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KENYA SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
The highlight of Kenya Safaris is the big cat viewing, especially in the renowned Masai Mara, home to the BBC’s Big Cat Diary. Other good areas for the cats include Samburu, Nakuru, Amboseli and the Lewa Conservancy.
The Great Migration is the main seasonal wildlife highlight in Kenya. An annual wildebeest migration of more than two million antelopes and zebra crosses the border from Tanzania’s Serengeti into neighboring Kenya. And while the Great Migration is truly staggering, safaris in the reserve are a breathtaking experience year round. The migration usually arrives in the Masai Mara in late July, and stays until mid-late October. River crossings across the croc-filled Mara and Talek rivers when the herds ‘swim the gauntlet,’ are also big scenery during the great migration. Eland, the largest antelope, mix with the other giants – elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, usually under the gaze of the predator species – lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and crocodile. The smaller species are well represented too – dik dik, bat-eared fox, serval, caracal, aardwolf, a variety of mongoose, baboon, monkey, warthog
Elephant viewing is excellent in Amboseli, Samburu and The Mathews Range. Specialist elephant safaris are possible at a few camps in these areas, where your hosts are passionate and knowledgeable about elephants.
Some of the best viewing of black & white rhino in Africa is found in Nakuru, Lewa Downs, Ol Pejeta and various other private conservancies.
Special family tented rooms feature two double beds - making it perfect for families with young children.
Sanctuary Olonana - KENYA
Credit: Santuary Retreats
Contact: +254 20-6950002
Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Our expert guides will take children out on special game drives and accompany them to the nearby Masai village where they will learn how to make and shoot a traditional bow and arrow, make a fire, build a hut, herding cattle to name a few. Children will also be able to interact with the local children while playing football together and learning maasai songs and traditional dances. Other activities include going out on a nature trail where they will learn about animal footprint identification or enjoy our bush treasure hunt followed by planting their own tree, making their own pizza is always fun and we have a selection of board games available for the entire family to enjoy.
PICNICS & DINNERS
You may have decided with your guide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you but equally lovely in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner. A private and secluded clearing is prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the African bush. As the sun swiftly sinks, the setting is illuminated by a magnificent log fire. The table setting is as sophisticated and elegant as found in the finest restaurants with wild flower arrangements that grace starched white table linen. Candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table cloth as smiling waiters serve a delicious dinner. After dinner retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies and liqueurs are served as you absorb the peace and beauty of an African night.
Between activities, why not relax at our mini-spa? Offering a range of treatments from facials to body massages, the spa uses products from the Africology and French marine-based Thalgo range. Choose from a range of treatments such as a full body sweet and savoury scrub, pure collagen velvet mask, an indoceane treatment journey or Africology balancing scalp and foot massage. Africology manicures and copper & hot stone pedicures are also available.
From its conception, Sirikoi has nurtured a strong commitment and passion for conservation and the neighbouring communities. Through the protection of endangered species, the support of community conservation and development programmes, and the education of neighboring areas in the value of wildlife, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has become Kenya's leading model for wildlife conservation and low-impact community tourism. Together with the generous help of their guests, Sirikoi continues to contribute hugely towards Lewa's conservation, community, education and health projects.