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Style meets sustainability in this 7-day 'Out of Africa' inspired safari

Itinerary Highlights

  • Ticking off your Big Five bucket list on exciting safaris
  • Following in the footsteps of Karen Blixen
  • Spending a night in Segera's open-air bird nest
  • Enjoying a picnic in the same iconic spot captured on the posted for Out of Africa

What's Included

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Twice-daily game drives
  • Private charter flights and internal transfers
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip

At a glance

In the spirit of Karen Blixen’s ‘Out of Africa’, this special itinerary lets you explore two unique areas of Kenya that perfectly encapsulate its diverse wildlife, dramatic scenery and fascinating culture. Most importantly,  you’ll be staying at two lodges that lead pioneering conservation efforts.

Your journey begins with a private charter flight from Nairobi to the Laikipia Plateau where woodlands, grasslands and fertile riverbeds nestle between the iconic Mount Kenya and Great Rift Valley.

Here, spend three nights in one of just six thatched villas at the stunning Segera, an incredible retreat set in the middle of 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of preserved land. Game viewing is diverse – the area supports a plethora of endangered species as well as healthy densities of lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant – and the natural beauty of the plateau is complemented by a culture of wellness that extends to the soil, the environment and local community. Evocative ‘Out of Africa’ relics here include G-AAMY, the original 1929 De Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane used in the film, as well as a collection of Karen Blixen’s private journals and unpublished letters. You’ll also get to spend a night in Segera’s incredible NAY PALAD Bird Nest.

Next, travel to the Maasai Mara for a quintessential Kenyan safari with three nights at Angama Mara. Perched atop an escarpment on the edge of the Great Rift Valley overlooking the game-rich savanna below, this stunning luxury lodge is filled with subtle cues that celebrate the much-loved novel and film. You can even enjoy an intimate picnic on the crest of the kopje that is featured on the movie’s poster.

Spend your days in the Mara out on exciting game drives, walking safaris and interacting with the Maasai people. Or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Laikipia Plateau

Private charter from Wilson Airport to Segera Retreat Private charter from Wilson Airport to Segera Retreat
Check in to Segera Check in to Segera

Check in to your beautiful villa at Segera.

Three nights at Segera on safari on the Laikipia Plateau Three nights at Segera on safari on the Laikipia Plateau

Segera is situated in the wooded savannah and grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau, with the glorious Mount Kenya to the east and the Great Rift Valley to the west. As well as supporting the endangered patas monkey, African wild dog and a sizeable portion of the world's remaining Grevy's zebra, Segera has good densities of lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, elephant, buffalo, eland, reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx. There is also a wealth of plains game. The number of bird species recorded in the area totals 365.

NAY PALAD bird nest, Segera, Kenya
NAY PALAD Bird Nest sleep out NAY PALAD Bird Nest sleep out

Built alongside a river teeming with wildlife, the incredible NAY PALAD Bird Nest gives you chance to spend the night sleeping at treetop level with a 360 degree birds-eye-view of this beautiful wilderness. You'll be brought here just before sunset to find the nest lit up with lanterns, with champagne and culinary delights laid out on the open-air rooftop​,​ and inviting beds (either open-air or within the shelter of the first floor) prepared with luxurious linens and hot water bottles, ready for the night ahead. The following morning, a picnic breakfast delivery ​is enjoyed while watching​ ​elephants, giraffe and other wildlife ​gather ​at the river.

With one fully-equipped bathroom, the Bird Nest is technically designed to sleep two guests, but a cosy family would also be welcome – for example the parents may choose to sleep in the shelter of the first floor, but children would love the adventure of sleeping out on the top deck.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private charter flight to Angama Mara

Days 4-7

Mara Conservancies

Check in to Angama Mara Check in to Angama Mara

Check into your tented suite at the spectacularly situated Angama Mara.

Three nights at Angama Mara exploring the Mara Conservancies Three nights at Angama Mara exploring the Mara Conservancies

Enjoy these protected areas outside the national park with morning and afternoon game drives. You can also choose from a range of optional activities, these will vary depending on your accommodation.

Private charter to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Private charter to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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