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Classic Wing Safari – Kenya

Kenya

Tour Length: 10 days

Nairobi | Amboseli | Samburu | Masai Mara
10 Days – Kenya

There is nothing quite like flying above the wildlife between camps and lodges over the wilds of East Africa on our Classic Wing Safari – Kenya. This tour hits three wondrous and unique areas dedicated to game drives and an authentic experience.
From $4,595 to $8,395 per person

zebra-samburuThe romance of an African safari was born in Kenya. Her seductive siren call bewitched such notables as Hemingway, Winston Churchill and Denys Finch Hatton. Nairobi today is a colorful tapestry woven with many ethnic groups, modern and colonial buildings, sleek Mercedes and dusty donkey carts. Here weary travelers can stretch out the kinks of air travel and replenish energies in anticipation of the safari.

Flying between game parks is the quickest (and kindest) way to travel and Amboseli is our first destination. This is a rich and wooded land where huge herds of elephant amble and leopards rest languidly in the treetops. When the clouds are kind, the snow clad peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro can clearly be seen from the camps.

classic-wing-safari mapAt the edge of Kenya’s arid northern reaches is Samburu… home to all the ‘big ones’ as well as some peculiar and rare species. The colorfully clad tribes people live the same lifestyle as their forbears and are endlessly eager to mingle with foreigners who visit their ancestral lands.

The safari drum roll reaches a crescendo at the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most spectacular game park. The wildlife is here aplenty: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino… and daily safaris reward with close-up encounters. Here you can hop aboard a hot air balloon, in the soft hours of dawn, and marvel at the birds-eye view of the rolling savannah.

More time to explore? Consider adding a Tanzania extension, or a thrilling gorilla trek in Rwanda.

 

Classic Wing Safari – Kenya Tour Itinerary

Day 1. Depart USA
Safari excitement begins with the overnight flight to Kenya.

Day 2. Nairobi (1 night)
A warm welcome and private transfer to the hotel for your first night under African skies.

Day 3-4. Amboseli (2 nights)
Two days of game drives at Amboseli, where elephants roam under the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Track the earth’s largest land mammals including the fierce buffalo, rhino, giraffe, elephant and hippo. After an exciting day on safari, relax in the outdoor boma and savor bush cuisine. As a special treat, the locals will share their celebration of life with authentic dance and song.

Day 5-6. Samburu (2 nights)
Wing north to meet the Samburu tribes people and experience exciting safaris in search of unique species. The reticulated giraffe and the delightful little long-necked gerenuk co-exist with lion prides and the elusive cheetah. The unpredictable Ewaso Ng’iro River winds through this dry land and is home to hippo, crocodile and a myriad of birdlife.

Day 7-8. Masai Mara (2 nights)
Ready for Kenya’s most famous reserve? Each glorious day begins with the promise of that perfect wildlife photo. Safari vehicles venture into the bush for heart stopping encounters will all the predators and their watchful prey. Convivial evenings are spent with new-found friends, retelling the day’s adventures.

Day 9. Depart Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi and bid “farewell”.

Day 10. Arrive USA
With memories never to be forgotten!

Unforgettable Moment #92

We headed out on our first game drive into the vast and uninhabited Meru. The stillness of this magical landscape was occasionally punctuated by the sounds of wildlife. They were out of view, but oddly present; we felt a thousand eyes watching our progress through the savanna. As we rounded a bend, the roles abruptly changed. We were the watchers and spread out before us was a massive herd of wildebeest. Hundreds of zebra were woven through the tapestry. Giraffe to the left. A herd of elephant to our right. Lions roared. They would soon join the fray. Our first game drive!

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