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Luxury Classic African Safari in Kenya

11 nights & 12 days exploring kenya the classic way...

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A classic mobile safari in Kenya is all about freedom and choice - how you want to spend your days and where. East Africa is the jewel in Africa’s crown, nowhere else can you experience such scale and diversity with snow-capped mountains, equatorial bush, and open savannah plains; tropical rainforests, desert and dunes, hot springs, volcanic lakes, Indian-ocean islands and truly wild game in its natural habitat.

DAY 1: ELSA’S KOPJE, Meru National Park
On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by your Professional Guide and transferred across to Wilson Airport for your private charter to Meru National Park. Elsa’s Kopje is tucked neatly into the side of Mugwangho Hill, George Adamson’s original campsite and home to “Elsa” his lioness made famous in the film “Born Free”. Settle into your spacious rooms and freshen up before a leisurely lunch. Choose between an early afternoon siesta on your four-poster bed or on your private verandah, or take a refreshing dip in the pool overlooking the plains of Meru. Your guide will let you have an introduction on the delights awaiting you before your early evening game drive ending with sundowners watching the sunset. After dinner in the lodge, enjoy your first night’s sleep listening to the sounds of the African bush….

Enjoy the next two days in Meru National Park walking and driving around the park with your Professional Guide.

DAY 4: SAMBURU PRIVATE CAMP, Samburu National Reserve
This morning, with your professional guide, take your private charter northbound to Samburu. Your private camp will have been set up ahead of your arrival on a shady spot on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. This unique ecosystem offers sightings of some species of wildlife only seen in the Northern Hemisphere - Grevy Zebra & Reticulated Giraffe, in addition to Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Crocodiles, Cheetah, Lion & Leopard, etc.

Spend two full days enjoying the game and birdlife in this reserve. The Samburu people, closely related to the Maasai tribe, offer a cultural experience to this region.

DAY 7: SABUK, Northern Frontier District
Leave your private camp to be mobilized and transported to the Masai Mara to await your arrival there in 2 days. Take your private charter to Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau. Arrive at Sabuk, a stunning open-plan stone and thatch lodge on a gorge overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. Spend the day enjoying Sabuk’s totally private wilderness.

Today you will join the local Laikipiak Masai and their caravan of camels to walk along the banks of this region’s dramatic river. This experience offers you the privilege of viewing the local wildlife on foot and undisturbed - Elephant, Buffalo, Dik Dik, Greater Kudu, Klipspringers, Giraffe and many more roam across the Plateau. Your fly camp will have been pitched for you ahead of your arrival, carried by a train of pack camels and set up in the shade of the indigenous Acacia and Fig trees. After lunch spend the afternoon taking a welcome siesta, lazing on the riverbanks or swimming in the river. After drinks and dinner around the campfire, sleep under the protective netting, listening to the night sounds of the bush.

DAY 9: MASAI MARA PRIVATE CAMP, Masai Mara National Reserve
After an early breakfast in camp, venture on foot across the Sabuk wilderness, taking a different route back to the lodge for an early lunch. Take your private charter to the Masai Mara where your mobile team has set up your new camp in another of Kenya’s paradise regions.

You have three days to explore this famous wildlife reserve. Enjoy bush breakfasts set amidst these famous rolling plains. Evenings by the campfire, lit only by the soft glow of hurricane lamps with dinner under the stars.

Today you fly back to Nairobi and your day room to relax and freshen up before your long journey home. Have a nice meal in one of Nairobi’s very good restaurants before your drive to Jomo Kenyatta Airport and your final farewell to Kenya.


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Included: Full board accommodation throughout, services of professional safari guides, exclusive use of custom-designed 4X4 Land Rovers, park & conservations entry fees, membership to the Flying Doctor’s Society, all alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks except champagne, exclusive use of private, seasonal and mobile camps, laundry.

Excluded: All items of a personal nature, all domestic private charters or scheduled flights (calculated according to the final itinerary), international air travel and visa fees, personal medical insurance, gratuities to camp & lodge staff.

Best season:
Kenya is a year round destination with excellent game viewing. One of Kenya’s greatest attractions is the annual wildebeest migration between Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya between June and September. Peak season is from January to March when the weather is hot and dry. This is the most comfortable time for travelling. It is good for bird viewing on the Rift Valley lakes and game viewing is also best at this time. April – June and October – December are less popular times (this means no crowds!) for visiting Kenya as these are the months when Kenya receives its rain. You will still be able to get around easily during the rainy season.


These mobile safaris are planned around your interests and needs. There are a large variety of activities to choose from such as walking, birding, horseriding, hot air balloon flights, learning about the different cultures in the area, game drives, night drives, camelback safaris.

Extend your stay: to the tropical island of Zanzibar

Suggested lodges:
Emerson & Green
Zanzibar Serena Inn
Breezes Beach Club

Cost of extension:
approx. USD180.00 per person per night sharing

xtend your stay: in the Masai Mara

Extend your safari:
» to Mombasa's tropical beaches
» to Lake Victoria
to Tsavo National Park

Cost of extension:
Contact us for a detailed quote on this extension

Combining the 'Mt. Kili & Mara Magic' Safari with scenic areas in Kenya, such as the fascinating Lake Victoria or Mombasa's beaches, and the famous Masai Mara, offer a diverse and memorable experience.

Term and conditions: Please read our terms and conditions for more information on how to book, travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important subjects.

General Information about your classic mobile safari in Kenya:

With you on safari is a Professional Safari Guide. His training in bush craft, history, knowledge of the flora and fauna and his background in Africa, ensures that a Vintage Safari is the ultimate safari experience. He is dedicated to making your time on holiday fun, informative, fascinating and always eventful.

You will stay in small luxury lodges and your own private tented camps, in secluded sites chosen for their views, privacy and proximity to wildlife. Every day takes its own shape. We plan the itinerary with you and remain as flexible as possible to make your vintage safari with us a unique experience. Your days will be spent amongst the animals and birds in their natural environment.

Comfort, safety and exclusivity are the key ingredients. Game drives (and road transfers) are done in our custom-designed four wheel drive land rovers, with a window seat for every client and open roof hatches to get the finest views and photographs possible. We charter only the best aircraft, and our ground handling team is in touch throughout to make sure everything runs smoothly. We hope you can leave the fast lane behind and relax. However, we are in contact with the outside world by radio, email or satellite telephone and you are never completely cut off…unless you want to be.

On foot, from a vehicle or on horseback: watching the animals and birds becomes a ritual. Meeting and interacting with the diverse local communities, some of who still observe customs that date back hundreds of years, enriches the safari experience. We believe in supporting local communities and preserving the old ways to give a true picture of Africa on safari. We also share our knowledge of trees and plants found in the different ecosystems we visit, their tribal uses, and their medicinal properties.

Safari, the Swahili word for journey, conjures up images of exploration and adventure. Imagine a helicopter ride across the Northern Frontier District or a walk with camels guided by experienced local tribesmen across the Laikipia Plateau. We can take you horse riding on a private ranch and wildlife sanctuary or fishing and swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River. You can charter a dhow to a deserted island in the Lamu Archipelago, go deep-sea fishing for black marlin or tuna, or assist at a turtle hatching at the Kiunga Marine Reserve.

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