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Luxury wilderness Safari to Solio Reserve, Samburu, Lake Baringo, and the Masai Mara

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<ul><li>1.Kenya Wilderness SafariSpectacular Wildlife Fascinating Culture Breathtaking Scenery safari-lifestyle.com</li></ul> <p>2. 12 Day Safari ItinerarySolio, Samburu, Lake Baringo, Masai Mara 1 night - Giraffe Manor, Nairobi 2 nights - Solio Lodge, Solio Reserve 3 nights - Sasaab Lodge, Northern Frontier District 3 nights - Samatian Island, Lake Baringo 4 nights - Salas Camp, Masai Mara 3. Overview in Google MapsView interactive map 4. Giraffe ManorNairobi 5. Giraffe ManorThe perfect gateway to Safari. Giraffe Manor is located on the outskirts of Nairobi, with easy accessto the domestic and international airports.Getting up close and personal with the endangered Rothschild Giraffes is sure to whet your appetitefor the wildlife experiences that lay ahead. 6. Giraffe Manor 7. Solio ReserveAfricas leading Rhino breeding area Located between the majestic Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range in the KenyaHighlands. Home to over 150 White Rhino and 70 Black Rhino Zebra, Buffalo, Eland and Oryx are plentiful on the grassy plains, with Waterbuck, Giraffe,Impala, and baboon gathering in the acacia forest and swamp fringes. Predators include lion and leopard. 8. Solio Reserve 9. Solio LodgeSolio Reserve, Kenya Highlands 10. Solio Lodge 11. Solio Lodge 12. Solio Lodge 13. Solio Lodge 14. Solio Lodge 15. Northern Frontier DistrictSamburu Tribal LandsThe Northern Frontier District (NFD) is home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna, adapted tosurvive in this arid ecosystem, famed for its large Elephant numbers.The fascinating Samburu people live as nomadic pastoralists in this region, and no visit to the NFD iscomplete without experiencing their amazing culture. 16. Northern Frontier DistrictSamburu Tribal Lands 17. Northern Frontier DistrictSamburu Tribal Lands 18. Northern Frontier DistrictSamburu Tribal Lands 19. Northern Frontier DistrictSamburu National Reserve 20. Northern Frontier DistrictSamburu National Reserve 21. Sasaab LodgeNorthern Frontier District 22. Sasaab LodgeSasaab Lodge commands beautiful views over Samburu tribal lands and the Ewaso Nyiro River.An exquisite lodge, with spacious open rooms, each with their own plunge pool.A perfect base to explore this magnificent landscape and the people and wildlife that live here. 23. Sasaab Lodge 24. Sasaab Lodge 25. Sasaab Lodge 26. Sasaab Lodge 27. Sasaab Lodge 28. Sasaab Lodge 29. Sasaab LodgeActivities include: Game Drives Camel Rides Bush Walks Samburu cultural experiences 30. Lake BaringoGreat Rift Valley 31. Lake BaringoThe Great Rift ValleyLake Baringo is in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, one of the geologicalwonders of the world.Baringo is a freshwater lake approximately 170 square kilometres in size, surrounding sheer cliffsrise over 300 metres above the lake.Home to hippos, crocodiles and an abundance of fish, the lake is an ornithologists paradise withover 450 species of birds.Dramatic and beautiful landscapes are complemented by splendid sunrises, sunsets, and clear starlitnights.Two tribes live here, the pastoralist Pokot tribe, and the Il Njempsi, related to the Maasai, yetadapted to a sedentary lifestyle living off the lake. 32. Lake BaringoGreat Rift Valley 33. Lake Baringo 34. Lake Baringo 35. Lake Baringo 36. Lake Baringo 37. Lake BaringoPokot girls 38. Lake BaringoNjempsi fisherman 39. Ruko ConservancyLake Baringo 40. Samatian Island LodgeLake Baringo 41. Samatian Island LodgeLake BaringoSamatian Island is booked on an exclusivebasis, the perfect mid safari retreat.Each unique room has scenic views acrossLake Baringo to the Rift Valley beyond.Samatian Island offers guests the ultimate inrelaxation in magical surroundings.Samatian ActivitiesCanoeing and Fishing with the Njempsi localfishermenVisit to Pokot villageBush walk with Rothschilds Giraffes in RukoConservancyBoat excursions to view hippos, crocodiles,birds and the scenic beauty of the lake. 42. Samatian Island Lodge 43. Samatian Island Lodge 44. Samatian Island Lodge 45. Samatian Island Lodge 46. Samatian Island Lodge 47. Samatian Island Lodge 48. Samatian Island Lodge 49. Masai MaraWorld renowned natural wonder, kingdom of Africas big cats, spectacular scenery.The climax of this wilderness safari, 4 nights immersed in the heart of the Mara to savour thefantastic wildlife to be seen here.The Mara is the epitome of Safari, an experience to relish and leave you yearning for more. 50. Masai Mara 51. Masai MaraVast open grassy plains support large number of herbivores, from July to September, the Wildebeestmigration can be seen in the Masai Mara... 52. Masai Mara 53. Masai Mara 54. Masai Mara 55. Salas CampMasai MaraOverlooking the Sand River and Serengeti plains, Salas is an intimate and luxurious tented camp.Under canvas in the bush evokes an indescribable feeling, harking back to the original safari days ofRoosevelt, you are left wanting for nothing.This is as close to living naturally in the African Wilderness as one can get. 56. Salas Camp 57. Salas Camp 58. Salas Camp 59. Salas Camp 60. Salas Camp 61. Salas CampMasai Mara 62. The EmakokoNairobi National ParkThe Emakoko is located inNairobi National Park, only 20minutes from Nairobis domesticand international airports.An ideal location for a day room,or overnight stay in Nairobibefore connecting with yourinternational flight.Nairobi Park is one of the fewgame parks within the vicinity ofa major city.Lion, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo and awide variety of game can beviewed here.The Emakoko is an idyllic base toease back into the reality ofcivilisation after a fortnight inthe wilderness. 63. Professional Safari GuidesSafari Lifestyle Guides have an in depth knowledge ofEast Africa, and the destinations, cultures and wildlife in Nic Cahillthe region. They are certified with the Kenya ProfessionalBorn and raised inSafari Guides Association (KPSGA).KenyaSpeaks English andPrivate guides are with you throughout your safari, not Swahilionly ensuring you get the most out of your safari KPSGA Silver Levelexperiences, but also handling the travel logistics everystep of the way.The guides know the lodges and lodge managers verywell, and can work with them to ensure all aspects ofyour stay at each lodge are suited to your requirements.Andy CampbellBorn and raised inKenyaBeyond the lodges, private guides have years ofexperience in the wilderness, and are able to show youSpeaks English, Spanishand Swahilithe best of what these amazing destinations have tooffer.KPSGA Silver LevelPrivate guides are also your hosts, and will share pastexperiences with you, and give you a taste of what youcan expect on the safari ahead. 64. CuisineThe lodges and camps we visitprovide a high standard of cuisine.Most menus are set, so any dietaryrequirements, allergies,preferences, and other diet relatedrequests are organised in advance.Produce is flown in every few days,ensuring the freshest ingredients.Bush chefs are famed for thecreations that come out of theirremote kitchens. Dishes and winesserved on this safari would not beout of place in a modern cityrestaurant. 65. Game Drive VehiclesSpecialised 4x4 safari vehicles are used forgame drives at every destination.These rugged vehicles allow access to remoteareas off the beaten track.Roof hatches, cool drinks, music systems, andtwo way radios are just some of the systemsthat come in handy out on a game drive. 66. Game Drive Vehicles 67. PhotographyPhotographic opportunities that arise on safari arefrequent and impressive.If you are a photographer, familiar with yourequipment; just double check your kit andaccessories, and prepare for some outstandingscenes.For those who are less experienced, it is worthconsidering coming on safari with your owncamera.Safari is all about immersing yourself in thewilderness, which is always enhanced with a goodpair of binoculars, and for some, composingimages and video gives a richer experience. 68. Private ChartersPrivate Charters minimise the amount oftime transferring between destinations.Unlike scheduled flights, they can be bookedto suit each itinerary. Private charters arebooked on an exclusive basis. They can bebooked to fly into certain airstrips thatscheduled flights do not service.The plane we use most often is the Cessna208 Caravan, the most popular bush plane.We only use the most reputable air chartercompanies, meeting the highest safetystandards. 69. Additional Activities Helicopter flights Balloon flights Bi-plane flights Swahili Coast Safari addition 70. Travel ConsiderationsPreparing for SafariGetting ready and what to bringField Guides, Binoculars, Photography, ReadingList, Clothing and What to BringTravel InfoUseful information for travellers in EastAfricaSafety and HealthHealth, wellbeing, and safetyconsiderations 71. Further InformationWebsite, Blog, and Social NetworksWebsiteFacebookGoogle+Twitter YouTubePinterest Slideshare </p>