Cheli & Peacock have partnered with Zeiss to offer clients one of the finest safari essentials: a pair of Conquest HD 8×42 binoculars, worth over US$ 1,000. This offer valid for any couple who book a safari at the following C&P Portfolio properties in Kenya:
Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp
Combine all this with retro images from Out of Africa and a Hemingway novel, to visualise one of the original safari outfitters still hosting guests in the Mara: Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp. The Cottar family began guiding safaris in the pioneer days for Hemingway and Johnson. Cottars camp is still a beacon for style-conscious wildlife seekers, in a pristine concession bordering Tanzania’s Serengeti and Loliondo reserves. Professionally guided bush walks with excellent guides, game drives in open safari vehicles are Cottars’ hallmark.
Styled with authentic artefacts, antiques and photo albums, the camp discreetly offers modern service, making guests comfortably at-home in its history: vast white tents with ensuite bathrooms, shaded by Acacia trees, views across plains.
Elephant Pepper Camp
At night the stars shine out, undimmed by harsh lighting and guests are cosseted with traditional and modern comforts: a camp fire at night, and cosy duvets in bed, listening to the night sounds of lion, leopard, hyena foraging and hunting within meters of camp.
Personal wake up calls, tea, fresh-baked biscuits ease guests out for early morning game drives or bush walks across the conservancy with experienced guides and rangers. Blankets warm the night game drives back to camp after sundowners in the bush. Delicious Northern Italian cuisine, fresh baking and sensational salads complete the rustic luxury sensation.
Visitors get the whole place to themselves: all 870 km2 of it, including a thriving rhino sanctuary inside the Park. Famous for large elephant herds, lion and birdlife, and more diversity of animal species than any park in East Africa; Meru is also the only National Park to permit ranger-guided bush walks. Other activities include fishing in the streams, game drives to Kora and Bisanadi National Reserves, and night game drives back to camp.
Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. Each cottage is crafted round the rocks, with a large bedroom, open sitting room, veranda, rock-hewn bathroom, and breathtaking views.
The waterhole in front of camp is a magnet for Shaba’s elephant herds, buffalo and waterbuck, as well as the rare Northern endemics: oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra and lesser kudu. Lion, leopard and cheetah are regular visitors to the area and the birdlife is extraordinarily varied and noisy.
Joys Camp, named after author and early conservationist, Joy Adamson, was where she released her beloved leopard, Penny, their story immortalised in Joy’s last book: Queen of Shaba. These and other memories of an extraordinary life are preserved in a small museum here.
Joy’s is a stylish oasis, nomadic Boran tribal detail combines with modern safari chic: cool, white tented-bedrooms looking out over sumptuous views.
By day guests explore forest trails and crystal clear mountain streams, and local Samburu guides share their knowledge of the abundant hardwood trees, cycads, orchids, birds and butterflies. At night the atmosphere is magical, when the glade is lit for guests to watch the cautious trail of nocturnal visitors Melanistic (black-coated) leopard, elephant, bushbuck, and buffalo coming to drink and hunt by the river.
Kitich is a wonderfully remote, private camp in a forest glade on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountains. With only 6 tents spaced out under a dense tree canopy, overlooking the Ngeng River, this camp is a low-key classic, offering oldfashioned safari comforts: soft fresh linen, comfortable double beds, iced drinks and gracious dining.
Lewa Safari Camp
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a prolific wildlife conservancy sprawling over the Laikipia plains. Popular with celebrities, conservationists, writers and photographers, Lewa hit the headlines with tales of Royal romance.
Underpinning the glamour is a serious mission: Lewa pioneered pragmatic conservation in the 1970’s, developing a world renowned successful rhino conservation habitat. Wildlife viewing is spectacular here: lion, leopard, jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey. It is home to the world’s largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra and its range of habitats attract rare species such as Beisa oryx and prolific birdlife.
Lewa Safari Camp is an integral part of the conservancy. Large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms; cozy log fires in the sitting room. This is a unique retreat, offering privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness.
Set away from the lodge are Loisaba House and Loisaba Cottage, both offering the ultimate getaway, privately guided and booked on an exclusive use basis: fully staffed, superbly designed and furnished, with private pools. For even more adventure you can sleep on ‘Star Beds’, under the open African sky, overlooking the great Ewaso Nyiro river or the Kiboko waterhole – Comfort, views, delicious fresh food and private Africa are key ingredients of Loisaba.
A private wilderness of over 60,000 acres, and important elephant migratory corridor, this is one of the best locations for watching wild dog, and other predators such as cheetah, leopard and lion.
Activities range from horse riding to mountain biking, guided bush walks and game drives, quad biking to river rafting, to camel trekking with Samburu guides and their pack camels.
Amboseli opens your eyes to Africa’s vast space: a photographer’s paradise. Famous for over 1000 elephants, also lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal hunt the prolific plains game; around camp the Acacia Tortilis forest is host to many bird species and literally thousands of weaver nests hang above the tents adding a rousing dawn chorus into the mix.
Winner of British Airways’ prestigious eco-tourism award, Tortilis pioneered low impact, high comfort tourism. Guests have access to a private 30,000 acre conservancy facing the mountain; and can enjoy walks with experienced Masai guides, bush breakfasts and sundowners. Tortilis is famous for Northern Italian cuisine based on original family recipes.