Wings over the Great Rift Valley Air Safari

View the Great Rift Valley by air and explore Kenya’s best game reserves.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi to Shaba Game Reserve
You will be met at your hotel and be driven to the Nairobi’s Wilson airport. Take your first luxurious flight north to Shaba Game Reserve. Your guide will welcome you at the airstrip and drive you to Joys Camp. 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.
Dinner and overnight stay at Joys Camp.

Day 2
Shaba Game Reserve
Enjoy a day of 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.
Dinner and overnight stay at Joys Camp.

Day 3
Shaba Game Reserve
to Lake Naivasha
After an early morning 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. After lunch at the lodge enjoy a game drive on the conservancy.
Dinner and overnight stay at Chui Lodge or Kiangazi House.

Day 4
Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, enjoy a morning boat ride on Lake Naivasha. You drive back to your camp for lunch. Afterwards, you will 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 sundowner!
Dinner and overnight stay at Chui Lodge or Kiangazi House.

Day 5
Lake Naivasha to Mara North Conservancy
Enjoy a bush breakfast on the shores of the lake as you watch hippos, birds and wildlife around you. After breakfast you’ll take your next luxurious flight to the world famous Maasai Mara. Your guide will welcome you at the airstrip and drive you to Karen Blixen Camp. Set on the banks of the Mara River 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.
Dinner and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 6
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
During the day, enjoy a game drive through Masai Mara. The game reserve is best known for its wildebeest and zebra migration. We also offer you the option to go on a balloon safari (for a surcharge) and to enjoy a spectacular birds-eye view of Kenya.
Dinner and overnight stay at Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 7
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
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. 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.
Dinner and overnight Karen Blixen Camp.

Day 8
Maasai Mara to Nairobi
After returning from an early morning game drive you will be met with breakfast at camp. Afterwards your driver will take you to the airstrip from where you leave for the flight to Nairobi. From Wilson airport you are transferred to your Nairobi hotel.

Trip Details

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

2014 rates:
Low season (Mar 29 – May 24) $5060, Shoulder season (May 31 – Jun 21) $5320, Mid season (Jan 4 – Mar 22) $5730, High season (Oct 4 – Dec 12) $5890, Peak season (Jun 28 – Sept 27) $6285