This 8-day tour will reveal two of Kenya’s most underrated safari destinations, before concluding in the country’s flagship conservation area.
You will kick off your East African adventure in the capital for a one-night stopover at Hemingways Nairobi, before heading into the wilderness. Hemingways is a refined contemporary hotel in Nairobi’s tranquil and upscale neighbourhood of Karen. It offers a regal and elegant atmosphere, as well as a superb spa and wellness centre. Expect award-winning cuisine from the resident Michelin-starred chef.
Then fly to an award-winning and private safari lodge situated in Meru National Park, one of the areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness of Born Free fame. Elsa’s Kopje, named after the famous lioness, is set within a rocky hillside that is decorated with beautiful palm trees, baobabs and other lush flora. You will enjoy game drives and nature walks with expert guides and unwinding beside the lodge’s pool while marvelling at the views over Meru.
Next, you will fly into the heart of Kenya and stay at one of only a handful tented camps situated in a pristine wildlife conservancy. The private Laikipia conservancy is a 56 000-acre haven for elephant, all the big cats and endangered animals like wild dog and Grevy’s zebra. You will stay at Loisaba Tented Camp, a beautiful property with stunning views of the Rift Valley landscape. Here you will go on game drives and bush walks with expert Samburu guides, and even have the chance to enjoy unique activities like exploring the Laikipia plains on camelback.
End your Kenya safari in a secluded riverside setting in the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve. Sand River Masai Mara is set in a picturesque location and designed to salute the romantic heydays of safari during the 1920s. Your elegant tented suite will have alluring views of the Sand River and deliver absolute privacy. Spot the Big 5 on twice-daily game drives and if you are visiting between July and November, you should have front-row seats to the Great Wildebeest Migration.