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1 night Nairobi | 2 nights Samburu | 2 nights Laikipia
3 nights Masai Mara
Your journey begins on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Collect your luggage and proceed to the arrivals hall where you will meet a representative from Hemingways Nairobi for your road transfer to the hotel. Nairobi, in the Maasai language, means cool water, referring to the Nairobi River that runs through it.
Originally a railway depot town it soon replaced Mombasa as the Capital of Kenya & is now one of the most influential in Africa. The only city in the world with a national park on its doorstep, Nairobi is packed with unique attractions. It boasts an excellent museum and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, which is open to visitors.
Bustling & energetic, Nairobi is full of surprises, not least of which is Giraffe Manor. For those who don’t have the opportunity to stay at arguably the most Instagrammable property in Africa, a visit to the Giraffe Centre is a must.
Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi
DAY TWO & DAY THREE
After breakfast you will be transferred to Wilson Airport to meet your private charter flight to Samburu Nature Reserve.
Guided Game Drives - Day & Night Guests can enjoy morning, afternoon and all day game drives through renowned and teeming conservation areas; Kalama Conservancy and Samburu National Reserve, two fantastic habitats for African wildlife. Saruni also highly recommends night game drives in Kalama Conservancy, when nocturnal species can be encountered.
This is a unique activity not permitted in the National Reserve. Bush Meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner Guests enjoy breakfast along the Ewaso Nyiro River and starlit dinners in a dry river bed under the vast African skies (weather permitting). Saruni loves to take guests to their secret spots for a bush dinner or for a picnic lunch that allows guests to be with elephants, waterbuck, lion, impala and the Samburu Five that stop to take water.
Note – bush dinners are usually part of a group, unless the lodge can accommodate otherwise.
Overnight: Saruni Samburu
DAY FOUR & FIVE
Enjoy your final morning in Samburu before departing for the airstrip and boarding your private charter flight to Laikipia and on to the Loisaba Conservancy
Game Driving Day and Night Loisaba's abundant wildlife across is rolling landscape is truly wild. Loisaba is a corridor of an elephant migration route, and holds a healthy population of lion as well as notable northern species such as the Grevy zebra, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. Loisaba is also a home range for the rare and special wild dog.
Loisaba has a fleet of custom-built Land Rover safari vehicles, with special features for photography. The guides of Loisaba are all KPSGA Bronze and Silver rated and have intimate knowledge of the wildlife and the culture of the area. All game drives are inclusive in a Game Package. Guided Bush Walks Leaving the car behind for a bush walk allows an up-close and intimate experience of nature. Take a walk with one of Loisaba's excellent guides, and learn how to recognise animal signs and tracks, appreciate the smaller creatures and flora of Africa, all while enjoying the surroundings at a slower pace.
Guided Bush Walks are inclusive in a Game Package. Horse Riding Horse riding provides a chance to experience wildlife from a different perspective. Trotting through herds of zebra, impala or giraffe is an exhilarating experience. Loisaba's horses are bush-raised and trained, allowing you to get close to the wildlife. Horse riding is at an additional cost, and normally lasts for 2 hours. Only riders with experience can partake in this activity.
Overnight: Loisaba Tented Camp
DAY SIX, SEVEN & EIGHT
Leave the Loisaba Tented Camp and conservancy and head back to your aircraft for your private charter flight to the Masai Mara, and on to The Sand River Camp.
Game drives The Masai Mara is renowned for its spectacular game viewing and wildlife interactions. Why not enjoy it with the most traditional of safari activities - a game drive! With a knowledgeable guide, a custom-designed car and a car fridge full of cold drinks, enjoy a morning, afternoon or full day out in the grassy plains, and riverine forest of the Masai Mara. Game drives are included in Game Package Sundowners
A sunset over the Masai Mara plains enjoyed with a drink in hand is an age-old safari tradition. Sit back in comfy camp chairs, with the waiter to bring you your tipple of choice, and some delicious bitings. Sundowners are included in Game Package. Bush Meals Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush. Under the shade of the custom-designed awning on the safari vehicle sit at a fully-laid table with home-cooked gourmet food. Bush meals are included in Game Package.
Overnight: Elewana Sand River Camp
our tremendous journey with us comes to an end. Today you will bid the Masai Mara farewell and return to your aircraft for your final journey home.
All of our East African holidays are tailor-made and we can create any duration or combination of destinations to suit your specific requirements.
Why not add on a beach break at the end of your Safari either on the fabulous Kenyan Coast or in exotic Zanzibar?
HOW TO GET HERE
This itinerary commences in Nairobi.
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