experience.  Large prides of lions, cheetah wandering the plains and seeking out that elusive leopard will fills your game drives with excitement and fun.

Important Luggage Restriction: Soft Sided Bags only, with max weight of 15kg.

This safari operates daily.   (GW)

 

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  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

You will be met at Nairobi International Airport and transferred to your hotel. You will be able to relax for the evening and acclimatise ready to start your safari in the morning.

Overnight Option A: Nairobi Tented Camp,, Nairobi National Park, Half Board

Overnight Option B: Hemingways, Nairobi, Bed & Breakfast (no dinner included tonight)

Day 2

You will have a full day in Nairobi visiting the giraffe centre followed by a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum with lunch afterwards. After lunch, head back to your accommodation to relax.

With Option A you will be staying in the Nairobi National Park so will also enjoy a short game drive

Overnight Option A: Nairobi Tented Camp,, Nairobi National Park, Half Board

Overnight Option B: Hemingways, Nairobi, Bed & Breakfast (no dinner included tonight)

Day 3

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for your short hour long flight to Amboseli. You will get to camp in time for lunch, relaxation and then out for your afternoon game drive.  Enjoy your first sundowner before returning to camp to refresh and enjoy your dinner with the noise of the wild echoing in your ears.

Overnight Option A: Porini Amboseli, Selenkay Conservancy Amboseli, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Tortillis, Amboseli, Full board with drinks

Day 4

You will have a full day to experience the Amboseli eco system. Game drives will usually be in the morning and afternoon, but if you want a fuller day with a pic nic this may well be possible to agree the night before giving you a full day in the wild.

Overnight Option A: Porini Amboseli, Selenkay Conservancy Amboseli, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Tortillis, Amboseli, Full board with drinks

Day 5

After a last game drive or leisurely breakfast its time to head to Meru.  You will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight through Wilson up to Meru.  Flying time is usually around two hours.

On arrival you will be transferred to camp in time for lunch, refresh and relax.  You will take your first game drive in the afternoon soon spotting your first White and Black Rhino.

Overnight Option A: Rhino River Camp, Meru, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Elsa's Kopje, Meru, Full board with drinks

Day 6

A full day in Meru will start with an early morning game drive with breakfast back at camp mid morning.  Relax around the pool and then head out for your afternoon game drive exploring different areas of the game park with a sundowner to finish a perfect day.

Overnight Option A: Rhino River Camp, Meru, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Elsa's Kopje, Meru, Full board with drinks

Day 7

A full day in Meru again will start with an early morning game drive with breakfast back at camp mid morning.  Relax around the pool and then head out for your afternoon game drive exploring different areas of the game park with a sundowner to finish a perfect day.  Today is a good day to try a bush walk and perhaps visit the grave of Elsa the Lioness – immortalised in the Born Free novel by Joy Adams.

Overnight Option A: Rhino River Camp, Meru, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Elsa's Kopje, Meru, Full board with drinks

Day 8

Its time to head to the Mara for your indulgent four days in this prime location.  After breakfast head to the airstrip for your flight to the Mara.  This takes around 1 and a half hours.  You will be met and again taken to camp to enjoy lunch.  Relax until mid afternoon and take your first game drive in search of the big cats.

Overnight Option A: Ol Kinyei Cottages, Ol Kinyei Conservancy Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Sand River, Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Day 9

A full day in the Mara ecosystem usually will have a morning and afternoon game drive. If you would prefer a full day with pic nic lunch you can arrange this with your guide the night before.  Perhaps you would prefer a more leisurely start with a relaxed breakfast and head our afterwards – simply chat it through with your guide the night before.

Overnight Option A: Ol Kinyei Cottages, Ol Kinyei Conservancy Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Sand River, Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Day 10

This morning it is a super early, and we mean early, start to head for your take off point for your balloon safari.  Your flight will last around an hour and will mostly be at low altitudes allowing you to see the resident wildlife from an incredibly privileged elevated view.  You will then ascend as the sun rises to peacefully survey the vast Mara plains.  This is a truly memorable experience.

On landing you will be transported a short distance to your bush breakfast.  Again an experience you will not forget.

Head back to camp to relax before an evening game drive.

Overnight Option A Ol Kinyei Cottages, Ol Kinyei Conservancy Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Sand River, Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Day 11

Your last full day on safari.  You will know your driver guide really well by now so will have a short list of the wildlife you have not seen yet – or the encounters you want to repeat.  Despite the unpredictability of the wildlife moving around, your driver and guide will do their utmost to give you the experience you wish.  Enjoy your last meals under the African skies and stars today before its time to move onwards tomorrow.

Overnight Option A Ol Kinyei Cottages, Ol Kinyei Conservancy Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Overnight Option B: Elewana Sand River, Masai Mara, Full board with drinks

Day 12

After a last Gamedrive and breakfast it is off to the airstrip for your short one hour flight to Nairobi Wilson. From here you are well set for your onwards journey to the beach or simply back to home.

 

  • Eleven nights accommodation as detailed above
  • Full board (excluding Nairobi hotel)
  • All internal flights and transfers
  • All game park entry fees
  • Balloon Flight in the Mara
  • Nairobu excursions as listed
  • Game drives in a 4X4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Filtered water provided in the safari vehicles. **Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari
  • Transport to/from airport to join your other booked arrangement

 

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