March 2021 Big Elephant Magic Kenya (Code BEMK321)

Nairobi, Kenya

Arte for Elephants
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13 reviews
Mar 20 - 28, 2021
Group size: 8 - 14
March 2021 Big Elephant Magic Kenya (Code BEMK321)
Nairobi, Kenya

Arte for Elephants
  • Facebook verified
13 reviews

Mar 20 - 28, 2021
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip

Adventure to the cradle of the world


 Birthplace of mankind, huge, sprawling, complicated, mystical, breathtaking and vanishing. There is something about this amazing continent that gets into your blood,

inspiring poets and adventure seekers throughout the ages.

Home to magnificent species, from brilliant birds to giraffe and elephants. Where gazelle, lion and hyena storm and stalk in a dance that has existed since the dawn of time. Where the sunsets glow as no where else on earth. Join Arte for Elephants for this once in a lifetime, small group experience to the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara.

"I never knew a morning in Africa where I did not wake up happy". Hemingway

What’s included

  • 3 nights Nairobi
    Centrally Located Lodge
  • Airport Pick Up/Drop off
    Arrivals/Departure Transfers (*exception- at the conclusion of the extension/AFE will include transfers EITHER to Airport or Hotel in Nairobi- if hotel, guest will be responsible for their transfer)
  • 5 Nights Tented Camp
    Masai Mara National park
  • Game Drives
    Photographic Safari
  • National Park Fees
  • Masai Village Visit
  • All Meals per itinerary
    Vegetarian/Vegan accommodated
  • Non Alcoholic Drinks
  • Elephant Orphanage Visit
    Nairobi Sheldrick Trust
  • Giraffe Sanctuary Visit
  • Nairobi Sight Seeing
  • Safari Art Projects (2)
  • Much More
  • International Air Travel
  • Domestic Air Travel
  • Kenya Visa
    Required for US Citizens entering Kenya
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Personal Items
  • Additional nights
    not listed on itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
    Required (Medical + Cancellation)
  • Internet Fees Roaming
  • Laundry
    Available with advance notice

Available options

Hot Air Balloon Ride
Realm of Elephants Extension
Single Room Supplement


Day 1 JAMBO (Welcome)
Airport Pick Up Welcome Feast

You will be picked up at the airport or your downtown hotel, and transferred via air conditioned mini-van, to your garden view room at the Osoita Lodge on the outskirts of bustling Nairobi.  Go for a dip in the pool, nap, enjoy lunch at your leisure.  

At 5 PM Our Welcome Feast Commences! We will meet our fellow travelers & receive our welcome "Big Elephant Magic Art Backpacks"! 

Soul Purpose- Kickstarter Session  (D)

Your Organizer

Arte for Elephants
13 reviews
Greetings! My name is Thyra Rutter, I am and Artist and Founder of Arte for Elephants- a for profit venture that sells my artwork and my husband's photography, to raise money to rescue abused elephants! We host creative retreats around the world and help people explore amazing natural spaces, enjoy ethical, humane experiences, nurture their creativity and discover ways to be a Force for Good in their world! We welcome you! Find out more at


Once again an amazing retreat with Arte for Elephants! This trip was so much more than I had imagined, seeing beautiful Kenya and all the animals was a dream come true. I loved visiting the Karen Blixen museum, seeing the baby elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Rothschild giraffes at Giraffe Center and last but not least : Masai Mara and Amboseli. I will cherish this experience in my heart for ever. Thank you Thyra and David.. and our amazing group! Until we meet again! Asante Sana!
By Sanna N for JANURY Big Elephant Magic- Kenya- Safari Magic! on 29 Jan, 2020
The most amazing experience, exceeded every expectation. The people were wonderful. No words can capture the phenomenal experience I had on this trip. Thank you Thyra and David! If you are up for an adventure of a life time, this is the trip to take.
By Stefani D for JANURY Big Elephant Magic- Kenya- Safari Magic! on 27 Jan, 2020
What an experience this trip was. I went into it not knowing the ins/outs of the trip. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. That said, I'm eternally grateful for the experience... just wish I were 10 years younger! The only thing that was extremely difficult was the accommodation at the Bed & Breakfast in Nairobi. The accommodations were straight up a hill, with no one available to carry suitcases when we arrived late at night. Since the altitude is over a mile high, and not being adjusted to this that experience was daunting at best. I would give the B & B a 4 out of 10. If you are younger, no problem. If you are older, beware. Be prepared for a lot of bouncing as the roads in the Masai Mara are deeply rutted. One of the Masai guides was the most knowledgeable guys in the Mara. He seems to know every inch of the place and takes you "off road" a lot. The best moments I had were with him when he took us to a pride of lionesses (2 nursing their cubs) and we got to follow them down a road as they left their resting place and wandered down the road, us racing to be in front of them! What Photos! Glad I went. Thanks Thyra and David! great hosts...
By Sali (Sally) W for JANURY Big Elephant Magic- Kenya- Safari Magic! on 27 Jan, 2020
Everything was great. An amazing experience. Beautiful, typical and comfortable accomodations. Nice group. Breathtaking sceneries. Stunning and numerous animals. Etc. But this couldn't have been such a unique experience without all the Massai guides (and friends now) during the game drives in Massai Mara and above all the perfect organization and the personal assistance by Thyra and David Rutter who made us feel like the best group they ever had. It was really really worth the (for me big amount of) money I spent. It was a dream come true. Even better than everything I had imagined. I wish I could repeat this experience !!!!!
By Florence L for JANURY Big Elephant Magic- Kenya- Safari Magic! on 27 Jan, 2020
Wonderful trip, great mix of people, so well organized. Would go again in a heart beat! Thank you for one of the best experiences of my life!
By Jeanette H for JANURY Big Elephant Magic- Kenya- Safari Magic! on 24 Jan, 2020
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