18 Dec:
Arrival / Nairobi

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative who will greet you and assist with the transfer to Sankara Hotel for overnight.

You will find a city that is lively, cosmopolitan and full of contrasts. It's a place of smart office workers, mansions and expensive suburban shopping centers as well as overcrowded slums of people trying to struggle on as best they can. Nairobi, one of Africa's major cities: the UN's fourth "World Centre", and East Africa's hub for commerce and aid, displays enormous vitality and buzz. It's hard to imagine a city with a more fascinating variety of people, and almost all of them newcomers. Most are immigrants from rural areas, drawn to the presence and opportunities of money, and Nairobi seems to accept everyone with complete tolerance. It’s hard to imagine that this city celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1999 and that where it now stands, only Maasai manyatta stood barely a century ago!

Overnight: Sankara Hotel    
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast      

19 Dec:
Laikipia – Ol Pejeta Conservancy   

Fly on Safari Link this morning at 0905hrs to Wilson airport arriving at 0950hrs. Connect with the flight to Laikipia arriving at 1100hrs at the 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.

Overnight: Kicheche Laikipia       
Meal Plan: Full Board

20 Dec:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy   

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. Optional activity here on offer will be a night drive if you would like to view an array of nocturnal species with the aid of a filtered spotlight.

Overnight: Kicheche Laikipia
Meal Plan: Full Board

21 Dec:
Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the Safarilink scheduled flight to the Masai Mara departing at 1000hrs. You will be met at the Keekorok airstrip where transferred to Cottar’s 1920’s Camp where you are booked for the next 3 days on full board.

Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp in the Maasai Mara returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', reminiscent of a golden era - one of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless wildlife. The Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp is situated in the Maasai Mara and borders the Serengeti and Loliondo reserves in an untouched 250,000 acre exclusive concession providing the discerning client a guarantee of privacy and an abundance of wildlife. The Cottar Safari tradition which began in 1919 captures the original spirit and essence of safari, reminiscent of an era when safaris were unrushed, elegant and romantic.

Overnight: Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board     

DAY 8:
Nairobi

After a last game drive in the Masai Mara, at 10h00 you will be transferred to the airstrip to catch the 11h00 Safari link flight back to Nairobi. Arriving at 12h15, you will be met and transfer you to your Nairobi hotel.

Overnight: House of Waine
Meal Plan: Full Board 

DAY 9:
DEPARTURE

You will have breakfast this morning. After this last taste of Africa, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition.  

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