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Kenya Wildlife Safari

Starting From $9,199 Per Person

Journey Style: Private (Fully Escorted)

Accommodation Style: Luxury

Duration: 10 Days

Highlights: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East

A first of its kind, this limited edition itinerary offers exclusive intimate access to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s (DSWT) famous Orphans’ Project and Field Operations Programs, introducing you to the incredible team that make the Trust’s work possible. During this unique safari, you are expertly guided by the Trust’s Field Managers and introduced to the remarkable elephant orphans, experiencing firsthand the DSWT’s varied field projects. This once in a lifetime opportunity enables you to experience and assist the Trust’s program, your safari experience contributes directly to the Trust’s field efforts.

Day One: Arrive in Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you are met by an Odyssey Safaris representative and transferred to your accommodation; spend the remainder of the day at leisure to get acclimated for your upcoming safari.

Destination: Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep. The entire town has a boundless energy, and is thriving place where all of human life can be found. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character.

Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi

This 45-suite boutique hotel elevates the standard of luxury for travelers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Each of the suites has a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a magical view that can also be enjoyed over sundowners at the Bar.

 

Day Two: Nairobi – Lewa Conservancy

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel and drive to Wilson Airport for your scheduled morning flight to Lewa Conservancy. Upon arrival at the airstrip‚ you are met by your safari guide/driver who will transfer you to the camp. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive or one of the many other activities offered at the camp.

close up of lion

Destination: Lewa Conservancy, Kenya

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was founded in 1995. The Conservancy was reinvented from the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary, which had been established in 1983 to protect the last of northern Kenya’s critically endangered black rhinos. Today, Lewa serves as catalyst for conservation in Kenya and beyond. 

Overnight: Lewa Safari Camp

Featuring large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari camp offers authentic comfort for its visitors; cozy log fires in the sitting room are perfect for relaxing after a day in the Conservancy. This unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness.

 

Day Three: Exploring Lewa Conservancy

Today you will be exploring the Lewa region, which is a stronghold for the highly endangered black rhino in Kenya. The conservancy intimately connected with the local tribes uses much of the profit raised in community and conservation projects. Traverse the conservancy in safari game vehicles and spot the myriad of species that live in the area.

close up of lion

Destination: Lewa Conservancy, Kenya

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was founded in 1995. The Conservancy was reinvented from the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary, which had been established in 1983 to protect the last of northern Kenya’s critically endangered black rhinos. Today, Lewa serves as catalyst for conservation in Kenya and beyond. 

Overnight: Lewa Safari Camp

Featuring large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari camp offers authentic comfort for its visitors; cozy log fires in the sitting room are perfect for relaxing after a day in the Conservancy. This unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness.

 

Day Four: Lewa Conservancy – Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast and some goodbyes to Lewa, you transfer to the airstrip for your morning flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival you will be met by a representative from Sand River Camp who will transfer you to the camp with game viewing en-route. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive or one of the many other activities offered at the camp.

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Overnight: Sand River Camp

Situated along the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya on a secluded and picturesque site. The camp enjoys stunning views over the Sand River and out to the neighboring grassy hills and plains of Tanzania. 

Day Five: Exploring The Masai Mara

Today you start the day will a very special private breakfast in the bush! The camp will set up a table and serving area in a scenic location a short drive away, you and your fellow travelers enjoy an enchanting breakfast while the sun rises over the plains and the wildlife begins their day. After, enjoy extensive game runs as you traverse the plains in search of elusive predators.

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Overnight: Sand River Camp

Situated along the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya on a secluded and picturesque site. The camp enjoys stunning views over the Sand River and out to the neighboring grassy hills and plains of Tanzania. 

Day Six: Masai Mara – Amboseli National Park

Breakfast and some time to pack are scheduled before you transfer to the airstrip for your bush flight to Amboseli National Park. Upon arrival, you are met by a Tortilis Camp representative and taken to your camp. After lunch and some time to unpack, you depart on an afternoon game drive returning to the camp in the evening for refreshments and dinner.

Destination: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty; the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

Overnight: Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and embraces a hill in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity.

Day Seven: Exploring Amboseli National Park

The day starts with breakfast followed by a morning game drive in the park. Amboseli offers opportunities for viewing large herds of elephants and nearly every vista within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. After lunch, we continue with an afternoon game drive or other optional activities offered by the camp.

Destination: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty; the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

Overnight: Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and embraces a hill in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity.

Day Eight: Amboseli – Ithumba Tsavo East National Park

You take breakfast earlier this morning in order to get on the road for the enchanting and off the beaten path drive to Ithumba Camp. In the afternoon, we take a 1 hour game walk to the plateau and exploring Ithumba conservancy (alternate activity is possible if this is not desired). After the game walk, we return to the stockades for the feeding of the baby elephants then dinner.

Destination: Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East.

Overnight: Ithumba Camp Tsavo

An exclusive stylishly rustic hideaway, designed for the intrepid traveller who relishes being off the beaten track, with big skies, star-studded nights and a rich array of fascinating species in the surrounding wild landscape. Based at the foot of Ithumba Hill with commanding views across the Yatta Plateau, guests can immerse themselves in the sounds of nature.

Day Nine: Exploring Ithumba Tsavo East National Park

Rise early today at 6:00am for a full breakfast and a morning game walk searching for wildlife and ending with the wonderful opportunity to walk within the Ithumba stockades with the elephants. You see firsthand how the elephants live and are cared for, you assist the rangers with walking and feeding the young elephants; this is an experience you cannot find anywhere else in Africa.

Destination: Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East.

Overnight: Ithumba Camp Tsavo

An exclusive stylishly rustic hideaway, designed for the intrepid traveller who relishes being off the beaten track, with big skies, star-studded nights and a rich array of fascinating species in the surrounding wild landscape. Based at the foot of Ithumba Hill with commanding views across the Yatta Plateau, guests can immerse themselves in the sounds of nature.

Day Ten: Ithumba – Nairobi – International Flight Home

Today you can sleep in or take another opportunity to visit with the elephants before returning to the camp for a leisurely breakfast. As you depart from the camp, enjoy your last game drive in Kenya as you head for the park gate and the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. Once in Nairobi, you are met at the airport and transferred to you day room before your international flight home.

 

What’s Included

  • A fully-escorted adventure with a warm welcome at the airport or at your accommodation from one of our representatives.
  • Breakfast each morning at your accommodations, along with lunch and dinner as per your detailed itinerary.
  • Local and seasoned expert private guides take you through your itinerary highlights and experiences.
  • All accommodation stays, tours and transfers for scheduled activities are covered unless otherwise listed in the itinerary.

What’s Not Included

  • Your international airfare (unless noted in the itinerary) Please let one of our safari experts know if you’d like to receive pricing for airfare.
  • Visas (our team will assist in the application process and advise what visa is best based on your destination).
  • Travel insurance, which is required and can be purchased from us after you’ve secured your trip with us.
  • Additional sightseeing, activities, and experiences outside of your itinerary along with gratuities.

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