Our 11 day fly in Kenya Safari takes you to explore three exciting reserves of Kenya – Meru National Park, Shaba National Reserve and Masai Mara Game Reserve. Elsa’ Kopje Your camp in Meru is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s biographical book and film ‘Born Free’. Meru is also home to over 40 white rhino and 20 black rhino. Joy’s Camp in Shaba is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home. The verdant oasis watering hole in front of the camp is a magnet for herds of elephant, buffalo and many guests have witnessed cheetah hunts from their tents!
Both reserves offer an opportunity to enjoy the Kenyan wilderness away from the crowds and provide an entirely different terrain from that you will experience in the Masai Mara. This dry rugged wilderness features bubbling hot springs, rolling savannas and miles of scrub and desert. The Mara is of course the pinnacle of most safaris to Kenya and a stay at Richard’s Camp will ensure secluded game viewing from the camp which is in the grove of trees overlooking the Mara plains.
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
On arrival into Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to House of Waine. This is an 11-bedroomed boutique hotel in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi, renowned for fine decor and its quiet location. It is closely located to the Giraffe Center, Nairobi National Park and Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage. Overnight at House of Waine Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Nairobi – Meru National Park
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up at 06:15 from House of Waine and transferred to Wilson Airport to depart with the scheduled flight to Meru National Park. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by our Driver Guide and proceed on a game drive en-route to the lodge. This untamed wilderness is renowned for its rhino sightings and rare northern species. Overnight at Overnights at Elsa’ Kopje Meal Plan Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Meru National Park
Morning and evening game in Meru National Park. Elewana Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted around the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda and spacious bathroom, each with breathtaking views.
Day 4: Meru National park – Drive to Sweetwaters
Today we travel by road to Sweetwaters Tented Camp in the secluded heart of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Our camp overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area and offers elephant, giraffe and myriad plains game. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp or Porini Camp or Ol Pejeta Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Sweetwaters
Morning and evening game drives in the park. Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Moreover, the Sanctuary has several private waterhole and salt lick so we’ll be guaranteed unprecedented close encounters. Whether its day or night game drives, camel trekking, lion tracking, al fresco dining or relaxing by pool, Sweetwaters is bound to delight.
Day 6: Sweetwaters – Masai Mara Elewana Sand River Camp
After breakfast, fly to Masai Mara National Park arriving in time for lunch at the camp at Sand River Luxury Tented Camp. The Masai Mara is famous for its astounding numbers of wildlife. 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.
Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp 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.
Day 7: Masai Mara Elewana Sand River Camp
Sand River Masai Mara demonstrates all the qualities that have made the Elewana Collection the premier choice in East Africa. With carefully crafted interior designs, exceptional standards of service and a sublime and carefully chosen location providing optimal access to the wildlife, Sand River Camp creates an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy and will surely become the standard in Kenya to surpass. Located on 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, close to the Tanzanian border. Dinner and overnight at Elewana Sand River Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Masai Mara Elewana Sand River Camp
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery. Dinner and overnight at Elewana Sand River Camp Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9: Masai Mara – Mombasa
Fly from Masai Mara and connect to your afternoon flight to Mombasa. Here you have lots of options like visit the National Museum, sunbathing on the beautiful beaches, visit the Marine Parks, participating in the various water sports, snorkeling, Buccaneer diving, touring Mombasa town as well as shopping. Overnight at White sands Beach or Mombasa Serena Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Day 10: Mombasa
Mombasa Dhow Trip Safari sails around Tudor Creek where you enjoy breathtaking views of Old Town and Fort Jesus before arriving at a sheltered bay where the feast begins with an initiation of a live band playing! A four-course meal of mouth-watering edible delights is served, such as grilled lobster, fish, steak and much more! When your belly is full, the waiter brings you a delicious cup of Arabic coffee or tea, or you may also request your favorite cocktail and then dance with your partner or relax while the dhow sails back to the pier.
Day 11: Mombasa – Fly Nairobi – Depart
After lunch today, you will leave Mombasa and connect in Nairobi for your international flight home. By the time you leave Kenya, you’re once in a life time dream will have come true. Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Your adventure awaits!
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