Classic Kenya

Nairobi (The Eka Hotel) ~ Meru (Elsa’s Kopje) ~ Laikipia (Loisaba Tented Camp) ~ Lake Nakuru (Nakuru Sopa Lodge) ~ Masai Mara (Sand River Mara)

11 day professionally guided luxury driving safari

From US$6,355 Per person sharing

  • Accompanied by an experienced professional guide who knows their ‘backyard’ intimately
  • Experience 4 different ecosystems with different species, including the less seen and rare northern species such as wild dog, grevy zebra, greater kudu, oryx and rhino
  • Interact with authentic traditional and colourful tribal communities
  • Stay in some of the most unique and spectacular locations, choosing only the best boutique lodges and camps
DAY 1Nairobi, The Eka Hotel
The Eka Hotel - NairobiThe Eka Hotel – Nairobi

Eka Hotel is a contemporary style establishment, ideally located away from the city centre and a short drive to both, the international airport and Wilson airport. All room categories are equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots, hair-dryers, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities and other amenities necessary for the 21st Century. The hotel features a spa centre, gym, swimming pool, and is surrounded by well-tended gardens. The cuisine in the restaurants and bars ranges from light snack to full meals of local and international dishes.

DAY 2,3&4Meru National Park, Elsa’s Kopje
Elsa’s Kopje, Meru National parkElsa’s Kopje, Meru National park

Sculpted into Mughwango hill above the site of George Adamson’s original campsite, Elsa’s Kopje blends impeccably with its environment. The individual cottages are crafted around the rocks and trees, each offering grand views of the rugged and unspoilt Meru National Park. Award-winning Elsa’s Kopje is special: beautifully designed and built by Stefano Cheli with breathtaking views. Fish in the streams, explore the park and meander back to camp on a night game drive, listening for the calls of the wild. The magical lodge deserves its reputation as one of the most elegant in Africa.

DAY 5&6Laikipia, Loisaba Tented Camp
Loisaba Tented Camp, LaikipiaLoisaba Tented Camp, Laikipia

Loisaba Tented Camp is located in the Loisaba Conservancy, a beautiful 56,000-acre private wilderness area and working ranch in Laikipia with abundant wildlife. Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the camp has breathtaking and unhindered views across Laikipia’s mottled landscape all the way to Mount Kenya. Loisaba has an African-themed sophistication and style – its spacious and airy tents are custom-built with large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. Adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist, each en-suite tent has an inside lounge area and veranda sitting area.

DAY 7Lake Nakuru, Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Lake Nakuru Sopa LodgeLake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa. The lodge also overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, one that is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike.

DAY 8,9&10Masai Mara National Park, Sand River Mara
Sand River Mara, Masai Mara National ParkSand River Mara, Masai Mara National Park

Sand River Mara is located in the southern end of the Masai Mara, close to the Tanzania border and along the banks of the Sand River, from which it takes its name. The lodge is designed and furnished in plush comforts and style. The tents are spacious, with wooden floors, featuring a private deck and outdoor shower. Before or after your daily game drives, relax by the pool, entertain yourself in the billiards room, or take a book and lose yourself to your surroundings.

Please note: Masai Mara Balloon Safari is available from Sand River Camp – advance booking is required & extras are payable at time of booking

DAY 11Back to Nairobi for departure
Young Samburu girlsYoung Samburu girls

You embark on your journey back to Nairobi, driving along the Great Rift valley and up the escarpment. Arriving Nairobi in time for a late lunch, you will check-in at Eka hotel for your dayroom to freshen up and reflect on your Safari just gone. Later this evening you will be taken to the Carnivore Restaurant for dinner and there after you will be transferred to the International Airport

End of arrangements with Cheli & Peacock Safaris

Fixed Departure Dates 2017

Begins

Day 1

Ends

Day 11

Saturday 21 January Tuesday 31 January
Saturday 25 February Tuesday 7 March
Saturday 11 March Tuesday 21 March
Saturday 10 June Tuesday 20 June
Saturday 15 July Tuesday 25 July
Saturday 19 August Tuesday 29 August
Saturday 16 September Tuesday 26 September
Saturday 14 October Tuesday 24 October
Saturday 2 December Tuesday 12 December

Notes:

  • This Safari operates with a minimum of 2 pax and a maximum of 10
  • Baggage restriction of 15kg per person is applicable
  • For those wishing to fly back from the Masai Mara to Nairobi on the last day; an additional cost of a scheduled flight is as follows:
    • Jan to Mar & Jul to Oct: Adult $242 per person one way, Child (U 12yrs) $177
    • Jun & Dec: Adult $214 per person one way, Child (U 12yrs) $156
  • This itinerary does not operate in Apr, May & Nov
  • No single supplement for the first single traveller
Prices with Inclusions & Exclusions

Published rates for 2017

Price in US$

HIGH SEASON: 15 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep & 14 Oct 2017
Per person sharing $ 6,955
Single $ 1,975
Child 12 – 17yrs sharing/own room $ 4,550
Child under 12yrs in 3rd bed $ 1,790
 
MID SEASON: 21 Jan, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 10 Jun & 2 Dec 2017
Per person sharing $ 6,355
Single $ 1,838
Child 12 – 17yrs sharing/own room $ 4,070
Child under 12yrs in 3rd bed $ 1,746

Included in your safari

Excluded from your safari

  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Bed & Breakfast at Eka Hotel
  • Full board at all properties except Eka Hotel
  • Soft drinks, Beer & House Wine at all properties except Eka Hotel
  • Conservation / Park fees
  • All road transfers & game drives in 4×4 vehicles
  • Airport transfers
  • Limited laundry at Elsa’s Kopje, Loisaba Tented Camp & Sand River Mara
  • Membership to AMREF Flying Doctors Service
  • Dayroom at Eka Hotel on the last day
  • Dinner at the Carnivore – meals only
  • Lunch in Nanyuki at Barneys Restaurant (meal only; drinks excluded)
  • Drinks and extras at Eka Hotel, Barney’s Restaurant and Carnivore Restaurant
  • Champagne, spirits and luxury wines in all properties
  • Balloon Safari
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All statutory increases beyond our control.
  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Gratuities to camp staff