Authentic safari puts emphasis on unique game viewing experiences and top-notch luxury accommodations in the African bush
Award-winning African travel outfitter Great Safaris has launched a new, high-end experiential safari to Kenya.
On this new trip, travelers can explore the finest wildlife areas of Kenya with outstanding game rangers, take part in authentic cultural experiences and thoroughly relax in some of the most luxurious accommodations the country has to offer.
Great Safaris' guests start off by spend three days in Meru National Park, Kenya's least crowded wildlife paradise, where they embark on game drives, walking safaris and a visit to a rhino conservation sanctuary. Travelers can also partake in fishing the nearby rivers and visits to the local Boran community. After an active morning in the bush there's no better feeling than coming back to camp and cooling off in the stunning infinity swimming pool watching the wildlife as it comes to drink from the Bisanadi River below this stunning bush camp.
Then, Great Safaris sends guests to the superb Laikipia region â Kenya's heart of adventure â for two nights. Steeped in history, this is the region where many of the first European immigrants settled and established their sprawling farms. Today, the vast area is a wildlife refuge and home to a myriad of species. This is rhino country, and much of the Kenyan rhino research is conducted in the area. Guests can partake in daily game drives as well as a camel safari, horseback riding, fishing and other ranch activities. After adventuresome days, nights will be spent at this supremely comfortable ranch. The ranch house was built in the 1940's by Italian artisans, and in recent years was beautifully restored to accommodate up to fourteen people in the atmosphere of a private home. Seven cottages lie in the tropical garden overlooking Mt. Kenya and miles of unspoiled Africa, each with its own private verandah and ensuite bathroom. The lodge has a swimming pool, tennis court, and organic vegetable garden.
The grand finale of this authentic African safari takes place in the iconic Masai Mara, home to the Great Migration. Travelers will marvel at the game drives in open vehicles and four days of exceptional comfort in luxury tented accommodation. This experiential bush camp has a long working relationship with the local Maasai and exclusively employs highly trained Maasai guides for these once-in-a-lifetime safaris.
Great Safaris guests experience evening drives in custom-built Land Cruisers, bush breakfasts, picnics and the famous Kenyan sundowner. Visits to the wildebeest crossing points on the Mara River, Maasai village visits, trips to the Rhino Sanctuary, Koyaki Guiding School, Scenic Flights, and Hot Air Balloon Safaris can all be enjoyed from this luxury camp. The tents are all furnished with large, handmade cedar beds, 24-hour solar lighting and the finest linen.
Departures for Great Safaris new 9-day itinerary will run daily through 2013. The land cost is $6797 per person based on double occupancy. Great Safaris can also accommodate travelers with flight arrangements.
About Great Safaris:Great Safaris is an award-winning luxury African safari outfitter offering the convenience of a US booking office coupled with seven fully-staffed on-site offices in Africa. Destinations include Botswana, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Great Safaris offers luxury programs to help adventurous travelers explore Africa and create enriching life experiences. For more information please visit Great Safaris' web site at www.greatsafaris.com. Great Safaris is a recipient of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime award, and a proud member of the United States Tour Operators Association, ASTA Tops, and ARC.