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Best of Kenya

Best of Kenya

FROM PRICE: $ 7495 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 6795

Chyulu Hills, Laikipia Plateau and Masai Mara - 9 nights/10 days

The price includes all costs other than international flights and is per person and is valid July, August, September.

Our "pick" of our Kenya safaris because it covers the three best game viewing areas; you will most likely see the Big Five, the little Five and much more besides. You will also see Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and much of the Kenyan countryside from the air including the spectacular sight of the Rift Valley escarpment.

With just a little extra cost and planning, this safari is easily converted into a dedicated riding safari for the novice or the experienced rider and can include full or half day rides on any of the days at Chyulu Hills or on the Laikipia.

Camp closed April, May and November.

Where is it?

Where is it?

The safari takes place in Chyulu Hills, part of the Amboseli system; Laikipia in Central Kenya and the Masai Mara on the south west border of Kenya.

What is the best time of year to go?

What is the best time of year to go?

The safari can be done any time of the year other than April, May and November when the camps are closed. Prime game viewing time is during the hottest part of the season - July, August and September.

Temperately, the country varies from alpine climates in the higher regions to the tropical temperatures typical of the Indian Ocean beaches. The weather is predictable and considered dry - over most of the country there are two mild rainy seasons annually: the ‘Short’ rains from late October through November and the ‘Long’ rains which occur from late March to early June.

Generally speaking, in the Highlands the climate is cool particularly on the high peaks of Mt Kenya and other surprisingly high summits along the Rift Valley; at lower altitudes temperatures can reach approximately 35°C during the day; the coast is humid and balmy.

For more on the weather and other matters see More about Kenya

How to get there

How to get there

This safari starts and ends in Nairobi. We can arrange your international flights for you at extra cost or you can just let us know your arrival and departure details.

Tips and Notes

Tips and Notes

Please note we may need to use a charter plane on your first day if your arrival time in Nairobi is not before 06h30am as the scheduled flight leaves. A small extra charge will be incurred.

The cost of the safari includes:

  • Flying doctors ambulance cover
  • Airport departure and landing taxes
  • Accommodation, meals, normal safari activities
  • All transfers necessary in Kenya
  • Conservation fees
  • Day trip to Lewa Conservancy when staying in Laikipia
  • 8hr excursion around Nairobi and dinner before connecting to your international flight

There is a luggage restriction of 15kgs per person and this cannot be increased unless you purchase an extra seat. The cost of the safari does not include international flights, Visa fees, optional balloon safari over the Masai Mara.


Our Recommended Accommodation

Our Recommended Accommodation

Rekero Camp

Rekero Camp

Situated in a prime site of the Masai Mara Game Reserve and close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek River, 10 mins from the main wildebeest crossings during the migration. Game viewing happens right from camp with some of the best cat viewings in Africa on the camp's doorstep.

An extremely eco-friendly camp, it is set up seasonally from June to October and December to March. At maximum the camp can fit 18 guests and is managed and hosted by Gerard and Rainee Beaton and Jackson Ole Looseyia of Big Cat Diary fame. The team of Maasai guides is one of the most enduring and experienced in East Africa, all accompanied by a delightful sense of humor.

All tents are spacious and en suite with excellent views into the bush and very attentive camp staff to bring hot water and luxury of luxuries - tea in the morning!

Camp is closed April, May and November

Activities to be enjoyed from camp:

  • Wildlife viewing and bird watching on foot or in customised Toyota Land cruiser vehicles
  • All the Maasai and Ildorobo guides live around the Mara and have a unique knowledge of the area
  • Bush picnics

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Ol Donyo Wuas

Ol Donyo Wuas

Ol Donyo Wuas is a superb eco-lodge on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills with views to Mt Kilimanjaro and far away from the heat, dust and malaria of the plains below. The recently renovated lodge has an excellent menu, solar powered lighting and heating, luxurious accommodation and a pretty swimming pool with fabulous views.

The original lodge was built and developed by Richard Bonham and his sister Trish and is thought to be the first bush lodge ever opened. Today Richard and his wife Tara, personally manage the lodge and are on hand to greet and host guests. An excellent team of guides and trackers provide a wide variety of activities and a small taste of what it takes to keep this great conservation project on track.

The lodge is responsible for managing much of the conservation in this area and the Maasailand Preservation Trust maintains a series of important projects including predator conservation, water management, re-forestation and livestock management. Tucked away below the lodge, stands a comfortable hide fitted with beds and chairs enabling hours of photographing not only of the ever present bull elephants, sometimes numbering up to 30, but the many other species who use the nearby water hole.

Camp is closed in May and November

Activities to be enjoyed from camp:

  • Game drives, walks and night drives
  • Horse rides - half day or full day
  • Picnics in the bush
  • Learning more about Masaai culture
  • Day trips to Amboseli
  • Massages

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Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge

Borana Lodge is situated on the Laikipia Plateau, on the edge of the Samangua Valley. The lodge itself is built by local craftsmen with local materials and is very much a part of its surroundings. From anywhere in the lodge or the gardens, there are panaromic views over the dam below and the Lewa Plains as far as the Ngare Ndare Forest.

Each cottage is angled for privacy and with its own unique view which allows an appreciation of the vastness of the landscape. The dam acts as a waterhole attracting the local game and is a great spot to nab a good photograph as there is a game blind situated on the edge of the dam.

A large fireplace is surrounded by big leather sofas and decorated with local art and sculptures. A welcoming fire burns whilst aperitifs and snacks are served in the evenings. All food is prepared in the kitchen from fresh, local produce and truly delicious with lots of flavor.

Pretty gardens attract a variety of birds and there is even a kudu who has made the garden his permanent feeding ground and may be met on the way to and from the bedrooms.

Activities to be enjoyed from camp:

  • Guided Bush walks
  • Game drives with knowledgeable driver/guides
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • A day on the working ranch

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Other Options

Other Options

We suggest combining the safari with a visit to the Kenyan Coast for a few days. This could be on Lamu Island where there is more interaction with other people or a pristine and isolated beach lodge further up the coast.

Kenya's Safari Spots

Masai Mara | Laikipia | Amboseli | Kenyan Coast | Lamu | Samburu | Lake Naivasha | Northern Frontier District | Lake Turkana | Lake Nakuru

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