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Kenya Connoisseur Safari

 

 

An exclusive safari for a maximum of 9 travelers who will visit Kenya's three top wildlife ecosystems by private plane. Including destinations both north and south of the equator, the Kenya Connoisseur Safari showcases the country's incredible natural and cultural diversity, and abundant wildlife, with some of the best accommodation and guiding that Kenya has to offer.

 

 

Day 1 - Hemingways Nairobi

Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be met and expedited through immigration, then transferred to Hemingways Hotel. Set between Nairobi National Park and the Ngong Hills, Hemingways is an exclusive boutique hotel in a serene setting on what was once Karen Blixen's farm. With just 45 suites, extensive facilities, and a sophisticated ambience, this is the perfect starting point for a connoisseur's exploration of Kenya's safari highlights. Your relaxing evening at Hemingways includes dinner.

 

Days 2 & 3 - Tortilis Camp (Amboseli National Park)

 

 After breakfast at Hemingways, transfer to Wilson Airport and fly by private plane to Amboseli National Park, spending the next two nights at Tortilis Camp on a fully inclusive basis. 

 

 

Amboseli is one of Kenya's most picturesque parks, a verdant oasis at the foot of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and the largest free-standing mountain on earth. Fed by Kilimanjaro's ice cap, Amboseli's springs are the only source of water in an otherwise dry landscape, attracting dense concentrations of wildlife. Elephants are particularly abundant, making for some of the best up-close elephant viewing in Africa. Plains game and predators are also well represented, with cheetah viewing another highlight.

 

Tortilis Camp enjoys the best of both worlds in Amboseli, with an ideal location in the quiet and game-rich southwestern corner of the Park, and also enjoying access to a 30,000 acre private conservancy, where guests can enjoy game walks, bush breakfasts, and off-road driving to get closer to wildlife. Game drives in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and a Maasai-led walking safari are activity highlights at Tortilis.

 

 

 

Days 4, 5 & 6 - Loisaba Tented Camp (Laikipia Plateau)

 

After your morning game drive and lunch at Tortilis Camp your private plane collects and transfers you to the Loisaba Conservancy, arriving in time for afternoon game-drive and evening cocktails. Spend three nights at Loisaba Tented Camp on a fully inclusive basis.

 

 

The 56,000 acre Loisaba Conservancy is part of a vital wildlife corridor connecting Mount Kenya with the African Rift Valley, managed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Falling in a transition zone between Laikipia's fertile grasslands and arid Samburuland, Loisaba is home to wildlife species from both ecosystems, and offers an unrivalled sense of wilderness and adventure.

 

 

Boasting one of the most dramatic views in Kenya, Loisaba Tented Camp offers elegance and luxury to complement the rugged beauty of the landscape. Return from a camel trek or horseback safari to enjoy cocktails by the fire, overlooking the vast panorama of the Laikipia Plateau; awake to sunrise over Mount Kenya before heading out on your morning game drive or walking safari. Round off a day or exploration and discovery with a visit to a nearby Samburu village for an authentic insight into one of Kenya's most traditional cultural groups.

 

Days 7, 8 & 9 - Sand River Camp (Maasai Mara)

 

 

After morning game drive and lunch at Loisaba Tented Camp, your private plane collects you and transfers you to the Maasai Mara, arriving in time for an afternoon game drive to camp followed by "sundowners" and dinner. Spend two nights at Sand River Camp on a fully inclusive basis.

 

 

 

The Maasai Mara is one of Africa's iconic safari destinations, famed for its fertile plains that host an almost unrivalled concentration and diversity of wildlife - this is the birthplace of safari! From July through October there is also an excellent chance of seeing the vast herds of the Great Migration as they pause to replenish their energy reserves on the Mara's lush grasslands.

 

 

 

Sand River Camp occupies an enviable location on the banks of the Sand River, in a picturesque and secluded part of the Mara. This classic tented camp recalls the golden age of safari, combining luxury and style with a sense of sophistication and adventure. Activities focus on game-drives with some of the Mara's top guides, to take full advantage of the Reserve's abundant wildlife - this is likely to be the game-viewing highlight of the safari!

 

 

Day 10 - Nairobi Departure

Enjoy a last morning game drive followed by lunch at Sand River Camp.

After lunch your private plane will collect you and transfer you to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, from where you will be chauffeured  to Nairobi International Airport, stopping at a top restaurant en route for dinner. Arrive at Nairobi Airport in time for your international departure.

 

 

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Dates and Rates 2021

Month    Departure Date  
  Green Season US $10,610pp Mid-Season US $11,700pp sharing/$13,800pp single
High-Season US$12,700pp sharing/$15,300pp single
Jan ----- ----- -----
Feb ----- ----- -----
Mar  ----- -----  -----
Apr -----  -----  -----
May 10, 22, 28    -----
Jun  ----- 3, 5, 7, 19, 27  
Jul    ----- 5, 15, 17, 31
Aug   -----  ----- 2, 4, 12, 14, 16
Sep  -----  ----- 9, 11, 13, 27
Oct -----   1, 9, 15, 23, 29
Nov ----- 6, 12, 20, 26  -----
Dec   ----- 4, 10, 18
24, 30

 

INCLUDED

 Nairobi overnight at Hemingways Hotel, including dinner, breakfast, and selected drinks; all domestic flights, as described, in an executive aircraft; meals, activities, laundry, and selected drinks at the three safari camps; all Nairobi transfers, as described; all Park fees, conservation levies, and departure taxes.

NOT INCLUDED

Scheduled flights to and from the starting and finishing points of the safari, visas (currently $51 per person), compulsory travel insurance, gratuities, optional extra activities (e.g. hot air ballooning in the Maasai Mara), all personal purchases (incl. curios, telephone calls, etc), pre and post safari accommodation, meals, or tours.

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