Kenya & Victoria Falls
13 Days | From $11 604 per person sharing
This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements.
- Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation.
Day 1-2: The Emakoko Lodge, Nairobi
You will be greeted on arrival to Nairobi and transferred to The Emakoko Lodge, only a 45 minute transfer from both of Nairobi’s airports, for your first night in the bush. The lodge sits on the slopes of a valley on the Mbagathi River, close to the border of Nairobi’s National Park. This addition to the itinerary allows guests to begin their experience of Africa in wildlife and avoid the hustle and bustle of the city.
Day 2-5: Ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills
The following day you will be transferred to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, where after just a one hour flight and a 4×4 transfer you will arrive at the Great Plains Conservation’s Ol Donyo Lodge in the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks in southeast Kenya, for three nights of wildlife and luxury. In the background, Mount Kilimanjaro peers over the vast open plains, and the incredible stories that play out between the animals of the exclusive 275,000 acres of pristine wilderness that Ol Donyo has access to.
A Relais & Châteaux property, it is one of the finest lodges in the world with unique ways to interact with land, animals and people – whether hiking to a volcanic crater rim, bi-daily horse rides or game drives in open 4×4 game vehicles or reveling in the photographic opportunities of the area. This is the creation of National Geographic photographers and filmmakers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert after all and each tent at the lodge comes with a professional Canon camera set, including a Canon 7D camera body and Canon 100-400mm and 24-70mm lenses.
Day 5-8: Mara Plains Camp, Masai Mara
A transfer will take you to your plane, where you will board a one hour flight to Mara Plains Camp (another exquisite Great Plains Conservation and Relais & Châteaux property) for three nights in the Olare Orok Conservancy, on the northern border of the Masai Mara. This 30,000 acres of wild Africa is the stage for one of the greatest sights in the world – the Great Migration. A sight you can experience with few other vehicles to interrupt your game viewing and on foot – a rare way to encounter the wildlife of the area up close.
As Dereck Joubert has said himself:
“First time visitors to Africa should choose the Maasai Mara because there won’t be a dull moment and it is what the safari is all about: wild animals. It’s like stepping into a National Geographic film, on steroids.”
Day 8-9: The Emakoko Lodge, Nairobi
Fly back to The Emakoko Lodge to enjoy one more night in Kenya, listening to sounds of the African night rather than the noises of a busy Nairobi city center. This allows you to enjoy nature whilst being close to the airport for your journey to Livingstone the next day.
Day 9-13: Royal Chundu, Zambia
From Kenya, head for Livingstone Airport in Zambia, an international airport on the northern edge of Livingstone. Here you will be greeted and transferred to our private slice of the Zambezi River – Royal Chundu for three nights, four days of sunset cruises, riverbank picnics, private massages, a unique Zambia gastronomical experience, and so much more. You will no doubt want to visit the Victoria Falls on a day tour – for which we can happily arrange a more convenient and exciting helicopter transfer to and from the Falls.
On your last day we bid your farewell as you are transferred back to Livingstone to join your flight to Nairobi or your chosen final destination to end your African adventure.