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The Wildlife of Kenya

The Wildlife of Kenya

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The Wildlife of Kenya

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This safari and beach combo offers an excellent chance of seeing Kenya's wildlife including big cats and rhino as you journey to not one but 4 iconic safari destinations over 7 nights.  You then stay 5 nights at the beach where the idyllic Indian Ocean provides warm, hospitable waters teeming with marine life.

You start your adventure one night at Nairobi Tented Camp in the Nairobi National Park. Bordering the capital city of Nairobi, Nairobi National Park is one of Africa's smallest National Parks and one of the only National Parks in the world to be in such close proximity to a city centre. It boasts a large and varied wildlife population which roam the wide open grass plains against a backdrop of city scrapers. The Park is home to one of Kenya's most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries with the world's highest concentration of black rhinoceros. The wetland areas are abundant with birdlife boasting over 400 bird species.

Then you take a light aircraft to the Amboseli National Park, where you'll stay in the tented Gold eco-rated Porini Amboseli Camp in the Selenkay Conservancy. The conservancy is just north of the Park itself and the land is leased from the local Maasai with the aim of protecting the wildlife habitat and encouraging wildlife conservation. The conservancy is home to an array of wildlife such as elephant, gazelle, lion, giraffe cheetah, leopard, mongoose, porcupine, yellow baboon and bat-eared fox. Visitors can enjoy close encounters with the resident wildlife here on day and night game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle led by an experienced and knowledgeable Maasai guide.

You will also head into the Amboseli National Park itself for a game drive. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants as well as other wildlife species such as Masaai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah

You then fly to Porini Rhino Camp in the northern part of Kenya. Situated in the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, this is also home to Najin and Fatu - the last northern white rhinos left in the world - who were moved to Kenya from the Czech Republic in 2009 and now live in the 700-acre northern white rhino enclosure. The enclosure (additional activity/cost) is open to visitors twice daily, at 08:30 and 16:00, where you can meet the northern whites and learn more about their history, what it takes to protect them, and what Ol Pejeta is doing to try and save this subspecies.

You then fly down to the Masai Mara and onto Porini Mara Camp which is situated in the private Ol Kinyei Conservancy. The area is famous for seeing big cats as well as a host of other wildlife. Enjoy exploring the expansive plains here on daily morning and afternoon guided game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle and take in the great scenery as well as the amazing wildlife. There is also the opportunity to go on a guided bush walk or visit a local Masaai village community to give you an insight into the Maasai culture and way of life.

Finally, you head back to Nairobi and fly to the beach for 5 nights of beach bliss. Fringed by swaying palm trees on one side and the warm Indian Ocean on the other, the white beaches along Kenya's coastline are the perfect holiday beach destination. The shoreline is lined with coral reefs, making this also an ideal spot for watersport and diving enthusiasts alike.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: The Wildlife of Kenya

Countries Visited: Kenya

Day 1

Arrive into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

After you have had your passports stamped by the Immigrations Officer, proceed to the Baggage Hall to collect your luggage and then go through Customs and exit the building onto the street outside, where our representative will be waiting to meet you, holding a signboard displaying your name. He will introduce you to your driver and you will then be transferred to Porini Amboseli Camp - a journey of about 4-5 hours by road.

Deep within a riverine forest, just minutes from Nairobi City, you will find a true wilderness experience. Nairobi Tented Camp offers a safari experience filled with sightings of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland, impala and other antelopes, as well as an excellent chance of seeing rhino (both black rhino and white rhino are present in the Park), lion and if you are very lucky, the elusive leopard. This offers a superb alternative to staying in a hotel in the busy city centre.

Day 2

After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Wilson Airport where you will check in for your short flight to Amboseli.

Safarilink 13 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 07:30 to Amboseli Airstrip, arriving at 08:30

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Porini Amboseli Camp, situated 10 miles north of Amboseli National Park in the Selenkay Conservancy. Selenkay shares the same eco-system as Amboseli and this pioneering conservancy is an important wildlife dispersal area for wildlife moving out of the Park. The conservancy has no more than one tent per 700 acres and about one vehicle per 1,400 acres. This exclusive conservancy ensures the best possible game viewing in proper off-road safari vehicles away from other tourist vehicles and minibuses. During a 2 night stay here you can enjoy shared safari game drives with excellent guides in the Selenkay Conservancy, a full day game drive (with picnic lunch) in the Amboseli National Park to get close to the elephants and other wildlife, an escorted walk with Masai warriors to visit an authentic Masai village, as well as night safari game drives in the Selenkay Conservancy to seek out the nocturnal animals.

Amboseli National Park

2 nights at Porini Amboseli Camp

Day 4

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight back to Nairobi.

Safarilink 012 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Amboseli Airstrip departing at 09:05 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 09:50

You will be assisted with the connection to your next flight to Nanyuki.

Safarilink 023 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:20 to Nanyuki Airport, arriving at 11:00

You will be met and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp, located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. As well as game drives in the conservancy, you will also be able to enjoy additional activities (optional and at an additional cost) such as a visit to the Endangered Species Boma which has the last two remaining Northern White Rhino and also do some lion tracking.

Day 6

After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight down to the Masai Mara.

Safarilink 031 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Nanyuki Airport departing at 09:15 to Masai Mara Airstrip, arriving at 11:00

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Ol Kinyei Conservancy was the first community conservancy of it's kind set up in 2005 and every tent pays to secure 700 acres with the vehicles being limited to no more than one vehicle per 1,400 acres. Guests staying at the Porini Mara Camp have exclusive access to this conservancy. A large lion pride with over 20 males, females and cubs as well as several leopards have territories within the conservancy and are often sighted by guests on evening or early morning drives. Cheetahs are frequently seen and it is not rare to come across large numbers of giraffe as well as Cape buffalo and elephants. This is also a great location from which to observe the Great Wildebeest Migration (generally July to October).

Day 8

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight back to Nairobi.

Safarilink 002 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Masai Mara Airstrip departing at 11:00 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 12:20

Safarilink 55 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 14:00 to Diani Airport, arriving at 15:15

You will be met and transferred to your beach hotel.

Chale Island is a small romantic island situated 600 meters off the Kenyan coast mainland. The island is divided into two parts - the resort and the sacred forest or "kaya". The resort lies in 15 acres of indigenous ancient forest, with a stunning 10,000 square meter white sand bay which is protected by a vibrant coral reef. The combination of white beach, tropical plants, laid back island flair and Kenyan hospitality is what dreams are made of.

Day 13

You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.

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Holiday Title: The Wildlife of Kenya

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