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Experience the greatest wildlife show on earth on a safari

If you have a passion for unique travel experiences, intriguing natural settings and exotic wildlife, consider a safari. Adelman’s Marsha Craig recently returned from an exciting 10-day safari trip to Kenya. Marsha spent the first two nights of her adventure in Nairobi to get acclimated and to see some of the surrounding area. She stayed at the Fairmont Norfolk, which is one of the area’s oldest hotels having been built in 1904.  The iconic Norfolk blends an alluring old-world charm with contemporary elegance. This historic hotel is gated and provides thorough security. Marsha enjoyed the hotel’s inner courtyard, which was filled with flowers and trees.  While in Nairobi, she visited Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage. Marsha got to hand-feed the giraffes at the Giraffe Center and found the speaker at the Elephant Orphanage to be very interesting.

Marsha feeds a giraffe

Upon leaving Nairobi, Marsha journeyed to the Mount Kenya Safari Club, which is also a Fairmont property.  She enjoyed visiting the animal orphanage and learned about their breeding program. “The game wardens gave us a very informative tour,” Marsha said.  The grounds of the Mount Kenya Safari Club offer beautiful scenery, a garden maze, a fishing pond stocked with Tilapia and special bird feedings. “This was a great time to get pictures of the huge storks, ducks and other fowl,” Marsha said.  

Fishing pond and maze at the Mount Kenya Safari Club
Inside Marsha’s tent at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club

The highlight of Marsha’s trip was at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. Located on the Mara River, the Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers 50 well-equipped tent accommodations that overlook hippos soaking in the waters below.  According to Marsha, “There are hundreds of hippos in this river and they would wake us up in the morning with the noise they made.”

A crash of hippos can be seen from the deck of the guest tents

During her stay at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Marsha took six safari drives, three in the early morning and three in the evening. “We saw something new and incredible on each drive,” she said. “We had the same driver for all six of our game drives. He was very knowledgeable – almost like a living encyclopedia.” Marsha also took a side trip to a Maasai village to experience local life and purchase souvenirs.

One of the locals shows Marsh their corral made of sticks where they herd the cattle every night for protection.

“I loved everything about our trip, but the best parts were the game drives and learning about the animals and how they have adapted to their environment,” said Marsha.  “This trip exceeded my expectations and my expectations were already pretty high.”

If you would like to learn more about taking an African safari, please give Marsha or any of our experienced vacations advisors a call at 800-749-7116, or visit our website at www.adelmanvacations.com.

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