Kenya: Safari and Gems!
Jul
9
to Jul 19

Kenya: Safari and Gems!

Journey at a glance: Kenya for The 2019 Nairobi Gem & Jewelry Fair

Journey at a glance: 

- July 9-19 (arrive in Nairobi July 10, return the 19th)

- July 10-13 Nairobi Gem Fair/cultural excusions (TBD). Three night stay at Southern Sun Mayfair

- July 13-15 visit AWEIK mines in Taita, meet miners and enjoy a safari "game" drive in southern Kenya. Two nights at Sarova Salt Lick

- July 15-18 travel north to Samburu, stay at Elephant Watch Camp for an experience of a lifetime! Encounter elephant families up close, introductions to save the elephants, researchers and conservationists.

- Morning of July 18, depart Samburu. Enjoy lunch and shopping at The Tin Roof & Visit The Daphne Sheldrick Baby Elephant Orphanage. Depart Nairobi on late evening flight to US, arrive home July 19.

Trip Description

    Join the Nomad Jeweler on a 10 day journey. We will start with a three night stay at Southern Sun Mayfair in Nairobi for the Gem + Jewellery Fair 2019: Responsible Sourcing of minerals, precious stones and metals in Africa. During our two days in Nairobi we will also venture out on mini cultural excursions and enjoy local food.  

    From Nairobi we will travel south by "first class" train to Taita to meet with the women miners of AWEIK (the Association of Women in Energy and Extractives in Kenya) and visit the mines. During our two night stay in Taita Sarova Salt Lick we will also go on safari through Tsavo National Park. Note, we will be visiting during the "migration" season, making it the prime time to visit. Kenya has long been known as the land of "big game" where big cats and mammals roam free in their natural surroundings.

    As if that's not enough, we will then take a private charter flight to Samburu and stay three nights at Elephant Watch Camp. This will truly be a unique experience that many who visit Kenya never get. While Samburu is less visited than most game parks, for those who know, it is among Kenya's most treasured wilderness areas hosting a mix of wildlife including rare and endangered species. CNN travel recently ranked Samburu as number two in the article, "25 of the most beautiful places around the world"! At Elephant Watch Camp they believe elephants are incredibly special and are determined to find ways to protect and secure their future in our rapidly changing world. In addition to visiting save the elephants, we will have opportunity to meet with researchers and conservationists, visit near by villages, meet local Samburu families, learn more about their culture, and much, much more!!

    Our final day in Kenya will be July 18. We will fly from Samburu back to Nairobi in the morning, enjoy a lovely day with lunch and shopping at the Tin Roof and depart on a late evening flight back to the US. There will be a photographer traveling with us to document our journey so that you can fully enjoy every moment and share your experience with your family, friends and clients.

Single Room: $8,500
Shared Room: $8,300

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