The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Nairobi . Lewa Downs Conservancy . Masai Mara
10 day / 9 night locally escorted safari
From $8959 per person based on double occupancy

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Kenya > Lewa Wildlife Conservation > Masai Mara > Nairobi

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10 Days, 9 Nights

Beryl Markham’s memoir West with the Night reads like fiction, so fantastic are her exploits. The first person to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic from east to west, Beryl was also a highly successful race horse breeder and trainer. Ernest Hemingway marveled that Beryl ‘writes rings around all who consider ourselves writers’.  As well as being a bush pilot, friend of Karen Blixen, and Denys Finch-Hutton’s lover, Beryl was at one time the most successful horse trainer in Kenya, a feat never before accomplished by a young woman.

This vacation combines Beryl’s two great passions – flying and horses. After a night in Nairobi, guests will fly to Lewa Conservancy and set off on a camelback and walking safari. After a day of magnificent game viewing, guests will relax with sundowners cocktails as their tents and open air showers are set up, and a sumptuous meal prepared. After 2 nights in the wild, return to Lewa Wilderness Lodge to experience the warm hospitality of the Craig family, who have lived here since 1922, and the elegant comfort of the lodge. Game viewing will by vehicle, and a memorable biplane flight over Lewa Conservancy will become the highlight of the visit. Horseriding is included in your stay. Beryl and Karen Blixen were friends and rivals in real life so it is only fitting that the vacation ends with 3 nights of unparalleled game viewing at Karen Blixen Camp in the magnificent Masai Mara. As you sit by the river watching hippos wade and elephants wallow, perhaps you’ll raise your glass of gin and tonic to this magnificent and courageous colonial woman.

Highlights

  • Guided camelback safari and game viewing
  • Horseriding
  • Biplane flight
  • Game drives in Lewa Conservancy
  • Game drives in Masai Mara
  • Optional hot air balloon safari

Inclusions

  • Nairobi International Airport Meet and Greet service
  • All transfers
  • 1 night Nairobi hotel, including breakfast
  • Flight Wilson Airport to Lewa Downs
  • 3 nights (1 per/2 post guided camping safari) Lewa Wilderness Lodge, including meals, game drives and horse riding
  • 2 nights Lewa Wilderness guided camping safari on camel back, including meals
  • Biplane flight over Lewa Conservancy
  • Flight Lewa Downs to Mara
  • 3 nights Karen Blixen Camp, Masai Mara including meals and game drives
  • Flight Masai Mara to Wilson Airport
  • Transfer to Nairobi International Airport

 

Based on departures September 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $10,459

 

Based on departures October 1, 2019 - Npvember 30, 2019
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $9,859

 

Based on departures December 1, 2019 - December 15, 2019
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $9,859

 

Based on departures December 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $10,459

 

Based on departures January 6, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $9,299

 

Based on departures April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2019
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $8,959

 

Based on departures July 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Price per person from  
Double occupancy  $10,139

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge

Dates

Departs daily, year round.

Price

From $8959 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices are current at time of posting (4/17/19) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40, WA ID 601684531, LA-1282498.

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Itinerary

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be transferred to your accommodation. Rest of day at leisure.

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Day 2: Lewa Downs

You will be transferred to Wilson domestic airport for your flight to Lewa Downs and for your overnight stay Lewa Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy and evening game drive. (B, L, D).

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Days 3 & 4: Lewa Downs camping safari

Spend two days camping out and game viewing on horseback to experience Kenya as the colonial settlers did. Your trip will be completely outfitted, all you have to do is ride and enjoy magnificent wildlife sightings in the company of your experienced guides. (B,L,D)

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Days 5 & 6: Lewa Downs

After your camping experience, you will spend two nights in the comfort of Lewa Wilderness Lodge, where your game viewing will be from a vehicle or horseback. (B,L,D)

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Day 7: Masai Mara

Fly to the legendary Masai Mara for 3 nights at Karen Blixen Camp, ideally located on a river where elephants come to wallow and drink, and in which hippos spend their days. (B,L,D)

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Days 8 and 9: Masai Mara

Enjoy Masai Mara game drives and riverside game viewing at Karen Blixen Camp. Enjoy the Karen Blixen memoribilia and visits to the local community school. An optional hot air balloon safari is recommended. (B,L,D)

The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

Day 10: Depart

You will be transferred to the Masai Mara airstrip for your flight to Wilson and road transfer to Nairobi International Airport. (B)

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The ‘Beryl Markham’ - Kenyan aviatrix and horsewoman extraordinaire

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Lewa Wildlife Conservation
Masai Mara
Nairobi

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