Cape to Cairo
Where Kenya excels is in the top safari lodges and guiding that is available. With a long tradition in scientific wildlife conservation and the safari hospitality for which it is famous, Kenya's private safari lodges and specialist guiding can be matched in few places. Of particular interest are the private ranches and lodges in the Laikipia region.
This page offers some of the specialty things we can put together, using such well-known guiding companies as:
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OL DONYO WUAS – CHYULU HILLS, KENYA - $2300 per person sharing
*Private air charter from
Wilson Airport, Nairobi to Chyulus - return
Day 1. Flight from Wilson to Ol Donyo Wuas arriving in time for lunch. At 4pm depart on a game drive to the Kopjes where we have sundowners. After sunset, we return to the Lodge on a night game drive when we should see nocturnal animals such as Bat-eared Foxes, Genet Cats, Serval Cats, Spring Hares, Civet Cats and possibly Leopard.
Day 2. After an early breakfast at the Lodge we leave for day trip into the Chyulu Hills. The track is rough as very few cars use this area and it takes you from 3000ft ASL (the Lodge) up to 7,000 ft ASL. The terrain varies dramatically as you climb through different vegetation zones; forests and rolling grasslands littered with wild flowers. Generally there is not much game in the hills apart from Hartebeest, Eland and Buffalo but this is mre than compensated for by the uninterrupted views across Tsavo to the east and Kilimanjaro to the south. After a picnic lunch in a shady glade in the moist forest on the peaks, you drop down to Lake Empakai, an oasis on the dusty semi-arid plains. In this area there is some of the densest concentration of wildlife on the ranch that are attracted by the water. The route back to the Lodge brings you through a rugged lava flow that is estimated to be only 300 years old and is a refuge for Elephant. Again very dramatic country.
Day 3. We leave after breakfast for a full day excursion to Amboseli National Park. The drive is approximately one and half hours and the day is spent following the swamp shores where there is probably some of the best elephant viewing in Africa, with herds of sometimes 300 congregating in the swamps, so unperturbed by humans that they allow one to move amongst them as though you are invisible. In addition, the swamps draw a huge diversity of bird life and plains game. After a picnic lunch, we drive back to the Lodge, arriving at sunset.
Day 4. No safari in Africa is complete without the experience of a night out in the bush under canvas, or better still, under the stars. The camp is lightweight but comfortable and positioned and set up by crew consisting of a cook, driver, waiters and led by an experienced guide. You have the choice of getting to the camp either by horseback, walking or driving and you generally will arrive in time for lunch.
After lunch and a siesta you go out again for a game drive, returning to camp at sunset for a hot shower and drinks and dinner around the camp fire.
Day 5. Leaving camp in the morning, you will take a picnic lunch to our game viewing hide that overlooks a game watering hole. This waterhole is at its busiest during the hot midday hours and provides a very memorable experience sitting quietly watching the comings and goings at the waterhole. At about 4pm it is time to set out back o the Lodge and it's relative civilisation.
Day 6. After a morning activity of your choice, you depart on your private air charter to your next destination.
13 nights flying safari
Day 1 NAIROBI Upon arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport you will be met and transferred to the Norfolk Hotel for overnight, bed and breakfast
Day 2 Transfer to Nairoibi Wilson Airport for scheduled flight to Lewa Downs and transfer to Borana Lodge
Days 2-4 2 nights at Borana Lodge - Laikipia
Day 4 flight from Lewa to Samburu upon arrival met and transfer to Elephant Watch Lodge
Days 4-6 2 nights at Elephant Watch Lodge - Samburu
Day 6 transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Masai Mara. Met and transfer to Cottar's Camp
Days 6-9 3 ngihts at Cottar's Camp Masai Mara
Day 9 transfer to Mara Airstrip for charter flight to Chyulu Hills
Days 9-11 2 nights at Ol Donyo Wuas - Chyulu Hills
Days 11 charter flight from Chyulu Hills to Wilson airport, Nairobi for scheduled flight to Kiwayu
Days 11-14 3 nights at Kiwayu
Day 14 Return flight to Nairobi
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