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BIG CATS OF AFRICA
KENYA 
JUNE 13-23 2025

June 13th, 2025: Nairobi Arrival: Transfer to Hemingways.

Overnight at Hemingways 

June 14th, 2025: Tour of Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum, & Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage:
Our tour starts at the Giraffe Centre, an elevated treetop aerie where we may hand feed giraffes, quite literally face–to–face. The Centre has a feeding platform where they exchange kisses with visitors for pelleted food.  Then we will proceed on to the Karen Blixen Museum. Karen Blixen Museum is located on the outskirts of Nairobi on Karen road. Its history dates back to 1914, during the First World War, with the arrival of Karen Blixen from Denmark. At the foot of Ngong Hills, Karen Blixen established herself as a farmer. After her departure in 1931, the suburbs retained the commemorative home of Karen. The Danish government donated the house, and the surrounding land to Kenya after independence. The house was restored by the Danish government, and was used during the filming of "Out of Africa" which immortalized Karen Blixen's book by the same name. The museum was opened to the public in 1986.  From there we will go to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for our private visit with the baby elephants.  Daphne Sheldrick is a world–class conservation figure and the premier authority on the successful raising of milk–dependent infant elephant and rhino orphans. During this time the baby elephants are brought out to play and to feed, and visitors can watch and interact with them. Wardens are on hand to explain the work of the orphanage and to answer any questions.

Overnight at Hemingways (BL)
 
June 15th, 2025: Fly to the Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning we will fly from Wilson Airport to Musiara Airstrip in the Masai Mara.  We will be met by our host for the next eight nights, Jackson Looseyia, and his staff, who will see to our needs throughout our stay at Tangulia Camp. 
Here we will concentrate our efforts on the animals that congregate around the Mara River. 

Overnight at Tangulia Mara Camp (BLD)
 
June 16th, 17th, 18th, 2025: Masai Mara.

 

The Masai Mara National Reserve was named for the Maasai people who inhabit the area, and for the Mara River, which flows through this great reserve. It shares a border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is essentially a continuation of this park, forming the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.  The Masai Mara is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game and is renowned for its annual visit by the two million animals that make up the Great Migration. Covering an impressive 1 115 km² (430 square miles), the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The Masai Mara was made famous by the book Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, which was later made into a movie starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.Immortalized through famous tales of olden day safaris, the Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the richest and most diverse wildlife areas in the world. Known as the ‘spotted land’ to the Maasai, the reserve is home to a vast number of resident wildlife, as well as part of the annual phenomenon of the Great Migration. The migratory wildebeest, zebra, kongoni and topi join abundant elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah in the Mara. Leopard and serval are frequently encountered, while endangered black rhino can be found in the dense bush thickets. The Mara River is also famed for its enormous crocodiles, which lay in wait for the wildebeest and zebra during the excitement and drama of the migration. Six species of primates and over 450 birds add to the Mara’s incredible natural diversity. 
 
Overnight at Tangulia Mara Camp (BLD)

June 19th, 2025: Transfer to Mara Ripoi Conservancy

This morning we will have a game drive transfer from Tangulia to Mara Siana in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy, located just outside the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve.  Here we will concentrate on the big cats and smaller animals of the Mara ecosystem. The newly formed Ripoi conservancy is home to year round game that doesn't migrate, as well as a large cheetah population and wild dogs. There are only three small camps located within the conservancy allowing for off roading and private encounters with the wildlife. 

 

Overnight at Mara Siana Camp (BLD) 

 

June 20th, 21st, and 22nd 2025: Masai Mara.

Overnight at Mara Siana Camp (BLD)
 

June 23rd, 2025: Fly to Nairobi. Transfer to hotel for dayroom use.
Day rooms Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport (B)
 
Cost per Person Sharing:

Kenya Safari                            $12,000 US Dollars.    Single supplement is $2000

 
Terms and conditions:  All payments are non-refundable.  Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory.
 


This includes:
1.    Accommodation at Hemingways, Tangulia Mara Camp, and Mara Siana as stated above.
2.    Dayroom use on the last day at Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport
3.    Park and conservancy Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
4.    Meals: All Meals beginning with breakfast on the 14th of June included except dinner on the 14th. 
5.    All airport and airstrip transfer in Nairobi and Masai Mara Game Reserve.
6.    Transfer from Tangulia Mara Camp to MaraSiana Camp.
7.    Bottled water in Nairobi and also on Safari
8.    Flying Doctor Services
9.    Internal domestic flight (Nairobi – Masai Mara – Nairobi on the dates indicated)
10.   Nairobi Tour (Private visit to Daphne Sheldrick/ Karen Blixen Museum/ Giraffe centre)
      
Not Included:

  1. Roundtrip international airfare From the USA to Africa

  2. ETA for Kenya

  3. Tips to guides and drivers

  4. Cancellation and medical evacuation insurance

  5. Phone calls

  6. Sodas and Alcohol except where explicitly stated

  7. Laundry

  8. Dinner on the last night in Nairobi

 
Deposit of $2000 per person due to hold your space for safari.  Final payment due March 1, 2025



​About Hemingways:

A warm welcome to Hemingways Nairobi. A luxury five Star boutique hotel in Nairobi. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional guest experiences and service, ensuring the utmost comfort and luxury.

This 45-suite boutique hotel elevates the standard of luxury for travellers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Each of our 80m² suites have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a magical view which can also be enjoyed over sundowners at the Bar.

Our service is personal and sincere, offering a luxury experience from the moment you touchdown in Kenya.

Your dedicated butler will know that you prefer Earl Grey to Assam with your scones, and will remember which trousers you like pressed flat and which ones need a central crease.

So while you are indulging in the spa, relaxing beside the pool or meandering through the gardens, back in your suite, your butler will have dimmed the lights, adjusted your personalized pillows, set out your nightcap and arranged the morning’s outing down to the finest detail.

About Tangulia Mara Camp:

Tangulia Mara camp is a rustic and cozy tented bush camp perched on a leafy hill overlooking the Olotulo-Murt salt lick, by the Mara River. It is located on private land and has an emphasis on authentic safari and African experiences. Tangulia is a Swahili word meaning “to lead.” Our camp’s mission is to be the leaders in African Safari by allowing our guests a comfortable private stay with an array of unique safari experiences that will remain in your heart for a lifetime.

We have a total of 8 luxurious tents which includes one family tent. We accommodate up to eighteen guests at full capacity. The camp is set to remain quaint to give our guests the ultimate intimate experience.We have handmade king size beds in our tents and an additional single bed in some of our tents. The salt lick is a favorite spot for a lot of the wildlife in the area and this is the reason why we take advantage of this view. The Mara river view is seen from the front porch of most of our tents.
The leafy bushes surround the rest of our tents and leave each one feeling cool, private and intimate. Winding paths lead to each tent,and with our camp being unfenced, wildlife is welcome to roam freely around camp. Our camp askaris escort guests back to their rooms at night.

Running taps and hot showers are available throughout. Our baths and toilet areas are ensuite. Note that the water on the taps is ideal for washing up not for drinking. We provide clean drinking water in beaded glass bottles in each bedside table and bathroom vanity.

Our homey tents are cleaned every day with our dedicated team of staff and replenished with our eco-friendly handmade supplies. We source our incredible products locally and give our guests the best of hypoallergenic and gorgeously scented soaps and shampoos throughout their stay.

Solar lighting and a Wi-Fi hotspot complete the amenities.
Our chef takes great pride in his culinary expertise, learned over many years of catering to an international clientele.
We chose the name Tangulia – meaning “to lead” as our Vision Statement.

About Mara Siana: