Ten days, seven national parks, and non-stop romance; this regal adventure is for couples looking to fully experience the dazzling diversity of Kenya and its remarkable wildlife. An eclectic blend of activities delivers intimacy and ongoing authenticity, everything from balloon rides over the Mara and horseback safaris with zebra. There's also plenty of free time to sit back together and watch Kenya's indelible animal drama wander past on this Kenya...
Maasai Mara – Starting the Safari in the Maasai Mara
After landing in Nairobi, a local guide will transfer you to Wilson Airport and the short safari link flight to the Maasai Mara. With just a handful of seats and a low cruising altitude, you garner stunning first safari impressions through the window. Pick out the medley of herds spread across the grasslands and land in a secluded piece of this world-famous national park. Take a deep breath. Look around. In all directions there is action, from skipping gazelle to giraffe necks poking above trees; zebra herds scatter at the whiff of nearby predators. After a relaxing lunch at camp, you take a late afternoon game drive, the first of many intimate experiences with Kenya's wildlife.
Tonight's accommodation is an indication of what is to come. Your safari lodge occupies an enviable position in the Mara, tucked beside Leopard Canyon, and overlooking the hippo occupied Mara River. The proximity to numerous lion prides is legendary and the views from your River Suite provide the perfect backdrop to combat any travel tiredness. Regal interiors blend modern touches with indigenous style and old-world enchantment, and the hand-carved bed and seating is fit for royalty.
Maasai Mara – Champagne and a Hot Air Balloon Ride above the Mara
Maasai Mara – Incredible Game Drives Crossing the Mara
Lake Nakuru – Hypnotic Beauty at Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 5 - 6
Hell's Gate – Cycling and Horseback Safaris
Amboseli – Elephant Herds beneath Kilimanjaro
Chyulu Hills – Walking Safari in Chyulu Hills National Park
Tsavo National Park – Getting Lost in the Epic Savanna of Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo National Park – The Full Big Five in One Day at Tsavo West National Park
Nairobi – Farewell to Kenya
- Explore seven very different Kenyan national parks on 10 days of unforgettable safari, each destination a haven for an eclectic cast of Africa's mammals
- Savor a safari that offers multiple angles and perspectives; game drives, hot air balloon ride, horseback safari, cycling with zebra, walking safari, nighttime drives, and sitting back and watching it all from your camp
- Marvel at the interaction between predator and prey with three days in the Maasai Mara, the world famous grass plains imbued with drama and charm
- Discover the big and the small at Lake Nakuru National Park, hundreds of vibrant bird species fluttering above Black rhinos and big cats
- Become intimate with the wild as you take walking, cycling, and horseback safaris through the ungulate-dappled landscape of Hell's Gate National Park
- Sit back and admire the iconic sight of elephant herds marauding beneath the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro
- Safari through the rolling mountain forests of Chyulu Hills National Park, a colorful assortment of four-legged characters greeting you at every turn
- Complete the safari adventure in Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks, vast dusty savannas that teem with big cats and awaken your senses to the wild
- Despite the action packed itinerary, Kenyan safari is undeniably relaxing and this vacation offers sublime opportunities for couples to be alone in a charming natural theater
A Kenyan safari promises riches. This is a country of 16 different national parks and a renowned track record for preserving and promoting animal kingdoms. With so much diversity and such an abundance of big game it's sometimes difficult to know where to start. This handcrafted itinerary offers a complete safari package for discerning couples seeking adventure and a romantic escape to Kenya.
You'll visit seven unique national parks, including the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Tsavo West. A rounded package of experiences unveils Kenya from multiple angles; cycle and horse ride with ungulates at Hell's Gate, enjoy dramatic nighttime game drives in Amboseli, hot air balloon above the herds in the Mara, and get lost in the wilderness of Tsavo East. It's a vacation of nonstop highlights. It's also a vacation for romance and many affectionate moments in the secluded beauty of untouched Kenya.
The Maasai Mara provides unforgettable first safari moments. Admire the plains as they dance with migrating wildebeest herds and large numbers of big cats. These world famous grasslands extend from the private balcony of your exclusive camp, the herds kicking up swirls of dust across your panorama. On day two you gain impressions of the Mara's scale with a beautiful hot air balloon ride. As you soar above it all, the profusion of mammals you will see will give you goosebumps. Spend a third day transfixed in the Mara, losing count of the number of lion pride interactions, before you begin a seven day journey that exposes the thriving natural diversity and unique safari experiences of the country.
Be mesmerized by the flamingo clad Lake Nakuru, a serene stop that's dappled with enchanting visits from elephants, leopards, and endangered Black rhinos. Hell's Gate National Park isn't home to any big cats and, as such, the lack of predators provides the chance for new safari experiences. Ride mountain bikes through hills covered in antelopes, gallop on horseback alongside zebra herds, and take walking trails that encounter giraffe and more. The itinerary here is very flexible and self-guided, so create a shared adventure with your partner and soak up the sublime splendor. On day seven you reach Amboseli National Park. Picnic and unwind above pools filled with hippos, then watch numerous elephant herds walk beneath the glistening backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
A long walking safari is the unique attraction in Chyulu Hills, a compact national park that receives none of the crowds. It's tranquil, alluring, and ideal for relaxing together in the vibrant wilderness. Tsavo West and Tsavo East are your final safari destinations. These vast expanses of dusty hinterland offer safari at its most unpredictable and dramatic. You're exploring kingdoms where those on two legs will only be visitors. Hyenas, vultures, lions, elephants and rhinos; there's an elevated intimacy to the adventure and nobody can predict the close-quarters wildlife drama.
While the national parks bring diversity, there are some endearing constants throughout your vacation. Expect some of Kenya's finest and most unique accommodation as the itinerary hand selects a range of exclusive lodges, luxury tented camps, and elegant cottages perched above the action. An experienced local guide and driver provide the narrative, yet they also know when to take a back seat and allow you to be alone together. Finally, there is no set daily schedule so you can craft the activities to your mood and energy levels.
$4,945 per person (excluding international flights)
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