Day 1: Arrive Nairobi


You will be met upon arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport and transfer to your lodge in the serene suburb of Karen - which may be named for the area's famous early inhabitant, Karen Blixen. Blixen was a Danish author best known for her memoir "Out of Africa" (and the Hollywood film of the same title starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford). She moved to Kenya in 1913 with her finance, a Swedish Baron, however her long term love affair was with the famous English big game hunter Denys Finch Hatton. After her divorce, Finch Hatton was based at Blixen's farmhouse between safari clients and they explored Kenya together before his death in plane crash in 1931. His loss combined with the crash of coffee market led to Blixen selling her beloved farm and departing for Europe. Although she wrote "Out of Africa" when back in Denmark, she never returned to live at her "farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills".


Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge

Two nights at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Lodge. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 2: Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center


Enjoy breakfast at your lodge then head out for an exceptional wildlife experience at an elephant and rhino orphanage and sanctuary for endangered giraffes. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most unique elephant & rhino relocation program in the world. Based in Nairobi, The Sheldrick Trust opens its doors to the public to view the orphans between 11 am to 12 pm. After the elephants, you will visit The Giraffe Center, home to the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. The center gives visitors a chance to interact with the giraffes. Both the Sheldrick Trust and Giraffe center allow visitors to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures, an absolute must for anyone passing through Nairobi.


This afternoon return to Karen Blixen's estate for lunch and a trip back in time to discover the famous Karen Blixen’s house exactly as it was when she lived in Kenya. Located in an area which was once part of Karen Blixen’s vast coffee estate, ‘bogani’, the museum was Karen’s home from 1917 until 1931.The house and grounds were made famous by the film "Out of Africa" and have been restored by the Danish community of Kenya. Visitors have a glimpse of typical colonial life in Kenya at the turn of the twentieth century.


Day 3, 4, 5 & 6: Laikipia


You will be picked up at your Nairobi lodge and transferred to the regional Wilson Airport for the flight to Loisaba and the Laikipika Plateau. Stretching across the foothills of Mount Kenya, Laikipia is home to many of East Africa’s endangered species. Sometimes referred to as the gateway to Kenya’s north, Laikipia is also a conservation success story. There is so much wildlife to see here, but without the crowds of tourists that can be encountered in more popular areas. Laikipia is a place of spectacular scenery. Once it was dotted with large ranches, but many of these have been turned into game conservancies. Local villagers work alongside conservationists to ensure that the endemic wildlife is not threatened, and still maintain their traditional way of life. The plateau, as its name suggests, is mostly at a high elevation, with altitudes ranging up to 2600m. The habitat found here ranges from semi-desert to thick forest, and two large rivers dominate the geography. In terms of wildlife, the Big Five can be found here, as well a vast diversity of other species. The famed Northern Species, such as the Grevy’s zebra can be spotted here too.


This is the land that Kuki Gallman fell in love with when she arrived in 1972 with her husband and son. Her enduring narrative of her family's struggle, "I Dreamed of Africa" is only the beginning of Gallman's dedication to Kenya; she went on to become a citizen and continues to work towards conservation with her daughter Sveva through The Gallmann Memorial Foundation, Ol ari Nyiro Nature Conservancy and the Great Rift Valley Trust.


Sosian Lodge

Four night at Sosian Lodge. During your stay, you are free to enjoy a variety of in-house activities including day and evening game drives, walks, horse rides, camel rides, fly camping, ranching activities and fishing. All drinks except champagne as well as laundry are included.

Day 7, 8 & 9: Mara North Conservancy, Maasai Mara


Bid Sosian farewell as you are transferred to Loisaba airstrip this morning for your flight to Maasai Mara . On arrival you will be met by the smiling face of your guide from Karen Blixen Camp. The camp is a short drive away and this journey gives you your first glimpse of this famous area and all the game that call it home. When you arrive at the camp you will be met with an ice cold drink and a given a run down on how the camp works and what to expect. After check in you will be shown to your tent. After a light lunch you have the chance of heading out on your first game drive in the Mara North Conservancy, before returning to the camp in time for dinner.


Explore on morning and afternoon game drives in Mara North Conservancy, a private wilderness area that forms the north-western zone, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. The world-class conservancy is a partnership between a few member camps and over 800 Maasai landowners that guarantees an exclusive safari while minimizing the impact on the environment local communities. Throughout the year large numbers of herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles and impalas seek the area for water and grazing. The Mara River flows through the conservancy at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment and families of hippo and large crocodiles can be seen resting lazily in the waters. In the northern corridor, the scenic Lemek Hills make an important wildlife refuge, particularly to a pack of endangered African wild dog. Mara North Conservancy is also home to the Leopard Gorge; world famous due to its significance as birthing and maternity ground for the big cat predators. Prides of lions, cheetah and leopards have made the conservancy their homeland area.


Karen Blixen Camp

Three nights at Karen Blixen Camp. Game drives, conservancy fees and one day park fee into main Mara Reserve as well as all meals, soft drinks, beers and house wines are included.

Day 10: Depart


Sunrise marks your final morning in the Maasai Mara. After breakfast you will be taken on a final game drive on your way to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi, where you will be met band transferred to Ole Sereni where you have day use of a dayroom until it's time to the return to the international Jomo Kenyatta airport for your departing flights home.

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Rates - 2016
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
April, June $5,664.00 $464.00
January-March $6,064.00 $498.00
September-October $6,444.00 $656.00
July-August $7,414.00 $656.00
Sosian Lodge closed May and November, please call for an alternative itinerary during those months. Single supplement increase if there are two or more single rooms per booking.
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