GE ECO 019 Classic Camps of Kenya

CLASSIC CAMPS OF KENYA

Day1: Nairobi

Arrive at the Airport, met by a Representative from Beyond Safaris and be transferred to House of wane/Hogmead Nairobi-BB

 

Day 2 –Nairobi -Tsavo

Safarilink schedule or private charter to the Chyulu Hills from Wilson airport in the morning where you will be met by your guides, Patrick and Nicola, who will be accompanying you for the next five days. After lunch and a siesta you can go for an afternoon ride to choose your horses and get a feel for them and the terrain. The first evening is usually spent in the comfort of Ol Donyo Wuas lodge.

Ol Donyo Wuas lies in the foothills of the Chyulu Range, halfway between Tsavo and Amboseli in a concession area of 300,000 acres, communal Masai owned land, which is also part of the Amboseli eco-system.

The open plains, rolling Chyulu Hills and snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro invoke images of Africa as it was in the earlier part of the last century; abundant game and Masai herdsmen living as nature determined they should in this unspoilt corner of Kenya.

The lodge consists of eight cottages and a beautiful, centrally positioned mess/dining room. All cottages have en-suite bathrooms, electric lighting and a veranda with panoramic views of the plains and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Richard and Anna Vivian are your hosts and a friendly crew of Kenyans is there to organize the daily activities, to ensure everything runs smoothly, and to provide high standards of cuisine and personal service.

Day 3: Tsavo

Full day in Tsavo with morning and afternoon game viewing

Oldonyo Wuas Lodge FB

Activities:

  • Game drives in open Land Rovers. Either full or half day and night drives.
  • Horse riding – there are 10 horses for morning, evening and all day rides.
  • There is a selection of horses for beginners and experienced riders.
  • Walking in spectacular open plains, acacia woodland and volcanic hills.
  • Cultural visits to Masai Villages.
  • Picnic bush breakfasts and bush dinners.
  • Game viewing from blinds built over water holes.

Day 4: Tsavo-Nairobi-Shompole

After breakfast prepare for the transfer to the airstrip to connect your morning flight to Nairobi. You will be met by our Driver Guide and then proceed to Shompole Lodge by road.

Dinner and overnight –Shompole Lodge FB

Shompole is located in Southern Kenya close to the Tanzanian border near soda Lakes Natron and Magadi, in the Great Rift Valley, 120 kms south of Nairobi. The 35,000 acre conservancy, surrounded by 140,000 acres of Shompole Group Ranch provides a dispersal area for wildlife.

Situated on the side of the Nguruman escarpment, the lodge is positioned ideally to make the most of both an incredible view and the cool breeze.

 

Shompole Lodge is the figurehead of a partnership between a private safari company and the Maasai of Shompole Group Ranch aimed at encouraging the conservation of wildlife and habitat of the area. The area is home to many species of animals and bird life and includes one of the most ecologically diverse areas in Africa.

Shompole’s 6 rooms, 4 doubles and 2 twins all are en-suite, are constructed with naturally occurring white quartz stone and pale thatch. With privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind, each room consists of a cool-pool and informal sitting area, a bathroom with a view and a specially designed tent bedroom that includes vast windows and a high-canopied roof. The main lounge and dining area are of a high thatch roof overlooking Mount Shompole and the Great Rift Valley. Five minutes walk away further up the hill, Little Shompole has 2 executive suites both en-suite.

Day 5: Shompole

Spend full day in Shompole doing activities

Dinner and overnight –Shompole Lodge FB

Activities:

ü  The variety of landscape available at Shompole allows for a great range of activities from early morning and evening walks, river trips, picnics, sundowner visits to Lake Natron to see the flamingos, night drives (and nights spent out in romantic fly-camps).

ü  The skills of the Maasai guides and trackers play an important part in the experience we offer. Activities are unscheduled and organized according to the preferences of our guests.

ü  Guests will also have ample time to relax and enjoy the facilities of the lodge itself.

Day 6: Shompole-Nairobi-Masai Mara

Early Morning breakfast and depart by road to Nairobi. Drop off at the airport to connect the afternoon flight to Masai Mara. Arrive in the afternoon and proceed for a game viewing drive on the way to the camp.

Dinner and Overnight-Basecamp Masai mara FB

A different safari camp!

Basecamp Masai Mara is different from most other places in Africa due to our close cooperation with the Maasai. Our cultural and social commitment and the environmental work we do at the camp and in its surroundings all serve to offer you access to stimulating conversation, unanticipated experiences and true wisdom.

Basecamp is first and foremost a place to relax and explore, but it is also a meeting place where you can become involved at a far deeper level. Here, you are more than a guest.

When you arrive at Masai Mara and meet the colorful people, experience the incredible wildlife, the wide open savannah and the sound of a hundred thousand gnus on the move, you know in your heart that this is one of the most special places left on the planet.

Ecotourism

This is a place we, together with the Maasai, help to protect; through ecological operation -such as the use of dry toilets, recycling of waste, solar energy and similar methods -as well as through substantial support for important community projects.

Close to the Maasai People

Our Maasai friends are an unforgettable part of the Basecamp experience. Surrounded by wild animals, a walk through the bush in the company of a watchful Masai warrior offers a unique opportunity of getting close to nature.

Day 7-9: Maasai Mara

Spend full days in Masai mara with game drives and other activities as provided by the camp. Activities are done at an extra cost. See some of the activities below.

Dinner and Overnight –Basecamp Masai Mara FB

Game drives at the camp

Big Moses in the Queen – one of our classic Landcruisers

 

Walking safaris, Cultural activities, Visit to tree plantations, Local School etc

 

Day 10: Masai Mara-Nairobi

Breakfast and depart to the Airport for your flight to Nairobi.

You will be met by our Representative and then be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta airport for your flight home.

 

Includes:

  • Accommodation Bed and Breakfast Nairobi and Full board in all the camps
    internal flights, game viewing, conservation (park) fees, meals as shown, transfers, Flying Doctors evacuation cover within Kenya

 

At Oldonyo Wuas camp-Soft drinks, House wine, beer, laundry ,
At Shompole Lodge– Soft drinks, House wine, beer, laundry, water ,Guided walks, night game drives, mountain biking, bush meals
At Basecamp Masai Mara camp- Soft drinks, House wine, beer, camp walk are inclusive in the price

 

Not included:

Personal expenses

Tips, Insurance or cancellation insurance

Visa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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