• Dean Nelson

Kenya 2021 Safari

Updated: Feb 17

An intimate safari experience to Elementaita, Masai Mara, and Tsavo


Join Dean on an exciting and intimate 12-day safari to the stunning destinations of Elementaita, Masai Mara and Tsavo February 1-12, 2021. We will stay at very exclusive boutique safari lodges with opportunities to visit local villages, as well as to volunteer your time with wildlife conservation and learn more about the culture, the people and the wildlife of Kenya.


12-day Kenya Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi

Jambo and welcome to Nairobi, Kenya!


Nairobi is a hub for dynamic and innovative artists, journalists, entrepreneurs and businesspeople, and the city is constantly changing. This City leaves the traveler with a true taste of one of Africa’s most vibrant cities.


Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you’ will be met by your host and transfer to your overnight Hotel. The host will help with checking in at your hotel and brief you for the safari ahead.

Accommodation: Tamarind Tree Hotel BB - Standard Room

Day 2 Tuesday 02 Feb. 2021 Nairobi

Today early morning enjoy a morning game drive in Nairobi National Park and thereafter a visit to Giraffe Center with lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden before visiting Karen Blixen House. Shopping and later a visit to Daphne Foster parents visit (5pm) adopt an orphan elephant online to secure a spot. Drop back at your hotel for dinner on own arrangements with Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel BB - Standard Room


Day 3 Wednesday 03 Feb. 2021 Elementaita

Today after breakfast, check out and drive to Lake Elementaita with its commanding setting at the foot of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Arrive early for check-in followed by lunch. Afternoon enjoy game drives in Soysambu Conservancy to return for dinner and Overnight at Sunbird Lodge-Cottages LDBB


Day 4 Thursday 04 Feb. 2021 Elementaita

Today after early breakfast, depart with packed lunch boxes for a full day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. This park provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard as well as the famous tree climbing lions. Cooking class for the group either in the morning or afternoon (timing confirmed on ground). Dinner and Overnight at Sunbird Lodge-Cottages LDBB


Sunbird Lodge is an eco-friendly luxury lodge located in the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world. Set on 55 acres of private land, Sunbird Lodge is named after one of the more than 450 species of birds in this area. Beautifully nestled in a pristine environment above Lake Elementaita, one can experience amazing sunsets. Very small and exclusive with 14 very spacious en-suite cottages and a huge private veranda. Enjoy an unspoilt view over Lake Elementaita and the Soysambu Conservancy.


Day 5 Friday 05 Feb. 2021 Masai Mara

Today after breakfast, check out and transferred to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight to Mara departing at 1015hrs. Upon arrival at 1100hrs you will be met by your camp representative and proceed with game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Instinct Of The Mara-Tents Package


Day 6 Saturday 06 Feb. 2021 Masai Mara

Enjoy game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Instinct Of The Mara-Tents Package


Day 7 Sunday 07 Feb. 2021 Masai Mara

Enjoy game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Instinct Of The Mara-Tents Package


Day 8 Monday 08 Feb. 2021 Tsavo West

Today after breakfast, depart with packed lunch boxes for a game drive in Masai mara Game reserve enroute and later dropped off at the local airstrip for your scheduled flight to Tsavo departing at 1400hrs. Upon arrival at 1530hrs you will be met by your camp representative and proceed with game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Kipalo Camp- Tent Package

In the Teita language Kipalo means “a special place where one returns to again and again”. Kipalo is set in 12,000 acres of conservancy bordering Tsavo west national park, 2 1/2-hour drive from Mombasa. The conservancy is an important dry season dispersal area for mainly Elephant and Buffalo, but there are numerous other species of wildlife and the birding is fantastic. A simple comfortable camp with delicious, fresh innovative cuisine.


Day 9 Tuesday 09 Feb. 2021 Tsavo West

Days spent exploring Tsavo West & East National Park which achieved notoriety in the 1900’s when ‘the Man-eaters of Tsavo’, a pair of rogue man-eating lions, preyed gruesomely on the builders of the Uganda Railway. Today the Park is more famous for the numerous prides of mane-less lion that patrol the plains and police the herbivore herd. Other wildlife highlights – vast herds of dust-red elephant, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile, teeming herds of plains game, a fantasia of bird life and some magical flora

Enjoy game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Kipalo Camp - Tent Package


Day 10 Wednesday 10 Feb. 2021 Tsavo West

Enjoy game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Kipalo Camp - Tent Package


Day 11 Thursday 11 Feb. 2021 Tsavo West

Enjoy game shared activities with all meals and Overnight at Kipalo Camp - Tent Package


Day 12 Friday 12 Feb. 2021 Nairobi/Departure

Today after breakfast, check out and dropped off at Voi Station for your SGR train back to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be met and dropped off at your airport hotel for day room at Four Points by Sheraton - Nairobi Airport. Lunch and dinner on own arrangements before later being dropped off at the airport for your onward departure flight. End of Services


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