Welcome to Kenya, the heart of the classic African safari.
A country famous for its vast landscapes, abundance of wildlife, and luxury accommodation, Kenya also enjoys a rich cultural heritage. From the museums, galleries and markets of Nairobi to interacting with the fiercely proud Samburu people, this 10-day safari gives you the opportunity to engage with Africa authentically; to get under the skin of its world-renowned game reserves and discover the rich heritage and local customs of its citizens.
You’ll be spoiled with up-close wildlife encounters as you seek out the Big 5 and other animals on guided game drives, interpretive bush walks, fly-safaris, and even camel rides. In the Samburu National Reserve, you may even spot the “Samburu Special Five” (Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk antelope and Beisa oryx).
This thrilling wildlife safari and culturally enriching journey is complemented by luxury accommodation in some of Kenya’s finest safari lodges, each one handpicked for its efforts towards environmental sustainability and community upliftment. From Nairobi to Samburu and ending in the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, you are guaranteed a truly immersive safari experience.
1 night in Nairobi
Your unforgettable journey begins in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and a city rich in history. Get your culture fix in Nairobi’s museums, galleries, markets and shopping centres. Visit the Nairobi National Museum, the Nairobi Railways Museum, the Nairobi Gallery, and the Karen Blixen Museum, all within easy reach of your accommodation at Giraffe Manor – your home for the night and the only place in the world where you can feed and photograph giraffe over your breakfast table, view them from your front door and watch them from your bedroom window!
Gather in the cosy drawing room for evening drinks beside the fireplace before enjoying a candlelit meal in the dramatic dining room.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Giraffe ManorSurrounded by vast acres of indigenous forest, the elegant Giraffe Manor is famous for its resident herd of giraffe that casually wander around the hotel grounds. The beautifully furnished rooms draw their inspiration from the manors original 1930s décor and include comfortable four-poster beds, antique furnishings, and well-appointed bathrooms.
2 nights in Samburu National Reserve
Your journey continues to Samburu National Reserve, which promises a safari experience unlike anywhere else in Kenya. The wildlife, which includes the “Samburu Special Five” (Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk antelope and Beisa oryx) is complemented by a strong cultural aspect, making this leg of your safari truly unforgettable.
The Samburu people are fiercely proud of their cultural tradition, and delight in sharing their customs with visitors. At Sasaab Lodge, your home for the next two nights, your interactions with the locals will enrich your safari with cultural authenticity. In addition, It may be possible for you to visit a neighbouring village or Samburu market.
Game viewing on the reserve is particularly rewarding, especially at the Ewaso Nyiro River, where vast herds of plains game come to water. At Sasaab Lodge, you can enjoy game drives with bush breakfasts, bird watching, spa treatments, walks through the wilderness, fly camping, camel rides, quad biking, and opportunities to become involved with the local community.
Inspired by Kenyan and Moroccan influences, the cuisine at Sasaab Lodge is an exciting fusion of flavours. Meals are served in various areas around the lodge; on your private verandahs or even beside the pool. The sumptuous bush breakfasts, prepared in the bush on early morning game drives, are a highlight. Don’t miss sunset cocktails at the famous Sundowner Rock with its spectacular views.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Sasaab LodgeBlending of Moroccan and Swahili style, each individual cottage at Sasaab Lodge is designed to offer majestic views of the landscape. The airy rooms with four poster beds, enormous, open-air bathrooms and private plunge pools provide a cooling retreat from the African heat.
3 nights in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Your journey concludes in the Masai Mara, land of the legendary red-robed Maasai warriors and home to Africa’s illustrious Big 5. Considered by many to be Kenya’s best and most scenic game park, you have access to a wealth of activities: interpretive game drives, birdwatching, hot air ballooning, walking safaris, and cultural visits to neighbouring Maasai villages.
Then there’s the opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the crest of the Out of Africa kopje, the very same site where the romantic tale was filmed, and which is featured on the movie’s poster. Climb the hill to discover an old-world picnic scene: checked blanket, comfy cushions, safari canvas chairs, wicker picnic basket, sparkling wine on ice… and that view.
Inspired by what camp chefs might have cooked in the early days of being on safari, Angama Mara’s chefs prepare classic safari food, perfectly cooked and freshly made, beautifully and simply presented, and using only the best and freshest ingredients.
Choose to dine on the deck of your tented suite, at the lodge, beside the pool, or in the shade of a lone tree surrounded by majestic scenery. Afternoon tea is served at the lodge and features the classics: cucumner sandwiches and scones. Toast the sunset with an East African mojito, known as a dawa, in the Maasai boma.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Angama MaraLocated high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara, Angama Mara offers elegant, classical tented suites with breathtaking views, private decks, luxury amenities and a butler’s lobby for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee.
3 nights in Serengeti, Tanzania
The last leg of your trip takes you to the Serengeti, a vast land that conjures images of wildebeest stampeding across golden savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game.
From your luxury Serengeti accommodation at Mwiba Lodge, adventure calls. You can look forward to classic safari experiences, from dining under the stars and exploring the magnificent Serengeti plains to bushwalks with a guide and luxe picnics under acacia trees. Structure your days as you please: head out before dawn and enjoy a sunrise picnic breakfast, returning to lodge in time for lunch. Alternatively, you eat breakfast at the lodge and lunch in the bush. A day trip to Ndutu is also on the menu, should you wish to explore the southern plains.
Expect superb cuisine, beautifully presented at Mwiba Lodge. The inviting breakfast buffet typically consists of plenty of fruit, fresh bread, cereals, cold meats and hot items cooked to order. Lunch is served at the lodge, but you can also choose to have it out in the bush if you’d rather be out all day, while dinner is a three-course affair, served indoors or out, or on your private deck.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Mwiba LodgeSecluded, sophisticated, and set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, Mwiba Lodge is a haven of luxury. This exclusive accommodation mixes both traditional and modern design elements, creating an inviting, sophisticated hideaway.
Transfer from airport to Giraffe Manor
1 night Giraffe Manor in a superior room on a bed and breakfast basis (includes select drinks)
Transfer from Giraffe Manor to Wilson Airport
Scheduled flight from Wilson Airport to the Samburu National Reserve
Return transfer from airstrip to Sasaab Lodge
2 nights Sasaab Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (includes all meals, select drinks and wildlife activities)
Scheduled flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve
Return transfer from airstrip to Angama Mara
3 nights Angama Mara on a fully inclusive basis (includes all meals, select drinks and wildlife activities)
Charter flight from airstrip to Serengeti via Migori Airstrip
Road transfer from Migori Airstrip through the Kenya / Tanzania border to Tarime Airstrip
Scheduled flight from Tarime Airstrip to the Serengeti, Mwiba Airstrip
Return transfer from Mwiba Airstrip to Mwiba Lodge
3 nights Mwiba Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities)
Scheduled flight from Mwiba Airstrip to Kilimanjaro Airport
Scheduled flight from Kilimajaro Airport to Wilson Airport
Road transfer from Wilson Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi)
International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
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