The Joy Adamson Story - "Walking with the Lions" and her relationship with the famous Elsa Lion of Meru National Park and her life at Shaba National Reserve will come to life by following on her footsteps and explore her life and the conservation efforts that have since seen some of the most tremendous wildlife conservation take place in the Northern Wild ranges.
Day 1: Fairmont the NorfolkYou will be met on arrival and transferred to the illustrious Fairmont Norfolk hotel built during the colonial times in the early 1900s and since graced by world leaders and luminaries. Your lunch at a private house will be followed by a visit to Giraffe Centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Overnight at Fairmont Norfolk Hotel (LBB).
Day 2: Elsa Kopje - Meru National ParkToday take a scheduled flight to Meru where Elsa the lioness of ‘Born Free’ fame, was rehabilitated by conservationists Joy and George Adamson. Spend 3 nights at the magical Elsa’s Kopje whose wonderfully stylish accommodation atop a knoll offers gorgeous views of Elsa’s wilderness. Game activities include 4×4 day and night game drives, guided nature walks and bush breakfasts and sundowners. Meals and overnight at Elsa’s Kopje (LDBB).
Day 3: Elsa Kopje - Meru National ParkMorning and afternoon shared game drives including activities. Meals and overnight at Elsa’s Kopje (LDBB).
Day 4: Elsa Kopje - Meru National ParkMorning and afternoon shared game drives including activities. Meals and overnight at Elsa’s Kopje (LDBB).
Day 5: Joys Camp - Samburu National ParkAfter breakfast, take your scheduled flight to the picturesque Samburu Game Reserve where you will spend 2 nights at the unique Joys Camp. The camp specializes in providing in-depth interactions with elephants of Samburu. The guides know several elephant families by heart thus making each encounter intimate, exhilarating and emotional. Meals and overnight at Joys Camp (LDBB).
Day 6: Joys Camp - Samburu National ParkMorning and afternoon shared game drives. Meals and overnight at Joys Camp.
Day 7: 1920 Cottars Camp - Masai MaraToday fly across the Great Rift Valley to the golden plains of the Masai Mara. You will spend 3 nights at Cottars 1920s Camp. This small, exclusive camp is owned by a 3rd generation settler family which pioneered exclusive safaris as far back as 1920. Supremely luxurious, the camp is set on a vast private conservation area which ensures your game activities are very private and personalized. Game viewing in open 4×4 is usually outstanding, especially during the wildebeest migration season between August and October. You may also participate in game walks with exceptional professional guides. When in camp a private butler will attend to all your needs, from a private candlelit bush dinner under the stars to a hot bath just before you return from your game drive. Cottars Camp offers the ultimate safari experience. Meals and overnight at Cottars 1920s Camp (LDBB).
Day 8: 1920 Cottars Camp - Masai MaraWhole day in the Mara with morning and afternoon shared game drives. Meals and overnight at Cottars 1920s Camp (LDBB).
Day 9: 1920 Cottars Camp - Masai MaraWhole day in the Mara with morning and afternoon shared game drives. Meals and overnight at Cottars 1920s Camp (LDBB).
Day 9: DepartAfter your final game drive and breakfast, you will fly back to Nairobi where a dayroom is reserved for you at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel until your transfer to the airport for your flight back home. We recommend a beach extension to exotic Zanzibar or Lamu.