11 day trip

Conservation and Culture in Kenya

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Overview

Explore Kenya's highlights

A classic Kenyan safari exploring stunning landscapes, iconic wildlife and staying at a wonderful selection of luxury lodges and camps that support local communities and vital conservation work.

Start in Nairobi at the famous Giraffe Manor and a breakfast shared with its long-necked residents. Then let members of the Samburu tribe guide you around their rugged homeland in the dramatic north of the country, based at a lodge they own in partnership as you venture out on bush walks, camel rides and game drives.

Next, in Laikipia’s green hills, track black and white rhino on the Lewa-Borana Conservancy, a joint conservation success story that has made this landscape the best place in Africa to encounter these incredible animals.

End with a final three days of safari on the legendary Maasai Mara. If timed to coincide with the million-strong herds of wildebeest, you can look forward to one of the greatest spectacles on earth.

Highlights

Trip highlights

  • Breakfast at Giraffe Manor

  • Bush walks with the Samburu

  • Tracking rhino in Lewa-Borana

  • Big cats on the Maasai Mara

Inclusions

What's included

  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation

  • All safari and adventure activities

  • Internal flights, private transfers and conservation fees

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Conservation

    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Footprint

    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 2

Breakfast with giraffes

Begin your discovery of Kenya with a night in a green suburb in Nairobi at the iconic Giraffe Manor, a 1930s mansion set amid a woodland reserve that wouldn’t look out of place in an English shire.

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Days 2 — 5

Samburu culture and wildlife

In Kenya’s rugged north, the Ewaso Nyiro River gives life to both wildlife and cattle of the pastoralist Samburu who give their name to this region. Staying at a lodge owned in partnership with these people, head out on game drives and walking safaris in search of lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant as well as species only found in northern Kenya such as Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich and the gerenuk antelope.

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Days 5 — 8

A rhino sanctuary

South of Samburu, the rolling hills of Laikipia were once prime ranching land. Today, many have been restored to their wild natural state and are a haven for endangered species, such as Borana and Lewa, neighbouring private conservancies who removed their fences to create a beautiful 376 square kilometer sanctuary.

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Maasai Mara

Days 8 — 11

Maasai Mara safari

End your Kenyan adventure in one of Africa’s most important conservation and wilderness areas. The Maasai Mara hosts an astounding diversity and density of wildlife year-round, especially lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Between July and October, millions of wildebeest and zebra cross from the Serengeti in Tanzania to create an awe-inspiring natural spectacle.

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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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