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African Oasis headquarters, Kenya, is half way around for most people and that’s part of the distinction. Just over the average holiday horizon, off track or at least off the trunk routes of long haul tourism. Around 3 million visitors a year are outnumbered by the gnus in a single national park.
There is thus a single exclusivity, a removal from the herd in a safari in Kenya. It’s what the rich and the writers ‘do’. Images, faded a little of Vanderbilt and Hemingway over wild beast. (they missed a 1000 pound marlin out of the Indian ocean, according to their white hunter, all of them beached on pink gins on the veranda of a Malindi hotel), there are more images, still valid in Kenya of nights out under the African stars, the configurations upside down for visitors from the northern hemisphere, a flaring camp fire and noises from the dark beyond, a moonrise chorus of crickets, frogs, nightjars, a racket of hyrax and the low grant of a predator, probably a leopard.
The hunter guide tells stories, and, all the time attentive services from the bearers and retainers, dressed as extras on the mess set of “Gordon of Khartoum”. They deliver shaken Martini with dinner of roast haunch from an ammunition box oven. All this, and much else, is the old style safari custom made and obviously not the cheapest of the umpteen options for travel and recreation in the country.
But whichever way it is done, whatever holiday permutation, the fact is Kenya never disappoints. It may sound like a sales line, but Kenya is one of the few great leisure destinations that matches the anticipation and fulfils the promise.
It’s organized, both the country itself and the safari industry, it’s safe and comfortable, and it’s at least 2000 miles from more recent images of Africa in its crisis of war, drought and famine. That’s not Kenya. The old romance persists and the safari is a memorable experience. African Oasis aims in offering its expertise in destination knowledge and facilities, making Kenya easily accessible to the international tourist.
Our services offer a “one-stop shop” from a complete reservations system to ticketing, transport and touring facilities. We work with groups of all sizes from the specialist FIT to scheduled departures, special interest groups, incentives and cruise ship ground handling. Our travel consultants are all experts in their field and most are multi-lingual. Senior management is available to clients 24 hours a day in case of any emergency.
Days 1&2 Samburu Game Reserve
An African Oasis rep will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, introduce you to the guide and transfer you to your local flight to Samburu Game Reserve Arriving in mid-afternoon. Meet your driver Guide for a briefing, transfer to your camp, there is time to unpack and unwind before our first game drive inside the Samburu National Reserve. Samburu offers a visual feast as proud Samburu herdsman coexist with the wildlife; many rare endemic species thrive here including Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Besia Orys, Gerenuk, Olive Baboon, Guenther’s DikDik and Reticulated Giraffe; Leopard and Elephant are plentiful. 2 overnights Larsen’s Camp. (FB)
Days 3 & 4 Ol Pajeta Conservancy
Today you drive to the foothills of Mount Kenya to explore a sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Mutara Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. You will spend 2 nights here at the Jambo Mutara Tented Camp. Host to all the members of the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy
program, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. 2 overnights Mutara Tented Camp (FB)
Day 5 & 6 Lake Elementaita
After an excellent breakfast you set off downhill towards the Rift Valley floor and the famous Lake Elementaita. Of the world population of 5 million flamingos, 3 million thrive on The Great Rift Valley soda lakes. On our second day we drive across to the far end of Lake Naivasha Once a holiday home and later to be a retirement home for the Adamsons, Elsamere remains a unique destination in Naivasha. At Elsamere history connects with the future as conservation is our main objective. Re-kindle the memories of Born Free by watching the documentary, The Joy Adamson Story and visiting the museum. Back to the lodge for lunch, evening at leisure. 2 overnights Lake Elementaita Serena Lodge (FB)
Day 7 & 8 Amboseli National park
Drive southwards Via Emali to Amboseli national park, arriving in time for lunch. At the foot of Africa's highest mountain, 5895m Kilimanjaro is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The snowcapped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. It supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). Years ago, Amboseli was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa. It is also the home of the Maasai people, those tall, proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the globe. 2 overnights Tortilis Camp (FB)
Day 9 & 10 Nairobi
After breakfast depart for Nairobi via Namanga, arriving in time for lunch. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Second day spent at leisure or explore the city of Nairobi. Optional city tour, a visit to Karen Blixen museum where the famous film out of Africa was taken, a visit to the Giraffe center where you can see and feed the majestic Rothschild’s giraffe. We can as well arrange for the golfers a nice playtime in the beautiful golf clubs. In the evening you can choose to have dinner in a restaurant of your choice e.g. the carnivore. 2 overnights at Hemingway Nairobi (HB)
Round trip transport on 4×4 land cruisers as per the itinerary
• Park entrance fees as per the itinerary
• En route meals
• Full board accommodation (based on double occupancy)
• Services of professional English speaking
• Flying Doctors Membership as per the itinerary
• Mineral water
• Visit to Maasai Village
Please confirm this with the tour consultant
International flights to and from Nairobi
• Extra hotel nights in Nairobi
• Optional activities such as night game drives, balloon rides etc
• Entry visas for Kenya
• Personal travel insurance
• Tips for staff such as porters, guides and camp staff
• All items of personal nature including telephone calls and internet usage
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