Begin in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi where you overnight at Eka Hotel before making your way to Kitich Camp within the Samburu National Reserve. Situated on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountains, a prime activity here is walking through the valley accompanied by Samburu guides, who share their extensive ecological knowledge as you track big game through the rainforest. Enjoy refreshing dips in crystal-clear streams which run down the mountain, and even in the springs and rivers around the camp.
The next leg of your Kenyan safari takes you to Shaba National Reserve, built on the site where Born Free author Joy Adamson first set up camp. The reserve is a twitcher’s paradise with sightings to rival even the very best of Kenya’s many wildlife sanctuaries. Antelope, including the rare desert Beisa oryx and gerenuk, are also on the list of must-sees. Excursions to the glorious Penny’s Drop waterfall, lavish bush breakfasts and walking safaris along the Ewaso Nyiro River gorge are among the other activities on offer.
End your Kenyan vacation in the heart of the Masai Mara, site of the Great Migration in season and classic Big 5 country. Elephant Pepper Camp merges 21st century eco-friendliness with 19th century antiques to create a romantic ambience that is perfected by personalised service and exclusive game drives in the Mara North Conservancy.