Kicheche Explorers Against Extinction Kenya Safari

7 days
FROM £ 3,330
Countries Visited: Kenya
Conservation Experience

Kicheche Explorers Against Extinction Kenya Safari

A fantastic fly-in safari staying at small tented camps in Ol Pejeta Conservancy and a private concession in the Masai Mara.

During your safari you will have the chance to see many iconic species, many of which are endangered, from the last three Northern White Rhinos in the world at Ol Pejeta to the famous lions and elephants of the Masai Mara.

Explorers against Extinction special offer: enjoy 6 nights on safari for the price of 5. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

As part of out Explorers against Extinction initiative you will have the chance to see first-hand some of the techniques being used to fight illegal wildlife crime, one of the main threats to iconic species such as rhino, elephant and lion. At Kicheche Ol Pejeta you can visit the anti-poaching dog squad, learning about their vital role protecting the conservancies rhinos. You can visit the Northern White Rhinos and even track lions. The Real Africa Trust will foster a baby elephant on your behalf, being cared for by Explorers against Extinction partner The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Please do let us know if you would like to visit your elephant at the start or end of your safari so we can make arrangements for you.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1-3

Kicheche Laikipia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Fly from Nairobi Wilson airport to Nanyuki for a 3 night stay at Kicheche Laikipia in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The conservancy is home to all the Big Five, has more black rhino than anywhere else in East Africa and is the sanctuary for the last three remaining Northern White Rhinos in the world. You will be able to visit Sudan, Najin and Fatu during your stay. You also have the option to visit the anti-poaching dog squads based at Ol Pejeta.

DAY 4-6

Masai Mara
After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your mid morning flight to Mara North Conservancy. You have three nights in the Masai Mara, famous for its big cats.

DAY 7

Return to Nairobi
Enjoy a morning game drive and breakfast before being transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi Wilson. Here you will be met and transferred to the Eka Hotel where there will be a day room booked for you. Enjoy the bar and pool area, grab some lunch and relax before being transferred later in the day to the international airport for your flight home. A visit to the Sheldrick Trust can be arranged on your final day. The Foster Parent visit is at 5pm daily. If this appeals, we would recommend staying in the Karen area for the day, stopping off at the lovely Tin Roof cafe and shopping area for lunch after the airport, and then visiting the AFEW Giraffe Centre next to Giraffe Manor in the afternoon, prior to the Sheldrick Trust to make full use of your time. Please do call us to discuss options!
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Includes

  • Domestic flights
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation at Kicheche camps on full board basis including picnics, local drinks and a safari laundry service
  • Unlimited safaris in a 4x4 shared camp vehicle including night game drives at Kicheche Laikipia and a visit to see the Northern White Rhinos
  • All park and conservancy fees
  • Day room at the Eka hotel
  • Kenyan VAT which is subject to change
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, tips, and personal expenditure.

Price Guide

  • From £3,330 - £3,815 per person sharing (based on two travelling and staying at Kicheche Mara. Upgrades available at small extra cost to Kicheche Valley or Bush Camp.)
  • The lowest price is based on travelling in November to mid December 2017, the highest price is based on travelling in August to October 2017. This trip is available throughout the year with the exception of camp closing periods between 1 April and 31 May annually.

Price guide above is based on the best priced flights and the accommodation listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase. 

Please let us know your travel dates and preferences so we can prepare an accurate tailor-made quotation based on current availability. 

Explorers against Extinction special offer: 6 nights for the price of 5. The free 'safari' night is the third night at Ol Pejeta. Conservation fee payable for free night (included in price given above).  Terms and conditions apply.  Book by 30 November 2017. Travel prior to 30 November 2018. Please ask for details. 

Accommodation in Nairobi pre and post safari Depending which airline you choose to travel with, and their schedule, it is often necessary to have a one night stay in Nairobi either before or after your safari. We can advise and book this for you along with your transfers. Options range from the wonderful Giraffe Manor,  Emakoko or Hemingways to simple and convenient airport hotels like the Eka or Ole Sereni, perfect for those late night arrivals into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Sheldrick Trust visit We will foster an elephant orphan on your behalf.  If you would like to visit the Sheldrick Trust at the start or end of your safari then please do let us know so we can incorporate this into your trip.

Flight costs from £695 per adult. Our airline partners offer special rates throughout the year, with prices on direct services sometimes as low as £450. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/ route preferences and special offers.

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