Sample Lodge Itinerary


DAY 1, 2  LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY, RUGUSU SPRINGS.

Take a private charter flight north to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, passing close to Mt. Kenya – 17,000 feet on the equator. Walking, horse riding and night game drives are on offer here, giving you an excellent chance to see all of the Big Five, especially rhino.

DAY 3-5 SAMBURU RESERVE, ELEPHANT BEDROOM CAMP.

Take a helicopter flight up to Lake Michaelson at 14,000 feet on Mt. Kenya, catch a rainbow trout and cook it for breakfast, then fly down into the bottom of Magado crater where you can see salt made by the local people evaporating water in shallow pools, then continue to Shaba Game Reserve, for a cool swim and a picnic followed by a short flight to Samburu Reserve and land at the camp. Species like the gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, oryx, reticulated giraffe and dikdik are common here, as well as lion, cheetah and leopard, and the bird-life is spectacular.

DAY 6-7 NAMUNYAK CONCESSION, SARARA CAMP.

Drive  northwest, through stunning scenery to Namunyak. This is a Wilderness Conservation Trust that is operated in partnership with the local Maasai people and offers a variety of activities that are different from the more usual vehicle based 'game drives'. You can walk, go for camel safaris or night drives, or just relax in the swimming pool overlooking the quiet beauty of 360 square miles of wilderness.

DAY 8-9 LAKE BARINGO, SAMATIAN ISLAND LODGE. Take a charter flight into the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Baringo, a fresh water lake that is home to myriad bird species and hippos and crocodiles. Overnights are at Samatian Island Lodge An early morning boat trip to photograph birds, crocodiles and hippos starts the day, followed by either a day trip to Lake Bogoria to see millions of flamingos and some greater kudus, or just relaxing by the pool, wind-surfing, water-skiing, etc.

DAY 10-12 MAASAI MARA, CAMP TO BE DECIDED ACCORDING TO SEASON. Fly by chartered aircraft to the Maasai Mara, a world-famous widlife destination contiguous with the Serengeti. Three full days to explore the Mara from your camp, which will be located near to the huge herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra and animals to be seen here include many thousands of Thomson's gazelles, topis, elands, buffaloes and hippos, not forgetting thre many different predators; lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. We have plenty of time to explore everywhere in search of action in a land where the predator is king.

DAY 13-14 AMBOSELI CONCESSION, TORTILIS CAMP.

Fly by charter plane across the Maasai plains and drive to the camp in Amboseli National Park. This lovely area, dominated by the mountain, is the home of many thousands of animals, elephants and plains game in particular, but including lion, cheetah, leopard and spectacular birds. Here, we can drive, or walk, in spectacular scenery surrounded by animals and the Maasai people on whose land we camp.

DAY 15 NAIROBI, PREMIUM HOTEL (Day rooms).

Take a charter flight from Namanga airstrip to Nairobi. Met and transferred to the hotel with time for last minute shopping and a farewell dinner before final departure for home.

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