The Best of Kenya from Our Family to Yours
The Best of Kenya from Our Family to Yours
Kenya is where Outside GO planted our roots over two decades ago. Back then, we flew bush planes and told stories around campfires, sharing the heart of Kenya with visitors from far and wide.
from $11,195 pp 14 Days/13 Nights $799/Day
THE BEST OF KENYA FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS
NAIROBI | MASAI MARA | BORANA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY | NAMUNYAK WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST | MANDA ISLAND
Kenya is where the team behind Outside GO planted our roots over two decades ago. Back then, we flew bush planes and told stories around campfires, sharing the heart of Kenya with visitors from far and wide.
We’re still sharing this legacy, but in a different way. This 14-day itinerary takes you through some of the key areas in Kenya that go well beyond the tourist track to some of our favorite places in the country. You’ll get to explore a Maasai-owned camp in the Masai Mara, sensational Borana Lodge overlooking Mount Kenya, safari-style treehouses on Samburu country, and a beachfront finale at Manda Bay. And what trip to Kenya would be complete without a night at Giraffe Manor, the property known around the world for the friendly giraffe residents who join you for morning tea? We hope that this itinerary inspires you to experience Kenya, and that you’ll let us share our love for it with you and your family.
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EXPERIENCE THE WONDER AND GLAMOUR OF GIRAFFE MANOR
Your adventure kicks off with a night spent at the world-famous Giraffe Manor, located on 12 acres of private land in the outskirts of Nairobi. The beautiful manor, built in the 1930’s, is much more than just an elegant property surrounded by lush gardens—it’s also home to a herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe. These iconic locals are everyone’s favorite part of Giraffe Manor, and for good reason! They love to pop in–literally stretching their long necks through the dining room windows–in the morning and evening to check on the guests and share a bite to eat. Stroll the gardens, enjoy the company of these magnificent animals, and rejoice in your plush suite that evening (each room design and style is truly one of a kind) before embarking on the rest of your journey through Kenya.
KICK OFF YOUR SAFARI AT THE MAASAI-OWNED TANGULIA MARA CAMP
Next, you will depart for Tangulia Mara, a Maasai-owned camp located in the renowned Masai Mara. Here, one of the best guides in all of Africa, Jackson Looseyia, will share his world with you. Set into a rocky hillside, this traditional safari camp blends seamlessly into the landscape in an elegant way that reminds you of what you’re here to see—the landscape itself. A thatched-roof living room and dining area complement your private canvas tent tucked beneath olive trees; the best of both worlds when it comes to classic safari style. All areas overlook the Olotulo Murt Salt Lick, a favorite spot for wildlife of all shapes and sizes, and the Mara River a little farther beyond. You will spend the next three nights here, enjoying game drives with excellent guides each day and if you’re feeling more adventurous, guided walks along the slopes of the escarpment. Welcome, you’ve officially made it to one of our favorite parts of Kenya!
HIKE BIKE OR HORSEBACK RIDE THROUGH BORANA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY
Your next destination is Borana Lodge in the Borana Wildlife Conservancy just north of Mount Kenya National Park. Owned and operated by the Dyer Family, you'll get to see and feel the magic of what happens when one family curates a safari legacy for three generations and counting. This gorgeous camp boasts panoramic views over the Samangua Valley, Lewa Plains, Ngare Ndare Forest, and Mount Kenya beyond. One of only eight romantic cottages will be your home for the next three nights. While we wouldn’t blame you for spending the whole time in your secluded haven complete with a private veranda and fireplace, you aren’t going to want to miss the action while at Borana. Game drives, mountain biking, and horseback riding are only a few of the options during your stay. If that sounds a little too wild, a baking class with the onsite chef, a visit to the local community school, or an afternoon swimming in the river might be more your pace. No matter how you spend your time at Borana we are sure it will be one of the highlights.
SAFARI IN THE TREES IN SAMBURU LAND
Take the adventure up a notch at Sarara Treehouses on day nine. Owned by the Bastard family (including Katie Rowe, our mother of elephants), this is yet another camp carefully cared for by one family over time. Their newest addition are the treehouses, tucked into the trees just outside of the main Sarara Camp. This area is situated within the lands of the Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust. An area of roughly 850,000 acres, this is the home of the Samburu people, a group of semi-nomadic pastoralists who hold the area’s wildlife near to their hearts. Here, conservation is a focus with efforts to protect elephants, wild dog, reticulated giraffe, and many more species. Learn first-hand from the Samburu people in addition to going on daily game drives, bush walks, and hikes into the Matthew Range. You might even opt to take a camel ride to see Kenya from a whole new perspective!
DIP YOUR TOES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON MANDA ISLAND
Your African safari isn’t over yet! Before heading home, we’ve planned an epic finale at Manda Bay on Manda Island, a gorgeous property owned by Michael Dyer's (of Borana Lodge) brother, Fuzz and his partner Bimbi. This thatched-roof retreat is a jewel in Kenya’s stunning coastline. You might feel like you’ve hopped a flight to Costa Rica, as palm trees shade your bungalow and the ocean laps at the beach just a seashell’s throw away. It’s time to fully relax—with empty beaches and fresh seafood at your fingertips, this could be heaven on earth. In between siestas you might choose to go stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, or kayaking, followed by an indulgent massage. We know you’ll make the right decision.
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Have tea with the giraffes at Giraffe Manor and enjoy a slice of paradise on your first evening in Kenya
- Travel to the famous Maasai Mara and stay at a locally owned safari camp
- See the country from a new vantage point on a horse or mountain bike at Borana Lodge
- Experience the home of the Samburu people while staying at the newly created Sarara Treehouses
- Top it all off with a few days on Manda Island, where watersports galore and spa treatments are just too tempting to resist
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