ARRIVAL TO KENYA
Upon arrival in Kenya, meet our representative who will escort you to your new home for the next two nights, Ololo Safari Lodge.
Only a short 45-minute drive from Nairobi Airport, Ololo Lodge balances convenience with comfort. This home-style lodge is family owned and operated, offering a personalized experience full of authenticity. The traditional farmhouse décor is reminiscent of “Out of Africa,” with a fresh and contemporary feel.
Situated on the fringes of Nairobi National Park in a quiet, leafy suburb, this is the perfect place to unwind after a long-haul flight. Enjoy a glass of carefully selected wine on the ivy-covered terrace, or read a book under a shady acacia tree. Take advantage of a private vehicle and guide to explore Nairobi and other points of interest.
Stay in the refurbished stone-walled stables of the old Ololo Farm – a tribute to the property’s long-standing history. The stables are warm and welcoming with views overlooking the lodge’s colorful flower gardens.
Overnight Ololo Safari Lodge
LEARN ABOUT GIRAFFES AND ELEPHANT CONSERVATION
This morning, your local guide will pick you up and escort you to the Giraffe Center, an education-focused organization where you can get up close and personal with these amazing animals!
This afternoon, visit the Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage. Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world today, as well as being a pioneer in the conservation and protection of wildlife and habitats in East Africa.
Overnight Ololo Safari Lodge
Day 3 - 7
EXPLORE WILD LAIKIPIA
El Karama Eco Lodge is an award-winning, intimate, and family-friendly wildlife lodge located in the heart of Laikipia. Guests have access to 14,000 acres of private land that plays host to a spectacular variety of birds, mammals, and plants. The lodge prides itself not only on its extraordinary flora and fauna but also on their warmth, hospitality, and exceptional value.
With direct views of Mount Kenya rising up over the plains and the sight of Grevy’s zebra, Laikipia hartebeeste, and running warthogs coming to the nearby water’s edge, Laikipia is the perfect place to disconnect from regular life.
An array of activities are available at El Karama: embark on game drives to track big game on the open plains; pick your way through the bush on guided walking safaris to tune into nature; enjoy hot, gourmet bush meals freshly prepared on site; and chase the setting sun with afternoon cocktails overlooking Laikipia’s endless horizons.
While at El Karama, you can visit or volunteer at The Leo Project, a nearby 501c3 community-based organization that provides supportive services, creative outlets, and opportunities not traditionally available to vulnerable youth and adults in Nanyuki, Kenya.
Overnight El Karama Eco Lodge
Day 8 - 11
SAFARI IN MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
Located in the heart of the Maasai Mara plains between the Lemek and Mara North Conservancies, Saruni Wild is truly a secluded destination.
The camp’s classic tents are elegant and comfortable, but the real magic happens just outside. This unfettered wilderness is home to a wide variety of plains game that will share your space during your time at Saruni Wild. Here, you are not just a visitor. You are a part of nature!
Game drives in the Mara North Conservancy, an area famed for its big cats, are led by local Maasai guides whose intuition for the bush has been cultivated over thousands of years. Guests can also enjoy picnics set in the open wilderness, bird watching, star gazing, scenic sundowner cocktails, and night drives to discover nocturnal creatures.
Overnight Saruni Wild