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The Safari

An 8-day safari with more than a hint of adventure - from the rugged and beautiful wilds of Meru, to the rolling plains of Loisaba and its offering of exciting safari activities, to the spectacle of nature’s greatest theatre, the Masai Mara.

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Day to Day

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An international cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is a place of trendy cafés, leafy suburbs and glistening skyscrapers. It is also home to the only national park in the world that borders a city. An African metropolis abuzz with a rich cultural history, Nairobi is the East African hub for finance, technology and innovation.


Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive boutique hotel far from the bustle of central Nairobi. An all-suite property providing full butler service, gourmet restaurant, a brasserie and a bar, it is perfectly placed for trips to Nairobi National Park and the capital.

Hemingways Nairobi has a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Each of the 45 suites is a generous size, all with walk-in dressing rooms and a terrace with magnificent views of the Ngong Hills.

About the Hotel

  • Plantation-style boutique hotel with the Ngong Hills in the distance
  • 45 suites all lined with hand cut Italian marble, walk-in wardrobe, double vanity, separate toilet, bath and shower and a terrace
  • Personal butler service for every guest
  • Spa makes use of sacred rituals to cleanse and reinvigorate
  • Contemporary modern cuisine using locally sourced artisan producers and accompanied by the finest selection of wines

Meru National Park

Meru National Park, wild and remote, lies 10km north of the equator between Mount Kenya and the Nyambeni Mountains, 350km from Nairobi. Meru forms part of a larger conservation area covering 370,000 acres including the adjoining Kora, Rahole and Bisanadi Reserves. The park also incorporates an 84km2 rhino sanctuary, making Meru one of the prime destinations to see rhino in their natural habitat. The birdlife is extraordinarily colourful and abundant with over 400 species of birds.

Rugged and remote, Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Visitors get the whole place to themselves: all 870 km2 of it, including a thriving rhino sanctuary inside the Park. Famous for large elephant herds, lion and birdlife, and more diversity of animal species than any other park in East Africa. Activities include nature walks, fishing in the streams, shared game drives to Kora and Bisanadi National Reserves, and evening shared game drives back to camp.

Elsa’s Kopje

Elsa’s Kopje blends African elegance and romance in the wild setting of Meru National Park. Named after Elsa the lioness made famous by Born Free, the autobiographical story and movie of George and Joy Adamson, the lodge is nestled into a rocky kopje. A refuge of luxury in a rugged environment, the charming cottage suites are built around the natural features of the kopje, each enjoying unique breath-taking views over the sweeping Meru plains. An elegant bar and dining area and inviting infinity pool complete the Elsa’s experience.

About The Lodge

  • 6 spacious en suite Cottages ~ 5 doubles and 1 twin
  • 3 Honeymoon Cottages ~ 2 spacious ensuite doubles with a private decks and outside baths; 1 large triple-level cottage with private sitting room, double ensuite bedroom & a private deck
  • 1 Family Cottage ~ 2 ensuite bedrooms, (1 double, 1 twin), sitting room, and a large private veranda.
  • Private House ~ 1 double and 1 twin room (both ensuite), shared sitting room, dining room, veranda and private pool.
  • Infinity swimming pool, massage
  • Infinity pool, massage, Wi-Fi
  • Gold level eco-rating and an Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner

Highlights & Included Activities

  • 215,000 acre National Park
  • 360º views, from Mt Kenya & Nyambeni Hills to the eastern plains
  • Rhino sanctuary, large elephant herds and the diversity in species.
  • Bush breakfasts, picnics and evening sundowners
  • Day and evening shared game drives in custom designed open sided game viewing vehicles
  • Guided bush walks with experienced resident guides
  • Day excursions to the Tana River
  • Line-fishing in spring fed streams

Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy is outstandingly beautiful, its abundant wildlife is truly wild and its accommodation is comfortable beyond measure.

Loisaba is made for adventure: guests enjoy complete freedom to choose how they spend their time so the only barrier is your own imagination. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, raft, horseback-ride or drive through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the vast property.

Loisaba is immense: bigger than ten of the world’s fully-fledged nations. You could take months exploring this land and never encounter the same view twice. We can assure you that you will not bump into anyone else and you will see the most extraordinary natural wonders - spectacular animal life that is wild, free and exhilarating to observe and a kaleidoscopic variety of birds, both endemic and migratory.

Loisaba Tented Camp

Perched on the edge of an escarpment to take in uninterrupted views all the way to snow-capped Mt Kenya, Loisaba is a retreat of sophisticated natural styling. Spacious airy tents are designed to compliment and enhance the enjoyment of the sweeping views, with wide verandahs and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. Africa’s most picturesque infinity pool seemingly blends into the Laikipia horizon, and the expansive main areas are beautifully adorned in African chic furnishings.

About The Camp

  • Loisaba Tented Camp is perched in the edge of a 500ft escarpment.
  • 6 ensuite tented rooms (3 double, 3 convertible twin/double)
  • 3 family combinations, comprising of a double tent and convertible twin/double tent adjoined by walkway
  • Main lounge, dining room and swimming pool
  • Separate private swimming pool enjoyed by 3 tents.
  • Free WiFi available in public areas and rooms
  • State of the art solar-power system

Highlights & Included Activities

  • Breathtaking and unhindered views to Mt Kenya
  • Gameviewing within a private 56’000 acre wildlife conservancy
  • Guided bush walks
  • Cultural experiences at Samburu village
  • Visits to the sniffer dogs and the anti-poaching team (donation to conservation efforts required)
  • Loisaba is one of the best places to see wild dog

Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is famous for its astounding numbers of wildlife. With both resident and transient populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, elephant, to name a few, as well as over 450 bird species, the vast fertile plains are dense with game. The area has been classified among the “Seven Wonders of the World” due to the extraordinary annual migration from July to November when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures.

Sand River Masai Mara

Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, the Camp replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.

About The Camp

  • 16-tented rooms divided into two separate but adjoining accommodation areas (split into 10/6)
  • A 2-bedroom en suite family tent with private lounge
  • Enclosed tents including eco-friendly woven strand bamboo floor adorned with throw carpets
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms

Highlights & Included Activities

  • Surrounded by abundant game and lies on the northerly route of the spectacular Annual Migration.
  • Resident experienced wildlife guides, Silver and Bronze level KPGSA certified.
  • Bush breakfasts, picnics and evening sundowners
  • Day shared game drives in custom designed game viewing vehicles
  • Guided bush walks with resident guides

Day 8: Final Day in Nairobi


Enjoy a final morning in the Masai Mara on a game drive or relaxing in camp. After lunch your SkySafari plane will bring you back to Nairobi. That evening you’ll be treated to dinner at one of Nairobi’s most delectable restaurants, then chauffeured to the airport in good time for your international flight home.

Safari Extensions

SkySafari are delighted to offer you customised extensions to any of the Elewana Collection properties. Kindly contact us for pricing solutions.
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