Fly aboard your chosen air carrier as you wing your way to Africa and the safari adventure of a lifetime
Your arrival into Nairobi is met with a VIP escort to assist in clearing immigration and customs, thereafter transferring to you hotel for a refreshing rest prior to joining your connecting flight to Tortillas Camp at Amboseli.
Tortilis Camp has a prime location for witnessing the majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and embraces a hill in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity. Your late afternoon safari drive marks the beginning of a wondrous adventure. (B,D)
Begin your morning on safari in your quest for the elusive “Big Five” of the animal kingdom. Tortillas is designed for the wildlife enthusiast, the photographer and those who wish to experience Africa in its natural, untamed state. Your eyes open to new horizons, new images. As your Land Rover takes you into the bush, making its own pathway where needed, experience an open-air, close-up view of the unspoiled natural setting of these environs and the animals that inhabit its domain. Allow yourself to feel the excitement of the hunt, the thrill of the pursuit and the capture, by photograph or memory of animals in the wild. It is here on safari that you will forever gain an understanding of the feeling and the spirit of this fascinating continent. The warmest of welcomes awaits your return to camp where you will find both wine and feast to appease the heartiest of appetites. (B, L, D)
Enjoy an early morning safari prior to joining you flight transfer to the Lewa Campsite and your accommodation in one of only 12 luxury tents, providing near exclusivity as you enjoy both wondrous animal sightings and the excellent amenities on site. Game viewing possibilities are unparalleled as you continue you hunt for the “Big 5.” After a leisurely lunch, revisit the bush this late afternoon and search another of the animal habitats that spread far and wide across the beautiful savannah. Upon completion of your game drive, enjoy a relaxing sundowner beverage as you sit with your fellow travelers to compare the sights and experiences of another exciting day on safari. (B, L, D)
Sprawling over the rolling plains north of Mt Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a prolific wildlife conservancy that is popular with celebrities, conservationists, writers and photographers. Lewa found recent media attention with stories of a Royal romance and the fairytale engagement that followed.
Visitors to Lewa are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area. The Wildlife Conservancy is home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra in the world, and its range of habitats attracts diverse birdlife and hosts over 200 Black and White rhino.
Featuring large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari camp offers authentic comfort for its visitors; cozy log fires in the sitting room are perfect for relaxing after a day in the Conservancy. This unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness. (B,L,D)
Day 06 / Lewa Safari Camp – Olare Mara Kempenski Camp
Fly to Masai Mara National Park and your safari camp at Olare Mara Kempenski. The Olare Motorogi Conservancy has a higher density of lions (around 90) than any other area within the greater Mara ecosystem. Featuring twelve tents, a central lounge and dining area, a tented bar set deep within a forested glade and a shaded swimming pool, the Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara delivers the ultimate fusion of untamed wilderness and sophisticated elegance. (B,L,D)
Rise early this morning and let your senses thrill to the heartbeat of Africa ~ the sights and sounds of an early morning safari. It is at this time of day that you will find the activity on safari to be at its peak, and an early riser seldom goes unrewarded. Your expert guide will teach you the methods of tracking ~ be it a lion’s print in the sand, a cheetah’s spoor aside the road, the agitation and movement of small deer and birdlife, each an integral component in the search for the more elusive of species. The thrill of the trek, the splendor of the topography, the freshness of the air and the propinquity to nature, all enhanced by the sighting of animals in the wild form lifelong memories. (B, L, D)
Complete your stay at Olare Mara with a last morning safari, where whether sighting birdlife, the splendor of an African sunrise, the beauty of the topography of a lion kill in the bush, each and every safari experience offers its own beauty and thrill. Your road transfer brings you to the Sand River Safari Camp. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara 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.
Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.
Sand River Masai Mara comprises of 16-tented accommodations – including 1 family tent – each divided into two separate but adjoining campsites, with each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, thereby creating an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy. (B,L,D)
Wake this morning to the brilliance of an African sunrise. The richness of color sets the forest afire with the glowing reds and shimmering yellows of the newborn day. It is this experience of sight, sound, and emotion that causes so many to return and some never to leave this continent called Africa. It is a rare opportunity, and one that shall be treasured over a lifetime of wondrous memories. Your return to camp is welcomed by the genuinely attentive staff who will see to your ever need and prepare the setting for another culinary delight. (B, L, D)
Rise early this morning and let your senses thrill to the heartbeat of Africa ~ the sights and sounds of an early morning safari. It is at this time of day that you will find the activity on safari to be at its peak, and an early riser seldom goes unrewarded. Your expert guide will teach you the methods of tracking ~ be it a lion’s print in the sand, a cheetah’s spoor aside the road, the agitation and movement of small deer and birdlife, each an integral component in the search for the more elusive of species. The thrill of the trek, the splendor of the topography, the freshness of the air and the propinquity to nature, all enhanced by the sighting of animals in the wild form lifelong memories. While out on your game drive, as the sun begins to set upon the horizon, your driver will find the perfect venue to bring your vehicle to a stop and enjoy a sundowner beverage while sharing tales of the many wondrous sightings that you set upon during safari. Thereafter, return to camp where a warm welcome awaits you with time enough to enjoy a hot shower in anticipation of yet another of the sumptuous meals prepared for you this evening under starlight. (B, L, D)
Flight schedule permitting, continue your search for animal in the wild, criss-crossing the veld and capturing by eye and lens the magnificence of birdlife, and a variety of wildlife, predator and prey. The more elusive the animal, the greater the find, the stronger the memory. Your safari guide knows the terrain well, and his sightings of animals across great distance will enable you to enjoy the search, the pursuit and the thrill of encounter with these splendid animals found in the wild. It is time for your flight return to Nairobi to enjoy the remainder of the day in relaxation prior to your evening departure homeward.
All too soon your safari adventure has drawn to a close, returning home with those marvelous memories to be rekindled over a lifetime.
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