I promise, this blog won't keep you long. The soul purpose of it is to show you what we got to experience on my recent adventure.
The two guests I hosted on this privately guided safari had joined us in the Masai Mara last year. What a great couple! When they reached out to plan this celebratory trip for them; 38th wedding anniversary that is, I was so delighted.
Due to the special occasion, they went big!
First they spent a few nights at Giraffe Manor before heading off to the coast to enjoy some island life in Zanzibar. Thereafter, I met them in Nairobi and our private safari had started.
Our first home away from home was Elephant Bedroom, Samburu National Reserve. This tranquil little camp is set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees. This exclusive camp has 12 luxury tents. All furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury Camp.
The lounge and dining area offer vibrant safari colors. Scattered oil paintings, soft intimate lighting creating a relaxed environment. Huge herds of elephant, prides of lion or the solitary leopard amongst other game are regular visitors in and around camp providing excellent game viewing in spectacular scenic background of rugged rolling hills.
Dining is a culinary experience. An al-fresco breakfast, 3 course lunch. A 4 course candle-lit gourmet dinner set either under the African sky or inside the well appointed dining area.
After a memorable 3 nights in Samburu, we made our way to one of my favorite parks in Africa - Amboseli National Park.
Finding reasons as to why I love this place so very much is pretty impossible. One would think it'll be an easy task, but it's far from. It might be because it is so difficult to articulate how breathtaking the park's natural beauty is. You will constantly be in awe regardless as to the direction you look in while in the Amboseli. I suppose it will only be truly understood once experienced.
Now with that said, spending 4 nights at Elewana Tortilis Camp was definitely a highlight of my recent adventure.
The Amboseli is best known for its unrivaled views of Kilimanjaro and its elephants. The park is home to over 1500 elephants and a visit here will give you the opportunity to spend time with some of the largest herds in Africa.
Elewana Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree Acacia Tortilis, a sight synonymous with East Africa. It is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals are enjoyed both inside the park, and within a private 30,000-acre game where Tortilis Camp is located.
Accommodations are designed with comfort in mind, with king or twin beds and elegant en-suite bathrooms. Exclusive accommodations are available in the luxurious Private House and Family Tent, set separately to the main camp, each enjoying access to a shared private pool and stunning views to Kilimanjaro.
Elewana Tortilis Camp has a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs, and enjoying magnificent views of Kilimanjaro.
If the images seen above are not describing my recent adventure well enough, please know that I will happily set up a call and explain just how incredible these two destinations are.
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Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife & African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid ,o,emts, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown & smell of home; "This Is Africa"!
This I'd love to share with you one day soon!