Pure luxury in the north of Kenya
On this tour you can expect incomparable experiences - be it a visit to a giraffe at breakfast in Girrafe Manor, a bush walk near the Mutamaiyu House, a visit to a Samburu village or incomparable game drives in the Masai Mara with its abundance of game, which in known all over the world. Let yourself be enchanted and dive yourself in the adventure of Africa.
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Arriving at Jomo Kenyatta Airport - Welcome to Kenya
Today your very special journey begins with the arrival at the airport in Nairobi. After completing all formalities and picking up your luggage, your personal guide will be waiting for you and give you a warm welcome. After the greeting, he will take you to your accommodation in Nairobi at the Giraffe Manor - as the name suggests, the giraffes are the main attraction here - and bid you farewell for the day. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Giraffe Manor.
From lively Nairobi to the tranquil Laikipia area
On day 2 you leave the capital of Kenya and continue to the Laikipia area. The travel time from Nairobi is approximately 5-6 hours. Tuesday afternoon and the following day can be organized differently, there are numerous options, such as:
Visit the Mugie reserve
Located on the northwestern edge of the Laikipia Plateau, the Mugie Conservation Area offers a variety of wildlife viewing, including elephants, hyenas, buffalo, cheetahs, lions, zebras, over 250 species of birds and other wild animals.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy - home to rhinos and chimpanzees
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a very special area in Kenya, it not only offers a wonderful African backdrop, no, it is also home to the impressive black and white rhinos and chimpanzees.
Mutamaiyu House offers guided walks in the area. A whole new perspective to discover nature and wildlife. Your guide certainly has a lot to tell and will impress you with his knowledge.
Village / school attendance
Would you like to get in touch with the local population? Then visit a nearby village and / or school there. The locals always look forward to visits and exchanges with guests.
From Laikipia to the Elephant Bedroom - Samburu National Reserve
Today you leave Laikipia after breakfast and continue to the north of Kenya to the Elephant Bedroom Camp - the drive takes about 4 hours. You will arrive here in time for lunch. Around the camp you will see elephants, monkeys and impalas. The nearby Samburu National Reserve is home to lions and leopards - a great area for afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Explore the Samburu National Reserve
Use today for your game drives in the Samburu National Reserve. The area is characterized by a spectacular landscape. Arid plains, which are crossed by a river and in the background Mount Kenya and other impressive mountains of Africa. If you want we can make a stop at a Samburu village. This tribe is very similar to the Maasai and a visit here will always be remembered. Dinner and overnight in camp.
From northern Kenya to the world famous Masai Mara
After breakfast you will leave the Samburu National Reserve and be taken to the airstrip. You fly directly to the Masai Mara with a bush plane. Once there, you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation.
Here you can check in in peace and let the surroundings sink in. In the afternoon you go on your first game drive in the Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight in camp.
On a discovery tour in the Masai Mara
You start your first game drive through the Masai Mara early in the morning - the animals are particularly active here. Watch the lions, wildebeests, zebras and many other wild animals roaming around in the wilderness, grazing in the steppe or, if you are lucky, hunting. You return to the accommodation for breakfast and relax there until after lunch. In the afternoon you go on an observation tour again and follow in the tracks of the wild animals. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Optionally, you can also go hiking from the camp.
Today your safari is coming to an end. After breakfast we will take you to the airstrip. On the way you will experience last game drives. You fly back to Nairobi. Upon arrival at Wilson Airport, you will be met and taken to the international airport.
Here we say goodbye to you and wish you a safe flight home!
Would you like to have a bathing extension on the Indian Ocean? Ask us, we will be happy to make you a suggestion!
Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, located in Langata, a suburb of Nairobi on a 12 hectare private ground. This elegant, individually and personally managed hotel is famous for it's Rothschild's giraffes. The giraffes stroll about the premises in the mornings and evenings, elongating their long necks through the windows in hope of a little treat. With it's impressive facade, the elegant interior, the green gardens, the sunny patios and wonderful yards the Giraffe Manor offers a rich mixture of comfortable accommodation and well educated, friendly staff. It's the only place in the world, where you can get so close to giraffes.
The Mutamaiyu House is a friendly manor, owned by Nicky and Gay Hahn. They make it possible for their guests to live the African Dream right in front of their eyes. During your stay you can help with the ranch work and learn more about protective measures for the wild animals. Mutamaiyu House offers four spacious luxury cottages, each with it's own fireplace, WLAN internet access and a spectacular view.
On the shores of the river Ewaso Nyiro in the Samburu National Reserve, surrounded by palm trees and other beautiful local trees and bushes, there is the small and exclusive Elephant Bedroom Camp. It has 12 luxurious tents, all furnished in African style and offering all the comforts of a luxury camp, like running cold and hot water or electricity. The lounge and the dining area are designed in Safari colours and decorated with original oil paintings. The soft lighting helps the guests to relax after an exciting game drive. Huge elephant herds, proud lions or lonesome leopards are regular visitors to the area surrounding the camp. Therefore the camp itself offers the perfect chance for wildlife watching. Another highlight of the day are the meals.
The words "exclusive" and "luxurious" are a perfect match for the Mara Bushtops & Spa. You can watch the wild animals in the camp from your private 100 m2 patio. Your own jacuzzi helps you to relax after a stalking tour and you can enjoy a glass of wine from the superbly sorted wine cellars. And should your back be tense after an "African massage" in the car, you can treat yourself in the spa and solve every tension. The Mara Bushtop is perfectly located on a hilltop, right in front of the salt stones, where the animals come to from Masai Mara. There are many possibilities for activities on site: You can go on game drives, hikings, night game drives, sundowners and a bush breakfast. The game drives are in an open safari car with a ranger and a Maasai tracker.
The Laikipia area is located in the north of Kenya. The protection if this territory is mainly ensured by a private initiative of different ranches, situated around the conservation area. Including the local people in the wildlife protection makes sure that daily life and environmental preservation work well together. Apart from the ranches’ cattle breeding, you can find lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants in this area.
The Samburu National Park is situated in the north of Kenya and covers an area of 165 km². 350 km north of Samburu County at the Uaso Nyiro river, you can observe oryx antelopes, gerenuks, grant gazelles, dik-diks and zebras. Reticulated giraffes are also typical for the region. Amongst the carnivores you can find leopards, lions, cheetahs and striped hyaenas. Ostriches and great elephants complement the large variety of animals in the Samburu National Park.
Masai Mara is the conservation area with the most animal species in Kenya and is located at the border to Tanzania, as part of the Serengeti. Covering an area of 1510 km², this is the place to observe the great migration of gnus and zebras from September until November.
4x4 Safari Auto (Toyota Landcruisert) - unlimited kilometers to the
English speaking guide
All admissions and fees
Accommodation and meals as described
1 liter of water per person per day during the safari
Flight Samburu - Masai Mara
Flight Masai Mara - Nairobi
Flying Doctors Insurance - in the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover the payment for the treatment.
Visa to Kenya
Things of personal use
Recommendation for the guide: 15-20 US per day per group
April 15 -15.05 .: Giraffe Manor closed
January, May, June: Mutamaiyu House closed