Kenya At A Glance

Kenya is synonymous with sublime safari experiences and the wildlife are the stars of the show. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant – Kenya has it all in terms of big draw animals. Modern day safari camps can be incredibly luxurious affairs. Beyond safari, Kenya also has mountains, lakes, and beautiful beaches. You can make a difference here, leaving a legacy in Masai communities with building and teaching projects.

Ways you can help


Key Highlights in Kenya

    • Leave a legacy in a Masai community: help build a new classroom or assist with teaching
    • Meaningful interaction with the Masai – leave feeling like you are Masai
    • Big 5 safari in your chosen parks, with expert guides
    • Hot air balloon flight over the Masai Mara
    • Beach relaxation in Lamu, Diani or Watamu – or all three!
    • Inspiring views of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli
    • Flamingos in Lake Nakuru
    • Luxury lodges

Sample Pricing

The price for a 10 day trip to Kenya costs from $5,000 (£4,041, €4,741) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. International flights are not included in this pricing, but naturally we can arrange these for you once we know where you would be flying from and your preferred cabin class.

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Useful Information

Flight Time from UK
8 hours
Flight Time from New York
16 hours (via London)
Flight Time from San Francisco
20 hours (via Amsterdam)
Time Zone
GMT +3 hours
When to Visit
Jan Jun Jul Aug Dec

Eco-luxury Hotels

Nairobi Tented Camp - Nairobi

Nairobi Tented Camp

Deep within a riverine forest minutes from Nairobi is a true wilderness experience. You can arrive in Kenya and get 'straight under canvas' within 30 minutes of leaving the airport. Nairobi Tented Camp is ...

Ngong House - Nairobi

Ngong House

Proudly quirky in its design, these stand-alone suites are set across 10 acres of well-maintained gardens.The building materials are all recycled, and though every living space is different, they all h...

Joy’s Camp - Samburu and Buffalo Springs

Joy’s Camp

The camp is named after the world famous conservationist Joy Adams, and is surrounded by incredible scenic plains and volcanic hills. Touting a Bedouin style, the ten tents are large compared to similar ca...

Kitich Camp - Samburu and Buffalo Springs

Kitich Camp

Heralded as a ‘biological bonanza’ by the BBC News, this glorious patch of rainforest in the Matthews Mountain Range has flourished within a mini-eco-system.By day you can explore forest trails and...

Sasaab Samburu - Samburu and Buffalo Springs

Sasaab Samburu

Set between the Ewaso Nyiro River and the Lekurukki mountains, the scenery here couldn’t be more beautiful. The nine thatched cottages are Moroccan-themed, with designer touches and private plunge pools....

Sarara Camp - Samburu and Buffalo Springs

Sarara Camp

Sarara is a community owned property and has hung on through some tough years. Remote, in the foothills of the Mathews Range just north of Samburu Game Reserve, it sits within the 75,000 hectare Namunyak ...

Turtle Bay Beach club - Watamu

Turtle Bay Beach club

This mid-range family friendly resort, set on half a mile of private beach, neighbors the Watamu National Marine Park, and there are water activities aplenty on offer. All rooms have private balconies over...

Karen Blixen Camp - Masai Mara

Karen Blixen Camp

Step back in time for traditional safari with Karen Blixen Camp. The 22 spacious tents are perfectly located on the banks of the Mara River; you can view wildlife from your armchair.Game drives are con...

Kicheche Bush Camp - Masai Mara

Kicheche Bush Camp

The feeling of solitude is carefully managed in this corner of the Olare Orok Conservancy. Six tents lie within a shady acacia grove, and a large lion pride often situates itself just outside the camp....

Sanctuary Olonana - Masai Mara

Sanctuary Olonana

Situated along the famed Mara River, the tented rooms here are among the largest available in Kenya, rendered in a luxurious take on Masai building styles.The staff are incredibly attentive, and you ca...

Ol Seki Mara Camp - Masai Mara

Ol Seki Mara Camp

The camp looms over the plains on a rocky cliff face – a suitably dramatic setting, blending into the surrounding bush. The modern spaces hide in and among acacia trees, 10 units raised on wooden platfor...

Porini Lion Camp - Masai Mara

Porini Lion Camp

The award-winning, eco-friendly Porini Lion Camp offers day and night game drives within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and guided walks with Masai Warriors in a pristine and exclusive 33,000-acre wilderne...

Porini Mara Camp - Masai Mara

Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp - Masai Mara -G/E
Porini Mara Camp is the only safari camp set in Ol Kinyei Conservancy – an exclusive 18,700 acre wilderness set aside as a wildlife sanctuary with a wide vari...

Hemingways - Nairobi


Hemingways Nairobi is a luxury boutique hotel set in the quiet and exclusive Nairobi suburb of Karen. Each of the 45 expansive suites includes a butler service.The planning and orientation of the prope...

Elsa’s Kopje - Meru

Elsa’s Kopje

A set of ‘experimental’ lodges in the Mughwango Hills, these enchanting cottages blend into the landscape, and you can see and hear the wildlife all around you. Some of the suites have outdoor bathtubs...

Elephant Pepper - Masai Mara

Elephant Pepper

Named after the spicy plants that the local elephants eat, these eight high-end tents sit in the shade of the tropical trees. The units are raised off the ground, so you can look out onto the plains and se...

Governors Camp - Masai Mara

Governors Camp

You arrive via a short ferry ride across the Mara River, the camp being on the edge of a picturesque swamp inhabited by elephants and warthogs. The camp is in one of the most favorable sightseeing parts of...

Kicheche Laikipia - Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia

With just 6 tents, Laikipia Camp is nestled at the foot of indigenous forest overlooking a waterhole, in the centre of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is 90,000 acres of wilderness ...

Porini Rhino Camp - Laikipia

Porini Rhino Camp

Porini Rhino Camp is located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90,000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya. The conservancy is home to a variety of animals including the...

Segera Retreat - Laikipia

Segera Retreat

Located in the heart of the Laikipia plateau on a 20,000 hectare private wildlife sanctuary, Segera is positioned in the path of one of the main migratory corridors for elephant and offers phenomenal game ...

Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp - Laikipia

Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of a private wildlife conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is great.Abounding with wildlife and designed to offer a charming...

Munira Island Camp - Lamu

Munira Island Camp

Munira Island Camp is located on Kiwayu Island, near Lamu.There are places that claim to be 'Robinson Crusoe' but aren't really...and then there are those that couldn't be more so if they tried. Munira...

Basecamp Masai Mara - Masai Mara

Basecamp Masai Mara

Hidden away under thatched roofs on a lush peninsula in the Talek River, bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve, are 12 spacious tents with spectacular views of the savannah. You will have your own vera...

Amboseli Porini - Amboseli

Amboseli Porini

This safari camp is within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy- an important wildlife dispersal area for wildlife moving out of Amboseli National Park. The private conservation area ensures the best possibl...

Tortilis Camp - Amboseli

Tortilis Camp

Among the top Kenyan camps for some years now, the 30,000 acre site is a haven of relaxation. 17 units all have day beds for lounging around and the open-air lounge welcomes guests with traditional décor....

Campi ya Kanzi - Chyulu hills

Campi ya Kanzi

The name translates as ‘hidden jewel’ and is built from locally sourced and recycled materials. The six camouflaged tents are set up on wooden platforms and have grass roofs to further keep them discre...

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa - Diani Beach/Mombasa

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Set right on Shanzu Beach, it’s just a quick hop across the sands to the ocean waves. The hotel has bougainvillea flowers blooming in the grounds, with a set of refurbished rooms called The Village. It a...

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