09 NIGHTS 10 DAYS KENYA BOUTIQUE SAFARI (CONNISSEUR COLLECTION)

Nairobi, Samburu, Masai Mara and Diani Beach, Mombasa. This is a Top Notch Safari, NOT for budget travelers please.

Overview

In this safari you will explore some of the most fascinating places in Kenya. Begin your journey with an overnight stay at the Giraffe Manor, Nairobi. In the morning enjoy a refreshing breakfast in the presence of resident giraffes, itchy to take a dive for a bite off your breakfast plate. Oh, isn’t that sweet! Afterwards, take off to Sasaab Lodge for a 2-night stay in Samburu National Reserve where an exceptional safari experience awaits you.
In your next stop, discover the wondrous Masai Mara National Reserve with a 3-day tour. Sample and embrace amazing various forms of wildlife, the best that there is in the sanctuary. Sala’s Camp will play host for the 2 nights. Wind up your safari voyage with an escape to the Kenya’s coastline. Rewind, rejuvenate for 4 nights in the tropical warm weather whilst bathing in the white sand. Msambweni Beach House and private villas in Diani beach, Mombasa will play host while you are in the coast.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Nairobi-Overnight at the Manor/Alternative

Meet and greet upon arrival, thereafter you will be transferred to a city hotel for an overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight stay at Giraffe Manor subject to availability
NB: Please note that we cannot guarantee Giraffe Manor availability of rooms on your first night stay in Nairobi Capital as it is a busy hotel throughout the year however we will offer you an alternative stay for your overnight stay in the event that we are NOT able to secure a room for you.
Overnight at the Giraffe Manor

Alternatives will include Hemmingways Nairobi or House of Waine

Day 2
Fly to Samburu Game Reserve- 80 Minutes

Samburu National Reserve – A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sqkilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Lololokwi.

Your day begins with a sumptuous breakfast served at the city hotel followed by check out. You will be transferred to Wilson airport for your morning scheduled flight to Samburu National Reserve. Met on arrival and transferred to majestically situated Sasaab Lodge – a Moroccan themed camp with 9 rooms, overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River (Kenya’s third largest watercourse). Sasaab commands breathtaking views across the arid landscape of the Northern Frontier District towards the jagged peak of Mt Kenya, and offers a truly different safari experience.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sasaab Lodge, Samburu

Day 3
Samburu Game Reserve

Another full day in this beautiful reserve with morning and afternoon game drives(Temperatures here can get as high as 30+ degrees Celsius).

Samburu is renowned for its large herds of elephant and the Special Five – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich – and offers a truly exceptional safari experience.

Samburu is also known as one of the two regions where conservationist Joy Adams raised Elsa the Lioness, later made famous in the book and movie, Born Free, and the Samburu people are close relatives to the Masai People sharing the similar traditional code comprising of blankets, shukas and beautifully crafted jewelry pieces. On a visit to the Samburu village you will experience various traditional activities such as cattle, goat and camel herding, making of traditional ornaments, milking of goats and many more. In the evening you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 4
Fly to Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast you will be transferred to airstrip for your flight to Masai Mara. Met at the Airstrip , and transferred to your camp with game drive en route. Huge herds of plains game, black mane lion, leopard, cheetah, large numbers of elephant, and a wide variety of other birds and animals frequent the Mara’s tree flecked grasslands. There are several areas of dense hippo and crocodile populations in the bends of the traversing Mara River. Return to your camp in time for “sundowners” and dinner.

Day 5
Masai Mara Reserve

Two full days to appreciate the richness of the park’s wildlife and track game over the endless savannah. Huge herds of plains game, lion, leopard, cheetah, large numbers of elephant, and a wide variety of other birds and animals frequent the Mara’s tree flecked grasslands. There are several areas of dense hippo and crocodile populations in the bends of the traversing Mara River; some Mara crocs are longer than 15 feet. Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains, the Masai Mara boasts 1,672 sq. kilometres of unspoilt wilderness. It offers the best game and bird-viewing not only in Kenya, but anywhere in Africa. The views across the rolling golden grasslands studded with acacia trees, rivers and forests are dazzling, the sense of space overwhelming. Throughout the year the Masai Mara is a place of natural drama, a kaleidoscope of colour and life. The famed “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo – roam the reserve, together with hundreds of other species, from the fastest animal on earth, the cheetah to crocodiles and magnificent birds of prey.

The main activity in the Masai Mara is game drives, which take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon when the predators are most active. Sala’s Camp merges tradition with understated luxury and has the good fortune to be located on the convergence of two rivers, and in the heart of the Masai Mara. This secluded spot offers tranquility, and tremendous views over the Sand River towards Tanzania and the Serengeti. From your tents you will be able to enjoy an abundance of wildlife, birdlife and the indigenous environment.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sala’s Camp, Masai Mara

Day 6
Mombasa, Diani Beach- Fly to Diani Directly from Mara or via Wilson Nairobi

0630 hrs early morning game viewing, then return to the camp for breakfast at around 0830 hrs. 1030 hrs, transfer to the Airstrip for your return flight to Wilson Airport.
Note that we also have Mombasa Safari Air as an alternative, to fly direct to Mombasa from Masai Mara.

On arrival, you are met and transferred to your beach Villa for your leisurely stay for the next 5 days. Overnights at Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas or Kinondo Kwetu.

Day 7
Diani-Mombasa

Days at Leisure. Meals and overnight stay at Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas.

The beach house is unspoilt hideaway on Kenya’s South Coast offering romance and seclusion. The accommodations consist of three suites in the main house, two villas, and a luxury tent. If possible, opt for one of the Lamu Villas, each with its own infinity pool overlooking the beach, private Jacuzzi, and large terrace to enjoy complimentary massages. While you relax with your book under the African sky, watch monkeys swinging around the treetops. Food and relaxation are the foci at Msambweni Beach House, and the Indian Ocean beach is particularly beautiful location to enjoy the fresh seafood, If you are feeling active, the team at Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas can arrange for you to spend time with a local Kenyan fisherman or tap other activities provided by the lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at Msambweni Beach House.

Day 8
Diani, Mombasa at Leisure

Day 9
Diani, Mombasa at Leisure

Day 10
Fly Diani- Mombasa & Depart

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearest airstrip to catch your mid-morning scheduled fight to Wilson airport Nairobi. Upon arrival to Wilson airport our concierge team will meet you and transfer you to a city hotel where you will have lunch and day rooms for use prior to your flight back home.

*From USD 11,930 per person sharing a Double Room

Cost Includes

  • • All local flights
  • • Daily laundry services
  • • Emergency evacuation cover
  • • Luxury accommodation and all meals
  • • Nature walks, sundowner and bush meals
  • • Knowledgeable driver-guide during your safari
  • • Standby team to meet unexpected or unusual requests
  • • All airport transfers, game parks, national parks and conservation fees
  • • Soft drinks, beers and house wine during meals, and water during game drives

Cost Excludes

  • • Gratuities
  • • International flights
  • • Personal items souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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09 NIGHTS 10 DAYS KENYA BOUTIQUE SAFARI (CONNISSEUR COLLECTION)
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