11 NIGHT AMBOSELI, OL PEJETA & MASAI MARA
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK + AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
+ OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY + MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
What to expect
Kenya has long been a travellers go to safari destination and it is even more so today, with strong conservation efforts and spectacular wildlife viewing. On this 11 night safari, you’ll visit not one, but two national parks and two private conservancies. You will discover beautiful safari accommodations, wonderful array of species and a closer look at the conservation efforts that are helping endangered species.
2 Nights The Emakoko, Nairobi National Park
3 Nights Elewana Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
3 Nights Kicheche Laikipia Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
3 Nights Kicheche Mara Camp, Mara North Conservancy
Safari starts and ends in Nairobi, Kenya.
Your itinerary is fully amendable, Better Safaris create unique safaris that appeal to our clients.
Days 1-3: Nairobi International Airport – Nairobi National Park
Days 3-5: Nairobi National Park – Amboseli National Park
Days 6-8: Amboseli National Park – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Days 9-11: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Mara North Conservancy
Day 12: Mara North Conservancy – Nairobi Wilson Airport
We use our 15 years experience of designing safaris and working directly with safari camps, flight operators and guides, to make your dream trip to Africa an experience you’ll never forget. Plus, absolutely no booking fees!
IS THIS THE SAFARI FOR YOU?
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
The Emakoko’s unique location makes our experience offering as vast as the landscapes. With only 10 safari suites and 1 exclusive-use safari villa, Emakoko’s offering is naturally, exclusive. Designed for utmost comfort and privacy, all rooms feature luxurious beds, mosquito nets, private verandas, and fireplaces. There is no better place to wake up than in pure cotton linen while hearing the distant roar of lions.
Prolific for its unique location bordering Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi National Park is both the oldest and smallest park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the park is home to predators including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena as well as other large mammals such as buffalo, black rhino and giraffe. Located a short 45-minute drive from Nairobi’s major airports, The Emakoko is the ideal alternative to a city hotel when traveling to Kenya.
The beauty of The Emakoko is its unmatched location which makes a variety of experiences possible during your stay. Spend your days at leisure on the property or explore the surrounding area to uncover the beauty within all aspects of Kenya – the culture, the wildlife, and its people.
♻️ The Emakoko facilitates independent Community Outreach projects and aids The Kenya Wildlife Service in support of protecting Kenya’s endangered Black Rhino through conservation fees.
ELEWANA TORTILIS CAMP
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Tortilis Camp has a prime location for witnessing the majesty of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and embraces a hill in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity.
The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs. The Private House and Family Tent are located slightly separate to the main camp, upon the hill where they share a pool.
Amboseli is also known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1000 elephants reside in the parks eco-system that features some of the largest in Africa.
Activities include guided game drives and walking safaris – guides are Masai from the local community, who have been walking over these plains since childhood. The vehicles are unrivalled with feature enhancements specifically designed for comfort and photography – open sided with 3 rows of seats, photographic equipment stands, and charging sockets. Clients will share gamedrives unless “exclusive use of vehicle” has been prebooked at an extra charge.
Guests can also enjoy a bush breakfast, sundowner drinks, cultural visits, massages and the lodge’s pool.
♻️ Tortilis Camp was one of the first eco-lodges of its size, and is very proudly 100% solar. Guests can rest assure they are leaving a minimal footprint during their stay. Tortilis employs around 60% of its staff from the local community, training them from scratch to become professional guides, barman and waiters. With each employed individual in Kenya supporting an average of 8 dependants, our 40 local staff members potentially support between 300 and 400 members of the community.
KICHECHE LAIKIPIA CAMP
OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
An eco-award-winning small luxurious tented camp nestled in the shadows of Mount Kenya at the foot of an indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole. The camp’s squeaky green safari chic marries beautifully and sensitively with the natural highs of her surrounds in the wilderness zone of Ol Pejeta.
With 90,000 acres of wilderness, the Conservancy is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, African wild dog and plentiful plains game. There are also a number of the rarer Northern species such as Grevys Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx.
Although located on the Equator, the camp is at an altitude of 6000 ft. Please note that mornings and evenings can be cold due to the influence of the mountain.
The camp is in the low vehicle density wilderness zone of the conservancy and the wildlife viewing is a very private and rewarding activity. Not only is this East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary there is also a myriad of other wildlife to be seen including elephant, lion, cheetah and abundant plains game. Ol Pejeta Conservancy also permits night game drives which focus on species not seen on regular day drives.
While in Ol Pejeta, you can visit the Morani Center and the endangered species enclosure with the last remaining Northern White Rhinos on the planet, the chimpanzees sanctuary, or pay a visit to the anti-poaching dogs (some activities at a fee). For the more active visitors, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking and bush walks.
If you are keen in experiencing something different and love walking then you don’t want to miss this opportunity. You will be escorted by an armed ranger from Ol Pejeta, along with a Kicheche Silver guide and spend the night in a very private mobile campsite with beautiful views over the Aberdares. As the walk is run on an exclusive basis we are very flexible, and you can walk for as little or as long as you would like.
A lightweight private fly-camp will be set up in advance of arrival. Small dome tents for 2 people are equipped with camp beds, bedrolls and a washstand. Basic bathroom facilities will be set up for you, with a long drop toilet and lovely hot bush showers.
Fly Camping also available at Kicheche Mara Camp
♻️ Solar powered, the camp has a Gold Rating with Kenya Eco-Tourism and is a recipient of the Eco Warrior Award for green tourism practices.
KICHECHE MARA CAMP
MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy.
The luxury tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond. The location is ideal as game viewing frequently starts in the camp itself and there is prime wildlife habitat on all sides providing an ideal base for your safari in the Masai Mara. The family suite is a perfect new addition with two separate bedrooms (double & twin/triple) with ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining.
Game drives in customized 4WD safari vehicles with one of our Silver guides. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and our guides’ instincts and safari experience will provide superb wildlife photography opportunities. Extended game drives – we do not impose limits on the length. For no carbon emission, book the Electric Vehicle, the first one whispering across the plains of Mara North Conservancy.
Mara Elephant Project Visit Visit MEP to receive an overview of the Project and its monitoring, human-wildlife conflict, and anti-poaching programmes. Staff will explain the GPS satellite tracking system and if some of the MEP’s collared elephants are within reasonable proximity of the headquarters there will be an opportunity to track them.
Bookable in advance. Donation at guests’ discretion. (Min 2 pax, children under 12 free). Duration 2-3 hours.
Community Discovery Trip Visit the local Aitong trading center, a school, and a medical clinic. This excursion provides a brief glimpse into the lives of our community and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Allow 2 hours, this visit is usually made after lunch allowing guests to continue on their afternoon game drive. Complimentary.
♻️ Kicheche Mara Camp are also members of The Long Run, whose members aim at excelling in the highest standards of sustainability via the 4Cs — Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce. Guests may also book the EV1 – this electric vehicle glides onto the plains of Mara North Conservancy as one of the first electric vehicles in the Mara.
RATES & INCLUSIONS
Special Offers 2023 available as part of your booking with Better Safaris:
CONSERVANCY SAFARI – a combination of Kicheche Laikipia + Kicheche Mara Camp 6 for 5 OFFER valid throughout 2023. The Free night is at Laikipia Camp and Conservancy fee payable. Kicheche Valley
HONEYMOON OFFER – brides 50% off valid 2023 (Aug-Sep 25% off) and a half-hour free massage. (Travel within 12 months of wedding)
LONG STAY DISCOUNT 10% rate reduction – for 6 nights or more.
from USD $9,530 per person sharing (Green Season)
from USD $10,724 per person sharing (Mid Season)
from USD $12,866 per person sharing (Peak Season)
Wild camping whilst at Kicheche Laikipia & Kicheche Mara. Per night supplement: US$200 pp (min 2 pax).
GREEN Season: 01 Mar – 15 Apr 23, 15 May – 30 Jun 23, 01 Nov – 19 Dec 23
MID Season: 03 Jan – 28 Feb 23
PEAK Season: 01 July – 31 Oct 23, 20 Dec 23 – 02 Jan 24
ALL KICHECHE CAMPS CLOSED 15 APRIL – 15 MAY 2023
Families Family suites and rates available for children, kindly enquire for a quotation.
Young adults 12-17 years: 75% of adult rate. They pay 50% if guests share a Triple or Quad tent. Children 3 – 11 years: 50% of the adult rate. Infants under 3: free of charge, however, note that Kicheche Laikipia and Mara camps are not very conducive to infants.
THE EMAKOKO includes full board accommodation (lunch, dinner & breakfast), noft drinks, beer, house wines, Non-luxury spirits, laundry, private airport transfers, private game drives, private Karen excursions (entrance fees payable direct) including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum, statutory taxes.
ELEWANA TORTILIS includes full-board package, scheduled and shared game drives, activities including guided walking safari, bush sundowners, transfers to and from our designated airstrips and Kitirua Conservancy fees. The game package excludes champagne, private cellar wines and premium spirits.
KICHECHE LAIKIPA & MARA CAMP includes airstrip transfers; full board accommodation including picnics & drinks, shared game-viewing drives, night drives (Laikipia & Valley only), escorted bush walks (to be booked in advance at Laikipia Camp, based on ranger’s availability), bush breakfasts (Valley only), laundry, Community Discovery trip (Mara Camp only), canoeing and mountain biking (Laikipia Camp only) and a $5 per night Community Trust contribution.
Safarilink flights between Nairobi Wilson Airport – Amboseli – Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Mara North Conservancy – Nairobi Wilson.
All park and conservation fees.
Rates Exclude: Visa Fees
Items of a personal nature
Booking terms & conditions apply