Kenya 10 days / 9 nights
Day 1 : Nairobi
On arrival at the airport, meet your guide. You will be transferred to Villa Rosa Kempinski for overnight. Villa Rosa Kempinski.
Day 2: Meru National Park
This morning fly on Air Kenya from Wilson airport to Meru National Park. On arrival at Meru Airstrip you will be met and driven the short distance to your home for the next three nights, Offbeat Meru Camp, a luxury tent camp situated in the Bisanandi Reserve just outside of Meru National Park. Eat a delicious lunch and relax poolside before heading out on your first game drive in the cool of the afternoon. Return to camp just before dark and enjoy a candlelit dinner before you settle in for an evening of preparation for the adventures ahead Overnight Meru Camp
Day 3: Bisanadi Reserve
Wake up early to fresh coffee or tea bedside before you head out on an early game drive at first light. Take with you a packed breakfast or choose to eat a full breakfast once back at the camp. Keep your eyes open for lions, leopards, and cheetahs as you spend the morning exploring the Bisinandi Reserve. Opt for a short guided walk on the reserve before lunch. Next, head out to the Rhino Sanctuary to spot some of the 60 black and white rhino that call this place home. Finish off your day by fishing in one of the stunningly clear rivers for catfish, barble, or tilapia, which if successful can be cooked up for dinner! Dine back at camp before a restful sleep. Overnight Meru Camp.
Day 4: Tana River
This morning, don’t forget your packed lunch as we head out for a full day to the Tana River. Keep a keen eye out as you sit back and relax on this wonderful game drive. Stop by the grave of the famous lioness, Elsa, forever immortalized in the film, Born Free. On our return to camp this afternoon, we will visit the Boran Cultural Centrer as well as the local school. Overnight Meru Camp.
Day 5: Laikipia Plateau
Today we travel to Sosian Ranch (5 – 6 hours) in our comfortable 4×4 land cruiser, eating breakfast along the way. We will drive through the pretty Nyambene Hills, onto the foot slopes of Mt Kenya and then back down onto the Laikipia Plateau, making a stop along the way for snacks in Nanyuki. We arrive at Sosian, a 24,000-acre private, working ranch, in time for lunch.
In the afternoon you may opt for a horseback or camel ride to explore the southern end of the ranch or take a walk along the river, pausing to take in the stunning waterfalls at your turnaround point • Eat an early dinner before we head out for a night safari with spotlights in search of leopard and other nocturnal animals, such as aardvark and the smaller gennet and serval cats. Overnight Sosian Ranch
Day 6: Laikipia Plateau
Awaken early to a steaming hot mug of coffee as you prepare to head out north of the ranch, up onto the open plains. Scan the surrounding openness for some of Kenya’s rarer species such as Jackson’s hartebeest, Oryx and aardwolf. Sit under the shade of an acacia tree near one of the many dams of the ranch as you enjoy a late morning brunch. Upon returning to the lodge, relax by the pool or try your hand at a game of tennis.
After tea, meet the ranch cattle manager and take a guided tour of the stud breeding herds – some of Kenya’s finest – showcasing the balance between cattle ranching and wildlife conservation. Back at the lodge, throw on some warm clothes because tonight we’re headed out to a bush dinner. Tonight, choose to sleep under the stars in a simple fly camp, falling asleep to the sounds of the African bush. Overnight Sosian Ranch.
Day 7: Masai Mara Reserve
After a tasty breakfast, wish farewell to the Sosian Ranch as we take off for the Nanyuki airstrip (2 hours) Board your plane for a one hour scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. From the airstrip, a guide will meet you and transfer you to Mara Camp, situated on Mara North Conservancy, north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. This afternoon you will head out in custom made Landcrusiers into the Mara North Conservancy where the game viewing is superb and the chances of seeing the big cats are very high.
Experience a sundowner in front of a campfire, overlooking the Masai Mara ecosystem – what a breathtaking way to finish the day! On return to camp take a hot shower and feast on a sumptuous dinner served in the candlelit mess tent before heading off to sleep. Overnight Offbeat Mara Camp.
Day 8: Masai Mara Reserve
After an early wake up call, we head out for a full day on the Masai Mara Reserve. We will head to the Mara River and visit one of the main crossing points for the wildebeest and zebra as they brave crocodile infested waters in search of greener pastures. Make sure to bring your camera today as there will be many great photo opportunities and the wildlife sightings are guaranteed to WOW you! Overnight Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 9: Masai Mara Reserve
This morning, enjoy a big breakfast before departing for a local village to witness the traditional life of a Masai herdsman. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase locally made crafts and jewellery. We will also visit the local guiding school, where all of the Offbeat Mara guides got their start! After lunch back at camp, we will head out for our final game drive with sundowner, returning to camp just before dark in time for hot showers and a farewell dinner. Overnight Mara Camp.
Day 10: Nairobi – Departure
After breakfast, you will take your final scheduled flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. From here you will follow through with your post trip plans or take your flight back home
- Bed and Breakfast in Nairobi
- Full board accommodation while on safari
- Airstrip transfers
- Bush meals
- Unlimited game drives
- Sun downers
- Conservancy fees
- Guided bush walks & night game drives
- Soft drinks
- Beer and house wine
- Domestic flights as above
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Premium drinks