Magnificent Kenya - Luxury Safari

This luxury Kenya air safari includes great savings to some of Kenya’s most prestigious safari camps – Tortilis in Amboseli, Lewa Safari Camp (Lewa Conservancy) and Cottar’s 1920s Camp in the Masai Mara. After a night at Nairobi’s famous Giraffe Manor, continue to each camp by light aircraft. The tour includes game drives, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts, sundowners and a complimentary massage. Flexible departures (any day).

 

 

The Giraffe Manor was built in 1932 and is surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest with superb views of the Ngong Hills. In 1974 the founders of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) bought the Manor and moved two highly endangered baby Rothschild giraffe to the estate. These thrived and have produced several further generations of giraffe. Today, Giraffe Manor is a small and elegant boutique hotel and offers the unique experience of feeding and photographing giraffe from your breakfast table, at the front door and even from a bedroom window! The hotel is personally hosted and has high levels of service and fine dining.

Tortilis Camp is an award-winning luxury tented camp in a private Conservancy bordering Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is best known for unrivalled views of Africa’s highest mountain – Kilimanjaro – and for  its elephant population – over 1000 elephant in the Park eco-system, which are some of the biggest elephant in Africa.

Tortilis Camp is named after the flat topped umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and is situated just outside the Park in one of Amboseli’s few remaining areas of unspoilt woodland.

Lewa Safari Camp has 12 luxurious tents in a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with outstanding game viewing and spectacular views to Mt. Kenya to the south and arid lowlands to the north. The camp is based within the private 65,000 acre wildlife conservancy of the Lewa Wilderness Trust and overlooks a floodlit waterhole. The central area has well maintained gardens with a large sunny verandah and a swimming pool in which to cool off during the day. Activities at Lewa Safari Camp include game drives in 4×4 Land Cruisers, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts, sundowners, horse-riding*, camel trekking*, excursions* to a local village or forest, educational talks on the history and the day-to-day operation of the Conservancy and beauty treatments*. (*supplements apply).

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp is situated in an extensive and exclusive concession between the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves. This area offers the discerning client a guarantee of privacy. It provides the highest standard of service and professional guiding, recalling an era of luxury and quality reminiscent of a golden era – one of romance, adventure and elegance.

The camp accommodates up to 12 guests in spacious tents which are luxuriously furnished and incorporate original safari antiques from the 1920’s. From the chairs at the front of your tent you can enjoy the fine views across the plains. Activities include game drives and walking safaris.

 

Highlights:

  • A unique stay at Giraffe Manor
  • Transfers between Nairobi and the camps are on scheduled flights to get you straight to the wildlife avoiding lengthy road transfers.
  • Airstrip transfers to camps and game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles (not vans) for the best game-viewing opportunities.
  • Fully qualified / professional driver-guides
  • Bush Breakfasts and relaxing “sundowner” drinks at scenic viewpoints
  • At camps all meals, game drives and local guided walks are included in the price. Optional excursions available (horse-riding, camel-riding, village visits etc).
  • One complimentary 30 minute massage included (at Cottar’s 1920s Camp – one per tent).

 

Itinerary

Magnificent Kenya – Luxury Safari

Day 1

Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Nairobi’s unique Giraffe Manor for 1 night (Lunch and dinner with wine / soft drinks included).  NB Giraffe Manor is closed between March and June – clients accommodated at House of Waine during this time (including lunch and dinner but excluding drinks).

Day 2

Early breakfast and then transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson airport for the morning flight to Amboseli. Met at the airstrip and transfer to Tortilis Camp for 2 nights. Settle into your luxury tent and have lunch. After Afternoon Tea head out in the camp’s 4×4 safari vehicle (shared) on a game drive in search of the area’s renowned wildlife. Enjoy sundowners at a scenic point then return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

(At Tortilis Camp including game drives and activities in the Conservancy and Amboseli National Park).

Day 4

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Wilson and connect to the flight to Lewa Downs. Met at the airstrip and transfer to Lewa Safari Camp for 2 nights. Relax at camp or take an optional excursion (supplements apply) such as a visit to a cultural village, horse-riding, camel riding or a guided walk in Ngare Ndare Forest . After lunch and Afternoon Tea head out on a game drive in the camp’s shared 4×4 safari vehicle, ending with sundowners. Dinner and overnight at Lewa Safari Camp.

Day 5

(At Lewa Safari Camp including game drives and activities in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy).

Day 6

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for the direct flight to the Masai Mara. Met at the airstrip and transfer to Cottar’s 1920s Camp for 2 nights. Settle into your tent and relax at camp before having lunch. Following Afternoon Tea go in search of the Masai Mara’s Big Five in the camp’s shared 4×4 safari vehicle, ending with sundowners. Dinner and overnight at Cottar’s 1920s Camp.

Day 7

Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari

(At Cottar’s 1920s Camp including game drives and activities).

Day 8

Early morning game activities. After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the 11 am flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson airport (arrives approx 12.15h). Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or a hotel (hotel not included but can be added at a supplement).

 

Kenya Coast Add-On

Alternatively – arrive at Wilson on Day 8 as above and connect to a flight to Diani / Ukunda on the Kenya Coast. Transfer to your choice of Kenya Beach Resort for a few nights. On the last day transfer to Ukunda airport for the flight back to Nairobi Wilson where you will be met and transferred to the international airport. Contact us for more information and a quotation.

 

Prices

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Magnificent Kenya – Luxury Safari: Prices are Per Person (minimum 2)

Tours include: Nairobi airport transfers. Giraffe Manor for 1 night (including Dinner with wine / soft drinks and Breakfast). House of Waine to be booked when Giraffe Manor is closed (including lunch and dinner but excluding drinks). Flights Nairobi – Amboseli –Nairobi – Lewa – Mara – Nairobi. 2 nights at each of Tortilis Safari Camp, Lewa Safari Camp and Cottar’s 1920s Camp each on a Full Board basis including return transfers from airstrip to camp, day and evening game drives (in shared vehicle) with expert driver / guide, sundowner, bush breakfast (weather permitting), limited laundry and all government taxes / conservancy fees and taxes. 30 minute massage included at Cottar’s 1920s Camp (one per tent).

Tours exclude: international flights, travel insurance, visas, porter / guide tips, beverages unless specified and items of a personal nature.

Please select your currency:
Dates From Dates To Per Adult Sharing Package Single Room Supplement Package Child Sharing Package (2-11 years) Child Sharing Package (12-16 years)
01-Jul-18 31-Oct-18 6505 USD 1645 USD 2935 USD 5010 USD
01-Nov-18 15-Dec-18 5635 USD 1385 USD 2600 USD 4390 USD
16-Dec-18 03-Jan-19 5940 USD 1790 USD 2505 USD 4455 USD
04-Jan-19 15-Mar-19 5895 USD 1545 USD 2790 USD 4660 USD
16-Mar-19 31-Mar-19 5450 USD 1460 USD 2520 USD 4395 USD
01-Apr-19 31-May-19 4685 USD 1015 USD 2200 USD 3705 USD
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 6335 USD 1635 USD 3050 USD 4925 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 6780 USD 1865 USD 3050 USD 5270 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 6345 USD 1775 USD 2790 USD 5010 USD
01-Nov-19 15-Dec-19 5835 USD 1545 USD 2740 USD 4600 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

LOW SEASON PRICES APPLY TO STAYS STARTED & COMPLETED WITHIN THE APPLICABLE DATE BAND

NB Giraffe Manor closed 27 March to 01 June 2019 – clients will be accommodated in the Malaika Suite at the House of Waine (Full Board basis excluding drinks).

Festive supplement of US$ 98 per person per night at Giraffe Manor between Dec 23 2018 and Jan 01 2019

Child Policy:

  • Children under 2 years stay free of charge (cot may be payable locally).
  • One child 2-16 years sharing with 2 adults pays price shown.
  • If one child shares with one adult, child pays child price shown and adult pays Per Adult rate plus Single Supplement.
  • Reductions are also available for children in own room – please contact us for details.

 

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UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-855-372-3274 (Phil Bottrell)

 

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