Karibu Kenya Safari




Day 1: Nairobi

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative who will drive you into vibrant Nairobi. Kenya’s capital is one of the largest and most influential cities in Africa, an important commercial and financial hub. It is the port of entry for most travellers to Kenya and offers bustling markets, interesting history and numerous attractions. Named after a Maasai watering hole, “enkare nyarobi”, which means “place of cool waters”, Nairobi is known for its leafy streets and parks. The skyline, with towering skyscrapers and imposing architecture also draws one’s attention soon after arriving in the city. Not-to-be-missed are visits to the city’s beautiful Uhuru Park and an informative excursion to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend one night in Nairobi, a chance to recharge a little before heading out on safari the next morning.

Day 2 & 3: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

After a delicious breakfast you will be driven to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Lewa Airstrip. Based on your selection of lodge you will be met and transferred to either Lewa Wildlife Conservancy or Borana Wildlife Conservancy. Lying on the edge of the Northern Frontier, the Laikipia Plateau stretches from the slopes of snow-capped Mt Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. Laikipia boasts one of the largest elephant populations in East Africa and is one of the last strongholds of the endangered black rhino. Despite its scattered mosaic of farms and cattle ranches, it is essentially still a wilderness, a wildlife refuge supporting huge numbers of game. Two rivers, the Ewaso Ng’iro and Ewasa Narok, run through the area, attracting a rich variety of wildlife. Vast open plains in the shadow of Mount Kenya create a tranquil and secluded setting. A wild and romantic haven, Laikipia shelters not only the Big Five but a variety of rare and endangered species, including African wild dog, Grevy’s zebra and the semi-aquatic sitatunga antelope. . One of East Africa’s original family-owned conservancies, Borana is located within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau: snow-tipped peaks and the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south; a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana provides an idyllic setting for any African experience. Home to the Dyer family for three generations, the ranch – 17 miles north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level – is free from the malarial mosquito and the nights are cool. Sprawling over the Laikipia plains, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a prolific wildlife conservancy that ispopular with celebrities, conservationists, writers and photographers. Lewa found recent media attention with stories of a blossoming Royal romance. Underpinning the glamorous magnetism of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a serious mission: a pioneering and pragmatic approach to conservation, founded in the 1970s that has developed into a thriving and globally recognised rhino conservation habitat. Visitors to both conservancies are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area and the diverse habitats attract diverse birdlife and rare species such as Beisa oryx and Grevy’s Zebra. Spend two nights enjoying the vast array of safari experiences on offer in Laikipia. We have created value, luxury or deluxe options for this itinerary. In reality however, every journey with us will be tailor-made to your requirements

Day 4

After a wholesome breakfast you will be driven back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. From the airstrip, you’ll embark on a game drive en route to your home for the next few nights. The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most renowned game park, situated in the northern extension of the Serengeti. Its legendary Great Migration, of over two million wildebeest and other antelope, has been described as one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles – and an experience every safari enthusiast should witness at least once in their lifetime. Game viewing in this celebrated park is wonderful throughout the year, with virtually guaranteed sightings of the Big Five. The park takes its name from the Mara River, which flows through the reserve, and the Maasai people, a tribe whose red dress and proud demeanour have ensured they are probably Kenya’s best-known (and most-photographed) people. The Masai Mara runs along the country’s south-west border, just across from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. This gigantic ecosystem is shared by the two countries and protected with a combination of national reserves and community-run conservation areas. Following the rains, the vast herds arrive from Tanzania sometime between August and November each year. The multitudes of snorting and cavorting animals, the heart-stopping tension of the river crossings and the sinister patience of the predators that follow the herd all combine to form an epic life-and-death saga that plays out beneath Kenya’s vast skies. The reserves are not fenced, meaning that game moves freely between the reserves and the conservancies, creating one vast wildlife area. During winter (June to September) and the migration months, the Mara becomes very busy and wildlife sightings become quite active, with vehicles gathering for a lion kill or potential river crossing. During the quieter summer months and the green season (when there are heavy rains, particularly between March and June), the reserve is much quieter and visitors feel as though they have the Mara to themselves. Although the big herds of the Great Migration have moved off by this time, the abundant resident game can still be seen and wildlife sightings still rival anywhere in the world. Spend three nights in the fabled Masai Mara. We have created value, luxury or deluxe options for this itinerary. In reality however, every journey with us will be tailor-made to your requirements.

Day 7

After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will wave a fond farewell as you make your way back to the airstrip. From here, you will board your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport, where you will be picked up by a member of the &Beyond team who will drive you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, for your onward flight. ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Walking Safari
  • Tracking
  • Private Safari
  • Go accompanied by a Photography expert
  • Extend your journey to Tanzania and/or Zanzibar
  • Walk & dine in the wild
  • Castaway picnic
  • Special celebration surprises
  • Special excursions for bird lovers
  • Personal shopping experience in Nairobi