Hidden Kenya - Wing Safari
Born Free Traveler’s #1 Safari Choice
Hidden Kenya will take you to game rich areas that are uncrowded, peaceful and all you have envisioned for a safari experience. The areas visited are relatively remote but always in reach of the best game viewing areas. Travel to the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, scenic Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia region in the north and to the jewel of Kenya, the Maasai Mara, the northern extension of the Serengeti Plains.
Set on a private conservancy with views of Mt. Kilimanjaro is our featured camp - Tortilis. The area is known for it's elephant population reported to be over 1000 strong and some of the largest in Africa.
Lewa is magical with magnificent views of Mt. Kenya. Vehicles are strictly limited so it never feels crowded. Here you may spot wildlife that is only found in the northern region, such as the Grevy's zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx and the long neck gerenuk. Lewa is also home to the protected rhino.
Bordering the Maasai Mara, the private conservancy you will use as your base for exploration contains all the wonders of the Mara without the crowds. It is the corridor where thousands of animals move between the reserve and Loita Plains. Here the vehicles are strictly limited. Game viewing is off-road in open vehicles. There are also nature walks and a visit to a Maasai communities.
This safari is elevated to another level in accommodations and experiences. We have selected safari properties that must meet the following standards: excellent wildlife regions, enriching activities, an African décor that echoes all that is Africa, excellent food, and personalized services.
If you only go to Africa once, do it right. Be in the best camps, have the best guides and enjoy Africa in all its glory.
What are Conservancies and Concessions?
Safari Conservancies and Concessions are tracts of land, often adjoining national parks, that eco-tourism lodge operators ‘rent’ from local communities. This provides needed income to the local people, and protects the wildlife by affording controlled low impact safaris. A portion of each bed night goes directly to the local communities. For the safari-goer there is exclusivity - there are no minibuses and you're likely to be the only vehicle present at any given wildlife sighting.
In addition, conservancies are privately run and therefore less regulated than the national parks. Activities that are banned in places like the Maasai Mara, Samburu and Amboseli are possible in the conservancies - including night game drives, walking safaris, non-mainstream village visits and experiences on camel or horseback.
Featured Inclusions: All flights within Kenya, All activities as shown as included, Specialty properties, Park Entrance Fees, Born Free Concierge Service, 24/7 emergency US & Africa contacts, East Africa Medical Evacuation Limited Membership, pre-journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free customized backpack, luggage tags, personalized & bound final itinerary.
Full list of inclusions and tariff details will be sent upon inquiry.
Born Free Exclusive Option: All Guide Gratuities Can be Included
Journey Priced From: $10,890 per person, double occupancy.
Rates are in US dollars, includes current taxes & park fees - subject to change.
Rates shown are starting price based on Shoulder Season, Silver-Gold Accommodations
Rates do not include international airfares.
Request rate if you would like a single room.
Add-On Suggestions: Gorilla Trekking
Is this your dream trip?
An absolute favorite of Born Free travelers, this safari will please the most discerning traveler. It is a high comfort safari away from the mainstream crowded park areas. It is an easy safari with flights between camps with nothing left behind in comfort. There is an indescribable feel of being immersed in unspoiled and true wilderness. This is a great trip for honeymooners and families alike. There is no better combination of accommodations, parks or activities.
Tailor-Made Itinerary: If Hidden Kenya is not exactly the way you envision your trip or you want to add more time, we will gladly discuss your wishes. You may want to add a gorilla trek, the Seychelles, Tanzania or even Southern Africa. Travel in the style that meets your comfort level, visit the places that interest you the most and at a pace that you'll enjoy. Your research has led you to Born Free Safaris, now let our Specialists tailor-make your journey the way you want to experience it.
- Your Choice of Accommodations
- A Secluded Safari, Away from the Crowds
- Itinerary focused on Peak Wildlife Viewing Areas
- Night and Day Game Drives
- Special Open Safari Vehicles
- Off-Road Game Viewing on conservancies
- Visit Amboseli at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Search for Northern Species not found in other areas: Rhino, Beisa oryx, Reticulated giraffe and Gerenuk
- Stay in Privately Owned Lewa & Kitirua Conservancies
- Quality Game Viewing in Mara border Conservancy
- Game viewing in Maasai Mara proper
- Special Boutique Accommodations
- Bush Breakfast
- Maasai Village Visits
- Horse and Camel back Safari Opportunities
- All Flights within Kenya included - Time for Quality Game Viewing
- Excellent Choice for the Solo Traveler
- Giraffe Manor (optional)
- Hot-Air Balloon Safari (optional)