The Original 'Bush Homes' Safari in Kenya

The Original 'Bush Homes' Safari in Kenya



In 1993, Outside GO founded the Bush Homes of East Africa. If the African safaris of old beckon to you, this 10-day journey is your ticket for a bit of time travel.

from $9,475 pp    10 Days/9 Nights     $978/Day

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The Original 'Bush Homes' Safari in Kenya


Ten days spread out amid the luxury Bush Homes of Kenya, founded in 1993 by Outside GO, will have you perched in properties ideal for game viewing and drives, including an eco-cottage overlooking a wildlife conservancy, a ranch whose stewards protect rhino, a riverside Maasai Mara safari camp, and a remote lodge where the sounds of animals waft up to the windows and neighbors include the nomadic Samburu people.


Every Bush Homes property is a hidden gem—small, intimate, and exceedingly exclusive—offering one of the most authentic and hard-to-find experiences in all of Africa. On our custom safaris you’re treated like a friend of the family and made to feel at home.  If the African safaris of old beckon to you, this is your ticket for a bit of time travel. Revel in sun-drenched mornings spent cruising the land by jeep, photograph the great and varied wildlife streaming past, hit the trail on camel or horseback, discover the cultures of the Masai and Samburu people, and sleep under the stars as hyenas howl in the distance. And that’s just a taste of what awaits.

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Day 1

Nairobi, Kenya



Bordering Nairobi National Park, Emakoko is a family-owned property just 45 minutes from both the international and domestic airports in Nairobi and is the ideal base from which to start or finish your safari. There are just ten beautifully appointed rooms overlooking the 29,000-acre park, as well as a spacious lounge and dining area and a refreshing swimming pool. Morning and afternoon game drives can be arranged in the park, whose savannah is home to black rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and lions as well as a noted elephant and rhinoceros sanctuary.


Days 2, 3, 4

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy



Located at the very heart of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a Unesco World Heritage site, Lewa House is set on top of a hill offering 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. Accommodations consist of cottage-style rooms spread out to afford privacy. Options include three of the original thatched family cottages, each with two en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda, and four newer single-room cottages that were built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind and are exceptionally comfortable and spacious. All feature amazing panoramas of the vast wilderness below, home to the world's largest population of Grevy's zebra and more than 400 species of birds.


Days 5, 6, 7




Ol Malo is a privately owned game sanctuary on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, in Kenya's wild and beautiful North Eastern Province. It overlooks 5,000 acres of spectacular bush country dominated by Mount Kenya and teeming with the elusive antelope from which the land takes its name. In this majestic setting, on a rock escarpment at the edge of the Laikipia Plateau, the Francombe family and their nomadic Samburu neighbors have created a home for themselves and a property that's a dream destination for the privileged few who seek a glimpse into the true heart of Africa.


Days 8, 9, 10



The original safari camp in this area, Mara is located in a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River just a few miles downstream from the Mara Plains. Five luxury safari tents, all featuring a design that hearkens back to the classic safari of years past, welcome you to this inviting space. Step out into the lush riverside surroundings, where thick forest meets the savannah. This is prime predator country, and game drives here are a constant adventure—expect to see wildebeest, lions, and hippos. In this stunning landscape, you will spend your last two nights in African bliss.



  • Stay on private ranches, escape the crowds, and experience Africa in one of the most authentic ways possible

  • Adventures galore: walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, camel trekking, day and night game drives, fly-fishing, camping

  • Amazing experiences with the Masai and Samburu people

  • Welcoming hosts and expert guides

  • Perfect for families or friends traveling together

  • Gourmet, fresh, and local cuisine

  • Three wildly diverse landscapes offering vastly different experiences: a Unesco World Heritage site and private ranch committed to saving rhinos; an expansive wilderness in the northern frontier district, with a true Samburu cultural exchange; and the world-famous plains of the Masai Mara, teeming with game

  • Optional visit to a wildlife orphanage dedicated to saving elephants, where you can “adopt” an orphaned baby elephant and help support the battle against illegal poaching




Kenya Classic Bush Homes Safari



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