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Discovering Conservation

Kalama Conservancy, Sera Community Conservancy, Lewa Conservancy & Masai Mara

Overview

Experience the first Black rhino tracking experience in East Africa, in Africa’s first community owned and run conservancy
Gain first-hand knowledge of the award-winning conservation efforts of Lewa Conservancy and Sera Community Conservancy
Conservation & Community Opportunities - Land & Life Foundation, Mara Elephant Project, Pack For A Purpose
Interact with authentic traditional and colourful tribal communities
Stay in some of the most exclusive and spectacular safari destinations, choosing only the best luxury lodges & camps

Safaris

Location

Kalama Conservancy: The Samburu ecosystem is a well-known area in central Kenya comprising of Buffalo Springs National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve and Kalama Conservancy. The natural environment is arid and semi-arid; open scrub and grasslands with significant environmental variation based on altitude. Highlands of the Leroghi Plateau (Ldonyo) are relatively cool and well-watered. 
Sera Community Conservancy: Located in northern Kenya’s East Samburu District, the Sera Community Conservancy is one of fifteen conservancies operating under the Northern Rangelands Trust. The local Samburu communities formed the conservancy with the common aim of conservation, development and the sustainable use of natural resources. 
Lewa Conservancy: The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy lies at the heart of Laikipia. The Conservancy is an international model for the conservation of wildlife through modern and sustainable methods, that include the traditions of the people living in the area. For the peoples living on the boundaries of the conservancy, Lewa has offered improved livelihoods through the provision of education, micro-credit programmes, community-managed water projects and access to health services. 
Masai Mara: With high densities of both resident and transient populations of game including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, hyena and over 450 species of bird, the Masai Mara provides unrivaled game viewing throughout the year. The 1510 square kilometres Masai Mara National Reserve bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is surrounded by approximately a dozen conservation areas. These conservancies have been established as partnerships between the private sector and local Maasai pastoralist landowners to ensure the conservation of the Great Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and the protection of the wildlife within it.

Experiences

Day 1 : Kalama Conservancy
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a Cheli & Peacock Safaris representative along with your driver-guide and transferred to Wilson Airport in time for your schedule flight to Kalama Airstrip, Samburu.
On arrival at Kalama Airstrip, you will be met by your Saruni Samburu safari guide and transferred to Saruni Samburu with a game drive enroute. 
Enjoy lunch overlooking Samburu's stunning Kalama Conservancy before departing on an afternoon game drive in search of the 'Samburu Special Five' followed by a safari sundowner before returning to the lodge for dinner. 

Days 2 : Kalama Conservancy
Your safari guide will brief you on the itinerary for game drives and activities for your full day in Kalama Conservancy. 
Exploring the conservancy can be done on day game drives or night game drives discovering the nocturnal wilderness. You can also spend a morning or afternoon on a guided bush walk, getting away from the safari vehicle and discovering the sights, smells and small details of the bush. 

Day 3 : Sera Community Conservancy
Enjoy breakfast in camp before departing on your game drive to Saruni Rhino, through Kalama Conservancy and Sera Conservancy.
On arrival at Saruni Rhino, check in to your safari banda before lunch and a relaxing afternoon in camp watching the wildlife enjoy the waterhole.
Depart in the late afternoon for a game drive and safari sundowner before dinner under the stars at camp.

Days 4 : Sera Community Conservancy
Your safari guide will brief you on the departing time for your morning game drive in Sera Conservancy with a bush breakfast. 
Today, you will experience the first Black rhino tracking opportunity in East Africa , getting 'up close and personal' to these gentle giants in their natural habitat. During the hours in which the transmitter is operational, your safari guide will accompany you will drive to within a short distance of the endangered Black rhino, leaving the vehicle on foot to track the rhino in the open bush. 
Spend the evening under the stars enjoying a lantern-lit bush dinner. 

Day 5 : Lewa Conservancy
Following breakfast in camp, depart for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with a game drive en route.
On arrival at Elewana Kifaru House, check in to your safari cottage and spend the afternoon exploring the 65,000 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on a game drive or guided bush walk before returning to camp for dinner. 

Day 6 - 7 : Lewa Conservancy
Your safari guide will brief you on the itinerary for game drives and activities for your full day in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. 
Exploring the conservancy can be done on day game drives, on a guided bush walk, on horse back or on a camel trek. Discover the incredible conservation projects that have resulted in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy being home to the world's largest population of Grevy's zebra and over 130 endangered Black & White rhino. 

Day 8 : Masai Mara
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Lewa Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Mara North Airstrip, Masai Mara.
On arrival at Mara North Airstrip, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred to Richard's River Camp on the banks of the Njageteck river.
Check in to your luxury safari tent before enjoying lunch in camp and an afternoon game drive exploring the Masai Mara.

Day 9 – 10 : Masai Mara
Your safari guide will brief you on the itinerary for game drives and activities for exploring Mara North Conservancy.
Exploring the conservancy can be done on day and night game drives or on a guided bush walk. 

Day 11 : Departure
Following breakfast in camp, you will be transferred to Mara North Airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport.
On arrival at Wilson Airport, you will be met by a Cheli & Peacock Safaris driver-guide and transferred to Hemingway's Nairobi to relax in your day use room.
Later in the day, you will transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by your Cheli & Peacock Safaris driver-guide in time for your flight home.

Accommodations

Private Camps & Tented Lodges

Useful Info

Includes:
Full board accommodation
Day use room at Hemingways Nairobi
Soft drinks, beer, house wines & selected spirits
Park and conservancy fees
Safari activities including one Rhino Tracking experience per day (Saruni Rhino), day & night game drives, guided bush walks, bush picnic & sundowners
One complimentary back & neck massage (30 min.) per room per stay at Saruni Samburu
Scheduled flights & domestic flight departure tax
Airport and airstrip transfers
AMREF Flying Doctors Membership
Laundry and all statutory taxes

Excludes:
Meals, drinks and additional extras at Hemingways Nairobi
Champagne, luxury spirits & select wines
Additional activities not mentioned in inclusions
All statutory increases beyond our control
International flights & visa fees
Gratuities

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