Kenya Walking Safari

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Set out on foot and get closer to the great wide sky and the "big five" animals of this wilderness. Immerse yourself in the Kenyan savanna and take your African adventure to the next level.

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SPECIAL OFFER

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ECO SCORE

4

PASSENGERS

8

DAYS

3.5/5

ACTIVITY LEVEL

East Africa: Drink It In

See the colorful sunsets. Answer the call of the wild on this exciting journey into the Kenyan wilderness. The country’s dramatic scenery, enduring people, and abundant animal life are like nothing you have ever seen before. Lay eyes on some of the world’s most elusive species in the Borana Conservancy; explore the savannah on foot with your private guide in the Maasai Mara National Reserve; and rub elbows with the densest population of predators in Kenya. The daily game drives, incredible hiking trails and unmatched luxury camps are truly life-changing.
 
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Travel Curator’s Insights:

    • Stay in extraordinary boutique properties with that off-the-beaten-path feel curated by this quirky yet much-loved operator.
    • Enjoy many more activities than are usually offered on safari including hiking, biking and horseback riding.
    • Drink in the deep peace offered by lodges deep in the wilderness.

SPECIAL OFFER

Rates:
From $13,495 per person
Enhanced sanitation measures and revised cancellation policy in place. Policies and protocols provided before you book.

Best Time to Go: June - January
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Trip Sustainability Awards 

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Education

Supports equal opportunity education efforts in local communities

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Local Community

Provides support for local farming projects

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Conservation

Plants trees to support local reforestation projects

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Itinerary 

Day 1: Nairobi

Arrive at your luxury accommodation in Nairobi and unwind, exploring the nearby shops and museums. Your safari adventure begins tomorrow!

Accommodation: One Forty-Eight - Giraffe Sanctuary, Nairobi


One Forty-Eight - Giraffe Sanctuary: Originally built as a private home, this boutique hotel displays the previous owner's collection of artwork--in fact, the suites have been converted from what was once the onside art studio. The hotel itself spares no modern convenience; delicious food and wine, beautifully appointed rooms and first class service make for a comfortable stay alongside designer shops, amazing restaurants, museums and wildlife.


Day 2: Borana Conservancy

Begin your journey in the Borana Conservancy, home to some of the highest populations of endangered species in Kenya. The activities here are endless—hiking, biking, horseback riding, game drives, take your pick.

Accommodation: Borana Lodge, Laikipia


Borana Lodge: As one of East Africa's original luxury safari experiences, Borana is an eco-lodge constructed with the environment in mind. Its secluded cottages are built around the contours of the hills, creating a natural haven of rock-forged walls and ranch wood furniture. Cottages boast an open fireplace, a spacious, en-suite bath and a private veranda, perfect for animal viewing.

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Day 3: Borana Conservancy

Borana is a Big Five destination, so prepare for sightings as you explore the area further—hike along ancient elephant trails or visit the stunning blue pools and waterfalls of the Ngare Ndare Forest.

Accommodation: Borana Lodge, Laikipia


Day 4: Borana Conservancy

Get an inside look at the anti-poaching efforts currently underway in Borana. Then, spend the afternoon lounging by the pool (and soaking in the incredible mountain views).

Accommodation: Borana Lodge, Laikipia


Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Say hello to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve and cross the rope bridge into your gorgeous safari camp on the banks of the Mara River.

Accommodation: Ngare Serian, Maasai Mara


Ngare Serian: ‘Ngare’ translates to ‘by the river’ in the Masai language, and the idea behind this snug little camp was to transport the serenity of the original Serian camp to the water’s edge. Hugging the banks of the Mara, Ngare Serian is cosy and intimate. It can only be reached on foot, over a narrow rope bridge – and in a way the crossover is symbolic: a call to step out of touch and out of time and give yourself over to the natural charm of the place. There’s something special about being on the water’s edge – the water slipping and sloshing over the stones sets a soothing soundtrack, but at the same time its energy and movement lends lightness and life – green shoots, verdant growth and glossy rocks that metamorphose into hippos.

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Day 6: Ngare Serian, Maasai Mara

Explore the 1,500 acres of Ngare Serian's exclusive conservation area by foot (with your trusted safari guide, of course). The Mara houses the densest population of predators in Kenya—keep your eyes peeled!

Accommodation: Ngare Serian, Maasai Mara


Day 7: Ngare Serian, Maasai Mara

After an early morning game drive, spend a lazy afternoon back at camp overlooking the river while the birds sing in the background.

Accommodation: Ngare Serian, Maasai Mara


Day 8: Nairobi

Board your private charter back to Nairobi, where you'll spend the day exploring the local boutiques and elephant orphanage. This evening, you'll be driven to the airport for your onward journey. Farewell!


Activity Level: Moderate. Walking routes range from 3-4 hours including stops. Paths are not well worn in some areas and definitely require an adventurous spirit.

 

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DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Based on two people per room in a party of four.

From in USD:

$13,495pp

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SOLO SUPPLEMENT

As a solo traveler, a cost supplement will be added to your trip.

From in USD:

$TBD

I love this creative operator's unusual itinerary, the opportunity for walkabouts instead of always game driving, and the unique boutique properties nestled deep in the wilderness.

Joy Martinello, Founder

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What’s Included & Cancellation Policy:

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Everything you need. Plus everything you’d want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them. In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

• All hotel accommodation
• Meals as indicated with wine, beer, and house spirits at all properties
• Services of private walking guide throughout trip
• All special events and private tours
• All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
• All baggage transportation
• Domestic flights