Plains of Kenya & Cultural Tour

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met and greeted by our representative. Afterwards a short transfer takes you to your hotel. En route you, your guide will give you insights on the wonderful events ahead. 

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 2: Nairobi to Daphne Sheldrick

 

Today you will visit Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage situated on the outskirts of Nairobi. The Sanctuary is run by Daphne Sheldrick and is set in the grounds of her house. Here you will see the orphaned animals and meet the people who handle and care for these animals. Later, visit a nature center run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. An elevated observation walkway allows you to get face to face with 18-foot-tall Rothschild’s giraffes. Return to your hotel in time for dinner and overnight.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 3: Nairobi to Samburu

 

You will be collected at 0730hrs from your hotel in Nairobi and transferred to Wilson Airport to catch the Air Kenya scheduled flight to Samburu which departs at 1020hrs. On arrival into Samburu you will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your lodge. En route you will have a game viewing drive arriving in time for a ‘light’ lunch before retiring to your rooms to relax in the suite during the heat of the day. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

 

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve

 

There is so much, or little to do at the lodge depending on what you want. Morning and afternoon game drives are always on offer, camel trekking, spa treatments, walks in the arid and stunning surrounding area to the lodge or simply relaxing by your private plunge pool overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. The Samburu area is renowned for their “Samburu Special Five” which are unique to the area as well as the warm hospitality of the local Samburu people.

As the sun disappears, guests can enjoy a traditional Samburu celebration ceremony in the reserve’s natural rock amphitheatre, where the sounds of Morani dancers echo and fill the night air, accompanied by a sumptuous starlit Bush BBQ dinner under the African sky. For one night why not go fly camping into the far reaching areas of the conservancy – this is a fantastic activity for guests who want to experience an unforgettable night under the stars. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

 

Day 5: Samburu to Maasai Mara

 

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the safarilink scheduled flight to the Masai Mara departing at 09h10. We land in the Mara, normally green, lush and full of herbivores. We have the option of going on a game drive with a picnic lunch under an acacia tree or by the river next to a pod of hippo’s; alternatively we can head to the camp for some rest, and a game drive later in the afternoon. In the evening, a roaring fire awaits you in the cool climate in which the camp awaits you. Enjoy dinner and overnight in the camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Tented Camp

 

Day 6: Maasai Mara

 

Spend a full day game driving in the eco-system of Maasai Mara. Here a variety of biodiversity is to be seen ranging from the big five to smaller mammals.  Varieties of antelopes such as Thomson’s gazelle, impalas and waterbucks, scavengers like hyenas and vultures, and all cats (leopards, lion and cheetah) cannot be missed. Lions are abundant and there are high chances to spot cheetah, but sighting a leopard requires more luck than just being there. Return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Luxury Tented Camp

 

Day 7: Maasai Mara to Chyulu Hills

 

A morning game drive on the way to the airstrip gives you the possibility of seeing the game you had not seen. Once you reach the airstrip your plane will be they’re waiting for you to take to your next destination. Your flight will take you low over the vast expanse of the Massai Mara enabling you to see the wildlife beneath you. Before you reach Amboseli you will see the magnificent snow capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro that are located just 30 miles away from the camp. After a one-hour flight you reach the camp resting peacefully on the foothills of the Chyulu Hills, Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa. At the lodge you can absorb the spectacular scenery whilst enjoying a delicious lunch. The afternoon activities involve a guided walk through the forest whilst spotting the indigenous bird life.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

Day 8: Chyulu Hills

 

 

In the morning you will rise to the sounds of nature and be greeted by the lofty summit of Kilimanjaro. Today, you head out for a Bush breakfast combined with a game drive in one of the open land rovers. You will be on the lookout for lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, and the different types of antelopes that populate the area. After an action packed morning you will return to the lodge for a gourmet lunch followed by time to relax and enjoy the wellness treatments at the spa before heading out for another game drive.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

Day 9: Chyulu Hills

 

The day starts with an early rise to meet the morning light whilst you head out on horseback to look for game. We ride close to giraffe, elephant, buffalo and antelope whilst taking in the spectacular scenery and surroundings. After lunch at camp there is time to relax by the pool before heading out on a cultural visit where you can learn and partake in the Maasai culture and traditions.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

 

Day 10: Chyulu Hills to Nairobi

 

After breakfast, fly back to Nairobi. A dayroom has been reserved for you until 1800hrs. You will later be transferred to the JKIA for your International flight back home.

 

QUOTATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Meet and greet services

  • All Nairobi and airstrip transfers

  • Full board accommodation

  • Domestic flights as above and the charter flight to Chyulu and to Wilson airport

  • Soft drinks, Non-luxury spirits, beer and house wine except in Nairobi and in Maasai Mara

  • Camel rides, guided bush walks, village visits in Samburu & at Chulyu hills

  • Game drives in open 4 x 4 land cruisers

  • All park and conservancy fees

 

EXCLUSIONS 

  • Champagne, luxury spirits & select wines

  • Massage and other spa treatments

  • Tipping

  • Telephone bills and other items of personal nature 

 

Partners' combined experience of 17 years

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