SkySafari Kenya

10 Day Luxury Air Safari

Safari Overview

Let us whisk you away for ten days of total wilderness. Watch huge elephant herds in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, Immerse yourself in Loisaba’s wildlife-rich hills, and fly into the matchless Masai Mara

The warm, dry-grass smell of the heat-hazed savannah, a lion’s roar rumbling through the star-streaked night, mighty peaks piercing gigantic skies, near-endless bush teeming with life – Kenya is the Africa of your imagination. Planet earth on an epic scale. A place that fills your nostrils, kisses your skin, tingles your spine.And we’ll deliver you directly into this soul-stirring wilderness, not a minute wasted. Touch down in sight of snow-capped Kilimanjaro to wonder at Amboseli’s huge elephant herds roaming in the mountain’s shadow. Take off for Loisaba, where cutting-edge conservation helps preserve landscapes as dramatic as they are biodiverse. Fly right to the matchless Masai Mara for arguably the finest game-viewing in the world.Our carefully curated SkySafari Kenya delivers maximum variety and adventure in high style, with high efficiency. There’s no needless waiting or stops en route: you’ll be driven straight onto the strip to board our elegant private aircraft – which seat only eight passengers – to soar straight to your next exquisite home, deep in the wilderness. That means more time tracking big cats on foot, learning bird calls, searching for the Big Five and chinking G&T glasses as the sun sinks below the horizon.Our combination of executive plane, direct flights, top-class guides and luxurious camps and lodges in the most magnificent of locations is A-list decadence at an affordable price. It’s kind to the planet too: every one of our trips contributes to Land & Life, a foundation committed to a sustainable future that sees local communities benefit from tourism, safeguarding nature for the next generation.So fly with us, to explore deeper, to help conserve more and to spend longer immersed in the sights, smells, sounds and sensations of the African bush.

Day 1:-Nairobi

There’s no other capital quite like Nairobi…

a city where giraffe and zebra roam right in the city limits. The hubbub can seem overwhelming, but we’ll ease your arrival, fast-tracking you from airport to Hemingways, an enclave of sophisticated calm. This five-star all-suite retreat sits at the foot of the Ngong Hills, in extensive bird-flittered gardens; it’s the perfect spot for sinking into holiday mode, enjoying a delicious dinner, toasting the start of your SkySafari with a cocktail or two.Overnight –Hemingways, Nairobi

Day 2 & 3-Amboseli National Park

Day 2:-Nairobi and Amboseli National Park

Rise and shine: it’s your first morning in Africa.

Your butler will know how you like your tea and, after breakfast, we’ll drive you right onto the runway for your SkySafari flight, direct to Amboseli National Park.In no time you’ll be kicking back at Elewana Tortilis Camp, eating lunch in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro: unlike most Amboseli lodges, which are in the middle of the park, Gold Eco-rated Tortilis is set away from the rest, on the pristine southwest border, with the best mountain views and full access to both Amboseli and an exclusive private conservancy. Tortilis has been key in developing community-owned conservancies, where land outside national parks is secured for wildlife preservation. It’s beneficial for animals and local people, and for you too – encounters with big game here tend to be higher quality, more frequent, more electrifying.

Also, few other travellers explore this area – when you head out on your afternoon game drive, you’re unlikely to see anyone else, just prolific wildlife: from huge herds of habituated elephant (Tortilis’ guides know all the elephant families and their histories) to cape buffalo and hyena, giraffe and zebra, and over 600 species of birds.Discuss the late-afternoon’s action over a delicious dinner back at camp, before a night in your luxury tent, sleeping soundly in the bush.

Elewana Tortilis Camp

  • The finest views of Kilimanjaro, away from the crowds
  • Best-of-both location in an exclusive conservancy, on the edge of Amboseli National Park
  • Jaw-dropping wildlife encounters, including huge elephant herds
  • Game walks, bush breakfasts and off-road game drives
  • Luxurious camp with a Gold Eco-rating and community-conservation focus

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

Be prepared: your alarm will ring rudely early.

But it’s worth the 5am wake-up to get out for that morning game drive when the plains are a-stir, the animals most active, the big cats returning from a night on the hunt. These are also the golden hours for photographers, as dawn light rose-tints the savannah and Kilimanjaro is most likely to be free of cloud. After a wild start, enjoy a lavish bush breakfast, served out amid the acacia trees.

There’s time to relax back at camp – with a swim, a massage, a good book in the sun – before a buffet lunch. Then prepare for your most intimate encounter with the bush: local guides, who know almost every blade grass, will lead you on a walking safari; you’ll follow animal tracks, taste bush herbs, revel in the tiny details, perhaps encounter something larger… It’s a fresh, thrilling perspective. As the day draws to a close, raise a classic African Sundowner. Nothing says safari like an ice-cool G&T, sipped as the sun disappears, before a private dinner under the stars.

Day 4, 5 &,6 Laikipia

Day 4-Amboseli/Loisaba Conservancy Laikipia

Breakfast will never be the same again, now you’ve eaten it with Kilimanjaro looming beyond the coffee cups.Take it all in, before venturing out in the camp’s custom-designed 4WDs for one last game drive – one last chance to see Amboseli’s big cats, big herds, big drama. Then we’ll whisk you to the airstrip for a seamless and spectacular flight to Loisaba Conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau. With the second-highest density of wildlife in the country and a groundbreaking attitude to conservation, this is one of the most exciting destinations in Kenya.

You’ll be met like a VIP and plunged right into the action: the transfer from airstrip to Loisaba Tented Camp doubles as a game drive. Laikipia is one of only a few places in Africa where wildlife numbers are on the increase, and a huge array of animals – from the Big Five to endangered Grevy’s zebra – might be spotted.

Loisaba Tented Camp

Gold Eco-rated Loisaba Tented Camp sits perched on the edge of an escarpment, with unhindered views over rolling river valleys, rich forests and open plains to Mt Kenya. Intimate and elegant in design, the camp is also a hub for cutting-edge conservation. Find out more over drinks and dinner, before retiring to your tent, where floor-to-ceiling windows invite the outside in and the night sky views are unmatched.

  • Set on one of Kenya’s most cutting-edge wildlife conservancies
  • Remarkable animal encounters – from the Big Five to rare wild dog
  • Spacious tents set on the edge of an escarpment
  • Diverse activities, from camel treks to bush walks and mountain biking
  • Spectacular wilderness of rolling hills, river valleys and open plains

Day 5-Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia

There’s nothing quite like stepping out into the wilderness at dawn

The cool, the colours, the frisson of being at one with the wilderness… A Samburu guide will lead you on an early walk, so you can watch, smell, feel the bush wake up. Take breakfast back at camp, then enjoy some down time, relaxing on the decking or dipping in one of Africa’s most astonishing infinity pools.

After lunch, the choice is yours. Head out on a game drive for more marvellous wildlife-spotting – rarities like patas monkey, reticulated giraffe or wild dog might be seen. Try casting a line in Loisaba’s great rivers. Or pay a visit to the conservancy headquarters to meet the sniffer dogs and the anti-poaching team to find out how they safeguard the wilderness.

End the day the only way: with Sundowners as the sun sinks and dinner under the stars.

Day 6-Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia

You’ll have no trouble getting out of bed this morning, regardless of the early hour.

You get to choose how your day begins. Another game drive, perhaps? Or how about a bush walk – or run – with your Samburu guide? Or maybe an outing on horse or camel back – an exhilarating way to get unusually close to wild animals. Whatever activity you pick, follow it up with breakfast in the bush and a rejuvenating pamper in the spa.

Linger over lunch on the deck before your final afternoon game drive: Loisaba is an important migration area for Laikipia’s huge elephant population, so excellent sightings are frequent; unusual species such as greater kudu and beisa oryx are found here too.

Tonight, you could choose something rather special. Poised on a rocky kopje, Elewana Loisaba Star Beds – sister property to the Tented Camp – offers the chance to sleep outside in style. Roll your rustic four-poster out onto the verandah, lay back and look up at the endless, unpolluted, star-spangled African sky.

Elewana Loisaba Star Beds -(optional for 1 night whilst in Loisaba)

  • Set on one of Kenya’s most cutting-edge wildlife conservancies
  • Magical four-poster beds that can be wheeled out for nights under the stars
  • Remarkable animal encounters – from the Big Five to rare wild dog
  • Diverse activities, from camel treks to bush walks and mountain biking
  • Spectacular wilderness of rolling hills, river valleys and open plains

Day 7,8 & 9 Masai Mara

Day 7-Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia & Masai Mara National Reserve

If you can bear to leave your bed in the bush, tuck into breakfast and scour this astonishing wilderness one last time on your game-drive ride to Loisaba’s airstrip. Then hop aboard your SkySafari flight and prepare to touch down in an African icon: the matchless Masai Mara.

Your ride from the airstrip to Sand River Masai Mara Camp, a secluded spot in the southern area of reserve, is your first game drive: don’t be surprised if you meet most of the Big Five before lunch. Even if you don’t, your afternoon game drive might oblige: these acacia-dotted plains are dense with game. Keep your eyes peeled for lion, leopard and cheetah, hyena, giraffe and elephant, and 500-plus species of bird. Raising a classic Sundowner in this classic tranche of wilderness is the perfect way to toast the day. Returning to Sand River Masai Mara is the icing on the cake – there are few more elegant places to stay than this camp, which oozes 1920s glamour. The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 named it one of the 50 Best Resorts in the World and seventh best in Africa.

Sand River Masai Mara Camp

  • Right on the route of the Great Migration
  • Lavish 1920s style camp – movie-star glamour in the bush
  • Exquisite tented suites, where wildlife can be spotted right from the veranda
  • Exclusive location, tucked away from other lodges in the Masai Mara
  • An abundance of game year-round

Day 8-Masai Mara National Reserve

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant than the Masai Mara National Reserve.You’ll know by now the benefits of an early start: after a dawn breakfast, set off with a packed picnic hamper for a full day’s game drive, so you can delve deeper into the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant. And while the seasonal migration of two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle crossing from the Serengeti is one of Mother Nature’s greatest spectacles, the profusion of wildlife in the Mara – from 450 species of bird to the Big Five – makes it one of the best safari spots year round.

The area is culturally fascinating too. Much of the Greater Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem falls under the ownership of Masai communities, and a village visit – to see traditional Maasai homes and rituals, or even (for the kids) to try warrior training – makes for an eye-opening afternoon. There’s also the chance to visit a local school supported by Land & Life Foundation so you can see its work in action.Of course, you might enjoy your best sightings without going anywhere at all. The Sand River Masai Mara, overlooking its namesake river, sits right on the annual migration route, so the drama may play out just beyond your verandah.

Day 9:-Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning’s game drive will seek out big cats and small birds, roaming wildebeest and rare black rhino.

Another day, another wonderful dawn wake-up. This morning’s game drive will seek out big cats and small birds, roaming wildebeest and rare black rhino – the Mara is a stronghold for these increasingly rare creatures. Watch the sun rise over the peaceful plains; tuck into breakfast in the bush.

By now you’ll be at one with the rhythms of the wilderness. You’ll be used to rising early, and then dozing before lunch, eating while watching the comings and goings by the riverbank, then setting out on an afternoon drive. You’ll have seen so much, though there’s always more – and the camp’s expert guides will ensure you don’t miss a thing. After a Sundowner in the bush, return to base for the most dazzling of endings: a private table, set up in the wilderness, for dinner under the stars.

Day 10-Masai Mara National Park & Nairobi

Enjoy your last few hours, gazing out from camp across the watercourse and riverine forest, looking out for breakfasting beasts and birds, before driving back to the airstrip for your final SkySafari flight to Nairobi. Rather than hang around the airport, we’ll deliver you to the tranquility of Hemingways, where you can freshen up in a day room and enjoy that last ice-cold Tusker before flying home.

Seasons & rates 2023

Child Policy

  • Children in own room (minimum 2 / maximum 3): 75% of the per person adult rate
  • Children under 12 sharing with 1 adult: Child(ren) are paying under 12 child rate and the adult is paying adult single room rate.

Options & Enhancements

  • Exclusive use of game drive vehicle per vehicle for the entire itinerary $4,400
  • Balloon Safari, per adult or child > 8 years $440


  • The Nairobi overnight is at Hemingways on Halfboard, drinks* included
  • All domestic flights in SkySafari’s executive aircraft
  • All statutory taxes for the flights mentioned above at the time of booking (subject to change)
  • Full board accommodation, drinks* and laundry services at Amboseli Tortilis Camp – 2 nights, Loisaba Tented Camp (Loisaba Star Beds) – 3 nights, Sand River Masai Mara Camp – 3 nights
  • Shared daytime game drives in specially adapted 4×4 game drive vehicles
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Safari activities such as: bush breakfast, walking safari, scenic sundowners, spa treatment, nature walk, authentic Masai village visit, farewell dinner
  • All transfers, including to / from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • VIP fast track at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • * Drinks include: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea/coffee, beer, house wines, selected spirits

Special Offer

  • Single room supplement will not be charged for the first single room per booking


  • SkySafari are delighted to offer you customised extensions to any of the Elewana Collection properties. Kindly contact us for pricing solutions. Please note that no further circuit discounts will apply and that SkySafari Seasonality may differ slightly from Elewana Collection seasonality.

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