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ABSOLUTE VANTAGE Karen, Hill Crest Road, Nairobi
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ABSOLUTE VANTAGE

P.O.Box 15541 – 00509,

Nairobi Kenya

Overview

Overview

This Absolute Vantage Package takes you through the African savanna, experiencing the big five and other animals on horseback... putting you in the hands of experienced riders and horseback safari experts who have been operating since 1990 and have a stellar reputation for providing un-rivalled mobile horseback safaris amongst big game. Your safari starts upon arrival in Nairobi, a chance to release the jet lag on the next day, leisurely visiting the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum and the iconic David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for an experience with the orphaned baby elephants. Thereafter you will spend the next 7 nights exploring the Grand Maasai Mara on horseback, riding up close to elephant, lion and buffalo, or galloping with wildebeest and zebra are life changing experiences. If you are an experienced rider, there is simply no better way to see Kenya than from the back of a well-schooled and fit horse. You will have a mobile tented camp that moves with you, the epitome of what a true 'safari' is all about. This Absolute Vantage Package takes you through the African savanna, experiencing the big five and other animals on horseback... putting you in the hands of experienced riders and horseback safari experts who have been operating since 1990 and have a stellar reputation for providing un-rivalled mobile horseback safaris amongst big game. Your safari starts upon arrival in Nairobi, a chance to release the jet lag on the next day, leisurely visiting the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum and the iconic David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for an experience with the orphaned baby elephants. Thereafter you will spend the next 7 nights exploring the Grand Maasai Mara on horseback, riding up close to elephant, lion and buffalo, or galloping with wildebeest and zebra are life changing experiences. If you are an experienced rider, there is simply no better way to see Kenya than from the back of a well-schooled and fit horse. You will have a mobile tented camp that moves with you, the epitome of what a true 'safari' is all about. 

Country: Kenya Duration: 10 Days 9 NightsPrice from : $6,995
Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Upon arrival in Nairobi, Kenya preferably with PM flight, you will be met by an Absolute Vantage Representative who will facilitate your transfer to Macushla House for overnight rest.

 

Day 2: Explore Nairobi

Awake in the morning, have a leisurely breakfast then head off to visit Giraffe Centre, to be followed by 11am Elephant orphanage visit. Afterwards proceed for Lunch at Mat bronze, here you will be met by one of the horse riding reps for a briefing, then followed by a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. Later on, head for the 5PM elephant orphanage visit. Return to Macushla House for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Nairobi > Maasai Mara

After a leisurely breakfast at Macushla House, you will be picked and transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to Mara North in the Masai Mara. Your guide will meet you and drive you to your first camp, set up on the banks of the Mara River adjacent to a teeming hippo pool. Lunch will be served and you will have a little time to relax before meeting your horses and setting off on an evening ride. We will ride and game drive from this camp and you should see herds of zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle and there is a good chance of seeing elephant and buffalo as well as lion.  Overnight Mara River.

Day 4: Maasai Mara

After our breakfast, we leave camp with picnic lunch in our saddle bags, heading south towards the park boundary where we meet the river again at one of the famous wildebeest crossings.  We hopefully ford the river (unless in complete flood) and then head south west across the Mara Triangle where we have our picnic lunch before ascending the Soit Olololol Escarpment.  We reach our camp in a forest glade overlooking the whole Mara ecosystem. Overnight Soit Olololol

Day 5: Explore Maasai Mara

We ride south west along the top of the escarpment, enjoying glorious views to the east on excellent going for the horses. We hopefully see the beautiful Mrs Ross’ and Schalows Turaco as well as much plains game. We descend the escarpment on foot, along a rocky cattle track and have a picnic lunch under some acacias at the foot of the escarpment. After lunch, we ride back through the Mara Triangle at the foot of the escarpment, before ascending on a game trail. Many bachelor buffalo herds are a feature of the afternoon. Overnight Soit Olololol.

 

Day 6: Maasai Mara

We descend the escarpment again and ride across to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. We head in a westerly direction and descend into the enchanting Olare Orok Valley and picnic by the stream. Reaching our camp in time for tea there should be time to do an evening game drive.  Overnight in camp Olare Orok.

 

Day 7: Maasai Mara

A full day of exploring this glorious area on foot, horseback and Land Rover, with the opportunity to go by vehicle right into the Mara Game Reserve with a picnic.  You should get excellent photo opportunities, getting close to buffalo, elephant, lion and maybe cheetah or leopard.  Overnight Olare Orok.

 

Day 8: Maasai Mara

Today and we break camp in good time as it is the longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50kms. With a picnic breakfast and lunch along the way, we head to our last camp at Olare Lamun (the rhino salt lick), in a grove of acacia trees by a small stream at the southern edge of the Loita Plains. Overnight Olare Lamun.

 

Day 9: Maasai Mara

A full day to explore this remote area with abundant game. Drives, rides and walks may be taken from camp. Overnight Olare Lamun.

 

Day 10: Maasai Mara > Nairobi

This morning you will take a flight back to Nairobi. An option of farewell souvenir shopping in Karen, Lunch and dayroom as you await your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your PM departure flight.  

 

Season/Prices

Season/Prices


COST = $ 6,995 Per Person

 

SEASON AND DATES: 13TH to 22ND JULY 2018 OR 2ND – 11TH AUGUST 2018 OR 9TH – 18TH AUGUST 2018

 

Things to Note:

The tour is run on preset dates and shared for up to a maximum of 12pax/rider

This tour starts and ends in Nairobi, Kenya

You will fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara and back using a scheduled light aircraft from Wilson Airport.

All airport transfers and road transfers are included in your safari

You will visit the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Karen Blixen Museum while in Nairobi and the entry fees are included in the package.

Your International Flight is NOT included in the cost

Accommodation is Nairobi is at the Macushla House on Bed and Breakfast basis while in the Maasai Mara your accommodation is on Full board basis + drinks included in mobile safari camps.