8 Days Wings Over The Great Rift Valley


Sectors Covered: Nairobi | Shaba Game Reserve (Joys Camp)| Naivasha (Chui Lodge/Kiangazi Lodge) |Maasai Mara (Karen Blixen Camp) | Nairobi

Safari Highlights

Day 1:Check out-Fly to Joys Camp Shaba Game Reserve. Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The site was also home to Penny the leopard,the heroine of her last book. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo. After lunch at camp you experience your first game drive.Meals and overnight stay at Joys Camp

Day 2: Day 2: AM & PM game drives in Shaba Game reserve. The area is famous for its rare desert species – especially striped hyena and aardwolf, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe Grevy’s zebra and the elegant gerenuk. The Uaso river flows through the heart of Shaba Game Reserve and offers year round water for the various wildlife that inhabit this park. Joys camp is set ideally overlooking a large natural spring where elephant, lion and buffalo often frequent.Meals and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Early bush breakfast on the banks of the Uaso River you fly to Naivasha flying along the Uaso river and then past the Aberdare Mountains and across the Great Rift Valley. On the way from the airstrip to Chui Lodge (or Kiangazi House) you can admire the beautiful scenery and the animals. The camp is located in the private Oserain Wildlife Conservancy. After lunch at the lodge enjoy a game drive on the conservancy.Meals and overnight at Chui Lodge/Kiangazi House

Day 4:Breakfast, followed by morning boat ride on Lake Naivasha. You drive back to your camp for lunch. Afterwards, you have time to relax and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view from the lodge. In the afternoon go on a game drive through the conservation area. When the sun starts to go down enjoy a bush sun-downer. On your way back to the camp, you experience the Kenyan Savannah at night – a unique experience.Meals and overnight at Chui Lodge/ Kiangazi House

Day 5: Enjoy a bush breakfast on the shores of the lake as you watch hippos, birds and wildlife around you. After breakfast connect flight to the world famous Maasai Mara. Your guide welcomes you at the airstrip and drives you to Karen Blixen Camp. Set on the bank of the Mara River the camp consists of 22 luxurious tents. The location is spectacular, with the great Mara plains behind the camp and the impressive escarpment and the river in front. After lunch at camp you experience your first game drive. Meals and overnight at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 6: AM & PM game drives inside the Mara North Conservancy.The game reserve is best known for its wildebeest and zebra migration,which tends to pass through the area July to October, but manyareas offer excellent game viewing year round. Lunch will either be at the camp or picnic lunch in the park. We offer you the option to go on a balloon safari (for a surcharge) and to enjoy the bird’s
eye view of KenyaMeals and overnight at the camp.

Day 7:Spend the day exploring the vast wildlife areas of the Mara North Conservancy. Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 30,000 hectares. It is a vital part of the Masai Mara ecosystem as it forms the north-western zone, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve in the south of Kenya. Professional management ensures guests of a truly exclusive and private safari experience with a very low vehicle density.

The Masai Mara is famous for its unique concentration of wildlife, birds, rich vegetation and open savannah. It has been classified one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” due to the extraordinary annual migration (July – November) when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebras cross from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures. Less famous, yet very impressive, is the Loita Hills migration, where thousands of local wildebeest come to the Mara North Conservancy between December and May.Meals and overnight at the camp.

Day 8:After returning from your early morning game drive you will have breakfast at camp. Afterwards your driver brings you to the airstrip from where you leave with your luxury aircraft for the flight to Nairobi. From Wilson airport you are transferred to your Nairobi hotel.

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Services: All accommodation on full board basis, flights between Nairobi – Shaba – Naivasha – Maasai Mara – Nairobi will be in Luxury Cessna Caravan, transfers in Nairobi, services of a professional Safari guide (silver level) for 8 days, all game drives in traditional 4 x 4 vehicles, Conservancy fees, special meet and greet in parks, all airstrip transfers to/from camps, all laundry, all water in the rooms and on game drives, activities like listed in itinerary.
Not inclusive: Further meals, all drinks, tips and personal expenditures.
Safari starts on Saturdays

Please note that changes to the itinerary or sequence of excursions may be made subject to weather conditions.

You choose to extend your safari with stays at the beach in Mombasa,Diani,Watamu,Lamu Zanzibar or Gorilla tracking experience in Rwanda and Uganda.