Day 1: Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Arrive Nairobi and clients will be met by guide and transferred to Olpejeta Conservancy.
Afternoon game drives.
Resting at the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range, in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It is also home to the last three remaining northern white rhino in the world. Originally a working cattle ranch in colonial Kenya and now a pioneering wildlife conservancy, Ol Pejeta works to protect wildlife and provide a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. The Conservancy is a popular safari destination and is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as a wide selection of other African animals including: zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, jackal, serval, hyena, vervet monkey and many more. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities such as horse rides, game walks, and nocturnal game drives.
Overnight: Ol Pejeta Safari CottagesWelcome to the Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages; the newest luxury addition to Kenya’s award wining Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Our four cottages are tucked neatly away along a leafy riverline among the towering yellow barked acacia trees in the conservancy’s wilderness area, with access to some of the best and most private wildlife areas. The safari cottages enjoy uninterrupted views across a peaceful river valley to the plains beyond. Your cottage also comes complete with a private butler and chef catering to your every whim and wonderful views down the river. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 20-minute drive from the nearest town, Nanyuki and a 3hr drive from Nairobi.
Day 2:Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Full day in the conservancy with game drives
Day 3:Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, Lake Naivasha
After breakfast road transfer to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch
Afternoon at leisure
Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, boating excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.
Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa ResortNaivasha is a Masai name given to the area, denoting the characteristics of the lake.
21 cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, totaling 80 standard rooms and Two suites. Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged. Six of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms on the ground floor.
Rock gardens feature vibrantly coloured flowers, which give a beautiful contrast to the greenery of the well-manicured lawns. Monkeys play on the lawns and different species of birds chip in the trees. Pathways wind between the open lawns and frangipanis, with aloes and proteas growing in abundance. The acacia trees are plentiful in this area and provide welcome shade. The stone exterior walls of the cottages are carried into the rooms. Ground-floor rooms have two queen-size beds and a sunken living room at the front, which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns.
Day 4: Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara
Road transfer to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives.
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.
Overnight: Ilkeliani Camp
Nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. Ilkeliani Camp offers only 17 tents and each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. It is a permanent camp designed along eco-friendly principles. The ethos is to leave a minimum foot print on nature.
Each well-equipped tents are stylish with en suite bathroom. They are sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel that you are out in the wilderness. The interiors are spacious and comfortable featuring a front verandah with a day bed and canvas safari chairs. Home cooked meals combined with personal service contribute to an unforgettable safari experience
Day 5: Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara
Full day in Masai Mara with game drives
Day 6: End of Itinerary
After breakfast, check out and transfer back to Nairobi and drop at JKIA