Giraffe’s and zebras and elephants – oh my! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of wildlife you’ll witness first-hand as you journey through the exotic and breathtakingly beautiful land of Kenya. Delight in the chimpanzees – be awed by the long-necked gerenuk – be dazzled by the dominant lions – and wonder at the antelope, buffalo and hippos. You will never see the combination of black and pink again without remembering the black rhinos and pink flamingoes at Lake Nakuru Park. Gaze at the graceful leopard and the intriguing wildebeest! This escorted safari destination holds the key to indescribable scenery, while offering the opportunity of a lifetime to travel safely to a place significantly foreign to our American way of life. The comprehensive “Know Before You Go” booklet allows you to be well informed and prepared and takes all the guesswork out of safari travel.
By day six you will be seasoned to the ways of safari life and what an exciting time you will have at Sweetwater’s Tented Camp. Offering a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury, the camp is located on the plains of Mount Kenya and features luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. Here you will be treated to a parade of wildlife, while nestled in one of the most serenely beautiful scenery in all of Kenya!
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of a private wildlife conservancy, Sweetwater’s Tented Camp is in a class all its own. Luxuriously appointed tents, complete with thatched roofs, en-suite bathrooms AND verandas with views over the waterhole are your accommodations for the night! The main buildings are rather “conventional” but the tents are really fabulous. Picture your beds being made with hot water bottles every night and having extremely comfortable mattresses and several blankets to keep you warm enough to sleep like a log. The rooms include an outlet for your hair dryer and shaver too. The camp prides itself on the quality of its cuisine offering a 5-course “table d’hôte” dining experience every night, and a selection of African, Asian, and international dishes PLUS “sundowners” safari cocktails. The food is a tasty buffet with plenty of choices. I have it on good authority that the steamed puddings are to die for! Be sure to try them. The friendly staff really makes the whole experience! The camp enjoys spectacular views over the alternately lush and golden plains. Because Sweetwater’s Camp has its own private waterhole and saltlick you will be able to enjoy unprecedented close encounters with the wildlife – in the sanctuary of their natural habitat. The blend of under canvas ambiance and lavish luxury provides a marvelous retreat safari lovers.
Built in the 1970′s, the Camp’s main building was originally the residence of the ranch manager and the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Khashoggi. The Ranch House is furnished with original and unusual paintings and artifacts, and comprises six elegantly appointed suites, which overlook extensive tropical gardens and two swimming pools.
Sweetwater’s Tented Camp lies in the heart of 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is the closest place from Nairobi to see “The Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). It is also the Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa, boasting a population of 78 black rhino! Its other wildlife includes white rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest and baboon. Here you will also find several hundred bird species. I’ll expect a full report on what the hartebeest really is!!
This is only one of the overnight accommodations, hand-picked for you by Interlude, to insure your African adventure is top-notch! Each lodge offers its own special ambiance and uniquely tailored game drive. Grab a camera and discover the intrinsic beauty abounding within a well-planned and moderated Kenyan Safari. Your escorted vacation waits to provide you with an incomparable experience!
The full itinerary and pricing is available on our website for this escorted tour – a guaranteed departure so you can make travel plans with confidence.
Kenya Safari Adventure (click here for itinerary)
May 16-28, 2011 (13 days, 12 nights)
- Guaranteed departure (plan in confidence!)
- Escorted vacation (0% fuss, 100% vacation!)
- Tour for active adults (share a great experience!)
- Includes home pickup and return (for clients in Marion and adjacent counties)
– Interlude blog team
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