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Jakes Camping Safari

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This camping safari has been specially developed by Jake Grieves-Cook, one of Kenya's leading safari operators. Jake designed this adventure to take you well off the beaten track into some of Kenya's more remote areas, to see the wilds of Africa at close quarters. Explore Kenya's stunning landscapes, spot the 'Big 5' and other rare animals, then finish your day sharing stories around the campfire. Overnight camps are sited in private wildlife conservancies so that you can take walking safaris and night drives. These conservancies are owned by local communities and offer easy access to Amboseli and Nakuru national parks and the spectacular Masai Mara Game Reserve. Jake’s Camping Safari allows you to experience the raw beauty of Africa on a unique and memorable wildlife safari.

Safari Highlights

  • Amboseli National Park
  • The Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1 Saturday – Fly to Nairobi

Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Sunday - Selenkay

Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge and drive 160 km to the Selenkay Conservation Area near Amboseli National Park. The Selenkay Conservancy is an area that has been set aside by the local Masai community to conserve and protect the natural habitat and wildlife. Here there is a greater diversity of species than in Amboseli itself. There is time for an evening game drive. (l,d)

Day 3 Monday - Selenkay

Take a morning game drive into Amboseli National Park for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro and close-up observation of elephants and many other animals. Enjoy an afternoon walk with Masai trackers, followed by a night game drive. (b,l,d)

Day 4 Tuesday - Kigio

In the morning, drive 270 km to Kigio via Nairobi. The Kigio Conservancy is located beside the Malewa River on 3,500 acres, about thirty miles south of Lake Nakuru. The expansive private conservancy area offers the opportunity to walk safely amongst wildlife. You arrive in time for an evening walk in the conservancy. (b,l,d)

Day 5 Wednesday - Kigio

Enjoy a full day in Lake Nakuru National Park. Marvel at the spectacle of huge flocks of flamingos which usually inhabit the area. You can also expect to see rhino along with many other species, and have an excellent chance of sighting the elusive leopard. (b,l,d)

Day 6 Thursday - Masai Mara

After breakfast drive 260 km to the Masai Mara, one of Kenya's finest wildlife reserves. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never far from sight. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the open plains and see if you can spot the Big 5. (b,l,d)

Day 7 Friday - Masai Mara

You can take an optional early morning balloon flight over the Mara* before a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch in the Mara. (b,l,d)

Day 8 Saturday – Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly Home

An early morning game drive before returning 290 km to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Departure Dates

This safari operates on the following dates:

  • 01 Nov & 15 Nov & 29 Nov 08
  • 13 Dec & 27 Dec 08
  • 2009 dates available on request

Special Notes

  • This safari operates for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 guests.
  • Maximum age permitted on this safari is 70 years and minimum age is 12 years.
  • This is 'real' camping so be prepared for some element of 'roughing it' in the wild!
  • Sleeping bags and towels are not provided - please bring your own.
  • This safari can also operate on Mondays or Wednesdays for groups of 4 to 10 people.

*The Masai Mara balloon flight is an additional optional excursion.

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