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Begin your journey in Meru National Park. Game drives will take you through forests, past giant baobab trees, through clear spring-fed streams lined with palms. This is lion and elephant country, but also Meru has many rare species including caracal, the beautiful Lesser Kudu, aardwolf, and over 400 species of birds.

Known as one of Kenya’s best safari areas, venture into Laikipia’s vast open stretches of African savanna scattered with abundant game including Grevy’s zebras, black rhino, lion, leopard, wild dogs, buffalo and thousands of elephants. 

End your trip in the Mara North conservancy neighboring the well-known Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp’s remote location allows the stars to shine bright at night, undimmed by harsh lighting;  enjoy the unique experience of listening to the sounds of lion, leopard and hyena foraging and hunting, whilst being cosseted with traditional and modern comforts such as a campfire and cozy duvets.

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Day 1

Upon arrival into Nairobi, after completing immigration and customs formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to Hemingways Nairobi, where you will stay for one night.

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Day 2

At a time to be advised: You will be collected by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to the Wilson Airport for your scheduled charter flight to Kinna Airstrip. On arrival, you will be collected by a camp vehicle for your road transfer to Elsa’s Kopje, where you will stay for two nights.

Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.

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Day 3

Enjoy one full day of game viewing activities in Meru National Park.

Elsa’s Kopje’s guides are based at the lodge in Meru National Park, they have the whole park to themselves, and know their backyard intimately.  The park has enormous diversity of habitat and wildlife, game drives will take you through forests, past giant baobab trees, through clear spring fed streams lined with palms. This is lion and elephant country, but also Meru has many rare species including caracal, the beautiful Lesser Kudu, aardwolf, and over 400 species of birds.

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Day 4

At a time to be advised: You will be transferred by a camp vehicle to the airstrip for your private charter flight to Loisaba Airstrip. On arrival, you will be transferred by a camp vehicle for your road transfer to Loisaba Tented Camp, where you will stay for two nights. 

Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.

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Day 5

Enjoy one full day of game viewing activities at Loibasa Tented Camp.

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.

One of the best ways to view the wildlife at Loisaba is on a game drive. Whether you go early in the morning or late afternoon, you own informative guide will take you in an open vehicle across the open plains, through the bush or along the river bank viewing the wide variety of game, birds, plants and trees.

Fishing can be arranged in the river and dams all year round. Equipment, both modern and traditional can be supplied together with drinks and a picnic.

Experience the unique exhilaration of horse riding on the plains with a herd of zebra,walking gently through a graceful forest of giraffe or past a herd of elephant. On horseback it is possible to get unusually close to wildlife and our stable of horses have all been reared from birth in the bush so are quite accustomed to its presence. We do, however, require a reasonable degree of riding skill.

A great way to view the stunning diversity of Loisaba is on foot. You will be accompanied by traditional Samburu guides whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, cultural and history is unmatched.

For a unique cultural experience, spend an afternoon down at the traditional Masai village – a great experience see how the Masai live, watch them dance and view some of their beadwork.

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Day 6

At a time to be advised: You will be transferred by a camp vehicle to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival, you will be collected by a camp vehicle for your road transfer to Sand River Masai Mara, where you will stay for two nights.

Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.

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Day 7

Enjoy one full day of game viewing activities in the Masai Mara.

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomizes Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

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Day 8

At a time to be advised: You will be transferred by a camp vehicle to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, you will be collected by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport for your departure flight.

Return home, taking with you the sights, sounds, and memories of an incredible African adventure!

Included

  • Scheduled activities/tours (i.e. with other guests) as specified. Most safari camps and lodges include two game activities per day (morning and afternoon);
  • Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while traveling;
  • Services of lodge guides and staff;
  • Air/ground transfers as specified;
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable tourism levies and all relevant Value Added Government Sales Tax (GST);
  • Relevant park fees;
  • All accommodation as specified;
  • Excursions/activities as specified;
  • Drinks – differs between camps/lodges;
  • Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the tariff quoted;
  • Alluring Africa final documentation.

Excluded

  • Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
  • Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance – which is essential;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;
  • International airfare.