This tour is great for family members of all ages.
Begin in Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital city. Spend two nights at Giraffe Manor, a charming, historic property located in Nairobi’s most exclusive suburb. Giraffe Manor is famous for its resident Rothschild giraffes, which guests may feed at breakfast time. During flexible private touring of Nairobi’s highlights, perhaps visit the Sheldrick elephant orphanage, which is run by a charitable organization that helps save the lives of orphaned elephants and rhinos and is active in community outreach and anti-poaching programs. Another highlight is visiting Nairobi National Park to go on a game drive or safari walk. Other options include the Giraffe Centre, a sanctuary where visitors may learn about and feed endangered Rothschild giraffes; visiting local arts and crafts galleries and museums; or participating in various philanthropic activities.
Next, fly to Amboseli National Park, one of Kenya’s most popular and rewarding game parks. Amboseli is renowned for its abundant elephant population, as well as its spectacular views of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. The vegetation in this part of the country is sparse, so sightings of elephants and other animals such as lions, hyenas and zebras are frequent—Amboseli is known as the best place in Africa to get close to elephants in the wild. The semi-arid terrain is commingled with swampland, attracting numerous species of water birds and hippos. Enjoy daily game drives—early morning excursions are especially dramatic, when large herds of elephants can be seen grazing and playing as the sun rises, and views of Mount Kilimanjaro are at their clearest.
Continue to a resort situated high on the slopes of Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. During leisure time, choose from a variety of activities such as swimming, golf, mountain biking, horseback riding, walking safaris in the forest, mountain climbing, abseiling, kayaking, and fishing on a high-altitude lake. One day, enjoy a game drive in nearby Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Ol Pejeta is home to other endangered species such as northern white rhino and Grevy’s zebra, as well as the Big Five, and possesses the highest resident game-to-area ratio of any park or reserve in the country. Also visit a renowned chimpanzee sanctuary, the only place in Kenya this highly endangered species can be seen in the wild.
Conclude your tour in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most legendary safari destination. Maasai Mara is famed for its stunning scenery and abundance of wildlife, as well as for being one of the places (besides the Serengeti in Tanzania) where one may witness the annual great wildebeest migration. Spend three nights at one of Kenya’s most luxurious and historic tented camps, located in one of the only parts of the Mara where black rhinos are still found. During exciting and informative game drives, look for rhinos and other members of the Big Five: lions, buffaloes, elephants and leopards. Cheetahs, zebras, Maasai giraffes, ostrich, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous antelope species are also seen frequently. If desired, activities such as walking safaris, river fishing, special meals in the bush, and more can be arranged. Return to Nairobi, where you will be assisted to your international flight.
Our Kenya tours and safaris include the very best safari guides and vehicles, and the most deluxe hotels and lodges in the country. We can arrange internal charter flights upon request, as well as special experiences such as hot-air balloon rides or mobile camp safaris.
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
- Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
- Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
- Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
- Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
- Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
- A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
- Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
- Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.
|Day 1||Nairobi, Kenya||Giraffe Manor||Dinner||
FAMILY TOUR OF KENYA: Nairobi, Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Maasai Mara
An exclusive private tour of Kenya for the most discerning luxury traveler…
|Day 2||Nairobi, Kenya||Giraffe Manor||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Full-day private tour
Elephant orphanage, giraffe sanctuary, arts & crafts galleries
Additonal options can be arranged, upon request: game…
|Day 3||Amboseli National Park, Kenya||Tortilis Camp||Breakfast, Dinner||
Private transfer to airport for scheduled flight to Amboseli. Arrival transfer to lodge
Accommodation in Amboseli at luxury safari lodge
Afternoon game drive
|Day 4||Amboseli National Park, Kenya||Tortilis Camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Morning and afternoon game drives
Elephants, lions, hyenas, zebra, hippos, water birds, views of Kilimanjaro
Additional options can be arranged, upon request:…
|Day 5||Mount Kenya, Kenya||Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club||Breakfast, Dinner||
Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Mount Kenya. Private arrival transfer to hotel
Accommodation in Mount Kenya at luxury safari lodge
|Day 6||Mount Kenya, Kenya||Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Additional options can be arranged, upon request: golf, mountain biking, horseback riding, walking safaris in the forest, mountain climbing, abseiling, kayaking, fishing on…
|Day 7||Mount Kenya, Kenya||Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Game drive and visit to chimpanzee sanctuary in Ol Pejeta
Black rhino, northern white rhino, Grevy’s zebra, “Big Five,” chimpanzees
|Day 8||Maasai Mara, Kenya||Mara Plains Camp||Breakfast, Dinner||
Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Maasai Mara. Arrival transfer to lodge
Accommodation in Maasai Mara at luxury safari camp: Mara Plains Camp, Angama Mara or Cottar’s 1920s…
|Day 9||Maasai Mara, Kenya||Mara Plains Camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Morning and afternoon game drives
Wildebeest, black rhinos, “Big Five,” antelope
Additional options can be arranged, upon request: night game drives, walking safaris, river fishing, meals in the…
|Day 10||Maasai Mara, Kenya||Mara Plains Camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Morning and afternoon game drives
Cheetahs, zebras, Maasai giraffes, ostrich, hippos, crocodiles
|Day 11||Maasai Mara, Kenya||None||Breakfast||
Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Nairobi
Tour Prices and Inclusions.
Tour prices are in US dollars and are based on double occupancy. Published tours and tour prices are subject to change at any time. Single occupancy prices are available, upon request. Costs generally include the following services and amenities. Please refer to each tour’s itinerary to confirm the exact inclusions.
- Personalized itinerary planning, handling and operational charges
- The full services of Artisans of Leisure and our overseas associate offices before, during and after your trip
- Private sightseeing with local, English-speaking guides
- Luxury rooms in 5-star accommodations, including hotel taxes and service charges
- Internal flights and regional surface transportation, including airport transfers
- Meals as indicated in detailed itinerary
- Admission fees during touring
- Travel visas and permits in certain destinations (for US citizens residing in the US only)
- Reservations at restaurants, spas, cultural events and performances
- Access to private gardens, artists and art collections, special-interest lecturers (if desired)
- Comprehensive Trip Confirmation and Travel Documents packages
Note: Minimum stay requirements and rate surcharges may apply at certain hotels during peak holidays and travel dates coinciding with major events.
- Trans-Pacific and/or trans-Atlantic airfare, Travel insurance, Airport departure taxes, Excess baggage charges, Gratuities, Personal expenses, Other services specified as optional or not included.
Deposits and Payments
A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm all services. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start date. For reservations made within 90 days of departure, the entire tour cost must be paid at the time of booking. We accept payment by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and personal or travel agency check. All services and payments are non-transferrable. Additional deposits may be required for certain destinations or for travel during peak holiday dates.
All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to our New York office. Your cancellation date will be the date we receive your notice. No verbal refund requests will be honored. Deposits are non-refundable. Refunds of final payment will be honored as follows:
• Notice received between 61-90 days of scheduled tour departure: 75% refund
• Notice received between 31-60 days of scheduled tour departure: 50% refund
• Notice received 30 days or less prior to scheduled tour departure: No refund
Note: Certain tour destinations, or tours booked during peak travel dates, require additional advance deposits and/or have different payment terms and conditions. In such cases, the additional deposit amounts and related payment terms and conditions will be advised once required.
Cancellation penalties and fees imposed by our suppliers may be additional and, if imposed, will be deducted from the above refunds, if any. A change of trip date or change of travel destination(s) will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees may apply.
Visas and Passports
Visa requirements and application forms, if applicable, will be sent once tour services are confirmed. All tour participants must be in possession of a passport valid for six months from their date of arrival in any foreign country. For some tours, you will also need to have multiple consecutive blank visa pages within your passport (the number varies depending on the destination(s)). It is the sole responsibility of the tour participant to secure a valid passport with sufficient blank pages for immigration and visa stamps.
We strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance (including trip delay, trip cancellation, trip interruption, and baggage insurance) once a trip has been booked. Health, accident, and emergency evacuation insurance are also strongly recommended. Please visit http://www.artisansofleisure.com/travelinsurance/ for more information and instructions for linking your insurance to your tour.
Terms & Conditions
A complete Tour Participant Agreement can be found at: http://www.artisansofleisure.com/tour/TourAgreement.html. The Tour Participant Agreement outlines all of the terms and conditions pertaining to bookings with Artisans of Leisure, including necessary limitations on our liability. Itemized cost breakdowns are not available. Following full payment, final travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks prior to international departure.