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Connect with people and conservation projects on luxury journeys that give back to wildlife and communities

Your journey at a glance

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day philanthropic journey through the heart of Africa. Explore Nairobi, offering an abundance of exciting, diverse conservation experiences including adopting an elephant from the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and observing or hand-feeding the elegant Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre.

Duration:            12 Days, 11 Nights

Rate:                    From USD11 386

Region:                Nairobi / Chyulu Hills / Lewa Downs / Masai Mara

Meet individuals from the Community Leaders Education Fund bursary programme, who are developing natural leadership potential and improving their career opportunities by studying at a local college or university. Tread across vast plains at Chyulu Hills National Park accompanied by a Maasai warrior, with tribal knowledge that spans over centuries.

Learn the traditional Maasai way of life and discover how they live in harmony alongside Africa’s majestic wildlife. Cherish the sanctuary at Ol Pejeta and Lewa Downs conservancy, a safe haven for chimps and rhino, and delve into initiatives by the Africa Foundation and &Beyond, grounded in community participation and driven by local leadership.

  • 2 night Nairobi

  • 3 nights Kuku Group Ranch (near Chyulu Hills))

  • 3 nights Lewa Downs Conservancy

  • 3 nights Masai Mara

What we love about this journey:

  • Cherish a private visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, embark on a tour of this wildlife orphanage, and meet the elephants that you have the opportunity to adopt

  • Meet a Community Leaders Education Fund (CLEF) student

  • Spend time with the team from the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

  • Walk with a Maasai and learn about his fascinating culture, and how his community is conserving wildlife areas

  • Explore the Lewa Downs conservancy, learning about the history of the region and how the conservation model had developed

  • Visit the Sweetwaters chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary on Ol Pejeta

  • Witness one of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos

  • Engage with a Maasai community, gaining insight into their way of life, challenges and their future

  • Savour a day with the Africa Foundation program manager visiting schools and community projects, understanding how the Africa Foundation and &Beyond works with communities to enable sustainable development

  • Join a conservation lesson with the &Beyond staff and children from one of the nearby community schools

Perfect for

  • Individuals and families who have an interest in conservation and community development

  • Wildlife enthusiasts

The spirit of Lewa Safari Camp

Nestled within the sprawling Laikipia plains, the charming Lewa Safari Camp is set on the privately-owned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy; home to a splendid array of wildlife, and some of Kenya’s most spectacular scenery. Spacious and luxurious, each of the camp’s thatch-covered tents boasts a comfortable bed, lovely ensuite bathroom and private veranda. The guest areas overlook a popular waterhole and include a dining room, library, bar and an inviting sitting area with a fireplace. In between game viewing adventures, guests can retreat to the coolness of a sparkling swimming or enjoy a spot of game viewing from the camp’s hide. Adventures include twice-daily game drives, guided walks, Ngare Ndare forest excursions, horseback safaris and camel rides, as well as enchanting cultural tours.

What we love about Lewa Safari Camp

  • Experienced equestrians will delight in a tranquil horseback safari – a fantastic alternative to game drives.

  • After an exhilarating game drive, treat yourself to a pampering massage.

  • Tuck into a delicious bush breakfast in the middle of the wilderness.

Campi ya Kanzi

The superb Campi Ya Kanzi eco-lodge is tucked away in a pristine, Maasai-owned private game reserve. Tented cottages and suites offer fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tsavo Hills and the Chyulu Hills. Constructed from canvas, stone and wood, each tent has a distinct and decidedly authentic character. All have private verandas that open out onto vistas filled with wildlife.

Like the menu itself, the dining area at the heart of the camp is a tasteful combination of European and Kenyan. Hearty Italian food (think homemade pasta, risotto and gelato) is accompanied by a wonderful selection of South African and Italian wines and is served in a cosy dining area that is open to the incredible landscape. Guests can sip on a sundowner and spy on game from the sitting room, which overlooks a nearby waterhole. Adventures include Maasai-guided walking safaris, game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, day excursions to Tsavo National Park or afternoons spent at the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

What we love about Camp Ya Kanzi

  • Experience the thrill of tracking game on foot with the Maasai.

  • Unwind on your private veranda with a refreshing sundowner, watching wildlife interact at a nearby waterhole.

  • Ask your hosts about the forest walk or a picturesque picnic in the Chyulu Hills.

The spirit of &Beyond Bateleur Camp

Tucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo escarpment (the rim of the Great Rift Valley) in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, is the classic and elegant &Beyond Bateleur Camp.

Here, amidst the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can experience an unsurpassed wildlife experience.

This romantic and totally private camp reflects the ambiance of Kenyan safaris of the ‘20s and ‘30s and is situated below the scenic location where the famous final scene of the movie Out of Africa was filmed.

Adventures at &Beyond Bateleur Camp include twice-daily game drives, including spot-lit night drives. The camp also offers a range of additional activities such as bush walks, hot air balloon safaris and community excursions that include soul-tickling interactions with the Maasai.

Why we love it

  • Day and night game drives, bush walks and hot air ballooning available nearby

  • Breath-taking views over the Masai Mara – set just below the spot where Out of Africa’s famous final scene was filmed

  • Ambiance of classic Kenyan safari

  • Community visit, including interaction with the Maasai

  • Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, first time and repeat travellers, nature lovers, photographers, birders

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