Iconic Kenya 28Jul - 5Aug 2022
Explore the best of Kenya, including the Maasai Mara in this eight night, nine day itinerary tailor-made for guests of Experiential Travel.
"I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Equator runs across these highlands, a hundred miles to the north, and the farm lay at an altitude of over six thousand feet. In the day-time you felt that you had got high up; near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful, and the nights were cold."
If you're a fan of Karen Blixen, you'll recognise the opening lines of her auto-biographical Out of Africa. From your 860 sqft suite at Hemingways you will have a view of those same hills. The luxury five Star boutique hotel is in the Nairobi suburb of Karen, named for the author and just 2 minutes drive from her 1912 house that is now a museum.
Your next stop is Ol Donyo lodge.
“I sat on the logs that surround the hide at ol DonyoLodge, listening to the elephants rumbling nearby. It was almost a meditation, and I thought, wait, maybe we should create a meditation and soundtrack like this, rather than that canned music you hear when you have a Great Plains Lifestyle massage! That is when the elephant touched my leg with his trunk!” says Dereck Joubert.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the famous filmmakers and photographers are National Geographic Ambassadors and the founders of Great Plains Conservation, which runs Ol Donyo.
Wedged between Kenya’s Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, the lodge, honed from the ancient lava rock that spewed out of Kilimanjaro 360,000 years ago, creates a timelessness that touches everyone who visits.
Three nights at Ol Donyo will come to an end too soon, but the Maasai Mara awaits!
The authentic safari camp, Mara Toto is in the style that Karen Blixen and her lover, Denys Finch-Hatton would have adored.
“When I designed this camp, it was based on an original 19th-century styled expedition camp with light canvass and high apex tents, supported by huge gum-poles. Its position, right along the edge of the river and under some of the most spectacular ebony trees, creates a hidden haven to retire between exciting safari drives. Leopards and lions are often heard from here, and this small 8-bed camp is ideal for families, or small parties, explorers, adventurers and photographers.” – Dereck Joubert
We couldn't say it better.
USD 9,929 per person (twin/share basis, not including international flights)
Accommodation, meals, transfers, flights and services on the basis specifically indicated in this itinerary.
- All international flights including flights to and from Nairobi.
- Anything not mentioned in this itinerary.
- Tips and gratuities.
- All items of a personal nature.