Kenya Safari: The Return of the Safari Pioneers
Leaders in combining conservation and African safaris, Great Plains Conservation have created an incredible once in a lifetime luxury Kenya Safari for you to enjoy this year. The Return of the Safari Pioneers is a magnificent 12-night safari where you will experience legendary wildlife areas and stay in grand safari camps. Great Plains Conservation has thought of everything on this first-class all the way trip. This safari is limited to just 30 safari pioneers ensuring that strict protocols are observed from start to finish.
Quick Facts about The Return of the Safari Pioneers to Kenya’s wild places
- Starting 21 November at JFK, departing Nairobi on 4th December 2020
- Limited to 30 guests
- An incredible 12-night safari at 4 safari lodges:
- Mara Plains Camp
- Mara Nyika Camp
- Ol Donyo
- Attention to detail, team training and world-class safety protocols in place from beginning to end
- Private charter flights and game drives in Kenya
- The business-class cabin on Kenya Airways reserved just for this group
- This incredible safari cost US$42,900.00 per person sharing
- Large donation of PPE and other equipment sent to Nairobi
More detail about The Return of the Safari Pioneers
Starting on the 21st November at JFK Airport in New York, every potential concern about Corona has been addressed. You will have a private check-in desk at JFK with Kenya Airways, a private lounge once through the formalities, before boarding the Kenya Airways Boeing. The entire business class cabin, which has been reserved for this safari, will have been freshly cleaned and you will have a private chef on board who will serve you delectable meals, all the while adhering to service and social protocols.
Once you have landed in Nairobi, you will be met and escorted to a private arrival’s hall, where a Kenyan immigration official will be waiting to conduct the health, safety, and immigration requirements. Shortly thereafter you will board an executive Caravan for a private flight to the first of your safari destinations!
There are 4 incredible safari camps and lodges that will participate in this 12-night Pioneers Safari trip. Two are in private conservancies in the Masai Mara, one near Amboseli and the other in the Borana Conservancy, in the Kenyan Highlands of the Laikipia region.
The Return of the Safari Pioneers private flying safari costs USD42,900 per person sharing
The trip includes almost everything – international business class flights, private inter-camp air transfers, lounge access in all airports on arrival and departures, all meals, all beverages (premier cellar wine, champagnes and spirits excluded at Arijiju), all wildlife sightings and activities.
The trip cost excludes comprehensive medical and travel insurance, a nightly conservation levy, curios you decide to purchase from our safari boutiques, treatments you choose to enjoy in our wellness centres and gratuities.
Your travel will be on a combination of short private charter flights and game drives. Between each trip, all transport options will be thoroughly sanitised and the teams at each lodge will be regularly screened and trained to ensure social and health regulations are adhered to. Great Plains Conservation and their partners have put the utmost care and thought into ensuring that all concerns you may have about travelling in the time of Corona, a list of their protocols is available on request. It is important to note that in the interests of safety you will need to produce a Covid-19 free medical certificate before you leave New York.
Magical Kenya and these 4 unbelievable safari lodges await you.
Ol Donyo Lodge
Ol Donyo Lodge is in the Chyulu Hills, which borders Amboseli National Park. Each suite overlooks the plains and it is no uncommon to see the last of Africa’s big Tuskers here. Horse riding is available, as are hikes, bush walks, game drives and more.
Read more about Ol Donyo
Mara Plains Camp
Set in the private Olara Motorogi Conservancy is Mara Plains Camp. Accessed over a bridge your first look is over the incredible Masai Mara plains in front of you. Then you start to notice all the stunning décor and that indulgent bath in your suite. Morning and evening game drives in this game dense area are the activities at Mara Plains Camp.
Read more about Mara Plains
Mara Nyika Camp
The other Masai Mara camp is in the Naboisho Conservancy. Mara Nyika Camp offers raised safari tents nestled under trees for a safari experience from a bygone era.
Read more about Mara Nyika
Arijiju is a private exclusive home in the Borana-Lewa Conservancy in Kenya’s highlands. This unique and stunning safari lodge pairs gorgeously with Great Plains lodges. Expect incredible views stretching to Mount Kenya, fantastic Black Rhino sightings plus lions, large herds of elephants and much more.
This safari will leave you reinvigorated and with a lifetime of memories of Africa.
Read all about this 12 night Safari Pioneers trip on this brochure from Great Plains Conservation.