KENYA GIVEBACK SAFARI

Nairobi . Masai Mara . Lake Nakuru . Amboseli

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This amazing journey comprises unparalleled wildlife viewing in Kenya's three most popular national parks as well as visits to fascinating and fun philanthropic enterprises.  

Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's most iconic, game rich park. You'll enjoy spectacular game viewing and have the opportunity to add a hot air balloon safari over the savannah. Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its prolific birdlife and home to the Rothschild giraffe and rhino is an ideal stop as you cross the country south to north. Finally, visit Amboseli, famous for its large populations of elephant, and stunning views of Kilimanjaro.

This journey benefits, and includes visits to, two worthwhile philanthropic programs. The first is the orphan elephant or rhino adoption program at David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary, where you will meet your adopted baby, was started by the late Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honor of her conservationist husband, David. 

The second, Kazuri Beads, was started by the late Lady Susan Wood who wanted to create employment for local single mothers so that they could support their families. The bead 'factory' now creates such quality beads and beaded products that they are sold at Harrods of London. 
 

Your journey givesback to these two worthwhile organizations, and provides you with pleasant memories, the satisfaction of having contributed...and maybe some exquisite souvenirs.

Duration:
7 days / 6 nights
 
Price:

From $2699 per person sharing

Includes:

Airport transfers
Safari transportation in a pop-top safari vehicle
1 night Nairobi hotel

2 nights Masai Mara Safari Lodge/Camp

1 night Lake region Lodge/Camp
2 nights Amboseli Safari Lodge/Camp
Orphan elephant or rhino adoption fee

Visit to Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary

Visit to Kazuri Beads

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Departures:

Private safari:                Daily, year round
Women-only group:    November, 2022 

                                       March 2023

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Day 1 Arrive Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met and transferred to our accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Stay: Nairobi hotel (B) 

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Day 2  Nairobi - Masai Mara National Park

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, we travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch, set off on our first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Stay: Masai Mara camp/lodge (B, L, D)

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Day 3 Masai Mara National Park

Following a bush breakfast by a hippo pool, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp for lunch and perhaps a siesta. Set off on another game drive and a visit to a Maasai village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (It is possible to book an optional sunrise balloon safari at a supplement, this would replace the bush breakfast and morning game drive)
Stay: Masai Mara camp/lodge (B, L, D)

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Day 4 Masai Mara National Park - Nakuru National Park - Lake District

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the breadbasket of Kenya and the Rift Valley, stopping for a picnic lunch. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as we arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes.  It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Late afternoon. depart to your accommodation.

 

Stay: Lake Elementaita or Lake Naivasha camp/lodge (B,L,D)

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Day 5 Lake District - Amboseli National Park

Following an early breakfast, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch, depending on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

Stay: Amboseli camp/lodge (B,L,D)

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Day 6  Amboseli National Park

Early risers may see views of Mt Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest mountain, before it is covered in clouds. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, famous for its elephant population, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. As a farewell, take part in a tree planting program.

Stay: Amboseli camp/lodge (B,L,D)

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Day 7  Amboseli National Park - Nairobi - Depart

After a last game drive as we exit the park, we return to Nairobi and a visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to meet our adopted orphan elephants and learn about this amazing conservation program. Our last stop is Kazuri Beads, the perfect opportunity to see exquisite beads being made, and to pick up some souvenirs. 

Transfer to the airport for departure. (B,L)