Kenya Gone Wild
Fly-In Safari 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.
This safari begins and ends at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya.
DAY 1: NAIROBI
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will drive you to Hogmead, where you will spend the night. Your stay is on a bed and breakfast basis and includes laundry, Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
Kenya's capital is one of the largest and most influential cities in
Africa, an important commercial and financial regional hub. It is the
port of entry for most travellers to Kenya and offers bustling markets,
an interesting history and numerous attractions. Named after a Maasai
watering hole, 'enkare nyarobi', which means 'place of cool waters',
Nairobi is known for its leafy streets and parks, as well as its
skyline, with towering skyscrapers and imposing architecture. A visit
to Uhuru Park and the Karen Blixen Museum are not to be missed.
Day 2 & 3: Samburu National Park
Enjoy breakfast before
you are driven to Wilson Airport, where you will board a flight to
Buffalo Springs Airstrip. You will enjoy your first short game drive en
route to the camp.
The best feature of Samburu is not the wildlife of the picturesque
surroundings, but the fact that it is one of the lesser visited regions
in Kenya. The peaceful atmosphere and the authentic wilderness
experience set it apart from the better known wildlife reserves in
Kenya, Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, with its palm
groves and dense forests, there is plentiful wildlife and the bird
watching is especially good. The rest of the reserve is fairly hot and
semi-arid, making for easy game viewing.
Indulge in two nights in a tent at Samburu Intrepids. Your stay is on a full board basis, including park fees, game drives and bush walks.
Day 4 & 5: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
After breakfast you will return to the airstrip for a flight to Lewa Airstrip. Enjoy a 15-minute game drive on the way to camp.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a 62 000 wilderness sanctuary
situated on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya. It consists of five
extremely diverse ecosystems - open savanna, acacia forest, rocky
gorges and ravines, mountain forest and the Lewa swamp. The conservancy
supports over 440 species of birds and more than 61 different mammals,
including some rare and endangered species. Lewa is also home to both
black and white rhino, as well as being one of the last remaining
habitats of the rare aquatic sitatunga. The area also boasts an
ever-increasing population of reticulated giraffe, a quarter of the
world's remaining population of Grevy's zebra and a pack of elusive
Relax for two nights in a tent at Lewa Safari Camp. Your stay is on a full board basis, including park fees, game drives and bush walks.
Day 6 & 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
you will be driven to Lewa Airstrip, where you will board a light to
Kichwa Airstrip. The game viewing begins as you land, with a 10-minute
game drive taking you to the camp.
The Masai Mara is Kenya's most renowned game park, bordering on Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Its legendary Great Migration of over two million wildebeest and other antelope has been described as one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles and an experience that every safari enthusiast should witness at least once in their lifetime. Game viewing in this celebrated park is wonderful year round, with virtually guaranteed sightings of the Big Five. The park takes its name from the Mara River, which flows through the reserve, and the Maasai people, a tribe whose red dress and proud demeanour have ensured that they are probably Kenya's best known (and most photographed) people.
Spend two nights in a luxury or standard ensuite safari tent at Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp.
Day 8: Departure
A final game drive offers last opportunities for spotting wildlife before breakfast and your drive to the airstrip, where you will board a flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, you will be driven to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where your safari with us will end.