11 Days beyond Wilderness

11 DAYS BEYOND WILDERNESS SAFARI TOUR

Revel in iconic 11 Days beyond Wilderness – Amboseli, Samburu, Meru, Maasai Mara safari Tour package for an exhilarating wildlife adventure.
10 Nights/11 Days beyond Wilderness features – 1 Night Nairobi, 2 nights Amboseli Np, 2 nights Samburu NR, 2 nights Meru, & 3 nights Masai Mara NR highlights unforgettable journey experience combining top wildlife safari parks in Kenya.

The 11 Days beyond Wilderness – Amboseli, Samburu, Meru, Maasai Mara Tour package for wildlife enthusiasts. Delve deeper into the African Kenya bush on the wide-open plains of the Amboseli National Park, with the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro at the backdrop.

Get off the common beaten tracks. Get to explore the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which is one of Kenya’s oldest safari venture, home to a number of endangered species including rhino.
As a private conservancy, Lewa bids an expansive range of activities including game drives, walking safaris, horseback safaris and camel rides.

On this The 11 Days beyond Wilderness – Amboseli, Samburu, Meru, Maasai Mara Tour package, delight in an adventure to Samburu National Reserve, a rugged, semi-desert situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Be captivated in Meru National Park where Joy Adamson raised and released the lioness, Elsa – the subject of the international best-seller, and Academy award-winning film ‘Born Free’.
Kenya’s most famous safari destination in this ten nights/11 Days beyond Wilderness – Amboseli, Samburu, Meru, Maasai Mara Tour package, is the Masai Mara National Park.

The masai Mara National Park is the iconic finale to your adventure. Savour spectacular landscapes textured with rolling hills where crimson-clad Maasai warriors tend their herds among vast numbers of resident wildlife.

Here teeming gatherings of Africa’s classic wildlife take part in the greatest spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration, that culminates from July to September – an utterly breathtaking sight!

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY: 1 | ARRIVAL, TRANSFER MACUSHLA HOUSE

On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be warmly met by our representative who will transfer you into the vibrant Nairobi. Spend the night at Macushla House. Founded by an Irish family, Macushla House offers the amenities of a hotel in a personal and warm home environment. With two cozy lounges, a large covered verandah and a swimming pool nestled within a lush garden, this will be the perfect place to unwind after a long day of travel.

Depending on your arrival time and energy level, it may be of interest to explore the neighborhood before joining the lodge for dinner. The hotel is located within walking distance of Giraffe Manor, a conservation site for the Rothschild Giraffe. Here, you can visit an iconic colonial house – currently operating as a lodge – in addition to visiting the AFEW Giraffe Center.

Alternatively, the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is only a short drive away, and gives visitors the opportunity to watch the adorable orphaned baby elephants interact with their caregivers and each other twice daily. For those interested in absorbing some Kenyan history and culture, the Karen Blixen and Nairobi Museums are only a short drive away, as are a number of craft centers. You will return to the lodge in time for a fresh and local evening meal, served within an intimate dining room, before returning to your private suite for the evening.

DAYS: 2-3 | AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to Wilson Airport, where you will board a flight to Amboseli National Park. On arrival you will be met and assisted to transfer to Kilima Safari Camp. Kilima safari camp is located in the Amboseli National Park, next to the Kimana Gate Park entrance. The camp is set out on a 420 acre site with spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Kimana area of Amboseli is famous for its large elephant population. Clients can enjoy great game viewing from their tents which face the animal water pools and all public areas and guest rooms are set towards Mount Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli National Park is one of the best known wildlife destinations in Kenya, primarily for excellent sightings of elephant in the big marshy area and the magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Observation Hill offers the best vistas). Chase the perfect sight of a massive gathering of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Adventures include twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles, walks in the conservancy (led by expert Maasai guides), cultural tours and decadent bush breakfasts.

DAYS: 4-5 | MERU NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will be driven to the airstrip for your flight to Meru National Park. Made famous by conservationist Joy Adamson and the film based on her book “Born Free”, Meru National Park features 13 rivers and supports a wide range of diverse habitats. A paradise for bird watchers, there are several rare bird species found here. In the unspoilt and rugged landscape of Meru, enjoy game drives, safari walks or a cultural visit to the local community. Or why not try your hand at fishing in one of the many rivers.

You will be assisted to check in at Elsa’s Kopje. Barely visible on approach, Elsa’s Kopje blends seamlessly into its surrounds. Perched high on top of Mughwango Hill, this superb lodge stands as tribute to Elsa, the orphaned lioness made famous in the movie Born Free. Charming cottages are crafted around the natural features of the hill, each with a spacious bedroom, open sitting rooms, ensuite bathroom and large veranda with breath-taking views of the savannah below. Elsa’s Private House – with double rooms, a sitting room, veranda and plunge pool – is ideal for families.

The menu is Northern Italian, peppered with both local and international dishes, accompanied by freshly baked bread, crisp salads and locally grown vegetables. Lamp-lit pathways lead towards guest areas that include an open bar, sitting room and dining area, with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains. Adventures include game drives, guided nature walks, bush meals, excursions to the Tana River and cultural visits to a local village.

DAYS: 6-7 | SAMBURU & BUFFALO SPRINGS

After breakfast you will be driven to the airstrip where your flight will be awaiting to take you to Samburu, Sasaab Camp. Looking out over the Laikipia Plateau and the distinctive peak of Mount Kenya, Sasaab Camp features a Moroccan-style design that makes the most of the river breezes. Just nine individual cottages feature elegant four poster beds, extra large open-air bathrooms and private plunge pools, as well as spacious verandas that look out over herds of elephant bathing in the river.

Built into the hillside, the camp’s main swimming pool boasts views over the cooling river waters. Invigorating treatments using an assortment of natural Kenyan ingredients are available at the camp’s spa. For hands-on pampering, in-room massages and beauty treatments will invigorate guests. Adventures include twice-daily game drives (including spotlit night drives), walking safaris along the river or in the grasslands, day trips to the Samburu Reserve, mountain biking and cultural excursions.

Enjoy twice daily game drives where you might see huge majestic elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah and all of the ‘special five’ which include the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. In the hot and arid lowlands of the Northern districts of Kenya, featuring doum palms and over 450 species of birds, there are interesting experiences to keep you fascinated over the next day or two. Visit a Samburu community and learn about their way of life and culture. Take a camel safari, or even spend the night under the stars in a fly camp. Or enjoy your camp, overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, where the world melts away.

DAYS: 8-10 | MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

After breakfast, you will transfer to a local airstrip, where you will catch a flight to Maasai mara Game Reserve. You will be met and transferred to &Beyond Bateleur Camp. – Set amongst the forest at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley) in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, is the classic and elegant Bateleur Camp. Comprised of just two intimate camps of nine tented suites each and a family tent; each elegant tent, with its own private butler and housekeeper reflects the ambiance and glamour of Kenyan explorers of old. Slip into a world of hardwood floors, polished silver and copper bathtubs juxtaposed against the romance of the open Mara plains, with their abundant herds of wildlife. Beautifully handcrafted artefacts, fine antiques, leather buttoned Chesterfield sofas, books, and crystal and candlelight adorn the comfortable sitting and dining areas.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is arguably Kenya’s premier wildlife sanctuary, a staggering untouched natural park comprising sprawling emerald pastures, rugged rocky outcrops, and dense viridian forests. Furthermore, Masai Mara is home to the world’s ultimate wildlife spectacle, the Great Migration. Should you travel to Masai Mara during the appropriate time of year, you will have the fortune of witnessing this impressive natural display in which millions of wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, and other creatures sprint across the Serengeti towards the greener plains of Kenya while many predators seek kills during the chaos.

DAY: 10 | FLY WILSON, DEPARTURE

Breakfast. You will thereafter be transferred to the airstrip for your maiden flight to Wilson airport Nairobi. Marking the end of another memorable tour. Lunch will be on own arrangements, therafter transfer to JKIA for your onward flight.

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