This safari offers a magical 8-day safari with more than a hint of adventure – from the rugged and beautiful wilds of Meru, to the rolling plains of Loisaba and its offering of exciting safari activities, to the spectacle of nature’s greatest theatre, the Masai Mara. The allure of the Kenya Wilderness captures the true essence of the country, as you marvel at Amboseli’s famed elephants; lose yourself in the Hollywood romance of Meru, and be awed by the finest wildlife viewing in the world in the Masai Mara.
Day 1: Nairobi – Hemingways Hotel
Welcome to Kenya!,You shall arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where upon arrival, you will be welcomed and met by an Image Travel 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).
Day 2: Nairobi – Meru – Elsa’s Kopje
Breakfast at Hemingways Nairobi. Check-out and transfer to Wilson Airport Nairobi, gateway to the flying safaris in Kenya. Time to board the SkySafari Executive Grand Caravan. Your SkySafari will now take to the Air! The plane will take you to Meru National Park located in the region of Mount Kenya. The Elsa’s Kopje Team will welcome you and you will be transferred to the Lodge, where lunch will be served. You will be offered a massage for pure relaxation, or alternatively 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). Overnight at Elsa’s Kopje. Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Meru Elsa’s – Elsa’s Kopje
Your best chance of spotting game is early in the morning or late afternoon, so rise early and head off into the wilderness. After a morning filled with excitement return to the lodge to relax and to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Explore more of Meru National Park on a game drive with sundowner drinks served overlooking the park, before returning to the lodge in time for dinner. Overnight at Elsa’s Kopje. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Meru – Laikipia – Loisaba’s Star Beds
Enjoy a brisk nature walk and enjoy the views from up the hill which forms the Kopje (or small rocky outcrop) that Elsa’s is built on. Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure before lunch will be served overlooking Meru National Park. After lunch you will board the SkySafari aircraft for a 40-minute flight to the Loisaba Conservancy – Laikipia. The team from Loisaba Tented Camp will warmly welcome you and take you on a game drive en-route to the camp where you will arrive in time for drinks and dinner. Your stay at Loisaba Tented Camp is for 2 nights in a Standard Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks). Subject to availability guests can spend one night at Loisaba’s Star Beds. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Laikipia – Loisaba’s Star Beds
A great way to view the stunning diversity of Loisaba is on foot. You will be accompanied on your early morning walking safari by traditional Samburu guides whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched. Return to camp for a late breakfast and a refreshing swim. Lunch will be served at camp before you set off on a game drive in search of the elusive wild dog or try and spot the rare Grevy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx or the Greater Kudu. If you prefer, try your hand at fishing in the river or visit the resident anti-poaching team with its two sniffer dogs. Sundowner drinks will be served out in the wilds of Africa whilst your chef prepares mouthwatering snacks live on the BBQ. Arrive back at the camp for a Dinner Under the Loisaba’s Star Beds. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Laikipia – Masai Mara – Sand River Masai Mara
After a restful night’s sleep another day full of activities awaits. Your guide will take you on a game drive; the adventurous can explore Loisaba on camel-back (optional). A full breakfast is laid out in the bush before you return to camp. After lunch you will be transferred to the Loisaba airstrip for your SkySafari flight to the world renowned Masai Mara where the team from Sand River Masai Mara will warmly welcome you. Enjoy a game drive en-route to this remote Camp where you will arrive in time for sundowner drinks and dinner. Your stay at Sand River Masai Mara is for 2 nights in a Luxury Safari Tent, and is on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, bush activities and drinks – excluding premium drinks). Dinner and Overnight at Sand River Masai Mara. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Masai Mara – Sand River Masai Mara
Early breakfast, followed by a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.A picnic hamper lunch will be served out in the wilds. Stop at an authentic Masai Village to interact and learn about the customs and culture of this colorful tribe. Back to the Camp for a Farewell Dinner. Overnight at Sand River Masai Mara. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi Departure
Bush breakfast followed by game drive, back to Camp for lunch. Mid afternoon, you will be transferred back to the Keekorok airstrip for your flight at 16:00 to Wilson Airport Nairobi. Your Image Travel Representative will welcome you upon arrival. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to the airport in time for your outbound flight. End of Services.
High Season: 4th January – 31st March 2023,1st June – 31st June 2023, 1st November – 19th December 2023.
Single Room Supplement US$8,117
Per person sharing US$6,764
Low Season: 1st April – 31st May 2023
Single Room Supplement US$6,962
Per person sharing US$5,489
Peak Season: 1st July – 31st October 2023, 20th December – 3rd January 2023
Single Room Supplement: US$9,269
Per Person sharing US$6,994
– When booked, the Nairobi overnight is at Hemingways on Halfboard, drinks* included
– All domestic flights in executive aircraft (depending on schedule of international outbound flight)
– All statutory taxes for the flights mentioned above
– Full board accommodation, drinks* and laundry services at Meru Elsa’s Kopje – 2 nights,
Loisaba Tented Camp – 2 nights, Sand River Masai Mara Camp – 2 nights
– Shared daytime game drives in specially adapted 4×4 game drive vehicles
– Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
– Safari activities such as: sundowners in the bush, walking safari with traditional Samburu guides,
dinner under the stars, bush breakfast, massage, nature walk, authentic Masai village visit, farewell dinner
– All transfers, including to / from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
– Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
*Drinks include: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea/coffee, beer, house wines, selected spirits