Lot IV: East African Safari

2 People8 Nights$26,000 Value

East Africa is a uniquely illuminating adventure. Start in Kenya at Hemingway’s Hotel, an airy, spacious plantation-style hotel. After breakfast, your personal driver will scoot you to the Wilson airport for your flight to Samburu, where you’ll be met by staff from Elephant Bedroom in the heart of a national reserve and driven to your tented home for the next three magical nights. The tents are spacious and luxurious, furnished with comfortable seating and baths with stone floors and canvas walls––with plumbing, of course! You’re near three wildlife reserves featuring ostriches, giraffes, elephants, leopards, lions and much more.

You’ll transfer to a luxury tented camp for two nights in Kenya’s big game country. Spacious en-suite tents with swimming pool and mini-spa, bordering the banks of the Mara River are home to more exotic wildlife. The main dining room and veranda are dramatic spots for meals, tea or after-dinner stargazing.

Spend two days near the Sand River on a picturesque site that replicates the heyday of the permanent tented camps of the 1920s. Furnishings mirror Hollywood movies that paid homage to the era of African adventure. The Masai Mara is the greatest natural wildlife theater in the world, perhaps most famous for its lions. All other members of the “Big Five” are also here.

On Day 9, fly back to Wilson, and head to Hemingway’s for last-minute shopping in Karen and the finale of the adventure of a lifetime.

Details: Available June 2018–June 2019. Not valid during July–September 2018, the Festive season (December 15–January 10) and Easter 2019 (April 17–24). Includes internal air transfers, private safari guide, park fees and full board accommodation on safari. Exclusions: Personal travel and health insurance, international air transportation to and from destination, visa fees, gratuities, tips and porterage, optional excursions. poetravel.com, africasafaris.com

This lot is to be auctioned Live at the Swan Ball on June 2, 2018. If you are unable to attend, you can submit an absentee bid here.

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