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Conservancy Safari 2013

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This classic Conservancy Safari visits two diverse eco-systems in the hands of expert guides and your home will be two luxurious camps. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located in central Kenya and offers 90,000 acres of blissfully uncrowded wilderness to enjoy quality game viewing.
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This classic Conservancy Safari visits two diverse eco-systems in the hands of expert guides and your home will be two luxurious camps. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located in central Kenya and offers 90,000 acres of blissfully uncrowded wilderness to enjoy quality game viewing. Kicheche Laikipia is situated around a waterhole, home to an array of birdlife, with frequent visits from the resident game including elephant and rhino.  The safari then flies down the Rift Valley a Kicheche camp in one of the exclusive conservancies in the Masai Mara. The Mara conservancies offer a high quality safari experience, with few vehicles permitted access, where you will witness some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife within the dramatic scenery.   

Day 1     This morning you will be met at Nairobi JKIA airport or your Nairobi hotel and transferred to Wilson airport for a morning flight to Nanyuki airstrip. Upon arrival your guide will transfer you to the camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, journey time is approximately one hour. Lunch at camp then relax until afternoon tea is served. Venture out onto the rolling plains on a game drive to enjoy the wonderful array of game on offer. Game driving in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a rare pleasure with few vehicles in the wilderness zone. Upon returning to camp join other guests for a drink around the campfire or in the cosy lounge tent where you will join your hosts for dinner.
   
Day 2    An early start to the day with piping hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate brought to your tent. This morning take a longer game drive and enjoy a sumptuous picnic breakfast out on the plains. Return to camp for an al-fresco lunch and relax viewing the game and birdlife around the waterhole. In the afternoon you have the option of visiting the Chimpanzee Sanctuary prior to continuing on your evening game drive until dusk.
We offer night drives if you would like to view an array of nocturnal species with the aid of a filtered spotlight.

Day 3    There are a range of activities to choose from today including lion tracking, mountain biking, canoeing, game driving or take a walking excursion with one of our guides and a ranger. Walks range from 2-3 hours and can be adapted to suit your preference. Enjoy a picnic breakfast out on the plains before returning to camp. This afteThis afternoon one can explore the wilderness again on a game drive, visit the ranching program or the Wildlife Centre. Drinks tonight will be around the campfire or in our cosy lounge, dinner will be served in the adjacent dining tent.

Day 4    Following a leisurely al fresco breakfast depart for Nanyuki airstrip for your morning flight to Masai Mara. Upon arrival at the airstrip your Kicheche guide will be there to welcome you and drive you to the camp - Kicheche Mara, Bush or Valley - whilst enjoying a short game drive en route. At the camp you will have some time for leisure, lunch and afternoon tea. Then you will set off for your afternoon game drive followed by evening sundowner drinks overlooking the plains… arrive back in camp in time for showers and drinks around the camp fire.

Day 5    Rise early with tea or coffee brought to your tent. Enjoy a full breakfast at camp before setting off on a full day game drive to the reserve or another conservancy. You will see differing terrain along with plenty of animal and bird species on your extended game drive. Take a break in one of the many scenic viewpoints where your picnic lunch will be set out. After your break continue game driving until you arrive back at camp late in the afternoon. Wind down at camp after an exhilarating day in the field and gather at the campfire for an aperitif before dinner is served later in the evening.

Day 6    This morning take an escorted game walk, which takes approximately 2 hours and offers another perspective in viewing the terrain and fauna whilst crossing the plains. This afternoon you may wish to visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) or take another evening game drive.

Day 7    An early morning game drive followed by breakfast then we transfer you back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Meet at Wilson airport and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your outbound flight back home or your Nairobi hotel.  

 
ACCOMMODATION
KICHECHE LAIKIPIA
The camp consists of six luxurious tents nestled at the foot of indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole in the centre of the Conservancy. The Camp is hosted by Andy and Sonja Webb, a very experienced management couple, ensuring you have a wonderful stay at our bush hideaway. Andy is a great guide and birder, Sonja is not only an outstanding cook but also a wonderful host, many people have enjoyed their legendary hospitality in the Mara and we are delighted to have them at the helm. They or Andrew Odhiambo, the head guide and assistant manager, will co-ordinate your activities during your stay.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy holds East Africa’s largest population of black rhino along with elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah and many more wildlife species including Northern range species such as Reticulated giraffe, Oryx, Grevy zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest. In addition to the incredible game viewing opportunities the wide range of activities on offer allow visitors a complete wilderness experience.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS in the Masai Mara
KICHECHE MARA CAMP is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy. With only eight tents an intimate and relaxed atmosphere is created. The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond. The camp is hosted and there is a team of attentive staff ensuring personal warmth and attention to any needs during your stay. Meals are taken in our dining tent or in the shade of a large euclea tree with a beautiful view down the valley. The location is ideal as game viewing frequently starts in the camp itself and there is prime wildlife habitat on all sides providing an ideal base for your safari in the Masai Mara.

KICHECHE BUSH CAMP is located in a superb wildlife area in Olare Orok Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara Reserve. It comprises of six stylish tents spread out under Acacia trees providing the perfect hideaway in this outstanding wilderness. A personal atmosphere prevails at Bush where you will mix with other guests and your hosts at meals and around the fire each evening for an aperitif. The game viewing is first class and the exclusivity of the Conservancy ensures a high quality experience. Game drives start right from the camp itself and it is the ideal location to witness the annual wildebeest migration.

KICHECHE VALLEY, located in acacia woodlands in a secluded valley of the newly created Mara Naboisho Conservancy, is our most luxurious tented camp. The six luxury tents, built in a unique style incorporating high eco-standards, are set on platforms and provide the perfect base to see the stunning wildlife and wilderness. The personal touch of our hosts and limited numbers of guests will ensure a memorable stay at this special location. Our highly rated guides and the strict controls on bed and vehicle numbers in this community driven conservation area ensure a high quality wilderness experience all year round.



    
Children under 12: 50% on accommodation    Young adults 12-17 years: 75% on accommodation

Inclusions: Flights (Nairobi-Nanyuki-Masai Mara-Nairobi), Nairobi and Mara airstrip transfers, full board accommodation including all drinks (excluding champagne), unlimited game drives, escorted bush walks, services of a KPSGA qualified guide, laundry and conservation fees. Kicheche Valley only – night drives and Bush breakfasts.
Exclusions: Visas, items of personal nature, village visit entrances and tips

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