Hands-on opportunities with Kenya's leading conservation initiatives
With over twelve percent of Kenya’s landmass under conservation, the work and dedication of conservation initiatives throughout the country is paramount for the successful coexistence of humans and wildlife for generations to come. Join the frontline of conservation, delving into the work that select programs carry out every day. You will not only be contributing directly to conservation, but discovering and assisting in their efforts first hand on this twelve day conservation safari to three of Kenya’s most outstanding safari and conservation destinations.
In each destination, your private mobile safari camp will be set up in an exclusive location providing you with the best access to wildlife and the conservation projects with which you will be involved. An entirely exclusive safari experience, your private camp is fully staffed and complete with a mess/ lounge tent to enjoy freshly prepared delicious meals and a campfire for pre and post dinner drinks and storytelling. The luxury ensuite safari tents are private and spacious, complete with safari bucket showers, flushing toilets and a beautiful verandah area for relaxing under the shade in the afternoons. Your safari experience will be enhanced by the exceptional local knowledge provided by your two professional safari guides. Experts in their field, your safari guides will accompany you throughout the twelve days, ensuring that you experience the safari of a lifetime.
At the Forefront of Conservation: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Arrive in Nairobi, transfer to Hemingways Nairobi.
DAYS 2, 3 & 4:
Fly to Kalama Conservancy/Buffalo Springs National Reserve, overnight in the Private Mobile Camp
DAYS 5, 6 & 7:
Flight to Masai Mara National Reserve, overnight in Private Mobile Camp
DAYS 8, 9, 10 & 11:
Fly to Tsavo East National Park, overnight in Private Mobile Camp
Departure from Nairobi
- Arrive at Nairobi's international airport and spend a relaxing evening at Hemingway's, soaking in the 10 acre property overlooking the Ngong hills while discussing the adventure that awaits you ahead with your private guides.
- Travel via charter flight to Buffalo Springs National Reserve and the Kamala Conservancy and settle in to your private mobile camp. Explore the area in the afternoon before being joined for dinner by the executive team of Save the Elephants to discuss the plan for the following day. Spend the next two days in the conservancy and reserve working alongside the Save the Elephants team as they study elephant tracking and behavior, working to improve elephant coexistence and end the poaching crisis. With the correct conditions, assist the team in collaring an elephant in a helicopter mission.
- Transfer by plane to Masai Mara National Reserve, where you will enjoy an afternoon of safari before meeting the teams from the Pangolin Project and the Mara Predator Conservation Programme for dinner. Track pangolins and check camera traps on foot in the early morning accompanied by Pangolin Project Team Members and Park rangers. Join Mara Predator Conservation Programme researchers on an afternoon game drive in search of big cats.
- Rise early to watch the sun rise from your vantage point high in the sky in a hot air balloon before landing on the plains and enjoying a champagne breakfast ahead of another afternoon on the reserve.
- Fly to Tsavo East National Park, settling into your private mobile camp on the banks of the Mbololo River before being introduced to the Tsavo Trust team and discussing the plans for your next three days in the park. Set off on full day adventures with the Tsavo Trust team in search of Super-Tuskers, supported by Tsavo Trust pilots on aerial patrol.
- Optional one-night fly-camping excursion in Tsavo West to visit the famous Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary for a night out on the 'Rhino Platform'.
- On your final day in Tsavo East, meet with the rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Services' foot patrol and spend the morning tracking the last truly wild black rhino in East Africa, and with the chance to also encounter the park's famous maneless lions, buffalo, wild dog, honey-badgers, and more.
$32,781-$37,703 for each of 6-8 people sharing through December 2022.
Includes a compulsory conservation donation of $5,854pp (each of 6 people) or $4,390 (each of 8 people)
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