A Week in Kenya at the Emakoko, Lewa Wilderness, and Mara Expedition Camp
Kenya has some of the best game viewing in Africa, and this week-long itinerary gives you front-row seats to the show. Kenya is home to the original safari. It’s where African safari was born, and to this day remains the ultimate destination for unparalleled game viewing. Kenya is home to an astounding number of different species—around 25,000. Of course, you’ll find Africa’s ‘Big Five’ throughout the country, but those are just a handful of the unique animals found here.
From Nairobi to the Masai Mara and the Great Migration in the south, you’ll see plenty of wildlife—up close and away from the crowds. Explore the bush in Lewa by foot, horseback, or camel—or how about an open cockpit bi-plane ride straight out of Out of Africa? Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a 65,000-acre conservancy, with outstanding game viewing, and spectacular views of Mt. Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north. Lewa is one of Kenya's major private conservation successes. The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is an expanse of prime private wilderness in southwest Kenya that you will love as prime viewing of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and grazers including giraffes, zebras, hartebeests, and warthogs.
7 Days/6 Nights
DAY 1: Nairobi National Park
Arrive in Nairobi transfer to The Emakoko in Nairobi National Park
DAYS 2 & 3: Lewa Conservancy
Transfers by plane to Lewa Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness Lodge
DAYS 4 - 6: Olare Motorogi Conservancy
Fly to the sprawling plains of the famed Masai Mara where you’ll stay at Mara Expedition Camp.
DAY 7: Fly home
Your safari comes to an end; Transfer to the airstrip
- Nairobi National Park, Bordering the capital city of Nairobi, in beautiful Kenya, the Nairobi National Park is one of Africa's smallest parks and on the only park on earth to be in such close proximity to a city centre. It boasts a large and varied wildlife population, amid wide open grass plains against a backdrop of city skyscrapers. The park is home to one of Kenya's most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries with the world's highest concentration of black rhinoceros. Its wetland areas are abundant with birdlife boasting over 400 bird species. Visitors can enjoy the many facilities the park has to offer such as scenic picnic sites, well-positioned campsites, and hiking trails. Commonly spotted species include lion, hyena, warthog, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, gazelle, buffalo, and sometimes if you're lucky, leopard and cheetah.
- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a 65,000 acre conservancy, with outstanding game viewing, and spectacular views of Mt. Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north. Lewa is one of Kenya's major private conservation successes. Lewa has been the Craig family home since 1924 when the Craig grandparents came from England and began raising cattle here. "Leave room for the wildlife" has been the Craig ethic, as the area is committed to the conservation of wildlife and diverse habitats found on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya. Endangered species abound in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and it is most famous for its rhino conservation. While you are here, you may see everything from elephant and rhino to dik-dik, to reticulated giraffe and two species of zebra: Burchell’s and the rare Grevy’s. Lion, leopard, and cheetah are found as well.
- The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is an expanse of prime wilderness in southwest Kenya; part of the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and wildlife dispersal zone. The conservancy lies immediately to the northwest of the main Maasai Mara Reserve. Tourism is limited to a maximum of 94 beds which maximizes the client's wilderness experience and minimizes the environmental impact of tourism. Open hills provide a habitat for a diverse range of grazers, including giraffes, zebras, hartebeests, and warthogs. These herds attract large numbers of predators, including lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals. In between the hills run a number of small seasonal streams, fringed by stretches of forest which are home to a broader range of species including baboons, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and leopards.
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