This 11 day safari will allow you to explore some of the most luxurious places found in the fraternity of the Kenya Wilderness.
Enjoy luxury accommodation, top notch cuisine. You will enjoy the hospitality of the local communities as well as superb wildlife encounters.
Bordering the Nairobi National Park, Emakoko is a family owned and run property. With only 10 beautifully appointed rooms, guests can relax and rejuvenate from their travels in privacy. There is also a spacious lounge and dining area as well as a refreshing swimming pool.
Accommodation: Lewa House
The accommodations at Lewa House are in the form of cottage-style rooms which are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north. Three of the original thatched family cottages still exist, each comprising of two en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda. The four recently added single-room cottages are built with sustainable ecological principles in mind while still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape. The houses are rustic, with traditional makuti (thatched swamp grass) roofs and a blend of traditional relaxed ambiance and modern comfort. Guests at Lewa House have almost exclusive access to an area teeming with exciting wildlife. Seventeen percent of the world's endangered Grevy's zebras, for instance, live here.
Accommodation: Mara Toto Camp
Mara Toto is safari chic with five airy, spacious canvas tents, each with a bathroom where you can enjoy piping-hot water from huge brass "safari showers" while you sing along with a chorus of hippos lazing nearby. The camp is set down low, hidden from lights and noise and any sign of mankind. Under the grove of ebony trees its humble main area is lit by lanterns. This is a camp with a simple design but plenty of details to supply every last comfort.
Accommodation: Campi ya Kanzi
Part of the Maasai Wilderness Trust, Campi Ya Kanzi is located on a private ranch and composed of luxury tented cottages and tented suites for traveling guests.
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
After early breakfast, you will depart to the famous Maasai Mara. The trip is varied and gives a new and excellent impression of the savanna embossed part of Kenya’s landscapes. The shift from the Great Rift Valley velo-park and lush fields to the often somewhat drier savanna area is marked. The colorful, bustling, and dusty “capital” of Narok brands immediately that you are in Maasai. Tribal people are frequently seen along the road with their cattle and goats, and savanna landscape turns up.
The last stretch before you reach Maasai Mara is almost a safari drive as many animals often find themselves outside the reserve boundaries. You will be expected to arrive in the Mara area at mid-day. You will be served with the packed lunches from Mara Sopa Lodge and a large part of the last hours before arrival at the lodge is one long game drive before the accommodation in the cozy and charming Mara Sopa Lodge.
The area is one of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystems which is the most wildly colorful throughout the year. Your accommodation will be at the lodge with private bath / toilet. It provides an authentic African experience. You will be accommodated and served meals for three nights at the lodge.
Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
You will experience two full days' safari. From the early morning, when the light coolness still prevails, you will seek out the great experiences among Africa’s famed “Big Five” - elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and rhinos.
Through the 1,500-square-kilometer reserve meandering rivers crisscrossing where both hippos and crocodiles holder. Here, you will be looking animals naturally turn to drink, and there are often great opportunities to take some great pictures.
On Maasai Mara plains you get to see herds of wildebeest, zebras, antelopes, giraffes and gazelles as well as a large and diverse number of different birds. Actually, there are more than 450 different bird species registered in the Maasai Mara, of which 53 species are birds of prey, which all thrive.
The Maasai Mara is also home of the largest concentration of lions in Kenya, just as leopards and cheetahs are very well represented. In the period from July to October there is great opportunities to experience the great wildebeests and zebra migration, which has arrived from the Serengeti and the amount of the many predators are extra-large.
Lunch: Karen Blixen Camp
After several days with large and unforgettable nature experiences, you are heading back toward Nairobi. On the way, you will enjoy the packed lunches before the visit of Karen Blixen Museum. In the evening, you will fly back home.
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