Trip reference number: ITN-KEN028
Trip Operator: Rainbow Tours
An incredible luxury safari holiday, this 10 day trip takes you to three of Kenya's iconic and exclusive game reserves. Not only will you be able to see hippos lazily sleeping in the rivers and elephant calves following the herd from an incredibly close distance during the many game drives, you will also be able to view Kenya's majestic landscapes from up above.
You will travel from each incredible game reserve in the ultimate luxury plane; the VIP Cessna Grand Caravan with Kenya's leading air safari operator. In the comfort of the Oasis luxury interior of the aeroplane, your knowledgeable pilot and safari guide ensure all your questions about this stunning landscape are answered communicating with you via headphones. Watch the diverse range of animals across the landscape out of your own large window from the comfort of one of the eight leather seats.
Your first extravagant flying experience will be from Nairobi to the Shaba Game Reserve, where you will spend two nights at Joy's Camp in one of their 10 intimate and stylish tents decorated with fabrics from the local nomadic tribes. Game drives in the well equipped Toyota Landcruisers will take you across the Shaba Game Reserve, a land populated with elephants and leopards as well as some of Kenya's rare northern species including the Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich and striped hyena.
After an early morning start board your next Cessna Grand Caravan flight to Naivasha, following the impressive Uaso river, passing the magnificent Aberdare Mountains and over the Great Rift Valley. Upon arrival you will stay at either Chui Lodge or Kiangazi House where you can watch a host of wildlife such as zebra, impala and giraffe from your accommodation. Spend an afternoon and a full day exploring the private Oserian wildlife conservancy.
After a bush breakfast alongside the Lake Naivasha, the bathing hippos keeping you company, you will jet off to the famous Masai Mara with a stay in the gorgeos Karen Blixen Camp. After checking into this eco-friendly yet stylish camp on the back of the Mara River, you will spend the last part of your holiday exploring this breathtaking location.
Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow overnight to Nairobi, travelling Business Class.
Day 2 You will be met and transferred to Nairobi’s Wilson airport for your first Cessna Grand Caravan flight, travelling north to the Shaba Game Reserve. Upon arrival your guide will welcome and transport you from the airstrip to Joy’s Camp where you stay two nights with all meals, drinks and activities included. After lunch follow in the steps of Joy Adamson and experience the first of many game drives, spotting herds of elephants and buffalos crowding round the natural spring with lions slinking through the tall grass.
Day 3 Spend a day driving across the Shaba Game Reserve, the large natural spring and the Uaso river running through the centre of the reserve attract the parks diverse range of wildlife, from leopards to beisa oryx and gerenuk to aardwolfs.
Day 4 Today you will leave to catch your first-class flight to Naivasha, watching the river, mountains and valleys pass by your window on the journey to the private Oserain Wildlife Conservation Area. Stay at either the Chui Lodge or Kiangazi House for two nights with all meals, drinks and game activities included. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive on the conservation area before dinner and retiring to the opulent African surroundings of your accommodation.
Day 5 In the morning take a boat ride on the stunning Lake Naivasha, keeping your eyes peeled for colobus monkeys hanging from the passing trees and casually strolling giraffes stopping for a drink. On returning to the camp for the afternoon relax in front of the panoramic views before taking a game drive in the late afternoon. Enjoying the sunset over the savannah is a superb sight, one not to be missed.
Day 6 Fly on to the last of the three, and probably the most famous, Kenyan game reserves; the Maasai Mara. Here you stay at the Karen Blixen Camp in a luxury canvas tent for three nights with all meals, drinks and game activities included. Your cushion day bed overlooking the veranda provides the perfect vantage point of the Mara plains. Your afternoon game drive will introduce you to the reserve best known for the migration of the wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti.
Day 7 Today drive through the Masai Mara. While the wildebeest and zebra migration passes through the area July to October, the reserve offers superb game viewing all year round. If you happen to be in the park during the migration season a breath-taking way to experience one of nature’s most powerful displays is from a hot air balloon, for an extra surcharge. An incredible way to see the Kenyan landscape from the point of view of the native peregrine falcon.
Day 8 Explore the vast wilderness of the beautiful Mara North Conservancy and its collection of animals, birds and rich vegetation across the open savannah; the classic image many people picture when they think of Africa.
Day 9 After a final early morning game drive and breakfast at the camp, travel back to the airstrip for your luxury flight to Nairobi. From Wilson Airport you will be driven to Nairobi Airport for your overnight Business Class flights back to London.
Day 10 Arrive at London Heathrow.
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