SIRIKOI – LEWA CONSERVANCY
Sirikoi is an award winning eco lodge surrounded by the beauty of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the Northern slopes of Mt Kenya, far away from mass tourism. Here you’ll feel at home in an area that has an abundance of wildlife including endangered species such as black rhino, white rhino and Grevy’s zebra. Here you’ll have the unique opportunity to fly over the peaks of Mount Kenya and Magado Crater by private helicopter or aircraft. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an award-winning model for community conservation.
Paka Safaris will organize for you an exclusive luxury safari: transfers by aircraft, private use of vehicle, professional english-speaking guide, luxury accomodation and scenic flights. You will also have the possibility to walk the canopy bridge and dive into the blue glacial pools in the Ngare Ndare Forest. At last but not least, you’ll be given the chance to bring home your 4K safari movie, produced and filmed by our Paka Safaris expert cameramen. The perfect way to end this thrilling adventure!
3 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1: FROM NAIROBI TO LEWA CONSERVANCY BY PRIVATE AIRCRAFT
DAY 2: LEWA CONSERVANCY
DAY 3: FROM LEWA CONSERVANCY TO NAIROBI BY PRIVATE AIRCRAFT
- Transfers from and to Nairobi by aircraft
- Local airstrip transfers
- Full board accommodation
- Soft drinks, beers, house wines and selected house spirits
- Exclusive use of game drive vehicle
- Private professional english speaking guide
- Guided day & night game drives
- Bush meals, sundowner and picnic excursions
- Guided bush walks on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
- Visiting the Lewa HQ, tracker dogs and projects
- Swimming pool
- Laundry service
- National Parks and concession fees
- Flying doctors insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees (50$)
- International flight
- Special wines and champagne
- Accomodation and meals in Nairobi (extra cost)
- Visit to Nairobi attractions (extra cost)
- Horse riding, camel riding, Ngare Ndare Forest visit, Ngwesi cultural visit (extra cost)
- Helicopter excursions (available on request by prior arrengement – extra cost)
- Special: your safari 4K movie created and edited by our cinema operators
DAY 0: JOMO KENYATTA AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO NAIROBI
You will leave from Nairobi for the first destination not later than 6 a.m.
We recommend you to stay one night in Nairobi the day before your safari. You can use this time visiting the city and its main attractions: David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum. Or you can just rest and refresh up after your flight.
You will meet your guide/driver on the following day , leaving for the first destination.
DAY 1: LEWA CONSERVANCY
Enjoy a fantastic breakfast at your hotel.
Then, meet and greet your Paka Safaris representative who will accompany you, in order to assist you during the course of this adventure. The person who will come with you will be also your safari designer, the one who created this itinerary, and professional guide.
Together you will transfer to the domestic airport.
Hop into your light-aircraft flight to Lewa Conservancy where your safari driver and guide will be waiting to greet you.
You’ll enjoy a game drive during the trip to the camp, where you will be spending 2 nights (minimum).
And after a fantastic lunch at the camp, you’ll enjoy your new home and relax.
Sirikoi offers fabulous comfort, unmatched wildlife viewing and world class gourmet food in an atmosphere where you feel at one with nature and wildlife. The area is malaria free and has a beautiful spring-like climate almost year round.
Spend your game drives seeking out the diverse wildlife which includes lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe and even black and white rhinos!
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an award-winning model for community conservation. Starting out with just 15 black rhinos in 1984, Lewa’s rhino population has since risen steadily, making the Conservancy the pioneer rhino conservation success story in Kenya and East Africa. Today there are 89 black and white rhino protected on the Conservancy, with over 20 having been moved to restock previously inhabited areas as well as introduce the species to new suitable and secure habitats.
After a full day of adventure, relax by the pool while dinner is prepared for you.
DAY 2: LEWA CONSERVANCY
Full day at this enchating location.
Days at Sirikoi can be as busy or relaxing as you wish, with activities including game drives, horse riding, Ngare Ndare forest expeditions and Ngwesi cultural visits.
But what you will love most will be the opportunity to enjoy a haunting scenic flight.
This early morning helicopter or plane excursion takes you over the peaks and majestic wilderness of Mt. Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. You may choose to do a scenic flight and then return to camp for breakfast or, if in a helicopter, enjoy stopping for a picnic breakfast on the shores of a remote alpine lake with extraordinary montane scenery, with a chance to fish for rainbow trout.
Or you may wish to be taken on a north-east flight over Shaba National Reserve to the extraordinary Magado Crater, where pools of saline water shine with all the colours of the rainbow and local cave-dwelling miners eke a living collecting salt to sell to pastoral people in remote rural markets. You will have the opportunity to explore the area and meet the miners. After refreshments, you will fly above the course of the Ewaso Nyiro River where, amongst other animals, you should be on the lookout for crocodiles and hippo.
This opportunity is unique and not found elsewhere. You may decide also to request for your 4K movie to bring home a flavour of your trip and share with your friends. Our Paka Safaris professional cameraman will accompany you and film your once in a lifetime adventure.
Or, you may decide to hop into a bi-plane and enjoy a scenic flight like in the movie “Out of Africa”!
We have selected the best accomodation for you within Lewa Conservancy:
DAY 3: YOUR JOURNEY ENDS
It’s time to bid farewell to the bush.
After breakfast and a morning game drive you will go back to Nairobi in time to connect with your international flight or you may decide to continue to the coast for a Beach Holiday: you may choose to stay at our exclusive Nyumba ya Paka Boutique Hotel.
You can add as many nights as you wish. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a vital wildlife corridor connecting Kenya’s wild and arid north with the lush Mount Kenya ecosystem. The wildlife is abundant and includes many rare endangered species such as reticulated giraffe, black and white rhino, and the largest resident population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Elusive leopard and wild dog sightings, and families of elephant have carved Sirikoi into their migratory routes and almost daily big herds can be seen just in front of the Sirikoi deck for hours at a time. So, you will never want to leave this place!
You may also decide to join this safari to other luxury safari programs. For example you can add other 2 nights at Mara Naboisho Conservancy and / or at Kalama Conservancy, near Samburu National Park, transferring from one area to the other one by light aircraft: feel free to contact us for suggestions!
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