Special behind-the-scenes Wildlife Safari: Join Rangers & Conservationists.

Unique Elephant Conservation Safari

10 Days on an exclusive Safari in Kenya.
Help protect elephants & conserve their habitat.

Highlights:

See all the wildlife AND enjoy behind-the-scenes activities on this special conservation safari:

  • Conservation Special – Hosted by Conservation Pilot Keith Hellyer, with exclusive access to elephant conservation projects in Tsavo & Amboseli.
  • Meet & join the Wildlife Rangers from Discovery Channel’s Ivory Wars on a walk to learn about what they do on an anti-poaching patrol.
  • Take a patrol flight with Keith over Tsavo sanctuary in the “Eye in the Sky” anti-poaching gyro-copter.
  • Visit Cynthia Moss’s Elephant Research Camp in Amboseli, meet the team and hear the latest on elephant conservation.
  • Meet tribal elders & Maasai people from the communities & talk with them, with a local translator.

You’ll still enjoy all the benefits of our ‘normal’ wildlife safaris:

  • See the Big 5 and iconic African wildlife; lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, hippo & more. Search for leopard, cheetah & critically endangered black rhino.
  • Discover the wilderness on bush walks, boat safari & game drives.
  • Stay in authentic, comfortable safari camps & a bush home, and enjoy cuisine catering to carnivores & vegans alike.
  • Intimate experience with only 12 guests on safari, all with window seats in our special 4×4 safari vehicles.

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Your Safari in Pictures

Lone elephant walks on the plains below Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Quick Info

  • Only 2 dates in 2017:
    5-14 March  &  4-13 June.
  • 10 day exclusive safari.
  • Intimate experience: only 12 guests.
  • Hosted by Conservation Pilot Keith Hellyer.
  • Safari in 4×4 vehicle, on foot & by boat.
  • Take an anti-poaching flight & join Wildlife Rangers on patrol.
  • Luxury lodges, authentic safari camps & a unique bush home.
  • Discover Amboseli, Tsavo, Mt Kilimanjaro foothills.
  • Includes almost everything! (see below for more details).
  • Directly supporting the places & people you visit.
  • US$ 6295 pp sharing
    WITH PROMO CODE only $5,995
    from participating partners

Your Host

Keith Hellyer is a passionate conservationist, explorer and trained safari guide, who has dedicated his life to protecting wildlife.

Born in Canada & raised on British Colombia’s Vancouver Island he is now part of the Wildlife Works conservation team and conducts aerial surveillance for the Elephant Protection Trust in Kenya. Using his gyrocopter, he works with the 85+ strong ranger ground force to combat poaching and the illegal charcoal trade.

More on Keith

Keith Hellyer investigates a poaching incident

Keith Hellyer investigates a poaching incident

Prior to being a pilot for conservation, Keith  worked for eight years in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, setting up wildlife protection programs and also guiding clients at the famous Cottars Safari Camp. He is also an experienced ocean kayak guide, and was part of the expedition to raft the White Nile through South Sudan in 2011.

Keith looks forward to welcoming you on this special conservation safari and sharing his day-to-day insights into the latest efforts for conservation and talking about life in the African bush.

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Relax & unwind by the Indian Ocean this afternoon.

Special welcome dinner hosted by Keith Hellyer. Keith is part of the Elephant Protection Trust anti-poaching team and flies the “Eye in the Sky” gyrocopter, patrolling the community lands of Tsavo Conservancy, an important Elephant migration corridor.

Accommodation: Mombasa Serena Hotel & Spa.

Go behind-the-scenes of conservation in action. Meet the conservationists and anti-poaching teams protecting this vast 100,000 hectare wilderness. This is an important elephant migration route and the rangers are on 24/7 patrols. Animal Planet’s Ivory Wars was filmed here and you get to learn first hand the day-to-day challenges.

Experience the anti-poaching efforts – take a gyrocopter patrol flight, and join the Wildlife Rangers on a foot patrol & learn how they track animals. Discover wildlife on game drives & around water holes.

Accommodation: Ndovu Bush Home.

Meet the Wildlife Warden from Lumo, a 46,000 hectare / 114,000 acre community conservancy made up of lands belonging to four tribes. Game drive in search of lion, leopard, jackals, zebra, giraffe, impala, eland and more. Nature walk to learn the art of tracking. Enjoy bush breakfast & bush sundowners.

Picnic breakfast on the shores of Lake Jipe, boat safari in search of swimming elephants, picnic lunch by a dam frequented by elephants. Game drive in Tsavo West’s ‘Little Serengeti’ and enjoy the solitude while looking out for cheetah. Night game drive in Lumo; enjoy the stars and search for nocturnal wildlife.

Accommodation: Leopard’s Lair Camp.

Discover Tsavo West National Park & its rolling volcanic hills & spring-fed oases. Time permitting, explore Mzima springs, climb Chiamu Crater & see the spectacular Shetani lava flow.

This afternoon venture into the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary in search of critically endangered black rhino. It is now a rare privilege to see these animals in the wild in Africa.

Accommodation: Kilaguni Safari Lodge.

Explore Amboseli’s acacia woodland, savannas and swamps fed by underground rivers coming off Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is famous for its rich & profuse wildlife & large elephant herds.

Special visit to Cynthia Moss’s Amboseli Elephant Trust research camp, and listen to a resident researcher talk about Elephant protection.

Staying in a Maasai community conservancy at Elerai, you are helping to protect the critical Kitenden wildlife migration corridor linking Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve to Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. Option to visit the local Elerai Maasai Community.

Accommodation: Satao Elerai Camp.

A final morning to watch the sunrise light-up Kilimanjaro & a walk through the conservancy. Or simply relax and see what wildlife comes by.

If you are extending your trip & visiting Masai Mara we will transfer you to the local airstrip, otherwise onward to our prefered hotel near Nairobi & the airport for your international flight home.

Accommodation: Ole Sereni Hotel (day room), or a choice of Masai Mara Camps.

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