Born Free

Born Free

9 Days / 8 Nights

Price from$8,098

• Meru National Park • Shaba National Reserve • Masai Mara

This 9 day luxury fly-in safari is a unique opportunity to visit areas where George and Joy Adamson lived and filmed 'Born Free', whilst enjoying the luxury of extraordinary lodges in some of Kenya's most beautiful National Parks. Enjoy diverse landscapes and wildlife of the rugged and remote Meru National Park, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha and the northerly end of the Great Migration, the Masai Mara.

Day 1: Nairobi > Meru Game Reserve Morning transfer from your hotel to Wilson Airport for your light aircraft flight to Meru. Spend 3 nights at Elsa's Kopje where every cottage offers a stunning view and incorporates the features of the rocky hillside. Enjoy the open-air bar and dining room with an infinity pool.

Days & 3: Meru Game Reserve Enjoy day and night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals, cultural visits, sundowners, fishing and massages. Meru National Park is a semi-arid park boasting 13 rivers and springs, which meander through otherwise dry terrain flanked by rich vegetation of Doum and Raphia Palms.

Day 4: Meru > Lake Naivasha Light aircraft to Nairobi where you will be met and travel by road to the Elsamere Conservation Centre. Tour the small museum that displays interesting memorabilia from George and Joy Adamson's work. Continue to Lake Naivasha for 2 nights at the colonial Loldia House.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru Visit the Lake Nakuru National Park, one of Kenya's finest National Parks and a UNESCO World Heritage site. See Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita, all relatively shallow, alkaline lakes. They feature volcanic outcrops, open waters, swamps and waterfalls as well as geysers, hot springs, forests and open grasslands, with the backdrop of the Great Rift Valley, it is picturesque!

Day 6: Lake Naivasha > Masai Mara After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip and fly to the Masai Mara. Elephant Pepper Camp is located on the Mara North Conservancy and boasts just 8 new luxury safari tents. The tents are set underneath a grove of fig and are spaced out to ensure privacy. From your personal verandah or hammock you can watch wildlife roam on the savannah plains!

Days 7 & 8: Masai Mara Activities include day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. We highly recommend a balloon safari in the Masai Mara (not included).

Day 9: Masai Mara > Nairobi After a final game drive in the Masai Mara, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi.

• Tailor-made journey with expert rangers and local guides • 8 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport • Scheduled safari activities in 4x4 vehicles • National Park fees • Soft drinks, beers and house wines • Laundry • 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 8 Dinners

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

1 Jan - 15 Jun

16 Jun - 31 Oct

1 Nov - 19 Dec

20 Dec - 31 Dec

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$8,098

$9,245

$8,098

$9,245

-

$10,635

$12,580

$10,635

$12,580

Departs

Daily

Booking conditions

A maximum luggage allowance applies on all flights of 15kg, preferably in a soft bag.

We highly recommend an optional Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara - contact us for prices.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.