Sky Safari Kenya Connoisseur
Welcome to Our 8 Days Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi
An international cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is a place of trendy café, leafy suburbs and glistening skyscrapers. It is also home to the only national park in the world that borders a city. An African metropolis abuzz with a rich cultural history, Nairobi is the East African hub for finance, technology and innovation. 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.
Day 2 and Day 3: 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 84km 2 rhino sanctuary, making Meru one of the prime destinations to see rhino in their natural habitat. The bird life 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 bird life, and more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa. Activities include nature walks, fishing in the streams, shared game drives to Kora and Bisanadi National Reserves, and evening shared game drives back to camp.Elsa’s Kopje blends African elegance and romance in the wild setting of Meru National Park. Named after Elsa the lioness made famous by Born Free, the autobiographical story and movie of George and Joy Adamson, the lodge is nestled into a rocky kopje. A refuge of luxury in a rugged environment, the charming cottage suites are built around the natural features of the kopje, each enjoying unique breath-taking views over the sweeping Meru plains. An elegant bar and dining area and inviting infinity pool complete the Elsa’s experience.
Day 4 and Day 5: Loisaba Conservancy
Loisaba Conservancy is outstandingly beautiful, its abundant wildlife is truly wild and its accommodation is comfortable beyond measure. Loisaba is made for adventure: guests enjoy complete freedom to choose how they spend their time so the only barrier is your own imagination. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, raft, horseback-ride or drive through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the vast property. Loisaba is immense: bigger than ten of the world’s fully-fledged nations. You could take months exploring this land and never encounter the same view twice. We can assure you that you will not bump into anyone else and you will see the most extraordinary natural wonders – spectacular animal life that is wild, free and exhilarating to observe and a kaleidoscopic variety of birds, both endemic and migratory.
Loisaba Tented Camp Perched on the edge of an escarpment to take in uninterrupted views all the way to snow-capped Mt. Kenya, Loisaba is a retreat of sophisticated natural styling. Spacious airy tents are designed to compliment and enhance the enjoyment of the sweeping views, with wide verandas and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. Africa’s most picturesque infinity pool seemingly blends into the Laikipia horizon, and the expansive main areas are beautifully adorned in African chic furnishings.
Day 6 and Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve
The Masai Mara is famous for its astounding numbers of wildlife. With both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, elephant, to name a few, as well as over 450 bird species, the vast fertile plains are dense with game. The area has been classified among the “Seven Wonders of the World” due to the extraordinary annual migration from July – November when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in search of greener pastures.
Sand River Masai Mara
Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.
Day 8: Fly Back to Nairobi
Enjoy a final morning in the Masai Mara on a game drive or relaxing in camp. After lunch your Sky Safari plane will bring you back to Nairobi. That evening you’ll be treated to dinner at one of Nairobi’s most delectable restaurants, then chauffeured to the airport in good time for your international flight home.