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Captivating Kenya

Kenya

9 days from $9,895 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

2 Nights Nairobi 3 Nights Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy 3 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve

Captivating Kenya

This safari adventure combines two prime wildlife regions including the Maasai Mara and invites guests to participate in Kenya’s conservation success story.

Beyond moving MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences, a donation is also made to the care for elephants at Reteti. Guests also enjoy 10% savings on 2021 departures and new low 2022 rates.

10% savings will be applied to 2021 departures at time of booking. Restrictions may apply. Please contact a safari consultant with more details or to customize this trip.  


Visit the community-run Reteti Elephant Sanctuary where you can meet the women who are breaking barriers while taking care of these orphaned animals.


Highlights

Explore Kenya’s oldest national park in search of endangered black and white rhino.

Discover the untamed beauty of the Mara and the pristine wilderness of the northern frontier.

Experience a behind the scenes tour of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya’s first community owned and managed elephant orphanage.

Enjoy incredible views of the Matthews Range from your beautifully appointed treehouse.

Accommodations

1. The Emakoko

Kenya, Nairobi

The Emakoko is a family owned, boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. Nothing is too much trouble for owners and hosts, Emma and Anthony Childs, who live on site with their young family. Well-appointed rooms are designed for relaxation and comfort, with huge, luxurious beds, black-out curtains and private verandas that look out on to the park. Fall asleep to the sounds of Africa, a lion roaring or the cry of a lone hyena, an amazing contrast to the sounds of any sleeping city. The relaxing atmosphere extends through to the open and airy public areas. Enjoy coffee by the pool overlooking the river, or the spectacular park sunsets with a cocktail in hand. Anthony & Emma are deeply committed to the preservation and protection of the Park and to the local communities that border it.

2. Sarara Treehouses

Kenya, Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Intimate and peaceful with spectacular views of the fabled Matthews Mountain Range in northern Kenya, Sarara lies in the vast Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. The luxurious tents are spacious with high ceilings, ample cupboard space, electric lighting, en suite bathroom with toilet, basin, hot and cold running water and adjacent outdoor shower. Enjoy an early morning coffee and tea on your private terrace overlooking the conservancy and mountain range. The main area offers communal dining to mingle with fellow guests and the swimming pool commands incredible views of Mount Uarges, one of the seven sacred mountains to the Samburu. Elephant, buffalo, leopard, bushbuck and a wide array of other life roams beneath you on the forest floor.

3. Governors’ Il Moran Camp

Kenya, Maasai Mara

Governor’s Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of a riverine forest, situated along the banks of the Mara River, in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Each luxury canvas tent enjoys a private location from which to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. The tents feature super king size beds from ancient fallen olive trees, his and hers vanities, flush toilet, cold and hot running water, electric lighting with charging plugs and Victorian style baths. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings. The open bar, dining and lounge area are set along the riverfront.  During the day, meals are served on the banks of the Mara River under the giant evergreen trees. Dinner is served by candlelight on the open deck, overlooking the Mara River. Internet access is available. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! Welcome to Nairobi, or the “place of cool waters” in the Maasai language. After a warm welcome, you’ll be driven to your boutique lodge located on the edge of Nairobi National Park. (D)

The Emakoko

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Day 2. Nairobi

Enjoy a morning game drive followed by touring in the sprawling capital city of Nairobi. (BLD)

The Emakoko

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Day 3. Nairobi/ Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Your safari takes off with a flight to the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in the northern frontier of Kenya. Meet your expert ranger for a game drive and start exploring the conservancy’s dramatic landscape. You’ll be delighted by the varied wildlife that can be spotted here. Be sure to watch for leopard, wild dog and reticulated giraffe. (BLD)

Sarara Treehouses

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Day 4. Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Namunyak is home to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. On today’s visit you are paired with an elephant keeper and given a behind the scenes tour of the sanctuary. Watch the elephants as they receive their bottles and play in the mud, all the while learning valuable skills, so that they might be re-introduced into the wild. Cap off the day with a night game drive in search of nocturnal species. (BLD)

Sarara Treehouses

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Day 5. Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Samburu people. During the dry season visit the unique singing wells to observe the warriors as they chant and collect water for their cattle. Co-existing with the wildlife, this semi-nomadic pastoralist tribe is an intrinsic part of this remote wilderness. (BLD)

Sarara Treehouses

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Day 6. Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy/ Masai Mara

Fly to the magical Maasai Mara and your luxurious tented camp. The Mara is the ancestral home to the Maasai people and has the greatest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in Africa today. After settling in, embark on a game drive with your ranger. (BLD)

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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Day 7. Masai Mara

Each day in the Mara will be dramatically different as you take game drives with your expert rangers. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, large numbers of elephants and other plains game, countless birds and smaller animals frequent the Mara’s tree-flecked grasslands. (BLD)

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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Day 8. Masai Mara

Observe the Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfold. Sit quietly for hours observing a day in the life of a pride of Mara lions. Drive along the banks of the Mara River and listen to vocal hippos as they emerge and then sink back below the waters’ surface. Large troops of olive baboons can been seem grooming one another as their infants play and explore. There is no better way to fall asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature. (BLD)

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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Day 9. Masai Mara

Soak up your last morning on safari before returning to Nairobi. This afternoon, enjoy a bit of last minute shopping and lunch. A dayroom is at your disposal until you are transferred to the airport for your international departure flight. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $13,695
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $13,895
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Share Twin/Double From $16,895
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jan 6, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $12,795
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $9,895
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $12,795
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply 10% savings will be applied to above 2021 departure prices at time of booking. Restrictions may apply. Sarara Treehouses is closed in November and Saruni Samburu is used. Single supplements are upon request.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Tour flights

Included in Land Arrangements

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