The Experience

Spot unique Northern species as well as the storied “Big Five” during a diverse, independent safari allowing you to assist wildlife preservation efforts; take optional walking safaris, horseback safaris or evening game drives; and privately meet the Maasai people. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
Arrive in Nairobi, and transfer to your newly opened hotel within the vibrant suburb of Karen.

Hemingways Nairobi
Day 2: Nairobi | Up-close Elephant Encounter
Visit the Karen Blixen Museum, set within Karen Blixen,™s former home, set on an expansive coffee estate. Take a walk through the picturesque grounds, and see some of the author,™s original belongings and the locale where part of Out of Africa was filmed. Continue to the Giraffe Centre sanctuary to interact with semi-tame warthogs and hand-feed gentle, rare Rothschild giraffes. Later, at the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, learn how orphaned wild animals, such as elephants and rhinos, are reintroduced to the wild. While there, you may adopt, an elephant.

Hemingways Nairobi | Meals: B
Day 3: Amboseli National Park | Game Below Snowy Peaks
Drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park and your luxury, tented safari camp at the base of soaring, snow-topped Mount Kilimanjaro. After settling into the scenic property, set out in search of big game. There is a particularly large elephant population in the park. As you explore the acacia woodland, scrub brush, freshwater swamps and open plains, watch for hippos, buffalos and many species of birds.

Tortilis Camp | Meals: B L D
Day 4: Amboseli National Park | Surveying the Sunset
Spend the day on exciting game drives, looking for lions and cheetahs as they hide from the heat or amble out to hunt. See the warm, golden sun set over the grasslands and mighty mountain from atop prehistoric Observation Hill.

Tortilis Camp | Meals: B L D
Day 5: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | Slumber Under Canvas
Fly to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home of endangered black rhinos, big cats and elephants. Your tented camp is tucked into the Northern Frontier District, in a private wildlife conservancy and rhino sanctuary. Take to the bush this afternoon, watching closely for indigenous northern species, such as the beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Grevy,™s zebra and the unusual long-necked gerenuk, which stands on its hind legs to feed. Look, too, for Grant,™s gazelles, dik-diks, elands and impalas they, along with majestic leopards and lions, roam the vast landscape. After dinner, sleep securely in elegantly appointed tents, enveloped by the sounds of the African night.

Lewa Safari Camp | Meals: B L D
Day 6: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy | See Unique Species
Today, spend the morning and afternoon viewing game in this pristine conservancy, as eagles and vultures soar high above. Whether you set out in safari vehicles, walking safari or embark on an optional horseback safari, keep your eyes trained for lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, oryx and aquatic sitatunga, a swamp-dwelling antelope. Relax on your private veranda, and indulge in gourmet meals and remote sundowners, prepared by your attentive staff.

Lewa Safari Camp | Meals: B L D
Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Tented Luxury
Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, site of your tranquil, award-winning luxury camp. It features 14 elegant tents with four-poster beds and verandas with uninterrupted views of a hippo-populated, private stretch of the Mara River. Take a late-afternoon game drive, and return to camp for dinner.

Today, you may also plant your own tree at the camp,™s wetlands project or a native tree nursery, supported by A&K Philanthropy.

Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D
Days 8-9: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Stunning Safari Drives
Over the next two days, intersect the boundless plains by safari vehicle. The Masai Mara, an essential part of the greater Serengeti ecosystem, hosts the annual wildebeest migration. Never short on thrills, this quintessential landscape of rolling grasslands and acacia savannas hosts the largest lion population, as well as zebras, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals, hippos, giraffes, elands and wildebeests. You may pay a private visit to a Maasai village to learn about local customs and daily life.

Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D
Day 10: Depart Nairobi
Fly to Nairobi, where a dayroom offers a place to relax before tonight,™s international flight.

Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) | Meals: B

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