Dive into this unforgettable Kenya wildlife safari holiday, including business class international flights and the exclusive lodges of the Governors’ Camp Collection. Starting at the classic Loldia House, you’ll take in the best of the Rift Valley. Think soda lakes, flamingos and delicious al fresco dinners under African skies.
Next, you’ll experience life in the Masai Mara. Spot lion cubs snoozing in the shade, see elephants crunching through the long grasses and look out for crocodiles lurking with their eyes above the water. The sheer amount of wildlife you can see in the Masai Mara is breath-taking, so you’ll end your Kenya holiday at Mfangano Island Camp on Lake Victoria, where you can you spend a few days sunbathing, bird watching and eating fresh fish by the lake. There’s no better way to finish a magical wildlife trip to Kenya.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. This holiday includes business class flights, so you’ll have access to an airport lounge in the UK before you board. After a comfortable journey, you’ll arrive in Kenya feeling rested and excited to explore. Tonight, you’ll be staying near the airport, as your flight arrives into Nairobi arrives late in the evening.
This morning, you’ll be met and driven through the Great Rift Valley down to Loldia House, perched on the shores of Lake Naivasha, where you’ll in for two nights. At Loldia House, you’ll get a glimpse into the life of Kenya’s early settlers. You can enjoy the gentle pace of life, walking and horse-riding amongst the herds of game that live alongside farm animals on the ranch.
After an early breakfast, you’ll head off to Lake Nakuru National Park, where thousands of pink flamingos flutter over that water, and the occasional white rhino roams along the shore. These magnificent rhinos have are thriving, thanks to the care of a local sanctuary. Nowadays, they coexist harmoniously with the clouds of flamingos that gorge on the algae in the lake. You also have a good chance a leopard during your morning game drive, before enjoying a delicious lunch under the acacia trees overlooking the water. You’ll drive back to Loldia House in the afternoon, where you can relax a little before dinner.
This morning, you can linger over breakfast on the lawns of Loldia House before being transferred to Loldia airstrip to catch your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. Located on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Little Governors’ Camp, your next lodge, is accessed by a short boat ride across the river.
Little Governors’ Camp is an intimate lodge. There are only 17 tents, each with a large veranda and views of the hippos that relax in the muddy marsh.
Your itinerary here will vary depending on what interests you, but, in general, the lodges in the Governors’ Camp collection are focused on searching for wildlife. Don’t miss an early morning game drive to spot lions or leopard as they feast on a kill. Sunrise is the best time to witness this, as the big cats hunt at night, eat at dawn and leave the hyenas to finish off the leftovers.
Mornings are great for spotting predators, but the middle of the day is excellent for seeing classic safari wildlife. Watch zebras braying to each other, giraffes munching lazily on acacia trees and wildebeest grazing the grasses. From the banks of the Mara River, you can spot hippos in a mud bath to keep the sun off their skin, while crocodiles lurk in the water nearby, waiting for antelope to come to the edge for a drink.
Depending on the time of year that you visit Kenya, you may see lots of babies. Think single-file lines of little ostriches racing after their mothers and cheetah cubs playing in the shade.
Staying here, you may end up spending most of your day away from the lodge. Depending on how your day is planned, the camp might organise a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on the go. Otherwise, you’ll return to camp for lunch and a rest before heading out again in the afternoon.
Beyond the game drives, there are plenty of activities to fill your time at Little Governors’ Camp. Set off on a village visit to learn about Masai culture or book a hot air balloon trip to drink in gorgeous views of the herds and plains below.
If you want to relax, try a luxurious spa treatment or sit out on your deck and look out for wildlife. All the Governors’ Camps are unfenced, so you can usually see animals roaming around camp from elephants wandering through for a drink to warthogs scrabbling about in the brush.
You’ll usually end each day with sundowners on the plains of the Masai Mara before heading back to camp for a delicious dinner and a drink in front of the log fire. It’s the perfect end to a day of exploring.
Today, you can squeeze in one last sunrise game drive before returning for breakfast and your transfer to the airstrip. Around midday, you’ll take a light aircraft flight to Mfangano Island Camp, where you’ll check in for three nights. This is a luxurious hideaway where you can relax after your safari adventure in the Masai Mara.
This little island is an oasis of tranquillity and the perfect place to retreat after a busy few days on safari. Giant fig trees create pools of shade while flowerbeds and rock gardens surround the nine cottages that sit tucked away in the green foliage. The rooms are designed in the Luo tribal style, with banana thatch and natural clay, as well as stunning views over the lake. Each one has its own veranda, where you can sun yourself or watch the small dhow boats sail by.
Lake Victoria is a beautiful place to spot birds, whether it’s the sunbirds that flit from flower to flower or cormorants that shoot like bullets into the water to catch their lunch. If you’re feeling active, there’s plenty to do in this lakeside haven. Go fishing, walk to the nearby village, take a trip to Bird Island or visit some ancient rock art sites. Alternatively, just sit by the pool, relax, and indulge.
Today, you’ll take a light aircraft back to connect with your international flight, enjoying the comforts of business class on your flight home.
Kenya lies on the equator, so it has a pleasant, tropical climate all year round. It’s warmer on the coast than inland. Kenya is too close to the equator to experience a real winter and summer but there is a pronounced dry season (between June and October) and wet season (between November and May). January and February are often the driest months of the wet season, but it’s always impossible to predict how long the dry spells will last.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.