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Under Kenyan Skies 2019

Kenya

8 days from $9,795 per person

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

1 Night Nairobi 3 Nights Loisaba Conservancy 3 Nights Maasai Mara - Olare Motorogi Conservancy

This Kenyan journey focuses on prime wildlife regions and presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into the culture of the Maasai and Samburu tribes while exploring their homeland.


Highlights

Explore two distinct iconic wildlife regions, Laikipia and the Maasai Mara in open vehicle day and night game drives, guided walks, horseback safaris, and visits to community and conservation projects.

Discover the unique customs, colorful adornments and evolving culture of the friendly Maasai and Samburu tribes.

Experience the serenity of sleeping under the endless night sky in handcrafted four poster beds on raised wooden platforms.

Enjoy meeting your orphaned foster elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Accommodations

1. Ololo Safari Lodge

Kenya, Nairobi

Ololo Lodge is perfectly situated on the southern boundary of Nairobi National Park. Set on 20 acres of beautifully established gardens, the lodge offers views over the Park and the Ngong Hills to the west. Originally built as a family home, Ololo is classic African style - thatched roofs, stone walls, airy verandas and shady terraces. The individually designed rooms feature a blend of ‘Out of Africa’ style with a modern, eclectic accent. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the lodge. The heart of Ololo is a traditional colonial farmhouse. Guests can relax in the large open living room, in front of the blazing fireplace, with wine selected from the stone cellar, or in the adjoining library. The centrally located pool has views across the park. Meals are served alfresco on the vine-covered terrace or under the old acacia trees in the garden. Ololo offers the warmth and comfort of a home with effortless style and personalized service.

2. Loisaba Tented Camp

Kenya, Loisaba Conservancy

Perched on the edge of an escarpment, Loisaba Tented Camp is designed to capitalize on unhindered views across Laikipia's mottled landscape. The inviting main areas of the camp include a large open dining area, separate open lounge and bar, a large wooden decking area for outside dining, relaxing and enjoying the view, and an infinity pool. The airy tents are spacious with high ceilings and large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows. The luxury ensuite bathrooms have solar powered hot water and include a double-basin vanity, rainfall shower and enclosed flush toilet. Each tent has a wide verandah to take in the expansive views. Guests have complete freedom to choose how they spend their time exploring the landscape. Choose from a variety of activities; game drives in custom-designed Land Rover safari vehicles, horse-riding, camel-trekking, guided bush walks, fishing, mountain biking, cultural visits to Samburu villages and visits to the anti-poaching sniffer dogs.

3. Loisaba Star Beds

Kenya, Loisaba Conservancy

Poised on a rocky hilltop, the Loisaba Star Beds command sweeping views over the valley and a permanent waterhole. Rustically designed to complement the surrounding environment, each star bed is raised on a wooden platform and features a handcrafted four-poster bed, a sitting area and open plan bathroom with a view.

4. Mahali Mzuri

Kenya, Maasai Mara

Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson's luxury safari camp in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which covers over 33,000 acres within the Maasai Mara ecosystem. Mahali Mzuri is a collaboration with the local Maasai communities and delivers exceptional service and attention to detail. The tented suites sit on a raised platform and include a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, sitting area and a large deck with views over the landscape - perfect for spotting the game that will almost certainly wander into view! The central main tent features a relaxing lounge area with an open fireplace, a library of books, iPads for guest use, iPod docking stations, a game console and a TV/DVD player for those who wish to keep up to date. Complimentary wireless internet is available throughout the camp. Meals are served on the deck or at the communal table inside. Binoculars are available (although it’s a good idea to bring your own!) and a telescope for stargazing. In between activities, enjoy a treatment, for own account, at Nasaro, which means refuge or relaxation in Maa or take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool.

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 ideally located hotel. (D)

Ololo Safari Lodge

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Day 2. Nairobi / Loisaba Conservancy

Your safari takes off with a flight to Loisaba Conservancy in Northern Laikipia. Meet your expert ranger for a game drive and start exploring the conservancy’s diverse ecosystems. You’ll be delighted by the varied wildlife that can be spotted here. Be sure to watch for the endangered Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. (BLD)

Loisaba Tented Camp

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Day 3. Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba is made for adventure. Explore the open plains on early morning or late afternoon game drives. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, or go horseback-riding. Tonight, sleep under the stars, with the night sky as your ceiling and the hills in the distance, your walls. (BLD)

Loisaba Star Beds

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Day 4. Loisaba Conservancy

Immerse yourself in the wilderness and observe the wealth of wildlife at a leisurely pace. A guided walk with your traditional Samburu guide is a wonderful way to learn about the flora, fauna, culture and history of the area. Spend an afternoon at a traditional Samburu village. For a different perspective, join Loisaba's anti-poaching team and learn about their day-to-day training and activities. (BLD)

Loisaba Tented Camp

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Day 5. Loisaba Conservancy / Maasai Mara - Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Set off for the magical Maasai Mara, flying past Mt. Kenya, the Laikipia Escarpment and the Great Rift Valley. After a warm welcome at your award-winning tented camp, embark on a game drive with your ranger. With the greatest and most diverse concentration of wildlife remaining in Africa today, the Mara is the ancestral home to the Maasai people. Gather for a communal dinner with your fellow adventurers and share your day’s adventures. (BLD)

Mahali Mzuri

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Day 6. Olare Motorogi Conservancy

The Olare Motorogi Conservancy offers the added bonus of off road driving, night game drives, and incredible walking safaris – as well as the exclusivity and privacy of limited access. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle and fall under the spell of this enchanting landscape. (BLD)

Mahali Mzuri

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Day 7. Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Observe the Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfold. Perhaps start with a dawn adventure in a hot air balloon safari over the Mara (Additional Cost) or spend your hours quietly observing a day in the life of a pride of Mara lions. There is no better way to fall asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature. (BLD)

Mahali Mzuri

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Day 8. Olare Motorogi Conservancy / Depart

Soak up your last morning on safari, before returning to Nairobi. This afternoon, visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and its pioneering Orphan's Project for a visit with your foster elephant. Overseen by Dame Daphne Sheldrick, the organization works in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and offers hope for any orphaned elephant fortunate enough to be found alive. Transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 6, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,395
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $9,795
Single Room Supplement From $2,295
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,395
Departure Dates Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $12,395
Single Room Supplement From $2,995
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $12,795
Single Room Supplement From $3,295
Departure Dates Oct 14, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,695
Single Room Supplement From $2,595
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,295
Single Room Supplement From $2,395

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-05, Dec 16-31. .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

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