Day 1: Macushla House, Nairobi
Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the rustic charm and modern comforts of this delightful hotel, set in the forested outskirts of Nairobi. Relax by the swimming pool or just rest and enjoy the sunshine, or perhaps visit the neighboring Giraffe Sanctuary
Day 2: Elsa's Kopje, Meru National Par
06:30am, transfer to Wilson Airport to catch the 07:45 am scheduled flight to Meru National Park. On arrival at 08:45 am, you will be met by a driver-guide and taken to the lodge. Made famous by the film “Born Free” and George Adamson’s lions, the lodge and its 9 cottages are invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje. Settle in and relax by the swimming pool before lunch. After an early afternoon siesta at the poolside or on your own panoramic verandah, enjoy an extended afternoon game drive.
Overnight Elsa’s Kopje, B,L,D
Day 3: Elsa's Kopje
Take an early morning guided walk in the bush to work up your appetite or take an extended game drive with picnic breakfast to explore the many rivers transecting the park. We may come across basking Hippo’s and Crocodiles. Return to lodge for lunch. Late afternoon sundowners in the park before a dusk game drive home. Overnight Elsa’s Kopje., B,L,D
Day 4: Elsa’s Kopje
The untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is renowned for its Elephant herds, rare northern endemic species with fantastic flora and changing terrain. We can also search for big cats and the elusive Rhino’s.
Overnight Elsa’s Kopje, B,L,D.
Day 5: Sambueu Interpids, Samburu National Reserve
Depart on the scheduled flight at 08:45. On arrival at Samburu airstrip your driver/guide will meet you and transfer you to camp. After lunch take a late afternoon game drive, returning to camp for dinner. The camp is set in the riverine forests on the life sustaining Ewaso Nyiro River and guests can watch the wildlife drink at dawn and dusk from their own tents.
Overnight Samburu Intrepids, B,L,D.
Day 6: Samburu Interpids
Spend the day exploring this savagely beautiful, arid ecosystem. Famous also for its endemic species like Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Oryx and Gerenuk, the river is an arterial lifeline for the abundant wildlife.
Overnight Samburu Intrepids, B,L,D
Day 7: Elephant Pepper Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
After an early breakfast transfer to the airstrip to catch the 09:15 flight to the Masai Mara. Your driver / guide will meet you at the airstrip and transfer you to camp with game viewing enroute. Relax and soak up the sights and sounds of the bush in the world’s most spectacular wildlife region. After lunch and a siesta take a late afternoon game drive or an accompanied walk with the camp professional guides.
Elephant Pepper Camp
This traditional safari camp is idyllic; shaded by an indigenous forest of mature trees the camp looks out on an endless vista of plains game and the open plains characteristic of the world’s most sought after game reserve. The 8 traditional safari tents are very comfortable and spacious with en-suite hot showers and flush toilets.
Evenings by the campfire overlooking the plains, lit only by the soft glow of hurricane lamps and dinner under the stars are a special feature. Here you leave the modern world behind and relax with nature, no generators, no vehicles passing, just the sights and sounds of the bush.
Overnight Elephant Pepper Camp, B,L,D.
Day 8: Elephant Pepper Camp, Maasai Mara National Reserve
The daily ritual of game tracking on foot or from a vehicle is addictive. The light here is superb and the views are stunning. Spend your days exploring the wilderness, watching and listening. Bush breakfast, sundowners and evenings by the campfire after dinner, lit by soft lanterns, make this a magical experience.
Overnight Elephant Pepper Camp, B,L,D.
Day 9: Elephant Pepper Camp
Elephant Pepper Camp is idyllically set in an indigenous forest area off the beaten track and the 8 luxury en-suite tents are surrounded by the Mara’s prolific wildlife. The day will be spent exploring the Mara on game drives. Overnight Elephant Pepper Camp, B,L,D.
Day 10: Depature
After a last game drive in the Masai Mara, catch the 11:00 flight back to Nairobi. Our driver will transfer you to your Nairobi hotel or to the international airport for your journey home, B
Tour Cost Includes:
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Macushla House
- Full board accommodation at Elsa’s Kopje, Samburu Intrepids & Elephant Pepper Camp
- All drinks (except champagne) at Elephant Pepper Camp only
- Nairobi transfers
- Game drives in 4X4 vehicles
- Escorted game walks at The Elephant Pepper Camp
- Bush meals & sundowners at Elephant Pepper Camp
- Air Kenya scheduled flights as per itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Airstrip transfers
- Membership to the Flying Doctors’ Society
- Laundry except at Macushla House & Samburu Intrepids
Tour Cost Excludes:
- All items of a personal nature
- All drinks at Macushla House, Elsa’s Kopje and Samburu Intrepids
- Any activities not included in the itinerary
- International flights and visa fees
Cost: From US $ 2500 per person