Cheli & Peacock Safaris

For over 30 years, Cheli & Peacock has created authentic safari experiences that reach above and beyond client expectations. Having started in 1985 as a small mobile safari company, Cheli & Peacock has grown and expanded over the years to become a leading East African tour operation and destination management company.

Cheli & Peaock Safaris as your Kenya ground handler:

WHAT WE DO

Cheli & Peacock manages all ground arrangements; from the moment one steps foot in East Africa, to the moment one departs.  We book and work with reputable upmarket properties, combined with seamless transfers and logistics.

EXPERIENCED STAFF

Cheli & Peacock Safaris has been a Kenya-based Destination Management Company (DMC) since 1985.  The senior officers in the company have been working as tour consultants for over 15 years, many with Cheli & Peacock for all of that time.  Collectively the tour consultants have over 135 years of experience!

ETHICAL BUSINESS POLICY

Cheli & Peacock always maintains an ethical business policy and a level playing field. We do not undercut other agents, considering all agents and tour operators our partners. We always encourage clients to book their safari through their own favourite travel agent.

LOYALTY

Cheli & Peacock has long-standing relationships with tour operators around the world.  We consider the tour operators that we work with our partners, and greatly value this relationship.

PROFESSIONAL AND IMPARTIAL ADVICE

Even the most experienced tour operators value our on the ground, professional and impartial advice.  We have long-established contracts with all of East Africa’s top properties.

24hr EMERGENCY BACK UP

Cheli & Peacock has 24hr emergency back-up.  A consultant is always on duty, as the duty manager, with several others on call.  The directors are also always available.

KENYA & TANZANIA

Cheli & Peacock operates up-market, exclusive and bespoke safaris for clients that still want the “real” safari experience. Over 27 years of rapturous client feedback, and support from all corners of the globe, is testament that our personalized safaris, offering the best of the best, is what a “holiday of a lifetime” is really about.

Explorer's Favorite Masai Mara, Laikipia, Amboseli

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Activities Game Drive Landscape

Day 1 – 3 Elewana Tortilis Camp

Arrive Nairobi, fly to Amboseli – 3 nights.

Famed for its long-tusked elephants, views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and hundreds of species of birds, Amboseli National park is a photographer’s heaven.

Elewana Tortilis Camp is located on the south western edge of the park, facing the mountain and overlooking its own private conservancy – Kitirua conservancy. The en-suite tents are spacious, comfortable and offer views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy game drives in open sided vehicles, exclusive access to Kitirua conservancy, guided bush walks and stunning sundowners.

Day 4 – 6 Elewana Lewa Safari Camp

Fly to Lewa Conservancy, Elewana Lewa Safari Camp – 3 nights.

Lewa is a private conservancy practicing cutting edge wildlife conservation, especially for rhinos. Visitors are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer.

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Lounge and Dining Room

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp is a small, comfortable and relaxed retreat in the heart of Lewa. Experience game drives, guided walks, bush breakfasts & sundowners, evening horse or camel rides and local cultural visits or relax by the pool soaking up the spectacular wilderness.

Day 7 – 9 Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

Fly to Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara – 3 nights.

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp is located in the heart of Mara North Conservancy, which enjoys the privacy and remoteness of only a few camps within it.

Spacious safari tents provide traditional, luxurious safari accommodation. Wildlife wanders across the plains in front of camp and at night, the roar of lions, call of the leopard and trumpeting of the elephants close by are reassurance of being at one with the wild; no fences, no boundaries.

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Tent Interior Double Bedroom

Day 10 Depart

Depart the Masai Mara on your flight to Nairobi.

Sadly, the end of your safari; other plans can be made to go to East Africa’s soft white beaches and historic coastal towns, include another safari destination, or depart for home.

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp Activities Came Trekking

Family Safari Masai Mara, Laikipia, Kenya Coast

El Karama - Main Areas - Swimming Pool

Day 1 – 3 El Karama Lodge

Arrive Nairobi. Fly to Nanyuki, road transfer to El Karama Lodge – 3 nights.

This award winning eco-lodge on 14,000 acres of private wilderness was designed, built and is operated by owners Murray and Sophie Grant.

The lodge’s safari cottages and river side tents are dotted on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River; frequented by the abundant wildlife that call El Karama home, including four of the Big 5. Designed as a ‘home-away-from-home’ the passion for family, sustainability and home grown produce is prominent throughout El Karama; from farm to fork meals enjoyed by the eco swimming pool to tailor made Kids Bush School activities and adventure fly camping, El Karama is an ideal family safari destination.

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Day 4 – 6 Mara House

Fly to Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara – 3 nights.

Beginning as a small safari cottage built by two 3rd generation families, Mara Bush Houses now provide private bush homes in the heart of the Masai Mara.

El Karama - Accommodation - Upstream Double bed

The three bedroom Mara House sits on the private Mara North Conservancy; shared by only 11 properties, the 70,000 acre conservancy is home to abundant year-round game viewing and allows guests to explore the wilderness on night game drives and guided bush walks. The perfect family home in the bush, Mara House offers extensive children’s safari activities, a shared swimming pool as well as views over the waterhole from the spacious verandah.

Day 7 – 9 Alfajiri Villas

Fly to Ukunda, Diani – 3 nights.

Alfajiri Villas provide privacy, exclusivity and luxury on Kenya’s famous Diani beach.

Alfajiri Villas Garden Villa View

Owner run and hosted, each private villa provides 24 hour service, a private swimming pool and access to the beach and warm water of the Indian Ocean. With delicious cuisine and outstanding service as their hallmarks, hosts Marica and Fabrizio plan individual daily itineraries for their clients. Enjoy the magnificent views and swim in the pool of your private villa, walk on the ten kilometre-long white sandy beach, go snorkeling on the edge of the coral reef or explore the local craft markets.

Day 10 Depart

Fly to Nairobi, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – depart.

Sadly, the end of your safari; other plans can be made to go to another East African destination, or depart for home.

Alfajiri Villas Cliff Villa Sunrise Exterior

Lavish Getaway Laikipia, Masai Mara, Kenya Coast

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Day 1 – 3 Ol Jogi, Laikipia

Arrive Nairobi, fly to Nanyuki. Road transfer to Ol Jogi – 3 nights.

Located in Laikipia in northern Kenya, Ol Jogi is a fabulous retreat on a 58,000-acre private ranch and wildlife sanctuary.

Ol Jogi Guest Cottage View - Durston Saylor

The private home of the Wildenstein family, the exclusive-use lodge is a wonderfully opulent destination set in a sanctuary with a plethora of conservation projects and great diversity of wildlife. The seven cottages are beautifully decorated, the food is sumptuous and the view is absolutely spectacular. With a range of safari activities, Ol Jogi provides adventure and exclusivity on every level.

Day 4 – 6 Cottar’s Bush Villa, Masai Mara

Road transfer to Nanyuki, fly to Masai Mara – 3 nights.

The 7,000 acre untouched Cottar’s Private Conservancy provides tranquility and an abundance of wildlife.

Cottar's Private Villa - Master Bedroom

With sweeping views over the Masai Mara and Serengeti, the exclusive private bush villa is set away from Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp. Complete with private swimming pool and dedicated staff, Cottar’s Bush Villa provides the ultimate exclusive safari experience.

Cottar's - Game Drive (7)

Day 7 – 10 Alfajiri Villas, South Coast

Fly to Diani – 4 nights.

Alfajiri Villas provide privacy, exclusivity and luxury on Kenya’s famous Diani beach.

Owner run and hosted, each private villa provides 24 hour service, a private swimming pool and access to the beach and warm water of the Indian Ocean. With delicious cuisine and outstanding service as their hallmarks, hosts Marica and Fabrizio plan individual daily itineraries for their clients. Enjoy the magnificent views and swim in the pool of your private villa, walk on the ten kilometre-long white sandy beach, go snorkeling on the edge of the coral reef or explore the local craft markets.

Alfajiri Villas Garden Villa View

Day 11 Depart

Fly to Nairobi, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – depart.

Sadly, the end of your Cheli & Peacock Safari; other plans can be made to go to East Africa’s soft white beaches and historic coastal towns, include another safari destination, or depart for home.

Serengeti Southern Secret Selous Game Reserve & Ruaha National Park

Kigelia Ruaha Game Drive

Day 1 – 3 Kigelia Ruaha, Ruaha National Park

Arrive Dar es Salaam, fly to Ruaha – 3 nights.

In the heart of Ruaha National Park, Kigelia Ruaha offers a traditional and elegant camp with exceptional game viewing.

Sand Rivers Selous Activities Boat Safari 1

A rustic bush retreat, the camps’ tented rooms all have outdoor showers and open out onto the Ruaha plains.

Day 4 – 6 Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve

Fly to Selous – 3 nights.

Sand Rivers Selous is in a stunning location on the banks of the Rufiji river in the vast Selous Game Reserve. The stone and thatch cottages, raised on decks and open-fronted, overlook the river.

Sand Rivers Selous Lounge Interior

Enjoy game driving in the open-sided 4×4 vehicles, go on a walking safari or a boat safari down the Rufiji River – a wonderful contrast to game viewing from a vehicle.

Day 7 Depart

Fly to Dar es Salaam – depart.

Sadly, the end of your safari; other plans can be made to go to East Africa’s soft white beaches and historic coastal towns, include another safari destination, or depart for home.

Sand Rivers Selous Aerial Rufiji River

Serengeti Southern Secret Selous Game Reserve & Ruaha National Park

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Day 1 – 2 Elewana Tarangire Treetops

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, road transfer to Arusha.

Fly to Kuro, Elewana Tarangire Treetops – 2 nights.

On the edge of Tarangire National Park, Elewana Tarangire Treetops’ unique location in Randilen private conservancy allows for night game drives, game walks and sundowners.

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Access to both Tarangire National Park and Randilen provides the best Tarangire experience. Elewana Tarangire Treetops’ spacious open-faced rooms are built in the treetops with magnificent views over the Tarangire plains. The lodge is built around one of the 1,000 year old Baobab trees famous to Tarangire.

Day 3 – 4 Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Road transfer to Ngorongoro – 2 nights.

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro lies hidden in a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate close to Ngorongoro crater.

With a feel reminiscent of the luxury hotels of a golden era, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro has an excellent restaurant, snooker room and manicured gardens. The luxurious and spacious cottages are furnished with plush decor, fireplaces and elegant bathrooms.  Enjoy a walk or horse ride through the coffee plantations, take a coffee tour and learn about the process of coffee farming or simply relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquil environment in the highlands.

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Day 4 Full day in Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 is a geological spectacle – a 260 square kilometre caldera which was formed three million years ago when a giant active volcano exploded. The mineral rich pastures of the largely flat crater floor have turned this into a wildlife haven.

Day 5 – 7 Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Fly to Serengeti – 3 nights.

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp sits in a stunning location on the side of the Olgarabosho Hills overlooking the Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the plains of the Serengeti.

Serengeti Migration Camp - Game Drive Elephant (c) Silverless

The original lounge was built by the famous conservationist and wildlife filmmaker Alan Root as his Serengeti base. In a secluded corner of the Serengeti, the camp provides excellent access to the Southern Serengeti wildebeest migration.

This itinerary includes Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp over the wildebeest calving season from November – May.

Day 5 – 7 Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

Fly to Serengeti – 3 nights.

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is ideally located in a secluded area overlooking the Grumeti River with undisturbed game driving and easy access to Northern Serengeti and the Mara River.

Serengeti Migration Camp - Guest Tent Interior 2

With views across the river to the rugged landscape, the camps’ elevated tents are surrounded by a 360° deck, creating your own private sanctuary.

This itinerary includes Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp from July – October.

Day 8 Departure

Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, depart.

Sadly, the end of your safari; other plans can be made to go to East Africa’s soft white beaches and historic coastal towns, include another safari destination, or depart for home.

Serengeti Migration Camp - Guided Bush Walk Grumeti River (c) Silverless

Mount Kilimanjaro Conquest Mount Kilimanjaro

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Day 1 & 8 Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport,transfer to Rivertrees Country Inn – 1 night.

Rivertrees Country Inn looks out toward Mt. Kilimanjaro and is perfectly situated for exploring the mountain.

A charming country estate that was once a coffee farm, the Inn still retains the nostalgic air of a well loved homestead on a 10 acre natural extension of Mt. Meru’s foothills. Rustic cottages are dotted along the river and in thickets of tall trees, while lush lawns and birdsong make for a peaceful and picturesque setting.

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Day 2 – 7 Mount Kilimanjaro – The Machame Route

Machame Route 6 nights.

This is a 7 day Kilimanjaro hike starting at Machame gate, ascending through afromontane forest and then into the heath zone and on to the edge of the remnants of the Shira volcano.

The route then circumnavigates the main peak, Kibo, passing some spectacular features such as giant steps and glacial valleys. The final ascent is from Barafu camp – a night time ascent to Uhuru Peak via Stella Point. The descent is via the Mweka route.

Cheli & Peacock Safaris Mount Kilimanjaro Conquest 1

Day 9 Depart

Sadly, the end of your Cheli & Peacock Safari; other plans can be made to go to East Africa’s soft white beaches and historic coastal towns, include another safari destination, or depart for home.

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