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Kenya ; Land of the Maasai

Kenya, Africa

from £7,100* per room 10 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Jomo kenyatta airport, nairobi, kenya
  • Active & Adventure trips
Kenya is the homeland of the Maasai, a semi-nomadic African tribe. The tall and slender Maasai wear bright cloth dyed in vivid shades of red and blue, letting them stand out nobly against the stark landscape. This itinerary will help you to explore the Maasai culture while experiencing amazing game viewing on foot or by vehicle.

Stay for two nights on the edge of the Amboseli National Park in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro at Tortilis Camp. Discover large matriarchal elephant herds, or visit the Maasai manyattas (villages) to meet the fascinating inhabitants.

Continue on safari to Meru National Park and Elsa’s Kopje (pronounced “copy”) in the area made famous by George and Joy Adamson’s film Born Free. The lodge, named for Elsa the lioness, is built near the original camp site and blends completely into the surrounding landscape. Enjoy game drives, fishing and rafting, and some time at the Tharaka tribal village.

Finally, head to the Masai Mara National Reserve and your accommodations at Saruni, where you can enjoy game viewing in open safari vehicles and game walks with Maasai trackers in this area teeming with wildlife.

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Kenya, Africa

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  • Reviewer: located in Osoyoos, BC Canada
    We recently returned from  taking the "South America Journey" trip arranged by Ker & Downey.  This  was our second trip with Ker & Downey, last year we enjoyed the thrilling "Classic Botswana Safari". South America has been on our list of "things to do", therefore with the excellent service provided by Ker & Downey last year, we decided to book the "South America Journey" which we  saw on  the Ker & Downey website.  Ker & Downey were again able to design a custom trip  which took us to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  From the moment we were met at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru until we departed from the airport in Quito, Ecuador this journey was   nothing short of clockwork precision.  All our accommodation and tours were first class, excellent food and ALL our personal guides/drivers in Peru and Ecuador should be commended for their knowledge and professionalism and foremost their friendliness.  Both Peru and Ecuador are beautiful, beautiful countries as are their people.  The "Coral 1" and crew were no exception, they were terrific, as was the complete tour in the Galapagos Islands.We again would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to Ker & Downey, for putting together  this enjoyable and exciting " South America Journey " one we will remember for a life time. The itinerary and trip could not have been any better! Thanks again and hopefully we  will be able to book another exciting journey with Ker & Downey in the near future.

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
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    Day 1: Arrive Nairobi / Ngong House
    Day 2: Amboseli National Park / Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 3: Amboseli National Park / Tortilis Camp (B,L,D)
    Day 4: Meru National Park / Elsa’s Kopje (B,L,D)
    Day 5: Meru National Park / Elsa’s Kopje (B,L,D)
    Day 6: Meru National Park / Elsa’s Kopje (B,L,D)
    Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve / Saruni (B,L,D)
    Day 8: Masai Mara National Reserve / Saruni (B,L,D)
    Day 9: Masai Mara National Reserve / Saruni (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Nairobi / Ngong House Day Room / Departure (B)

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