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Tailor-Made Kenya: The Masai Mara & Beyond

7 days from $9,795

Discover Kenya’s alluring landscapes and wildlife in two of the country’s most enticing safari destinations – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The finest guides in the region will take you on morning and afternoon game drives to see the most incredible animals native to these lands. After ruminative wildlife encounters, relax under the African night sky in luxurious accommodations where the surrounding nature serenades you to sleep.

Kenya at a Glance

There are quite a few things to consider when planning a visit to Kenya. To visit this East African country, you’ll need to make an appointment with a doctor first and ensure that you’ve got all the necessary vaccines for diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, polio and tetanus, as possibly rabies and meningitis jabs, too. If you’re transitioning through high-risk countries or planning an onward journey to Rwanda, Uganda, or Tanzania, you’ll also need a yellow fever vaccination certificate. Discuss malaria risks with your doctor because these depend on the region you visit. Either way, you’ll want to wear long sleeves and light colours, and bring at least a 50% DEET mosquito repellent to wear during dusk and dawn to avoid mosquito bites. Additionally, it’s worth noting that Kenya banned plastic bags in 2017 – to avoid fines, make sure you don’t have any plastic bags in your checked or carry-on luggage (this includes any duty-free bags). Once it is Kenya, it’s a good idea to stick to bottled water, even though tap water is presumed safe for drinking in Nairobi and Mombasa. LGBT travellers shouldn’t experience problems in Kenya as long as they are completely discreet. Public displays of affection remain inappropriate between any two people of any orientation. Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya, and anything to do with it is considered taboo. In terms of when to visit, the best time to go to Kenya for safaris is in the dry seasons – between January and March and then from July to October. During this time, the Great Migration takes place, and the chances of seeing wildlife are the best.

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Currency

Kenyan shilling (KES)

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Language

Swahili, English

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Visas

All visitors are required to obtain an e-visa before departing for Kenya.

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Best Time To Visit

June – October

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Timezone

East Africa Time (GMT+3)

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Homosexual Activity

Illegal

Photo: Sutirta Budiman

Photo: Leila Brewster

7-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Fly to Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. A driver will take you from the airport to your luxurious hotel, and you can enjoy the rest of the day settling in and relaxing.

DAY 2

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Slumber Under Canvas

This morning, after breakfast, fly to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. This safe refuge is home to the endangered black rhinos, elephants, big cats, zebras, and other native wildlife. After settling into your comfortable tented camp in the Northern Frontier District, head out into the bush and observe the wildlife up close as the animals roam the landscape. In the evening, enjoy dinner and spend a memorable night in a secure well-appointed tent as the sounds of the night serenade you to sleep.

DAY 3

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Rare & Unique Species

Spend the first half of the day on a wildlife safari that you can experience on foot or on a 4x4 vehicle. Keep an eye out for majestic black and white rhinos, elephants, oryx, and other animals. After a day well spent, enjoy the afternoon on your private patio as you dine on gourmet meals prepared by excellent staff.

DAY 4

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Masai Mara Game Reserve | Relax in Luxury

Today you’re heading to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, where you’ll check into a luxurious lodge in the most tranquil setting, where you can enjoy beautiful Mara River vistas from your private patio. In the late afternoon, set out on a game drive before returning for dinner.

DAY 5

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Masai Mara Game Reserve | Big Game Country

Today awaits with both morning and afternoon game drives offering a chance to witness the open savanna, tree-lined rivers, and woodlands. With the help of expert trackers, you may get lucky and find leopards lounging on the acacia branches – in fact, with hundreds of bird and mammal species roaming these lands, you’re in for an exciting adventure!

DAY 6

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Masai Mara Game Reserve | A Parting Glimpse

Enjoy your final day on the Mara Game Reserve by continuing to explore the surroundings on game drives – perhaps you’ll spot an animal or two that sneakily escaped your sight on the previous days. In the afternoon, visit the Maasai village to see the local life and customs.

DAY 7

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Depart Nairobi

After breakfast, fly back to Nairobi. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in your comfortable dayroom before a driver takes you to the airport for your flight home.

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Additional recommended experiences

Elevate your experience in Kenya with one of these optional add-ons. Book a memorable sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Masai Mara to see the local wildlife and landscapes from soaring heights before enjoying breakfast in the bush. Swap a 4x4 for a camel – set out on a camel safari in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with local Samburu guides.

Let Us Book Your Luxury Kenya Vacation

Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Kenya trip. Did you have a different Kenya itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

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A private itinerary designed for you

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Hand-selected luxury accommodation

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Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

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English-speaking local guides

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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