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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Spirit of Adventure
Location: Kenya
Length: 8 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Moderate, Safari Chic
Priced From: $5100.00





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Macushla House
Leleshwa Camp
Private Mobile Camp

AREAS VISITED:
KENYA
Nairobi
Siana Community Conservation Area
Masai Mara Game Reserve




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SECLUDED KENYA

Iconic Mara In-Depth

Overview

This private safari focuses on the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve and an adjoining private conservancy. Guests will spend several nights in the Siana Community Conservation Area and then move to a private mobile camp set up in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, giving them a front-row seat on all the migration action! To sleep beneath canvas in the bush, under a Milky Way so thick with stars that it looks like clouds, listening for the roar of lions in the distance… There’s no more authentic safari experience.

Accommodations are comfortable and well-located. This safari is sure to meet your wildest expectations!



VIP Meet and Greet service

Exclusive use of vehicle

Exclusive use of the mobile camp in the Maasai Mara Reserve

Cultural interactions with the Maasai, with options for whole day Maasai excursion

Bush walks and night drives in the Siana Community Conservancy




Full Itinerary


 
 

DAY 1 Nairobi

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Born Free Safaris who will greet you and assist with the transfer to Norfolk Hotel for overnight.

Fairmont The Norfolk has played a leading role in Kenya’s colorful history, and continues to be Nairobi’s finest and best-known luxury hotel. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which still has its own private tropical gardens. The hotel is still the traditional starting point for safaris and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi’s most famous meeting place, where drinks and light meals are served continuously from morning until midnight.
Norfolk Hotel (Breakfast)

DAY 2 Ol Pejeta Conservancy

This morning you will be transferred to Wilson airport for a morning flight to Nanyuki airstrip. Upon arrival your guide will transfer you to the camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy; journey time is approximately one hour. Lunch at camp then relax until afternoon tea is served. Venture out onto the rolling plains on a game drive to enjoy the wonderful array of game on offer. Game driving in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a rare pleasure with few vehicles in the wilderness zone. Upon returning to camp join other guests for a drink around the campfire or in the cosy lounge tent where you will join your hosts for dinner.

Kicheche Laikipia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3 & 4 Ol Pejeta Conservancy

There are a range of activities to choose from today including lion tracking, mountain biking, canoeing, game driving or take a walking excursion with one of our guides and a ranger. Walks range from 2-3 hours and can be adapted to suit your preference. Enjoy a picnic breakfast out on the plains before returning to camp. In the afternoon of Day 3, visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where you will see and learn about rescued orphaned chimps, then continue on your evening game drive until dusk. On Day 4′s afternoon one can explore the wilderness again on a game drive, visit the ranching program or the Wildlife Centre. Drinks tonight will be around the campfire or in our cosy lounge, dinner will be served in the adjacent dining tent.

Kicheche Laikipia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 Masai Mara Game Reserve (naibosha Conservancy)

Following a leisurely al fresco breakfast depart for Nanyuki airstrip for your morning flight to Masai Mara. Upon arrival at the airstrip your Kicheche guide will be there to welcome you and drive you to the camp – Kicheche Valley – whilst enjoying a short game drive en route.

At the camp you will have some time for leisure, lunch and afternoon tea. Then you will set off for your afternoon game drive followed by evening sundowner drinks overlooking the plains. Arrive back in camp in time to take a shower then gather around the camp fire.

Kicheche Valley Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

ADVENTURE OPTION
Lion Tracking

DAY 6 & 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve (naibosha Conservancy)

Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent. Enjoy a full breakfast at camp before setting off on a full day game drive to the reserve or another conservancy. You will see differing terrain along with plenty of animal and bird species on your extended game drive. Take a break in one of the many scenic viewpoints where your picnic lunch will be set out. After your break continue game driving until you arrive back at camp late in the afternoon. Wind down at camp after an exhilarating day in the field and gather at the campfire for an aperitif before dinner is served later in the evening.

On Day 7′s morning, take an escorted game walk, which takes approximately 2 hours and offers another perspective in viewing the terrain and fauna whilst crossing the plains. This afternoon you may wish to visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) or take another evening game drive.

Kicheche Valley Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 Your Journey Onwards

An early morning game drive followed by breakfast then we transfer you back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi and your outbound flight back home.

(Breakfast)

Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Nov 01, 2013 – Sep 30, 2014 $4785.00 Contact Us

Rates include land arrangements and internal air as specified:
Nairobi – Nanyuki Airstrip; Nanyuki Airstrip – Mara; Mara – Nairobi
International airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

TOUR DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
This tour is operated by an associate and subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received. Accommodations are subject to change; you will be notified of these changes in advance whenever possible. Substitutions would be in the same or better category.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.