DELUXE BUSH SAFARI ITINERARY

This is a super combo of the famous Lewa Conservancy and the Masai Mara. Both areas are well known for their prolific wildlife and stunning landscapes,Authentic cultural experiences and a wide variety of activities.

8 NIGHTS/9 DAYS NAIROBI-LEWA CONSERVANCY-MASAI MARA

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after clearing with Immigration and customs, you will be welcomed by a Swissport airport representative who will assist you to the waiting vehicle. Your Virgin Wilderness Safaris driver/guide will provide documentation with information regarding your safari. He will then transfer you  to the  One Fourty Eight Giraffe Sanctuary.

Located in the peaceful suburb of Langata, overlooking the giraffe sanctuary, this beautiful little gem, with just 8 rooms, will provide the business or safari traveler with an ideal location to rest and relax in tranquil surroundings. The location itself is completely unique with warthogs, parrots, peacocks and monkeys freely coming and going through the garden. Often lions and hyenas can be heard from the proximity of the incredible Nairobi National Park - the only major city in the world to share spaces with wildlife. One Forty Eight is an ideal location to retreat from or delve into and explore Nairobi. An incredible private home forms the foundation of the hotel, along with 5 suites converted from the on-site artist's studio, the hotel itself spares no modern convenience - delicious food and wine, beautifully appointed rooms, first class

On this day, after breakfast, at 08:45 am your Virgin Wilderness Safaris driver will transfer you to Wilson Airport for your flight scheduled flight departing at 10:20 am to Lewa Downs 11:20 on arrival  you will be met by your guide and transferred to the camp for lunch. Proceed for an afternoon game drive.
Overnight: Sirikoi Lodge
As a small and intimate family-owned safari lodge, Sirikoi offers unrivalled exclusivity and charm. The four luxury tents, Sirikoi Cottage and Private Sirikoi House are perfectly positioned along the spring-fed Sirikoi stream, immersed in nature with wildlife all around.
Sirikoi resembles an eco-chic African home and while it offers a sure sense of luxury and high level of service, it manages to be welcoming, comfortable and unpretentious. All the rooms are spacious and
tastefully designed, with unique décor touches, a sitting area, big Victorian bathtubs, rain-showers, fireplaces and a private deck.
Surrounded by 68,000 acres of pure wilderness of the renowned World Heritage Site, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the location of the lodge is truly exceptional. With Kenya’s arid North to one side, and the lush foothills of Mount Kenya on the other, Sirikoi enjoys a beautiful spring-like climate year round.
Days are as action-packed or as rejuvenating as desired, and Sirikoi offers a range of unique and adventurous activities for all ages to experience and explore the wilderness and wildlife. The wildlife on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is abundant and includes many endangered species such as black and white rhino, and the largest resident population of Grevy’s zebra in the world.
After an early breakfast, your guide will transfer you back to Lewa Down airstrip. Board your scheduled flight departing at 09:05 for the Mara. Upon arrival at about 11:00am, your Masai guide will be waiting to transfer you to Richards Camp.
Richard's River Camp is perfectly situated on the banks of the Njageteck River and is surrounded by 70 acres of private land in the Mara North Conservancy, allowing for total privacy and exclusivity. The Ngoyanai springs provide permanent water, drawing in large numbers of animals to the area around camp. This camp is also particularly known for its resident lion pride which can often been seen hunting right in front of the camp, and most always can be heard roaring during the night.
With only six tents and one large suite, this camp is ideal for individuals as well as exclusive groups who wish to experience the Masai Mara in a personal and intimate setting. Beautifully appointed with furnishings and fabrics collected from all across the world - the result is a casually luxurious tented camp, combining exceptional wildlife with a contemporary ‘Out of Africa’ experience
Cultural experience with the Maasai (optional) If you wish, you can visit a Maasai village to learn more about their customs, history, traditions, arts ... and to see who can jump the highest! This unique encounter costs USD 20 / person, which goes directly to the Maasai village.
Hot air balloon ride & Champagne breakfast(optional) Watch the sun rise over the Maasai Mara and see wildlife from the sky, during a hot air balloon ride! The ride lasts around 1 hour and is followed by a Breakfast in the bush. This beautiful experience is available at an extra cost of US$ 480 per person.
After your last activity in the Masai Mara, you will bed farewell to your hosts at Richards River Camp and your guide will transfer you to the airstrip for your scheduled flight departing at 11:00 for Nairobi-Wilson airport landing at 12:20. Your Nairobi driver will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your flight back home.
(Depending on your international flight times, you can have the driver/guide and the vehicle at your disposal for this afternoon for some sightseeing and shopping in Nairobi or a Day room at one of the major hotels near the airport- all at a minimal extra cost)
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