Giraffes, Rhinos & Big Cats in Kenya

7 days
FROM £ 4,470

Giraffes, Rhinos & Big Cats in Kenya

This fabulous trip incorporates three very different lodges in diverse areas of Kenya. Stay at the iconic Giraffe Manor, Karen where you can breakfast with endangered Rothschild's Giraffes and visit the nearby Sheldrick Trust elephant nursery, fly to the heart of the Masai Mara to Sala's Camp, a wonderful riverside tented camp in a prime wildlife area, famous for its big cats, and in an excellent position for the Great Migration between late June and September, and stay at beautiful Solio, a private wildlife sanctuary, tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains.The Solio Reserve is internationally recognised as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya and visitors will find that sightings of up to 40 rhinoceros at a time are not uncommon.

The Safari Collection is heavily focused on sustainability and giving back with a low impact, community and conservation orientated ethos. Specific projects include the Mara Cheetah Project, using a research-driven conservation approach through a combination of long-term population monitoring, ecological research and community-based conservation. Sala's guides are at the core of the monitoring programme, taking images and identifying individuals for the Kenya Wildlife Service. You will also have the chance to find out about the rhino breeding project at Solio and the Rothschild Giraffe project at Giraffe Manor.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1

Giraffe Manor
You will be met and transferred to Giraffe Manor for the 11am check-in. Since its founders, Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, rescued a baby giraffe named Daisy from a heavily-poached area of western Kenya in 1974, their home has become a household name among wildlife lovers worldwide – and Daisy a star in her own right. Today, Daisy’s home has been opened to the world – and provides what we feel is the very best place to begin or end your safari in Kenya. Set in 120 acres of untouched indigenous forest eight miles from downtown Nairobi, Giraffe Manor is a world away from the bustle of the city. The 1930s manor house is run by Betty’s son, Rick Anderson, and his wife Bryony, who have created the ultimate ‘home from home’ with their rich blend of warm surroundings, welcoming staff, and delectable home-cooked cuisine. Meals are almost invariably interrupted by one of the manor’s celebrated four-legged residents, who poke their heads through the giant windows to politely request a titbit or two! The house comprises five double bedrooms, immaculately furnished in the style of their day, with large four-poster beds, antique furnishings and striking Art Deco bathrooms. Two of the rooms convert to a family suite, while the rear of the house has a large extension ideal for older children. One of the main bedrooms boasts the original furniture of Karen Blixen’s guestroom, and is hung with exquisite wildlife paintings by her famous cook Kamante.

DAY 2-3

Solio Reserve
After breakfast with the giraffes, you will be collected and transferred to the Nairobi Wilson airstrip for your flight north to the Solio reserve. After a short game drive you will arrive at stylish Solio Lodge with its beautiful cottages. This will be your home for the next 2 nights. Enjoy a wide range of activities including night and day game drives. Seeing so many rhino, both black and white, is a real highlight of a stay here. Other wildlife includes lion, cheetah and leopard.

DAY 4-6

Masai Mara
After breakfast you will be collected and returned to the airstrip for your flight to Sala's Camp, accessed by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Keekorok airstrip. It's just a short game drive from the airstrip to your tented camp on the river, which contrasts greatly in style from Giraffe Manor and Solio. The camp is located in the centre of the wildebeest migration routes and lies in a shaded forest on the convergence of two rivers, with views towards the Northern Serengeti and Tanzania.
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Includes

  • Domestic flights specified
  • Accommodation and board basis as specified
  • All transfers
  • Fly-in safari with daily game drives operated by the camp in their 4X4 vehicle with other clients
  • All game activities and park entrance fees on safari
  • Laundry on safari
  • Flying doctors medical evacuation cover
  • ATOL protection
  • Services of our offices in Kenya and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, meals not specified, driver/guide tips, gratuities, any items of a personal nature i.e. Spa treatments, optional sightseeing tours, visa fees.

Price Guide

  • From £4,470 - £5,825 per person sharing (based on two travelling)
  • The lowest price is based on travelling between 6 Jan and 31 May 2018 or 1 October  - 15 Dec 2018, the highest price is based on travelling between 1 June - 30 September 2018 or over Christmas and New Year . This trip is available throughout the year with the exception of lodge/camp closing dates. Please see below.

Price guide above is based on the best priced flights and the accommodation listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase. 

Please let us know your travel dates and preferences so we can prepare an accurate tailor-made quotation based on current availability. 

**Please note: Giraffe Manor generally closes 24 April - 11 May annually. Solio and Sala's camp close for all of November and from 1 April - 1 June annually. These dates are based on 2017 and on information provided by the Safari Collection at time of writing. Dates are subject to change.  We can confirm exact dates when we check availability for you. 

Accommodation in Nairobi pre and post safari Giraffe Manor has a strict 11am check in time so depending which airline you choose to travel with, and their schedule, it is often beneficial to have an additional one night stay in Nairobi either before or after your safari. We can advise and book this for you along with your transfers. Options range from convenient airport hotels like the Eka or Ole Sereni, perfect for those late night arrivals into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to more luxurious options like Hemingways in Karen.

Sheldrick Trust visit We will foster an elephant orphan on your behalf.  If you would like to visit the Sheldrick Trust at the start or end of your safari then please do let us know so we can incorporate this into your trip.

Flight costs start from £695 per adult. Our airline partners offer special rates throughout the year, with prices on direct services sometimes as low as £450. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/ route preferences and special offers.

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