Classic African Safari in Kenya
nights & 12 days exploring kenya the classic way...
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classic mobile safari in Kenya is all about freedom and choice
- how you want to spend your days and where. East Africa is
the jewel in Africa’s crown, nowhere else can you experience
such scale and diversity with snow-capped mountains, equatorial
bush, and open savannah plains; tropical rainforests, desert
and dunes, hot springs, volcanic lakes, Indian-ocean islands
and truly wild game in its natural habitat.
1: ELSA’S KOPJE, Meru National Park
On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you
will be met by your Professional Guide and transferred across
to Wilson Airport for your private charter to Meru National
Park. Elsa’s Kopje is tucked neatly into the side of Mugwangho
Hill, George Adamson’s original campsite and home to “Elsa”
his lioness made famous in the film “Born Free”.
Settle into your spacious rooms and freshen up before a leisurely
lunch. Choose between an early afternoon siesta on your four-poster
bed or on your private verandah, or take a refreshing dip in
the pool overlooking the plains of Meru. Your guide will let
you have an introduction on the delights awaiting you before
your early evening game drive ending with sundowners watching
the sunset. After dinner in the lodge, enjoy your first night’s
sleep listening to the sounds of the African bush….
2 & 3: ELSA’S KOPJE
Enjoy the next two days in Meru National Park walking and
driving around the park with your Professional Guide.
4: SAMBURU PRIVATE CAMP, Samburu National Reserve
This morning, with your professional guide, take your private
charter northbound to Samburu. Your private camp will have been
set up ahead of your arrival on a shady spot on the banks of
the Ewaso Nyiro River. This unique ecosystem offers sightings
of some species of wildlife only seen in the Northern Hemisphere
- Grevy Zebra & Reticulated Giraffe, in addition to Beisa
Oryx, Gerenuk, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Crocodiles, Cheetah,
Lion & Leopard, etc.
5 & 6: SAMBURU PRIVATE CAMP
Spend two full days enjoying the game and birdlife in this
reserve. The Samburu people, closely related to the Maasai tribe,
offer a cultural experience to this region.
7: SABUK, Northern Frontier District
Leave your private camp to be mobilized and transported
to the Masai Mara to await your arrival there in 2 days. Take
your private charter to Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau. Arrive
at Sabuk, a stunning open-plan stone and thatch lodge on a gorge
overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Spend the day enjoying Sabuk’s
totally private wilderness.
8: SABUK FLY CAMP
Today you will join the local Laikipiak Masai and their
caravan of camels to walk along the banks of this region’s
dramatic river. This experience offers you the privilege of
viewing the local wildlife on foot and undisturbed - Elephant,
Buffalo, Dik Dik, Greater Kudu, Klipspringers, Giraffe and many
more roam across the Plateau. Your fly camp will have been pitched
for you ahead of your arrival, carried by a train of pack camels
and set up in the shade of the indigenous Acacia and Fig trees.
After lunch spend the afternoon taking a welcome siesta, lazing
on the riverbanks or swimming in the river. After drinks and
dinner around the campfire, sleep under the protective netting,
listening to the night sounds of the bush.
9: MASAI MARA PRIVATE CAMP, Masai Mara National Reserve
After an early breakfast in camp, venture on foot across
the Sabuk wilderness, taking a different route back to the lodge
for an early lunch. Take your private charter to the Masai Mara
where your mobile team has set up your new camp in another of
Kenya’s paradise regions.
10 & 11: MASAI MARA PRIVATE CAMP
You have three days to explore this famous wildlife reserve.
Enjoy bush breakfasts set amidst these famous rolling plains.
Evenings by the campfire, lit only by the soft glow of hurricane
lamps with dinner under the stars.
12: NAIROBI & DEPARTURE
Today you fly back to Nairobi and your day room to relax
and freshen up before your long journey home. Have a nice meal
in one of Nairobi’s very good restaurants before your
drive to Jomo Kenyatta Airport and your final farewell to Kenya.
END OF SERVICES
Please contact us for a detailed quote
Included: Full board accommodation throughout, services
of professional safari guides, exclusive use of custom-designed
4X4 Land Rovers, park & conservations entry fees, membership
to the Flying Doctor’s Society, all alcoholic & non-alcoholic
drinks except champagne, exclusive use of private, seasonal
and mobile camps, laundry.
Excluded: All items of a personal nature, all domestic
private charters or scheduled flights (calculated according
to the final itinerary), international air travel and visa fees,
personal medical insurance, gratuities to camp & lodge staff.
Kenya is a year round destination with excellent game viewing.
One of Kenya’s greatest attractions is the annual wildebeest
migration between Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Masai
Mara National Reserve in Kenya between June and September. Peak
season is from January to March when the weather is hot and
dry. This is the most comfortable time for travelling. It is
good for bird viewing on the Rift Valley lakes and game viewing
is also best at this time. April – June and October –
December are less popular times (this means no crowds!) for
visiting Kenya as these are the months when Kenya receives its
rain. You will still be able to get around easily during the
These mobile safaris are planned around your interests and needs.
There are a large variety of activities to choose from such
as walking, birding, horseriding, hot air balloon flights, learning
about the different cultures in the area, game drives, night
drives, camelback safaris.
your stay: to the tropical island of Zanzibar
approx. USD180.00 per person per night sharing
xtend your stay: in the Masai Mara
Extend your safari:
to Mombasa's tropical beaches
to Lake Victoria
Tsavo National Park
Cost of extension:
Contact us for a detailed quote on this extension
the 'Mt. Kili & Mara Magic' Safari with scenic areas
in Kenya, such as the fascinating Lake Victoria or Mombasa's
beaches, and the famous Masai Mara, offer a diverse and memorable
and conditions: Please read our terms
and conditions for more information on how to book,
travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important
General Information about your classic mobile safari
you on safari is a Professional Safari Guide. His training
in bush craft, history, knowledge of the flora and fauna and
his background in Africa, ensures that a Vintage Safari is
the ultimate safari experience. He is dedicated to making
your time on holiday fun, informative, fascinating and always
will stay in small luxury lodges and your own private tented
camps, in secluded sites chosen for their views, privacy and
proximity to wildlife. Every day takes its own shape. We plan
the itinerary with you and remain as flexible as possible
to make your vintage safari with us a unique experience. Your
days will be spent amongst the animals and birds in their
safety and exclusivity are the key ingredients. Game drives
(and road transfers) are done in our custom-designed four
wheel drive land rovers, with a window seat for every client
and open roof hatches to get the finest views and photographs
possible. We charter only the best aircraft, and our ground
handling team is in touch throughout to make sure everything
runs smoothly. We hope you can leave the fast lane behind
and relax. However, we are in contact with the outside world
by radio, email or satellite telephone and you are never completely
cut off…unless you want to be.
foot, from a vehicle or on horseback: watching the animals
and birds becomes a ritual. Meeting and interacting with the
diverse local communities, some of who still observe customs
that date back hundreds of years, enriches the safari experience.
We believe in supporting local communities and preserving
the old ways to give a true picture of Africa on safari. We
also share our knowledge of trees and plants found in the
different ecosystems we visit, their tribal uses, and their
Safari, the Swahili word for journey, conjures up images of
exploration and adventure. Imagine a helicopter ride across
the Northern Frontier District or a walk with camels guided
by experienced local tribesmen across the Laikipia Plateau.
We can take you horse riding on a private ranch and wildlife
sanctuary or fishing and swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River.
You can charter a dhow to a deserted island in the Lamu Archipelago,
go deep-sea fishing for black marlin or tuna, or assist at
a turtle hatching at the Kiunga Marine Reserve.
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