Menu Home Search

Under Kenyan Skies

Kenya

8 days

1 Night Nairobi 3 Nights Laikipia 3 Nights Maasai Mara - Mara Triangle Conservancy

This Kenyan journey focuses on prime wildlife regions and presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into Kenya's culture and witness the country's exciting future.

 

How Your Trip Matters

The wildlife you will witness and the people you meet will touch your heart. Stay at a woman-owned and run hotel with a huge social conscience, a groundbreaking wildlife reserve with East Africa's first female ranger team and an iconic lodge that celebrates Africa's past and future.


Highlights

Explore the stunningly scenic landscapes of Laikipia with East Africa’s first female ranger team and visit the critically endangered northern white rhino.

Discover the women owned and run Eden Nairobi Hotel, a showcase of contemporary Kenya, and perfectly located for a visit to the Nairobi Giraffe Center.

Experience a guided walk with a Maasai naturalist to the crest of the Out of Africa kopje where an intimate picnic awaits.

Enjoy an afternoon at a village. Get a glimpse into unique way of life and meet the inspiring women from the SATUBO beading collective.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

Accommodations

1. Eden Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Set on a four-acre forested property in the peaceful suburb of Langata, the former home has been transformed into a living museum and private gallery space that is filled with the family’s own artworks and creations, including their personal library and artefacts that have been collected over a lifetime on the continent.

Eden is made up of the main house and tonio’s studio. Both buildings are available for exclusive hire. main house: Once the private residence of Anna and her family, the main house offers an open plan drawing and dining room area, large veranda and 3 ensuite bedrooms. Tonio’s studio: Tonio’s former art studio offers a separate open plan drawing and dining room area, 2 ensuite bedrooms and 3 separate studio lofts.

Bordering the Giraffe Sanctuary forest on the outskirts of Nairobi, Eden sits in the heart of Langata and is an oasis of tranquillity. Nairobi National Park, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre are all within a short driving distance and the hotel is within easy reach of Nairobi’s most interesting restaurants, eclectic shopping experiences and artist studios.

2. Segera Retreat

Kenya, Laikipia Plateau

Segera Retreat is a 50,000 acre wildlife rich ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau with spectacular views of Mount Kenya. Owned by conservationist Jochen Zeitz, this eco lodge promises sustainable luxury and embraces the 4Cs - conservation, community, culture and commerce. The timber and thatch villas are built on elevated wooden platforms, surrounded by a botanical garden. Uniquely decorated with artworks by African artists, each villa has its own private deck with lounge chairs for soaking up the African sun, and swinging beds that provide the perfect spot for a midday or evening escape. An outdoor hot tub offers a tranquil and private setting. Meals are made from freshest ingredients sourced from the lodge's fruit, vegetable and herb gardens and neighboring farms. Dining is a personalized and highly creative experience, eat by the pool, in your villa, in the Wine Tower, the Paddock House or in the renovated horse stables. A wellness center, gym, salt water pool and sculpture garden completes the holistic experience. Choose from cultural intepretive tours of the gardens and art galleries, community visits to the pastoral Samburu, Turkana and Boran tribes, bush walks, game drives or spend time with the game scouts and anti-poaching staff to learn more about the complexities of conservation. 

 

3. Angama Mara

Kenya, Maasai Mara

The Swahili word ‘angama’, meaning ‘hanging or suspended in mid-air’, inspired the name Angama Mara. Perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley the lodge overlooks the magnificent rolling plains of the Masai Mara. Each classical tented suite has a floor to-ceiling glass front with breathtaking views, a spacious wooden deck, personal bar, safe, en-suite bathroom, charging points, Wi-Fi, and a butler’s lobby allowing for the discreet delivery of early morning tea and coffee. The guest areas are essentially one room with glass doors, without a defined sitting room, dining room or bar and an extensive deck. The library has Wi-Fi, guest computers, and a collection of books and films on Africa. The lodge consists of two totally separate and intimate camps. The pavilion is the only communal area between the two camps. Here you will find the fitness room, an infinity pool with loungers and a safari shop with a studio leading from it, where the Maasai do beading.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! Welcome to Nairobi, or the “place of cool waters” in the Maasai language. After a warm welcome, you’ll be driven to a stylish, art-filled boutique hotel. The women-owned and run hotel focuses on Kenyan talent and is a showcase of contemporary Kenya. (D)

Whilst staying at Eden, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a fully immersive contemporary cultural experience within the intimacy of the hotel and local area. Eden prides itself in being a platform from which to experience a modern Nairobi in a unique way while having as much of a social impact as possible.

Eden Nairobi

1

Day 2. Nairobi / Laikipia Conservancy

Your safari takes off with a flight to Northern Laikipia. Meet your expert ranger for a game drive and start exploring the conservancy’s diverse ecosystems. You’ll be delighted by the varied wildlife that can be spotted here. Be sure to watch for the endangered Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. (BLD)

Segera Retreat

2

Day 3. Laikipia Conservancy

Segera will take you on adventures beyond the traditional safari. Explore the open plains on early morning or late afternoon game drives. Meet with East Africa’s first female ranger teams and talk with the inspiring women from the SATUBO beading collective. (BLD)

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® EXPERIENCE

Go beyond a traditional safari by meeting East Africa’s first all-female ranger unit and talk with the inspiring women from the SATUBO beading collective.

Segera Retreat

3

Day 4. Laikipia Conservancy

Immerse yourself in the wilderness and observe the wealth of wildlife at a leisurely pace. A walk with your Samburu guide is a wonderful way to learn about the flora, fauna, culture and history of the area. (BLD)

Visit the local Samburu village for a unique opportunity to learn directly from and about the people of Laikipia, their centuries-old traditions and ways of life. For a different perspective, join the anti-poaching unit and sniffer dogs and learn about their day-to-day training and activities.

Segera Retreat

4

Day 5. Laikipia Conservancy / Maasai Mara

Set off for the magical Maasai Mara, flying past Mt. Kenya, the Laikipia Escarpment and the Great Rift Valley. Embark on a game drive with your ranger. With the most diverse concentration of wildlife remaining in Africa today, the Mara is the ancestral home to the Maasai people. Enjoy dinner with and share your day’s adventures. (BLD)

Angama Mara

5

Day 6. Maasai Mara

Guests staying at Angama Mara are faced with many choices of how they wish to spend their day, from game drives to incredible walking safaris – as well as the exclusivity and privacy of limited access. As a nod to the romantic tale that was filmed on the site of Angama Mara, the lodge offers intimate picnics for two on the crest of the Out of Africa kopje. A Maasai naturalist escorts guests up the hill to discover an old-world private picnic scene: checked blankets, comfy cushions, canvas safari chairs, a wicker picnic basket, sparkling wine on ice, coffee in a Stanley flask, elegant picnic food and of course, that view. (BLD)

Angama Mara

6

Day 7. Maasai Mara

Observe the Mara’s cycle of life slowly unfold. Perhaps start with a dawn adventure in a hot air balloon safari over the Mara (additional cost). Don't miss Lunch in the Shamba Gardens, where the keepers welcome guests at the passion fruit arbor and are guided through the garden picking ingredients along the way before enjoying a lunch with chilled rosé. (BLD)

Explore Angama Mara’s one-acre lovely kitchen garden followed by a soil-to-fork lunch under towering moth trees. Crusty bread, local cheese, chilled rosé and the freshest of salads are served with the Mara as a backdrop – what could be more organic and better?

Angama Mara

7

Day 8. Maasai Mara / Depart

Enjoy your last morning then fly to Nairobi to relax in your day room before your airport transfer for your onward arrangements. (BL)

8

Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 16, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2022 - Dec 20, 2022
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Dec 21, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-06 and Dec 20-31..

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Tour Flights

Included in Land Arrangements

Similar Trips

Add-on $

Captivating Kenya

9 days

Kenya

Adventure

Safari

Nature

Participate in Kenya’s conservation success story on this safari adventure combining two amazing wildlife regions.  Plus, a donation is made to care for orphaned elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.

Learn More

SPECIAL
OFFER

Add-on $

Enchanting East Africa

11 days

Kenya Tanzania

Adventure

Safari

Romance

Roam the game rich plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara and Tanzania's Serengeti in search of predators and prey and delight in experiences like sharing your breakfast with a giraffe and relaxing on the spice island of Zanzibar.  

Learn More

Add-Ons

Add-on $

Exotic Zanzibar - The Manta Resort

4 days

Sightseeing

Romance

Escape to Pemba Island where hidden beaches and secrets lagoons are surrounded by a mosaic of forests. The untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world.

Learn More
Add-on $

Rwanda in the Mist

5 days

Rwanda

Active

Safari

Nature

Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National des Volcans

Learn More

© 2022 AFRICAN TRAVEL,INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
CST #2071444-20