L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing
Day 1 Nairobi
JAMBO – KARIBU!! Sir Michaels Tours representatives will warmly meet you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport or at your Nairobi Hotel with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials). Proceed to Samburu. We arrive at the intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch. We enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (Twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our camp.
Elephant Bedroom Camp LDBB
Day 2 Samburu Game Reserves
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath-taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari…… Enjoy meals and overnight at our camp.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding.
Elephant Bedroom Camp LDBB
Day 3 Samburu Game Reserves – Lake Nakuru National Park
This morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Nakuru national Park with a brief stop at the Thompson’s Falls for a breath-taking view of the great scenery. We arrive at the lodge to a very warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon enjoy a nature walk led by the camp’s naturalist. As the night falls, led by a professional and experienced night game spotter, we depart for night game viewing drive. It cannot get more exciting than this! The thrill is beyond human explanation. This is an opportunity to see some of the nocturnal animals that we may not see during the day, as we enjoy the sweet cricket melodies and watch the stars twinkle in their splendour. What about spotting an aardvark! An African myth goes that if one spots this rare animal at night is so lucky and may live for over 100 years!! This might be our night!! We return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Mbweha Safari Camp LDBB
Day 4 Lake Nakuru National Park
This morning we enjoy our breakfast then depart for a full day of game viewing. You will enjoy hot lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Some of the interesting places to visit include the baboon cliff, the lion hill and the Mau escarpment. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our Lodge.
Mbweha Safari Camp L-DBB
Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
A hearty early morning breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at the intimate 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome for lunch. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeest, the elusive leopard,cheetah,the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino,topi,burchelle’s zebra, the Maasai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp LDBB
Day 6 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy breakfast then proceed on a full day of game viewing drives & adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast or visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.
Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp LDBB
Day 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi
This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then drive back to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. You will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta international Airport in time for your flight back home.
ASANTE SANA NA SAFARI NJEMA!
Price per Pax Sharing
Prices in US Dollar (USD) Adult: 2 Double/Twin .
Validity Rates per person sharing
High Season US$ 2,580
16th June – 30th June
01 July – 31st October
22nd Dec – 2nd Jan
Mid-Season – US$ 1,969
2nd Jan – 31st March
01st Nov- 21st Dec
Low Season – US$ 1,788
01st April – 15th June
Optional Extras & Activities Per Person
Visit to an off the Beaten Track Masai Manyatta (Village) 30.00
Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara 425.00
Arrival transfer from/ to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Met in our unique style with wet towels and ‘bubbly’
Complimentary Authentic Branded Safari Hat and safari essentials pack
Full Board accommodation while on safari.
Nature Walk at Mbweha Safari Camp
Unlimited supply of bottled, drinking water in the vehicle while on safari
Unlimited mileage on game viewing drives.
Exclusive Use of a custom designed pop-up roof Safari van while on safari
Flying Doctors Cover while on safari
International flight, passport & visa fees
Park entry fees
Comprehensive travel insurance cover.
Balloon Safari ride in Masai Mara
All personal expenses – laundry, telephones, soft & alcoholic drinks, tips to Camp Staff and gratuity to Guide/Driver
Elephant Bedroom Camp
Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs sits this small and exclusive camp of 12 luxury tents – all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury Camp (hot & cold running water, electricity and herbal products).
The lounge and dining area offer vibrant safari colours with original oil paintings, soft intimate lighting designed to relax guests returning from an exciting game drive. Huge herds of elephant, prides of lion or the solitary leopard amongst other game are regular visitors around the camp providing excellent game viewing in spectacular scenic background of rugged rolling hills.
Dining is a culinary experience with al-fresco breakfast, 3 course lunch and 4 course candle lit gourmet dinner set either under the African sky or inside the well-appointed dining area.
Mbweha Safari Camp
Tucked away in the spectacular vastness of The Great Rift Valley on a private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is nestled up against the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park with beautiful views of the Eburu and Mau Ranges.
Ten cottages built of lava stone and thatched makuti roof add glamour and style to its contemporary African ambience with clever use of indigenous artefacts, fabric and modern cooking pots. Every cottage, styled individually, is surrounded by Candelabra Euphorbia, yellow barked Acacia and other indigenous trees that provide a relaxed atmosphere as you listen to the African night sounds of a lion roar or the laughter of the hyena in the distance. Bush walks, night game drives, sun-downers or bush breakfast and hot air ballooning over the spectacular Great Rift Valley and the lakes below are additional activities that you can enjoy and enhance your stay in truly remarkable and authentic African setting.
Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp
As the maxim goes: Location! Location! Location! Set on the banks of the Talek River and overlooking the Mara plains, Tipilikwani Camp has one of the most spectacular views available. Set in the middle of what is considered the greatest wildlife reserve in Africa, Maasai Mara is home to one of the modern wonders of the world; the wildebeest migration as well as home to the Big Five. Enjoy an alfresco breakfast by the Talek River or a cold refreshing drink over a spectacular sunset or experience fine dining by candlelight all overlooked by carefully trained attentive staff. During the day, search for lions, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino, giraffe, zebra, hippo and over 500 resident bird species including larks, sunbirds and the Lilac- Breasted Roller This is the Tipilikwani Experience.