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Discover the ultimate safari adventure with two of the most oldest National Park reserves.
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Six nights accommodation, meals as indicated, flights and scheduled game activities as specified and park fees.
Experience two of Kenya’s oldest and most private safari experiences: Lewa Wilderness, nestled in the foothills of Mount Kenya, and Governors’ Camp in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
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Stay at the luxurious Governors' camp
Experience and search for wildlife in Lewas Wildlife Conservancy.
Having the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride above the Masai Mara.
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Transfer from your hotel to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Lewa Conservancy. A very warm welcome awaits you at the home of Will and Emma Craig. For 40 years guests have been coming to this remarkable region. Those four decades have seen that passion passed down through the Craig family who proudly continue to run Lewa Wilderness today. Lewa Wilderness offers ten beautifully decorated cottages, all with sitting rooms, open fires and ensuites. Here, you will find wildlife in bountiful numbers, a direct result of pioneering conservation methods which are second to none. (L)(D)
The advantage of being located in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is that you are surrounded by rich game viewing opportunities without the crowds. There is a very good chance of seeing all of the Big Five and Lewa is one of the only game parks where visitors are almost guaranteed to see the endangered black and white rhinos while on safari. Lewa Wilderness offers a diverse range of activities, from game drives with expert guides, walking with Masai, a camel safari, treetop canopy walk and, visiting a local Masai Village to a flight in East Africa’s only open cockpit biplane (additional cost) and after a day exploring a dip in the salt-water infinity pool will refresh your senses. (B)(L)(D)
Refer to day 2 for today's itnerary.
Early morning game activity before flying to Governors’ Camp located in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The setting is magical. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with birdlife, hippo and crocodile. (B)(L)(D)
Being located inside the Masai Mara National Reserve in the heart of one of the best wildlife viewing areas, means you won’t waste time getting to the action. Twice daily game drives are in custom built four wheel drive land rovers with highly trained and experienced guides. (B)(L)(D)
For those looking for a wildlife viewing adventure of a different kind, Governors’ offer Hot Air Balloon Safaris over the Masai Mara at an additional charge.
Refer to day 5 for today's itinerary.
Following an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Governors’ airstrip for your fight back to Nairobi. (B)
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