Combining 1 night Eka Hotel, 2 nights Elephant Bedroom, 2 nights Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, 2 nights Lake Elementeita and 3 nights Encounter Mara
After a delicious breakfast, you will be collected by one of our representatives and begin your approximately 5-hour journey through the Kenyan countryside, traveling northwards to Samburu National Reserve.
You will be spending the night at Elephant Bedroom Camp which offers luxury in a setting of breathtaking beauty. It is set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt riverine forest in Samburu National Reserve. Booked on full board basis.
Wake up early and go on a game drive to catch the morning action. Enjoy a picnic breakfast out in the bush then return to camp to freshen up and have a hot lunch. Enjoy a well- deserved siesta in the afternoon or a dip in the plunge pool to cool off.
You then go off on another game drive at around 16h30 to see how many of the special northern animals you can find, enjoy the sunset and make your way back to camp for dinner. Booked in on a full board basis.
After a hearty breakfast in camp, you check out and head for Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is a 3-hour drive away from Samburu. Upon arrival at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, you will be shown to your tents to freshen up and later enjoy a hot beverage with a small snack during tea time.
There is another moment for you to enjoy a quick snooze before the evening activities commences. Evening game drives in the Conservancy offer lots of action. Booked in on a full board basis.
Another early start to explore more of what Ol Pejeta offers or enjoy a lie in and have breakfast in camp. Take part in one of the activities that Ol Pejeta has to offer by either visiting the chimps in the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary or go and see Baraka the blind Rhino, or even visit the endangered enclosure which protects the last 2 Northern white Rhinos in the world.
You are also able to partake in Lion tracking with an esteemed professional guide, please note: this comes at a small fee. Activities can be pre-booked and paid for in advance to avoid disappointment. Returning to camp in time for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Booked on full board basis.
Time for another early breakfast in camp, check out followed by a 4-hour drive from Ol Pejeta Bush Camp to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp – Elmenteita. Enjoy the scenic route, perhaps catching a view of Mount Kenya en-route.
You have the opportunity to settle in and take in your new surroundings on arrival. Have a lazy afternoon and enjoy the lodge and its facilities. There will be time for another evening game drive which offers the unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard. Night time allows for dinner and drinks. Booked in on a full board basis.
You can have an early breakfast and explore the surroundings as there are a lot of places to visit nearby. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species – from herds of giant elands, to tiny dik-diks, and cliff-dwelling klipspringers.
Walking is also allowed, with chances to experience the miracles of the bush close-up. Atmospheric bush dinners beneath the stars and spectacular sundowners over this geologically fascinating part of the Great Rift Valley are a few more of the camp’s exciting activities. Lake Nakuru National Park and Kariandusi prehistoric site are also nearby. Arrive in time for dinner. Booked in on a full board basis.
Wake up early as usual and enjoy breakfast in camp, you will check out and head on another 4-hours trip from Elementaita to Maasai Mara, sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery en- route. Arrive in time for afternoon tea at your new home for the next few days – Encounter Mara Camp, a well-deserved afternoon nap awaits you thereafter.
Enjoy some early evening coffee and cake and head out to capture the beautiful Mara sunsets as well as some wildlife action. Return to Camp to freshen up followed by drinks and dinner.
During pre-dinner drinks, the manager will discuss the various activities on offer: hot air ballooning, night game drives, walking safaris, a village visit, or perhaps visiting the MAA Trust ladies who make beautiful jewelry, or perhaps opt for a full day inside the Reserve (please note: activities may incur an additional cost). Booked in on a game package basis.
Depending on what activities you have opted for, you will most likely be waking up early and heading out on a game drive with a picnic breakfast.
There is a lot to see in Naboisho Conservancy and knowing that as a guest you are helping to conserve it and its surroundings, makes it even more special. You are welcome to enjoy a full day out on game drive if you wish. Arrive in time for pre-dinner drinks and dinner.
After breakfast in Camp, check out and make your way to the lounge tent for your transfer to Mara Ol Seki Airstrip. You will then catch your SafariLink flight ETD 11h00 ETA 12h15 to Nairobi Wilson. An Asilia representative will await you upon arrival for your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
“The trip itinerary that Penwell Safaris put together for me was the perfect balance of cultural and environmental explorations. Each camp I stayed in, from the Ngorongoro Crater to Central and Southern Serengeti, to the island of Rubondo, had a team of knowledgeable and friendly staff who celebrated the natural beauty of their surroundings. Their love and respect for their country inspired me to take in every moment with complete awe and appreciation for the diverse, intelligent ecosystems and majestic wildlife that thrived in the Bowl of Plenty and endless plains of the bush. Driving through thousands of wildebeests and zebras while they fed on grass and instinctively migrated through the great Serengeti was an overwhelming sight to behold with muffled sounds of hoofs and grunts, yet deeply peaceful at the same time. It sometimes took my breath away. Even the industrious dung beetles rolling their dung balls were as exciting to observe as the the big five and scavenging hyenas. But the strikingly beautiful faces and welcoming attitude of the Tanzanian people were the icing on the cake. Pure joy and a sense of belonging came through every “Mambo” greeting they shared with each other and with us as we wandered through their vast, abundant land. My trip was a life-affirming adventure that I would recommend to anyone. And I plan to go back for more!”
— Sue Baile
“We traveled to Africa in August 2018 and visited Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. The tours were very well organized and could not have asked for a better experience or accommodations. Every guide and driver we had were knowledgeable, personable, and funny. They really wanted you to have the best Safari experience possible. In Uganda, it was such a great experience to see the gorillas in the rain forest. It was a hard trek but totally worth the experience. We got to see so much wildlife in Tanzania (lions, zebra, cape buffalo, hyena, jackals, cheetah, elephant and so much more), but most importantly we were lucky to see 5 Wildebeest migrations across the river!
We were really impressed with the food offerings and the chef at each camp was sensitive to the dietary needs of our party (vegetarian for one traveler and lactose sensitivity to another). From the early morning game drives and morning tea in the bush, to afternoon lunches at the camps, to beautiful sundowners in the evening, and delicious dinners we felt catered to at every stop. The staff at each camp was amazing! We look forward to our next trip over to Africa!”
— Marc Foreman
“I could not describe how magnificent my experience was on a 10 day safari through the Serengeti with Kathy. Of all of my world travels, this was the most memorable trip. From sundowners on top of beautiful rock structures, to an extraordinary lakeside breakfast watching the sunrise to the thrill of watching a cheetah hunt and kill. Every moment of the trip was memorable. Kathy brings a breadth of experience and opportunity that few other African safari companies can provide. I cannot plan my next trip soon enough! Happy Travels! Asante.”
— Michael Wilcox
“I met Kathy back in the late 1980s. One day 5 friends began talking about taking a trip together and Kathy mentioned Africa. How could anyone say “no” to tagging along with Kathy, since she was/is a world traveler and traveled to Africa tons of times. Kathy said she loved planning the trip and managed it all, from phone calls and tons of emails. She asked us if we wanted to rough it, go glamping or a bit of both. She arranged the entire trip and Oh Em Gee, WOW!! That was THE trip of a lifetime! We traveled to Arusha, where we met up with THE BEST safari guide (father, brother & uncle) there is, Jadim George Luangila. This was an amazing trip filled with wonderful people, 100% white glove customer care, the most beautiful animal kingdom you will ever witness, along with the most gorgeous night skies.
When you get that desire to travel to Africa, it’s a MUST you call Kathy Harvey!”
— Lisa Goldman