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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Kenya Trip Idea

Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure

Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence. Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence. Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
Best Time To Go
June to March
Aside from April and May, when the rains come to quench the land, safari in Kenya is superb. Coupled with relaxation by the beach - the perfect holiday any time of the year.
Ideal Length
From 14 days
We recommend spending around three nights in each safari location and as long as you would like at the beach, a few days to a week or more - we will tailor your trip to suit you
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 6
Days 7 - 14
Days 1 - 3
Days 4 - 6
Days 7 - 14
Days 1 - 3
Masai Mara
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s quintessential safari destination. Dramatic landscapes – think rocky outcrops, sprawling savannahs, the crocodile-filled Mara River – host vast numbers of wildlife year-round, including over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle during the annual Great Migration.

  • Inspiring, acacia tree-studded landscapes.

  • Enormous variety of birds and mammals.

  • See thousands of wildebeest during the Great Migration between June and September.

  • Thriving lion, cheetah and leopard populations.

  • Private conservancies offer an exceptional safari experience and conservation education.

  • Easy to reach and connect with other safari areas in Kenya and Tanzania.
Days 4 - 6
Laikipia
Located between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley, Laikipia is home to more than half of Kenya’s black rhinos. The area is an exciting success story of humans and wildlife thriving side by side.

  • See conservation in action as lodges partner with tribal communities.

  • Exclusive, small-scale lodges offering a variety of safari activities.

  • Choose from open vehicles, quad bikes, walking, horse or even camel riding safaris.

  • Home to rare species including rhino and wild dogs.

  • Mountainous landscape of rivers, hills and bush.

  • Cultural experiences with local residents.
Days 7 - 14
Kenyan Coast
The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean beckon. What better way to conclude your Kenyan safari than among the sandy beaches and mangrove-lined creeks of the coast, watching traditional dhows set sail at sunset.

  • Incredible beachfront resorts.

  • Pleasant water temperature in the Indian Ocean.

  • Water activities including swimming, snorkelling and diving.

  • Variety of wellness and spa treatments.

  • Sunset cruises in traditional dhows.

  • Whale and dolphin watching.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Mara, Kenya
Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp
More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara.
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Hero Image Exterior View Mara Plains Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Exterior View Mara Plains Camp Masai Mara
Mara, Kenya
Mara Plains Camp
In the heart of the 35,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy lies Mara Plains Camp. Access is over a bridge across the river, and when you cross it feels as if you are entering a private kingdom, a world apart from the norm. The standard of food and service here is of international class, being the only Relais & Chateaux accredited property in the Masai Mara and one of only three in the country.
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Hero Image Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Hero Image Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Laikipia, Kenya
Lodo Springs
Lodo Springs is the newest and most luxurious camp in the renowned Loisaba Conservancy. This camp is made for adventure and promises an exciting and varied safari experience in a gloriously game-rich area of Kenya.
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Hero Image Aerial View Ol Malo Lodge Laikipia
Hero Image Aerial View Ol Malo Lodge Laikipia
Laikipia, Kenya
Ol Malo
Ol Malo, meaning 'the place of the Greater Kudu', is Colin and Rocky Francombe's home. Owner-run, the lodge offers guests a seemingly limitless selection of activities - no two days here will be the same.
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Hero Image Villa Exterior Alfajiri Villas Kenyan Coast
Hero Image Villa Exterior Alfajiri Villas Kenyan Coast
Diani Beach, Kenya
Alfajiri Villas
The award-winning Alfajiri Villas is an incredibly luxurious Italian-owned property which nevertheless still has a strong African flair. It’s no wonder that Conde Nast and Harper’s Bazaar have got excited about this property: it really is one of the finest places to relax on the African coast. Each villa has its own distinctive character and style, and you can walk straight out to enjoy the beach.
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Hero Image Cottage Veranda Kinondo Kwetu Kenyan Coast
Hero Image Cottage Veranda Kinondo Kwetu Kenyan Coast
Diani Beach, Kenya
Kinondo Kwetu
Privately owned and run by Swedish couple Filip and Ida Andersson, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’. With room for no more than 38 guests amongst the manicured lawns, lush vegetation and winding pathways you will always find your own private spot for relaxation. With no hotels or other properties in close proximity, the hotel is perfect for a few days of peaceful relaxation, or as a ‘wind-down’ after an exciting few days on safari.
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Masai Mara Sunrise Wildebeest Balloons Istock Credit Rixipix
Connect with nature like never before
Your Kenya Safari Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £8,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
Kenya Family
Above And Beyond In Service
Mimi
USA
"We cannot recommend them highly enough for your vacation planning, they definitely go above and beyond in service to their customers, and they know the very best accommodations and experiences to recommend."
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Masai Mara Sunrise Wildebeest Balloons Istock Credit Rixipix
Masai Mara Sunrise Wildebeest Balloons Istock Credit Rixipix
Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.
  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.



  • Flexibility
    We appreciate that like our trips, each client is unique, so our journeys are tailor-made to you, with a focus on flexibility.

  • Financial Security
    We are fully bonded and licenced under the Civil Aviation Authority’s ATOL scheme and maintain a Total Payment Protection Policy.

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