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Itinerary: A Safari Adventure Through Kenya

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya Tour

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Abercombie and Kent has just released this nine-day safari adventure through Kenya’s beautiful and wildlife-rich terrain. This modern-day adventure channels all the glamour of the bygone era with private camps set up exclusively for your group. You will gain an enriched understanding of the areas you travel through from your professional safari guide, while staying in luxurious accommodations.

Day 1

Nairobi

You will be welcomed to the birthplace of safari where your adventure begins. Arrive at your luxury boutique hotel in the serene Nairobi suburb of Karen late in the day with the evening at leisure to settle in.

Day 2

Nairobi – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

This safari begins in earnest today as you journey north across the Equator towards Nanyuki and westwards to the 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy where the classic Hemingway-style camp awaits. Your camp has an exclusive site on a private concession with every home comfort accounted for. Each tent is fully furnished with comfortable beds, warm blankets and fresh linen and an en suite bathroom with flush toilet and hot shower. Obliging camp staff are there on hand 24/7 for each and every request. After an alfresco lunch, there’s time for a siesta before you head out on an evening game drive in search of predators on the hunt and prey on high alert. On return to camp you will toast the safari adventure ahead over a candlelit dinner.

  • Stay at A&K Ol Pejeta Private Tented Camp (Safari Tent)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

With the snowy peaks of Mt. Kenya as a backdrop, you are in East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary, home to three of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino, and a sanctuary for 113 of the critically endangered black rhino. On twice daily game drives, your naturalist guides will share their expert knowledge as you seek close encounters with the rhino as well as elephant, wild dog, lion, hyena, buffalo, cheetah and all the plains herbivores. Between game drives there is time to relax in camp, take a guided walk or experience the inspiring conservation activities going on at the conservancy including lion tracking or a visit to the anti-poaching dog unit.

  • Stay at A&K Ol Pejeta Private Tented Camp (Safari Tent)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4

Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Elmentaita

You will farewell camp this morning and head into the mighty Rift Valley to Lake Elmentaita, a soda lake rich in birdlife. Then you will arrive to the tented camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy which was established in 1905 by Lord Delamere. Enjoy beautiful views of the lake from camp and the animals which graze its shores – zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog. There is then time to relax after lunch before a late afternoon game drive.

Day 5

Lake Elmenteita

Today you will visit another of the Great Rift Valley lakes – Lake Nakuru and the national park which surrounds it. This shallow, alkaline lake has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the world – flocks of often more than a million pink flamingos seasonally feeding off the abundant algae which thrives in its shallow warm waters. Beside its magnificent bird life, Lake Nakuru National Park is also a rhino sanctuary and one of the best places in the country to see both black and white rhino. The park is also home to lion, leopard, buffalo and other plains and forest game who have made it their permanent and protected habitat.

Day 6

Lake Elmenteita – Masai Mara National Reserve

A flight delivers you this morning into the mighty Masai Mara National Reserve where you are welcomed by staff from our next camp and taken on a game drive en route to camp. The Masai Mara’s 1,500 square kilometres of sprawling biscuit-colored savannah plays host to the most spectacular array of wildlife and huge numbers of birds. Together with the adjoining Serengeti National Park to the south, the area makes up the most diverse ecosystem on the continent. Every year the Masai Mara witnesses the most incredible wildlife phenomenon on the planet – the wildebeest migration. On our September departure, you may be lucky enough to witness the mass of plains game moving north from the Serengeti in search of fresh pasture returning south. Late this afternoon you will head out on a game drive in search of the herds.

  • Stay at A&K Masai Mara Private Tented Camp (Safari Tent)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

The next two days are spent in the world famous Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing activities. You may like to consider an early morning hot air balloon flight (additional charge) one morning which allows you to float gently over the plains, giving a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After the balloon lands breakfast will be served and, of course, you can enjoy a glass or two of bubbly to toast your flight.

  • Stay at A&K Masai Mara Private Tented Camp (Safari Tent)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

After a final breakfast in camp you will transfer to the airstrip for the return flight to Nairobi. Here you are met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for onward flight arrangements.

  • Breakfast

A Safari Adventure Through Kenya

Travel Dates 2018

  • Jun 30, 2019 – Jul 8, 2019
  • Sep 15, 2019 – Sep 23, 2019

Price

  • AU$13,995pp

For more information and to enquire about this reader offer please visit: https://www.abercrombiekent.com.au/journeys/kenya-under-canvas

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