Kenya Explored

The ultimate Kenyan adventure. Explore Amboseli National Park, Lewa Conservancy, and the Maasai Mara over ten days, before heading east to the border between Africa and the Indian Ocean.
14 Days

Kenya Explored - 14 - $9,402

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

And then, just as the heat and the bumpy road had become my only reality, the coast unfolded before me, and there was Diani Beach. A stretch of white sand punctuated by ancient baobab trees, the warm Indian Ocean lapping idly at the shore, finding small thatched huts, the water a glassy mirage.

Start from Wilson Airport and end at Wilson Airport

Landmarks potentially visited on Kenya Explored


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip. 

Day 1: The adventure begins!

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by a friendly representative that will help you transfer to the hotel. Spend your first night at the Crowne Plaza before heading out into the plains and towards your next lodge early in the morning. 

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Area: Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, you'll transfer by road to Amboseli National Park, where you can enjoy your private game drive. Amboseli National Park is home to huge numbers of African bush elephants, hence its moniker: Home of the African Elephant.

The best spot to see wildlife is from Observation Hill, also known as Normatior. From this height, the vast untamed wild spreads as far as the eye can see, with Mount Kilimanjaro always looming in the background. Spend two nights in Amboseli National Park at Tortilis Camp,  one of the first eco-lodges of its size, it's very proudly 100% solar. 

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Amboseli 

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

Enjoy Amboseli National Park on safari with our exceptional local guides. 

The park has done extraordinary work to protect these animals, and sightings are all but guaranteed at Amboseli. Beyond the elephants, you will also find the rest of the Big Five: lions, leopard, buffalo and giraffe. 

One of Kenya's most popular safari destinations, Amboseli is second only to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. 

Day 4: Amboseli to Lewa

Fly back to Wilson Airport where you'll embark on your flight to Lewa. From here, you'll be driven from Lewa Airstrip to your next hotel -  Lewa Safari Camp.

Featuring large tented bedrooms with verandahs and full en-suite bathrooms, Lewa Safari camp offers authentic comfort for its visitors; cosy log fires in the sitting room are perfect for relaxing after a day in the Conservancy. This unique and exclusive retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness.

Spend three nights here with a game package that includes shared game drives and shared return airstrip transfers.

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Lewa

Days 5 & 6: Lewa Conservancy

Select from a variety of exciting activities offered on-site to make the most of your day, including morning and afternoon game drives. 

Lewa Conservancy was created to maintain and increase the population of some of Africa’s most critically endangered species. The conservancy is home to the Big Five and has one of the highest populations of rhinos in Kenya -  there are roughly 169 black rhinos - the most in any safari park in the world. 

Lewa also sees an influx of animal activity during the migratory periods, with over 400 elephants traversing the grounds each cycle. Visitors can witness the spectacle from a purpose-built Elephant Underpass.

Lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, and a range of birdlife can be found on-site, making it one of the most ecologically diverse parks in the country.

Day 7: Lewa Safari Camp to Sand River Mara Lodge

Drive from the lodge to Lewa Airstrip. Fly from Lewa via Wilson (Note that in the off-season there is no direct flight) to the Mara Airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Sand River Mara Lodge. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920s. 

The camp is located in a secluded area of the Masai Mara National Reserve, far from other properties so guests enjoy a truly “exclusive” safari. Spend three nights here with a game package that includes shared game drives and shared return airstrip transfers.

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Maasai Mara

Day 8 & 9: Maasai Mara 

Select from a variety of exciting activities offered on-site to make the most of your day, including morning and afternoon game drives. 

Sand River Masai Mara is quite literally on the Migration route and guests are often fortunate to be able to watch wildebeest and zebra crossing the Sand River from the comfort of their tent verandah. Often called the Jewel of Africa, the Maasai Mara takes its name from the Maasai tribe who have inhabited these lands since the 17th century. The Maasai is one of Africa's best safari destinations. 

Day 10: Sand River Mara to AfroChic Lodge

Transfer from the lodge to the Mara Airstrip. From here you will board your light air flight via Wilson to Ukunda Airstrip, this is just a short 15-minute drive from the hotel. You'll spend four nights at AfroChic Lodge with an Ocean View Deluxe Room. This exclusively intimate hotel - with only 10 guest rooms each with its own en suite bathroom, balcony and sun-loungers - is singularly personable and highly individual.

The lodge is located on the famous Diani Beach - the best beach destination in Africa for 5 years running. Diani Beach is everything that comes to mind when you think of a tropical paradise - rolling white sands perfect for sunbathing, crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling, and an abundance of wildlife to discover.

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Diani Beach

Day 11-13: Diani Beach

Marine parks have been established all along Diani Beach - these are areas of protected waters that conserve marine life and the ecosystem. They're well worth a visit, and a great place for snorkelling and diving. In fact, Diani Beach is one of the greatest water sports destinations in East Africa. Kayaking, jet-skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding and scuba-diving are all possible - whatever your pace or skill level, you'll find something to experience at Diani.

Day 14: Off towards your next adventure

Transfer from the lodge to the Ukunda Airstrip ahead of your flight to Nairobi to connect with your international flight. 

Prices and Inclusions

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together. Travel during some peak season months will incur higher rates. 
  • Small adjustments to accommodation choices, routes, and activities can make a big difference to the cost of a trip in East Africa. The prices shown should be used as an indication only. Our team can create a tailor-made trip to suit your budget. 


  • Domestic flights.
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
  • All camping equipment where necessary.
  • Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
  • All entrance fees as per the program.
  • Meal plan as per accommodation
  • Fees for all activities as per the program.
  • Conservation charge.
  • Emergency flying doctors service


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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