Big Heart Safari

A philanthropic journey is a type of responsible travel where impactful behavior is built into your safari program through Kenya. Traveler donations often cover basic needs that are otherwise out of reach for local individuals and groups, such as women groups or communities. These include issues like shelter, clean energy, clean water, books and sponsorships for children. Baisy Oryx has developed unique safari programs that go beyond sustainable tourism to what we call 'elevated safaris'. The trips are tailor-made to positively impact humanity at the grassroots level and support wildlife conservation causes.

Detailed Itinerary

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Arrival Day Nairobi
Accommodation: Fairview Hotel

Pick-up from JKI Airport by a representative of Baisy Oryx Tours and Travel & transfer to your hotel for overnight.

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Day 1 Nairobi
Accommodation: Fairview Hotel

After breakfast we have a briefing about the safari before we embark on a Nairobi Causes Excursion to Kibera slum with a visit to the following projects: the Kibera Girls school, Shining Hope & PINCC Clinic.

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Day 2 Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Game Lodge

After breakfast we head north, crossing the equator. The drive is one of the most spectacular as you descend from the highland forests of Mt. Kenya onto the Great Northern Frontier. Arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Lodge. It is also ideally placed for visits to the neighboring reserves of Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserve. In the late afternoon you go on a game drive in Samburu National Reserve. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.

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Day 3 Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Game Lodge

Pre-breakfast game drive at Samburu Game Reserve. After breakfast you visit Boma Fund Business Enterprises owned by women in the villages neighboring the Samburu Game Reserve, then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, spend the afternoon by the pool or take advantage of an optional walking safari within the reserve. In late afternoon you head out for a PM game drive. All meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.

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Day 4 Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation: Samburu Game Lodge

Pre-breakfast game drive at Samburu Game Reserve. After breakfast you visit the Elephant Research Center (Save the Elephant Project), then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you have the afternoon at leisure, at 16.00h head out for a PM game drive. All meals and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge.

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Day 5 Mt. Kenya
Accommodation: Serena Mountain Lodge

After breakfast you depart to Mountain Lodge for an arrival in the late afternoon. Today you enjoy a sumptuous lunch serving of trout fish found in the cool rivers at the foothills of the second highest peak in Africa: the Mount Kenya.
The Serena Mountain Lodge is set at 7,200 feet above sea level on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain. Here you will awake to the trumpeting of elephants, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals at the watering hole.

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Day 6 Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge

After breakfast you depart for Lake Nakuru National Park with a stopover at the renowned Thompson Falls. Arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park which boasts of more than 400 species of birds and including flamingos, which Lake Nakuru is famous for, the lions, rare leopards, buffalos, antelopes and mostly the habitat of the white rhino. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

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Day 7 Maasai Mara
Accommodation: Sekenani Camp

After breakfast you depart for Maasai Mara via the Maasai town of Narok with a detour at Tapesua Women’s Cultural Village, and local primary schools - arriving for a late lunch at Sekenani Camp. After lunch you head to Maasai Mara Game Reserve for a chance to see the Big Five. Dinner and overnight at the Sekenani Camp.

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Day 8 Maasai Mara
Accommodation: Sekenani Camp

A full day game drive at Maasai Mara Game Reserve with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at Sekenani camp.

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Day 9 Maasai Mara
Accommodation: Sekenani Camp

Morning and afternoon game drives at Maasai Mara Game Reserve, followed by an evening game drive to end with a superb sundowner. Optional activities for this day include a walk through the Mara bushland guided by the local Maasai warriors who will teach you a skill or two on how to use the Maasai weaponry (the spear, the bow and arrow and the shield). All meals and overnight at Sekenani camp.

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Day 10 Nairobi
Accommodation: Fairview Hotel

After breakfast you transfer to the Airstrip for a 10.15h flight to Nairobi. On arrival at 11.45h you proceed to the Giraffe Center for an encounter with the giraffes;  then proceed to Utamanduni Craft Center where you have lunch (on your own). At 14.30h you depart to David Sheldrick for a private visit, dinner and overnight at the Fairview Hotel.

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Departure Day Nairobi

Pick-up from Fairview for a farewell dinner hosted by the Baisy Family and thereafter you transfer to the Airport for your flight home.

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