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


In 1993, the folks behind Outside GO founded the Bush Homes of East Africa, an association of private ranches, intimate lodges, luxury tented camps, coastal retreats, bush camps, and small upcountry estates in Kenya.


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 the Nairobi National Park, Emakoko is a family owned and run property, just 45 minutes from both the international and domestic airports in Nairobi.  Bordering the Nairobi National Park, it is the ideal base from which to start or finish your safari.  There are just 10 beautifully appointed rooms overlooking the park.  Morning and afternoon game drives can be arranged into the park which is home to black rhino, giraffe, zebra, and lion.  There is a spacious lounge and dining area as well as a refreshing swimming pool.


Days 2, 3, 4

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy



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.  The accommodation at Lewa House is in the form of cottage-style rooms which are spread out along the hillside, all looking to the expanse of wilderness to the north.  There are three of the original thatched family cottages, each comprising of two en-suite rooms and a large shared veranda.  The four recently added single room cottages are built with sustainable, ecological principles in mind whilst still being exceptionally comfortable and spacious, with wonderful views across the surrounding landscape.


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; 5,000 acres of spectacular bush country overlooked by Mount Kenya and teeming with the elusive antelope from which the land takes its name.  In this majestic setting on a rock escarpment on the edge of the Laikipia Plateau, bordering the tribal heartlands of the nomadic Samburu people, the Francombe family and their Samburu neighbors have created a home for themselves and a dream destination for the privileged few who seek a glimpse into the true heart of Africa.


Days 8, 9, 10



Just a few kilometers downstream from Mara Plains, the original safari camp in this area, Mara Expedition Camp resides in a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where thick forest meets savannah.  Five safari tents, all with a design that hearkens back to the classic safari of year's past, welcome you to this inviting space. Step out from the comforts of your luxury safari tent into the lush riverside surroundings.  Boasting prime predator country, game drives here are a constant adventure.  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-camping, fishing

  • Amazing experiences with the Masai and Samburu people

  • Welcoming hosts and expert guides

  • Perfect for families or friends traveling together

  • Gourmet, fresh, & local cuisine

  • Three wildly diverse landscapes offering vastly different experiences: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and private ranch committed to saving rhinos; a vast wilderness in the northern frontier district, with a true Samburu cultural experience; 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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