Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel, a charming hideaway secluded just steps from downtown.
Nairobi | Preserving Local Heritage & Wildlife
This morning, relive a chapter of local history at Mbogani House, the former home of Karen Blixen made famous by the film, Out of Africa. Continue on to the nearby Giraffe Center, a wildlife refuge situated on the sprawling grounds of coffee mogul David Duncan’s Giraffe Manor. Next, explore the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, a shelter caring for at-risk elephant and rhino calves.
Nanyuki | Into the Wild
Drive to your secluded bush camp in Sweetwaters Game Reserve, a private concession of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. In the evening, sit on your verandah and observe the wildlife moving in and out of the shadows as they come to drink at the waterhole.
Nanyuki | Sweetwaters Safari Adventure
Set out on morning and evening game drives in Sweetwaters Game Reserve, tracking the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and rhinos) through savannah grasslands and riverine forests. Between game drives, relax in camp, perhaps taking a family swim in the pool. You can also explore the reserve by camel back.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Bushveld Ranch
Drive to your safari ranch in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. As the sun draws low, enjoy a locally sourced dinner under the open African sky.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Rare & Unique Species
Take to the bush on game drives tracking big cats, elephants and endangered black rhino. Watch closely for indigenous northern species, such as the beisa oryx; Somali ostrich; reticulated giraffe; Grevy’s zebra; and the unusual long-necked gerenuk, which stands on its hind legs to feed. Look, too, for Grant’s gazelles, dik-diks, elands and impala as they, along with majestic leopards and lions, roam the vast landscape. You may also enjoy game viewing by horseback or search for nocturnal species on a night game drive.
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Riverine Wilderness
Fly to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and transfer to your tented safari camp set above a sweeping bend in the Talek River.
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Big Game Country
Explore the open savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Patient tracking may reveal leopards retrieving kills from acacia branches, or elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions. With 583 square miles supporting huge numbers of bird and mammal species, game viewing is never dull in the Mara.
Masai Mara Game Reserve | A Parting Glimpse
Delve deeper into the Mara with a final day of game drives. Today affords a final chance to sight the crafty species that may have eluded you on this epic journey. Later, pay a private visit to a Maasai village to learn about local customs and daily life, or enjoy a guided nature walk with the camp’s resident naturalist.
Drive to Nairobi and relax in your reserved dayroom. Later, you are transferred to the airport for your homebound departure.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
A&K Philanthropy Visit: Enkereri Primary School
Visit with the students and staff of Enkereri Primary School, learning how the local community has partnered with A&K Philanthropy to expand the school’s facilities, and provide the schoolchildren with eReaders, daily lunches and clean drinking water. After a tour of the school, marvel as a LifeStraw® filter turns cloudy, contaminated water into pristine drinking water right before your eyes.
Extend your journey with a visit to Serengeti National Park, taking in a cavalcade of wildlife along the Great Migration circuit.
Mobile Tented Camps & Bush Homes
Switch up your safari experience with a stay in an exclusive mobile tented camp or luxurious private bush home.