This safari has a strong focus on the rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants back into the wild, a process that can take up to 10 years, and a 12 month sponsorship to support the invaluable work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is included with your booking. You’ll also enjoy an abundance of other wildlife on games drives and guided walks.
Duration: 12 Days
Trip focus: An exclusive African safari including visits with orphaned elephants
Accommodation: Small hotels, guesthouses and Camps
Transport: A wide range including 4WD vehicles
Group Size: Maximum 8
Single Supplement: Very limited single rooms available, (no single rooms available at Ithumba), please enquire.
Operator: This tour is run by our trusted local experts in Africa
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Ends: Nairobi, Kenya
Karen will be taking just 8 participants on this exclusive ‘safari in comfort’ so early booking is essential! In particular the privately-owned Ithumba Camp in Tsavo East is in very high demand and we can only hold our provisional bookings for a short time!
WHATS NOT INCLUDED:
Independent arrival at Jomo Kenya Xa International Airport, Kenya. The Ololo team will be there to greet you and take you on a game drive through Nairobi National Park to Ololo Lodge, which is situated on the edge of the Park.
Included: All meals and activites
Excluded: Premium imported wines, champagne & spirits
Spend a full day at Ololo relaxing and recovering from your flight. Experience your first game drive and the abundant wildlife within the Park. In the afternoon you’ll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see your baby elephant and learn about the invaluable work the Trust does to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants. Watch as the babies come in from their day in the bush for their their milk and bed time, all under the watchful eye of their keepers.
A final game drive from Ololo to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Tsavo East National Park, where you will be met by the Ithumba team and taken on a game drive through Tsavo East and on to the camp. As well as the elephants the scenery of this area is outstanding. A range of unique wildlife can be seen on both game drives and guided walks.
Includes: all meals, bar drinks and house wines, transfers, all game-viewing actvites and all taxes. Excludes: Premium imported wines, champagne & spirits
Activities: DSWT orphaned elephant unit visits, game drives and walking
A morning drive through the Park to join your charter flight. Watch the landscape change as you fly north towards Laikipia. On arrival you will be met by the Sabuk team and driven to Sabuk Lodge. This lodge is perched on a cliff overlooking the cascading Ewaso Nyiro River.
Northern Laikipia is home to thousands of elephant, greater kudu and the elusive, endangered African Wild Dog. This is a great opportunity to explore and walk close to wildlife, guided by magnificent Laikipiak tribesmen sharing their local knowledge. While here you will have the opportunity to visit a school and a traditional village.
Includes: all meals, bar drinks and house wines, transfers, all game-viewing activities, and all taxes.
Your scheduled flight from Loisaba airstrip will fly you south over the Great Rie Valley to the Maasai Mara. The vehicle from Speke’s Camp will be there to meet you and game drive you back to camp.
Includes: all meals, bar drinks and house wines, transfers, all game-viewing activities, laundry, and taxes.
After a leisurely breakfast, and an early morning game drive if you wish, head to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. After landing at Wilson Airport drive to the leafy suburb of Karen, named after Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, Her former farmhouse is now a museum, and the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens are a pleasant spot for lunch.
Your wonderful safari ends with a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connect with your flight home
|Start Date||End Date||Spaces Available||Cost|
|14th Jan 2018||25th Jan 2018||8||USD9880|