From the hills of Mount Kenya to the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara, where the wide-open vistas stretch for miles and every termite mound has a Topi standing sentry on it. Fly into the semi-arid region of Samburu, where you can see the desert adapted animals and rich cultural heritage of the colorful Samburu people.
Visit a private wildlife sanctuary tucked in a valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains. Explore in 45,000 acres of reserve, sharing the space only with other guests from the lodge and the wild animals. Solio Game Reserve is internationally recognized as the most successful private breeding reserve for rhinos in Kenya.
Fly into three elegant safari camps and stay in some of Kenya’s best wildlife areas. Enjoy a wide variety of activities including game drives, night game drives, guided walks with Maasai warriors, a Samburu homestead visit, horse riding trails, and camel walks Visit a private and exclusive wildlife sanctuary, famous for its rhino breeding successes.
Experience the lifestyle of both the Samburu and Maasai tribes with homestead and village visits
Meet and greet at JKIA by our airport representative. After a brief introduction, you will transfer to Villa Rosa Kempinski where you will receive your complete briefing session.
Accommodation: Giraffe Manor
After your breakfast in the morning, you will transfer to the Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to Northern Kenya which is rich in cultural history. This semi-arid region is home to the special five which are exclusively found only in the north such as Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Somali Ostrich.
You will arrive at the airstrip and transfer to the lodge for lunch.
Hop on an afternoon game drive in search of the special five.
Accommodation: Sasaab Luxury Tented Camp
Feel the heat; learn about the ecosystem and the harsh realities of life in the African wilderness while on a walking safari with a Samburu guide. For more adventurous take, try a camel ride or take a 5-hour walk along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and fly to camp in the wilderness, sleeping under the African stars.
You will also have an opportunity to visit a local Samburu homestead and learn about their way of life. They are nomadic pastoralists who are renowned for their colorful dress and beadwork.
After an early morning breakfast, you will depart by road to Mount Kenya area (Optional: you can take a charter flight to the Solio private Game Reserve at an extra cost)
As you land at the airstrip, a guide will meet you and take you to the lodge. After a refreshing lunch made from fresh organic ingredients from the lodges own vegetable garden, and perhaps a siesta, you will head out for an afternoon game drive. Over the next two full days of your super luxury safari in Kenya, take your time and explore the central region of Kenya. Guided walks, mountain biking or horse riding are all available at Solio, a great way to see the wild game from a totally different perspective.
On this private game reserve, you can see an unbelievable amount of rhinos. It is common to see up to 40 rhinos at one go in this private ranch. You can try your hand at some trout fishing in the cold streams of the Aberdares. Alternatively, you can fly in a helicopter, as an optional extra, to a secluded picnic spot on Mount Kenya.
During your stay, you can go on night drives, where you can go looking for the elusive nocturnal animals that shy away during the daytime.
Accommodation: Solio Ranch
You will transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. Upon landing you will be met by your guide and will head straight out on your first game drive in the wide open savannahs of the Mara, which is teeming with antelopes such as wildebeest and Thomson’s Gazelles.
Explore this region over the next couple of days delighting in wildlife encounters, from the graceful giraffe to the mighty elephants and the Big Cats of the plains while on morning and afternoon game drives.
Accommodation: Salas Luxury Tented Camp
Enjoy a game drive at dawn and watch the Mara come to life, then enjoy a bush breakfast surrounded by African game. Observe the wonders of an unpolluted sky and enjoy some spectacular star gazing.
Learn how to read the tracks of the bush whilst on a walk with a Maasai warrior, and fall asleep to the distant roar of a lion. Optional activities include a serene early morning flight in a hot air balloon or visiting a local cultural Maasai village to learn more about this unique tribe that co-exists freely with wildlife.
Transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi and connect with your international flights to the next destination.
Meals: No Meals Included
Accommodation: No Accommodation (End of Tour)