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Experience the beauty of Kenya from the skies, visiting the country’s finest wildlife areas and staying in superb camps, on this ‘access all areas’ itinerary.

This itinerary travels from Amboseli National Park in the lee of Africa’s highest peak - the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro - to the highlands of the Laikipia Plateau and on to the wide plains of the Masai Mara. Flying from location to location ensures you make the absolute most of your time, and using top quality camps with highly experienced guides guarantees the best wildlife sightings possible.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Days 2-3 : Arrive Nairobi & fly to Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli

    On arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Wilson domestic airport for an onward flight by light aircraft to Selenkay Conservancy in Amboseli National Park. Following afternoon tea, join a Masai guide for an escorted walk to a nearby village to gain an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. 

    The following day, after an early breakfast you'll head out through the bush and into Amboseli National Park for a full morning of game viewing followed by a picnic lunch, returning to camp later in the afternoon. You can also take an exciting evening game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, stopping at a scenic viewpoint for a sundowner. Then continue on a night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife such as African wild cats, serval cats, bat-eared foxes, caracals and aardvarks.

    Accommodation: Porini Amboseli Camp, 2-nights

  3. Days 4-5 : Fly to Laikipia Plateau

    After breakfast, transfer to Amboseli Airstrip to board a flight via Nairobi to Laikipia Plateau and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90,000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya. On arrival you will be met and transferred by 4x4 safari vehicle to your camp, and the afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and surroundings.         

    A full range of activities are available at your chosen camp, including game drives, night drives and guided walks escorted by Masai warriors.

    Accommodation: Porini Rhino Camp or Kicheche Laipikia Camp, 2-nights                                                        

  4. Days 6-7 : Fly to the Masai Mara

    Depart Laikipia Plateau and fly to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Your safari guide will meet you from the airstrip and transfer you to your camp. After lunch, there's time to enjoy an afternoon game drive, stopping at a scenic point for a sundowner. Continue on a night game drive in search of nocturnal animals. Your next day in the Mara follows a similar pattern, rising at dawn for an early morning game drive, before returning to camp for brunch in the heat of the day.

    We offer a range of accommodation in the Masai Mara, from the exclusive Porini Lion Camp to the intimate and seasonal Rekero Camp.

  5. Day 8: Fly to Nairobi

    This morning you transfer to the airstrip for the short but scenic flight to Nairobi Wilson airport.

    Accommodation: Hotel or tented camp in Nairobi, 1-night

  6. Day 9: Fly back to the UK

    Transfer to Nairobi International Airport for a daytime flight to London. 

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £4,395 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 8 days from £3,595 pp
  • Single supplement: From £800
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily, throughout the year
Featured locations:

Amboseli National Park

The snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro dominates the backdrop of Amboseli National Park and creates a highly scenic setting which, for many, is the classic image of East Africa. With a full host of plains game, more than 50 mammals and 400 bird species, this is one of Kenya’s most sought-after destinations.

  • Where: Rift Valley Province
  • Ideal for viewing: African elephant, gerenuk, leopard, lesser kudu, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris

Laikipia Plateau

The wildlife of the Laikipia Plateau is abundant and it serves as one of the last refuges for the black rhino. Yet its tranquility and remoteness is the major attraction, and walking safaris with Masai guides in the African bush offer a feeling of solitude rarely found elsewhere in Kenya.

  • Where: Central Province
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, greater kudu, leopard, lion, reticulated giraffe
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary, the Masai Mara is a paradise of gently rolling grasslands studded with acacia trees. Remaining as the ancestral homelands of the Masai, a curious harmony between man and wildlife exists that allows a route for the large migrations and a home for predators and plains wildlife.

  • Where: Rift Valley Province
  • Ideal for viewing: cheetah, Grant’s gazelle, leopard, lion, Thompson’s gazelle
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Vehicle safaris

Mt Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 metres, is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. Intensely cultivated lower slopes give way to lush montane forest inhabited by elephant, leopard, buffalo, endangered Abbot’s duiker, other small antelopes and primates.

  • Where: Kilimanjaro Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey, malachite sunbird, variable sunbird, silvery-cheecked hornbill

Nairobi

Kenya’s bustling capital is more than just a starting point for your wildlife safari. Places to visit in the city include the Karen Blixen Museum, Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. For those staying longer, nearby Nairobi National Park has a wide diversity of wildlife.

  • Where: Nairobi Province
  • Excellent for: City stopover
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Governors’ Camp

Governors’ Camp has a magical setting, nestling in the forest along the banks of the meandering Mara River, its waters teeming with crocodile and hippo. Exclusively reserved for Kenya’s colonial governor and his royal visitors in days gone by, the camp today is still considered one of Africa’s best.

Kicheche Laikipia

This small tented camp nestles in a lovely spot beside a forest at the heart of Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is blessed with fine views of Mount Kenya. Six luxurious en suite tents have verandahs facing a waterhole, and a full range of activities includes day and night drives, and walks.

Mara Plains Camp

This exclusive camp on the northern border of the Masai Mara National Reserve is one of five in the 14,000 hectare Olare Motorogi Conservancy. It has just seven tented rooms on raised decks, and wildlife is never far away, with leopard regularly wandering through the camp, and cheetah territories nearby.

Porini Amboseli Camp

This small safari camp, with just nine spacious en suite tents, has all the charm and character of a traditional luxury camp of days gone by. Located in the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy, Porini is off the beaten track yet close to Amboseli National Park and its prolific wildlife and birdlife.

Porini Lion Camp

This award-winning camp is located in the exclusive 14,000 hectare Olare Motorogi Conservancy, a pristine wilderness bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Ten secluded luxury tents are situated along the banks of the seasonal Ntiakatiak River, offering guests a real African bush experience.

Porini Rhino Camp

Consisting of six spacious tents, this eco-friendly camp is located in a secluded and remote corner of the vast Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino. Wildlife viewing is done by 4x4 safari vehicles, and guided walks are taken on the open plains escorted by Masai warriors.

Rekero

This seasonal eco-camp is one of the Mara’s premier properties and consists of nine tents overlooking the Talek River, in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. Operating between June and March, It is ideally situated for the annual migration, when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest zebra travel across the nearby river.