Travelling between our main destinations by mini van would be time consuming and tiring. So we connect the dots with scheduled flights in small planes. Rather than spending days on dusty and possibly dangerous roads, we enjoy Kenya from a bird’s–eye view.
Nairobi is one of Africa’s biggest hubs with many flight connections to Europe. You can get direct flights with major carriers from London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
Most activities on this trip are considered easy. We will have some walking safaris: two to three hours over uneven ground. We recommend a walking pole for these treks.
We tailor these to the ages of the children, but they include: finding and identifying animal prints with our Masai guides and taking plaster casts as keepsakes; making traditional bows and arrows; visiting a Masai school and village; helping Masai children herd goats and collect firewood; playing football with Masai children and learning about traditional Masai games.
We happen to be foodies so this is always an important consideration when we design trips. Three of the places we stay are camps in the remote savannah, but despite this the cuisine is surprisingly good. Mostly it is Western in style.
Not at all, but please let us know in advance, and advise us on what you can’t eat.
Yes. You can either apply for one ahead of the trip through a visa agency or the nearest Kenyan embassy. Alternatively, you can get one on arrival at Nairobi airport, although this can involve a long wait.
Medical insurance, including emergency evacuation, is mandatory on all our trips. We also strongly advise you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
Your routine vaccinations (Tetanus–Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella) should be up to date. In addition, for travel in Africa yellow fever and hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended.
Malaria is endemic throughout East Africa, however our safaris are at relatively dry times when the risk is low. Despite this, it’s recommended to take prophylactic medication. Please consult with your travel clinic.
Airport transfers on the first and last days of the trip, all guiding, game drives, trekking, National Park Fees, Conservation Fees in Laikipia and Naboisho all accommodation (based on double occupancy) meals as shown on the itinerary, and house wines and beers in Naboisho.
International and internal flights, airport transfers not on the first or last days of the trip, beverages, alcoholic drinks (apart from house wines and beers in Naboisho), personal insurance and gratuities.
It’s best to bring some cash (Kenyan shillings) and get extra at Nairobi Airport — there are several ATMs in the arrivals area — as after that we will be far away from banks. In some of the lodges you can pay your drinks bill by credit card and tips can be in US dollars.
No special equipment is required. When you sign up for the trip, we will provide you with a comprehensive clothes and equipment list.
Absolutely not. We have many guests who travel with us on their own. They appreciate the camaraderie of our Hidden Places groups, and usually go home with new–found friends. On this particular trip we stay in exclusive, small lodges and single accommodation can be limited, so you may have to share accommodation with another guest in some locations.