9-Nights Kenya Safari in Style - Luxury Small Group Journeys
Kenya Safari in Style
Experience the finest game viewing in three of Kenya's iconic safari areas: Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Masai Mara Game Reserve, while enjoying five-star hospitality, including a stay at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
- Relax in the heart of wildlife action, sleeping under African skies in luxurious tented safari camps and a private A&K tented site
- Enjoy spectacular safari experiences, with the chance to see all of Africa's iconic "Big Five," in three of Kenya's most famous game areas - Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Masai Mara Game Reserve
- Stay in one of Kenya's best known properties - Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, a glamorous hotel created by actor William Holden and set within 1,000 acres of a private game reserve and in the shadow of Mount Kenya
- Learn about the traditional way of life of the nomadic Maasai and interact with local people during a private village visit
- Connect with local residents in the Masai Mara and learn how literacy rates are improving at a primary school supported by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy
9 nights from $8395 per person
Supplier: Abercrombie & Kent
Nairobi is Kenya's capital and one of Africa's most modern and fastest growing major cities. The original center retains Asian influence in its older buildings with glassy modern buildings. Visit City Market with local produce and handicrafts. Other attractions are: National Museum, displaying ethnographic, paleontological and ornithological exhibits; the Arboretum, with an excellent collection of East African flora; the University, known for its unique architecture; the excellent Kenya Railway Museum; and Nairobi's landmark, the extraordinary Kenyatta Conference Center, the country's most monumental building, visible from miles outside the city. There are casinos at Safari Park Hotel and Inter-Continental, and there's Sunday-afternoon horse-racing. Visit Karen Blixen Museum, where some action of the book and film Out of Africa took place. The beautiful forested Ngong Hills is a spiritual place for the Maasai and an excellent area for hiking and enjoying views of Nairobi and the Rift Valley. Nairobi National Park is a wildlife game reserve.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (Masai Mara) is Kenya's finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve. Centuries of close association with the wildllife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another. The first sight of this park is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendour and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya's most popular inland destination.
Just before Nanyuki, approaching from the south, the road crosses the Equator and arrival in the northern hemisphere is marked by a large sign and scattering of curio shops. Founded in 1907, Nanyuki still has something of a frontier feel. This is enhanced by shops like Settler's Stores which have been in operation since the 1930’s. Today there is still a British army base here, and Kenyan Air Force base. There are also banks, a post office and well stocked shops, but Nanyuki's biggest claim to fame is the Mount Kenya Safari Club. The club once boasted a member list that included Winston Churchill, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Now a hotel, it is on the British Airways list of the world's top hotels.
Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The snow capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Despite its small size and fragile ecosystem it supports a wide range of mammals and birds. The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains' game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. The Park's best game runs are around swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the Park and beyond.
Lewa Downs Wildlife Conservancy is located in the northern foothills of Mount Kenya in an area known as Laikipia. Lewa Downs is a private game sanctuary that is world famous for their black rhino conservation work. The vast rolling hills and riverine habitats are the perfect environment for black and white rhino and a wide range of Kenya's birds and indigenous wildlife including the threatened Grevy's zebra.
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