Safari is the Swahili word for ‘journey’ and Kenya evokes nostalgia for the earliest origins of the African safari. Romance and excitement are plentiful here, with Africa’s mightiest wildlife roaming free and a rich tribal culture embedded in the land. The dramatic landscapes frame your adventure, beginning in Nairobi and exploring the Chyulu Hills, the Mathews Mountains and beyond. You’ll witness tribal rituals, explore Big Five territory, hike along ancient elephant routes and stay in some of the greatest luxury wilderness camps Kenya has to offer. Caution: once you’ve spent your first night under the stars, you may never want to go home.
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Arrive at your luxury accommodation in Nairobi and unwind, exploring the nearby shops and museums. Your safari adventure begins tomorrow!
Board your flight to the exclusive Ol Donyo Lodge, perched on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills. The Hills house over 7,000 animal species and offer spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro—an afternoon game drive is the perfect introduction.
The choice is yours today: set out on a guided bushwalk, visit the nearby lava tubes, or take your bike out in search of wildlife. This afternoon, get to know the faces behind a local organization working to end poaching in Kenya.
Arrive at your next camp in the pristine Namunyak Conservancy. Spend the next two days exploring the area (and its four-legged residents) on game drives and guided bush walks—the daily Singing Well rituals are a must-see during dry season!
Those seeking a challenge may opt for a daylong trek to the top of picturesque Mount Ololokwe—the views are certainly worth it. Or, keen animal lovers can pay a visit to the nearby elephant rehabilitation centre.
Continue your journey to the Borana Conservancy, home to some of the highest populations of endangered species in Kenya. Again, the activities are endless—hiking, biking, horseback riding, game drives, take your pick.
Borana is a Big Five destination, so prepare for sightings as you explore the area further—hike along ancient elephant trails or visit the stunning blue pools and waterfalls of the Ngare Ndare Forest.
Get an inside look at the anti-poaching efforts currently underway in Borana. Then, spend the afternoon lounging by the pool (and soaking in the incredible mountain views).
Board your private charter back to Nairobi, where you'll spend the day exploring the local boutiques and elephant orphanage. This evening, you'll be driven to the airport for your onward journey. Farewell!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
Are you keen on water activities? Then why not to combine photographing with an enjoyable ride on the river making your vacation even more exciting! The Chobe River is known for its peaceful turquoise waters that create the atmosphere of tranquility and sedate you. No severe currents or rapids are to be expected, so even those not good at swimming should not be afraid of waters, you are guaranteed complete safety.