Conservation Crusade

Destination: Kenya


Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Key Highlights:

  • Cultural community visits
  • Black rhino tracking experience
  • Camel trekking & horse riding
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Northern  Kenya Helicopter excursions

 

  • Anti-poaching sniffer dog experience
  • Ngare Ndare Forest Excursions
  • Il Ngwesi Cultural Boma Excursion
  • Elephant Sanctuary & Project Visits 

Accommodation:

2 nights Kalama Conservancy, Samburu: Saruni Sambaru

Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, bordering Samburu National Reserve, with access to over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife.

The lodge is celebrated for its innovative eco-chic design; seamlessly following the natural line of the mountainside that it is built into. The rock face forms the back wall of each of the six luxury villas, while the front of the villas open to spectacular views of the Northern Frontier and Mount Kenya.

Guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, guests gain first-hand knowledge about their fascinating customs and ancient knowledge. The guides know the land inside-out and will take guests on a journey of discovery.

Accommodation:

2 nights Sera Community Conservancy, Sera: Saruni Rhino

In partnership with Sera Community Conservancy, Saruni Rhino provides an intimate, unique, and exclusive experience in Kenya’s wild northern frontier.

In the heart of the 350,000-hectare conservancy, three open-faced stone bandas accommodate a maximum of eight guests. The shared area is simple and rustic, yet accommodating and comfortable. Furniture can be moved into the doum palm-lined dry river bed to stargaze at night.

Saruni Rhino balances the origins of safari with cutting-edge conservation; offering the first black rhino tracking experience in East Africa, in Africa’s first community-owned and run sanctuary, ‘Sera Rhino Sanctuary’. Guests also get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience The Singing Wells, a series of natural and excavated wells where the local community takes their livestock to drink. Proprietary songs attract the owners’ livestock to troughs where water is drawn up from the deep.

Accommodation:

2 nights Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia: Elewana Kifaru House

Kifaru House sits on the northern foothills of Mt. Kenya on the 65,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home to East Africa’s healthiest rhino population.

Five charming thatched cottages are tucked away in an oasis of vibrant lawns overlooking the vast Lewa plains. The elegant dining and sitting room, built from sustainable and salvaged materials, lead out onto a spacious terrace where meals are enjoyed al fresco while watching wildlife at the waterhole below. The excellent library, set with a log fire, allows guests to sink into cozy sofas while identifying wildlife, seen earlier in the day, from the many reference books.

A tranquil retreat tucked away in an oasis of vibrant lawns, Kifaru House provides an exclusive safari experience and opportunity to discover this world-renowned wildlife conservancy.

Accommodation:

2 nights Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara: Richard’s River Camp

Situated on the banks of the Njageteck River in the Mara North Conservancy,  Richard’s  River  Camp  allows  for  total  privacy  and exclusivity.

Built predominantly from canvas and wood, this eco-camp is set near a spring that attracts wildlife to the camp, which is known for its resident lion pride. With only seven tents, the camp is ideal for those who want to experience the Masai Mara in a personal, intimate setting. Beautifully appointed with furnishings and fabrics collected on the owners’ travels, the casually luxurious tented camp combines exceptional wildlife with a contemporary Out of Africa experience.

For three generations, the family that built this camp has played an integral role in conservation in Kenya. In 2011, they founded the Mara Elephant Project (MEP), which has been instrumental in mitigating the human-wildlife conflict that plagued the communities in the area, as well as reducing elephant poaching.

 

Departure:

End of your Cheli & Peacock Safari.

Sadly, the end of your safari; Other plans can be made to go to East Africa’s soft white sandy beaches and historic coastal towns or include another safari destination.

Depart for home.

Please note: Your Personal Travel Concierge will organise the ground portion of your trip. We can recommend our preferred partner should you require any assistance booking your flights. Please ask for details.