Elewana Sky Safari Kenya
Delight in the wildlife of Africa on this exciting 8 day safari! Travel in luxury on your very own executive class aircraft, fitted with bespoke leather seating, with a total of just 8 seats. Arrive in Nairobi and stay the fabulous Nairobi Hemingways hotel. You'll then fly to Amboseli for a luxurious stay at Tortilis Camp. From Amboseli, you'll then fly to Meru and to the Masai Mara, a huge expanse of rolling grassland dotted with acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest during the Great Migration. After the Masai Mara, you return to Nairobi where your journey ends.
This journey is perfect for couples as well as family groups! Children under 12 years can stay for free when sharing with 2 adults, family units are available as well as child focused activities at each of the properties. The lodges also offer babysitting during meal times, a children's menu and fun distractions during tea or sundowners break.
Day 1 : Nairobi Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive boutique hotel far from the bustle of central Nairobi. An all-suite property providing full butler service, gourmet restaurant, a brasserie and a bar, it is perfectly placed for trips to Nairobi National Park and the capital. Hemingways Nairobi has a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Each of the 45 suites is a generous size, all with walk-in dressing rooms and a terrace with magnificent views of the Ngong Hills.
Hemingways Nairobi is a plantation-style boutique hotel with the Ngong Hills in the distance. 45 suites all lined with hand cut Italian marble, walk-in wardrobe, double vanity, separate toilet, bath and shower and a terrace. Personal butler service for every guest. Spa makes use of sacred rituals to cleanse and reinvigorate. Contemporary modern cuisine using locally sourced artisan producers and accompanied by the finest selection of wines.
Day 2 & 3 : Amboseli National Park 140km south of Nairobi, Amboseli National Park is the second most popular wildlife area in Kenya, famous for its large population of over 1000 resident elephants and for its scenic beauty with the backdrop of the world's highest free-standing mountain, snowcapped Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park covers 96,865 acres (392km2), which constitutes less than 5% of the entire 2 million acre ecosystem of the Amboseli basin crossing from Kenya into Tanzania. The lush green wetlands in this otherwise dry area make Amboseli National Park one of the best wildlife-viewing areas on the planet, attracting over 600 species of birds including pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops, 47 types of raptors as well as the African elephant, cape buffalo, impala, hyena, giraffe, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest with lion and cheetah among the big cats that roam the area.
Amboseli opens your eyes to Africa's vast space: a photographer's paradise. Around camp the Acacia Tortilis forest is host to many bird species and literally thousands of weaver nests hang above the tents adding a rousing dawn chorus into the mix. Tortilis Camp has unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro, rising out of the semi-arid bush studded plains - Africa's highest mountain, and the highest free standing mountain in the world.
Winner of British Airways' prestigious eco-tourism award, Tortilis pioneered low impact, high comfort tourism. Guests have access to a private 30,000 acre conservancy facing the mountain; and can enjoy walks with experienced Masai guides, bush breakfasts and sundowners. Tortilis is famous for Northern Italian cuisine based on original family recipes.
Tortilis Camp is a classic luxury safari camp with 16 tents, ensuite with magnificent views (9 doubles, 7 twin) 1 Private House (with two en suite bedrooms and a private living area). 1 Family Tent (with two en suite bedrooms and a private veranda). Swimming pool & bar, spa/ massage, shop. Silver level eco-rating, and winner of the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award.
Day 4 & 5: Meru National Park Meru National Park, wild and remote, lies 10km north of the equator between Mount Kenya and the Nyambeni Mountains, 350km from Nairobi. Meru forms part of a larger conservation area covering 370,000 acres including the adjoining Kora, Rahole and Bisanadi Reserves. The park also incorporates an 84km2 rhino sanctuary, making Meru one of the prime destinations to see rhino in their natural habitat. The birdlife is extraordinarily colourful and abundant with over 400 species of birds.
Rugged and remote, Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa's Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Visitors get the whole place to themselves: all 870 km2 of it, including a thriving rhino sanctuary inside the Park. Famous for large elephant herds, lion and birdlife, and more diversity of animal species than any park in East Africa; Meru is also the only National Park to permit ranger-guided bush walks. Other activities include fishing in the streams, game drives to Kora and Bisanadi National Reserves, and night game drives back to camp.
Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson's original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted round the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda, rock-hewn bathroom, and breathtaking views.
Elsa's Kopje is a boutique lodge with high quality comfort. 9 open plan, en-suite guest cottages (7 doubles, 2 twin) Elsa's Private House (1 double & 1 twin room, en-suite) sitting room, veranda & private pool. Honeymoon Suite (large double bedroom, en-suite) private sitting room & deck. Infinity swimming pool, massage. Silver level eco-rating and an Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner.
Day 6 & 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve The Masai Mara is famous for its astounding numbers of wildlife. With both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, elephant, to name a few, as well as over 450 bird species, the vast fertile plains are dense with game. The area has been classified among the "Seven Wonders of the World" due to the extraordinary annual migration from July to November when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures.
Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920's. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.
Sand River Masai Mara is 16-tented rooms divided into two separate but adjoining accommodation areas (split into 10/6). A 2-bedroom en suite family tent with private lounge. Enclosed tents including eco-friendly wooven strand bamboo floor adorned with throw carpets.
Day 8: Nairobi Enjoy a morning game drive or relax at camp. After lunch your SkySafari flight will take you back to Wilson Airport. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; before arriving there we will stop at one of Nairobi's gourmet restaurants where dinner will be served. You will arrive at the airport in time for your outbound flight.
• All internal flight transfers between the Elewana Collection lodges and camps with the SkySafari Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft*. • All road transfers to and from the camps and lodges, airports and airstrips. • Overnight stays at the selected Elewana Collection lodges and camps as detailed in the 8-day SkySafari itinerary. • All meals and drinks (except champagnes, cognacs, single malt whiskeys, and any wines from Elewana's exclusive cellar wine list). • Wi-Fi in main areas of all lodges and camps. • Laundry service. • Park and Conservancy fees • Taxes • Day room on the last day • Safari Activities including game drives
Each of Elewana's lodges and camps provides guests with optional activities that are inclusive to your overnight stay. These include:
Tortilis Camp • Walks with expert Maasai guides • Bush breakfasts and sundowners • Visit to a local Maasai homestead
Elsa's Kopje • Day excursion to the Tana River, Kenya's longest • Game drive in the National Park's rhino sanctuary • River fishing for catfish, tilapia and barbell
Sand River Masai Mara • As the camp is on the route of the Great Migration, view wildebeest and zebra crossing the Sand River (dependent on timing) • Visit a local school supported Land & Life Foundation • Balloon safaris available at additional cost
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Jul 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Aug 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Sep 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Oct 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Nov 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29
Dec 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Jul 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Booking conditions There is no single supplement charged in low season (30 Mar - 31 May) nor charged on the first single per booking.
There is no single supplement charged in low season (30 Mar - 31 May) nor charged on the first single per booking.