Kenya Under Canvas

8 Days from US$3,100 per person

Overview

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.

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What's Included

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

Highlights

Amboseli  |  Lake Nakuru |  Maasai Mara

Amboseli

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Masaai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Lake Nakuru

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Maasai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

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Camps & Lodges

Pan Afric Hotel  |  Kibo Safari Camp |  Flamingo Hill Tented CampIlkeliani Tented Camp

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.

     Pan Afric Hotel 

     Meals: None

 


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.

     Kibo Safari Camp 

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     Kibo Safari Camp

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
                 View Gallery

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     Ikikeliani Tented Camp

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Days 6 and 7 | Maasai Mara GameReserve

 

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.

     Ikikeliani Tented Camp

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


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.

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

INCLUSIONS

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

EXCLUSIONS

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