Itineraries for Kenya

Ultra-Luxe
Cosseted in the most luxurious lodges and guided by extraordinary Kenyan guides, this safari ventures into the "Volcano Hills" of Chyulu and the grasslands of the Masai Mara, home to Africa's greatest mammal migration...
7 nights / 8 days from US$ 9,488 per person
Days 1, 2 & 3. Ol Donyo, Chyulu

From Nairobi, fly comfortably to the Chyulu Hills, a string of volcanic hills home to some of Africa's truly great "tusker" elephants! Ol Donyo Lodge is located on a private ranch, with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Whilst game drives yield wonderful sightings and even Giant Forest Hog, this is an area best enjoyed by a hike, nature walk, mountain bike or on horse back. 

Ol Donyo is a harmonious blend of comtemporary yet luxurious and opulent finishes, each thatched suite (most with plunge pool) being a unique and inviting design. A winding stone staircase leads to an utterly private sleep out deck, under the stars.

Days 4 & 5. Cottars, Masai Mara

Established in a timeless setting in the eastern Masai Mara, Cottars 1920's Camp commands breath taking views and sultry sunsets across the Masai Mara. The heavy white canvas tents have a four poster bed, chic early explorer decor and en-suite bathroom. The stylish decor in the lounge tents feature an array of old books and antiques, rich teak furniture, pioneers bar, a great fireplace and a large, shared diningroom.

Activities from the private reserve include game drives by day and night, nature walks and visits with the Masai people. Excursions into the Masai Mara search for the wildebeest migration and every year they pass close to camp crossing back into the Serengeti.

Days 6 & 7. Mara Plains Camp

A game drive transfer across the entire Masai Mara takes you to Mara Plains Camp, located in the west. This bespoke luxury camp under canvas and on teak decks has sweeping views across Kenya’s iconic savannahs. Avoid the high tourist numbers in this exclusive reserve and be pampered at a camp synonymous for engaging, warm staff, guiding and impeccable style.

In an area teeming with wildlife, rarely a night passes without lion roaring, and leopard and cheetah parolling territories around camp. Enjoy the ultimate experience within this exclusive conservancy, as well as the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Optional Extension: East Africa's Beaches

Pristine deserted beaches and the warm clear azure waters that lap against them create the ultimate in East Africa's tropical paradises. Silky soft sands caress your feet, while reefs bustling with life lure you to dive or snorkel above them. These elegant "bare foot" luxury retreats of the Kenyan mainland or archipelago of Seychelles abound in life, on water and on land. Relax, refresh and recuperate!

 From the island of Manda Bay in Kenya to the blissful Utopia of North Island in Seychelles and even Mnemba Island in Tanzania, let our island experts design the perfect sojourn.

Luxury
A Big Five safari combined with the great wildebeest migration that rumbles across the Masai Mara's never ending plains, luxuriously accommodated in two of Kenya's most iconic wildlife viewing areas...
6 nights / 7 nights from US$ 5,888 per person
Days 1, 2 & 3. Lewa Safari Camp

Upon arrival at Lewa from Nairobi by air, game drive to Lewa Safari Camp, perched on a high ridge with the snow-capped Mount Kenya to the south and the arid rugged terrain to the northLewa is a wildlife  conservancy, with outstanding game viewing that include lion, more than 130 black and white rhino, cheetah, leopard and the thinly striped Grevy's zebra. 

Each thatched tent has an expansive verandah and adjoining bathroom. The guest areas feature exquisite sprawling gardens with a sunny verandah and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires in the lounge and dining room during chilly evenings.

Days 4, 5 & 6. Elephant Pepper Camp

Depart by air for Elephant Pepper Camp in a remote corner of the Masai Mara and heartland of the great wildebeest migration. Activities in the exclusive Mara North conservancy include game drives and walks in wildlife-rich plains, while Masai cultural visits allow you to meet the custodians of this iconic land. The area has strong resident and migratory wildlife, sightings may include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and Thompsons gazelle.

This intimate, yet authentic safari camp is perfectly sited for the famous migration river crossings, with each spacious canvas tent overlooking endless savanna plains from the comfort of your verandah.

Optional Extension: Flamingos and deserts

Imagine a shallow lake with thousands of brightly coloured flamingos, in differing hues of pink and red. This is Lake Nakuru, a small national park surrounded by huge mountain scenery and lush landscapes, in an area that also conserves endangered rhinos!

Alternatively, travel to the far north of Kenya, where the desert realms around Joy's Camp and Elsa's Kopje hide unique, rare and specially adapted wildlife. Search for the long necked gerenuk, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and even the Vulturine Guineafowl or just enjoy a sumptuous brunch on the blood red, palm-fringed Ewasi Nero River.

Luxury
Enjoy Kenya's contrasting landscapes and its extraordinary wildlife. Rejuvenate at luxury tented camps on the Laikipia plateau, in the shadow of Mount Kenya and in the Masai Mara, arguably Africa's richest wildlife reserve...
7 nights / 8 days from US$ 6,888 per person
Days 1 & 2. Sirikoi, Lewa Conservancy

Upon arrival, game drive to Sirikoi in a valley overlooking a vital water source for wildlife in the Lewa Conservancy. Lewa's outstanding game viewing reveal rhino, cheetah, lion, leopard and is also home to the greatest population of endangered, thinly striped Grevy's zebra. 

"Arm-chair" gameviewing is perfected from expansive main area lounges and each thatched tent's verandah which look onto a waterhole. Tents have a comfortable lounge and cosy fireplace for cool evenings with a sherry while unwinding in a hot bath. Gardeners lovingly tend to a organic vegetable garden, gifting the basis for chefs to creat truly fresh and tasty Kenyan inspired meals.

Days 3 & 4. Rekero, Masai Mara

A flight south takes you into the heart of the Great African Migration terrain of the Masai Mara. Rekero is strategically located overlooking an ancient migration crossing point on the Talek River, your front row seats! Daily game drives allow the chance to glimpse the amber gaze of hunting lions and the spectacle of more than a million wildebeest with their entourage of eland and zebra.

The understated comfort and style of this classic tented camp is amplified by the warm and friendly guides and staff. Each tent has a private verandah, spacious cool tent and en-suite bathroom with old style bucket showers. 

 

Days 5, 6 & 7. Naboisho Conservancy

Depart camp on game transfer to Naboisho Conservancy. Being outside the National Reserve, Naboisho Camp exels at night drives, nature walks and cultural visits in addition to game drives in an area bursting with wildlife and one of the highest densities of predators in the Mara system.

Located on the edge of a forested Acacia glade, the thatched guest areas are comfortable, cool and airy with reference books and large couches for relaxing. Each of the tents have stunning views from private verandahs, perfect for watching wildlife amble by and the en-suite bathroom features a glorious enclosed outdoor shower.

Recommended Extension: Amboseli

Few landscapes evoke Africa better than Amboseli National Park, especially when huge male "tusker" elephants or journeys of giraffe walk in step along well worn game paths, with Mount Kilimanjaro's snow blanketed peaks in the background! Rolling grasslands, massive umbrella Acacia trees and white washed pans complete this truly African landscape.

Many exciting lodge styles exist, however at A2A Safaris we believe the best to be in nearby private conservancies such Tortilis Camp close by or the Chyulu Hills not far off to the East. Our team have visited and know them all, let us help you plan to ensure the best memories.

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