• African leopard, Kenya

Itinerary Summary

Duration
10 Days
Price
£13830
When
Year-Round
Destination
Kenya
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
10 Days £13830 Year-Round Kenya Tailor-Made
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Ultimate Kenya Safari

Experience the best of Kenya in style on this indulgent safari, combining an array of African wildlife with sumptuous accommodations in three of the country's most impressive reserves.

Kenya has no shortage of wildife reserves and safari accommodation to choose from, but for this itinerary we've put together the best of the best to create the ultimate Kenya safari. By embarking on this trip you'll witness the vertiginous vistas of the Chyulu Hills, learn about the conservation successes of the Lewa Conservancy, and spend time in the private Naboisho Conservancy, the latter of which offers an exclusive alternative to the bustling Masai Mara. These wildlife-rich areas are home to many of Africa's most iconic animals, from lion, leopard and cheetah to elephant, rhino and buffalo. Combine these sightings with top-quality guiding and a selection of sumptuous camps, lodges and hotels for a Kenyan safari experience like no other.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Savour incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro whilst staying at the exclusive ol Donyo Lodge.
  • Explore the Chyulu Hills on horseback or mountain bike for an alternative safari experience.
  • Spend time on the Lewa Conservancy, the site of one of Africa's biggest rhino conservation success stories.
  • Go in search of the 'Northern Five' species: reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx, gerenuk and Somali ostrich
  • Stay in one of the most exclusive camps in the Mara with just five tents.
  • Explore the private Naboisho Conservancy and escape the crowds of the Masai Mara Reserve.

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A luxurious 11-day sojourn featuring Kenya's safari highlights 
from $17,633 per person sharing, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi - Hemingways

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by one of our representatives who will drive you to Hemingways. You will spend the night here before embarking on your Kenyan safari in the morning.

Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 2

Nairobi - ol Donyo Lodge

This morning you will be met and driven to Nairobi Wilson Airport in time for your light aircraft flight to the Mbirikani Group Ranch, a 275,000-acre private reserve that borders the Chyulu Hills. It is here that you will find your first safari accommodation of the trip: ol Donyo Lodge. The lodge is located in a stunningly beautiful area that is incredibly diverse, offering exclusivity away from the busier Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. There is more of a wilderness feel here at Mbirikani and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro are often available. Few other lodges in Africa offer such a wide range of experiences in such a private setting. Settle in, enjoy lunch and then head out on an afternoon game drive to enjoy a sundowner with splendid views.

Overnight: Ol Donyo Lodge (B, L, D)

Days 3-4

On safari at ol Donyo Lodge

The beauty of a stay at ol Donyo, besides the beautiful accommodation and stunning setting, comes in the diversity of activities which are available. The private nature of the reserve means that both day and night drives are offered along with walking safaris. For those wanting a more unique safari experience we recommend a mountain biking or horse riding safari which will allow you to have an exhilirating experience on the plains. Horse riding safaris are particularly great as the smell of the horse masks your presence, allowing you closer encounters with wildlife, especially the giraffe and zebra. Whilst on drives you have good chances of seeing big tusker elephants, lion, cheetah and plenty of plains game. You can also meet the Maasai community who own the reserve, learning more about how they benefit from the reserve as well as the impressive conservation efforts underway here. If you prefer to spend an afternoon around the lodge, there is a hide where you can enjoy wildlife, particularly elephants coming to the waterhole to drink.

Overnight: Ol Donyo Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5

ol Donyo - Nairobi - Lewa

There may be time for a final safari activity this morning before you are transferred to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to the Lewa Downs via Nairobi. Upon landing into the Lewa Airstrip you will be met by your guide and game driven to Sirikoi. On arrival at the lodge you will be introduced to the staff and receive an orientation before being shown to your room. Time permitting, you will be able to enjoy your first game drive this afternoon.

Overnight: Sirikoi Lodge (B, L, D)

Days 6-7

On safari at Sirikoi

During your time at Sirikoi you will be able to enjoy twice-daily safari activities. Choose from morning, evening and night drives which allow you to explore the reaches of the conservancy and view the wildlife that is found here, including the black and white rhino population, elephant, leopard, and cheetah (which can be found hunting on the expansive plains). Besides game drives you can enjoy walking safaris which allow you to experience the intricacies of the bush, or take a visit to one of the hides on the reserve to observe passing wildlife. Lewa is also home to the 'northern five', a collection of unique species only found in this part of Kenya: the reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, long-necked gerenuk and Grevy's zebra. Whilst staying at Sirikoi it is also possible to enjoy horse riding safaris, quad bike safaris and helicopter excursions (additional costs apply).

Overnight: Sirikoi Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8

Lewa - Mara

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be game driven to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to the Mara. Upon landing you will be met by your guide who will game drive you to Mara Nyika Camp. On arrival you will be briefed on your stay before being shown to your room. Relax for the rest of the day or embark on your first safari activity if time permits.

Overnight: Mara Nyika Camp

(B, L, D)

Days 9-10

On safari at Mara Nyika

A safari-goer's paradise, Mara Nyika has a fabulous position in the private 50,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy, which you can explore on morning, afternoon and night drives with your expert guide. Here you can search for the lion, cheetah and leopard that the conservancy is famed for, as well as elephant, buffalo and plenty of plains game, including the migration herds between July and September. You will also be able to visit and learn more about the Maasai community to add a cultural dimension to your time on safari. It is also possible (and highly recommended) to arrange a scenic hot air balloon flight so that you can take in the scale of the Masai Mara from the air (at an additional cost).

Overnight: Mara Nyika Camp

(B, L, D)

Day 11

Masai Mara - Depart Nairobi

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be game driven to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Wilson Airport. Upon landing you will be met by a local representative and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport via a restaurant, where you are able to have a meal (at an additional cost). On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be assisted to check in for your onward flight home.

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