10 Nights / 11 Days
2 - 6 persons
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
You will fly back to Nairobi and connect with your international departure flight.