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Luxury Wilderness Safari

Duration: 11 Days / From $ 6600

Luxury Wilderness Safari for the discerning Traveller with a mission to discover more in the heartbeat of Africa large carnivores and huge herbivores. In 2 AD Ptolemy, the Greek philosopher wrote about of the mysterious lands to the south of Somali that contained Man eating barbarians and Great snow capped mountain. Tall mountains for instance, Mt. Kenya that rises 5, 200 metres above the sea level and is Africa’s second highest and wide mountain ranges the Aberdare Mountain Ranges at 3,999 metres above the sea level.

On arrival you will be met by Tuzurusafaris representatives and transferred to Wilson airport for your onward flight to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The conservancy is on the Equator, in Kenya Laikipia District, between the foothills of the Mount Aberdares Ranges and Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta is one of the most spectacular wildlife experiences in the world viewing in both the northern and southern hemisphere - that is definitely worth seeing. Laikipia is one of Africa’s most exciting wilderness safari and wildlife destinations. The combination of plenty and diverse wildlife, spectacular scenery and excellent cultural variety in a setting dominated by the iconic backdrop of Mount Kenya makes for an unforgettable experience.

The beautiful Laikipia safari experience of day and night game drives, guided nature walks, bike tours, horse-riding and camel treks which are not allowed in most national parks and game reserves – are just some the exhilarating activities that await the visitor to Laikipia. Authentic cultures indigenous people too are a part of the Laikipia experience people such as the Mukogodo Maasai, Samburu, and Pokot.

Accommodation shall be in small intimate camp. Lion Tracking program in Ol Pejeta to monitor movements of the king of the jungle in the former cattle ranch and several of the lions have been collared with receivers. As part of the program we are able to track the lions with a portable satellite dish and remit the data to the study centre.

Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary - the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered.

The Chimps are remarkably intelligent and social, chimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans, sharing our genetic blueprint. The Chimpanzee Sanctuary home to the orphaned chimps is an excellent venue to observe the two families and learn about formerly abused facing chimpanzees in the wild.

Fly to Loisaba wilderness where you will spend the next three nights a place of deep serenity with all the chances to spot the big game. The ranch lies on the edge of a sheer escarpment allowing you to appreciate the beauty around, gazing across the marvelous panorama of Mount Kenya. Loisaba is home to the endangered Africa wild dog and one of the places in the world to see the animal. Described as the Cradle of mankind where the world stops making sense once more as every animal and plant has its own place and function in this very fragile environment. Walk through the bush with your host the Maasai under spread out sky like a tent discovering the hidden jewels of the African savannah where the wild blows under the scorching sun. Star Beds a unique feature - small local Laikipiak Maasai community owned camps where guest spend the night under the stars a fabulous way to spend the Night. You will of course go on game drives on this wildlife rich ranch as well as do river rafting and quad or mountain bikes. Horses and camels based at Loisaba and so many others possibilities to make your heart glad.

After breakfast you will connect on a scheduled flight to Manda Island via Nairobi, where you will spend the last four days to cap your Safari at Manda Bay! Manda Bay Resort is a small private lodge on Manda Island in northern Kenya’s Lamu archipelago. Manda Bay Resort is on an isolated peninsular neighboring Shela. The lagoon is surrounded by magnificent coral gardens, empty beaches and indigenous woodland. One of the best ways to explore this incredible archipelago is under sail on Utamaduni sailing dhow. Manda is a water sports haven because It is sheltered mangrove creek and the calm waters are ideal for water skiing. Guests can ski at high tide, yet just outside the creek there is generous sea breeze for sailing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing. Overnights at Manda Bay on a full board basis.

Today after lunch, you will be transferred to the airport where you will board a charter flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. After dinner, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time to check in for you home bound flight.

 

Itinerary

Manda Bay, Lamu – Fly Nairobi

Day I/3 :   Arrive in Nairobi – Overnights Ol Pejeta game viewing  Day 4/6 :  Loisaba Game viewing   Day 7/10 : Manda Island, Lamu.  Day 11 : Homebound flight via Nairobi

Price Guide : from $6,600 Per person sharing
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