Amboseli Sundowners

  • Day 1

    Welcome to Kenya!

    You shall arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where upon arrival, you will be welcomed and met by your Elewana representative and chauffeured to your hotel in Nairobi.

    Your 1 night stay at Hemingways Nairobi is on half board basis and drinks (excluding premium drinks).

    ABOUT HEMINGWAYS NAIROBI

    Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive boutique hotel far from the bustle of central Nairobi. An all-suite property providing full butler service, gourmet restaurant, a brasserie and a bar, it is perfectly placed for trips to Nairobi National Park and the capital.

    Hemingways Nairobi has a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Each of the 45 suites is a generous size, all with walk-in dressing rooms and a terrace with magnificent views of the Ngong Hills. Enjoy a light lunch in the Brasserie overlooking the well tended gardens.

        • Plantation-style boutique hotel with the Ngong Hills in the distance
        • 45 suites all lined with hand cut Italian marble, walk-in wardrobe, double vanity, separate toilet, bath and shower and a terrace
        • Personal butler service for every guest
        • Spa makes use of sacred rituals to cleanse and reinvigorate
        • Contemporary modern cuisine using locally sourced artisan producers and accompanied by the finest selection of wines

    Day 2

    Breakfast at Hemingways Nairobi.

    Check-out and transfer to Wilson Airport Nairobi, gateway to the flying safaris in Kenya. Time to board the Elewana Executive Grand Caravan. Your SkySafari will now take to the Air!

    Flight to Amboseli National Park. After a 45 minutes flight, you will land in the middle of the Park, the Tortilis Camp Team welcoming you at the airstrip.

    You will board your safari vehicles to be transferred to your Camp, with your first game drive en-route.

    Arrival at the Camp in time for your lunch.

    Afternoon game drive. Sundowner before driving back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

    Your stay at Tortilis Camp is for 2 nights in an en-suite Safari Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).

    ABOUT TORTILIS CAMP

    Tortilis is a Classic Luxury Safari Camp. It has unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro, rising out of the semi-arid bush studded plains – Africa’s highest mountain, and the highest free standing mountain in the world.

    Winner of British Airways’ prestigious eco-tourism award, Tortilis pioneered low impact, high comfort tourism. Guests have access to a private 30,000 acre conservancy facing the mountain; and can enjoy walks with experienced Masai guides, bush breakfasts and sundowners. Tortilis is famous for Northern Italian cuisine based on original family recipes.

    The camp itself

        • 16 tents, en-suite with magnificent views (9 doubles, 7 twin)
        • 1 Private House (with two en suite bedrooms and a private living area)
        • 1 Family Tent (with two en suite bedrooms and a private veranda)
        • Swimming pool & bar, spa/massage, shop
        • Silver level eco-rating, and winner of the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award

    Day 3

    Full day of activities in Amboseli National Park including :

        • Early morning walking safari
        • Bush breakfast
        • Game drives
        • Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

    ABOUT AMBOSELI

    140km south of Nairobi, Amboseli National Park is the second most popular wildlife area in Kenya, famous for its large population of over 1000 resident elephants and for its scenic beauty with the backdrop of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, snow- capped Kilimanjaro.

    Amboseli National Park covers 96,865 acres (392km2), which constitutes less than 5% of the entire 2 million acre ecosystem of the Amboseli basin crossing from Kenya into Tanzania. The lush green wetlands in this otherwise dry area make Amboseli National Park one of the best wildlife-viewing areas on the planet, attracting over 600 species of birds including pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops, 47 types of raptors as well as the African elephant, cape buffalo, impala, hyena, giraffe, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest with lion and cheetah among the big cats that roam the area.

    Amboseli opens your eyes to Africa’s vast space: a photographer’s paradise. Famous for over 1000 elephants, also lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal hunt the prolific plains game; around camp the Acacia Tortilis forest is host to many bird species and literally thousands of weaver nests hang above the tents adding a rousing dawn chorus into the mix.

    Day 4

        • Rise early for a game drive, back in time to the lodge for brunch.
        • Check out, and transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip.
        • The plane will now take you to Meru National Park located in the region of Mount Kenya.
        • Landing at the Meru airstrip, the Elsa’s Kopje Team will welcome you and you will be transferred to the Lodge, arriving in time for High Tea.
        • You will be offered a massage for pure relaxation, or alternatively, you will go on a game drive.
        • Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
        • Your stay at Elsa’s Kopje is for 2 nights in a Cottage Suite, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks).

    ABOUT ELSA’S KOPJE

    Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted round the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda, rock-hewn bathroom, and breathtaking views.

        • 9 open plan, en-suite guest cottages (7 doubles, 2 twins)
        • Elsa’s Private House (1 double & 1 twin room, en-suite) sitting room, veranda & private pool
        • Honeymoon Suite (large double bedroom, en-suite) private sitting room & deck
        • Family cottage, with 2 en-suite bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), a sitting room & private veranda

    Day 5

    Full day of activities in Meru National Park including :

        • Day and night game drives
        • Sundowners…
        • Lunch, dinner and overnight at the Camp.

    ABOUT MERU NATIONAL PARK

    Meru National Park, wild and remote, lies 10km north of the equator between Mount Kenya and the Nyambeni Mountains, 350km from Nairobi. Meru forms part of a larger conservation area covering 370,000 acres including the adjoining Kora, Rahole and Bisanadi Reserves. The park also incorporates an 84km2 rhino sanctuary, making Meru one of the prime destinations to see rhino in their natural habitat. The birdlife is extraordinarily colourful and abundant with over 400 species of birds.

    Rugged and remote, Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Visitors get the whole place to themselves: all 870 km2 of it, including a thriving rhino sanctuary inside the Park. Famous for large elephant herds, lion and birdlife, and more diversity of animal species than any park in East Africa; Meru is also the only National Park to permit ranger-guided bush walks. Other activities include fishing in the streams, game drives to Kora and Bisanadi National Reserves, and night game drives back to camp.

    Day 6

    This morning, an early departure for a safari walk. Lunch served at the Lodge before your transfer back to the Meru airstrip.

    Take off, and after flying about 90 minutes, you will land in the middle of the Masai Mara Reserve.

    The Sand River Masai Mara Team will welcome you at the Keekorok airstrip. You will be transferred to the camp with a game drive en-route, and arriving in time for Sundowners. Dinner and overnight at the Camp

    Your stay at Sand River Masai Mara is for 2 nights in a Luxurious Safari Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks)

    ABOUT SAND RIVER MASAI MARA

    Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year. For those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentration of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and. Of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.

        • 16-tented rooms divided into two separate but adjoining accommodation areas (split into 10/6).
        • A 2-bedroom en suite family tent with private lounge.
        • Enclosed tents including eco-friendly wooven strand bamboo floor adorned with throw carpets.
        • Resident experienced wildlife guides, Silver and Bronze level KPGSA certified.

    Day 7

    Enjoy a Bush Breakfast, followed by a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

    Back to the Camp for a Dinner Under The Stars.

    Overnight at the Camp.

    ABOUT MASAI MARA RESERVE

    The Masai Mara Game Reserve is often called simply “The Mara” – a Masai word meaning “mottled” – a reference to its patchy landscape.

    The Reserve covers 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of distinctive acacia trees. It is about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.

    The wildlife of the Masai Mara is world-renowned, with the so-called “Big Five”- buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros – evident throughout the year. The “Big Nine” – including cheetah, zebra, giraffe and hippo – extends this experience.

    The Masai Mara also plays host to the ‘Annual Migration’ but whatever the time of year the resident wildlife will surely enthrall and entertain all who visit this wondrous reserve.

    Finally let us not forget the colorful inhabitants of this exceptional landscape. The Masai are a proud semi-nomadic cattle-rearing people with a fascinating culture, divided into a number of sub-tribes some of which share the Mara region. The Masai are an ever-present reminder of the history and cultural heritage of this sublime and enigmatic landscape, and will surely leave a lasting impression for all.

    Day 8

    This morning will be your last game drive in the Masai Mara Reserve.

    Back to Camp for lunch and mid afternoon, you will be transferred back to the Keekorok airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport Nairobi.

    Your Elewana Representative will welcome you upon arrival. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; before arriving there we will stop at one of Nairobi’s restaurants where dinner will be served. You will arrive at the airport in time for your outbound flight.

    Today your African Safari has come to an end. We trust you will take home memories to last a lifetime and hope that we are able to say ‘Karibu Kenya’* again soon!