Born Free Kenya Fly-In Safari Holiday Vacation - 11 Days

Meru National Park Jackal

 

The following holiday is an 11 day fly-in safari taking in the Meru and Shaba National Parks combined with the Masai Mara. The safari follows the special places the renowned conservationists Joy and George Adamson’s practiced their ground breaking conservation ideas.

 

Elsa' Kopje Camp in Meru is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film 'Born Free'. Meru is also home to over 40 white rhino and 20 black rhino.

Joy's Camp in Shaba is built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home. The verdant oasis watering hole in front of the camp is a magnet for herds of elephant, buffalo and many guests have witnessed cheetah hunts from their tents! This dry rugged wilderness features bubbling hot springs, rolling savannas and miles of scrub and desert.

Both these reserves offer an opportunity to enjoy the Kenyan wilderness away from the crowds and provide an entirely different terrain from that you will experience in the Masai Mara. The Mara is of course the pinnacle of most safaris to Kenya and a stay at Elephant Pepper Camp will ensure secluded game viewing from the camp.

Overview

11 Days / 10 Nights Born Free Kenya Fly-In Safari Holiday Vacation Trip Highlights

Nairobi City - Meru National Park– Shaba / Samburu National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve


Day 1: Nairobi City

Day 2 - 4: Meru National Park

Day 5 - 7: Meru National Park– Shaba / Samburu National Park

Day 8 - 10: Samburu National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi City


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Travel in style by fly-in in between the Safari destinations.
  • Book a special safari to the places where the renowned conservationists Joy and George Adamson’s practiced their ground breaking conservation ideas.
  • Visit some of Kenya's most beautiful and unique and special parks the Meru National Park, Shaba Game Reserve and The Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Stay at a camp built on the site of Joy Adamson's tented home at Joy's Camp in Shaba Game Reserve.
  • Visit and stay at a camp named after a famous lioness featured in a biographical book and film 'Born Free' written by George and Joy Adamson's in Meru National Park.
  • Visit an endangered black and white rhino sanctuary protecting them from poachers who slaughter them for their horns at Meru National Park.
  • Stay at a boutique hotel renowned for fine decor and its quiet location in the Karen suburbs of Nairobi City, Kenya.
  • Learn and discover the rich traditional cultures of the local pastoral communities the Samburu and Maasai in Shaba and Maasai Mara respectively.
  • Enjoy beautiful sundowners at breath taking locations throughout the safari holiday vacation.

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi City

On arrival into Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to House of Waine. House of Waine is an 11-bedroomed boutique hotel in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi, renowned for fine decor and its quiet location. It is closely located to the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National Park, and Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage etc.

1 night in Nairobi staying at House of Waine, Giraffe Manor, Hemingway’s Nairobi or similar


Day 2 - 4: Meru National Park

You will be collected from House of Waine and transferred to Wilson Airport to catch the Air Kenya scheduled flight to Meru National Park. On arrival you will be met by a driver-guide and taken to the Elsa’s Kopje lodge.

Activities at the Elsa’s Kopje lodge include day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals, cultural visits, sundowners, fishing and massage. This untamed wilderness is renowned for its rhino sightings and rare northern species.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3 nights in Meru National Park staying at Elsa’s Kopje.


Day 5 - 7: Meru National Park– Shaba / Samburu National Park

Depart Elsa’s Kopje on your private charter aircraft to Shaba. On arrival at the Chaffa airstrip, your driver/guide will meet you and transfer you to camp.

Joy’s Camp, Samburu National Park

Joy’s Camp has 10 chic canvas bedrooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and overlooking a large natural spring. Activities include game drives, bush meals on the Ewaso Nyiro River, cultural visits and sundowners. The camp is ideal for private game viewing as well as relaxing, reading and soaking up the truly wild environs offered by Shaba.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3 nights in Samburu staying at Joys Camp


Day 8 - 10: Samburu National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara, which offers a true wildlife experience, hard to duplicate anywhere else in the world. From the airstrip you will be transferred to Elephant Pepper Camp.

The Elephant Pepper Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Elephant Pepper Camp is a traditional tented camp in true safari style with modern surprises. Day and night game drives, breakfasts out on the savannah, sundowners, bush meals, bush walks and cultural visits are all included in the rates.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3 nights in Masai Mara staying at Elephant Pepper Camp


Day 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi City

After a last game drive in the Masai Mara, catch the scheduled flight back to Nairobi. A representative will meet and transfer you to your Nairobi hotel or to the international airport.

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rate Includes

  • Bed and Breakfast at House of Waine
  • Fully Inclusive at Elsa's Kopje, Joy's Camp and Elephant Pepper Camp
  • Game drives in 4x4 vehicles
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Airport / Airstrip transfers
  • Scheduled light aircraft transfers as indicated
  • Laundry (except at House of Waine)

Rate Excludes

  • Drinks and Laundry at House of Waine
  • Champagne and luxury drinks
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • International flights and visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • Day room or meals on the last night

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

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