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Join a 14-day safari in Kenya. Africa Discovery will expertly craft and design a special safari vacation for you in Kenya. You will get the best knowledge for your time frame, budget, and personal needs. Allow your senses to explode, not only see but smell, hear, and feel the presence of animals. Get up close and personal with nature. This safari vacation will truly be in your heart and soul. Let Africa Discovery share their passion for Kenya for you!
Nairobi Tented Camp is an authentic tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park. You will stay here for 1 night.
Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is owned Mbirikani Group Ranch comprising of 275,000 acres of wilderness bordering Chyulu Hills National Park and located between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. This stunningly beautiful area is incredibly diverse and often has spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. No other lodge in Africa offers such a wide range of experiences in such a private setting. The 20-bed lodge is a harmonious blend of contemporary and rustic merging the landscape into each suite. Designed for a wide appeal, the lodge is a perfect getaway for families, honeymooners, or multi-generational groups. You will stay in this lodge for 2 nights.
Borana is a fully hosted, family-owned eco-lodge located within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem.Organically constructed from local building materials and dead wood collected from the ranch, the result is a supremely comfortable and luxurious lodge, entirely in harmony with its surroundings. All areas of the lodge overlook a lake that is a popular watering hole for the local animals. From the infinity pool, guests can watch the elephants wandering their well-trodden path to drink from the lake or simply relax, read, and soak up the sun. An opulent sitting room has inviting sofas and armchairs surrounding a huge open fireplace with picture windows guaranteeing a continuing vista to the plains below. You will stay here for 4 nights.
The elegant and luxurious Elephant Watch Camp lies seductively by the Usao Nyiro River at semi-arid Samburu Game Reserve which is famous not only for its elephants, crocodiles, and hippos but also for its spectacular birdlife and its unusual wildlife including reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebras, long-necked gerenuks, Somali blue-legged ostriches, and oryx. Depending on the season, you may watch the great musth bulls fighting for dominance, the birth of a baby, matriarchs defending the family circle, and many other secrets of elephant life. Close observation allows you to see the minutiae of their daily life such as rubbing themselves on their special trees, the way they use the red earth as talcum powder, and the fascinating interaction between family members. The longer you watch them the easier it is to identify and understand them. You will stay at this camp for 2 nights.
Richard's River Camp is hosted and personally guided by Richard Roberts. Located on the banks of the Njageteck River in the Olare Orok Conservancy which borders Maasai Mara National Reserve this camp allows for seclusion and exclusivity. The Ngoyanai springs provide permanent water, drawing in large numbers of animals to the area around the camp. Decorated by Liz Fusco who has collected beautiful antiques from around the world, the result is a unique camp with the highest quality linen and furnishings. You will stay here for 3 nights.
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), you will be welcomed and a driver will take you to the camp at Nairobi National Park. Deep within a riverine forest, not far from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport, and Nairobi, is a true wilderness experience. You will arrive into Kenya and get straight under canvas within a 30-minute of leaving the airport (depending on traffic). You will stay overnight at Nairobi Tented Camp, an authentic tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park.
After having an early breakfast, your driver will transfer you to Wilson Airport (WIL) for your 20-minute private charter heading to Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge at Chyulu Hills National Park. Your driver guide will meet you when you land and take you to the lodge in time for lunch. You will have a chance to discuss with your guide as to when you are able to meet the Big Life team depending on what is happening at the time. During these days, you will have lunch and dinner.
Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is a pioneer among safari lodges and a forerunner of sustainable tourism. By working with the local Maasai people, the lodge has been able to blend conservation and livelihood benefits. On the slopes of Chyulu Hills, this lodge blends contemporary and traditional design. To stay here is a chance to explore Africa in an uncommon way by horseback, 4-wheel drive, or in a hiding twenty paces from some of the largest elephants in the world. At Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge, you can enjoy a stunning location with a savannah at its feet stretching as far as the eye can see.
After breakfast, you will fly in a private charter north towards the equator to Borana Ranch where you will be met by your driver guide and taken to the lodge. There will be a chance to discuss with him about your itinerary for the next four days including a visit to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with a picnic lunch. There, you will spend time with Borana Conservancy team doing a game drive, game walk, or horseback riding.
Borana Lodge is one of East Africa's original fully hosted, family-owned eco-lodges. This place is located within the vast area of Ewaso ecosystem on Laikipia Plateau. With snow-tipped peaks, the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south, a panorama of mountains, and desert to the north, Borana Lodge provides an idyllic setting for any African experience. Home to the Dyer family for three generations, the ranch - 17 miles north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level - is free from the malarial mosquito and cool at nights.
After breakfast, you will take a short charter flight to Samburu National Reserve where you will be met by your driver guide and driven into Elephant Watch Camp with game viewing en route. During lunch, you will discuss with your charming guide what your schedule for the next few days will be including meeting with Save the Elephant team at the research camp and learn about what they are doing.
This will be the ultimate in eco-luxury with an unrivaled wildlife experience. You can enjoy the camp and its surrounding plus immerse yourself in a luxury that is highly sensitive to the environment’s fragility. Eco-tourism plays an important role in helping preserve Africa’s threatened wildlife by providing a critical alternative livelihood for the people who share their land with animals. Money from eco-tourism allows wildlife areas to flourish and be kept pristine, creating jobs for local staffs and funding the schools of their children attendance which helps save wildlife.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for your scheduled flight south to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Your guide will meet you and take you on a game drive to Richard’s River Camp. This camp which is now called Forest Camp was built as the home of the Roberts family in 1980 in the Ol Choro Conservancy located in the north-west of Maasai Mara. Your guide will discuss with you about what to do for the next few days. You will get up early to get the beautiful African light and catch the animals before they head off for the shade. Plans will also be made for you to meet Mara Elephant Project.
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you will fly out on a scheduled flight to Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi. Upon your arrival, a driver will take you to Nairobi Tented Camp for lunch followed by a visit to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see the elephant orphanage. You will then be taken back to Nairobi National Park for a shower and early dinner before departure from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
Kenya is the land of African superlatives. This country has many highlights such as the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, flamingo ringed soda lakes, Indian Ocean Coast, rolling savannah, vibrant colorful tribes, shimmering desert, and big-game wildlife. Kenya’s dramatic geography has resulted in a great range of natural habitats harboring a huge variety of wildlife while its history of migration and conquest has brought about a fascinating social panorama.
This country is where the concept of the safari was born. Kenya safari offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world. This is where elephants mingle with vast herds of zebras, wildebeests, and buffalos while leopards, cheetahs, and lions thrive. Blessed with a huge array of activities from ballooning and horse-riding to bush-walking, camel trekking with your family or doing a fly camp in the bush is an unforgettable experience filled with wonderful memories.
Nairobi is Kenya's capital. This city has become one of Africa's largest and most interesting cities. Nairobi has ascended in the last century from a barely inhabited swampland to a thriving modern city with a boundless energy that never seems to sleep. A thriving place where great contrasts of life, race, tribe, and origin become facets of a unique character. However, the city offers excellent hotels, museums, international restaurants, an eclectic music scene, an endless array of shops and markets, and the historical home of Karen Blixen who is an author of “Out of Africa”.
Outside the city, there is Nairobi National Park which consists of 113 square kilometers of plains, cliffs, and forests. The park is home to large herds of zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, and lions living wild within 20 minutes of the center of town. Further out of town, there is a spectacular 20-foot Fourteen Falls Waterfalls in Thika, Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park with an impressive 2,146-meter mountain, beautiful Tana River with its white water rafting activity. From the wildlife to the nightlife, Nairobi is a city unlike any other worldwide.
Southwest Kenya is the heartland of the strongly independent Maasai people who rarely hunt but rather live alongside wildlife in harmony as a part of their beliefs. This area is called the Maasai Mara or Masai Mara and is highly regarded as Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. Maasai Mara National Reserve is comprised of over 200 square miles of open plains, woodlands, and riverine forests which are home to a breathtaking array of life.
The vast grasslands are dotted with herds of zebras, giraffes, and gazelles while the acacia forests abound with birdlife and monkeys. Meanwhile, elephants and buffalos wallow around the watering holes. Maasai Mara National Reserve has been called the Kingdom of Lions as these regal and powerful hunters dominate the grasslands. Cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals are also a common sight in this area. Each year, Maasai Mara National Reserve plays host to the spectacular great migration from Serengeti when millions of wildebeest follow the rains plunging across the surging waters of Mara River in a frenzy against the currents and awaiting crocodile to find new grazing lands on the plains.
During your safari vacation, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus drinks. Foods in Borana Lodge are fresh meals produced from the kitchen garden, orchards, and farm to create delicious cuisine for its guests. The kitchen is more than happy to cater for all food preferences and allergies, but please inform Africa Discovery of any dietary requirements prior to your arrival. Communal dining is encouraged but if you would prefer to have private dinners, Africa Discovery can organize this on request. Please contact Africa Discovery for more information.
You can pamper yourself by having a massage treatment during your stay in Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge at an additional cost. Please contact Africa Discovery for more information.
Africa Discovery will transfer you from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and it is included in the price.
"Hi Cindi, what an amazing trip. It was wonderful. We had a great time. Gary took over 1,000 photos and we have some terrific memories! Everything went very smoothly and was perfect. Thanks so much, Africa Discovery, for all your efforts to make sure that we had a great vacation. I especially loved the uniqueness of every place we went. People in Zimbabwe and Botswana were so very nice and caring. The landscape was just breathtaking and peaceful. The animals and birds were just so expansive. Thanks again for everything. I can see that it took a lot of coordination to get all the pieces together."
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"Everything was awesome. I can't thank you enough for all of your hard and thorough work. Lion Sands was spectacular as well as Thonga was so nice and relaxing. Cape Town at the Clarendon was fabulous. I saw tons of wildlife, penguins, seals, whales, turtles, and dolphins. I squeezed on Table Mountain and Robben Island and even won a few rand (ZAR) at the casino in Johannesburg."
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"Well, I just don't know where to start. The vacation was all just so awesome and exceeded all my greatest expectations. All our accommodation was fabulous and so unique in every location. I loved getting up and going to the next camp because it was always a surprise. The staffs at all the locations were top notch as well as the food. The guides were so knowledgeable and really made the safari trips special. We saw so many animals up close and personal. All the "Big Five" including the buffalos were superb. There were lots of cats! You really put together a perfect itinerary and the length of time was perfect. You were right in saying that we would need to go back. So many more places to go that will all be unique, I'm sure."
"Thanks for all your hard work on our trip of a lifetime!!"
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