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Ultimate Kenya Safari

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This itinerary is a stunning combination of some of Kenya’s most sought-after private game reserves with unique, off-the-beaten path areas that see few crowds. The camps and lodges are small and romantic, the landscapes rich in culture, and the wilderness brought alive by knowledgeable guides. The pace is unrushed to allow you to savor the different settings and experience all of the facilities of your lodging as well as the activities offered by each.

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Day One: Depart Home

Depart from your international airport and begin your adventure to Africa.

 

Day Two: Arrive in Nairobi

At Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by an Ololo hotel staff and transferred to your accommodation. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure to get acclimated for your upcoming safari adventure.

Destination: Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is Kenya’s beating heart, an exciting, maddening concrete jungle that jarringly counterpoints the untrammelled natural beauty to be found elsewhere in the country. Nairobi’s polarising character ensures that the city is reviled and loved in equal measure, and even those who love it might well admit that it’s the kind of place many rave about only once they’re away from it.

Overnight: Ololo Lodge

Ololo Safari Lodge, owned and run by an Australian farming family, offers the warmth and comfort of a home with effortless style and personalized service. Originally an old Kenyan homestead and since converted to a small lodge, Ololo is perfectly situated, on the beautiful banks of the Mbagathi River which forms the southern border of the Nairobi National Park.

Day Three: Exploring Nairobi

7am – 10am: Nairobi National Park Tour – Enjoy wildlife game viewing at Nairobi National Park with close luck of lions and rhino among other animals

1100hrs -1200hrs: Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where young orphaned elephants are brought after being rescued and fed till they are mature to be released to the wild.

1200 – 1300hrs: Visit the Giraffe where you feed the friendly Rothschild Giraffe. They accept a kiss as they pick their food from your palms! Afternoon you will head back to the lodge for late lunch, the rest of the afternoon will be spent leisure waiting for African adventure ahead.

Destination: Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is Kenya’s beating heart, an exciting, maddening concrete jungle that jarringly counterpoints the untrammelled natural beauty to be found elsewhere in the country. Nairobi’s polarising character ensures that the city is reviled and loved in equal measure, and even those who love it might well admit that it’s the kind of place many rave about only once they’re away from it.

Overnight: Ololo Lodge

Ololo Safari Lodge, owned and run by an Australian farming family, offers the warmth and comfort of a home with effortless style and personalized service. Originally an old Kenyan homestead and since converted to a small lodge, Ololo is perfectly situated, on the beautiful banks of the Mbagathi River which forms the southern border of the Nairobi National Park.

Day Four: Nairobi – Lewa Conservancy

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Wilson airport for your flight to Lewa conservancy the legendary safari setting where the vast ecosystem plays host to the planet’s most awesome wildlife spectacle. On arrival we transfer to the Lewa Safari Camp, in the Lewa Downs Conservancy. The Lewa Safari tented camp consists of a central cedar wood cottage, housing the dining room, lounge and bar, while guest accommodation is in tents on raised platforms and under thatched roofs. Each tent has electric light, en-suite bathrooms and large double beds. The camp overlooks a floodlit waterhole. The afternoon brings a change of ecosystems as we drive through Kenya’s most protected area and home to species only found north of the equator, from the Reticulated Giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa Oryxes.

Elephant Tusks

Destination: Lewa Conservancy, Kenya

Visitors to Lewa are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area. The Wildlife Conservancy is home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra in the world, and its range of habitats attracts diverse birdlife and hosts over 200 Black and White rhino.

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 Five/Six: 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. Watch for baby rhinos hiding beneath their mother’s belly. Look for lions being chased by angry buffalo and hiding up a tree to try to escape after a failed attempted hunt.

This is also a great opportunity to see some of the 350 species of birds, which occur in the region. Lewa is a fascinating, game rich area with never a dull moment. You can tour Lewa’s community weaving and furniture workshops, tour the organic garden producing the lodge’s fruits and vegetables, play tennis, explore the nearby ancient archaeological site, swim in the pool or simply relax on the terrace with a pair of binoculars spotting the “Big Five” from your lounge chair. The accommodations here are also divine-British cozy meets safari chic. Simply stated, Lewa Downs is an utterly perfect safari experience.

Elephant Tusks

Destination: Lewa Conservancy, Kenya

Visitors to Lewa are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area. The Wildlife Conservancy is home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra in the world, and its range of habitats attracts diverse birdlife and hosts over 200 Black and White rhino.

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 Seven: Lewa Conservancy – Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for the 0935 Hours Safarilink scheduled 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. Accommodation is booked for 2 nights on a full board basis.

lion with lioness

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. 

Overnight: Sand River Camp

Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s.The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure. Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing.

Day Eight/Nine: Exploring The Masai Mara National Reserve

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues over the next two days during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Wake up to the sights and sounds of one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations. In the Masai Mara Reserve live 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds; an impressive number, making this area an unique destination for game safaris, one of the best places in all of Africa.

cheetah

Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. 

Overnight: Sand River Camp

Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s.The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure. Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing.

Day Ten: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi – International Flight Home

Today you will come to an end of your African Safari. After breakfast you will Checkout of the Camp and transfer to Mara airstrip for your bush flight to Nairobi with a game drive en-route. You will arrive at Nairobi in good time for lunch at famous Carnivore restaurants. Day rooms, dinner and activities can be arranged depending the timing of your flight (additional cost). We will transfer you from Nairobi to the airport for your international flight.

 

Day Eleven: Arrive Home

Today you arrive back at your home airport. Thank you for joining us for the trip of a lifetime in Africa. We know how precious experiences away from the everyday are, and we hope you made lasting memories on your safari.

 

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