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Kenya Under Canvas Safari

Discover the wildlife and spectacular scenery of three diverse eco-systems on this 8 day private safari – all under canvas. Starting near Amboseli National Park (famous for it’s large elephant population.) You will next visit Lake Najuru (famous for it’s flamingos.), with a final stop for 3 nights in the renowned Maasai Mara.

Highlights:

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Camps and Lodges Gallery

  • Panafric Hotel
  • Kibo Safari Camp
  • Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
  • Ikikeliani Tented Camp

Detailed Itinerary:

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Day 1 – Nairobi
Arrive into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today. After clearing customs you will be met and transferred to the Panafric Hotel – set in a quiet residential suburb, with views of the city. It’s known for it’s wood fired pizzas at the Flame Tree Brassiere along with traditional pasta dishes.
Overnight – Panafric Hotel (Bed & breakfast basis)

Day 2 – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast you will be met by your guide and depart by road south towards Amboseli National Park. The park and surrounding game reserve covers 1,260 square miles and is mostly arid woodland with a series of swamps and lakes that provide a year round water supply for the wildlife. Amboseli sits in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and is known for it’s large elephant population and other big game that is attracted to the area and it’s underground springs fed from Mt. Kilimanjaro.
You will arrive at Kibo Safari Camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll depart on a game drive in search of Amboseli’s famous elephants and with luck Kilimanjaro with be out for some sunset photos.
Overnight – Kibo Safari Camp (all meals & activities)

Day 3 – Amboseli National Park
Spend another day exploring this beautiful area on morning and afternoon wildlife viewing activities. Return to your camp in time for a sundowner around the campfire before dinner.
Overnight – Kibo Safari Camp (all meals & activities)

Day 4 – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart for the Great Rift Valley escarpment and Lake Nakuru National Park. 35 million years ago tectonic activity formed The Great Rift Valley . It stretches 6,000 km from Syria to Mozambique. In Kenya the deepest point is in the Naivasha/Nakuru region. Lake Nakuru is world-renowned for its millions of pink Flamingoes feeding in the lake. It is a protected game sanctuary for endangered species such as the Black/ White rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. It is also home to lion, leopard and the Black & White Colobus monkey.
Your stay here will be at the Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, which is between the “honeymoon hills” within Lake Nakuru National Park, with landscaped grounds, natural foliage and a variety of indigenous African plants and flowers. This small property has 25 guest “tents” decorated in safari tones, natural woods and wrought iron. They have spacious 4 poster beds with mosquito nets, full ensuite facilities and a private verandah overlooking the plains. There is also a restaurant and lounge.
After enjoying lunch at the camp you’ll depart on an afternoon game drive, returning to the camp before dark.
Overnight – Flamingo Hill Tented Camp (all meals & activities)

Day 5 – Maasai Mara National Reserve
After an early breakfast, depart by road across the Rift Valley escarpment to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the jewel of Kenya’s game reserves. Located in the northern section of the great Serengeti Plains, it has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife anywhere in Africa. The reserve is the home of the “Big Five” … elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino, as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo, impala, gazelle and numerous other wildlife, including hundreds of species of birds’.
You will arrive in time for lunch at Nyumbu Camp, a luxury eco-friendly seasonal camp, situated in the Ngila Plains at the edge of Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The camp overlooks a magnificent view of hills and plains. After lunch and some time to relax go on a Maasai guided walk in the private reserve in which Ilikeliani tented Camp is set.

Nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favorite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. Ilkeliani Camp offers only 17 tents and each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. Each well-equipped tents are stylish with en suite bathroom. They are sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel that you are out in the wilderness. The interiors are spacious and comfortable featuring a front verandah with a day bed and canvas safari chairs. Home cooked meals combined with personal service contribute to an unforgettable safari experience.
Overnight – Ikikeliani Tented Camp ( all meals & activities)

Days 6/7 – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
During your stay, you will have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in depth on morning or afternoon game drives, plus an opportunity to go on a Maasai guided walk in this private reserve.
Overnight – Ikikeliani Tented Camp ( all meals & activities)

Day 8 – Maasai Mara / Nairobi – Depart
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before saying good-bye and enjoying a final game drive as you head south to Nairobi. Stop to enjoy your box lunch enroute. You will arrive in the late afternoon where you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.
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Kenya Under Canvas Rates

Cost:

  • Starting at $3,100 per person sharing a double accommodations

Our fully inclusive rates include:

  • Private Transfers
  • Accommodation and meals per itinerary
  • Exclusive services of an expert Kenyan safari guide
  • All National Park and & Wildlife Reserve entry fees
  • Transportation in modified 4WD safari vehicle with photographic roof hatches
  • Bottled water during game drives
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Service

Does not include:

  • International Airfare and flights
  • Sodas and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry (can be done for a small fee)
  • Gratuities to safari guide and camp staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa’s and visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes

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