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Created with Sketch. Nairobi, Laikipia, Masai Mara & Lamu
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Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

2 - 6 persons

Languages

English

Overview

OVERVIEW

Experience the capital city of Nairobi from the unique former residence of Anna Trzebinski, the Nairobi-based fashion designer whose work merges European sensibility with African tribal artisanship. Next comes the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the last 2 Northern Rhinos in the world, as well as other endangered species like Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest and wild dog. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is a must-see on every itinerary due to the sheer numbers of wildlife present here, and wind up your safari with relaxing days spent on Kenya’s beautiful coast, fronting the warm, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Browse through the personal collection of artefacts of Anna & Tonio Trzebinski, collected from across the continent.
  • Visit some of the endangered species of animals in the world, in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, as well as enjoy a thrilling run with rangers in the Conservancy.
  • Relax on the deck of your tented camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, and watch the wildlife as they come to the river, to the background noise of the hippo grunting.
  • Visit the offices of the Mara Elephant Project to witness conservation in action.
  • Enjoy barefoot luxury in the secluded location of Manda Bay, Lamu

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival into Nairobi
Day 01: Arrival into Nairobi

Morning arrival into Nairobi, and transfer to Eden Nairobi, the former home of the Nairobi–based fashion designer, Anna Trzebinksi. Today is about settling in as well as going through the private gallery space that houses the Trzebinski family collection of artworks, creations and artefacts collected over a lifetime of travel.
Overnight at Eden Nairobi

Day 02: Giraffes and Elephants
Day 02: Giraffes and Elephants

A day full of activities in Nairobi, visiting the Giraffe Centre to feed these gentle giants and learn more about them, and then a semi-exclusive visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can see the orphaned elephants and watch how they interact with their beloved keepers (subject to availability and early booking)
Overnight and breakfast at Eden Nairobi.

Day 03: In the foothills of Mt. Kenya
Day 03: In the foothills of Mt. Kenya

The day begins with a morning flight to Nanyuki, and a drive to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to Black and White Rhinos. After settling into your tented camp, and lunch overlooking the plains, head out into the Conservancy for your first game drive in Kenya, in open sided vehicles. You also have the opportunity to try out the electric solar powered vehicle on safari, ensuring you not only a carbon neutral drive, but a silent one too.
Full-board and overnight at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Day 04: It's all about running, walking and endangered species
Day 04: It's all about running, walking and endangered species

A light breakfast taken early in the morning will serve you well on your run with the rangers. The rangers run every morning at 7 am, to keep fit, and you have an opportunity to join them today. Please note only a maximum of 6 persons are allowed so an early booking is recommended. Suitable running shoes are required, and one must be able to run 5km without stopping, in order to participate. After the run, share a cup of coffee with the rangers and learn how they keep the wildlife safe. Next comes a visit to the endangered species boma to see the Northern White rhinos as well as the other endangered species. Return to Camp for a snooze, and lunch and in the afternoon, embark on a walking safari to take in the sights and sounds of the bush, a magical experience not to be missed.
Full-board and overnight at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.

Day 05: Off to the Mara Reserve
Day 05: Off to the Mara Reserve

A morning flight out of Nanyuki airstrip brings you to the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, and to your tented camp located on the banks of the Talek River.
Indulge in wildlife viewing from the open sided safari vehicles, or from the comfort of your tent, or one of the viewing decks in Camp.....the choice is yours for the taking. Evening game drives end up with sundowners, a perfect way to end the day.
Full-board and overnight at Rekero Camp.

Days 06 & 07: Learning about elephants and community
Days 06 & 07: Learning about elephants and community

The next 2 days are spent in the Mara, enjoying game drives in the Reserve.
We have also organized a visit to the Mara Elephant Project in Mara North Conservancy, where you can learn what is being done to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in the greater Mara ecosystem, and discuss with the learned folk there, the advantages of collaring elephants.
Full-board and two overnights at Rekero Camp.

Day 08: Peaceful Lamu
Day 08: Peaceful Lamu

Your morning flight out of the Mara brings you to Nairobi in the early afternoon hours, and here, you will connect with your afternoon flight to Lamu, on Kenya’s coast. Your accommodation in Lamu is located on the northern tip of Manda Island, whose only access is by speedboat, so it serves as the perfect island escape.
Full-board and overnight at Manda Bay

Days 09 & 10: All things water
Days 09 & 10: All things water

Two full days here in Lamu. Manda Bay is known for its excellent boating activities. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for use all day, while windsurfing and Laser sailing are only available for proficient sailors or if accompanied by a staff member. Waterskiing, banana rides and inflatable tube rides, line fishing, fly-fishing, bottom fishing and snorkeling are also available at extra cost. Manda is a great destination for kite surfing if you bring your own kite. There is also a small herd of Cape buffalo on the island, which you can visit at the water trough in the evenings.
Full-board and two overnights at Manda Bay.

Day 11: Back to reality

You will fly back to Nairobi and connect with your international departure flight.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport and road transfers
  • All internal flights
  • 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi, with guided forest walks
  • Entrance fees to Giraffe Centre, and semi-private visit to Shedrick Wildlife Trust (subject to availability)
  • Full-board accommodation on safari
  • 2 Nights at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp with full-board accommodation, all house drinks (excluding champagne), scheduled day & night game drives, guided walks, sundowners, bush breakfasts, limited laundry, conservancy fees, visit to the endangered boma enclosure, running with rangers and a walking safari.
  • 3 nights Rekero Camp with full board-accommodation, all house drinks (except champagne), scheduled game drives, limited laundry and park fees.
  • Visit to the Mara Elephant Project
  • 3 nights at Manda Bay with full-board accommodation, use of the swimming pool & games room activities, desalinated drinking water, use of the yoga room, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, SUP boarding, wifi and laundry
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities

Languages

English

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