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On the footsteps of ''the father of Lions'' Kenya safari

On the footsteps of the father of Lions Kenya safari 2014

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3000 - $5000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 12 days
Best months: August September
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Laikipia Plateau, Masai Mara, Samburu, Nairobi
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Night drive
  • Cultural
This safari will enable us visit the areas where a wildlife conservationist. Late George Adamson and his wife Joy pioneered wildlife conservation here in Kenya, as well as their home former home in Naivasha as well as visit some the locales where the famous ''born free movie'' was filmed. This combined with a big five safari will be a rewarding experience as well as give us an opportunity to appreciate the former conservationists efforts/activities which up to date are being carried out here in Kenya.

This privately guided safari takes you across the original sites  where  legendary conservationist  George Adamson also known as the Baba ya  Simba (“Father of Lions” in Swahili),  and his wife Joy  worked.  They are  also  widely known through the film and best-seller book ‘Born Free’ that was based on a true story of a lioness named Elsa. This Safari explores some of the most fascinating wildlife areas in Kenya driving through  the vast wildlife plains and being hosted in ultimate luxury.

Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi,  our driver guide will meet you at the airport, and transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight .

Day 2 Nairobi – Meru National park

After breakfast, leave for Meru national park. Leaving Nairobi, .We drive past Kiambu and finally join the Thika superhighway  road via Ruiru and you will see all the coffee farms and beautiful landscape and not too busy so it will be a good start for the trip. Driving through the rich and fertile landscape of the central province is quite breathtaking, you will be passing the equator.  We shall have a lunch stop over at Trout tree restaurant,  and later proceed with our journey to Meru, arriving in the late afternoon. Check in at our camp and later dinner and overnight

Day 3 Meru national park

After breakfast, check out f your camp, and proceed for a game drive,  enroute to your lodge, located inside the park. Mid morning at leisure, and later in the day another game drive in the afternoon, with a visit to the rhino sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at our lodge

Day 4 Meru – Day trip to Kora National Park

After an early breakfast, leave for nearby Kora national park. The diverse landscape of Kora Park is one of its main attractions. You can enjoy viewing inselbergs, pristine wilderness, Tana River, Grand falls, diverse birdlife and Kora rapids in the Park. Our main activity for this day will be to visit the final resting place of George Adamson. George is buried near his brother Terence and his beloved lion ‘’Boy’’. 

Early dinner, then proceed for a night game drive. Dinner and overnight at our lodge.

Day 5 Meru – Shaba game reserve

Breakfast, then leave for Shaba national reserve, further north,  arriving for lunch at our camp. Afternoon at leisure, and later a game drive. Meals and overnight at our camp/lodge

Day 6 Shaba

Early light breakfast, then leave for a morning game drive. You will have bush breakfast, and later proceed back to the camp. Spend the rest of the day at  leisure. ( you have an optional visit to a local village or stay at the camp).

Lunch, and in the late afternoon proceed for  game drive. Dinner and overnight at our camp/lodge

Day 7 Shaba -  Olpejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, leave for  Olpejeta conservancy, for a chance to spot big five as well as visit a chimpazee sanctuary; the only one we have in Kenya. Meals and overnight at our camp.

Day 8 Olpejeta - Naivasha  via Nyahururu

After breakfast, leave for Naivasha.  We shall have  a brief stopover at Thomson’s falls in Nyahururu, then drive further south to Lake Naivasha, arriving  for late lunch at Elsamere Centre.Later, dinner and overnight.

Day 9 Naivasha – Masai Mara

After breakfast, leave for Masai Mara game reserve, arriving for lunch at your camp/lodge. Afternoon at leisure, and later in the day a game drive. Meals and overnight at our camp

Day 10 & 11 Mara

2 Full days in Masai Mara, with morning and afternoon game drives. Alternatively, you may leave your camp in the morning with picnic lunches and leave for a full day game drive, returning to your camp in the late afternoon.  In the course of these 2 days, you will have a visit to a local Masai village. Meals and overnight at our camp

Day 12 Mara – Nairobi, fly out.

Early morning game drive, and return  to your camp/lodge for breakfast. Later, leave for Nairobi, with picnic lunch en route. Arrival in Nairobi will be late afternoon, then transfer to your hotel/drop off at the airport to connect with your flight back home.

Optional beach extension to Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, Lamu or Zanzibar is possible.

Minimum 2 people to confirm departure, Maximum of 6 people per vehicle to gurantee window seat and comfortability as well especially for photography

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • The program will be tailor made to suit each traveler's budget, and our choice of accommodations range from 3 star to exclusive lodges/camps throughout the safari.
  • Sarova Panafric hotel, Elsa's Kopje in Meru, Joys camp in Samburu/Shaba, Sweetwaters camp in Olpejeta, Elsamere conservation center in Naivasha, Elephant bedroom camp in Masai Mara.

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