Follow Joy Adamson’s footsteps
Experience the real “out of Africa” as we travel through Adamson country… where author, artist and naturalist, Joy Adamson lived and wrote ‘Born Free’, the story of her life with Elsa, a young lion cub.
Imagine 10 days of bush breakfasts and sundowners, game drives, guided walks and cultural visits. We’ve selected all inclusive accommodation at three excellent camps (including Lewa Downs Safari Camp, where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton).
- Amboseli National Park
- Lewa Conservancy
- Mara North Conservancy
- 10 days/9 nights
Highlights of Adamson’s footsteps in Kenya
- Wildlife is excellent… from the large elephant herds of the Amboseli National Park in the foothills of snow-capped Kilimanjaro to the rhino of the Lewa Conservancy. The 61,000 acres is a safe refuge for over 14 percent of Kenya’s white rhino and more than 11 percent of Kenya’s black rhino populations. It’s also home to the largest single population of Grevy’s zebra on the planet!
- Moving on the Masai Mara and the Mara North Conservancy. This 74,000 acre private wilderness is home to elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, and buffalo road. It’s also famous for its large herds of migratory wildlife – wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. It’s worth taking time to look beyond the larger wildlife, the Mara also has some spectacular plants and bird life too.
- Right in the heart of the conservancy is Leopard Gorge, home of the BBC Big Cat Diaries. The conservancy is also vital for sustaining the highly threatened African wild dog, black rhino and the Serengeti wildebeest migrations.
Best time to follow in Adamson’s footsteps
- January, February, July, August, September or October – recommend this time for this safari
- April, May and November – heaviest rainfall.
You're met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, Nairobi for onward flight to Tortilis Camp. the camp is in one of Amboseli's Acacia Tortilis woodland, with views of Kilimanjaro.
Spacious tents with king or twin beds and elegant en suite bathrooms. Enjoy Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals in the park and a private 30,000 acre game concession.
Amboseli is famous for its large elephant population and amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your 3rd day of game viewing activities.
After breakfast you'll transfer to the airstrip for onward flight to Wilson Airport. Connect with the scheduled flight to Lewa Downs. Game drive transfer to Lewa Safari Camp.
Outstanding game viewing with excellent views of Mt. Kenya from the camp. Each tent has a thatched roof, verandah and full ensuite bathroom. Swimming pool and cosy log fires for the cooler evenings.
Game viewing activities. Lewa reinvests all the profits generated from tourism into its core programs. You're helping thousands of people from different cultures to improve their children's lives
Transfer to the airstrip for your Mara flight. Met on arrival by our representative from Elephant Pepper Camp for game drive transfer you to the camp in the prime area of the protected Mara North Con.
A very small and exclusive tented camp, located away from other lodges, in the heart of the African bush. Spacious canvas tents are comfortably furnished with ensuite bathrooms.
Game drives in the best equipped 4x4's, guests join in the most unique wildlife experience in the world. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people back to nature with in the true African bush.
Last game drive in the Masai Mara. Transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Nairobi where you're met on arrival for transfer your Nairobi hotel or the airport for your onward journey
Tips and notes
- Luxury full board accommodation in Africa’s most famous wildlife parks
- view the playground of Elsa the lion
- big 5
- game drives and walks with professional guides
- excellent birding
- Bush breakfasts, picnics on river banks and sundowners
- South East Mara’s Rhino large impressive population
- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The safari includes:
- Full board accommodation at Tortilis, Lew Safari Camp, Elephant Pepper Camp
- soft drinks, beer, house wines at Tortilis Camp, Lewa Safari Camp, Elephant Pepper Camp
- selected spirits at Tortilis Camp, Lewa Safari Camp, Elephant Pepper Camp
- Conservancy fees
- safari activities including game drives
- scheduled flights and domestic flight departure tax
- AMREF Flying Doctors membership
- laundry and all statutory taxes
- Champagne and luxury spirits/wines
- any items of a personal nature
- all statutory increases beyond our control
- international flights and Visa fees
- Nairobi accommodation/meals/drinks
How to get there
Start the safari from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO] Nairobi. Please ask your Zambezi consultant if you would like us to arrange your international travel.
- Large elephant herds
- Masaai giraffe
- Grevy’s zebra.
- black rhino
- white rhino
- Elsa the lion’s playground
- wildebeest migration
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