Experience Kenya’s game drives and get close to the rich culture of the Maasai Mara

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Guided bush walks in Lewa Conservancies
  • Spotting the elusive black rhino in its natural habitat
  • Feeding the giraffes in Nairobi
  • Explore the vast plains and lakes of Solio

What's included

  • Game drives lead by specialist guides on safari
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Kenya is famous for its wildlife and it is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to safari. Explore its vast national parks and get an insight into Maasai culture on this incredible 15-day adventure.

After a night in Nairobi you will head to the Lewa Conservancies, one of the best places to spot black rhino. Enjoy making your acquaintance with the animals on day and night game drives, and if you fancy really getting close to your surroundings, then there is the option to take part in guided bush walks.

Your next wildlife encounter will be in the Solio Reserve, exploring the vast plains, forest glades and lakes. From here you will make your way to the famous Masai Mara and the Mara Conservancies where your safari adventure continues and you’ll be exposed to an eye-opening volume of game.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2


Flights & transfers


Meet and greet at Nairobi airport


Private transfer to your hotel in Nairobi

Accommodation in Nairobi

Overnight in Nairobi Overnight in Nairobi

We've selected the very best hotels and lodges in Nairobi from which you can choose. This means you'll have a very relaxing and comfortable stay in the best part of town, refreshed and ready to continue your onward journey. If you have time to venture out to explore for a while, there are a handful of interesting places to visit. Let us know what interests you and we can make some suggestions.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Wilson airport


Flight from Nairobi to Lewa


Transfer to your lodge in Lewa

Days 2-5


Lodges in Lewa

Three days exploring the Lewa Conservancy Three days exploring the Lewa Conservancy

Take in Kenya’s stunning Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and some of Africa’s best rhino safaris. Your time here will be spent enjoying day and night game drives to spot the varying wildlife, horse riding, camel trekking, bush walks as well as archaeological site excursions and lectures on the history of conservancy, which this catchment is known for.

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust Ngare Ndare Forest Trust

Today you will have the opportunity to visit the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust. This forest lies to the southeast of Borana and has made huge steps in recent years to connect with the local communities to ensure its survival. Within the forest there are some magnificent rock pools, where the clear blue spring water gushes out the side of the hill, and also a fabulous canopy walk making it possible to get up close and personal with a Hartlaub’s turaco or even an elephant.

Quad biking Quad biking

This expedition takes you on quad bike or buggy through the rugged wilderness of northern Kenya, where true adventure off the beaten track awaits. The safari follows tracks through muddy, rocky, dusty terrain, where nomadic tribes of northern remain true to a traditional way of life.

Flights & transfers


Flight to Nanyuki


Transfer to your lodge in the Solio Reserve

Days 5-7

Solio Reserve

Lodges in the Solio Reserve

Solio Lodge, Solio Game Reserve, Kenya
Two days on safari in the Solio Private Reserve Two days on safari in the Solio Private Reserve

Set in the lush foothills of the Aberdares and close to Mount Kenya, this area is the premier place to see Black Rhino in Kenya and other types of game. Your travel designer will be able to inform you about the activities on offer in this area of Kenya. Some of the activities you might choose to add on to your stay include thrilling helicopter flights over Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Range, or a visit to a local school where you can discover more about some of the projects that trips like yours help to support.

Flights & transfers


Transfer to Nanyuki airport


Flight to Mara

Days 7-9

Maasai Mara

Flights & transfers


Transfer to your camp in the Masai Mara

Camps in the Masai Mara

Two days exploring the Maasai Mara Two days exploring the Maasai Mara

Spend your time exploring the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve with morning and afternoon games drives. During the Migration season you'll also be on the look out for the infamous river crossings.

Hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara Hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara

You might choose to add in a stunning scenic hot air balloon flight over the Maasai Mara to really appreciate its scale and gain a unique bird's-eye view of the game below. Note that this is a scheduled, shared activity and is weather dependent.

Visit a Maasai village Visit a Maasai village

If you're interested in learning about the region's rich culture, we can arrange a visit to a local village for you. The Maasai will your hosts and you'll find out how they live in harmony with their cattle and the Mara's incredible wildlife, which has a lot to do with this land being kept so pristine. They are a people who are proud of their heritage, and although they find some of the new western trappings useful – mobile phones, motor bikes etc - they prefer to continue to live in their traditional way.

Flights & transfers


Transfer to your camp in the Mara Conservancies

Days 9-12

Mara Conservancies

Camps in the Mara Conservanices

Three days exploring the Mara Conservancies Three days exploring the Mara Conservancies

The Mara Conservancies surrounding the Masai Mara National Reserve offer visitors the ultimate safari: the lowest tourist densities; incredible day and night game viewing; walking safaris; and authentic cultural interactions. But above all, these Conservancies are managed according to a model that protects the delicate eco-system and benefits the landowners themselves – the Maasai people.

Maasai Tribe dancing, Kenya.
Maasai cultural evening Maasai cultural evening

Add an extra special memory to your Kenyan adventure and join the Maasai warriors as they sing and dance around the campfire. Music and dance is an incredibly important part of Maasai culture and this is a chance to experience something very meaningful.

Sleep out at The Nest Sleep out at The Nest

Perched out on a limb in a lone Warburgia tree overlooking the Mara River, The Nest is just a short stroll away from Serian. It’s the perfect picnic spot after a trek through the bushes, and doubles as a romantic overnight spot. With two double nest-shaped beds, plus space for a couple more bedrolls, it can work either as an intrepid sleepover for the adventurer wanting to engage their senses, or a means for a family to realise that inner-child dream of living in a tree-house. Kitted out with infra-red spotlight and night-vision camera for watching nocturnal creatures. Talk to your travel designer about the possibility of adding this unique experience on to your trip.

Flights & transfers


Transfer from your lodge to the airstrip in the Mara Conservancies


Light aircraft flight from Mara to Nairobi

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