This 9-day itinerary combines sublime game viewing in some of Kenya’s best wildlife areas with diverse cultural activities and plenty to see and do.
Your Kenyan odyssey kicks off in Nairobi at Giraffe Manor, a beautiful English-style country house with one big difference: its permanent residents are a journey of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes! After a blissful night, you and your family will board a scheduled flight to Solio Lodge, an intimate camp with only six thatched chalets. It is located in one of the first private rhino conservancies ever declared in Kenya, which is also home to one of the most successful breeding projects for these highly endangered and vulnerable animals. This is among the easiest game viewing in Africa and your diverse activities include a day trip to Aberdare National Park.
After two nights, your charter plane will wing you to SaSaab Camp’s private airstrip for three days of sensational game watching that includes seeking out the rare and endemic Samburu Special 5. Highlights here are camel trekking and fly-camping, both of which give you a completely different perspective on the surrounding wilderness. From Samburu to the Masai Mara: Sala’s Camp is all about location with a capital ‘L’. You will have front-row seats to the best of the Great Migration action between June and September but with the added benefits of low visitor numbers and privacy.
Each of these locations is brimming with conservation and community projects that give back to the land and its people. With so much to do at every lodge and camp, we suggest spending at least three nights in each location to make the most of your time.