Kenya – Lewa, Laikipia, Diani Beach and Nairobi

This is a wonderful itinerary combining two of Kenya’s more exclusive safari lodges (Lewa Wilderness in Lewa Conservancy and El-Karama Eco Lodge in Laikipia) with relaxation at award-winning Diani Beach and time to explore the dynamic and exciting city of Nairobi. Andy travelled this route twice in a four-month period and cannot sing its praises enough. His own photos and videos of the various destinations show what you can expect from this tour. 

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Day 1

Welcome to Africa! You arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi, Kenya after the journey from Europe and after collecting your bags and getting that stamp in your passport you will be met by our representative at the airport. We know the last thing on your mind is a long journey so your first day is all about relaxing. A short car transfer brings you to the brand new Four Points by Sheraton where you can chill out at the hotel which has a lovely swimming pool, a fitness centre, bar and restaurant. Alternatively you can venture into Nairobi or visit the National Park (own expense)

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Day 2

Today it’s time to head north, but first you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a dip in the hotel’s rooftop pool. Your driver will meet you at the arranged time for the journey to Lewa Conservancy. You will get a real feel for life in Kenya on this colourful drive, as we leave the big city and pass through the suburbs of Nairobi and into the countryside. We will take several breaks on the way and arrive at Lewa in the afternoon in time for tea. Freshen up in your room and join us for pre-dinner drinks before a sumptuous meal with the other guests.

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Day 3

Your first full day at Lewa Wilderness – you are encouraged to take things at your own pace, but most guests get up very early for a morning game drive to try to spot wildlife before the animals retreat from the heat of the day.  Lewa is famous for taking care of rhino and an encounter with these giants is an unforgettable experience. After your game drive it’s time for a hearty brunch and then a rest while the sun is at its highest. In the late afternoon we meet for tea before heading on another game drive or a walking safari. 

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Day 4

Another full day at Lewa with the same wide range of options – game drives, walking safaris, visiting the conservancy headquarters, relaxing by the pool, taking a flight in the “Out of Africa” yellow biplane (for an additional charge), this list goes on…

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Day 5

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Day 6

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Day 7

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Day 8

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Day 9

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Day 10

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Day 11

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Day 12

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Day 13