Kenya Villa Retreat

Combine the conservancies of Lakipia with incredible safaris in the Maasai Mara. Book end the adventure with a few days on the tropical paradise of Diani Beach. Luxury accommodation keeps you comfortable from start to finish.
13 Days

Kenya Villa Retreat - 13 - $29,462

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

The car rolled slowly to a halt, and our driver placed the tip of his index finger against the glass of the window. Twenty metres or so from where we sat were a family of rhinoceros, two parents and a child. My sister is the first to break the silence - strange to see them like that, isn’t it? Black rhinos are normally solitary creatures, or have I got that wrong?

Landmarks potentially visited on Kenya Villa Retreat


Day 1: The adventure begins! 

Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll be met by a friendly representative who will assist you to your driver. From here you will transfer to the Hemingways Hotel where you can relax from your international flight.

Spend your first night in a Deluxe suite, relaxing on your private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a beautiful view that can also be enjoyed over sundowners from the on-site bar.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

Area: Nairobi 

Day 2: Hemingways to Segera

Transfer from Hemingways to Wilson Airport, where you'll board your private Charter to Segera’s on-site airstrip. You'll spend the next three nights in luxury here, the villas are positioned in landscaped botanical gardens centred around a vast swimming pool and surrounded by a cactus wall, peering out across the savannahs and woodlands.

This lodge comes with a game package that includes shared game drives in Laikipia, home to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and shared return airstrip transfers.  

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Laikipia

Days 3-4: Ol Pejeta Conervancy

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

Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the largest rhino population in Kenya and is home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos in the world. The conservancy is home to the Big Five, as well as endangered species like the African wild dog, cheetah and oryx, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx, and Jackson’s hartebeest. Alongside these, you'll find giraffes, baboons, hippos and hyenas.

Day 5: Segera to Cottar's

After breakfast, transfer to the Segera Airstrip ahead of your private charter to Cottars. Drive from Cottars Camp Airstrip to Cottar's Private Villa where you'll spend the next four nights in luxury. The award-winning villa borders the latest addition to the ‘7 Wonders of the World’, the Maasai Mara and Serengeti game reserves. The Bush Villa provides a luxury private stay option for up to 12 guests and comes complete with its’ own private 25-meter swimming pool. Offering an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding in a luxurious and elegant safari environment.  

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Serengeti

Days 6-8: Serengeti and 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. 

The Maasai Mara is Africa's most famous safari destination. Vast savannah's dotted with rogue acacia trees and a huge diversity of wildlife, the Mara is the quintessential safari experience. 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 Serengeti is one of the best places for a safari in Africa thanks to the huge numbers of big game that reside here, Tanzania’s oldest park, covering a whopping 1.5 million hectares, it's home to an incredible diversity of animals. 

As well as the famous wildebeest migration, the parks are home to the Big Five: rhino, lions, leopards buffalo, and elephant. 

Day 9: Cottar's to Alfajeri Villa

Transfer from Cottars Bush Villa to the airstrip ahead of your private flight to Ukunda, where you'll transfer to the luxurious Alfajeri Villa for the next four nights. Considered by many as the finest villa on the East Africa coast, the Cliff Villa overlooks the Indian Ocean and its elevated position ensures privacy and stunning view.

Located on the famous Diani Beach, the best beach destination in Africa for 5 years running, it's 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 10-12: 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 13: Off towards your next adventure

Transfer from Alfajeri to the Ukunda Airstrip for your private light air flight to Nairobi Wilson and be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. From here you will board your international flight. 

Prices and Inclusions

Price at Cottars based on accommodation which can accommodate up to 6 pax, properties quoted can take up to 6 pax in the room types quoted. Flights, park fees, Emergency Evacuation and all other services quoted on 2 pax.


  • 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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