The word ‘Safari’ is inextricably linked with wildlife. In that fashion – Kenya does not disappoint. The Masai Mara is world renowned for the sheer volume and biomass of wildlife and its annual wildebeest migration. Similarly, Amboseli and Samburu for their large herds of elephant and Laikipia for its incredible co-existence between former and current cattle ranches and predators. Kenya has a variety of ecosystems, from glacial peaks on Mt. Kenya right through to sand dunes in the Suguta Valley and as such hosts wide and diverse populations of both abundant and rare species of wildlife that exist in these ecosystems.
#Wildlife Safari Destinations
A small boutique lodge with only 10 rooms and one private house, The Emakoko is uniquely positioned on the southern boundary of the Nairobi National Park. Home to, and hosted by Emma and Anthony Childs and their small family, it is the ideal place to start or end a safari within the wildlife environment that guests come on safari to experience
Tangulia Mara Camp
a tented safari camp situated on a bend of the Mara River and overlooks the Olotulo-Murt springs and salt lick. With few natural salt licks in the Mara ecosystem, wildlife activity in front of the camp is constant with a variety of animals passing through
Located at the very heart of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the house is set on top of a hill with extensive views over gentle rolling hills with Mount Kenya to the south and the rugged Mathews Range and the sacred mountain of Ol Olokwe to the north.
located in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District on the 850,000 acre Namunyak Conservancy which encompasses the entire Mathews Range
#Wildlife Safari-Sample Itinerary
Days 1-2 The Emakoko
Arrive into Nairobi’s International Airport, Jomo Kenyatta, where a car and guide from Emakoko will meet you. It’s a short drive from the Airport to Nairobi National Park’s East Gate where you start your Kenya safari. Nairobi National Park is home to 4 of the Big 5 with both Black and White Rhino.
Days 3-5 Tangulia
This morning you’ll be transferred across the Park to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. A schedule flight will take you to the world famous Masai Mara. Owned by Dominic Nchoe and Jackson Looseiya the camp sits on a rise overlooking the Mara River.
Days 6-9 Lewa House
You’ll be taken back to the airstrip to meet a private charter for a scenic flight to Lewa. At the airstrip you’ll be met by a guide from Lewa House and driven on a game drive back to the Lodge. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to the Big 5 and offers fantastic photographic opportunities for both White and Black Rhino together with other animals only found in the north of Kenya.
Days 10-12 Sarara Camp
Drive to the airstrip to meet your private charter to Namunyak Airstrip in the Mathews Range. The Sarara area is well known for its high density of Leopard, the leopard viewing here can be exceptional. Spend your next couple of days exploring this remote part of Kenya either by car, on foot or horseback.
Day 13 Departure
A private charter will take you back to Nanyuki to catch a schedule flight to Nairobi. A vehicle and driver will be at your disposal for the afternoon before dropping you at the Airport for your flight home