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, where you are met by an Abercrombie & Kent representative and transferred to your boutique safari retreat, situated on the edge of Nairobi National Park.
Nairobi | Inspiring Wildlife Encounters
After a leisurely, restorative morning yoga class, visit the 15-acre Giraffe Center, which protects endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. Next, head to the innovative Ocean Sole workshop, where you see how flip-flops are upcycled into incredible works of art.
Masai Mara Game Reserve | River of Life
Fly to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and check in to your modern luxury lodge, perched on the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s big game country. The Mara’s sweeping grasslands hold the highest concentration of species in Kenya, including the iconic Big Five — elephants, leopards, Cape buffalo, rhinos and lions. Set out on an adventurous game drive through this unparalleled reserve for a front-row seat to the inspiring wildlife action.
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Meeting the Maasai
Rise early for a game drive in the spellbinding Masai Mara or choose instead to float far above the plains on a hot air balloon flight (weather permitting), followed by a tranquil breakfast in the bush. Return to your lodge for time at leisure or indulge in a spa treatment, choosing from three rejuvenating options. Later, meet a member of the local Maasai and learn about the tribe’s culture and the significance of its jewelry. Then, observe a beading demonstration. journey out across open savanna and woodlands on an afternoon game drive, and then return to your lodge for a freshly prepared dinner.
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Design Your Day®
Awake for an exhilarating morning game drive. You may be rewarded with sightings of leopards retrieving kills from acacia branches, elephants warding off opportunistic lions or hippos returning to the water. After breakfast, choose one of three included, enriching Design Your Day experiences.
Explore your Lodge’s Sustainable Wetlands Project and organic gardens, followed by a cooking demonstration.
Visit a Local, A&K Philanthropy-Supported School and help serve lunch to the students.
Test your Stamina on a Guided Run with members of the Maasai, long famed for their running prowess.
Alternatively, you may opt for an afternoon at leisure, taking in uninterrupted views of a hippo-populated, private stretch of the Mara River from the comfort of your veranda. Later, embark on a late-afternoon game drive. With 583 square miles supporting huge numbers of bird and mammal species, game viewing is always exciting in the Mara.
Tsavo National Park | Verdant Wilderness
Fly via Nairobi to 3,500-square-mile Tsavo National Park, where you transfer to your elegant tented camp, set on 35 acres of wild riverine forest. Settle in with a sunset yoga class, offered under the guidance of an experienced Africa Yoga Project instructor. During the session — which takes place on an elevated deck — absorb views of the lush, green Chyulu Hills. Later, gather for a locally inspired dinner.
Tsavo National Park | Tribal Traditions
Greet the day with another early morning game drive, pausing for breakfast amid the dramatic wilds of Tsavo West National Park. Return to camp for time at leisure. Later, immerse yourself in the tribal traditions of Maasai warriors, perhaps learning to throw a spear or rungu (dense wooden stick) and mastering defense techniques using a traditional cow-hide shield.
Tsavo National Park | Hiking the Chyulu Hills
Begin today with an energizing sunrise yoga and meditation session. After breakfast, take a game drive through the scenic landscape, where mountains rise from the verdant Chyulu Hills and volcanic tubes and dense cloud forests abound. Then, explore the forests on a guided wildlife hike. Return to camp for an afternoon at leisure, during which you may enjoy your tented camp’s luxurious wellness facilities, including a hammam, fitness center and outdoor infinity pool. As the sun begins to set, depart for a final game drive, taking in swaths of greenery, rocky peaks, natural springs and rolling hills.
Opt to rise early for morning yoga and meditation. Then, transfer to your reserved dayroom in Nairobi, where you enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Later, transfer to the airport and board your departing flight.