Safari Code: SWE001
Safari Duration (Days): 10
Price (USD): 4570
Custom Tags: Kenya, Conservation Based, Featured Safaris
Get up close and personal with the elephant orphans that the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and supports. During this wonderful Trip to their home in Nairobi and Tsavo East National Park where they continue to live in the wild after their rescue, you will form a special bond with these gentle creatures that will surely capture your heart. Beautiful landscape, friendly people such as the keepers of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the memory of spending time with the elephants, being able to touch them and befriend them, will create memories you won’t forget.
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Brief Itinerary

Day
Place
Highlights
Hotel
1
Nairobi
Transfer to your Hotel
Fairview Hotel
2
Nairobi
Elephant Orphanage, Carnivore Restaurant
Fairview Hotel
3
Tsavo East
Elephant Visit
Ithumba Camp
4-5
Tsavo East
Foster Elephant Visit & Safari
Ithumba Camp
6
Tsavo East
Visit the 4th orphan release station for elephants

Sentrim Tsavo Camp

7
Tsavo East
Elephant visits and unlimited game drives

Sentrim Tsavo Camp

8
Kibwezi Forest
Enjoy Umani springs and more elephant visitation
Umani Springs
9
Chyulu Hills & Kibwezi Forest
Visit the scenic Chyulu Hills National Park
Umani Springs
10
Nairobi
Visit the Nairobi Elephant Orphanage
N/A

Pricing

Travel Date
Price per person (Based on 6 Persons in a vehicle)
Single Room Supplement (Excluding Ithumba Camp)
Single Room Supplement (Including Ithumba Camp)

 


USD. 4,570.00

 

USD. 370.00
USD. 560.00

NB: Only limited single room accommodation is available at Ithumba Camp.

Above rates are valid from 03rd January 2020 to 19th December 2020
*The pricing is indicative. Pricing depends on the season and number of travelers.

Other Information

  • 2 nights on bed & breakfast at the Fairview Hotel
  • 3 nights on full board at  Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust Ithumba Camp
  • 2 nights on full board at Sentrim Tsavo
  • 2 nights on full board at Umani Springs
  • All park entry fee as per itinerary
  • All park entry fee for driver and vehicle
  • English speaking, bronze or silver guide during the safari (Member of Kenya Prof. Safari Guide Association)
  • Transport in a custom safari built 4X4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfers in Nairobi on arrival / departure
  • Mineral water during game drives
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day at Ithumba Camp and Umani Springs
  • Services of a Chef cook at Ithumba Camp and Umani Springs
  • Lunch at Carnivore on day 2
  • 3 visits to the orphaned Elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi
  • Evacuation insurance
  • A selection of alcolholic & non-alcoholic beverages during your stay at Ithumba & Umani Springs
  • AMREF flying doctor service within Kenya only
  • International return flights to Nairobi
  • Visa fee for Kenya (USD 50/- per person)
  • Telephone, laundry and tips
  • Extra drinks in the lodges / Nairobi Hotels (except Ithumba & Umani)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Dinner on Day 1 and 2 and 10
Single rooms are possible in all accommodations but not at Ithumba Camp (except for 01) & limited only at Umani Springs. Only foster parents are allowed to visit the release stations in Tsavo and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphange in Nairobi. All Safari participants are kindly reminded to carry their Foster parent certificates. In order to participate in the private visitation of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust units, guests must however have adopted an orphan within a year of the date of their visit. We reserve the right to substitute the selected accommodations with those of the same standard, should cases of overbooking or unforeseen circumstances occur. Travel and cancellation insurance is not included in the cost for Safari. Every Safari participant is advised to organize their own travel insurance. This can be done through insurance agencies or a recommendation from our end.

20th October to 29th October 2020 (6 spaces remaining)
03rd November to 12th November 2020 (6 spaces remaining)
19th November to 28th November 2020 (2 spaces remaining)

We offer a number of ORGANIZED and SET departure Date Itineraries. Our Save The Elephant Safaris are among the best booked and they tend to sell out very fast. The idea is to sponsor & foster one or more orphaned elephants with support of the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, based in Nairobi.

This Safari is a GROUP Safari, where individuals can join and experience meeting their sponsored elephants at various locations in Kenya. Accommodation is on shared basis mostly and the number of maximum / minimum participants is 6 – 8 persons at one time.
You can also book this Safari on INDIVIDUAL BASIS and you do not need to join a group departure. Simply contact us with your preferred dates!

PRE- or POST Safari Extensions: We offer wonderful pre- or post- Safari extensions to a variety of National parks & game reserves. 
Carolyn Wanjiru
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+254 736 283235

Key

BB:
Bed & Breakfast
Half Board:
2 Meals per day (Breakfast / Dinner)
Full Board:
3 Meals per day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Eco-status:
Indicates the Environmentally friendly/ sustainable approach of the hotel
Eco-friendly status:
Bronze:    |  Silver:    |  Gold:  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Nairobi

Arrival at the Airport in Nairobi: You will be met by our Sunworld representative with a signboard “Save the Elephant Safari” or your name. Thereafter you will be transferred to Fairview Hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 2

Full Day in Nairobi

After breakfast we pick you up from Fairview Hotel at 10 o’clock and proceed to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the famous Elephant Orphanage. Between 11 o’clock and 12 o’clock you will have an opportunity to meet the caretakers of the orphanage who will furnish you with detailed information regarding the orphaned elephants currently saved and in the station. This is a great opportunity to take photos of your foster elephant or new additions to the Nairobi orphanage. Thereafter depart to Carnivore Restaurant or similar for lunch. After Lunch we will make a brief stop at the Supermarket to refill on drinks (most are included) or snacks for the trip. Late afternoon, at 1700hrs (5 pm), we take you back to the Elephant Orphanage for a foster parent visit, specifically intended for sponsors only. The public is not allowed in at this time. This exclusive visit provides a wonderful opportunity for sponsors to learn more about the project they support and ask the caretakers in-depth questions about the Elephants. You will have a chance to spend more quality time with the little orphans and see the Stalls where they live & sleep.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 3

Nairobi - Tsavo East - Ithumba Camp

After breakfast, at about 7.00 hrs depart to Ithumba Camp in Tsavo East in your 4 wheel drive vehicle. We will try as much as possible to visit the Elephants frequently and increase our presence at the release station. A meeting with the Keepers and to visit the Elephants is planned late afternoon 1700 hrs. This Camp is specifically self- catering, without a swimming pool and has only simple but nicely furnished rooms with a beautiful outdoor bathroom. Our Chef cook will take care of you with delicious, freshly prepared meals throughout your stay.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 4 & 5

Full day in Tsavo East - Ithumba Camp

Spend another 02 nights at Ithumba Camp. Our driver/guide and vehicle will always be at your disposal. The daily visits to the Stockades are also guaranteed. Popular is the 11.00 am visit and again the 17.00 (5 pm) visit where you can interact actively with your foster elephant that will eventually be released and integrated into the Wild. A number of spectacular and breathtaking wildlife sightings await you during the Safari.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 6

Tsavo East - Sentrim Tsavo Camp

After an early morning breakfast, we depart to Sentrim Tsavo to arrive in time for Lunch. We will spend the afternoon discovering the Park with extended game drive and a visit to the forth release station of the Orphaned Elephants.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 7

Tsavo East - Voi - Voi Safari Lodge

Enjoy one more day in this magnificent park. Daily visits to the Elephants and unlimited game drives are guaranteed. If time allows, we can undertake an excursion to the famous Lugard Falls on the Galana River where you may leave the vehicle for a while and take a walk to the rapids. You will enjoy your Lunch in form of Picnic along the beautiful Galana River.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 8

Tsavo East - Kibwezi Forest

After breakfast you depart to Kibwezi Forest, which is a conservation area where another release station for the Elephants has been set. You will spend the rest of the day in Umani Springs, a beautiful self-catering house managed and run by the Sheldricks. A visit to the new Stockades is planned for in the afternoon. Our chef will prepare lovely, fresh meals for you.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 9

Full day Chyulu Hills & Kibwezi Forest

After a scrumptious breakfast, depart with picnic lunches to the famous Chyulu Hills National Park where you will spend the rest of the afternoon. Chyulu is a beautiful Park which boasts of magnificent scenery. This is a truly magical area of ragged craters, rolling grassland, exotic aromatic plants and cedar forests not forgetting the diverse wildlife. We will end the day’s activities with one visit to the Stockades before returning to Umani Spring for overnight. 

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 10

Kibwezi Forest - Nairobi

After breakfast, depart to Nairobi to arrive in the city afternoon hours. Proceed to the Elephant Orphanage for the last one hour foster parents visit at 1700hours. Dinner at a local restaurant. (own account) This is a good opportunity for participants to say their “good byes” before their international flights. After dinner we transfer you to the Airport for your international flight departing from Nairobi or your accommodation choice in Nairobi.

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