8 Day Safari Itinerary

The Elewana SkySafari - Kenya

The ultimate flying safari

This magnificent eight day fly-in safari captures Kenya's true essence. Experience authentic African game drives and marvel at Amboseli’s famed elephants; lose yourself in the beautiful wilderness of Meru; and witness the world's finest wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara.

You'll be flown between each destination in a light aircraft used exclusively for the SkySafari. More than just a means of transport, flights are exhilarating experiences in themselves and offer a unique perspective as you soar above the African landscape while spotting wildlife on the plains below.

Staying at a selection of Elewana’s elite collection of properties, enjoy the comforts of personalised service and luxurious accommodation. A hot air balloon trip over the Mara can even be added for an amazing memory (please book before your departure). Packed with adventure, this is Africa’s ultimate safari experience and really is a trip of a life time.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Soaking up VIP treatment throughout this luxury safari
  • Staying at three luxury lodges
  • Flying directly to each safari location
  • Spotting amazing wildlife from the ground and air

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£5,739 per person
Price based on
Based on 16 December 18 departure flying with Kenya Airways, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Full board accommodation
  • All drinks excluding premium drinks such as champagne, cognacs, single malt whiskey, etc.
  • All transfers to and from the hotels/lodges/camps
  • All domestic flights in an exclusive grand Caravan eight seater
  • All game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles with the assistance of English-speaking driver guides
  • Bush activities and bush meals
  • The park entry fees (given separately, subject to change)
Not included
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Other camp/lodge activities not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as curio shop expenses, phone calls etc.

Itinerary Breakdown

You will arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where upon arrival, you will be welcomed and met by your Elewana representative and chauffeured to your hotel in Nairobi.

Your one night stay at Hemingways Nairobi is on half board basis with drinks (excluding premium drinks), this luxury boutique hotel is situated in the quiet, leafy residential suburb of Karen and is sure to be the perfect start to your Kenyan adventure.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hemingways Nairobi

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Wilson Airport Nairobi, gateway to the flying safaris in Kenya. Here you will board the Elewana Executive Grand Caravan and your SkySafari will now take to the Air! After a 45 minutes flight, you will land in Amboseli National Park where the team from Tortilis Camp will be ready to welcome you at the airstrip. You will board your safari vehicles to be transferred to your camp, with your first game drive en route. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive and sun-downer to finish off your first day in the bush before driving back to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tortilis Camp

A full day of activities in Amboseli National Park await you today. First an early morning walking safari to introduce you to the area from a different perspective followed by a bush breakfast. Game drives are scheduled for this afternoon or if you prefer some down time to relax this is also possible.
This evening dinner is served at the camp before you settle down for the night not forgetting to set your alarm for the morning.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tortilis Camp

Rise early and leave the camp for a game drive returning back in time to the lodge for brunch. Check out of the camp and transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip for your next light aircraft flight. The plane will take you to Meru National Park located near Mount Kenya.
Landing at the Meru airstrip, the Elsa’s Kopje Team will welcome you on arrival and you will be transferred to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, guest’s will be offered a massage for pure relaxation, or alternatively, you will go out on a game drive. Return to for dinner and your first of two nights stay at the lodge.

Your stay at Elsa’s Kopje is in a Cottage Suite on all-inclusive basis.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Elsa’s Kopje Camp

A full day of activities in Meru National Park await you today. Day and night game drives are available, lunch is served in the bush and of course enjoy a sundowner before returning to your lodge. This evening dinner is served at the camp before you settle down for the night.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Elsa’s Kopje Camp

This morning depart early for a walking safari getting even closer to the wildlife of Kenya. Lunch is served at the Lodge before your transfer back to the Meru airstrip, take off and after flying about 90 minutes, you will land in the middle of the Masai Mara Reserve. The Sand River Masai Mara Team will welcome you at the Keekorok airstrip. You will be transferred to the camp with a game drive en route arriving in time for a sun-downer. Dinner will be served at the camp and tonight is your first of two nights stay.

Your stay at Sand River Masai Mara in a Luxurious Safari Tent is on all-inclusive basis.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sand River Masai Mara Camp

Enjoy a Bush Breakfast, followed by a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Back to the camp for a dinner under the stars savouring your last night of this itinerary.

Optional balloon safari:
We suggest today you enjoy a hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara (book before departure). You depart the camp before sunrise and transfer to the balloon staging site. After a briefing from the pilot, the crew will inflate the envelope. At sunrise you begin your ballooning adventure with flights at different levels to give you both an overview of Masai Mara National Reserve and a close look at the wildlife. After about 50 minutes, you land and the chase crew will take you to a picnic site where you are provided a bush breakfast complete with bubbly to celebrate your successful flight in the tradition of balloonists over the centuries.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sand River Masai Mara Camp

Today your African Safari will come to an end. This morning will be your last game drive in the Masai Mara Reserve, return back to camp for lunch and mid-afternoon you will be transferred back to the Keekorok airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport Nairobi.
Your Elewana Representative will welcome you upon arrival. You will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport; before arriving there we will stop at one of Nairobi's restaurants where dinner will be served. You will arrive at the airport in time for your outbound flight.