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8 DAYS HIDDEN KENYA

Nairobi, Meru, Laikipia & Maasai Mara

Off the Beaten, Nature & Wildlife

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring wildlife of Maasai Mara with optional morning balloon safari
  • Exclusive hideaway in rugged Mount Meru with visit to endangered rhino sanctuary
  • Discover the unique arid-adapted species of Laikipia, home to the Northern hemisphere’s only viable wild dog population
  • Diverse activities ranging from game drives, walking safari, Maasai village visit, canopy walk, quad biking, mountain biking, archeries to fishing catch & release

Experience the classic Eastern Africa safari with a twist.

Head out to exclusive sanctuaries away from mass-market tourism, starting from the Central Highlands of Meru National Park as documented in the award-winning movie “Born Free”.

Continue into the Laikipia Plateau where unique wildlife adapted to the arid condition thrives, together with reliable sightings of endangered rhinos and black dogs. End the trip on a high note within the premier game park of Maasai Mara with astounding wildlife.

From

SGD 8,880 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Nairobi

Arrival in Nairobi
Nairobi
Nil

Arriving into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be transferred into your Nairobi hotel to rest.

Day 02 Nairobi / Meru

Nairobi / Meru
Meru
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Fly this morning from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport into Meru. Truly off-the-beaten, you will be based on a remote wilderness retreat with a splendid view of the Meru Plains. Make a visit to the rhino sanctuary, where the endangered black and white rhinos live over a vast 84 sq km area.

Day 03 Meru

Meru
Meru
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Start your morning with a delicious bush breakfast followed by a morning game drive to spot unique wildlife adapted to the arid region, such as gerenuk, reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, lesser and greater kudus. Enjoy more afternoon game drive or take your rod for a fish catch & release experience as you settle with some canapes on one of Meru’s palm-fringed rivers, filled with catfish, tilapia and barbell. Conclude the day with sundowner with a gin and tonic in hand.

Day 04 Meru / Laikipia

Meru / Laikipia
Laikipia
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Another morning game drive in Meru awaits before we fly to Laikipia. The afternoon game drive in Laikipia will showcase the vast plateau ranging from high plains and low-forested valleys, followed by sundowner with a view of the Great Rift Valley.

Day 05 Laikipia

Laikipia
Laikipia
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Known for its successful wildlife reintroduction, today’s Laikipia game drives may bring a chance encounter with the park’s well-habituated rhinos and big cats. It is also home to the northern hemisphere’s only viable wild dog population! Other activities include Ngare Ndare canopy walk (complimentary for min. 4 pax in Lewa Safari Camp) or camel riding, mountain biking, quad biking and archery (complimentary in Sanctuary at Ol Lentille).

Day 06 Laikipia / Maasai Mara

Laikipia / Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Enjoy a guided walking safari before transferring to your airstrip for late morning flight to Maasai Mara. Enjoy one of the following activities:

  1. Maasai Village Visit (30 minutes) to learn about their nomadic life
  2. Kichwa Nature Trail (2 hours) through riverine with fantastic birdlife
  3. Oloololo Escarpment Trail (2 hours) to Mara Reserve viewpoint

Day 07 Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara
Breakfast included

Start with optional morning 1-hour balloon safari followed with champagne breakfast in the open plains upon landing (additional cost applies). Enjoy a full day of Maasai Mara safari drives with thousands of hoofed animals and super predators in attendance. Look out for elephants, black rhinos, buffaloes, wildebeests, Burchell’s zebras, hartebeests, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes and gazelles!

Day 08 Maasai Mara / Departure from Nairobi

Maasai Mara / Departure from Nairobi
Nil
Breakfast included

Enjoy your final morning game drive before flying into Nairobi’s Wilson airport. You will be connected to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your international flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Nov-Jun) • High Season (Jul-Oct)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$8,980
High Season: S$10,680
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$8,880
High Season: S$10,580
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$2,180
High Season: S$2,880

Palacina NairobiElewana Elsa’s Kopje MeruElewana Lewa Safari Camp Laikipia • &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp Masai Mara

Nairobi

Nairobi

Palacina the Residence & the Suites Nairobi (Suite)

Set in the serene State House valley yet just a few minutes from the downtown, this boutique property offers Nairobi’s largest heated indoor pool and a separate outdoor pool.
(Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 105)

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Meru

Meru

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru (Cottage)

Perched on Mughwango Hill above the site where George Adamson raised and released orphan lions, experience the seclusion of the rugged Meru National Park within the vast expanse of 879sqkm of Elsa’s Kopje. (Refurbished: 2014; Rooms: 11)

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Laikipia

Laikipia

Elewana Lewa Safari Camp (Tent)

Sprawling across the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, this area is rich in lion, leopard and jackal populations, as well as home to the world’s largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra.
(Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 13)

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Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara

&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (Superior Tent)

Located at the edge of Oloololo escarpment near the Saparingo River, this classic safari camp sprawls across the seasonal path where the annual Great Migration takes place.
(Refurbished: 2016; Rooms: 40)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Nov-Jun) • High Season (Jul-Oct)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$14,980
High Season: S$18,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$12,980
High Season: S$16,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$3,350
High Season: S$4,980

Hemingways NairobiElewana Elsa’s Kopje MeruThe Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Laikipia• Angama Mara

Nairobi

Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi (Deluxe Suite)

Spacious plantation-styled boutique hotel with each suite offering dedicated butler and a private balcony with a view of the iconic Ngong Hills.
(Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 45)

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Meru

Meru

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru (Cottage)

Perched on Mughwango Hill above the site where George Adamson raised and released orphan lions, experience the seclusion of the rugged Meru National Park within the vast expanse of 879sqkm of Elsa’s Kopje. (Refurbished: 2014; Rooms: 11)

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Laikipia

Laikipia

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille (The Eyrie)

Set over a private conservation area expanse three times the size of Manhattan, the private villas are sculpted on a wooded rocky hill occupying one of Laikipia’s highest points commanding panoramic views. The area is home to endangered African wild dog, elephant, Grevy’s and Burchell’s zebra, greater kudu, leopard, cheetah, striped and spotted hyena and klipspringer.
(Opened: 2007; Villas: 4)

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Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara

Angama Mara (Tented Suite)

Suspended in mid-air with absolutely the best elevated viewpoint of Maasai Mara, the wildlife-rich Mara Triangle is just a short 10 minutes’ drive away.
(Opened: 2015; Rooms: 30)

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Upgrade Hotel

Upgrade Category 2 hotel in Nairobi to

Upgrade Category 2 hotel in Nairobi to

Giraffe Manor Nairobi (Superior Room)

Located in a private land within the indigenous forest of Langata suburb, experience the iconic breakfast with its resident Rothschild’s giraffes.
(Refurbished: 2019; Rooms: 43)

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Twin Share Additional
S$730
Single Share Additional
S$1,460
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Optional Excursions

Morning Balloon Safari

Morning Balloon Safari

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

per person US$ 430

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class as stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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