This blow-the-budget itinerary captures the romance of the classic safaris of the 1920s, staying at some of the very best safari accommodation.


About this independent tour

6 nights Nairobi round-trip

  • Nairobi 1 night
  • Tsavo West 2 nights
  • Lake Elmenteita 1 night
  • Maasai Mara 2 nights

This safari operates on a private basis, but you may be travelling with other passengers on flights and game drives if like-minded guests have booked a similar itinerary. It’s primarily a fly-in safari (including 4 internal light aircraft flights), with a short overland section from Nairobi to Lake Elmenteita to offer a brief experience of travelling across Kenya.

Recommended highlights

ACCOMMODATION Accommodation is exclusive and elegant throughout. Hemingways Nairobi sets the scene for what’s to come, with its colonial style and butler service. A stay at Finch Hattons is like an experience straight from ‘Out of Africa’, and at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in the Soysambu Conservancy, tents have a four-poster bed. Mara Bushtops has just 12 lavish tents raised above the plains. After a full day game viewing, relax in the bush spa’s heated pool or your tent’s sunken outdoor bathtub.

LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLIGHTS Taking light aircraft flights not only means travelling in style, following in the footsteps of the early adventurers from the golden age of African aviation, but also wonderful views. And reduced travelling times leaves more time for you to enjoy wildlife viewing and your luxury accommodation.

TSAVO WEST This vast park is made up of open grasslands, acacia woodlands and belts of riverine vegetation, where you can hope to spot elephant, rhino, lion and hippo.

LAKE ELMENTEITA, SOYSAMBU CONSERVANCY Discover a conservancy that’s a sanctuary for rare wildlife including abundant bird species. It’s East Africa’s only breeding ground for the great white pelican.

MAASAI MARA The Mara is one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, with an exceptional population of big cats and plains game.

Tailor your tour

This itinerary is completely flexible, so you can choose your own number of nights, change camps, add excursions, and extend your holiday with a beach stay. Just ask one of our Personal Travel Experts to help.

Good to know

Luggage must be in soft bags weighing maximum 15kg. Minimum age 7.

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