A Week of Wildlife

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A Week of Wildlife

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On this 7 night break, enjoy sundowners looking at Mount Kilimanjaro, explore the remoteness of the Samburu National Reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle, and drive across the sun-baked plains of the Masai Mara, where every game drive will give you an exciting wildlife encounter. It is a week filled with wildlife from start to end.

You start your safari adventure with a flight to Amboseli National Park. With a spectacular backdrop of the snowy peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Amboseli National Park is most famous for its elephant population, where herds of up to 100 can be found drinking at one of the swampy springs that filter up through the rock from an endless underground water supply directly from Kili's ice cap. The bull elephants in particular have incredibly long tusks. Also on game drives, you can hopefully encounter buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, impala and warthog. Not surprisingly, never far away from these herds of grazers are lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena and serval cat. The birdlife is also extremely good, with over 400 bird species recorded, including over 40 birds of prey.

Another light aircraft flight will take you up to Samburu, where you will stay in a luxury tented camp with views over a wildlife-rich riverbank. Herds of elephants and the big cats roam the plains with the Samburu Five - the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and the long necked gerenuk - unique species that are only found in this area. Enjoy bush breakfasts and dinners under the stars, and visits to the local Samburu villages can also be arranged if you would like to supplement your wildlife adventure with a cultural interaction.

Finally, another flight takes you to down to the Masai Mara, and to another tented camp, this time overlooking the Talek River. The camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing, with large local populations of plains game, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and all the big cats. In 2004, some 75% of the footage for the BBC’s famous Big Cat Diary was shot in the vicinity of the camp. Mara Intrepids is also only a short drive from the Mara River, where over a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: A Week of Wildlife

Countries Visited: Kenya


Day 1

Arrive into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

After you have had your passports stamped by the Immigrations Officer, proceed to the Baggage Hall to collect your luggage and then go through Customs and exit the building onto the street outside, where our representative will be just outside waiting to meet you, holding a signboard displaying your name. He will introduce you to your driver and you will then be transferred to the nearby Wilson Airport, where you will check in for your morning flight to the Amboseli National Park.

Safarilink Flight Number 11: Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 08:15 to Amboseli Airstrip, arriving at 08:55

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on a 5,000 acre private conservation area 12 km south east of Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa's largest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. One of the biggest advantages of Satao Elerai Camp is that being located on its own private conservation area guests staying here have the chance to view wildlife in private surroundings as well as on daily game drives into the Amboseli National Park itself. The camp also offers the chance to enjoy spectacular bush sundowners, night game drives and game walks on the conservancy, activities that are not available to the lodges located within the National Park.

Amboseli National Park

2 nights at Satao Elerai Camp


Day 3

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight back to Nairobi Wilson.

Safarilink Flight Number 12: Fly from Amboseli Airstrip departing at 09:05 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 09:50

You will be assisted to connect with your onward flight to Samburu.

Safarilink Flight Number 23: Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:20 to Samburu/Lewa Downs Airstrip, arriving at 11:30

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp, arriving in time for lunch. Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. The tented luxury camp is a delight to be in - deliciously cooled by the river breeze and the forest. The camp sits on raised decks overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river's banks.


Day 5

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to the Masai Mara.

Safarilink Flight Number 31: Fly from Samburu/Lewa Downs Airstrip departing at 09:30 to Masai Mara Airstrip, arriving at 11:00

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp, arriving in time for lunch. Mara Intrepids overlooks the Talek River and enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world's best-known wilderness. Over the next few days you will depart on morning and afternoon game drives with fellow guests across the plains. The Masai Mara is an all-year-round safari destination, offering regular sightings of the Big Five members (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino) as well as a huge variety of plains game and birds.


Day 8

This morning you will depart for your last game drive across the plains, returning for a leisurely breakfast. You will then need to check out of your room, but you can relax around the main guest areas until it is time for lunch (own account). After lunch, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight back to Nairobi Wilson airport.

Safarilink Flight Number 04: Fly from Masai Mara Airstrip departing at 16:00 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 17:30

Arrive at Nairobi Wilson Airport, collect your luggage and make your way into the Arrivals Hall. You will be met by your driver who will be holding a signboard displaying your name, and transferred to the nearby Ole Sereni Hotel, where you can enjoy an early dinner (own account).

You will be collected and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, arriving in time to check in for your international flight back home.

 
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Holiday Title: A Week of Wildlife

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 7 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

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