7 days
Duration
18+
Age
Kenya
Location
Closed 15 Apr – 15 May & November
Dates

Kenya Safari

From USD 6,260

ZAR 90,693.32 (approximately, depending on exchange rate at time of booking)

Touching on Kenya’s most scenic and wildlife-rich national parks, this exceptional Kenya Safari adventure has been created especially for wildlife enthusiasts.  Incredibly diverse landscapes, flawless hospitality and engaging history infuse this journey through the heart of the country. Experiential to its core, this journey boasts the freedom to get in touch with the rich history of safari, get closer to the wilderness and its people and ultimately end off at the pinnacle of luxury safari in the Masai Mara.

 

Whats Included:

  • Accommodation inclusions as below
  • Giraffe Manor – accommodation, all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, wireless internet access, entrance to the AFEW Giraffe Centre, transportation around the Karen & Langata area (within the check-in and check-out times) and airport transfers.
  • Sirikoi – accommodation, all meals, sundowner and picnic excursions, soft drinks, beers, house wines, selected house spirits, shared game drives, airstrip transfers and laundry.
  • &BeyondBateleur Camp – meals, soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers (excluding premium brands), tea and coffee, scheduled activities and laundry.
  • All scheduled road transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport/Nairobi/Wilson Airport/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • All scheduled flights as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Wilson Airport/Lewa Downs/Masai Mara/Wilson Airport
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Administration fee

Rate Conditions:

  • Rates subject to a minimum of 2 guests travelling
  • No single supplement applicable for the first 2 single rooms per booking at &Beyond Lodges
  • Single supplement only refers to the single room supplement. Single traveller supplement will be quoted on request
  • Validity periods are as specified above – should a booking fall over two rate periods the rate will change and we reserve the right to re-quote
  • The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this quote
  • &Beyond Trading Terms apply
  • Sirikoi is closed from the 15th April to 15th May inclusive and for the month of November

 

Africa Adventure Travels will take you on this Kenya Safari that will be memories you’ll treasure forever.

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a member of the  &Beyond team 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 at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, a chance to recharge a little before heading out on safari the next morning.

Day 2&3

After a delicious breakfast you will be driven to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Lewa Airstrip, followed by a road transer to Sirikoi Lodge in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Sprawling over the Laikipia plains, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a prolific wildlife conservancy that is popular 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.

Spend two nights at Sirikoi Lodge, enjoying the vast array of safari experiences on offer in Laikipia. As the sun chases the cool of the Laikipia night from the plains, awaken to friendly call of “Jambo!” from outside your room, and find steaming coffee waiting for you outside. Listen to the quiet swish of long grass against your trousers as the expert walking guide leads you through the quiet hours of the waking wilderness. Tuck in to a delicious late breakfast and plan the day ahead. Perhaps buckle up and let the powerful rotors of a helicopter sweep you up along the picturesque slopes of Mount Kenya.
Try out the guidebook Swahili and feel the delight of your guides as they grin and offer gentle corrections. Walk through a Maasai village and touch a culture that has remained intact for hundreds of years. Start up a powerful ATV, or, quad bike, and see things from an entirely different viewpoint. Connect with the hands-on conservation ethos of the conservancies, spend afternoons with rehabilitation programs, tracking and collaring initiatives or community trusts. Bid the sun farewell from a scenic spot, with an icy drink in hand. Dine out under the stars and perhaps opt to sleep out in a private lightweight camp with nothing but the African night above and around you.

Day 4-6

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.

Spend three nights at &Beyond Bateleur Camp in the fabled Masai Mara, where the plains are dotted with iconic umbrella thorn trees and watched over by tall Maasai in their distinctive red clothing. Perch comfortably on the high seat of the 4×4 as the guide interprets each sighting of the abundant resident game. Gape in astonishment at the endless, seething mass of the great migration and feel your pulse race during the madcap rush of a river crossing. Spend endless happy hours trying to fit it all into a photograph.
Follow an expert walking guide and listen as your footsteps rustle softly through the grass. Mumble a polite “Jambo” and shake hands with a beaming Maasai Moran before he shows you around his village. Examine the exquisite craftsmanship of a beaded necklace just perfect to take home. Savour the thrill of a unique night-drive sighting, framed in the glowing beam of the spotlight. Rise before the sun then rise to meet it on the silent, effortless ascent of a hot-air balloon. Watch as the dawn turns the plains to gold and the expert pilot drifts the balloon smoothly over inquisitive game and winding watercourses. Lift your face to the last rays of the setting sun, feel the warmth of the cooling engine at your back and sip a refreshing sundowner as the sun sets on another full day in Africa.

Day 7

Enjoy an early morning game drive and breakfast before we 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.

GIRAFFE MANOR

Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.

Main Manor (original 1930’s manor house)

Daisy’s Room (superior room). Has a roof terrace overlooking the back gardens from the main manor. Two large single beds with an en-suite bathroom and shower.

Jock’s Room (superior room). A front facing room with twin queen size beds, an in-room fireplace and en-suite with a shower and bath.

Marlon’s Room (standard room). This is a very small double or twin room with a small en-suite with shower. Marlon is ideal for guests who are not put off by compact spaces.

Betty’s Room (superior room). A front facing room with a roof terrace. Has a double bed, in-room fireplace and en-suite with an original art deco bathroom with bath and shower.

Lynn’s Room (standard room). This small, en-suite double room is located at the back of the main manor.

Karen Blixen Suite (superior suite). Accessed from the courtyard garden this suite is on the ground floor. The large room has a double bed and a mezzanine with twin beds (suitable for children under 12 years). The en-suite bathroom has both a shower and bath. This suite is accessible for wheelchair users.

SIRIKOI LODGE

LUXURY TENTED ROOMS

With beautiful views across the lawns towards the waterholes, Sirikoi’s four Luxury Tented Rooms are perfectly positioned to make the most of ‘armchair’ game viewing.  Each Tented Room has an outside deck on which to enjoy morning tea or a sundowner, whilst inside the meticulously designed tent another sitting area invites relaxation. Each room is furnished with a large double bed or two single beds and a wardrobe area behind the beds.  A fireplace within the tent is lit each evening to warm your room. The en-suite bathroom has both a shower, a free-standing bath (with views!), WC and a double sink.

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Private room deck
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Free standing bath + shower, double sinks
  • In room sitting area
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Laundry

SIRIKOI COTTAGE

Sirikoi Cottage has been designed with families or friends traveling together in mind. It can be taken as a completely private and separate unit or as an extension of the main lodge. The Cottage has two bedrooms, each of which has a bathroom boasting a shower, free-standing bath, WC and double sink.  Inside the bedrooms, the large bed is flanked by a sitting area and fireplace. A shared central area with small kitchen links the bedrooms and leads out onto a spacious deck from which to enjoy views of the waterhole and beyond.

  • Exclusive use only
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • In-room massage
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Free standing bath + shower, double sinks
  • Laundry

SIRIKOI HOUSE

Sirikoi House is the grandest of Sirikoi’s accommodation options.  The House complex includes a master-bedroom cottage, a separate bedroom cottage with two en-suite bedrooms and a central living and dining cottage that has become renowned for its unique positioning and decor.  Guests at the House also have access to a private wooden deck built overlooking the wetlands, perfect for private sundowners and meals.  Each room in the House is sumptuously decorated with items from around the world.  Each bathroom has a shower, free-standing bath, WC and double sink.  Sirikoi House is only sold on an exclusive use basis and comes with its own private safari vehicle and guide, as well as chef and team of staff.

  • Exclusive use only
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Fireplace
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • In-room massage
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Free standing bath + shower, double sinks
  • Laundry

 &BEYOND BATELEUR CAMP

ABOUT THE CAMP

Tucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley) in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, is the classic and elegant &Beyond Bateleur Camp.

Here, amidst the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can experience an unsurpassed wildlife experience.

This romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s and is situated below the scenic location where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was filmed.

Adventures at &Beyond Bateleur Camp include twice-daily game drives, including spot-lit night drives. The camp also offers a range of additional activities such as bush walks, hot air balloon safaris and community excursions that include soul-tickling interactions with the Maasai.

ACCOMMODATION

2 camps of 9 tented suites in each

Indoor showers

Wi-Fi in tents

View from Bedroom on Kenya Safari
Airplane arriving for Kenya Safari
View from Bedroom on Kenya Safari
Deck on Kenya Safari
Outdoor dining on Kenya Safari
Lounge on the Kenya Safari
Lounge on the Kenya Safari
Picnic on the Kenya Safari
Outdoor pool on Kenya Safari
Bedroom view on Kenya Safari
View from Bedroom on Kenya Safari
View from bedroom on Kenya Safari
Bedroom on Kenya Safari

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