9-day Under the Stars of Kenya

On our 9-day Under the Stars of Kenya safari (Authentic) you will experience the same high-quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps, with 4WD game viewing escorted by top class guides and in exclusive wildlife conservancies away from the tourist minibuses, but at a hugely reduced price by staying in a combination of an adventure camp and a bush camp

For those for whom the wildlife safari experience is more important than the accommodation, and who are prepared to sleep in smaller tents in sleeping bags on a mattress on the floor (adventure camp) or in real beds (bush camp), this itinerary gives you the opportunity for an exceptional and exclusive wildlife experience with high-quality guiding but at a fraction of the price. The camps are located in private wildlife conservancies with a wealth of wildlife and where you can go on walks with Maasai guides and take night drives but they are also conveniently located for easy access to Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara Reserve.

Amboseli National Park – the best place in Kenya to see elephants at close range and wonderful views of Kilimanjaro.
Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli – walk with Masai warriors, night game drive, exclusive wilderness area with no other tourist vehicles.
Masai Mara National Reserve – famous for the spectacular wildebeest migration between the end of June and early October every year and excellent for lion and cheetah.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Mara – This large area borders the Masai Mara National Reserve and is home to an abundance of animals including the Mara’s renowned Big Cats.

The beauty of being in a private conservancy is that the camps are not governed by the national park/game reserve rules, which are quite restrictive. Hence, our guides can drive off road, do night drives and you can also walk with your Masai guides – which you cannot do in the national parks/game reserves. The private conservancies border the national parks/game reserves so the animals can roam freely between the two, however the public cannot, thus creating a more private safari experience away from the sometimes maddening crowds. Have a look at this video which give a little insight into the private conservancies – https://youtu.be/s3ztbxnBb3c


  • Nairobi
  • Selenkay Conservancy
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Mara Ripoi Conservancy
  • Ol Kinyei Conservancy
  • Kenya

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Nairobi

Pick up Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Eka Hotel for check in and overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis.


Day 2 : Nairobi

Breakfast at your Hotel, day spent at leisure. (Optional Half day/Full day Nairobi city excursion at an extra cost, please ask for details)
Dinner and overnight at Eka Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.


Day 3 : Selenkay Conservancy

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Wilson Airport where you will board schedule flight to Selenkay Airstrip, met and transferred to Selenkay Adventure Camp for 3 nights on full board basis with daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee and a Maasai village visit.


Day 4 : Selenkay Conservancy

Awake to a dawn chorus of birds.  After an early breakfast, we depart for a full day of game-viewing in Amboseli National Park.  We drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing.  Following a picnic lunch in the park, we return to camp later in the afternoon.  In the evening we have a sundowner, and return to camp for dinner, after which there is the option of a night game drive using a spotlight to seek out some of the nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, serval cats, bat-eared foxes among others.


Day 5 : Selenkay Conservancy

Morning and afternoon game-drives in Selenkay Conservation Area. The vehicles used are specially designed to be open-sided, for a proper safari experience. Masai warriors escort guests on a guided walk throughout the conservancy, where they can learn about the indigenous animals and flora which are used by the community. You will also have the opportunity to visit a local Masai village where you can experience local life in the community.  Sundowners are available with views of Mt Kilimanjaro too.


Day 6 : Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast transfer back to Nairobi Wilson airport by plane, then catch the afternoon flight to the Mara, arriving later in the afternoon.   On arrival you will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Giraffe Camp. Settle into your tent and then afternoon game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, with a sundowner at a scenic spot followed by a night game drive with spotlights to search for nocturnal animals, including the elusive leopards which are resident in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, before heading back to camp for dinner.


Day 7 : Masai Mara National Reserve

A full day spent on a game drive into the famous Masai Mara National Reserve with a picnic lunch in the reserve. Return to Ol Kinyei Conservancy late afternoon, sundowner and dinner in camp.


Day 8 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Morning and afternoon game drives in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, with an excellent chance of sighting lions, cheetahs and leopards all of which are found in the conservancy. Sundowner and night game drive.


Day 9 : Departure

Early morning game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy returning for breakfast. Mid-morning transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson airport.  You will then be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward international flight.


All meet and greets, and airport transfers
Game drives are all in 4×4 vehicles
Light aircraft flights as per the itinerary
2 nights in Nairobi
3 nights in Selenkay Conservancy to include a full day in Amboseli National Park
3 nights in Ol Kinyei Conservancy with a full day in the Mara Reserve.
Accommodation while camping in Amboseli is in small 2-man dome tents.
All conservancies fees
Maasai village visit in Selenkay
Walks with Maasai warriors
Sleeping bag and towel


Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Nairobi excursions
Laundry and tipping,
Travel Insurance
Visa Fees
All expenses of personal nature.
International flights