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
Your welcoming party will be waiting on arrival in Nairobi to transfer you to The Emakoko Lodge, a mere 45-minute drive away, for your first night on safari. The lodge rests on the slopes of a valley that descends into the Mbagathi River, very close to the border of Nairobi's National Park, a fascinating place to safari against the backdrop of the city.
Day 2-5: Ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills
The following day, prepare to be transferred to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, to catch a scenic hour-long flight and 4X4 transfer to Great Plains Conservation’s Ol Donyo Lodge found in Chyulu Hills National Park. This wildlife sanctuary is flanked by Amboseli and Tsavo West national parks in southeast Kenya, and will be your home for the next three nights. In the background, Mount Kilimanjaro peers over vast open plains while you have a front-row seat to the surrounding 275,000 acres of pristine wilderness.
A Relais & Châteaux portfolio member, Ol Donyo is unique in that it offers exceptional luxury as well as intimate interactions with the land, the people, and the area's wildlife. Embark on a hike to a volcanic crater rim, meander across the plains on horse-back or 4X4, and aim for the perfect shot on a photographic safari. National Geographic photographers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert, are the masterminds behind the lodge, and ensure that each tent on their property hosues a professional Cacnon camera set, a 7D camera body, and different types of lenses.
Day 5-8: Mara Plains Camp, Masai Mara
Another small air-craft transfer will see you arrive at Mara Plains Camp (another exquisite Relais & Châteaux member) in the Olare Orok Conservancy, part of the famed Maasai Mara. This untamed wilderness is the stage on which the Great Migration plays out, an event that is shared by you and only a select few other vehicles. Guests can also experience this area on foot, giving a rare opportunity to encounter the area's wildlife 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
Take a return air transfer back to The Emakoko Lodge and enjoy one more night in Kenya, listening to the sounds of Africa at night, with the added convenience of Nairobi's airport under an hour away, in preparation for your journey to Livingstone the following day.
Day 9-13: Royal Chundu, Zambia
Royal Chundu representatives will greet you upon touchdown at Zambia's Livingstone Airport to transfer you to our riverside santuary on the Zambezi River. Spend the next three nights on sunset cruises, enjoying riverbank picnics, private massages, and sampling the grastronomical offerings found on your plate. Victoria Falls is only a little way downstream waiting to be explored on foot or in the air by helicopter.