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Unveiling Elephants: An Elephant Lovers 7 Nights 8 Days Nairobi | Tsavo East Ithumba | Tsavo West | Amboseli | Nairobi big five Safari Adventure

Calling all elephant enthusiasts! Embark on an unforgettable 8-day safari through Kenya’s most captivating landscapes, designed specifically for elephant lovers. Witness magnificent herds and orphaned calves on this carefully curated adventure.

Your Journey:

  • Explore the diverse ecosystems of Tsavo East, Tsavo West, and Amboseli National Parks.
  • Witness the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino – in their natural habitat.
  • Be captivated by the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli.
  • Special Highlight: Visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphanage (Ithumba/Umani Springs or Galdessa) and connect with your adopted elephant orphan (prior fostering required through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust).

Booking Details:

  • Limited spots available: Maximum 4-6 people.
  • Prior fostering of an elephant orphan through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is required for orphanage access.
  • Contact us for detailed booking information.

This is your chance to witness the majesty of elephants and contribute to their conservation. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary safari experience!

Highlights
  • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphanage Ithumba:

    • Interact with rescued elephant calves (touching subject to caretaker permission)
    • Witness the incredible work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    • Combine your safari with a heartwarming conservation experience
  • Tsavo West National ParkNgulia Rhino Sanctuary:

    • Spot a variety of wildlife including big cats, elephants, and rhinos
    • Explore the dramatic landscapes of the park, including the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary
  • Amboseli National Park:

    • Witness breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak
    • Observe abundant elephant herds alongside other iconic wildlife
Tour Facts
  • Scheduled Safari:
    • Convenient pick-up and drop-off at Nairobi Airport or hotel
  • Private & Personalized:
    • Enjoy a private safari experience (no limit on total participants)
    • Guaranteed window seat for optimal wildlife viewing
    • Flexible departures – choose your travel dates
  • Accommodation:
    • Comfortable safari lodging (choice of budget, mid-range, or luxury)
    • Specific details provided in the itinerary
    • Open to upgrades based on your preferences
Prices Toyota Land Cruiser 4 X 4 Jeep : Price in US $ / sterling £ / euro €
  High Season Mid Season Low Season
Price for 4 Pax US$ 16,200 US$ 15,680 US$ 14,860
Price Per Person US$ 4,050 US$ 3,920  US$ 3,715
Prices Toyota Land Cruiser 4 X 4 Jeep :
  High Season Mid Season Low Season
Price for 6 Pax US$ 19,980 US$ 19,380 US$ 18,420
Price Per Person US$ 3,330 US$ 3,230  US$ 3,070

NB: Tipping: It is generally recommended to tip your guide 10 USD per person per day 

Seasons
  • High Season (Peak Wildlife Viewing): July 1st – September 31st, 2024 & December 23rd, 2024 – January 1st, 2025

    • Experience ideal weather conditions for wildlife viewing with predictable sunshine and minimal rain.
    • Expect larger crowds and potentially higher prices due to increased demand.
  • Mid Season (Good Value): January 2nd – March 31st, 2024 & October 1st – December 22nd, 2024

    • Offers a comfortable balance between weather and crowds.
    • Enjoy pleasant temperatures with occasional rain showers.
    • Potential for better deals on safari packages compared to peak season.
  • Low Season (Green Season): April 1st – June 30th, 2024

    • Experience the lush beauty of the landscape during the rainy season.
    • Enjoy the most affordable rates on safari packages.
Tailored Pricing for Your Group:

Get a personalized quote!

Specific prices are not included here, but you can contact the tour operator directly to request a quote based on:

  • Number of Travelers: Prices are available for couples, families, groups, and solo travelers.
  • Season: High, Mid, or Low Season will affect the overall cost.
  • Traveling with Children: Children 12-18 years old receive a 75% discount, while children 3-11 years old receive a 50% discount when sharing a room with parents.
What’s Included
  • Convenient Transfers: Complimentary arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Comfortable Transportation: All game drives conducted in a 4×4 safari Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop-up roof for optimal viewing.
  • Guaranteed Window Seat: Enjoy unobstructed views throughout your safari adventure.
  • Comfortable Lodging: Accommodation as per itinerary (double, twin, triple, family, or single rooms).
  • Delicious Meals: Meals as per itinerary (options may include breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Experienced Guide: Services of a multilingual driver/guide (English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, German, Polish, French) with expertise in game spotting.
  • Park Fees Covered: Entrance fees to all National Parks, game reserves, and private conservancies included in the itinerary.
  • Hydration on the Go: Complimentary bottled water throughout your safari.
  • 24/7 Support: Dedicated concierge service available around the clock.
  • Comprehensive Insurance: Full insurance coverage for the safari vehicle.
  • Medical Evacuation: Emergency airlift and hospital referral services in case of medical emergencies (hospital bills not included).
What’s Excluded
  • Visas & Personal Taxes: Entry visas and any associated costs are your responsibility.
  • Beverages: Certain drinks, including spirits and strong liquors, are not included.
  • Gratuities: Tips for your guide and camp staff are at your discretion.
  • Personal Expenses: Laundry, phone calls, and other personal items are not covered.
  • Flights: International and domestic flights (unless explicitly included in the package) are not included.
  • Optional Activities: Additional experiences like Maasai village visits, hot air balloon safaris, and night game drives come at an extra cost (prices listed – $30 USD for village visit, $480 USD for balloon safari).
  • Massages & Spa Treatments: Spa treatments and massages are not included unless specified as part of an all-inclusive package.

Elephant Lovers 7 Nights 8 Days Nairobi | Tsavo East Ithumba | Tsavo West | Amboseli | Nairobi big five Safari

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi – Tsavo East Ithumba David Shedrick Wildlife Trust

Your day starts with a pick up from your Nairobi hotel or airport at 7:00 AM. Then, you will embark on a 6-hour drive to Tsavo East National Park. Along the way, you will stop at Emali Town to buy groceries. You will arrive at the park’s main gate around lunchtime and proceed to your camp for lunch and a short rest. In the late afternoon, 5 pm you will visit the Ithumba Reintegration Unit, where you can see foster elephants. Finally, you will enjoy dinner and spend the night at Ithumba Camp.

Day 2Tsavo East Ithumba Reintegration Unit

Begin with an early 5 am drive to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit, where you’ll have ample time with your foster elephant. Following the visit, return to camp for breakfast, then relax until 11:00 am when you’ll embark on another drive to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit for more time with your foster. Afterward, return to camp for lunch, and if desired, opt for a short game drive before the 5 pm visit to your foster elephant. Conclude the day with a drive back to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit for further interaction with your foster, followed by dinner and overnight stay at Ithumba camp.

Day 3Tsavo East Ithumba Reintegration Unit

start with a 5 am early morning drive to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit, offering abundant time with your foster elephant. Following the visit, return to camp for breakfast, followed by a period of relaxation. At 11:00 am, embark on another drive to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit for further interaction with your foster. After this, return to camp for lunch and consider a short game drive before the 5 pm visit to your foster elephant. Conclude the day with a drive back to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit for additional time with your foster, followed by dinner and overnight stay at Ithumba camp.

Day 4Tsavo East Ithimba – Tsavo West

Commence with an early morning 5 am drive to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit for ample time with your foster elephant. Afterward, proceed to your camp for breakfast, then embark on a journey to Tsavo West National Park, approximately a less than 3-hour drive away. Along the way, enjoy a short game drive en-route to Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or Severin Safari Camp. Upon arrival, check in and savor a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, indulge in a thrilling game drive in Tsavo West, renowned for its spectacular wildlife sightings including elephants, rhinos, hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, as well as diverse plant and bird species. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 5Tsavo West (2) two Game Drives

Begin your day with an early morning breakfast, followed by a captivating game drive. One of the highlights of the morning excursion includes a visit to Mzima Springs, where you can witness hippos and fish in the crystal-clear water. There’s also a chance to spot crocodiles and monkeys amidst the stunning sight of fifty million gallons of water gushing from beneath parched lava rock. Afterward, return to your camp for a hot lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon, embark on another thrilling game drive, this time to Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, where if you’re fortunate, you may catch a glimpse of black rhinos. Conclude the day’s adventures as you proceed to your lodge, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or Severin Safari Camp, with opportunities to observe elephants, buffalos, and other plains game drinking and cooling off at the waterhole. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge or Severin Safari Camp.

Day 6Tsavo West– Amboseli

Kick off with an early morning breakfast, followed by check-out and a game drive as you journey towards Amboseli National Park, a less than 3-hour drive away. Upon arrival, enjoy a short game drive before proceeding to your lodge for check-in. Take time for lunch and a brief rest at OlTukai Lodge or Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. In the afternoon, embark on an exciting game drive in search of Amboseli’s renowned residents, including predators like lions and their prey such as zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, and hippos, all set against the backdrop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at OlTukai Lodge or Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 7Amboseli Full day or (2) Two game drives

commence with an early morning game drive at 6:15 am, followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, spend the full day in Amboseli National Park, accompanied by packed lunch, in search of its renowned residents including predators like lions and their prey such as zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, and hippos, all with the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Later, return to your camp for dinner and overnight stay at OlTukai Lodge or Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 8Amboseli – Nairobi

Start with an early morning game drive, followed by a return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, check out, enjoying a short game drive en-route out of Amboseli, then begin your journey back to Nairobi. Arriving in Nairobi around lunchtime, indulge in a delicious lunch at The Carnivore restaurant before being dropped off at your respective hotel or Nairobi Airport around 3 to 4 pm. For clients with evening flights, there’s an optional opportunity for more game drives until around 12:00 pm, with lunch served on the way. Afterward, continue the journey to Nairobi, arriving around 5 to 6 pm for drop-off at the airport or back to your hotel.

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