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Eco Safari Holiday
       December 1-11, 2022


DAY 1: Nairobi


JAMBO - KARIBU!! Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Twiga Tours representatives will meet you with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials). You will then proceed to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day is spent at leisure with overnight at the hotel.

Fairmont the Norfolk BB


DAY 2: Nairobi


After breakfast you will proceed to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. This centre has played a significant role in Kenya’s conservation efforts. The baby elephants are brought from the national park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour (i.e. 1100hrs - 1200hrs) you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. You may not feed the animals but will get a chance to view the handlers feeding them. The orphanage offers hope for any orphaned baby elephant fortunate enough to be found alive and so far, it is proud to have saved over 150 orphaned infant elephants, which would otherwise have perished. The baby elephants are raised at the orphanage with the intention of gradually reintegrating them into the wild. The age range of the elephants can vary from a few months to three years. Each elephant is assigned to its own keeper, who acts as a surrogate mother and will stay with the elephant until it is released back into the wild.

Thereafter, you will visit the renowned Giraffe Centre, where you will be given a rare opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants in this natural sanctuary, which was founded to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Here you are able to climb to the top of a platform and stand eye to eye with the giraffes and feed them with small pellets.

Enjoy lunch at the Karen Blixen coffee garden and proceed to explore the Karen Blixen Museum for a glimpse into the  fascinating world of this pioneer coffee farmer, who achieved world fame through her highly-acclaimed memoir,  "Out of Africa"

She left Africa after a series of personal tragedies and her lovely colonial house has been preserved as a museum. Set in expansive gardens, the Karen Blixen Museum is an interesting place to wander around.

Later you will be transferred to your hotel to freshen up before your welcome dinner party at the Manji Family residence.

Overnight at your hotel.

Fairmont the Norfolk L-D-BB



DAY 3: Mount Kenya National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to NanyukiProceed to the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, originally the retreat of movie star and club founder, William Holden and one that boasts an illustrious list of former members who include Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. This prestigious club’s main structure reflects the 1950’s colonial architectural design with a luxury country club feel, complemented with independent quaint cottages, including William Holden’s original cottage, spread over 100 acres of landscaped gardens. The club’s activity list is long and includes golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, an animal orphanage or you may want to simply relax, rejuvenate and refresh yourself at the Health and Fitness Centre set within these serene breathtaking surroundings .

Mount Kenya Safari Club LDBB


DAY 4: Mount Kenya - Ol Pejeta Conservancy


After breakfast, you will depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a game viewing drive. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi. We enjoy a game drive in this game wealthy conservancy with a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected refuge of black rhino. You will enjoy lunch at Sweetwaters Serena Camp. In the afternoon, you will enjoy another extensive game viewing drive. Thereafter, you will drive to the club for an evening of leisure and relaxation.Dinner and overnight at the club.

Mount Kenya Safari Club LDBB


DAY 5: Samburu Game Reserves


After breakfast, you will drive further north to the Samburu National Reserve, set in the rugged semi-arid northern region with spectacular scenic landscape. Arrive at your camp to a warm welcome then lunch, short siesta before heading for an afternoon game viewing drive. The verdant riverine forest is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari...... Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Ashnil Mara Camp LDBB


DAY 6: Samburu Game Reserves


Spend these two days in Samburu with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. These game reserves provide some of the best and most colourful game viewing in the country. The Ewaso Nyiro River which meanders through the vast, dry, doum palm dominated reserve brings life along the green, scenic river banks, home and refuge to many wildlife. Meals and overnight at our camp.


OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding


Ashnil Mara Camp LDBB


DAY 7: Lake Nakuru National Park.


After breakfast we depart for Lake Nakuru National Park with a brief stop at the Thompson's Falls for a breath-taking view of the great scenery. We arrive for lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a game viewing drive. The environment here is welcoming, one of the best places to relax, to unwind, to enjoy nature’s beauty. The scenery is breath-taking; a sight of the virgin forest is re-assuring. Some of the interesting places to visit include the baboon cliff, the lion hill and the Mau escarpment. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our Lodge.


Mbweha Camp LDBB


DAY 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve


After a sumptuous breakfast, you will drive to Masai Mara. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Enjoy a game viewing drive enroute to the camp. Arrive for lunch and some relaxation time. In the afternoon you will proceed on another game viewing drive in this vast and expansive reserve teeming with game. Mara game reserve is famous for her big five; the most sought after in the early 20th century, when Kenya was a hunters' paradise. These include the lion, Cape buffalo, the savanna elephant, black rhino and the elusive leopard. The vast savanna grasslands as far as the eye can see is home to impalas, maasai giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs, thompson & grand gazelles, topis, the resident wildebeests among many others. Dinner and overnight at your camp.

Entim Mara Camp LDBB

DAY 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve


This day will be spent in Masai Mara at your command; you will have an option of departing on two extensive game drives per day or departing with packed lunch boxes for a full day of game viewing adventures. Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Entim Mara Camp LDBB



OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast OR Visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.


DAY 10: Nairobi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to a city restaurant for lunch. Thereafter, you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for onwards flight.


ASANTE SANA NA SAFARI NJEMA!



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