12 days from £4020pp plus international flights.
The name says it all! This holiday takes you deep into the Kenyan bush to private conservancies dedicated to the protection of some of Africa's most endangered species. This is a chance to see the rare black rhino in its natural habitat, as well as white rhino, and Grevy's zebra found only in northern Kenya and eastern Ethiopia.
You'll be in expert hands with some of the best qualified and most experienced guides in the country. They'll take you on exciting game drives by day and night, lead you on walks in the bush for face-to-face wildlife encounters and enthuse you with their infectious love of the natural world. It's an all-embracing safari experience which no animal lover should miss.
You'll be staying in small camps where you'll soon get to know your hosts who'll regale you with tales of their bush experiences, over a drink around the campfire. You'll have a spacious en-suite tent and private viewing deck in each location. Two of the camps have pools, so you can cool off in the heat of the day, and skilled therapists to administer soothing massages. The third is a more rustic affair, but no less appealing, considered by many the epitome of 'the real Africa'.
So pack your bags - an unforgettable wildlife experience awaits!
You have a second day in Lewa. As well as the rhinos you're likely to encounter elephant, giraffe, buffalo and antelope, all keeping a wary eye out for lion, cheetah and leopard. Look out, too, for Grevy's zebra. Lewa has the world's largest population of these endangered animals. With their dazzling narrow stripes and large ears these are beautiful creatures and it's a rare privilege to see them in such numbers. On arrival back in camp you might want to take advantage of a therapeutic massage to ease any sore muscles. Later you'll dinner by candlelight. Full board.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £4020 (ex. international flights)
Twin-share accommodation; road transfers as listed; domestic flights Wilson-Samburu, Samburu-Nanyuki and Lewa-Wilson; meals as shown; local drinks throughout; game activities as described; park and concession fees.
International flights and taxes; visas; vaccinations; travel insurance; meals not listed; drinks other than local drinks; optional activities and excursions; tips; items of a personal nature.
Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi. International flights from the UK start from around £695, depending on season and availability.
Departure dates: This is a tailor-made holiday and can begin on the day of your choice.
Joy's Camp in the Shaba National Reserve has 10 spacious, elegantly designed en-suite tents overlooking a watering hole.
A traditional bush camp in the game-rich Ol Pejeta Conservancy, with excellent environmental and community responsibiity.
How this holiday helps
If you want to see some rather precious African wildlife species on a safari which is second-to-none in terms of the amazing wildlife experience and wonderful places to stay, this is not one to miss. The three parks you’ll visit are all very special in their own right in terms of the conservation work they are doing, but together this is a wildlife trip which will be hard to beat. As well as seeing some stunning locations and great wildlife in general, you’ll get to see rare rhinos, Grevy’s zebra and even chimpanzees.
Find the best time to visit Kenya
Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.
Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Visas: Visas are required for European passport holders.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.
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Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
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