Kenya 9 day Safari, tailor made

“See the Big Five in the shadow of Mount Kenya and on the dusty plains of Samburu National Park, then head for the dazzling Kenyan coast for some well-deserved beachside RnR.”

Highlights

Nairobi | Mount Kenya | Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary | chimpanzee sanctuary | Samburu National Park | Mombassa

Description of Kenya 9 day Safari, tailor made

This 9-night escorted tour shows off Kenya’s finest safari spots as you take to the bush to spot elephants, buffalo, big cats and more.

You’ll start in the bustling, charming city of Nairobi. Your English speaking driver and expert guide will meet you at your hotel before driving you into the heart of Kenya’s national parks. Your first stop is Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary where you will spend three magical nights in tented luxury. With Mount Kenya as your jaw-dropping backdrop, you will enjoy several game drives into the sanctuary for your first glimpses of Kenya’s magical wildlife. The sanctuary is home not only to the big 5, but also southern white and black rhino and chimpanzees,

Next you will head to Samburu National Park, home to huge herds of elephant and buffalo, big cats and red-robed tribesmen herding their cattle. It is the perfect place to spot big cats lazing in the trees and from your private veranda you have uninterrupted views of the river and the wildlife it attracts.

Enjoy three full days of game drives and activities before heading to Kenya’s magical south coast. Your trip ends with a relaxing two night stay amid white sand, pristine jungles and unrivalled luxury.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:On arrival into Nairobi you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Your hotel is located in the leafy residential area of Karen and has elegant and spacious accommodation with all the charms of a family home. Use the time to recover from your flight or speak to us about the numerous excursions available into the capital.
Day 2:It is time to head north to Mount Kenya, which looms majestically over the plains at almost 5200m. Your destination is Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary where you will experience tented luxury in a sheltered oasis. Take advantage of the cooler afternoon temperatures as you head out on your first unforgettable game drive.. As one of only four private game conservancies in Kenya, there is a high concentration of wildlife here and your chances of spotting all of the Big Five are excellent. Plus you’ll find chimpanzees and an ever increasing rhino population. (B, L, D)
Day 3-4:Enjoy two full days at the sanctuary with morning and afternoon game drives, plus a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. (B, L, D)
Day 5:This morning you will head to Samburu National Park with a game drive en-route. Samburu National Park is home to huge herds of elephants, giraffes, buffalo and gerenuk plus you have the chance to spot big cats here. You may also witness the red-robed Samburu tribesmen bringing their cattle to the river to drink. Your camp is situated along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River with commanding views of the arid landscape towards the jagged peak of Mount Kenya. (B, L, D)
Day 6-7:You have two full days to make the most of the incredible wildlife in Samburu and all the activities that your camp has to offer. (B)
Day 8-9:After breakfast you will transfer back to Nairobi and then onto the coast. The south coast of Kenya offers white sand beaches, coral reefs, fresh seafood and blue skies. With world class diving, whale watching and water sports at your fingertips you can be as active or relaxed as you like. (B)
Day 10:After breakfast you will be transferred to Mombasa Airport for your flight home. (B)

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Responsible tourism

Kenya 9 day Safari, tailor made

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

During your trip, you will stay in small, boutique hotels, lodges and camps. This ensures that local people are employed and local materials, crafts and produce are used. Many, like House of Waine in Nairobi and your camp in Samburu National Reserve, take measures to go even further by providing eco-friendly toiletries and promoting local businesses and charities.

Your camp at Mount Kenya is one of the few camps allowed within the national park and they ensure that their ecological footprint is as small as possible by ensuring high levels of energy conservation, waste recycling and eschewing the use of pesticides, CFCs and using only local produce.

You will also visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy while at Mount Kenya - Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to three of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a Sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta also seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.

Community

The camp at Mount Kenya, alongside its environmental measures also rely heavily on local people for staff, guides, dancers and entertainers. As a result, the camp offers subsidised medical care to the local community, focusing particularly on child-immunisation and maternal care.

Tents are thatched using locally harvested grasses and erected using traditional methods and local craftsmen. Local orphanages are supported by providing clothes, shoes, food and charitably raised funds and the camp ensure that local traditions and cultures are showcased for guests to appreciate and upheld so that they will continue.

We will also make a contribution for each booking to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the DSWT is one of the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation programs in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the DSWT claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation. You can visit the DSWT while in Nairobi where you will have the chance to gain valuable insight into the work Daphne and her team are undertaking.

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