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Defining the Classic African Experience

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Classic Luxury Kenya Tented Experience                                              From just US$ 1,456

Grevy's Zebra and Beisa Oryx in Samburu

Safari Overview

This 7 night, 8 day Safari provides a selection of the very best of Kenya mainly in Ashnil camps.



Accommodation is in four camps and 1 hotel; staying first at Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, followed by Ashnil Samburu Camp, then Serena Sweetwaters Camp at Ol Pejeta, Flamingo Hill Camp in Nakuru and finally at Ashnil Mara Camp in the Masai Mara.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Nairobi)

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International (JKI) Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our customer care representative and transferred to your hotel. Before checking in at hotel, he will brief you on your program ahead and introduce the Driver Guide who will be with you throughout the safari.

Overnight: Sorova Panafric - Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast


Day 2 - Nairobi / Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast drive north to the beautiful Samburu Reserve which along with Buffalo Springs & Shaba is part of the area known as 'Samburu'. Arrive in time for lunch at the luxurious camp. Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions. Return to the camp.

Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.

Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 3 - Samburu National Reserve

Spend all day on safari in the reserve. Irrigated by the river, which is home to numerous hippo and crocodiles, Samburu offers sanctuary to large herds of elephant, healthy numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffe, rare Beisa Oryx, kudu and gerenuk. It is also one of the few reserves in which you can see the Grevy’s zebra (rather than the more common Burchell's zebra found elsewhere) and the critically endangered wild dog. Offering 100 species of birds, the reserve is also home to the rare blue-shanked Somali ostrich. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be at the lodge. Optional visit to a Samburu village.

Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Samburu National Reserve / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Depart to the privately-owned 24,000 acre reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where your drive ends and another adventure begins at your luxurious tented camp with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Arrive for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at your luxurious camp.

One of only four private wildlife reserves in Kenya, your under canvas experience includes wildlife drives in search of the ‘Big Five’. Watch a parade of elephant, giraffe, zebra and impala come to drink at the camp’s floodlit waterhole and saltlick. Optional activities abound, you may choose to go on a night drive in search of nocturnal species, go on a nature walk or join a rhino patrol with experienced armed rangers to find and monitor black rhino.

During your stay here, you will also visit the 200-acre Chimpanzee sanctuary that has been set up here. Although chimps are not indigenous to Kenya, the aim of the project, which was an agreement with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute, was to set up a colony where chimps could be introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions. Priority is given to orphaned and abused chimps. The Sanctuary currently has 27 chimps, including two babies born in the Sanctuary. There is also a new Visitor's Information Centre at Morani's Boma. While here, you will be treated to a guided walking safari. At an optional cost, you can enjoy camel safaris, and horse-back riding.

Overnight: Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 5 - Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Lake Nakuru

Continue with your journey this morning as you drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park boasts a huge variety of animals, including leopard which is often found snoozing on the branches of the magnificent yellow-barked acacias, lion, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, warthog, baboon, the endangered Rothschild giraffe only found in this park in Kenya, white rhino and the rare black rhino which is protected and guarded here.

Your accommodation will be at the Flamingo Hill which is nestled between the “honeymoon hills”, and surrounded by a dazzling display of foliage, including a variety of indigenous African plants and flowers. It is the perfect base for exploring this impressive park.

Small and exclusive, Flamingo Hill consists of just 25 cosy tents. These are not the average “tent.” The tents at Flamingo Hill are furnished with all the luxuries of modern travel. Decorated in calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron accents, and crisp linens, each tent has been thoughtfully designed to maximise comfort.

Overnight: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 6 - Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara National Reserve

Your journey now takes you to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive. Meals and overnight at your camp.

Ashnil Mara Camp sits on the 25 million year pre-historic land which spans virtually all stages of life’s evolution and the fossil record. It comprises 30 luxury tents, located within the triangle in Maasai Mara National Reserve adjacent to the Mara River famous for the wildebeest migration. There are 30 tents, 15 twins (2 wheelchair friendly), 10 doubles and 3 triples, all overlooking the river. Perfect place to view wildlife and at the same time relax and take a dip in the pool after your game-drive.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 7 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film “Out of Africa” was made to a great extent in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and the gazelle from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara river to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The game reserve abounds with birdlife, as around four hundred and fifty species have been recorded.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast at the Camp, bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, and lakes Elementeita and Naivasha on the way. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. You will arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon. Spend time doing last minute shopping. Lunch is your own arrangements.

Transfer to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time!



“Safari Njema.  Kwaheri na urudi tena.” – End of Safari.  Goodbye and come back again.

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Please Note

Prices are subject to change without notice, so please ask for an up to date quotation before making commitments.

Confirmation is subject to availability at time of reservation.

In the event that the quoted accommodation is not available at the time of reservation, alternative accommodation of a similar calibre will be provided.

Number in party

2

3

4

5

6

2nd Jan to 31st Mar






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,178

US$ 1,977

US$ 1,870

US$ 1,809

US$ 1,770

Single Room Supplement

US$ 538

US$ 538

US$ 538

US$ 538

US$ 538







1st Apr to 30th Jun






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 1,870

US$ 1,663

US$ 1,557

US$ 1,495

US$ 1,456

Single Room Supplement

US$ 95

US$ 95

US$ 95

US$ 95

US$ 95







1st Jul to 10th Jul






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 1,982

US$ 1,775

US$ 1,675

US$ 1,613

US$ 1,574

Single Room Supplement

US$ 269

US$ 269

US$ 269

US$ 269

US$ 269







11th Jul to 30th Sep






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,615

US$ 2,408

US$ 2,307

US$ 2,246

US$ 2,201

Single Room Supplement

US$ 756

US$ 756

US$ 756

US$ 756

US$ 756







1st Oct to 31st Oct






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,150

US$ 1,949

US$ 1,842

US$ 1,781

US$ 1,742

Single Room Supplement

US$ 526

US$ 526

US$ 526

US$ 526

US$ 526







1st Nov to 20th Dec






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,061

US$ 1,854

US$ 1,753

US$ 1,691

US$ 1,652

Single Room Supplement

US$ 431

US$ 431

US$ 431

US$ 431

US$ 431



 




21st Dec to 31st Dec






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 2,330

US$ 2,122

US$ 2,022

US$ 1,960

US$ 1,915

Single Room Supplement

US$ 616

US$ 616

US$ 616

US$ 616

US$ 616

Safari Price Guide (2016) for a minibus with pop-up roof