Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Arrive into Nairobi Airport, where you are met after passing through customs and immigration and transfer to the your lodge overnight. The Emakoko is a family-owned and run lodge artfully built into the side of a valley on the Mbagathi River, which borders the Nairobi National Park, a mere 20 minute transfer from both airports in Nairobi city.

The Emakoko

Two nights at the The Emakoko. All meals.

Day 2: Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel 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. You will have lunch at the Karen Blixen Estate and visit the museum there before visiting 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. We have included lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens and this afternoon you will be transferred back to your lodge for the rest of the day at leisure. If you would like, you are welcome to join an afternoon game drive in Nairobi National Park with one of The Emakoko's excellent camp guides.

Day 2: Lewa Conservancy

This morning you will be transferred to Wilson Airport to meet the scheduled light aircraft flight to Lewa Reserve, where a guide and vehicle from your lodge will meet you at the airstrip. Spend the next few days exploring the private 65,000 acre wildlife conservancy of the Lewa Wilderness Trust. The conservancy is home to about 10 percent of Kenya’s black rhino population, and the single largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Lewa re-invests all the profits generated from tourism (including profits from Lewa Safari Camp) into its core programs. When you visit Lewa, you will help thousands of people from different backgrounds and cultures to improve their lives, and give their children a future, at the same time as ensuring Africa’s wildlife has a stable home.

The Conservancy is famous for its large and successful rhino population, as well as the rest of the Big Five. The excellent guides know the botany and paleontology history of the area as well as an intimate knowledge of the rhinos, cheetah and lion families and all the rest of the flora and fauna on the reserve. Explore game drives and walks with your camp guide and other guests staying at this camp

Lewa House

Overnight at Lewa House. All meals, local spirits, house wine, beer and soft drinks, bush breakfast, laundry service and day game drives with guided bush walks included.

Day 4, 5, 6 & 7: Maasai Walking Safari

Meet your private Maasai guides this morning and set off with the camels through the wilds on a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. This safari's unique strength lies in the fact it can unlock parts of the soul that a traditional safari cannot, simply because by its very nature no two walks can be the same. Each and every walk belongs to those on that particular journey.Your route takes you through one of Kenya’s best wildlife viewing habitats – the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. This area provides some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa and are home to a wide variety of game including the “Big Five” (Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo), over 420 species of birds, Reticulated Giraffe, Cheetah, numerous different antelopes, and endangered species such as the Grevy’s Zebra. You will traverse a variety of ecosystems, enabling them to experience the diversity of flora and fauna that the areas have to offer. Walking is done in the cool hours of the day from 0730 to 1200, usually four to five hours. We rest up during the heat of the day and another walk is done in the evening exploring the areas around camp.

The focus of the safari is learning about the ecosystems as well as the local Maasai culture. Local Maasai morani (warriors) will join your trip along the way to give insight into traditional Maasai customs. Learn taught tracking techniques and other vital bush skills, as well as how to identify and understand the behavior of the insects, plants, and animals they come across. This is a walking safari supported by camels, however camels can be ridden when the terrain or route allows. Spend each night in your private mobile tent. All meals, local drinks, guides, camels porters and conservancy fees included.

Walking Wild Mobile Camp

The fly camp consists of sleeping tents which are dome shade netting tents with PVC floors. Each is 3 meters by 3 meters and 3.5 meters high. They are insect and reptile proof and have a flysheet in case of rain. Bedding is a bedroll on the floor with sheets and blankets. Ablutions are two loos (short drop type) and two showers (canvas bucket type). You eat out under the African skies, however there is a tarpaulin in case of rain.

Day 8: Lewa Conservancy

Return your weary (but triumphant!) feet to Lewa House today and spend one more night in the comfort of your cottage.

Lewa House

Overnight at Lewa House. All meals, local spirits, house wine, beer and soft drinks included.

Day 9, 10 & 11: Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara Reserve

You will be transferred this morning back to the Lewa Airstrip and take the light aircraft flight southwest to your final safari camp in the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy. Located adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, this private conservancy is a ground breaking project of tourism benefiting conservation and community. With its high concentration of wildlife, and generous personal space and freedom on offer, visitors enjoy exceptional wildlife encounters.

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya is home to the big cats - in impressive numbers - and herds of elephant, giraffe, and wildebeest. Unlike its neighbor, the Masai Mara National Reserve, this private conservancy strictly monitors the number of tourists who enter the area, reducing the number of vehicles and the human impact on the environment and wildlife. While the charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is its exclusivity, the philosophy of the conservancy is refreshingly inclusive. The 50,000 acre conservancy is made up of land contributions from 500 Maasai landowners. The conservancy fees provide the Maasai community with a sustainable livelihood and ensure the conservation of the wildlife in this vital corridor of the Masai Mara eco-system.

Basecamp Eagle View

Three nights at Basecamp Eagle View. All meals and selected beverages included.

Day 12: Nairobi and Depart or Fly to Entebbe

This morning you may have time for one last game drive before it's time to return to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. You will be met and transferred back to The Emakoko for lunch and time to relax and refresh before continuing on to the international Nairobi airport to meet your departing flights for home.

Uganda Extension: This morning you may have time for one last game drive before it's time to return to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. You will be met and transferred into town for lunch (own account) before continuing on to the international Nairobi airport for the short scheduled flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival in Uganda, you will be met and transferred to your city hotel for a late dinner and overnight at the Protea Entebbe.

Protea Entebbe

Overnight at the Protea Entebbe. Breakfast included.

Uganda Extension, Day 13: Bwindi & Batwa Community

This morning you will be transferred to the regional airport for the scheduled charter flight to Bwindi, where you will be met by your private guide and taken to your lodge for lunch. This afternoon, visit the local community. Bwindi is surrounded on the Buhoma side by the Bakiga community and the Batwa people community. The walk takes about two hours and begins with a stroll through a small tea farming project. Here you can stop to meet the tea pickers and perhaps even learn how to pluck tea leaves along the way. Then visit a local beer brewery and see how they mash bananas to make a fermented brew which is mixed and distilled to make banana beer - a popular local drink in the area. From here walk a short distance to the local hospital which Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp supports through various projects. Learn about how it started and the work they do for the community. Continue your walk to a nearby village and visit a traditional medicine man. The knowledge of using herbs for healing has been passed on from generation to generation and he will show you some of the herbs that grow in the forest and talk about how they are used. Later, relax and enjoy a performance by the Batwa community before returning to the camp.

Gorilla Forest Camp

Three nights at Gorilla Forest Camp. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

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Uganda Extension, Day 14 & 15: Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast each morning, take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with the excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. You then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile; once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of memory are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes’ notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags or waterproof covers for camera gear.

Uganda Extension, Day 16: Depart

This morning is at your leisure until it's time to return to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe and on home. Breakfast.


Rates - 2018
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
Jan. 7-March / June $8,798.00 $750.00
December 1-14 $9,240.00 $900.00
July $9,870.00 $1,220.00
August-October $10,970.00 $1,430.00
Pricing based on 2 people and exclusive-use walking safari in Lewa. Please call for child discounts and other group sizes. International and regional flights not included. Please contact our flight partners. Exito, for a quote.
Rates - 2018: Walking Wild Extension
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
Please call for pricing.
Extension pricing based on two people traveling and includes light aircraft flights as noted. Please call for pricing for other group sizes. Gorilla permits are additional cost at $600 per person per day; gorilla permits are reduced in price to $450 per person person day in April, May and November.
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