I’ve teamed up with the beautiful driver/guide Moses I met in Kenya and co-ordinating a Mystical Safari in October 2020. People are now signing up for this adventure! So exciting!
This wonderful Safari will be a bit different in that I will be offering meditation and drumming during our time together. This will be an option during which you can either participate or spend time relaxing in your room/tent, possibly by the pool with a nice beverage or sitting on your deck and taking in the beautiful sounds of Africa. Trust me they are nothing like what we hear in the states. The meditation and drumming will allow you to integrate all of the beautiful energy that the sacred land, animals and people have to offer.
We will spend time with the MAASAI and go on nature walks. Again this will be an option if you choose to. There will be additional fees for any nature walks which our guide will provide after we arrive. The fees will be a bit different in each park. Normally it’s anywhere from $15-35
I will be traveling back to Kenya for the month of June and possibly longer to spend time with the MAASAI family that I met last year in December and immerse myself in their culture, learn about their rituals, how women make the beautiful jewelry, take care of their homes, children and be out in the bush with Nello experiencing the land, walking with the wild animal kingdom and the cattle they hold sacred to them… There is more to be revealed, but I feel that will come after I return and share what beautiful things these people and their culture have to offer to the world.
Below is the flexible itinerary for our Mystical African Safari. A big difference with this trip, is that it’s a private trip. We are not going with a big outfit and this also gives us flexibility. This is how I traveled there last December and so glad I did and feel fortunate to have experienced Africa this way.
Please know that things happen at a different pace in this country and they tend not to rush. I learned a lot about patience while I was there, so there is this sense of going with the flow and I mean literally. It makes the journey more enjoyable.
If you are wanting to arrive a couple of days early, please let us know and we can arrange an extra stay. And same goes for departure. I encourage anyone staying in Nairobi for an extra day to experience the Karen Blixen Museum. It’s where “Out of Africa” was filmed. It has amazing energy, and the history is wonderful!
Day 01 : NAIROBI
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and greeted by our customer service representative and transferred to the Boulevard Hotel.
Dinner on own.
Overnight at Boulevard Hotel or Similar BB
Day 02 : NAIROBI – MASAI MARA
Today our safari expedition will take us to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must see list”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.
Lunch to be served at your hotel
In the afternoon head out with your driver guide in search of the shy and elusive leopard, other wild animals and over 450 species of birds of which 57 species are birds of prey. As the sunset starts to edge dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity for you to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on film. After dinner, enjoy the warmth of the roaring log fire before going to bed under the star filled African sky.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Enkorok / Similar FB
Day 03 & 04 : MASAI MARA
We start the day off with an early morning game drive before dawn, followed by breakfast upon your return to the camp. After breakfast you can go swimming in the pool under the African sun or just sit back and relax for the rest of the day. In the afternoon we return to the bush in search of wildlife, such as Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, elephants, lions, and the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, among others
All meals and overnight at Mara Enkorok / Similar FB
Day 05 : MASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU
Today after an early breakfast, our safari will be destined for brief stopover at Lake Naivasha, the only freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. From the top of the Rift Valley escarpment, you can see the lake sparkling under the sun thousands of feet below you. The lake is home to a large colony of hippos and it’s also a Mecca for bird watchers and researchers since over 400 different species of birds have been recorded here. An optional boat ride will be a good ideal (Payment direct). After a brief stopover at the lake, we travel in a northerly direction to your next destination lake Nakuru, which is usually dotted with pink flamingoes (birds) lining its shores.
After checking in and having lunch at the lodge, you can sit back and relax or go for a dive in the pool. In the afternoon we shall go for a game drive where you can expect to see leopards, lions, giraffes, a million or so of pink flamingoes as well as the short sighted and ill-tempered rhino. Dinner & overnight at Sarova woodlands /Similar FB
Day 06 : LAKE NAKURU – SAMBURU
After an early breakfast bid farewell to lake Nakuru as we drive heading eastwards and we make a brief stopover at Nyahururu Falls, still known to many as Thomson’s falls for its 237ft cascade. After the stopover, we drive northward through Nanyuki town , crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, until we reach Isiolo town and then down into the thorny landscape of Samburu country. This area boosts of unique northern species of wildlife which are not found in any other part south of equator, here you will find the Grevy zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, the long necked gerenuk, herds of elephants and their predators abound. The life-giving Uaso Nyiro River plays a major role in the ecosystem of this region.
Your new home for the next two nights will be at SAMBURU LODGE
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge or Similar FB
Day 07 : SAMBURU
Before dawn we head out in search of Africa’s wild cats. From the game drive we return to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest and relaxation”, read a book/novel, sunbathe or perhaps go for a refreshing dip in the uniquely designed swimming pool before heading out again on your afternoon game drive.
All meals and overnight at Samburu Lodge or Similar FB
Day 08: SAMBURU – ABERDARES
After an early breakfast bid farewell to Samburu as we drive south through Isiolo, crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya,To arrive for lunch at Aberdare country club. Later transfer to The Ark Lodge, which comes alive at night with the various sounds of animals, is one of the exotic “Tree Hotels” situated in the Aberdare Ranges. All of the en-suite rooms have balconies from which you can look beyond the trees to observe the endless parade of wildlife. You can watch these animals from the safety of your room or from a specially built viewing bunker connected to the lodge by a tunnel, which affords you an amazing up-close view of the animals as they visit waterholes and saltlick.
Dinner & overnight at THE ARK (BLD)
Day 09 : THE ABERDARES
Spend the whole day unraveling the beauty of Aberdares searching for the Black Leopards.
Dinner and Overnight at The Ark (BLD)
Day 10 : ABERDARES – AMBOSELI
After an early breakfast drive to Amboseli National Park through the statan lava plateau. Beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), the park is well renowned for its huge herds of elephants and various types of other Savannah wildlife such as Giraffes, Bushbuck’s, Kudu, Warthog’s, Zebra’s and over 425 species of birds recorded here. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above white clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife attracted to this location by swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow. With an airstrip at Empusel Gate, the park is also home to the Masai people, those tall, brave, and proud nomads who live in close harmony with the environment and the wildlife that surrounds them. Amboseli was the location around which such famous writers like Sir Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark tailored their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa.
Lunch will be served.
Later enjoy Game drive in Amboseli National Park
All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sentrim/ AA Tents or Similar FB
Day 11 : AMBOSELI
A dawn game drive will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. We return to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest and relaxation”, (foot safaris)sunbathing, swimming or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, before heading out for an afternoon game drive.
All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sentrim/ AA Tents or Similar FB
Day 12: AMBOSELI
After an early morning breakfast, Enjoy activities within Amboseli National park
All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sentrim, AA Tents/ Similar FB
Day 13: DEPART
After breakfast, you will drive to Nairobi.
Lunch on own.
Later you are transferred to the Airport for your departure flight back home 3hrs prior to flight departure time
End Of Safari
Minimum of 4 people. 6 or more the discounted price is $3820 paid in full by July 15th, 2020
- A $750 deposit reserves your spot (non-refundable after 7 days)
- The remaining fee can be paid in two installments of: $2000 (due May 30th, 2020); Remainder of $1270 (due July,15, 2020).
- All payments are due by August, 15, 2020.
- These prices reflect payment made with checks or cash. There is an additional 4% charge for credit card purchases or PayPal. All PayPal fees are paid by customer.
$4020 per person sharing.(All inclusive) paid by 7/15/20
$4520 per person sharing (All inclusive) if paid after 7/15/20
– Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast while in Nairobi
– Accommodation on Full board basis while on Safari
– Transport to and from using a Safari Tour Van
– Game drives on private basis using our vehicle which has a pop up roof and sliding windows for easy game viewing
– Services of an English speaking driver/guide
– Park entrance fees.
– Mineral water while on game drives (1 Liter per person per day).
– UNLIMITED Game Drives
– 24hrs emergency line
– Meet and greet services
– Transport on PRIVATE basis.
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
– Things of personal nature
– Tips and gratuities
-Costs for Vaccinations (Yellow Fever is a requirement)
-Medical Travel Insurance
-African Visa or East African Visa
– Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.