11-Day Luxury Safari to Chyulu Hills, Ol Lentille Conservancy, & Masai Mara
For discriminating travelers looking to enjoy outstanding game viewing and exclusive, luxurious accommodations, our Kenya Luxury Safari has it all, including a Relais & Chateaux accredited camp in the Masai Mara. Whether it’s your first time visiting Kenya or your 10th, this trip is sure to exceed your expectations with visits to private concessions and premier national parks with top guides and a wide range of experiences.
*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes and departure taxes fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists on +254724245950.
1. The Emakoko
The Emakoko is a boutique lodge uniquely positioned on the edge of the Nairobi National Park. It is located a short 45 minute drive from either of Nairobi’s airports. The drive through the park itself, with its beautiful scenery and abundance of plains game is a spectacular way to start any East African safari.
With only 10 rooms The Emakoko offers an exclusive and personal environment for our guests to enjoy. Five rooms are situated at the main level and five built into the cliff face higher up. The climb to the upper rooms is worth it for the spectacular views!
Our room designs and interiors are designed for comfort, from huge, luxurious beds to the black-out curtains. Each room has its own private veranda.
2. Ol Donyo Lodge
(Chyulu Hills, Kenya)
Wedged between Kenya’s Tsavo East and Amboseli National Parks in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, this is a place of timeless wild beauty presided over by Africa’s greatest icon – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Set on the Mbirikani Group Ranch – 275,000 acres of private wild Africa bordering Chyulu Hills National Park and owned by 4,000 Maasai – ol Donyo Lodge blends contemporary design with the rich culture of the Maasai. An annual lease fee and a per person conservancy fee go directly to this community on the understanding that they will ensure the conservation of the area and its wild inhabitants.
The lodge itself sits in thick woodland in the foothills of the Chyulus with views over the plains to Mount Kilimanjaro. Designed to merge outdoor and indoor living, the unique suites and villas (no two are the same) rise from the landscape on either side of a palatial lounge and dining area. All six suites plus 1 two-bedroom family unit have their own plunge pool and enjoy roof terraces where intimate “star beds” can be set up, allowing guests the thrill of sleeping in style under a canopy of endless stars.
3. Mara Plains Camp
(Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Mara Plains Camp is a small, high quality, seven-roomed camp under canvas and on raised decks with sweeping views across Kenya’s notable savannahs. It is among the smallest and most personal camps in the Mara region. As one of just three camps currently operating within the Conservancy, which boasts the region’s lowest vehicle density, no mini-buses and only one guest room per 700 acres. It is possible to avoid the high tourist density of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve proper, if desired.
No other camp in the greater Maasai Mara Game Reserve or Olare Orok Conservancy has the privilege of traversing opportunities of Mara Plains Camp. Guests are able to traverse three areas as part of their stay at Mara Plains.
The camp has 7 canvas tents accommodating 14 guests. Each is raised on decks, and opens on three sides to the outside. Floor to ceiling net walls and the marquis ceiling make for very open-air environs. The rooms have a dressing area as well as private verandahs with seating and exquisite views. The en-suite facilities consist of a double basin vanity, flush loo and shower with hot water 24 hours a day.
4. Ol Malo Lodge
Ol Malo is a striking building in an outstanding location – natural local materials sculpted into a warm and hospitable lodge set among the curves of a rocky hillside surveying one of the great views of the world.
Comfortable and accommodating sitting and dining rooms provide shady terraces for protection from the sun – and open fireplaces for the cooler evenings. Smooth lawns and carefully tended shrubberies sweep down to a cliff edge, providing a vantage point for activity at the watering hole and salt lick below. A maze of slated pathways wind down to four rock and olive wood cottages.
Each double room has its own veranda and complete privacy. Large picture windows frame a wild, constantly changing landscape – clouds scud across the sky, stately eagles wheel and glide on thermals above the plains. An infinity pool adds to the beauty as well as the amenity of this place.
Day 1 – Arrive Nairobi: Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to your lodge with a game drive through Nairobi National Park en route. Dinner and overnight at The Emakoko. (D, Dr)
Days 2, 3, & 4 – Chyulu Hills National Park: Transfer to Wilson Airport and fly to Chyulu Hills National Park, located between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. Upon arrival, transfer to camp with game viewing en route. Spend two more full days in Chyulu National Park. Activities include early morning, late afternoon & early evening game drives in 4×4 open vehicles, guided bush walks, bush dinners, night drives, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife tracking, conservation and community outreach programs, wildlife viewing in an open-air hide, sleeping under the African night sky on private star-beds and fly camping. Optional activities include day trips to Amboseli National Park or Chyulu East National Park, a scenic flight around Mt. Kilimanjaro, in-room massage service, and cultural visits to Maasai villages. Note: These optional activities should be requested at the time of reservation and are at an additional cost. Spend three nights at Ol Donyo Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr)
Days 5, 6, & 7 – Ol Malo Conservancy: After breakfast, fly to the Ol Malo airstrip, where you will be met and transferred to your lodge with game viewing en route. Spend two more full days in the Ol Malo Conservancy. Situated on the northern edge of the Laikipia plateau, Ol Malo is nestled into a rugged escarpment looking out across the time-honored lands of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Activities include game drives, bush walks, horse riding, camel treks, mountain biking, swimming, cultural visits, and a leopard blind (some at an additional cost). Meals and overnights at the Ol Malo Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr)
Days 8, 9, & 10 – Masai Mara: After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara. Upon arrival, transfer to your camp with game driving en route. During certain months of the year, the Masai Mara is home to the wildebeest migration. Spend two more full days in the Mara, where throughout the year, wildlife is plentiful. Activities include early morning, late afternoon and night 4×4 game drives, balloon safaris (at an additional cost), wildlife walks and authentic local village visits. Meals and overnights at Mara Plains. (B, L, D, Dr)
Day 11 – Depart: After breakfast, fly to Nairobi. Transfer to The Emakoko for lunch and use of a day room. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive in Nairobi National Park. After dinner at The Emakoko, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flights home. (B, L, D, Dr)