Because the birthplace of safaris, Kenya and its folks know a factor or two about making a visit as distinctive, rewarding and unforgettable as potential. In the event you’re planning on travelling solo, there are many intimate properties the place every day is tailor-made only for you, and you may relaxation assured that you simply’ll be taken care of by incredible hosts and guides each step of the way in which. And alongside time by yourself to mirror and take within the magnitude of your environment, there may also be alternatives to benefit from the firm of others, sharing experiences across the camp fireplace and swapping tales over morning espresso. Learn on to listen to all about our favorite journeys for solo journey in Kenya – and none of them value an arm and a leg both.
Spot distinctive & wonderful wildlife
This week-long journey will introduce you to a few of Kenya’s most thrilling wildlife locations, and all are inside a picturesque and animal-filled drive of each other. After touching down in Nairobi, you’ll be part of your information and set off for Laikipia. As soon as largely farmland, Laikipia is now a haven for endangered wildlife and certainly one of Kenya’s best conservation triumphs. The truth is, you’ll be staying in some of the iconic conservancies, Ol Pejeta, East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary and residential to the one northern white rhino on Earth. Ol Pejeta’s Safari Cottages are fully personal and geared up with their very own kitchens, chef and big verandas the place elephants usually parade proper previous. Every day is constructed totally round your pursuits, whether or not it’s birdwatching on foot or sport drives to identify uncommon species like Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, and reticulated giraffe.
Subsequent, your journey will take you south to the Sunbird Lodge, excessive above the glinting Lake Elementaita. Over breakfast on the cliff’s edge, the unimaginable lake views trace at what’s to return, and also you’ll spend the vast majority of your time exploring the shores on sport drives, recognizing nice herds of Cape buffalo, uncommon Rothschild’s giraffe and slinking cats on the prowl. By the water, you’ll spot guffawing, boulder-like hippos, and an imposing number of birds, together with breeding big pelicans and round 400 different species. There’s additionally the choice to take all of it in from the basket of a scorching air balloon, the place you may scan the spectacular waters of Lake Nakuru and surreal Hell’s Gate too.
Your last vacation spot is Ilkeliani, a captivating camp on the Talek River. A suspension bridge leads straight into the Masai Mara from camp making it potential to enter the park earlier than anybody else at daybreak. After all, when the swarms of wildebeest of the Nice Migration are within the space (between late-July and October), you couldn’t be nearer to the motion, however there’s a lot to see all year long too. On guided walks, and day and night time drives, you’ll spy herds of elephant and buffalo, giraffe and a bunch of predators together with lion, cheetah, leopard and elusive serval. Ilkeliani Camp guarantees whole flexibility, the place every day is led by you – and nature, in fact.
Wildlife watching & island bliss
At Lake Elementaita, settle into one of many Sunbird Lodge’s personal cottages and benefit from the vistas throughout the pristine waters of the lake itself. Within the morning – and after a piping-hot cup of Kenyan espresso – depart on a sport drive around the lake or additional afield to Lake Nakuru, recognizing buffalo, elephant and black and white rhino as you go. On a ship, glide previous pods of hippo and fluttering birdlife and revel in a wholly totally different perspective of the lake and plains past. Because the day ends, get pleasure from sundowners and canapes as watch because the wildlife begins to vary shift for the night time.
In the event you thought wildlife encounters couldn’t get any higher, assume once more as you arrive within the Masai Mara. There are close-up moments with nature’s smaller particulars on a bush stroll, or get your binoculars prepared for a sport drive amongst countless traces of wildebeest (between mid-July and October), monitor massive cats to their shady napping spot or scan the river for hippo and crocodile. Share the reminiscences of the day over a scrumptious dinner at Ilkeliani Camp earlier than retiring to your spacious tented suite, the sounds of Africa filling the air.
Wrap up your Kenya journey with slightly leisure and sunshine on tiny Chale Island off the coast of Diani. Lush florets of timber cover a secluded stretch of lounger-filled, white sand that melts into the turquoise Indian Ocean. And your room is only a few sandy footsteps away… Actions-wise, the bay gives a wealth of selection from kayaking and glass-bottom boat rides to snorkelling and scuba diving among the many full of life coral reefs, sea turtles included. Dreamy doesn’t start to cowl it – and in the event you’re searching for the final phrase in ‘personal’, the Suite on the Rock is your reply.