Trip Inspiration

12-Day Kenyan Safari

Wildlife + Culture + Activities

Spend twelve days immersing into four of Kenya's most incredible landscapes. From Nairobi National Park to Laikipia, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to the Mara North, you will find yourself up close to incredible wildlife and exposed to a wide variety of fascinating activities. You'll return home with a deeper, more rich understanding of and appreciation for Kenya.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 2 nights at The Emakoko in Nairobi National Park
  • 3 nights at Ngare Serian in the Mara North Conservancy
  • 3 nights at Lewa Wilderness in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  • 3 nights at Segera Retreat in Laikipia

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Horseback riding safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Scenic flight
  • Meet a canine anti-poaching unit
  • Authentic cultural encounters
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a trip to Kenya might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met for your private transfer to The Emakoko. Accommodations will be reserved for two nights.

Located in Nairobi National Park, which itself sits within the boundaries of the capital city, The Emakoko provides an incredible opportunity for an urban safari. Spanning 45 square miles, visitors can watch hartebeest or rhino graze while skyscrapers paint the horizon. You can also relax on property, enjoying the swimming pool and lounge area. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

The Emakoko Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Nairobi National Park

Spend the day on safari or exploring Nairobi. Whether you visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or head out in search of lions, you will find yourself in awe of all there is to do in and around the city. All meals will be served at the lodge.

The Emakoko Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

Nairobi National Park to Mara North Conservancy

This morning following breakfast, you will be transferred to the Nairobi Wilson Airport for your shared light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Ngare Serian situated in the Mara North Conservancy. Accommodations have been reserved for three nights. This afternoon you will set off on a shared safari activity. Dinner will be served at camp.

Ngare Serian Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 4&5

Mara North Conservancy

On safari! Enjoy two days of exploring the conservancy’s 1,500 acres of wilderness.  Whether on foot or from within a jeep, you will instantly immerse into the landscape and likely encounter some of Africa’s most famous animals– including lion, leopard, and elephant. You might also partake in an early morning hot air balloon ride, during which you’ll gain an entirely new perspective of your surroundings. All meals will be served at camp.

Ngare Serian Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6

Mara North Conservancy to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Lewa Wilderness, your home for the next three nights.

Lewa Wilderness provides the perfect base from which to explore the 62,000 acre conservancy. Home to an immensity of wildlife, including the Big Five, you will feel immediately immersed into the landscape and have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of excursions.  This afternoon, you will set off on a shared safari activity, followed by dinner back at the lodge.

Lewa Wilderness Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 7&8

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon shared game drives.

In place of or in-between game drives, you might also set off on a walking or horseback riding safari. You can also visit the Conservancy Headquarters to learn about its conservation programs, enjoy a scenic flight, or hike in the Ngare Ndare forest to an incredible waterfall. All meals will be served at the lodge.

Lewa Wilderness Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Laikipia

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your private light aircraft flight to Laikipia. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Segera Retreat.

A luxurious Kenyan oasis, Segera Retreat offers visitors every service and amenity one might need while on safari. Its garden villas and farmhouse have an incredibly open design and sit along a stunning pool, perfect for a mid-afternoon dip. What’s more, its focus on conservation means your stay on property is equally as sustainable as it is comfortable.

This afternoon, you will meet your guide for a shared safari activity. Dinner will be served upon return.

Segera Retreat Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Days 10&11

Laikipia

On safari! Spend two days enjoying all of the activities on offer at Segera Retreat.

Set off in a jeep to find the region’s incredible wildlife or spend an afternoon learning about traditional bee keeping, during which you get to wear a fully equipped bee suit and even help gather wild honey. Those interested in conservation might want to meet a canine anti-poaching unit and watch the tracker dogs at work.

There’s also the opportunity to engage in authentic cultural encounters, which include visiting a Samburu village, meeting the women who run a local beading collective, and spending time in a local elementary school. And no stay is complete without spending a night at the Nay Palad Bird’s Nest, a multi-storey structure that provides an unforgettable sleep-out experience.

All meals will be served at Segera.

Segera Retreat Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12

Depart Kenya

This morning following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your private light aircraft flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a driver and transferred to the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel where you will have use of a dayroom.

This evening, you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flights home.

N/A Meals: Breakfast