Day 1 : Arrive Nairobi


You will be met on arrival at Nairobi's International Airport and transferred to your luxury hotel located between Nairobi National Park and the scenic Ngong Hills in a quiet suburb of the city.


Hemingways Nairobi

Overnight at Hemingways Nairobi. Breakfast included.

Day 2 & 3 : Amboseli National Park


This morning you will meet your group and be transferred to the regional Wilson Airport where you will meet your pilot and settle into your luxury private plane. Your aircraft is a custom-crafted Cessna Caravan fitted with bespoke leather seating and a total of just 8 seats in all. The configuration of your aircraft allows maximum comfort whilst offering excellent viewing opportunities through the aircraft’s windows. The Safari Cruiser vehicles offer a similar experience, with premium game viewing from all the seats.

Your first safari destination is 140km south of Nairobi - Amboseli National Park is the second most popular wildlife area in Kenya, famous for its large population of over 1000 resident elephants and for its scenic beauty with the backdrop of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro. The park covers 96,865 acres, which constitutes less than 5% of the entire 2 million acre ecosystem of the Amboseli basin crossing from Kenya into Tanzania. The lush green wetlands in this otherwise dry area make Amboseli National Park one of the best wildlife-viewing areas on the planet, attracting over 600 species of birds including pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops, 47 types of raptors as well as the African elephant, cape buffalo, impala, hyena, giraffe, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest with lion and cheetah among the big cats that roam the area. Famous for over 1000 elephants, also lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal hunt the prolific plains game; around camp the Acacia Tortilis forest is host to many bird species and literally thousands of weaver nests hang above the tents adding a rousing dawn chorus into the mix.

You will explore on game drives and guided bush walks & birding with experienced resident Masai guides.


Tortilis Camp

Two nights at Tortilis Camp. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 4 & 5: Meru National Park


Return to your aircraft and fly north to Meru National Park, 10 km north of the equator between Mount Kenya and the Nyambeni Mountains, 350 km from Nairobi. Meru forms part of a larger conservation area covering 370,000 acres including the adjoining Kora, Rahole and Bisanadi Reserves. The park was brought to fame in the 60’s through Joy Adamson’s bestselling book, Born Free, the true story about Elsa the lioness. The park also incorporates an 84km2 rhino sanctuary, making Meru one of the prime destinations to see rhino in their natural habitat. The birdlife in Samburu and Meru is extraordinarily colourful and abundant with over 400 species of birds.

Rugged and remote: Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Visitors get the whole place to themselves: all 870 km2 of it, including a thriving rhino sanctuary inside the Park. Famous for large elephant herds, lion and birdlife, and more diversity of animal species than any park in East Africa; Meru is also the only National Park to permit ranger-guided bush walks. Other activities include fishing in the streams, game drives to Kora and Bisanadi National Reserves, and night game drives back to camp.

You will explore on day and evening game drives, guided bush walks with experienced resident guides and a day excursion to the Tana River and Kora National Reserve.


Elsa's Kopje

Two nights at Elsa's Kopje. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 6 & 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve


Today you fly to one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world - the Maasai Mara. With both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, elephant, to name a few, as well as over 450 bird species, the vast fertile plains are dense with game. The area has been classified among the “Seven Wonders of the World” due to the extraordinary annual migration from July to November when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures.

However, the Masai Mara National Reserve itself, measuring 373,000 acres, is only a fraction of the Greater Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem, much of which falls under ownership of Maasai pastoralists. Some of the ecosystem’s prime game viewing lies within the conservation areas surrounding the Reserve. These conservancies have been set up by the private sector in partnership with local Maasai landowners in order to conserve the larger Masai Mara ecosystem and extend the protection area for wildlife. You will explore on daytime gamedrives and guided bush walks.


Sand River Masai Mara

Two nights Sand River Masai Mara. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 8: Depart or Extend Your Stay


Enjoy a morning game drive or relax at camp. After lunch your private flight will take you back to Wilson Airport. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, stopping at one of Nairobi’s gourmet restaurants en route where dinner will be served. You will arrive at the airport in time for your outbound flight.


Kilindi Zanzibar Extension


The very mention of the spice island of Zanzibar seems to stir the soul in much the same way as it has done for travelers down the ages the ages. With sailing dhows drifting along the translucent turquoise sea blending with the murmur of the fishermen as they haul in their daily catch, the sights and sounds of Zanzibar are a feast for the senses and a reminder that the island is a much like a time capsule that remains largely unopened. Located on the north-west coast of Zanzibar, and lying adjacent to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, sits the extraordinary and mesmerizing resort of Kilindi.

Dotted across 50 acres of lush tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder white sand beachfront extending over half a kilometer, Kilindi Zanzibar with its arched pavilion style villas overlooks an ocean that has witnessed the spice trade route for over 500 years. Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Kilindi’s tropical gardens we invite you to discover Kilindi Spa. Reflecting its picturesque island setting and inspired by the natural elements , the spa offers a range of treatments in a serene and elegant setting to improve well-being and enhance relaxation. Kilidini's excellent staff are also happy to arrange a variety of excursions in scuba, snorkeling, jet skies, hobie cats, deep-sea fishing, sunset dhow cruises or day trips to Jozani Forest or Stone Town. Spa and activities on own account.


Kilindi

Four nights at Kilindi. All meals, drinks and laundry included.

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Rates - 2015
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
June, November-December 17 $6,520.00 None
July-October $7,520.00 $2,550.00
December 18-31 $7,760.00 $2,638.00
Weekly departures starting on the weekend are guaranteed with 2 travelers, weekly departures guaranteed with 4 travelers, child discounts available; please call for details.
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