Our 8-day Kenya Wildlife Safari gives you the opportunity to explore the wilderness areas in Kenya. It encompasses two of East Africa's top wildlife parks: Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mara. The safari offers the best accommodation in the area in exclusive boutique camps. All the parks will offer you a rich wildlife experience as well as cultural encounters.
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant which is located in a beautiful tranquil garden setting for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy a private visit to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage which is dedicated to the protection of Africa’s wildlife. Orphaned animals, particularly elephant and rhino, are hand-raised with the intention of reintroducing them back into the wild. Here, you will be able to interact with the small elephants and learn about this worthwhile project and the importance of the elephant in Africa’s conservation efforts. There is also the possibility to adopt one of the baby elephants and become ‘foster parents’ of the same.
Later, we transfer to Hemingways Nairobi for one night before embarking on the safari tomorrow.
This morning after breakfast we transfer to the domestic Wilson Airport for our transfer flight to Amboseli. We are met at the airstrip on arrival and transferred to our camp.
We spend the day exploring the park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. You will also visit a traditional Maasai village to learn more about their ancient culture and traditions, which they still practice today. Meet the elders of the village, the warriors and the women and children who love to entertain with song and dance.
Today we spend a second day exploring the park and conservancy.
Amboseli lies at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340ft). The mountain dominates every aspect of the park and you can get the best views of its snow-capped peak from Amboseli. The park’s fragile ecosystem supports a variety of game and is famous for its large herds of elephant. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow, offer a watering place for the wildlife and birds during the dry season.
After breakfast we will be transferred to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to the Maasai Mara. On arrival at the Mara North Airstrip, we will be met and transferred to Elephant Pepper Camp with game viewing en route.
For those travelling between July and November you will be able to observe the spectacle of the migration, classified among the Seven Wonders of the World, when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti in search of greener pastures.
We spend our time here enjoying morning and evening game drives and game walks, both in the Mara North Conservancy and the Mara Triangle. Both of these are community owned conservancies that allow you to enjoy the Mara away from the crowds associated with the main reserve.
We enjoy a second day of game viewing in the Maasai Mara. The vast, fertile plains of the Mara boast a plethora of wildlife; with over 450 bird species and both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, to name a few, the plains are dense with game.
After a relaxed breakfast at camp, we will transfer to the airstrip for our scheduled flight to Nairobi. You will be met at Wilson Airport and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International for your international departure flight.
Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped Acacia Tortilis that dot this area of Amboseli. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place inside the Park and within the camp’s private 30,000 acre game concession. The tents are spacious, with elegant en suite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, with the dining area overlooking a waterhole that is frequented by Amboseli’s famous elephants.
Amboseli is best known for its large elephant population and its unrivaled views of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. The park is home to the longest study of wild elephants ever taken, a project that was begun in 1973 by Dr Cynthia Moss. The park remains one of the best places in Kenya to commune with these giants.
Elephant Pepper Camp is situated in the core of the Mara North Conservancy, just north of the main Masai Mara reserve. The camp is small and exclusive and the spacious canvas tents are comfortably furnished, featuring en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and traditional safari showers. The offers accommodation in 6 tents that are completely unfenced. Each tent boasts spectacular views of the bush with a private verandah that is perfect for relaxation whether before or after your safari.
The camp provides an excellent base for private game drives in a less crowded environment. Meals are taken al fresco beneath the shady acacia trees whilst game viewing; granting one the opportunity to enjoy a memorable and personal wildlife experience and explore the African wilderness in one of Kenya’s finest conservancies.
Hemingways Nairobi is just 40 minutes from the international airport, and is the very last word in opulence and detailed in-depth service.
Hemingways is truly a magnificent place to begin your Kenya safari. The 80 square metre bedrooms face the iconic Ngong Hills, and each has a personal butler and a private balcony. The extensive grounds further add to the hotel’s charm and ensure it sets the new standard for luxury accommodation in Nairobi.
Hemingways aspires to be the first Michelin starred location on the continent, outside of South Africa. With superb nouveau cuisine, cutting edge food preparation methods and the very finest ingredients, it looks well on its way achieving its goal. there are a number of ways to sample the delights of the kitchen, including the hotel’s increasingly famous champagne afternoon teas.