KENYA CAMEL SAFARI

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USD $ to be updated / pps*

*pps=per person sharing

Min 2 pax

11 DAYS CLASSIC KENYA & CAMEL SAFARI

WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!

For a unique, custom safari experience that offers something different, our Kenya Safari and Camel Safari is ideal!

Release the adventurer within as you explore the unspoilt wilderness of the lesser known northern Kenyan plains in the most authentic way. Fully immersed in a true African adventure from the back of a camel, enjoy magnificent wildlife, luxury accommodation and the most extraordinary experiences imaginable.

Highlights:

OVERVIEW

Itinerary at a glance

◽️ DAY 1  | Kenya

     Arrival in Nairobi

◽️ DAY 2-4 | Kenya

     Ambosesi NP

◽️ DAY 5-7   | Kenya

     Laikipia Plateau

◽️ DAY 8-10  | Kenya

    Masai Mara GR

◽️ DAY 11   | Return

     End of safari / onwards travel

 

MAP

MAP

Visualize your journey!

DAY 0  |  Dates to be updated

DAY 1 | Date to be updated

NAIROBI (Kenya)

Nairobi overnight

📍 Tamarind Tree Hotel

TAMARIND TREE HOTEL

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Located in Nairobi, with easy access to Nairobi's Wilson airport. The perfect arrival spot  and arrival overnight accommodation.Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is approx 10 miles away

B&B

HOTEL

OVERNIGHT

DAY 2-4  | Date to be updated

AMBOSELI NP

Safari Days

📍 Tortillis Camp

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Area Overview

Amboseli National Park: Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn and/or dusk.The park was established as a national park  IN 1974 in order to protect the biodiversity of species and this unique ecosystem and is now declared as a  UNESCO world heritage site.

Declared a national reserve in 1968. It became a national park in 1974. However, in 2005, President Mwai Kibaki transferred control from the Kenya Wildlife Service to the Olkejuedo County Council and its residents, the Masai tribe. This is still being contested in the courts because of its implications that could jeopardize Kenya's other national parks.

Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, and you’ve a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs and hyenas. Amboseli National Park offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) speckled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

ACTIVITIES
Game drives in the Amboseli National Park

A prime location for witnessing the majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro! The camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis.

Activity: Safari days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

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5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

 TORTILLIS

Camp Overview

Situated on the scenic plains of eastern Laikipia Plateau,, the camp is the perfect base from which to explore the area on foot. With spacious tents and comfortable furnishings, the camp has both riding camels and land cruisers available for you to decide what kind of safari activities you want to do each morning and afternoon. This is a permanent base from which to explore by foot or a camel-supported mobile walking safari exploration.

The camp site is equipped with 4 spacious luxury sleeping tents, solar lighting and running water. Each of the tents can accommodate up to 4 people, and are therefore suited to families of 4, but can also be kept as double or twin bedrooms. All tents on the campsite are equipped with private toilet and shower facilities.

ACTIVITIES
Camp guests have the benefit of Samburu guided walks, game drives, mountain bikes, and camel rides at their disposal, as well as a permanent spot to rest their feet for afternoon tea and sun downers.

Activities are focus on exploring the area on foot, accompanied by a Samburu guide and camels. This is a wonderful way to explore areas far from the beaten track, away from roads and vehicles, and take in the wide-open spaces that Laikipia is famed for.

Each day on a walking safari is different from the next. Away from roads and vehicles, guests have a unique opportunity to take in the wide-open spaces and wildlife that Laikipia is famed for, especially the heavy populations of eland, steinbuck, giraffe, Gravy's Zebra, and elephant. Lucky visitors may even see spot a few local lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs.

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 5-7 | Date to be updated

LAIKIPIA PLATEAU

Camel Safari

📍 Tumaren Camp

LAIKIPIA PLATEAU

Area Overview

Arrive at the Laikipia Plateau: home of the camel-back safaris! Grandly and gorgeously lifted above the equator to an average altitude of 6,500 feet. The Laikipia is graced with views of lordly Mount Kenya, the densely green northern Plateau, the remote Northern Frontier District, and on to infinity. Home to some of East Africa’s most endangered species: black rhinos, spotted hyena, Grevy's zebra and and wild dogs.

The Laikipia Plateau is an undiscovered ecosystem of wilderness terrain that covers over two million acres and is home to indigenous Samburu, Kikuyu and Boran tribes.Steeped in history from the colonial days in Kenya, this is a significant natural area from a safari and conservation perspective.

The unique and varied habitats here create stunningly scenic landscapes, from arid plains to icy mountains and sweeping hills, making it an excellent choice for the discerning safari enthusiast looking for something authentic, away from the tourist trails. It is estimated that 10% of Kenya’s black rhino community are found here.

 

 

Camel Safari

Activities are focus on exploring the area on foot, accompanied by a Samburu guide and camels. This is a wonderful way to explore areas far from the beaten track, away from roads and vehicles, and take in the wide-open spaces that Laikipia is famed for.

TUMAREN CAMP

Camp Overview

Situated on the scenic plains of eastern Laikipia Plateau,, the camp is the perfect base from which to explore the area on foot. With spacious tents and comfortable furnishings, the camp has both riding camels and land cruisers available for you to decide what kind of safari activities you want to do each morning and afternoon. This is a permanent base from which to explore by foot or a camel-supported mobile walking safari exploration.

The camp site is equipped with 4 spacious luxury sleeping tents, solar lighting and running water. Each of the tents can accommodate up to 4 people, and are therefore suited to families of 4, but can also be kept as double or twin bedrooms. All tents on the campsite are equipped with private toilet and shower facilities.

ACTIVITIES
Camp guests have the benefit of Samburu guided walks, game drives, mountain bikes, and camel rides at their disposal, as well as a permanent spot to rest their feet for afternoon tea and sun downers.

Activities are focus on exploring the area on foot, accompanied by a Samburu guide and camels. This is a wonderful way to explore areas far from the beaten track, away from roads and vehicles, and take in the wide-open spaces that Laikipia is famed for.

Each day on a walking safari is different from the next. Away from roads and vehicles, guests have a unique opportunity to take in the wide-open spaces and wildlife that Laikipia is famed for, especially the heavy populations of eland, steinbuck, giraffe, Gravy's Zebra, and elephant. Lucky visitors may even see spot a few local lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs.

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

CAMEL SAFARI

DAY 8-10 | Date to be updated

MASAI MARA GR

Safari Days

📍 Kichwa Tembo

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Area Overview

Witness the theater of nature unfold before your very eyes, where herds of majestic elephants roam freely and stealthy predators like lions and leopards command the landscape - Masaai Mara Game Reserve.Feel the thrill of tracking the iconic Big Five and be captivated by the annual Great Migration, a breathtaking spectacle of millions of wildebeests & zebras crossing the Mara River in search of greener pastures.

The world-renowned Masaai Mara Game Reserve needs little introduction. Also locally known simply as The Mara, this game reserve in lies in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara" means "spotted" in the local Maasai language of Maa, due to the many trees which dot the landscape

When it was originally established in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary the Mara covered only 200 sq. mi of the current area, including the Mara Triangle. The area was extended to the east in 1961 to cover 703 sq. mi and converted to a game reserve. The Greater Mara Ecosystem encompasses areas known as the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Triangle, and several Maasai Conservancies

It is world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephant, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's gazelle and other antelope, to and from the Serengeti every year known as the Great Migration. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve. Reliable rains and plentiful vegetation underpin this extraordinary ecosystem and the millions of herbivores it supports. The Masai Mara is a unique area with a constant and unrivaled flow of wildlife throughout the year.

From July to October the Mara becomes a backdrop for one of the last great natural wonders of the world, when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra surge up from the Serengeti plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them. Wildebeest, zebras, impalas, elephants, Masai giraffes and several species of gazelle all call the Mara home. This vast concentration of game accounts for high predator numbers, including cheetahs, leopards and the highest lion densities in the world.

Twice daily game drives, luxury accommodation, delicious dinners and starlit nights!

Activity: Safari days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

KICHWA TEMBO

Camp Overview

Steeped in the aura of classical safari, Kitchwa Tembo boasts 12 classic tents, 20 superior tents and eight superior view tents. All the tents look out onto the open grasslands or the shady forest surrounding the Sabaringo River.

The classic tent is positioned to offer mottled shade from the camp’s surrounding forest (perfect for biding enthusiasts) and provides limited views of the Sabaringo River. They are set away from the main guest areas and afford additional privacy. Oversized beds are perfectly positioned to make the most of the views, while stained cypress wood furniture combine with tribal decorative elements. The generously sized swimming pool is set among the trees and surrounded by lush lawns and spectacular view

ACTIVITIES

Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide in search of the incredible wildlife in the Masai Mara. Professionally trained guides will ask you about your favorite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting, getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behavior of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. If the Great Migration is passing through the area, your guide will attempt to catch up with it and spend some time in the midst of the massed herds

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 11 | Date to be updated

RETURN

DEPARTURE

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.

Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!

TRAVEL INFO

  • Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more

INCLUDED*

  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Accommodation
  • Road transfers
  • Tours & Activities
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • Airport & airstrip transfers
  • Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights

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* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary

EXCLUDED*

  • International airfare
  • Personal gifts & purchases
  • Incidental charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Conservation fees*
  • Visa fees
  • Balloon safari* (if applicable)
  • Laundry*
  • Tips

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* Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary

GORILLA TREK PACKING LIST SUGGESTION

Kindly note that the packing list below is just a mere guideline as you may have your own preferences

  • 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  • 3 short sleeved t-shirts
  • 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket
  • 1 skirt ( for women)
  • Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
  • Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking
  • (heavy soled rain boots also work well)
  • Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
  • Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
  • Sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight wool socks
  • Swimsuit (and a plastic bag)

 Miscellaneous

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with neck strap
  • Insect repellent with DEET
  • Small day pack
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries
  • Camera and extra lenses
  • Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself

First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.

KENYA VISAS

  • Note that your need to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY visa for  Kenya
  • Local host details to be used for Tanzania & Kenya  applications

TANZANIA VISAS

  • Note that your need to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY visa for  Kenya
  • Local host details to be used for Tanzania & Kenya  applications

UGANDA VISAS

  • Note that your need to apply for a SINGLE visa for Ugand
  • Local host details to be used for Uganda  applications

    PASSPORTS

    • Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
    • Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
    • Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country

    CONTRACT

    • Download the Safari Contract
    • Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
    • Include APPENDIX C / Indemnity for each person going on the safari

    GUEST INFORMATION

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