DAY 1 – 3 | LAIKIPIA
A short flight from Nairobi, step out of the plane onto the 93,000 acre Lewa and Borana conservancies, one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya including 12% of the country’s black and white rhinos. The Conservancy is also home to herds of elephants and buffalo, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, more than 400 species of birds and if lucky, a pack of wild dogs! Renowned for the pioneering conservation initiatives, as well as community and education programs, Tusk has been a key partner for over 30 years.
DAY 4 – 7 | NORTHERN KENYA
A region once infamous for conflict and poaching is now at the forefront of community-led development, enterprise and peace effort, all linked to the protection of its wildlife and dramatic landscapes. This area offers a vast amount of diversity to enjoy including unique wildlife sightings, nicknamed the “Samburu 5”, camel treks and time spent with your Samburu guide, visiting their village or singing wells. This is a wilder Kenya where change is happening at a staggering pace with the guidance and access to Tusk supported Northern Rangeland Trust.
DAY 8 – 11 | MAASAI MARA
One of the most famous Reserves in the world. Not only is it home to the annual wildebeest migration and the dramatic Mara River crossings, but it sustains 25% of Kenya’s total wildlife. The rolling plains are best explored by 4×4 and the pristine nature of the conservancies is carefully managed by the Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association, supported by Tusk. Their work encompasses community engagement, an essential element with the ever growing population around the reserve, ensuring the safe guarding of the Maras habitat and wildlife.
DAY 12 – 15 | COAST
The warm and rich Kenyan waters surrounding the cultural town of Lamu are home to 5 threatened species of sea turtle: Green, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Leatherback and Loggerhead. Tusk support the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust and by spending time on the coast you will soon enjoy the benefit of their expert work. From snorkelling to sailing and touring the narrow streets of Shela filled with local boutiques, Lamu is an oasis of creativity and calm.
*Please note: these itineraries provide a flavour of what is possible. All our trips are handcrafted, together, with our clients to ensure a seamlessly personalised experience. No journey is ever the same