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Captivating Kenya

Kenya

9 days from $12,895 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

2 Nights Nairobi 3 Nights Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy 3 Nights Maasai Mara

Captivating Kenya

This safari adventure combines two prime wildlife regions and invites the traveler to participate in Kenya’s conservation success story.


Highlights

Explore Kenya’s oldest national park in search of endangered black and white rhino.

Discover the untamed beauty of the Mara and the pristine wilderness of the northern frontier.

Experience a behind the scenes tour of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya’s first community owned and managed elephant orphanage.

Enjoy incredible views of the Matthews Range from your beautifully appointed treehouse nestled in a forest glade.

Accommodations

1. The Emakoko

Kenya, Nairobi

The Emakoko is a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park, which boasts a spectacular assortment of birds and wildlife, including four of the Big Five. The rooms are designed for comfort with luxurious beds and black-out curtains. Each room has its own private veranda. The open and informal environment creates a relaxing atmosphere, whether enjoying a cocktail in the viewing area or a coffee by the pool, overlooking the river. The Emakoko boutique offers a wealth of treasures, all locally crafted in Kenya and supporting the local communities. The menu ranges from British and French influences to Thai and Indian, all of which are carefully put together with local produce, while the team of free-range chickens produce the most wonderful eggs.

2. Sarara Treehouses

Kenya, Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Intimate and peaceful with spectacular views of the fabled Matthews Mountain Range in northern Kenya, Sarara lies in the vast Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. The luxurious tents are spacious with high ceilings, ample cupboard space, electric lighting, en suite bathroom with toilet, basin, hot and cold running water and adjacent outdoor shower. Enjoy an early morning coffee and tea on your private terrace overlooking the conservancy and mountain range. The main area offers communal dining to mingle with fellow guests and the swimming pool commands incredible views of Mount Uarges, one of the seven sacred mountains to the Samburu. Elephant, buffalo, leopard, bushbuck and a wide array of other life roams beneath you on the forest floor.

3. Governors’ Il Moran Camp

Kenya, Maasai Mara

Governor’s Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of a riverine forest, situated along the banks of the Mara River, in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Each luxury canvas tent enjoys a private location from which to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. The tents feature super king size beds from ancient fallen olive trees, his and hers vanities, flush toilet, cold and hot running water, electric lighting with charging plugs and Victorian style baths. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings. The open bar, dining and lounge area are set along the riverfront.  During the day, meals are served on the banks of the Mara River under the giant evergreen trees. Dinner is served by candlelight on the open deck, overlooking the Mara River. Internet access is available. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! Welcome to Nairobi, or the “place of cool waters” in the Maasai language. After a warm welcome, you’ll be driven to your boutique lodge located on the edge of Nairobi National Park. (D)

The Emakoko

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Day 2. Nairobi

Enjoy a morning game drive followed by touring in the sprawling capital city of Nairobi. (BLD)

The Emakoko

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Day 3. Nairobi/ Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Your safari takes off with a flight to the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in the northern frontier of Kenya. Meet your expert ranger for a game drive and start exploring the conservancy’s dramatic landscape. You’ll be delighted by the varied wildlife that can be spotted here. Be sure to watch for leopard, wild dog and reticulated giraffe. (BLD)

Sarara Treehouses

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Day 4. Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Namunyak is home to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. On today’s visit you are paired with an elephant keeper and given a behind the scenes tour of the sanctuary. Watch the elephants as they receive their bottles and play in the mud, all the while learning valuable skills, so that they might be re-introduced into the wild. Cap off the day with a night game drive in search of nocturnal species. (BLD)

Sarara Treehouses

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Day 5. Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Samburu people. During the dry season visit the unique singing wells to observe the warriors as they chant and collect water for their cattle. Co-existing with the wildlife, this semi-nomadic pastoralist tribe is an intrinsic part of this remote wilderness. (BLD)

Sarara Treehouses

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Day 6. Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy/ Maasai Mara

Fly to the magical Maasai Mara and your luxurious tented camp. The Mara is the ancestral home to the Maasai people and has the greatest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in Africa today. After settling in, embark on a game drive with your ranger. (BLD)

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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Day 7. Maasai Mara

Each day in the Mara will be dramatically different as you take game drives with your expert rangers. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, large numbers of elephants and other plains game, countless birds and smaller animals frequent the Mara’s tree-flecked grasslands. (BLD)

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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Day 8. Maasai Mara

Observe the Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfold. Sit quietly for hours observing a day in the life of a pride of Mara lions. Drive along the banks of the Mara River and listen to vocal hippos as they emerge and then sink back below the waters’ surface. Large troops of olive baboons can been seem grooming one another as their infants play and explore. There is no better way to fall asleep than being serenaded by the sounds of nature. (BLD)

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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Day 9. Maasai Mara

Soak up your last morning on safari before returning to Nairobi. This afternoon, enjoy a bit of last minute shopping and lunch. A dayroom is at your disposal until you are transferred to the airport for your international departure flight. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $13,095
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $12,895
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $13,095
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $15,795
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $13,095
Single Room Supplement From N/A
Departure Dates Dec 16, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Share Twin/Double From $15,795
Single Room Supplement From N/A

**Surcharges Apply Sarara Treehouses is closed in November. Check with our safari consultants for alternative options during this period. Single supplements are upon request.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Tour flights

Included in Land Arrangements

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