Kenya is the home of “safari” and this comprehensive luxury safari visits the country’s “big five” wildlife sanctuaries, Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, and is the ideal safari for the “first timer” to Africa. Enjoy amazing and unhurried game viewing while staying at some outstanding hotels and lodges throughout the country. Two nights are spent at almost every sanctuary with three in the unbeatable Masai Mara, with almost unlimited game viewing, a feature available only with Wildlife Safari. You will also enjoy some of our “Exclusive Experiences” on this safari at no additional cost. Extend to the exotic island of Zanzibar for a few days after your safari.
Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya where you will be met and escorted to the Eka Hotel. A welcome safari briefing by your Wildlife Safari manager followed by an afternoon at leisure at your hotel.
Breakfast and drive to the Amboseli Game Reserve arriving for lunch at the Amboseli Serena Lodge, your luxury safari lodge, facing the snow capped summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Enjoy your first game drive in the Amboseli Game Reserve looking for herds of elephant and other wildlife species.
A dawn game viewing drive just as the sun rises over Kilimanjaro. Return to your lodge for a late breakfast and spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the swimming pool. Another game viewing drive late this afternoon around the lakes and springs fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, home to a multitude of bird and animal species. Amboseli is also well known for its large herds of elephant. You will also be invited to plant your own acacia tree in “The Amboseli Reforestation” project established by Wildlife Safari. Enjoy a special dinner “under the stars” this evening at your safari lodge.
An early breakfast and depart Amboseli, stopping in Nairobi for quick lunch before continuing to the equator, arriving at Ol Pejeta, one of the few private wildlife sanctuaries in the country located on the plains of Mount Kenya. Enjoy a late afternoon game viewing drive in the sanctuary before arriving at your luxury safari camp. Enjoy a full day of game viewing drive, the following day, at Ol Pejeta, once the private property of a former billionaire, is now owned by a conservation organization. It has the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya and is also an important rhino breeding facility. Your luxury tented camp overlooks a floodlit waterhole and the snow capped summit of Mount Kenya in the distance. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the farmhouse dining room.
Today is a non wildlife viewing day as you drive south enjoying spectacular views traversing the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at your safari Lodge in time for Lunch. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Naivasha, Naivasha Simba Lodge features a heated swimming pool, gift shop, a pub and dining hall, along with a 200 person conference facility. There is a lodge Nature and bird walks along the lake are some of the activities offered by the lodge in addition to tennis, biking, a fitness centre with the latest techno gym equipment, massage, sauna and steam bath. Depart the following morning on a full day of game and bird viewing around Lake Nakuru, the world famous flamingo sanctuary. Lake Nakuru is also a black rhino and white rhino breeding sanctuary and you will enjoy bird and game viewing in the sanctuary. Enjoy a private picnic lunch overlooking the lake shore before returning to your Camp for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and drive into the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will pass wildlife herds on the vast plains as your game viewing drive takes you to the luxurious Mara Serena Lodge, perched on the summit of a hill in the finest wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. Lunch and late afternoon game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve before returning to your lodge for dinner.
Two full days of unlimited game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands, their numbers increasing during the annual migration from the Serengeti. Lion, leopard and cheetah are never far behind, while crocodile and hippo wallow in the Mara and Talek Rivers. Your guide may organize a full day game viewing drive with a magnificent picnic lunch provided by the lodge. You will also enjoy our unique Masai Mara bush dinner with traditional Masai tribal dancing.
A final early morning game viewing drive, followed by our special “Breakfast with the hippo” along the Mara River in the sanctuary. Transfer to the airstrip and fly back to Nairobi, where your Wildlife Safari guest manager will meet and escort you to Nairobi airport for your departing flight or extend your stay with an overnight in Nairobi, at additional cost. (B)
Upgrade your stay in the Masai Mara to the Kichwa Tembo Camp, a luxury safari camp built at the spur of the Oloololo Escarpment which overlook endless, game-filled plains in the background surrounded by lawns and breathtaking views. You will enjoy the same activities at Kichwa Tembo Camp.
All prices are in US $ per person twin share.
Single room supplements available on request
A small and exotic Indian Ocean Island just off the Tanzanian mainland once ruled by Omani Sultans. Spend a few days exploring the historic Stone town precinct or just relaxing at a beach resort. Wildlife Safari has a choice of small, boutique hotel in Stone town or one of Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, or both.
One of the world’s natural wonders on the Zambia & Zimbabwe border where the Zambezi River cascades over. View the mighty falls on foot, aircraft, helicopter, boat or whitewater raft and be awed by its sheer size and power. Wildlife Safari offers hotels and lodges in both countries, with easy flight access from Johannesburg or Nairobi.
Is surrounded on its western border by a patchwork quilt of small, private wildlife sanctuaries each with one or more luxury safari lodges. Game viewing by open vehicle or foot with an armed guide (mainly for atmosphere) and tracker. While it’s not the massive numbers of wildlife as East Africa, the species biodiversity compensates and is easily reached by air from Johannesburg or Livingston.
Any visit to Southern Africa would be incomplete without a journey on Rovos Rail, the world’s most luxurious train. Frequent departures from its base in Pretoria to Cape Town and Victoria Falls on exceptional, all inclusive, three day journeys are available year round as well as special departures to Durban, Namibia and Tanzania.
The world’s largest system of waterways fed by the clear waters filtered through the Klahari Desert. It’s a pristine wilderness with a multitude of wildlife species. Small intimate safari camps built on islands within the delta offer excellent accommodations and cuisine, while your guides will show you a unique part of Africa. Excellent air connections exist from Johannesburg, Victoria Falls or Windhoek.
Africa’s “Mother City” is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan cities in the world, home to the most dynamic mix in multicultural South Africa. Wildlife Safari has something for everyone, luxury hotels, quaint inns, fabulous cuisine, fantastic shopping and vibrant entertainment, all with some of the friendliest people anywhere in the world.
Three Indian Ocean island nations each unique, with something for everyone. The Seychelles comprise over a hundred islands, most uninhabited, but a few others with pristine beaches and outstanding resorts. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, with rare flora and fauna, waiting to the discovered by adventure minded travelers. Mauritius, a sub tropical island in the southwest Indian Ocean, has been a cultural crossroads for centuries and is now at tourism crossroads, with numerous luxury resorts and attractions.