We think of our itineraries as melodies: they have a beginning and an end, a certain arc, dramatic highlights and a few surprises. We like to improvise, to adapt to the mood of our guests or to circumstances that arise — an invitation to a traditional wedding, say, or a local ethnic festival…
Crafting beautiful, harmonious trips with delightful twists is our trade mark and passion.
A Journey into the Heart of Africa.
Please note: We arrange special and exciting activities for children on the safari! Contact us for details.
Day 1 — Karen Blixen Cottages, Nairobi
Shortly after being met at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, settle into your luxurious cottage in the quiet, leafy area of Karen and soak up the history of this beautiful property where Isak Dinesen, the author of ‘Out of Africa’ once lived. In the afternoon, meet Naipoki and Sities, our adopted baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage.
Day 2 — Masai Mara
Fly into Masai Mara, gazing down at the profusion of animals moving across the vast plain. Get ready to see elephants at much closer quarters on our afternoon game drive! (Overnight in an eco lodge.)
Day 3 — Masai Mara
Feel the thundering of thousands of hooves reverberate in your chest as we witness the spectacular wildebeest migration, one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. (Overnight in an eco lodge.)
Day 4 — Naboisho
Head deeper into the heart of Africa for some up close and personal wildlife encounters, on a walking safari with our Masai naturalist guides. (Overnight in an eco lodge.)
Day 5 — Naboisho
Look for big cats on the hunt during a night game drive and — with some luck — witness a lion kill. (Overnight in an ecolodge.)
Day 6 — Naboisho
Have breakfast in the bush, watch elephant family groups gather in the shade beneath acacia trees, and end a perfect day with sundowners out on the savannah. (Overnight in an eco lodge.)
Day 7 — Laikipia
Fly up the stunning Rift Valley, and past the flanks of Mount Kenya. After a game drive from the airstrip, arrive in our exquisite and remote camp – a truly hidden place – and revel in the amazing stars. (Overnight in a remote ecolodge.)
Day 8 — Laikipia
Wake up to see elephants at the watering hole! After breakfast by the pool, go driving to see big game species unique to this part of Kenya. In the afternoon, get immersed in Masai life and traditions at a nearby village . (Overnight in a remote ecolodge.)
Day 9 — Laikipia
Trek at dawn and have breakfast in the bush. Call in to visit a community school and a women’s project. On our final game drive, watch for big herds of reticulated giraffe, grevy zebra and packs of the rare wild dog. (Overnight in an ecolodge.)
Day 10 — Laikipia — Nairobi
After a final alfresco breakfast, drive back to the airstrip, spotting rhino along the way. Fly to Nairobi to connect with your homeward flights, or continue on to one of our spectacular extension trips.
Please note: this itinerary serves as an example of trip highlights and is subject to change.