Visit Kenya and explore forest, mountain, and savanna

Kenya is justifiably famous for its diverse ecosystems, and this itinerary includes three very different yet dramatic landscapes: Visit Kenya and the forests of Meru National Park to the east; the plains, hills, and mountains of Laikipia Plateau to the north; and the seemingly endless savanna of the Masai Mara to the south. 

As you’d expect, you’ll find an extraordinary range of wildlife too, from the Big 5, endangered wild dog, and hundreds of bird species to adapted species only found north of the equator. As all but one of the camps you’ll stay in are set in private conservancies, you’ll be able to go on bush walks, drive off-road, and go on night drives – or how about a camel trek, a visit to a local village, or a night sleeping under the stars?

Visit Kenya: 9 days / 8 nights

DAYS 1, 2, & 3:

Arrival Nairobi, fly to Meru National Park, Elewana Elsa’s Kopje 

DAYS 4 & 5:

Fly to Loisaba Conservancy, Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

DAY 6:

Drive to Elewana Loisaba Star Beds, Loisaba Conservancy

DAYS 7, 8 & 9:

Fly to Mara North Conservancy, Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp

DAY 10:

Fly to Wilson Airport in Nairobi and on to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport


  • When you visit Kenya, this 9-day fly-in safari begins in Meru National Park, where you’ll stay at Elsa’s Kopje, made famous by Joy Adamson’s book ‘Born Free’. Go for guided walks, night drives and visits to the local Tharaka community, and visit a sanctuary in the heart of the park that’s home to around 70 black and white rhino
  • Fly from here to Loisaba Tented Camp in Loisaba Conservancy for game drives, camel treks, mountain biking, and horseback-riding, while watching out for northern species such as Grévy's zebra, Beisa oryx, and Somali ostrich
  • Spend an unforgettable night in a ‘star bed’, where a team of Samburu and Maasai warriors will be your hosts and you’ll fall asleep with the sounds of the wilderness all around you on your extraordinary visit to Kenya
  • Fly to the remote Elephant Pepper Camp in the Mara North Conservancy, a private wilderness area spanning nearly 75,000 acres. If you’re here during the migration you can take a day trip to the river for a chance to witness a crossing


$7,900- $9,700 per person sharing in 2023

Easy Extensions

Continue your African adventure by flying onwards to Uganda or Rwanda for gorilla trekking, or to the beach – visit Kenya’s coast, Zanzibar, and the Seychelles are all within easy reach. Or, connect in the same (long) day from the Maasai Mara to Cape Town.

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Elsa's Kopje

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Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

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Elewana Loisaba Starbeds

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Elephant Pepper Camp

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