Wildlife & Warriors

​This highly personalised journey takes you to the home of the safari, and combines two of Kenya’s most fabled game viewing spots with another in the south that is a hidden gem.

Journey Overview

This highly personalised journey takes you to the home of the safari and combines two of Kenya’s most fabled game viewing spots with another in the south that is a hidden gem. You’ll mix wildlife with culture as you traverse three contrasting ecosystems in search of big game, meeting Maasai villagers and staying in some of the country’s finest lodgings.

Journey Highlights

  • See wildlife at close quarters from a photographic hide or on horse back
  • Admire the striking landscapes and excellent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro at Chyulu Hills
  • See endangered black and white rhino at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • Hone your photographic skills on the abundant wildlife of the famous Masai Mara
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

A personal welcome to the safari capital of Kenya and a transfer to your elegant boutique hotel located in the charming residential area of Karen.

Hemingways Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi – Chyulu Hills National Park

Transfer for the flight southeast to Chyulu Hills. Located between Tsavo and Amboseli National Park, ol Donyo Lodge is situated on the 270,000 acre Mbirkani Group Ranch, communally owned Maasai Land. Your spacious luxury cottage comes complete with a rooftop ‘star-bed’ and a private plunge-pool. Views over the waterhole mean you can even watch game from the comfort of your cottage.

Ol Donyo Lodge| Meals: BLD

Days 3-4: Chyulu Hills National Park

Over the next two days, choose from a range of guided activities in the exclusive concession enjoyed solely by lodge guests. Track wildlife by vehicle, on foot or horseback. Night drives are offered for those interested in spotting the more elusive nocturnal species. Over 7,000 wild animals find their habitat in and around the lodge environs. Not only the ‘Big Five’ but also cheetah, fringe-eared oryx, gerenuk, giraffe and many other species.

Ol Donyo Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Chyulu Hills National Park – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Transfer for the flight northwards via Nairobi to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a World Heritage Site, where you are met and transferred to the award-winning Sirikoi Lodge. This family-run tented lodge is small and intimate, offering the ultimate in luxury and comfort alongside unrivalled wildlife viewing. Surrounded by 68,000 acres of pure wilderness, the location of the lodge is truly exceptional.

Sirikoi Lodge | Meals: BLD

Days 6-7: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Over the next 2 days, choose from a wide variety of activities on offer, including game drives, guided walks, quad-biking, camel-riding, flight-seeing over Mount Kenya, and interactions with the local Samburu and Maasai tribes.

The wildlife on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is abundant and includes many endangered species such as black and white rhino, and the largest resident population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Families of elephant have carved Sirikoi into their migratory routes and almost daily they can be seen just in front of the Sirikoi dining deck for hours at a time.

Sirikoi Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – Masai Mara National Reserve

Fly South to the boundless plains of the world famous Masai Mara, whose wide open spaces and abundant wildlife make for exciting and effortless game viewing in an area considered one of the finest for wildlife in all of Africa. An afternoon game drive in a specially-adapted 4WD vehicle is included. The Masai Mara is a photographer’s dream, with lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and the graceful Maasai giraffe all resident.

Located within the 35,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, idyllic and luxurious Mara Plains Camp is tucked into the trees that line the Ntiakatek River. Access to this elegant camp is via a wooden footbridge over a river, underlining its sense of seclusion and intimacy, whilst its seven guest tents pay homage to the rich heritage of the classic African safari.

Mara Plains| Meals: BLD

Days 9-10: Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the next two days on safari with thrilling morning and afternoon game viewing activities. Mara Plains offers a wide range of activities in the greater Masai Mara – early morning and late afternoon and night game drives and unrivalled access to superior wildlife habitats. Easy access to the Mara River to observe the Great Migration allows you to experience the best of both worlds: the magnificence of the Mara combined with the uncrowded exclusivity of a private conservancy with walking safaris, night game drives, Maasai village visits and unrivalled wildlife.

Mara Plains | Meals: BLD

Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve – Depart Nairobi

Return by air to Nairobi where your safari ends.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hemingways Nairobi

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Hemingways Nairobi is the sister hotel to the famous Hemingways in Watamu. A plantation style property with views of the Ngong Hills is a... Read more

ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills

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Ol Donyo Lodge is in the heart of the 275,000 acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between... Read more

Mara Plains Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve

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Completely rebuilt in safari-chic style, Mara Plains is situated in a private conservancy on the 35,000 acre private Olare Motorogi Conse... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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