HIGHLIGHTS

“Follow the trails that lead you into a fantasy, with breath taking scenes and unforgettable memories. Enjoy this classic safari and feel the joy and excitement of our Wild Kenya!”

Tour Number  TTS0807
Tour Name  Sleep with Elephants – 2017
Prices From  On request
Country Kenya
Capital City Nairobi
Validity 03/01/2017 to 15/12/2017

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GALLERY

Itinerary

  • Duration: 7 days & 6 nights
  • Countries: (1) Kenya
  • Experiences: 5
  • Ages: 10 - 50+
  • Starting Point: Nairobi
  • Ending Point: Nairobi
Introduction

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Day

JAMBO - KARIBU!! Twiga Tours representatives will warmly meet you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport or at your Nairobi Hotel with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials). Proceed to Samburu. We arrive at the intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch. We enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (Twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our camp.

  • stay at : Elephant Bedroom Camp

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath-taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari...... Enjoy meals and overnight at our camp.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding.

  • stay at: Elephant Bedroom Camp

This morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Nakuru national Park with a brief stop at the Thompson's Falls for a breath-taking view of the great scenery. We arrive at the lodge to a very warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon enjoy a nature walk led by the camp’s naturalist. As the night falls, led by a professional and experienced night game spotter, we depart for night game viewing drive. It cannot get more exciting than this! The thrill is beyond human explanation. This is an opportunity to see some of the nocturnal animals that we may not see during the day, as we enjoy the sweet cricket melodies and watch the stars twinkle in their splendour. What about spotting an aardvark! An African myth goes that if one spots this rare animal at night is so lucky and may live for over 100 years!! This might be our night!! We return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

  • Mbweha Safari Camp

This morning we enjoy our breakfast then depart for a full day of game viewing. You will enjoy hot lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Some of the interesting places to visit include the baboon cliff, the lion hill and the Mau escarpment. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our Lodge.

  • Mbweha Safari Camp

A hearty early morning breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at the intimate 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome for lunch. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeest, the elusive leopard,cheetah,the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino,topi,burchelle’s zebra, the Maasai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp

Enjoy breakfast then proceed on a full day of game viewing drives & adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: The adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the hot air balloon fills then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. Apart from the occasional hiss of the burners, a lion's roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them, the flight above the open plains is magically silent. The thing that amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness, the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara and Serengeti. And if you've flown elsewhere, you've seen nothing like this. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush, complete with flowers; bone china and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the lodge or camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning.

  • Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp

This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then drive back to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Our guide driver will meet you at the Wilson airport; transfer you to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your onward flight.

Tour Accommodation

What's included

  • Arrival transfer from/ to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

  • Met in our unique style with wet towels and ‘bubbly’

  • Complimentary Authentic Branded Safari Hat and safari essentials pack

  • Full Board accommodation while on safari.

  • Park entry fees

  • Nature Walk at Mbweha Safari Camp

  • Use of Twiga Tours 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser on safari

  • Unlimited supply of bottled, drinking water in the vehicle while on safari

  • Unlimited mileage on game viewing drives.

  • Use of a custom designed pop-up roof Safari Land Cruiser while on safari

  • Flying Doctors Cover while on safari

  • TWIGA ADVANTAGE

  • Personal involvement of the Manji Family!

  • Peace of mind with Twiga’s strategically placed offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Arusha offering 24hour support.

  • Twiga’s customized 4x4wheel drive safari vehicles with guaranteed window seats.

  • Choice of travel by 4X4 safari minivan or safari land cruiser/land rover

  • Professional Safari Directors and Guide-Drivers hand-picked and trained by Minaz Manji.

  • Classic itineraries personally experienced and designed by the Manji Family!

  • Authentic Twiga welcome on arrival in East Africa with Champagne, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hats!

  • Exclusions

  • International flight, passport & visa fees
  • Flight to/from Mombasa
  • Comprehensive travel insurance cover.
  • Balloon Safari ride in Masai Mara
  • All personal expenses – laundry, telephones, soft & alcoholic drinks, tips to Camp Staff and gratuity to Guide/Driver

AVAILABILITY


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Specially designed 4x4wd Safari Land cruiser
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Custom designed safari land cruiser with pop up roof for maximum game viewing. All vehicles equipped with long range two way HF radios linked to our main offices, cool boxes and fridges, reference guide books & UNLIMITED bottled water.

Reviews

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3.69 / 5.0

74% recommend this package

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  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Service 3.5
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Condition 3.5
  • Neighbourhood 4.4
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1 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary-Lou Sims
    Jun, 15, 2017

    We are planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania feb 2018.
    We are interested in your “sleeping with the elephants ” safaris. We are
    Also going to be joining another safari and would like to see if the dates will line
    Up with yours. Please advise as soon as possible.

    Thank you

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