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Always wanted to drive off-road in Africa?

Photo Kim Edmunds
Has it ever been your dream to drive yourself off-road in a 4WD in the African wilderness?

If this is so, we offer you the opportunity to drive a Land Cruiser or Land Rover guided by a professional Rally Driver with his team of Safari Drivers.

Have fun and learn how to improve your off-road handling of the car in the rough while driving through Kenya’s amazing wildlife and scenery and spend the nights in Kenya’s most luxurious small camps and lodges where the hosts give you personalized service. Your spouse or family can either join you in your car if they dare OR participate in the spouse program with game drives and activities.

There is a program from Mombasa and from Nairobi and the maximum number of driving participants are four for each departure. Condition for participation is a valid driving license issued by your country of residence and sufficient driving experience.
Itinerary
8 Days from Mombasa

Day 1
After arrival in Mombasa transfer to Serena Beach Hotel and in the evening a welcome drink, briefing with slide show and safety instructions. Welcome dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel.

Day 2
After early breakfast depart for Malindi through the beautiful tropical countryside, farmland and villages deep in Giriama land. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Dinner and overnight at Kilili Baharini Resort and Spa in suites or junior suites

Malindi
Malindi is a coastal town in Kenya to the north of Mombasa. Along with that the soft white beaches, rich history and culture still lingers in the city, which is a major hotspot for global tourists. Malindi is well served with restaurants, hotels and cafes. With the coral reefs of Malindi Marine National Park, this is a great place for snorkeling and diving as well as for game fishing and surfing.

Kilili Baharini Resort
Kilili Baharini Resort on Silver Sands Beach in Malindi is the ideal place for complete relaxation and in which you can experience an unforgettable part of Africa. It has 29 luxurious, air-conditioned rooms with ample windows, 4 prestigious suites, 2 junior suites, 5 swimming pools, two bars, a restaurant, beauty and health Kilili Spa and a fabulous white beach.

Day 3
In the morning drive via Sala Gate to Tsavo East National Park. Training and game drives in Tsavo East. Picnic lunch enroute. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for the next day over a drink. Dinner and overnight at Galdessa Camp.

Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo-East is one of Kenya's oldest and largest National Parks: covering approximately 40% of the total area of all of Kenya's National Parks. Its beautiful vast landscape and rich wildlife proximity makes it an exciting safari destination. It is accredited as one of the World's leading bio-diversity strongholds, bushy grassland and open plains alternating with savannah and semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands. Green swathes cross the Park where the river banks give rise to lush vegetation. North of Galana is a true wilderness.

Galdessa Camp
This small eco-tourism camp is set in the middle of Tsavo East National Park at the shores of Galana River with high standards of accommodation and service. It is situated under the shade of doum palms and is divided into downstream and upstream camps. The central buildings house a spacious dining area, a bar, and a large, comfortable lounge where guest will have their meals and relax during their free time from activities. The thatch roof, Galana stone floors, and deep, bed-size sofas give it a charming coastal atmosphere. Accommodation is in comfortable and spacious bandas (thatched, semi-tented bungalows on wooden platforms) each of which has en-suite bathrooms, verandas and are situated a good distance apart to provide privacy.

Day 4
Game drive on the way to Manyani Gate. Short drive on Mombasa-Nairobi road until Tsavo Gate to enter Tsavo West National Park. Game drive and driving training on the way to Finch Hattons Tented Lodge. After lunch game drive and driving training program incl. river crossing until sunset. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Dinner and over night at Finch Hattons Tented Lodge.

Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park is a 9,000 sq km game park in southern Kenya. Separated only by the Mombasa/Nairobi road from Tsavo East, Tsavo West is part of the entire Tsavo eco-system. Famous for the Mzima Springs, with its unique underwater hippo observatory, and for the Shaitani lava flows and Chaimu volcanic crater, the park offers plenty of opportunity to explore on foot. In addition the park has recorded over 600 species of birds. The park also holds an important rhino sanctuary and is famous for elephants.

Finch Hattons Tented Lodge
Finch Hattons Lodge, a privately owned and managed one man's dream to create the ideal, offers guests a unique opportunity to relive the golden era of the safari in absolute elegance, 5 star comfort, the finest cuisine surrounded by the spectacle of the great African wilderness.
The camp surrounds a natural freshwater spring, flowing through three crystal clear pools, with tents along the water's edge. The camp accommodates up to 50 people, in large safari tents with twin beds, en suite bathrooms, brass fittings, large mirrors, WC, hot and cold running water and showers. All tents have panoramic views of the surrounding springs and forests, large deck balconies with chairs, tables and daybed.

Day 5
Game drive on the way to Chyulu Hills National Park. Game drive and driving training on the way to Ol Donyu Wuas. After lunch game drive and driving training program until sunset.
In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Dinner and over night at Ol Donyo Wuas.

Chyulu Hills National Park
The Chyulu Hills are the youngest volcano mountain range of Africa. The mountains are only 500 years old and covered with grass. The national park offers breathtaking views of the landscape including Mount Kilimanjaro. There you can feel the magic of Africa. The hills are nearly undisturbed and shelter a variety of vegetation and wildlife. Rough grassland and thicket give way to patches of montane forest along the spine of the hills, mainly above the 1800m contour. Animals commonly seen in Chyulu Hills are zebra, buffalo, giraffe, oryx, warthog, leopard, bushbuck, eland, elephant and wildebeest. Also snakes like black mambas and puff adders can be found in the park.

Ol Donyo Wuas
Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is a 22 bed eco-lodge in the heart of the Mbirikani Maasai conservation area on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills near Amboseli National Park. Based on the foundations of the original, legendary Ol Donyo Wuas, the recently re-built lodges all have stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and feature a décor that is modern and luxurious as well as rustic and comfortable in the tradition of the great wilderness lodges. There is a swimming pool and a waterhole below where animals come to drink.

Day 6
Game drives and driving training at Chyulu Hills National Park. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Fullboard at Ol Donyo Wuas.

Day 7
Game drive and driving training on the way to Finch Hattons Tented Lodge in Tsavo West National Park. After lunch game drive, driving training and river crossing program until sunset. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Dinner and over night at Finch Hattons Tented Lodge.

Day 8
Game drive on the way to Maktau Gate Gate and return to Mombasa on the Main Nairobi-Mombasa road. Lunch either at Taita Hills or Bush lunch at Westerman’s Camp or similar. Farewell dinner and overnight at Serena Beach Hotel. Celebration of the safari and handing over of the certificates.

Day 9
Transfer to the airport.

8 Days from Nairobi

Day 1
After arrival in Nairobi transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel and in the evening welcome, briefing with slide show and safety instructions. Welcome dinner and overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Nairobi Serena Hotel
Known for its superior standards of quality, service and hospitality, the sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and the flagship of Serena Hotels’ group of hotels and lodges. One of the finest hotels in Nairobi, the Serena stands amidst manicured gardens with panoramic views over the city's Central Park and the modern downtown skyline. Despite its central location, the hotel also remains true to its title and offers a serene setting amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most developed cities.

Day 2
In the morning transfer to Wilson airport for the flight to Lewa in Laikipia. After arrival take over the cars and drive to Lewa Wilderness. After lunch game drive and driving training until sunset. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Dinner and overnight at Lewa Wilderness Lodge.

Laikipia
Laikipia is a vast plateau northwest of Mt. Kenya, encompassing an area roughly the size of Wales. Laikipia’s landscape is a transition between the well watered Central highlands to the South and the semi arid steppe of Samburu to the north. Large parts of Laikipia are divided by intergrated ranching operations for reasons concerning wildlife Conservation and tourism. Laikipia wildlife population densities second the Maasai Mara ecosystem, making it a highly important area for sustaining biodiversity and ecotourism. The isolated environment supports many endangered species, including Grevys zebra, black and white Rhinos, reticulated giraffe, wild dog and hartebeest.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge
Lewa Wilderness is situated within one of Kenya’s major private conservation successes, Lewa Downs which is found at the foot of Mt Kenya. Lewa Downs has been the Craig family home since 1924 when the Craigs came from England and began raising cattle here. Lewa Wilderness is the original family home of the Craigs and is still home to Will and Emma Craig. Lewa Downs has extraordinary assets: Beautiful countryside, and as good a wildlife viewing as anywhere in Africa.

Day 3
Game drives and driving training at Lewa. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Fullboard at Lewa Wilderness Lodge.

Day 4
In the morning drive via Isiolo to Shaba National Reserve. In the park game drive and driving training on the way to Joy’s Camp. After lunch game drive and driving training program until sunset. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink.
Dinner and overnight at Joy’s Camp.

Shaba National Reserve
Shaba National Reserve is located in Northern Kenya, is very peaceful, and attracts animals because of River Uaaso Nyiro that runs through it, and the mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grass vegetation. The reserve consists of a low lying, semi arid plain on the southern bank of the Northern Ewaso Ngiro river. Its Northern section includes a 34km stretch of the Ewaso Ngiro river; here and elsewhere in the reserve are numerous springs and swampy areas, although some have bitter tasting water. The starkly beautiful landscape is dominated by Shaba hill to the south, at the foot of which is a rugged area with steep ravines. The sandy soils are volcanic in origin.The natural serenity that is evident here is because of its distance from development, industries and inaccessibility for many years. Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, grevy's zebras, giraffes, gerenuks, buffalos, oryx, grants gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks. The river forest attracts a wide variety of birds.

Joy’s Camp
An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu; Joy’s Camp is built on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. The 10 chic canvas bedrooms are set raised off the ground with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. The camp overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe and Grevy’s Zebra.

Day 5
Game drives, driving training and river crossing at Shaba. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Fullboard at Joy’s Camp.

Day 6
In the morning drive via Isiolo to Meru National Park. In the park game drive and driving training on the way to Elsa’s Kopje. After lunch game drive and driving training program until sunset. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Dinner and overnight at Elsa’s Kopje.

Meru National Reserve
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000 feet on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.

Elsa’s Kopje
Elsa's Kopje is set in the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park. Named after the Elsa the lioness of 'Born Free' fame, the lodge is invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje. Each of the 9 individually built cottages is luxuriously appointed, designed to incorporate the natural features of the rocky hillside. The cottages are spacious and have double or twin beds, with en-suite bathrooms. There is an open bar area, lounge and dining room where guests can relax. The infinity pool overlooks the Meru plains.

Day 7
Game drives, driving training and river crossing at Meru. In the evening reflect the day and briefing for next day over a drink. Fullboard at Elsa’s Kopje.

Day 8
In the morning transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi. After arrival transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel for lunch. Farewell dinner and overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel. Celebration of the safari and handing over of the certificates.

Day 9
Transfer to the airport.
Price:
Per person in a double room
Until 20th December 2008
from Mombasa USD 7980
from Nairobi USD 8980

5th January 2009 - 31st March 2009
from Mombasa USD 8530
from Nairobi USD 9590
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Includes
Fullboard accommodation, transfers, park entrance fees, self drive 4x4 and professional trainer and guide

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