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Views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, massive herds of grazing elephants, sightings of endemic Grevy’s zebra and rare black rhino, and the unending rhythm of sunrises and sunsets all await you on this 9-day sojourn through Kenya’s most beautiful wildlife areas.

You kick off in Amboseli National Park where your accommodation for two nights will be Tortilis Camp, which is near enough to the Tanzanian border to have lovely views of Kili. You will be able to explore Tortilis’s large private concession on game drives and walks, with meals and picnics being taken in its most scenic spots.

You then fly to the Lewa Safari Camp in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for three nights. Mount Kenya looms in the distance, seeming to guard the black rhinos that make Lewa their home (the conservancy accounts for about 10 percent of the country’s total black rhino population). As a successful conservancy, Lewa reinvests all its tourism profits back into its core conservation programmes.

The final few days of your Kenyan safari are passed at the Mara North Conservancy, a wildlife-rich chunk of Africa. Your accommodation will be Elephant Pepper Camp, which has a secluded location in the heart of the bush and some of the best eco ratings in the country.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Superb accommodation throughout
  • Some of Kenya’s best wildlife conservancies
  • Views of Mounts Kilimanjaro & Kenya
  • Spot black rhino & endemic Grevy’s zebra
  • Convenient light aircraft flights between camps

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Discover Amboseli

At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met and taken to Wilson Airport for your short flight to Amboseli National Park. On touching down at the airstrip, your guide will take you on your inaugural game drive as you spot wildlife en route to Tortilis Camp.

Tortilis has a private entrance to the park and, from its secluded hilltop locale, it has splendid views of the sunset over Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp prides itself as being as green as possible and is completely solar powered while there is also a strong social responsibility element: Tortilis has close ties with nearby Esiteti Primary School and guests are encouraged to bring school supplies if possible.

Because you have a 30 000 acre concession at your disposal, the rangers are able to undertake uncrowded game drives, nature walks, sundowners and picnics out in the pristine bush, which is characterised by woodland thickets of flat-topped acacia tortilis trees.

Days 3-6

Fall in love with Lewa

After enjoying the splendours of Amboseli – which include its famously large herds of elephant – pack your bag and bid farewell to the staff in readiness for your trip back to Wilson Airport, and then short flight to Lewa. Once again, you will be welcomed at the airstrip and driven to Lewa Safari Camp, a jewel in the crown of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which is twice the size of the conservancy at Tortilis Camp.

Designated as a World Heritage Site, Lewa is home to one in 10 of Kenya’s highly endangered black rhinos and the largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Birders will have a field day spotting at least 440 different species while everyone can enjoy tranquil views of Mount Kenya.

Lewa is offers classic game drives in 4x4 vehicles but also encourages guests to explore the savannah on foot, atop a horse or via camel; in fact, this is one of the best places in Kenya to undertake a camel safari. During the heat of the afternoon, cool off in the swimming pool or have a relaxing massage; in the cooler evenings, the cosy log fire is the perfect place to warm up with a tipple from the bar.

Days 6-9

Leave your heart in the Mara North

Your last three nights in the Kenyan wilderness will be spent at Elephant Pepper Camp in the Mara North Conservancy, where the drama of the Wildebeest Migration plays out in season. Elephant Pepper Camp has a prime position in the centre of the conservancy and is one of a handful of lodges in the country to have achieved Gold Eco Status for environmental management, resource use and social linkage projects.

In addition to these accolades, it has sweeping views of the golden Mara plains where you can savour night drives to seek out elusive nocturnal animals or bush walks to really become one with nature. Once again, you have flown in to land at the Mara North airstrip and these short air transfers will surely give you a greater appreciation for the vastness of this land.

On your final morning, you will escorted back the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Your safari may be over but your memories will endure forever…

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights at Tortilis Camp on full board basis
  • Conservation and park fees
  • Specified shared light aircraft flights and departure taxes
  • Laundry at all properties
  • Membership to Amref Flying Doctors Service
  • All statutory increases beyond Cheli & Peacock's control are at your own cost
  • 2 Nights at Lewa Safari Camp on full board basis
  • 2 Nights at Elephant Pepper Camp on full board basis

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $7795

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Anza Snyman

Anza Snyman

Africa Safari Expert

"This Kenya fly-in safari includes superb big 5 game viewing, the great migration in season and views of the two highest mountains in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya – whilst staying at good safari camps and lodges."

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