Remote Laikipia, Amboseli & Island Adventure

12 days
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Highlights

  • Visit a leading elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme
  • Photograph wildlife with a skyscraper horizon
  • Exclusive wildlife encounters in Selenkay Conservancy
  • Views of glacier-topped Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Exceptional big cat sightings
  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration (May to October)
  • Plenty of water sports in Kisite Marine Park

Overview

You kick off your 12-day holiday in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, where you overnight at Nairobi Tented Camp situated within the city’s oldest reserve and national park. Set against the cityscape, Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya’s principal rhino sanctuaries and a pioneering reserve. You can also decide to visit one of the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation programmes that is located nearby.

Your next stop is Porini Amboseli Camp within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy – a traditional tented eco-camp that offers an unrivalled game-viewing experience. Big game and predators are regularly spotted while the conservancy’s birdlife will impress twitchers of all pedigrees. You will share Selenkay with a maximum of just 18 visitors per day.

You are then transferred to Porini Rhino Camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, set in Kenya's Laikipia region. Porini Rhino Camp is helping accomplish the Conservancy’s aims of generating profits from wildlife tourism for reinvesting into protecting habitat and wildlife and community development in the local area.

Your final destination is Funzi Island off Kenya’s southern coast where you stay at The Sands at Chale Island – a laid-back resort where you can pass the time doing nothing but sun worshipping on golden sands or keep busy with the exciting range of water sports on offer in Kisite Marine Park. Indulge yourself in a heavenly massage from the resident therapist or be marooned on a deserted sandbar for the ultimate romantic picnic...

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days

Accommodations Visited

Diani Beach, Kenya

The Sands At Chale Island

5 Nights
Day to day

Itinerary

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Lounge area at the Nairobi Tented Camp
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Day 1: Welcome to Kenya!

Nairobi, Kenya
Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Welcome to Kenya! | 1 Night

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Nairobi, Kenya

On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are transferred to your overnight stay at Nairobi Tented Camp within the city’s national park. Apart from being Kenya’s oldest official reserve, this park is also the largest protected area in the world within such close proximity of a city centre. Man-made dams attract water-dependent herbivores during the dry season and the park is one of the country’s principal rhino sanctuaries. Birders also have a field day here with over 300 recorded species to be spotted in the park, including northern migrants that pass through between March and April.

Your authentic canvas tent offers luxurious comfort with an en suite bathroom where you can enjoy fire-heated showers at short notice. Sheep-skin rugs cover the floor to create a cosy atmosphere and your furnished veranda is a contemplative refuge overlooking the valley and acacia forest. Choose between low wattage LED lighting in your canvas home or the romance of candles and gas lanterns.

Choose between an expertly guided 4x4 game drive or a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – one of the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation programmes which has been responsible for hand-raising over 150 infant elephants and reintegrating them back into the wild.

Lounge area at the Nairobi Tented Camp
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Days 2-3: Amboseli Awe | 2 Nights

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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

After breakfast you are transferred to Wilson Airport where you board a flight to Amboseli National Park. On your arrival you are transported to Porini Amboseli Camp within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy, which offers striking views of iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. This intimate safari retreat is designed along the lines of a traditional tented camp and offers comforts such as an en suite bathroom and solar-powered lighting. Protected since 1997 under an agreement with the local Maasai community, it is renowned for both resident and migrating animals that share the conservancy.

Enjoy 4x4 game drives and Maasai-guided nature walks through both Amboseli National Park and the Selenkay Conservancy, with the opportunity to encounter nocturnal life such as serval, bat-eared foxes and anteaters on spotlit night drives. Big game and predators are regularly spotted here while the conservancy’s birdlife is prolific, with a bird-of-prey list to impress even the most seasoned twitcher. From the camp, you have the luxury of a furnished viewing platform to keep an eye on the nearby waterhole where elephant and giraffe regularly come to drink.

Maasai village visits provide insight into this tribe’s unique culture and their reciprocal relationship with the natural environment. A full day's game viewing includes a packed picnic lunch to be enjoyed in the park while evening game drives conclude with a sundowner in a scenic location before storytelling around the crackling campfire and dinner under the star-studded African sky.

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Days 4-6: Into Remote Laikipia | 3 Nights

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Today, you will be transferred to the extraordinary Porini Rhino Camp, an exclusive wilderness retreat nestled in the heart of the magnificent Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Your stay here promises an unforgettable adventure, where conservation and luxury seamlessly intertwine.

You'll embark on remarkable game drives led by knowledgeable Maasai guides, who will share their deep-rooted wisdom about the land and its inhabitants. Traverse the untamed landscapes in open-sided 4x4 vehicles, encountering awe-inspiring wildlife up close. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is renowned for its population of endangered black and white rhinos, and you'll have the rare opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. As the golden sun sets over the plains, indulge in a sundowner, savoring a refreshing drink while relishing the breathtaking panorama before you.

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Days 7-11: Kenya's Most Beautiful Beach | 5 Nights

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Chale Island, South Coast, Kenya

After breakfast you are transferred back to Ol Kiombo Airstrip and board your flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival you are transported to Carnivore restaurant – which specialises in exotic game dishes - for an early lunch before being returned to the airport for your flight to Diani Beach. You are met at Ukunda Airport and transferred to The Sands at Chale Island on the coast of southern Kenya.

The pace at this idyllic tropical paradise is unashamedly relaxed and informal. Chill out and watch as the fishing dhows sail across the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean.

If you are keen to do more than lie on the beach and sunbathe between refreshing dips in the bright blue sea, activities such as sailing, canoeing and windsurfing are all possibilities in this tropical haven. Rewarding scuba diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed in the Kisite Marine Park just a short boat ride away and the legendary Pemba Channel also beckons. Boat trips are also arranged and provide the opportunity to spot kingfishers, crocodiles and sometimes dolphins.

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The Sands at Chale Island-Galana Bar
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Day 12: Farewell Kenya

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This morning you are transferred back to Ukunda Airport where you board your flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Here you are met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and connect with your onwards flight back home.

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Inclusions

  • Selected conservancy and national park fees
  • Shared light aircraft flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
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Exclusions

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

Rates

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Dates Price
2024-01-01 — 2024-01-31 $6,385
2024-02-01 — 2024-02-29 $5,960
2024-03-01 — 2024-03-31 $5,940
2024-04-01 — 2024-06-30 $5,620
2024-07-01 — 2024-07-31 $7,580
2024-08-01 — 2024-09-30 $8,080
2024-10-01 — 2024-10-31 $7,440
2024-11-01 — 2024-11-30 $5,765
2024-12-01 — 2024-12-31 $5,865
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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