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Exclusive Kenya (13 days)

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya To Nairobi, Kenya

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Hemingways Nairobi None

Arrive: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


You will be met by an Abercrombie & Kent representative and transferred to Hemingways Hotel.


Hemingways Nairobi is the new luxury boutique hotel in the serene Karen suburb.  Ideally positioned to give sweeping views of the Ngong hills, the property offers 45 enchanting rooms housed in an elegant plantation-style building. Each room is large and airy with un-interrupted views of the forested valleys and the rolling hills in the distance.


Hemingways Nairobi prides itself in offering outstanding, personal service which includes valet and butler service for each room. Other amenities include express check in and checkout, free wi-fi connectivity, satellite television, gym, spa, pool and unlimited supply of mineral water in the room. The property is located 16kms away from the bustle of Nairobi city centre, making it a great alternative to any city hotel.


The rest of the day is free with meals under own arrangements.

Day 2
Lewa Downs, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Sirikoi Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

09:00 After breakfast transfer to Wilson Airport for Safarilink scheduled flight to Lewa Downs, departing at 10:20.


11:30 You will be met at the airstrip by your camp driver/guide and take a game viewing drive to Sirikoi.


Willie Roberts and his wife Sue set up Sirikoi a few years ago on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Willie knows everything about the bush and is a great raconteur about his time living in the Mara and working on anti-poaching there in the 1990s. This is a great camp in which to listen and learn and, being on Lewa, it has fabulous wildlife.

Four beautifully appointed tents, each with Victorian baths, overlook the well-watered lawn which attracts the grazing animals. There are also two standard tents and a secluded two bedroom cottage which is situated in a private corner of the camp near the wetlands where elephant and buffalo are regular visitors. In 2010, the three-bed roomed Sirikoi house became the lodge's latest opening. Two bedrooms were built in one unit whilst the master bedroom was a unit on its own with a large sitting and dining room separating them.


The swimming pool offers the perfect spot to watch game and birdlife and the lodge also has a 20ft hide, which is a great spot for viewing the diverse landscape, having sundowners and stargazing. Rhino, elephant and Grevy's zebra can be seen on bush walks, horseback rides or from safari vehicles.


After lunch there is time to relax before taking a late afternoon game viewing drive.

Day 3
Lewa Downs, Kenya
Sirikoi Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Lewa Downs Conservancy and enjoy the various activities available, which include day and night game viewing drives, bush walks. Bi-plane ride, horse riding, camel rides, farm visits and cultural visits are available at an extra cost.  There is also the opportunity to visit the on-going conservation projects and also the craft centre run by the local community.  For those wishing to relax, there is a swimming pool which seems to flow right over the escarpment.

Day 4
Lewa Downs, Kenya
Sirikoi Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

All three of the big cats, up to 200 elephant, greater Kudu and the graceful Gerenuk antelope with its long neck are part of the unique experience that is Lewa.  Several springs bubble out on the reserve to feed the perennial streams that ensure plentiful wildlife sightings year-round.  One of these springs trickles into the Lewa swamp, home to hippo and the rare sitatunga antelope.  Another treat is to spend time with a rhino orphan, or one of the several young animals being hand-raised by the Craig family.

Day 5
Namunyak Concervancy, Kenya
Lewa Downs, Kenya
Sarara Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for Tropic Air private charter flight to Namunyak Conservancy, departing at 11:00.


11:20 Upon arrival you will be met at the airstrip by your Sarara Camp drive/guide and transfer to the camp.


Perched on the dramatic southern slopes of the Mathews Mountains, on the edge of Kenya's Northern Frontier, Sarara Camp offers a rare encounter with the wild Africa of old. This is elephant country, and in the 75,000-acre Namunyak Group Ranch, the human presence remains virtually insignificant. A partnership between the local Samburus' Namunyak Conservation Trust and the experienced safari company Acacia Trails, Sarara is a basic but very comfortable tented camp, with a large two-storey mud-and-wattle living/dining area and five charmingly furnished tents set in secluded clearings on the forested hillside.


The camp's piece de resistance is its beautiful stone swimming pool, built into the sloping rocks in front of the living area, which must be one of the most romantic and spectacular sundowner spots in East Africa.


Like the camp itself, the pool exerts a strong draw on all visitors - including, on occasion, a passing thirsty elephant. The camp is situated to the north of Ol Donyo Sabache (Ol Lolokwe), just below Warges peak, in the fabled Mathews Mountains of Northern Kenya.


Later this afternoon you will enjoy a game viewing activity or cultural experience.

Day 6
Namunyak Concervancy, Kenya
Sarara Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have the full day at Namunyak Conservancy and to explore the surrounding area and meet many of the wonderful people who inhabit this land. Activities include guided walks, hiking into Mathew Forest, Climbing to the top of Lolokwe with donkeys and visit to the Samburu singing wells.


Namunyak (meaning 'a place of peace') is a vast tribal community wilderness area administered by the recently formed Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust, in close conjunction with Piers and Hilary Bastard and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Day 7
Chyulu Hills, Kenya
Namunyak Concervancy, Kenya
oL Donyo Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast transfer to the Airstrip for Tropic Air private charter flight to Nanyuki, departing at 11:15.


11:35 Arrive Nanyuki Airstrip and connect to Safarilink scheduled flight to Nairobi departing at 12:25.


13:20 Arrive Wilson Airport and connect to another Safarilink scheduled flight to Chyulu Hills departing at 12:25.



Ol Donyo Wuas is nestled in the Chyulu Hills, between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks.  Richard Bonham's home, on a quarter million acre Maasai group ranch, offers accommodation in four cottages and a beautiful, centrally position mess/dining room.  All the cottages are uniquely decorated making the most of local materials and have open fronts leading out to the verandah and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro beyond.  As an exciting and beautiful destination, few places can compare with Ol Donyo Wuas.  The open plains, rolling Chyulu Hills and snow-capped Kilimanjaro invoke images of Africa as it was at the turn of the last century.   A range of activities are available including horse riding, bush walks, day and night game drives, and walks to explore the volcanic hills.


Enjoy a late afternoon game viewing activity.

Day 8
Chyulu Hills, Kenya
oL Donyo Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Chyulu Hills in your early morning and afternoon game drives. Also available are guided bushwalks, night drives, hiking, horse riding (for all guests, novice to professional), mountain biking, tracking, conservation and community out-reach programmes, wildlife viewing in a open air hide and sleep outs on private “star beds”.


 

Day 9
Chyulu Hills, Kenya
oL Donyo Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day to explore the Chyulus.

Day 10
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Chyulu Hills, Kenya
Sanctuary Olonana Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast transfer to the Airstrip for Safarilink scheduled flight to Nairobi, departing at 08:30.

 

09:50 Met on arrival and assisted to connect to another Safarilink scheduled flight to Maasai Mara, departing at 10:00.


11:00 Met on arrival by your Sanctuary Olonana driver/guide and transferred to the camp with game viewing en route.


Sanctuary Olonana is a small exclusive camp located on a private stretch of the Mara River, at the foot of the impressive Siria Escarpment.  Accommodation is in fourteen huge canvas pavilions with en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling mosquito netting,  solar lighting and large verandas overlooking the river where the hippos wallow.   The main dining room and veranda also command views over the Mara River and offer the perfect setting for after dinner star gazing. There is a swimming pool and our mini-spa is a treat, here, in the middle of the African bush, guests can experience traditional African remedies alongside French marine therapies from Thalgo.  


A wide range of activities are offered including game drives, bush walks, sundowners and bush meals. Olonana works closely with a local Maasai village and visitors to the village get an insight into the traditional way of life of the Maasai tribe.  


Conservation is integral to everything Sanctuary Retreats do and at Olonana an innovative wetlands system allows for used water to be recycled naturally before it is returned to the environment. Our tree-planting project gives guests an opportunity to plant a tree and leave a positive mark on a piece of Africa


This afternoon take a game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara, a reserve abundant in plains game, predators and a myriad of birds.

Day 11
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Sanctuary Olonana Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day exploring the Mara on scheduled morning and afternoon game viewing drive.

 

The jewel in Africa's crown, Maasai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife.  Her 1,510 square kilometres of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers creates an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra.  Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators. The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July-September and at this time nature's dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn.


Day 12
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Sanctuary Olonana Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend another day exploring the Mara on scheduled morning and afternoon game viewing drive. There is an option for an early morning balloon safari ride (extra costs).

Day 13
Nairobi, Kenya
Maasai Mara, Kenya
None Breakfast

Enjoy your last game drive in the Maasai Mara. After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for Safarilink scheduled flight to Wilson Airport, departing at 11:00.


12:20 Arrive at Wilson Airport, met and transferred to Hemingways Hotel.


Rest of the day is free with lunch and dinner under own arrangements.


Later transter to the airport for your departure flight

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By: Murf


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2014

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya, especially Fiona and Benton, ensured that our trip to Kenya was an unforgettable experience.  My sister and I went to Kenya to visit animal orphanages. Abercrombie & Kent Kenya met us at the Nairobi airport and made the entire trip a seamless experience.   Abercrombie & Kent Kenya staff drove us to our destinations, took us on game drives and delivered us to our flights. Abercrombie & Kent Kenya's staff brought a wealth of information including knowledge about the animals, history and culture.  I would not hesitate to recommend Abercrombie & Kent Kenya.  The company and staff ensured that our trip was amazing.    
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By: laurarobi


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! I feel like I attended a semester in college, I learned so much on safari. Our guides were great, accommodations were excellent and connections flawless. Patricia, in Nairobi, was especially fun and extremely helpful. You have a real gem in her! I will recommend your company any time!
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By: Jim H


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2017

A&K put together, along with my Travel Advisor, a custom 8 week long tour of Africa for me involving 8 countries. It was a great trip. It covered everything I had wanted to see and more, providing great variety. The travel arrangements all worked smoothly, The accommodations, guides, excursions provided were all first rate. I've used A&K on many trips before. This was probably the most complicated one they have organized for me and I am delighted with how smoothly it went.
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