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Kenya Safari Experience

Safari Chronicles & Wilderness Secrets: Kenya's Enchantment $9,500* ($2,000 non-refundable deposit)
Jan 19th - 26th, 2025

*Please inquire about our 3-day extension to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda*
If these dates don't work, please inquire about private custom bookings.

Description

Embark on an extraordinary seven-day journey through Kenya, starting with a night in Nairobi. The adventure unfolds in the pristine Lolldaiga Hills, offering soul-stirring safaris and the unique experience of self-driving vintage Land Cruisers across the captivating landscapes— a rarity in East Africa. Transitioning to the iconic Mara Triangle, the next three days invite exclusive exploration amid the vast plains. Indulge in gourmet dining, tranquil spa retreats, and scenic happy hours, creating a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for an extraordinary getaway. A great trip for couples, group of friends, solo travelers and families. 

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Important Info

  • Date: Jan 19th - 26th, 2025

  • Price: $9,500 ($2,000 non-refundable deposit)

  • Small Group of 8

  • Final payment will be 60 days before departure

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Price Includes

  • All meals

  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks

  • Glamping accommodations for 3 days (all inclusive) 

  • 5 star hotel 3 nights (all inclusive) in the Masai Mara

  • 1 night accommodation in Nairobi

  • Ground transportation

  • Twice daily safaris 

  • Fly camping

  • Horseback riding

  • Old school Land-cruiser self drives in the savannah

  • 2 domestic flights

  • Many surprises

Price Excludes

  • Meals and optional activities in Nairobi (day 1)

  • Hot air balloon rides

Itinerary
Day 1 - Jan 19th, 2025
Arrive in Nairobi International Airport

Morning: Upon your arrival at Nairobi International Airport (NBO), our friendly team will be there to warmly welcome you. We'll ensure a seamless transition from the airport to your first destination, the renowned Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Fund, where you'll have the incredible opportunity to spend quality time with majestic elephants. Witness their beauty, grace, and the dedicated conservation efforts to protect these magnificent creatures.
After this experience you will be transferred to the beautiful Karen Gables Hotel for rest and relaxation.

Optional afternoon activity:
Drive to the Giraffe Centre which is a breeding Centre for the rare Roth’s Child. Giraffes, here you will get a chance to pet and hand feed the world’s tallest mammal, the Giraffe. 

Included : suite,  transportation, bed and breakfast.
Day 2 - Jan 20th, 2025
Nairobi to Lolldaiga Hills - The Safari Series

After breakfast, you'll embark on your journey to The Safari Series in Lolldaiga Hills.
  • The drive is around 3.5 hrs.
  • Upon arriving at The Safari Series, you'll check in to your intimate tented camp within the private conservancy away from the crowds of southern Kenya.
  • The Safari Series offers an owner-managed experience, and it's located deep in the bush, providing stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Kenya. The camp overlooks a popular watering hole, allowing you to enjoy wildlife sightings from the comfort of the camp.
  • During your stay, you'll have the opportunity to engage in various activities such as guided walks, game drives, climbing, and cultural experiences with Maasai elders. This will give you a well-rounded understanding of the local wildlife and culture.
  • In the evenings, you'll return to camp in specially converted safari vehicles for delicious meals and relaxation under the canvas roof.
The Safari Series at Lolldaiga Hills offers an immersive safari experience, blending wildlife encounters, cultural interactions, and a close connection to the natural environment. It's a place where you can truly appreciate the beauty and diversity of northern Kenya without the crowds. 

All inclusive: twice daily safaris, activities, meals, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
Day 3 - Jan 21st, 2025
Safari - Lolldaiga Hills
  • Today, you'll embark on a full day of safari in the captivating Lolldaiga Hills Conservancy, an area rich in unspoiled African wilderness.
  • Lolldaiga Hills is known for its high concentrations of iconic African wildlife, making it a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts. With four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo) abundant in the area, you're in for an exciting day of wildlife encounters.
  • You'll have ample opportunities for wildlife photography, as well as the chance to appreciate the unbounded beauty of African nature.
  • As the day progresses, you can pause for a picnic lunch in a scenic spot within the conservancy, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild.
  • Your full-day safari in Lolldaiga Hills promises to be an unforgettable adventure, offering you a genuine, unscripted experience of an African safari. 

All inclusive
Day 4 - Jan 22nd, 2025
Lolldaiga Hills

Savor another full day of adventures in Lolldaiga Hills. Opt for exhilarating game drives in which you can self drive their old-school Land Rovers, explore the wilderness on horseback, and hike through diverse landscapes. Enjoy scenic bush picnics, delve into Maasai culture during village visits, and experience the thrill of night game drives to spot nocturnal wildlife. Discover ancient African rock art, and top it all off with gourmet meals and drinks under the African skies.

This day is packed with diverse activities, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the African wilderness, whether you're seeking wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, or a blend of adventure and relaxation. It's a day to create lasting memories in the heart of Lolldaiga Hills.
Day 5 - Jan 23rd, 2025
Fly to Masai Mara

Today you say goodbye to your friends at Safari Series and after a 30 min drive you will arrive in Nanuyki Airstrip where you will fly directly to the Masai Mara and land in your next hotel's airstrip.

Check in at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

This luxurious camp has a fabulous location, in lush riverine forest bordering sprawling plains. A track leads you through the trees to the communal buildings. Each has a thatched roof and is very elegant in its design. The lounge contains loads of comfortable chairs and sofas positioned around coffee tables. It also has a long bar and plenty of bar stools, while just outside there is a deck equipped with further comfy seating – this is the perfect place for relaxing and taking in amazing vistas across the plains! 

You will spend 3 nights in this all inclusive camp located inside the exclusive Mara Triangle Private Conservancy.
Day 6 - Jan 24th, 2025
andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

From our luxurious base camp you will explore the Mara Triangle with twice daily safari drives, happy hours, bush dinners and lots of other surprises. We expect to see amazing wildlife in a more intimate and private setting. There will be possible sightings of the elusive Black Rhino.

Optional activities: Hot Air Balloon sunrise rides with champagne breakfast, massages, facials.
Day 7 - Jan 25th, 2025
Masai Mara National Park

Full day to explore the Masai Mara plains from our amazing base camp at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo with two games drives per day. We expect to see herds of zebra along with lions, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, giraffes and leopards to name a few. We will scan the river for crocs and hippos.

Most safari goers consider this time of the year the best in the Masai Mara as it falls within the dry season, the grass is shorter making it easier to spot animals. In addition it is less crowded making it a great time to go on game drives.

All inclusive.

and Beyond Luxury tented Camp

At camp we will relax and play.
Enjoy the spa, sundowner cocktails and gourmet farm to fork meals. As soon as the sun has set, we invite you around the camp fire. This is the perfect spot to talk about the adventures of the day, gaze at the stars and listen to the tales of the Maasai.
Day 8 - Jan 26th, 2025
Check out at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and fly home

Today you will depart camp and fly back to Nairobi's domestic airport from the hotel's airstrip. You will be able to fly tonight as international flights depart after 7 pm. Depending on your flight you will be transferred directly to the airport or you can opt to book an airport hotel for a few hours.
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