Laikipia & The Maasai Mara

KENYA IS AN INCREDIBLE SAFARI DESTINATION BUT IT PAY TO GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK AND AWAY FROM THE CROWDS SO YOU HAVE WONDERFUL WILDLIFE ALL TO YOURSELF

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Where
KENYA
When
JUNE TO OCTOBER
How long
10 NIGHTS
How much
FROM £5,155 PP
why
Incredible wildlife; fly-camp under the stars; pristine wilderness; swim; fish
staying in
AUTHENTIC SAFARI CAMPS

Kenya can get a bad rap for being over-run with tourists - but if you know where to go it is remarkably easy to avoid the masses, and in terms of variety of mammals, birds and scenery it really takes some beating.

Easy access from Europe with multiple carriers in to Nairobi means that you can maximize your time on the ground. This could be an epic family safari for those that want to leave the crowds behind and get off the beaten track.

Starting the itinerary in the game-rich yet little visited Laikipia Plateau will give you lots of opportunity to fish, beautiful scenery and good Africa-style camping. Then head by road, under the shadow of Mount Kenya, through forest and commercial farms to the Laikipia Plateau. Laikipia probably offers the greatest freedom to do exactly what you like (assuming your guide agrees) in Africa - swim in waterfalls, fly-camp under mossie nets, meet a warrior or track wild dog on foot. A proper wildlife playground.

As you are so close we recommend that you spend your last couple of nights in big-cat (diary) county. The Maasai Mara is a spectacle to behold, but as on Laikipia greater freedom can be derived by staying on a private conservancy.

Natural High shines rays of adventurous light into some of the least explored, most exciting corners of the wider world.”

- Financial Times

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DAY 1

PRIVATE PARADISE IN LAIKIPIA

DAY 2

LAIKIPIA WILDERNESS

DAY 3

TRACK WILD DOG

DAY 4

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS

DAY 4 - 7

KICHECHE

DAY 7 - 9

EPIC WILDLIFE

DAY 7 - 9

KICHECHE MARA

DAY 7 - 9

KICHECHE MARA

DAY 10

HOMEWARD BOUND

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Our experienced travellers include:

Catherine Ronan
Catherine Ronan
Rod Tether
Rod Tether
Vanessa Janion
Vanessa Janion

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

Reviews

Everything went smoothly and selection of accommodation was perect for us

"Excellent, no problems"

Anonymous

Fantastic Kenya 🇰🇪 Safari thanks Vanessa

"We stayed at three beautiful lodges; The Emakoko Nairobi National Park, Tortillis Camp Amboseli National Park and Kicheche Valley Camp Mara Conservation Area. Great food, great staff, great guides, great management, could not fault anything. Every pick up was on time and with a smile. Loved the ‘Captains Table’ at Kicheche. Highlight was the Ballon ride over the Mara - fantastic. We saw all that we hoped to see, Nairobi; lion, rhino, plains game Amboseli; elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, plains game Mara; leopard, lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, plains game. In Nairobi we stayed at the Sarova Stanley which was also great, leaving a message on the mail board by the ‘Thorn Tree’. Key to our great safari was our travel consultant Vanessa Janion at Natural High who was fantastic. Yes we loved everything, thanks Vanessa 💖"

David Poninghaus VJ

Amazing experience

"Seamless service, Catherine was able to accommodate my changing needs, even last minute changes that were my fault, and ended up with a wonderful vacation experience......highly recommend for efficient and individualized service."

Anonymous

Very helpful and accomodating

"Very helpful and Catherine went out of her way to accommodate us. It was also short notice from our side and yet it all worked very well. Good advice was provided to us about where to stay en route and all queries promptly answered."

Anonymous

Phenomenal Safari which will certainly stay with us for years to come

"Our main contact, Rod, was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the Safari that we ultimately decided upon. We trusted his recommendations throughout and were certainly impressed by the trip. Whilst we were on Safari Rod was always there at the end of the phone, or email should we need him (which we did with a bit of a passport blip) and he did everything he could to help us out."

Matt & Lucy Worthy RT

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