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11 Days Wings Over Kenya Flying Safari

11 DAY, FLYING SAFARI.

Trip highlights: The elephants of amboseli, night game drives in the lewa wildlife conservancy and the famous maasai mara. accommodations are in luxurious, small permanent tented camps and your wildlife activities are led by camp guides and trackers who have intimate knowledge of the areas you will visit.

DAY 1 - NAIROBI  

Arrive into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today. After clearing customs you will be met and transferred to Nairobi’s famous Norfolk Hotel. Dating from Kenya’s colonial days, the Norfolk is a landmark in Nairobi, rich in history and recently fully refurbished. There are several restaurants, a pool, salon, news-stand, and gift shops. Spend the rest of your day relaxing or venture into downtown Nairobi for some shopping. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Hotel: The Norfolk Hotel

DAY 2 - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK          

This morning you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for the scheduled 7:30am flight to Amboseli National Park. You will be met at the airstrip and depart on your first game drive en-route to Tortillis Camp. Tortillis is a luxury tented lodge situated on the edge of the Amboseli National Park in a 30,000 acre private reserve.. The 15 tents are large and luxurious, with king-sized beds and en-suite facilities sheltered. Each tent has a huge thatched roof that extends over a large verandah. The camp has magnificent views of Mt Kilimanjaro and is know for it wonderful food. After lunch there will be an afternoon game drive until dusk.

Amboseli National Park supports a wide range of wildlife particularly elephants roaming in large herds. With Mt Kilimanjaro in the background it is the scene of many classic African safari shots. A section of the park is a seasonal lake the remainder being swamplands, fed by melting snow from Kilimanjaro, and savannah woodland.

Camp: Tortilis Camp

DAYS 3 - 4: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK    

You have two more full days available for wildlife viewing. In between game drives you may wish to take a guided game walk outside the park or relax at the swimming pool.

Camp: Tortilis Camp

DAY 5 - LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport where you will connect with your flight to the Laikipia Plateau to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Lewa is private wildlife sanctuary, located in the Laikipia region. Here you’ll encounter the northern species as well as plenty of plains game, elephant, buffalo, and the odd predator… all against a stunning backdrop Mt. Kenya on one side and the Matthews Range on the other.

Camp: Lewa Safari Camp

DAYS 6 – 7: LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY     

You have two more days to enjoy the many activities available here Along with day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, you can take walking safaris accompanied by armed trackers, go on a horse back or camel ride, and track rhino with the park rangers.

Camp: Lewa Safari Camp

DAY 8 - MAASAI MARA – COTTARS RESERVE     

After breakfast you will be driven to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to the Maasai Mara. The famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa, providing for wonderful wildlife viewing year round. Known as home of the “big five”, with the rolling Mara grassland plains, woodlands and the Mara and other rivers, the reserve covers an area of 600 sq. miles (1,500 sq. km.) The Mara is well known for the part it plays in the “great migration”. By late July the animals begin entering from Tanzania’s Serengeti. The 200,000 Zebra, 300,000 Thomson Gazelle and 1.3 million Wildebeest following the annual rains and are in the Mara until late October when they head south again. In all 95 mammal, amphibian and reptile species plus 485 species of birds inhabit the Mara eco-system.

After landing at the air strip you will be met met by a Cottar’s 1920’s Camp vehicle and proceed to the renowned Cottar’s Camp. This luxury 1920’s style Mara camp is a return to the original spirit and essence of safari. Set on an exclusive private wildlife concession in the Maasai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem it is untouched by any kind of tourism or development. The camp lies in the cusp of a cedar-covered valley besides the rivulets of a crystal clear spring with panoramic views of rolling hills.

Camp: Cottar's 1920's Camp

DAYS 9 - 10: MAASAI MARA – COTTARS RESERVE         

Today you may be awakened before dawn and set out at sunrise in search of wildlife. The Mara is magical in the morning with the wildlife waking up to greet the day and the early morning light perfect for photography The best of African wildlife abounds and game drives, walks, fishing and swimming will be conducted by Calvin Cottar – who has an unrivalled level of expertise of the land,, flora and fauna. The schedule will be set to match your interests and your pace.

Camp: Cottar's 1920's Camp

DAY 11 - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI   

Depart on an early morning activity, returning to camp for breakfast. Afterwards you will be driven to the airstrip to catch the schedule 11:00am flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport arriving at noon. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to the Norfolk Hotel where you will have use of a day room. The remainder of the days is yours to relax. After dinner you will be met and transferred to the airport to catch your International flight home.

Hotel: The Norfolk Hotel

End of Safari

Package Includes:

- Transport based on a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing

- Park entry fee

- Accommodation and all meals in lodge

- Service of an English-speaking driver guide

- Game drives as per the itinerary

- Government taxes

-Return flight from Nairobi - Mara – Nairobi

                                 

Package Excludes:

-International flight fees

- Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara

(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)

- Tips to driver guides and porter.

- Extras at the lodge - tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc

- Items of personal expenses.

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