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Kenya Uncovered

Inspirational safari & beach vacation to Kenya

Discover the diversity of Kenya in this 3-part trip. See the country’s famous wildlife on a safari in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve; get utterly off-the-beaten-track in the lush mountain forests of Kenya’s northern frontier and finally, enjoy the ultimate ‘no shoes, no news’ experience on Manda Island.

First to one of Kenya’s best preserved highland forest ecosystems, Matthews Mountain Range, staying at Kitich Camp. Spend your time relaxing in hammocks, hiking through the forest, fly camping, exploring the Milgis Lugga by camel, swimming in a waterfall, cycling through the valleys, and doing yoga. The forest provides a haven for more than 350 bird species and 150 species of butterfly. Next, you will fly by light aircraft to Kenya’s most famous attraction, the Maasai Mara Reserve. At Kicheche Bush Camp you will be in a private conservancy area bordering the reserve, offering the same high quality African safari but with less vehicles. It is the ideal location to witness the annual wildebeest migration in season and an abundance of other animals out of season including lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, and buffalo. The camp offers daily game drives and guided walks. After the thrill of dusty game drives and early starts, you can then luxuriate on the unspoilt, idyllic Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago on Kenya’s coast. It’s the type of lodge where you can switch off, kick off your shoes and enjoy simplistic beauty in palm thatched cottages. The lodge offers activities such as visits to Lamu Old Town, fishing, snorkelling, cultural visits to the ruins of a Swahili settlement, bird watching, watersports, nature drives and sailing on dhows.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International
  • 3 nights - Kitich Camp, Matthew's Mountain Range
  • 3 nights - Kicheche Bush Camp, Maasai Mara
  • 4 nights - Manda Bay, Lamu Archipelago
  • Ends - Transfer to Nairobi International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Kenya
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Nairobi International

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B Kitich Camp Tented Bathroom With An Outdoor Shower
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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Nairobi International Airport where you will be met and driven to Wilson Airport. From here you will catch a light aircraft flight to Samburu Kalama Airstrip in the Samburu region. A guide will then drive you to your camp in the Matthews Mountain Range.

  • 3 nights

Kitich Forest Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent

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Day 4 - 7

Return today to Samburu Kalama Airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the Maasai Mara where a guide will be there to take you to your next camp.

  • 3 nights

Kicheche Bush Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent

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Manda Bay swing bed
Manda Bay exterior
Manda Bay water activities
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Day 7 - 11

Today you will fly by light aircraft, via Nairobi to Lamu on Kenya’s coast. From here you will transfer by boat to Manda Bay.

  • 4 nights

Manda Bay
Full Board | Beach Front Room

Manda Bay bedroom interior

Day 11

Bid Kenya goodbye as your return to Nairobi Wilson and transfer across to Nairobi International Airport for your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) at Kitich Camp and Kicheche Bush Camp
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Walks and game drives at Kicheche Bush Camp
  • Guided bush walks, bush picnics and sundowners at Kitich Camp
  • Use of SUP, kayaks, windsurfers and sailboat at Manda Bay
  • National Park Fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Additional activities or options on offer
  • Hot air balloon trips in the Maasai Mara
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Thompson Gazelle
    Thompson's Gazelle
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Leatherback Turtle
    Leatherback Turtle
  • Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Barracuda
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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