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Best of Northern Kenya

Nairobi, Lakipia, Namunyak

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10 days


  • Start in our favourite lodge in Nairobi’s National Park for a wonderful introduction to your safari
  • Move onto Laikipia to explore its wildlife and scenery on foot with Kenya’s best walking guides
  • Finish in the Matthews Range for incredible culture and spectacular scenery
  • This trip is perfect for those looking for more of an ‘off the beaten track’ experience in Kenya
  • Spot fantastic wildlife throughout; our team have enjoyed spectacular rhino and leopard sightings in these locations

What’s Included

  • Fully inclusive accommodation
  • All meals and drinks
  • Safari Activities: game drives, walking safaris, cultural visits, flycamping, camel safari
  • Visit to the Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Centre
  • International Economy class flights
  • All domestic transfers and flights

Example Itinerary

Day 1-2


  • Anthony and Emma have a real gem here, with a beautiful lodge in the only national park that exists within a capital city
  • We’ve had the most fantastic rhino sightings here

What better way to start your trip than a game drive from the international airport to your lodge at the edge of Nairobi National Park. Stay overnight before travelling deeper into northern Kenya.

Begin your adventure around North Kenya and stay overnight at The Emakoko which lies on the edge of Nairobi National Park. Only a 45-minute drive from Nairobi airport, this charming and boutique lodge, immersed in wildlife environment, is the perfect base before stepping out into the bush. Whilst dreaming of your safari, drink a signature cocktail and overlook the river with a dip in the pool. The Giraffe Centre and Elephant Orphanage are within easy reach if you have the time.

Day 2-6


  • Disconnect in a spectacular setting, with experienced and welcoming guides
  • There’s no better way to learn about Kenya than spending time on foot exploring the bush with Karisia

Being on foot in the Matthews mountains is the most authentic way to experience such a unique and remote region of east Africa.

Head north to the Northern Laikipia plateau to start an authentic walking safari experience with expert Maasai and Samburu guides. Spend four nights at Karisia Walking Safaris and stay in traditional safari tents with luxury bedding, hot bucket showers and solar lighting. Perfect for lovers of the outdoors, these exclusive and tailor-made trails are an exciting introduction into a safari. Prepare to gain a whole new insight and respect for the bush, as you learn about tracking and experience camel riding.

Day 6-10


  • Sarara is about as remote as it gets, with strikingly beautiful scenery
  • Enjoy unforgettable cultural experiences with the Samburu people, and almost guaranteed leopard sightings

We love including a night or two at the star camp on any visit to Sarara – you’ll feel like there’s no one for hundreds of miles in any direction, and lose count of shooting stars.

Fly up to the raw wilderness of Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy where you’ll spend your last four nights at Sarara Camp. Completely off the beaten track, immerse yourself within the amazing landscape whilst out in the wilderness on walking safaris and fly camping. For those seeking culture, the singing wells are a must-do and promise an authentic experience of watching local cattleman chanting to their livestock. Similarly, a visit to the camp’s working partnership with the local orphanage is not to be missed – visit baby elephants and rhinos and watch them feed.


I went on an adventure of a lifetime to Kenya, planned by True Travel. Borana was the perfect introduction to Africa – the staff were fantastic, the lodge very comfortable and I had amazing wildlife sightings. Then the helicopter flight and night out with Andrew (the real Crocodile Dundee) was an experience of a lifetime; we went scorpion hunting, crocodile catching, swimming in lakes and flew over flamingos. All in all, everything was fantastically planned and the service was brilliant. I’m looking forward to the next adventure!

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