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  • Learn about Samburu & Masaai culture
  • Exceptional Big Five game viewing
  • Luxury safari accommodation
  • Optional spa treatments, helicopter flips & hot-air balloon safaris
  • Visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage


Go on your own personal migration across Kenya, with each step of the way being an opportunity for extraordinary game viewing under expert guidance, usually by Masaai or Samburu rangers. Spotting big game on the outskirts of Nairobi, the third biggest city on the continent and the only one in the world with a reserve quite like this, is the first taste of a week’s worth of East African adventure.

After sleeping under canvas at Nairobi Tented Camp, fly south-east to Mount Kilimanjaro and the great elephant herds of Amboseli National Park, to the true African style of spacious tents at Tortilis Camp. Sleep the sleep of the enchanted after a day’s game viewing and a relaxing massage, followed by a fine meal. Sad to leave but excited to move on, you head into the dry Northern Frontier District, to the land of the enigmatic Samburu, where the Elephant Bedroom is your home. You will be forgiven for thinking you have packed up all your creature comforts and gone back into the past, so remote and unspoilt is this spectacular location.

Your last stop is Ilkeliani Camp in the Masai Mara, nestled in riverine forest. This is the home of vast herds of plains game, followed always by hungry predators. And for you, delicious food, campfires by night and stargazing to end off perfect days.


  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

  • Start: Nairobi
  • End: Nairobi

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I love the option of experiencing a tented camp as soon as you arrive - located outside of the city centre. The private conservancy experience outside Amboseli offers more diverse activities before you head into the park for the famous Kilimanjaro view. Look out for the unique animals of the Samburu, before ending off with the Masai Mara, known for its excellent concentration of game large population of Big Cats. This is a great for a first Kenyan safari.
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Days 1 - 2: Nairobi Under Canvas

Nairobi, Kenya
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Days 1 - 2: Nairobi Under Canvas | 1 Night

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Nairobi, Kenya

Get into the safari spirit as soon as you touch down in Nairobi, with your first night under canvas at Nairobi Tented Camp, the earliest accommodation ever built in Nairobi National Park. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised: you may be next to Africa’s third largest city, but the camp is deep in riverine forest and is surrounded by wildlife. And the tents are your first taste of traditional safari life – comfortable, en-suite, with hot water heated on a log fire for your shower, and romantically lit in the evenings.

Wake to the dawn chorus on your first morning in Kenya, with a game drive and a hearty breakfast on the agenda. The southern boundary is unfenced, drawing migratory species during the dry season. Trips to other Nairobi landmarks, such as the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and AFEW Giraffe Centre, are also easy to undertake from the park. Or simply enjoy a nap under a shady tree in your hammock.

Days 3 - 4: Amboseli is Calling | 2 Nights

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After breakfast, you will be charter flown to Tortilis Camp in the Amboseli National Park. This enchanting safari retreat offers an unrivalled experience, with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro serving as a magnificent backdrop. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the African savannah as you unwind in the comfort of your spacious tented suite.

From the moment you arrive at Tortilis Camp, you are greeted with warm hospitality and exceptional service. The camp's elegant design exudes a timeless charm, featuring traditional thatched roofs and locally inspired décor. Each tent offers a private veranda, where you can savor uninterrupted vistas of the park's diverse wildlife, including herds of elephants that frequent the area. Embark on thrilling game drives, led by expert guides who unveil the secrets of Amboseli's remarkable ecosystem. Witness the iconic Maasai people, with their vibrant culture and ancestral traditions, as you partake in immersive cultural experiences.

Days 5 - 6: Samburu Sojourn | 2 Nights

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Fresh from the herds of elephant roaming the fertile land around Kili, you will be transferred to Samburu National Reserve, with Elephant Bedroom Camp as your destination. The camp is set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under the welcome shade of green riverine forest. The river cuts through the dry Samburu region with its spectacular scenery and rocky cliffs. Here you feel far from civilisation but with every possible luxury at your fingertips.

The open-sided tents are as close to sleeping under the stars as you can get. Elephants, monkeys and antelope visit in camp; shyer animals are spotted on game drives or guided walks, under the expert guidance of Samburu warriors. Learn more about their tribal folklore and lifestyle with a village visit on day five, snooze in your hammock, sip a cocktail on the game viewing deck, or have a massage. Then marvel as the gods fling their stars across the vast velvet sky before retiring for another night of peaceful sleep.

Days 7 - 9: Mara Magic | 3 Nights

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You will be transferred to the untamed beauty of Kenya's Maasai Mara and experience an extraordinary safari adventure at Ilkeliani Camp. Nestled in a prime location along the banks of the Talek River, this exceptional camp offers a front-row seat to the dramatic wildebeest migration and the abundant wildlife that calls this iconic reserve home.

At Ilkeliani Camp, every moment is an opportunity for discovery. Awake to the gentle sounds of nature and step out onto your private veranda, where you can witness the sunrise painting the savannah with hues of gold. Join experienced Maasai guides on exhilarating game drives, venturing deep into the Maasai Mara's vast plains in search of the Big Five and other remarkable wildlife encounters. During the migration season, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of thousands of wildebeest as they traverse the Mara River in their timeless quest for fresh grazing lands. Return to camp and unwind in the cozy lounge area, sharing stories of the day's adventures with fellow safari enthusiasts.

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  • Return airport transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Samburu Village Visit whilst staying at Elephant Bedroom Camp
  • Selected National Park fees
  • Shared light aircraft flights as specified in the itinerary
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-07-01 — 2023-09-30 $6,935
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 $6,905
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-31 $5,660
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.