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  • A personalised immersive safari experience with family and friends
  • A charming, comfortable stay with all modern amenities (Inclusive of All Meals)
  • A professional naturalist who will be your host for the experience
  • Jeep Safaris in the many breathtaking locations of Kenya
  • High quality roof prism binoculars for each guest to view wildlife up close
  • A video highlight reel of your entire experience
  • A private Google photos album of high quality images

* Based on safari availability
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The stay in Kenya has been planned at the best hotels in the city locations of Kenya. The hotels have all Modern amenities that include Luxurious rooms, International Culinary Experts, Bars and Restaurants, Viewing decks and Swimming pools.

The Lodges and Resorts in the Safari areas are the best selected hotels, providing great wilderness experience in Swiss Tent Cottages and Camps that make you feel like like you are living alongside of natures most iconic marvels.

The Stay: 

You can find the details of the stay given in the links below.

The Best Meridian Plus Hotel, Nairobi.

The Ark Lodge, Kenya.

The Tree Tops Lodge, Nyeri.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodges, Kenya.

Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Kenya.


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SAMPLE ITINERARY (Itineraries and destinations can be customized)

Day 1: NAIROBI (ARRIVAL)

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by your personal naturalist, meet and greet, then you will be transferred to Best Western Meridian Hotel Nairobi for dinner over which we will provide you a brief overview of our plans for the next few days.

Day 2: NAIROBI – ABERDARES

Breakfast at the hotel, post breakfast we depart for Aberdare National Park. You will have lunch at The Ark/Aberdare Country Club and thereafter proceed to have an evening game drive around the Aberdare National Park. Steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, giant forest hogs and bushbucks among others. Return for dinner and overnight at The Ark/Aberdare Country Club as darkness sets.

Day 3: LAKE NAIVASHA

After breakfast at The Ark/Aberdare Country Club, you will be briefed by our naturalist and thereafter depart to Hell’s Gate the only park you are allowed to walk or moreover you may choose to have bike rides, at an extra cost. Thereafter you will be driven to the serene wilds of Lake Naivasha. You will then head to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for lunch. Thereafter, you will visit the lake for viewing. There, we will enjoy a boat ride which will give the opportunity to watch amazing varieties of birds including the African Fish Eagle, and close views of hippos. Also you will have an optional walk on The Crescent Island amongst the park’s iconic herbivores.

Day 4: MAASAI MARA FULL DAY

After breakfast at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, we depart for Maasai Mara Reserve using the Mai Mahiu route through Narok town. You will then proceed to Zebra Plains Mara camp for check-in and lunch. After some rest, head out for an evening game drive before returning to Zebra Plains Mara Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: MAASAI MARA FULL DAY

After breakfast, you will enjoy full-day game drive. Maasai Mara reserve is considered Kenya’s prime wildlife area. This is where you will get to see the iconic Big 5 of Africa- Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Wild buffalo and Black Rhino. The diversity of wildlife is incredible and the backdrop mesmerizing, due to the acacia-dotted plain where Cheetahs can be seen as well. Elephants, Giraffes, Genet cats are just a few to mention on the list of wildlife thats seen. Mara also hosts over 450 species of bird including the national bird of Kenya, the lilac breasted roller bird & other iconic birds such as the Grey-Crowned Crane.

Day 6: MAASAI MARA FULL DAY

Breakfast at the camp and thereafter enjoy full-day game drives with a visit to the Mara River where you will get to see huge crocodiles as they bask in the sun and alongside them you will also find hippos as they yawn their way to the surface of the water. Every moment spent in the wilderness is different and we look out for some lucky sightings as well such as the caracal and the serval. Our naturalist accompanying you will be tracking the animals, guiding you about their behaviour and shooting a video highlight reel of the entire safari for you as a memoir all through this trip and of course here in the Mara as well.

Day 7: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI

After breakfast The Zebra Plains Mara Camp, you will have a morning game drive around Maasai Mara. With lunch en-route we later depart to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be transferred to Best Western Meridian Hotel Nairobi for check-in, dinner and overnight. This being the last day at Nairobi city, we can go to the local markets and shopping malls to buy souvenirs and gifts to take back from Kenya.

Day 8: NAIROBI (DEPARTURE)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flights back home.
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Nairobi, Kenya:

Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. Modern Nairobi is still the safari capital of the Africa, but the modern world has quickly caught up with the city. A frontier town no more, Nairobi has become one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character.

This is not a modern capital separated from the great wilderness that surrounds it. Just outside the city is Nairobi National Park, 113 sq kms of plains, cliffs and forest. The park is home to large herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Giraffe and more. Rhino, Cheetah, and a large number of Lions are all found here, living wild within 20 minutes of the centre of town.

Aberdares, Kenya: 

The Aberdares are an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley, running about 100 Km north south between Nairobi and Thompsons Falls. This beautifully scenic region is much cooler than the savannahs and offers a completely different perspective on the country. The national park lies mainly above the tree line. The scenery is spectacular with its mountainous terrain covered in thick tropical forests swathed in mist.

The thrill of game viewing in this park is an Elephant or Buffalo suddenly appearing out of the thick rainforest vegetation. One of the best places to see the local denizens is at one of the waterholes by the lodge. The Park has several high mountain peaks, deep ravines with icy mountain streams and many beautiful waterfalls with a moorland plateau.

The forest is home to populations of forest Elephants, Buffalo, Lion and several species of antelope such as Waterbuck, Duiker, the rare Suni and Bushbuck. If you are very lucky you might catch a glimpse of Kenya’s rarest antelope, the Bongo. The Park is also home to a healthy population of Black Rhino. Serval and Leopard also occur some of which have a rare black coat. There are many species of primates, including Black and White Colobus and Sykes and Vervet Monkey’s.

Lake Naivasha, Kenya:

Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres.

Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Maasai christened the lake Nai’posha meaning ‘rough water’. The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree.

These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.

Masaai Mara, Kenya:

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya – Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.

The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra. During the migration (July to November) huge numbers of wildebeest move in.
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Inclusions:

  1. Accommodation in Nairobi on Bed & Breakfast basis
  2. Full board accommodation at Lake Naivasha / Aberdares / Maasai Mara
  3. Transport in a private, pop-up roofed 4×4 Landcruiser
  4. All airport transfers
  5. Driver’s allowances and other vehicle expenses
  6. 2 game drives per day or more
  7. Drinking water during safaris
  8. Park entrance fees at Aberdares National Park and Maasai Mara
  9. Park entrance fees at Hells Gate National Park
  10. Boat ride at Lake Naivasha
  11. Professional Naturalist & Photographer who will be your host for the experience and guiding you on safaris
  12. High quality roof-prism binoculars to view wildlife up close and in detail
  13. A private Google Photos album of the trip including high-quality images of the guests as well as the wildlife they counter
  14. An edited safari highlights movie of your trip, that can be shared with family & friends
  15. All associated taxes

Exclusions:

  1. Personal items
  2. Beers, sodas, wines & Spirits
  3. Balloon safari
  4. Visit to Maasai village @ USD 30 per person
  5. Tips and gratitude

For payment terms & other enquiries, please contact us
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  1. Wilderness Exploration: This expedition is not recommended if the intention of your travel is to purely kick back and relax. While relaxing in the lap of nature will be part of the experience, the majority of our day will spent exploring the wilderness. Sighting wildlife can never be predicted, however the more time you spend exploring the wilderness, the better the chances are you will be witness to amazing natural spectacles.
  1. The Best of Guidance: Our accompanying skippers include some of the most well-renowned naturalists of India, having accomplished a level of expertise in their domains where they now inspire others to follow in their footsteps. With their in-depth knowledge of the wilderness and its denizens, we are sure as they reveal the hidden treasures of the wild to you, you will experience nature like never before.
  1. Personalised Experience: During this expedition, we wish to provide a customised and truly intimate nature interpretation experience. In addition, we provide complimentary roof prism binoculars on our expedition to enhance your viewing experience when we encounter the wonders of the wild.
  1. Stay: Our chosen place of stay would be one that allows you to truly experience the wilderness and natural environment with the additional benefits of providing all modern amenities, comforts and a professional service level.
  1. Memories: We will be documenting the expedition on video, capturing not only those amazing moments of rare and endangered wildlife we see, but also of you watching them, together with all the other fun-filled memories. We will be providing a short highlight movie (ranging from 5-8 minutes) within 2 weeks of return from the expedition to reminisce at your leisure.
  1. A Responsible Outlook: It will be our effort to minimise the impact of our time spent in the wilderness on the natural environment by making responsible and sustainable choices wherever possible and try to leave the wilderness as it was, if not in a better condition.

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Shashank Birla is a naturalist & photojournalist. Passionate about wildlife since childhood, he is happiest tramping of into the wilderness whenever the opportunity arises. His formal background has been in the management and business domain having worked with companies such as Jumbo Electronics, Sanctuary Asia and the Seascope Group. Wishing to make a career in his field of passion, he has undertaken several short-term courses with organizations such as The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), United For Nature (A joint initiative by WWF, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy and several organizations) and the iNaturewatch Foundation to improve his understanding of natural history & conservation by first participating, and then undertaking coordination and leadership roles in biodiversity survey programmes, conservation initiatives & events. Some of his past works have been featured in publications such as National Geographic Traveller India, Nature in Focus, Sanctuary Asia, Saevus, and Hornbill among others, and he continues to contribute to many of the above. He is also the founder of Wilderlust, an initiative he hopes will bring people closer to nature and forge a lifelong connection with it.

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What do I need to be pack for?

We advise that you carry winter clothing for this trip because it is always cooler in temperature, as evenings and early mornings will be colder compared to the afternoons. We also suggest avoiding bright colored clothing especially if you plan to explore on foot. You may also carry caps/hats, sunglasses, scarf, comfortable walking shoes with socks, insect repellant (recommended to be used sparingly and only if needed), swimwear, lip balm, and a flashlight/torch. You may also carry a dust mask if you are allergic, these will be available at souvenir shops at the destination as well. Please also carry along a first aid kit and prescription medication.

Do you provide guidance for photography?

While photography is not the primary focus of our expedition, we recognize that rarely anyone travels to the wilderness without a camera in one form or the other. We will do our best to provide you opportunities for photography as well, however please keep in mind the focus remains experiential so if you are travelling to photograph a particular subject, this may not be the trip for you.

How many people will be with me in a safari jeep?

To provide comfortable seating during the safari, you would be in the company of two guests and your expedition skipper which ensures a comfortable seating of four in the safari jeep. The jeep driver and mandatory forest guide would be seated in front in separate seats.

Is there a more budget-friendly option?

Yes, trips to the wilderness can be far more budget-friendly than this, you can choose to join tours more friendly on the pocket or plan to travel on your own, which we will be happy to help you with. However, the experience we wish to provide on this expedition goes far beyond a regular trip, and it is our belief you will find as much value, if not more in such an expedition.

How are your tours different?

Please find the full details of the same here

This will be my first trip to the wilderness? Is this recommended?

Absolutely! The objective of this expedition is make you experience the magic of the wild, and we will be always be thrilled to share this with someone who will be visiting the wilderness for the first time. Our trips are designed to introduce you to the wild in a comfortable environment, in an unhurried manner, which we truly believe is the way to be one with nature.

How will I reach the destination?

You will have to take a flight till Nairobi, which are available from all the major cities in India as well as many international destinations.

Is it safe to go?

Yes, visiting tiger reserves is quite safe. Many of our country’s popular tiger reserves see lakhs of visitors every year and numbers are growing every year and instances of travellers or tourists facing any threat from wildlife are extremely rare. However, especially when exploring a wilderness on foot, we should take necessary precautions as this is the wild. Our skippers are always on hand to guide you for the same, and we believe there should be no hindrance to you enjoying your time in the wilderness.

Can I get my children along?

While we believe the sooner children are introduced to the wilderness the better, a 4-hour long safari can provide challenging for a young child’s comfort. Therefore as a policy, we believe it is best that children younger than 10 years old not be part of the expedition.We do realize that some children adapt to safaris much quicker, and if a child is comfortable and used to taking safaris, we can look at exceptions but we believe such a policy is in the interest of comfort for all as well as the welfare of wildlife.

Can you arrange for a camera as well along with the binoculars?

We do not currently offer camera equipment rental but would happy to assist you and put you in touch with third-party providers who can seek to provide you with the camera equipment of your choosing.
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Payment Policy:

– USD 250 to be paid at the time of booking.
– 100% of the tour cost to be paid 30 days before date of departure.
– The trip will be considered as confirmed only if the above payment procedure is followed.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of any cancellation amount shall be levied as per the following terms:

– 30 days before date of departure: 50% of tour cost
– 15 Days before date of departure: 75% of tour cost
– 0 to 15 days before date of departure: 100% of tour cost

*During peak season some hotel bookings will be non-refundable. Hence, in such a cases the amount paid will not be refunded.
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