Sat 28th January 2023
- Sun 5th February 2023
9 days/8 nights
WalkingWomen brings you an amazing opportunity to go on Safari with Alison Mees - an amazing photographer and lover of Kenya. If you want tips to create those very special photos Alison is your woman. We work with her local contacts in Kenya and experience the spirit of Kenya through her eyes. We will also be visiting Masai communities and a special community organisation supporting young women. Only 6 places available on this exclusive small group holiday. Also available as a private tour.
Dates: Saturday Jan 28th to Sunday Feb 5th with an option to stay longer if requested
Guide: Alison Mees Photographer and local partner GameWatchers Safaris
Walking Grade: 1 Goat as walks are not high or strenuous. This is a combination of walking and game drives.
Base: 1 night on arrival in Eka Hotel Nairobi and then travel to Amboseli together to stay in a camp for 3 nights. We then move to the Porini Mara Camp in the Masai area for 4 nights. We return to Nairobi for departures on Sunday Feb 5th.
Price: £4450 per person for this once in a lifetime unique Safari
What is Included:
- Transfer JKIA Nairobi Airport to Eka Hotel Nairobi
- 1 Night Eka hotel Bed & Breakfast – single room
- Transfer Eka hotel to Wilson airport
- Return schedule flight Wilson-Amboseli-Wilson
- Return Amboseli airstrip transfers
- 3 Nights in Porini Amboseli Camp – shared basis
- Return Schedule flights Wilson-Mara-Wilson
- 4 Nights Porini Mara Camp – shared basis
- All game drives in open sided 4×4 vehicle with experienced english speaking driver/guide
- All meals whilst on Safari
- Drinks include: soft drinks, local beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water
- Conservancy fees in Amboseli & Mara
- Transfer Wilson to JKIA Nairobi
- $50 donation to the Girls Sanitary Pad Project
- Emergency medical Evacuation Cover while on safari
Not included: Travel & Medical Insurance Cover, Return flights and Visas for Kenya (currently $50), Lunch and Dinner on last day, any tips. Flights from the UK are currently between £600 and £850 return.
Please note baggage allowance for safari flights is strictly 15kgs per person inclusive of hand luggage and in soft bags.
An amazing combination of walking, game drives, photography opportunities and supporting local conservation and communities on safari.
An 8 night wildlife and community adventure awaits you, the experience in this beautiful country, taking home great photos, memories and making new friends. We will be supporting women’s community projects as much as possible.
Suggested Itinerary which is flexible on the ground:
Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the Eka Hotel on B & B basis overnight – single room
Day 2 Early breakfast and transfer to Wilson Airport for your flight to Amboseli – it’s the land of elephants. We will be spending 3 nights at Porini Amboseli camp, Selenkay Conservancy.We arrive before lunch, check in followed by lunch. At 4pm we depart for our afternoon walk to a Masai Village, learn about the Masai culture and traditions. From there we meet the vehicle and continue on a game drive for sundowners, followed by a night drive looking for the nocturnal animals. Return to camp for dinner.
Day 3 We have a full day game drive in the National Park with a picnic lunch. Return to camp late afternoon, in time for a sundowner at a platform that overlooks a waterhole, this is a great time to sit and watch the wildlife come and drink. Dinner at camp.
Day 4 Early morning walk in the Conservancy, we will walk to a platform for breakfast overlooking the waterhole. Returning to camp for lunch. After lunch we will meet or drive to the girls sanitary pad project and learn about the importance of this project which ensures girls are able to go to school – $50 per person is donated to this project from your safari. Afterwards we can do a walk or game drive in the Conservancy.
Day 5 Take an early morning game drive in the Conservancy followed by breakfast or sleep in if preferred. We depart to the airstrip for the 8:30am flight to Nairobi and then connect to the 10am Mara flight, arriving approx. 11am. We will then do a short game drive to Porini Mara Camp. Check in and lunch. At 4pm we will depart for an afternoon game drive in Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stop for sundowners, watching the sun set. Back to camp for dinner.
Day 6 Early morning game drive in Naboisho Conservancy, where we will come across the Lotia Wildebeest Migration – this time of year the wildebeest are calving, so spending time out in amongst the herds. Picnic breakfast on the African Plains. Return to camp for lunch. Late afternoon walking safari, stop for a sundowner watching the sun set and return to camp. Before dinner an informal talk by the Conservancy Manager about the conservancy and how it is supporting the local communities and conservation through tourism.
Day 7 Early morning game drive, visit to the MAA trust after a picnic breakfast. Spend time with the different women’s projects they have set up, giving Masai women empowerment. Back to camp for lunch. After afternoon tea, walking safari on the plains, stop for a sundowner drink watching the sun set, where we will meet the vehicle and continue with a night drive – back to camp for dinner.
Day 8 An early morning walk in the Conservancy walking to our breakfast, enjoy breakfast in the bush. Walk back to camp. Time to relax, have lunch. Afternoon we will depart for an afternoon game drive in the Conservancy, looking for the Big Cats and more…., stop at a location for sundowners watching the sun set, then slow drive back to camp.
Day 9 Early morning game drive and return back to camp for breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip for the 11am flight to Nairobi arriving approx. 1pm. You will then be either transferred to the International Airport for your flight home or drive to a Nairobi Hotel for a few hours to relax and have lunch/dinner (on your own account) before being transferred to the International Airport for Your flight