Sample Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2
Conservation Sightseeing in Nairobi

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
Volunteer with One Horizon

Today you will volunteer with One Horizon Kenya, which provides services for children and other community members in Nairobi. Your day will include activities such as:

  • Center Tour: See the classrooms, meet the staff, and learn how the center operates.
  • Art Class: Painting and creative play is a wonderful way to help children start to verbalize and express their inner thoughts.
  • Face Painting: Creative activities provide levity and fun through different avenues.
  • Lunch: The overall importance of receiving good nutrition is complemented by the fact that guests are involved. This sends a powerful message that adults care for them.
  • Fun and Games: Often, the role of these children is to collect firewood for their parents. Having time to relax and play is important to the development of their mental health.

In the afternoon, return to your lodge.

Overnight Ololo Safari Lodge

Day 4 - 8

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 9 - 12

Depart for the Maasai Mara. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by lodge staff and transfered to Richard’s Camp. The Maasai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park—the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomizes Africa for many.

The undeniable highlight of the Maasai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet—with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions and herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles, and eland can also be spotted in the reserve.

Richard’s River Camp is perfectly situated on the banks of the Njageteck River and is surrounded by 70 acres of private land in the Mara North Conservancy, allowing for total privacy and exclusivity. The Ngoyanai Springs provide permanent water, drawing in large numbers of animals to the area around camp. This camp is also particularly known for its resident lion pride which can often been seen hunting right in front of the camp.

Overnight Richard's Camp

Day 13

Today, sadly, you will depart for home.

You will be transferred to the airport in time for your international flight. If you have a late-night flight, we can arrange a day room for you to rest and relax before your departure.