This 9-day safari takes you to three of Kenya’s national parks and allows you to discover the history and legendary landscapes behind Born Free, a famous biography and film that tells the story of the first orphaned lion to be successfully reintroduced into wild.
You will begin at Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park, on the rocky outcrops of Mughwango Hill. This is the site where Joy and George Adamson reared Elsa the lion made famous by Born Free and here you will be introduced to the family’s touching journey. In addition to day and night drives, you can enjoy guided nature walks, and rafting on the Tana River.
The second leg of your safari takes you to the soda lakes of Kenya’s Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The journey includes a stopover at Elsamere Conservation Centre where you can gain insight into the Adamsons’ work and legacy, as well as a full-day safari to Lake Nakuru National Park where thousands of flamingos make for one of the greatest bird spectacles on earth.
The final chapter of your Kenyan safari takes you to the heart of the Mara North Conservancy, bordering the legendary Masai Mara reserve. Elephant Pepper Camp is an eco-traveller’s dream set in the shade of giant ebony trees. The camp boasts superb views over the vast Mara plains and is an excellent base for witnessing the Wildebeest Migration between July and October.