United Travel Group: Journeys to extraordinary places. 800-223-6486
 
United Travel Group: Journeys to extraordinary places. 800-223-6486
 
Heartbeat of Kenya

 

Heartbeat of Kenya

9 days from $6,995
Departing Daily on Request

Overview
Itinerary
Dates & Prices

Refresh your soul under the beautiful blue skies of Kenya on this stunning safari. There is no better place to social-distance than the sprawling plains of Africa. Wide open spaces. Limited crowds. Fresh air. And some of the most dramatic and awe inspiring sights in the world. You can't beat it.

Mugie Conservancy covers over 50,000 acres, providing wildlife a key access route from the Laikipia plateau, the Matthews Range and Samburu. It is also in the forefront of modern conservation efforts taking hold in Africa. Here, low-impact cattle ranches operate alongside conservation areas, benefitting both the community and the wildlife. And, speaking of wildlife, it is amazing. Elephants and buffalo are all here, along with endemic northern species like Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe and Jackson's Hartebeest. The Big Cats are here as well. In addition to game drives, you can take part in lion tracking, meeting the bloodhounds raised to protect the wildlife and more. All while staying at the new and luxurious Mugie House.

After three nights here (and you might want to spend more!) your light aircraft flight takes you to the world reknowned Masai Mara for three nights at Governors Camp. Governors location is magical - the camp is nestled along the winding banks of the Mara River under the trees of the forest. This is a classic tented camp experience with all the amenities you can hope for. Traditional huge canvas tents feature hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. The camp practices the highest eco-standards while providing guests with a 5* experience.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives -- or leave the vehicle behind and take a walking safari with one of the experienced naturalists in camp.

Designed with ultimate flexibility in mind, this safari departs daily on request and can be shortened or lengthened to suit your preferences. Adding Tanzania or Victoria Falls -- or even Gorilla Trekking -- are all wonderful options to consider.




All of Governors Camps have been granted Covid-compliant licenses to operate safely. Check-in procedures are now contactless and luggage is handled with gloves and handles wipe with sanitizers. To learn about the full list of procedures in place, visit their Covid page at: Governors COVID-19 Procedures

Select picture for a photo gallery:
Day 1  ARRIVE NAIROBI
Welcome to Nairobi! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the suburbs of Karen.

Hemingways Nairobi



This plantation-style 45-room boutique hotel, beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, is airy and spacious. Its 80 square metre bedrooms each have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills.

Hallmark Hemingways hospitality, borne out of decades of expertise in welcoming guests to Kenya, makes you the focus of our every design. This new hotel, only a 40-minute drive away from Nairobi's international airport, completes our definitive Collection which encompasses the beach and the bush.

Deep baths, cotton sheets as dense as suede, golden glorious mornings behind the diaphanous netting of your four-poster, armfuls of fragrant velvet roses and blissful seclusion from the world.

Our guest-attention is personal and sincere, offering a seamless service from the moment you touchdown in Kenya to the final adieu of your departure. We're here to enhance your experience and surprise you with detailed care during your stay. Your dedicated butler will know that you prefer Earl Grey to Assam with your scones and Cornish clotted cream, and he'll remember which trousers you like pressed flat and which ones need a central crease.

So while you're reposing in the spa or discussing the delicacies of the a la carte menu with our Executive chef in the private dining room, back in your suite your butler will have dimmed the lights, adjusted your personalized pillows, set out your nightcap... ready for you to return for a peaceful night's sleep.

×

Day 2  NAIROBI | Meals: BL
An exciting full day begins at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you get an up-close visit with the tiny charges and their dedicated caregivers. These orphaned elephants are raised until they can hopefully be integrated into an existing wild herd. After included lunch, continue to Karen Blixen's former home facing the Ngong Hills. As you walk through the rooms of the home, lovingly restored, the words of her most famous book, "Out of Africa" will come to life. Your last stop is a change to feed the Rothschild Giraffe at the Giraffe Center.

Hemingways Nairobi



This plantation-style 45-room boutique hotel, beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, is airy and spacious. Its 80 square metre bedrooms each have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills.

Hallmark Hemingways hospitality, borne out of decades of expertise in welcoming guests to Kenya, makes you the focus of our every design. This new hotel, only a 40-minute drive away from Nairobi's international airport, completes our definitive Collection which encompasses the beach and the bush.

Deep baths, cotton sheets as dense as suede, golden glorious mornings behind the diaphanous netting of your four-poster, armfuls of fragrant velvet roses and blissful seclusion from the world.

Our guest-attention is personal and sincere, offering a seamless service from the moment you touchdown in Kenya to the final adieu of your departure. We're here to enhance your experience and surprise you with detailed care during your stay. Your dedicated butler will know that you prefer Earl Grey to Assam with your scones and Cornish clotted cream, and he'll remember which trousers you like pressed flat and which ones need a central crease.

So while you're reposing in the spa or discussing the delicacies of the a la carte menu with our Executive chef in the private dining room, back in your suite your butler will have dimmed the lights, adjusted your personalized pillows, set out your nightcap... ready for you to return for a peaceful night's sleep.

×

Day 3  NAIROBI-LAIKIPIA | Meals: BLD
A very early morning flight takes you to Wilson Airport for your included light aircraft flight to Mugie Conservancy, where a lodge vehicle awaits. The schedule here is relaxed and personalized. You might want to head out on an afternoon game drive, or have a siesta by the pool.

Mugie House



Opened in April 2020, Governors' Mugie House is the perfect addition to the Governors' Camp Collection, expanding an already diverse array of wildlife locations and activities.

Set out around a hill in the heart of Mugie conservancy, each stone-cottage enjoys sweeping views over the Laikipia plains or the colourful gardens. The interior design brings eyecatching colours and patterns to an airy and expansive landscape, creating the perfect welcoming nature retreat.

Covering almost 50,000 acres, Mugie Conservancy provides a key wildlife access route between the Laikipia plateau, the Mathews Range and the Samburu lands to the north and east. Vast acacia-dotted savannahs, scrubland and olive forests are a haven to a multitude of wildlife in plentiful numbers, including all the big cats, buffalo, elephants and endemic northern Kenyan species such as Grevy's Zebra, Jackson's Hartebeet and Reticulated Giraffe.

Mugie Conservancy is at the forefront of modern conservation models, operating as a low-impact cattle ranch alongside preserving the delicate eco-systems. Cutting edge community grazing and livestock trading programs have engaged the local community as stakeholders in the protection and conservation of Mugie. Also supporting wildlife research by Cheetah and Wild Dog Project and Lion Landscapes, Mugie Conservancy is a successful 21st century model of profitable conservation.



×

Day 4 & 5  LAIKIPIA | Meals: BLD
Mugie Conservancy offers a myriad of activities by which to enjoy the natural landscape and abundant wildlife, from traditional game drives to bush walks, bush meals and fishing on the Mugie Dam. The Conservancy also operates as a low impact cattle ranch and catalyst for community conservation initiatives. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation activities, including the anti-poaching unit with the team of bloodhound sniffer dogs.

Predator research being carried out has seen lion and cheetah collared for movement monitoring. Head out with the research team to track down the big cats and understand the work being done to prevent human-wildlife conflict. If you're lucky, you might get to meet Tala, the friendly resident Reticulated Giraffe who wanders freely about the conservancy. End each day with a spectacular sundowner from one of many vantage points around the conservancy.

Mugie House



Opened in April 2020, Governors' Mugie House is the perfect addition to the Governors' Camp Collection, expanding an already diverse array of wildlife locations and activities.

Set out around a hill in the heart of Mugie conservancy, each stone-cottage enjoys sweeping views over the Laikipia plains or the colourful gardens. The interior design brings eyecatching colours and patterns to an airy and expansive landscape, creating the perfect welcoming nature retreat.

Covering almost 50,000 acres, Mugie Conservancy provides a key wildlife access route between the Laikipia plateau, the Mathews Range and the Samburu lands to the north and east. Vast acacia-dotted savannahs, scrubland and olive forests are a haven to a multitude of wildlife in plentiful numbers, including all the big cats, buffalo, elephants and endemic northern Kenyan species such as Grevy's Zebra, Jackson's Hartebeet and Reticulated Giraffe.

Mugie Conservancy is at the forefront of modern conservation models, operating as a low-impact cattle ranch alongside preserving the delicate eco-systems. Cutting edge community grazing and livestock trading programs have engaged the local community as stakeholders in the protection and conservation of Mugie. Also supporting wildlife research by Cheetah and Wild Dog Project and Lion Landscapes, Mugie Conservancy is a successful 21st century model of profitable conservation.



×

Day 6  LAIKIPIA-MASAI MARA | Meals: BLD
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mugie airstrip to catch the Governors Aviation flight direct to the Masai Mara. Enjoy a short game drive enroute to camp. You have time to settle in and relax before a later game drive this afternoon. Later, share your stories of the day around a roaring camp fire.

Governors Il Moran Camp



The camp for those who want that extra bit of luxury.

Il Moran recreates the atmosphere of the original hunting camps. Hidden under ancient trees, deep in the forest, are just 10 tents. They line the winding banks of the Mara River.

Newly refurbished in 2018, Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of the riverine forest that follows the bends of the Mara River. Each tent enjoys a private location from which to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. Hippos wallow in the river waters below, elephants wander through camp, and the night time is punctuated by hyena whoops and lion calls.

Each canvassed room is expansive and newly furnished to a superior standard. Beautiful old wood furniture and muted natural tones are a natural extension of the environment around. Each stylish bathroom boasts a Victorian style bath and his & her vanities. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings.

Small and supremely personal in nature, Il Moran is a chic and intimate retreat in the best wildlife location in Kenya and arguably Africa. A brand new dining and lounge area set along the riverfront is beautifully furnished and our superior team of chefs create dishes that tantalize the eyes and taste buds.





×

Day 7 & 8  MASAI MARA | Meals: BLD
Your stay includes 3 game drives each day, at early morning, mid morning and late afternoon. This is Big Cat country, so chances of spotting lion and cheetah - and even leopard - are quite good. Plains game abound and during the migration months of June to October, the plains should be covered in wildebeest and zebra. Birders will delight in the over 450 species found in the Mara.

Governors Il Moran Camp



The camp for those who want that extra bit of luxury.

Il Moran recreates the atmosphere of the original hunting camps. Hidden under ancient trees, deep in the forest, are just 10 tents. They line the winding banks of the Mara River.

Newly refurbished in 2018, Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of the riverine forest that follows the bends of the Mara River. Each tent enjoys a private location from which to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. Hippos wallow in the river waters below, elephants wander through camp, and the night time is punctuated by hyena whoops and lion calls.

Each canvassed room is expansive and newly furnished to a superior standard. Beautiful old wood furniture and muted natural tones are a natural extension of the environment around. Each stylish bathroom boasts a Victorian style bath and his & her vanities. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings.

Small and supremely personal in nature, Il Moran is a chic and intimate retreat in the best wildlife location in Kenya and arguably Africa. A brand new dining and lounge area set along the riverfront is beautifully furnished and our superior team of chefs create dishes that tantalize the eyes and taste buds.





×

Day 9  NAIROBI-DEPART | Meals: B
Enjoy one last game drive early this morning. Return to Nairobi by your scheduled light aircraft, where a day room is available until your late evening departure.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Room Per Person in a Single Room
01 JAN 21 - 07 APR 21$7,695$8,295
07 MAY 21 - 25 JUN 21$6,995$7,595
26 JUN 21 - 30 SEP 21$10,395$12,695
01 OCT 21 - 31 OCT 21$8,295$9,795
01 NOV 21 - 15 DEC 21$7,695$8,395
Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. Festive holiday supplement of $65 per person applies April 1-6. This safari has maximum flexibility - we can add nights at each camp or perhaps extend into Tanzania, Uganda or Rwanda. The options are endless. Ask us for Details.

  • Kenya Under Canvas
    9 days from $4,395 Land Only
    Visiting: Nairobi, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru

  • Treasures of Kenya
    9 days from $4,295 Land Only
    Visiting: Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Nairobi

  • In The Shade of Kilimanjaro
    7 days from $2,495 Land Only
    Visiting: Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli

  • Kenya Sky Safari
    8 days from $6,395 Land Only
    Visiting: Amboseli, Meru National Park, Masai Mara, Nairobi

  • Wonders of Kenya
    Visiting: Nairobi, Sweetwaters, Aberdares, Lake Elementaita, Masai Mara

  • Kenya & Tanzania Special Value
    11 days from $4,495 Land Only
    Visiting: Karatu/Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Nairobi, Arusha

  • Vistas of East Africa
    10 days from $6,195 Land Only
    Visiting: Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Masai Mara, Nairobi

  • Savannahs & Falls
    12 days from $5,495 Land Only
    Visiting: Victoria Falls, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire

  • In the Path of the Migration
    9 days from $6,295 Land Only
    Visiting: Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Masai Mara
Would you like to check availability for this tour? Please complete the form below and one of our experienced Tour Consultants will contact you as soon as possible. Or, call us at 800-223-6486.

Your name is required.
Numbers only please
Date must be in the format MM/DD/YYYY
Only numbers and text please

Visiting

  • Laikipia
  • Masai Mara
  • Nairobi

This Tour Includes

  • Private arrival and departure transfers in Nairobi
  • Luxury accommodations with private facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily except in Nairobi
  • Game drives in the Masai Mara are by camp 4x4 safari vehicle with a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle
  • Light aircraft Nairobi-Mugie-Masai Mara-Nairobi
  • Full day tour in Nairobi, visiting Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Home & Giraffe Center (with lunch)
  • All park entry fees, service charges and hotel taxes
  • Personalized itinerary
Talk to a Destination Specialist
800-223-6486
Select picture for a photo gallery:
United Travel Group: Journeys to extraordinary places. 800-223-6486
 
 
United Travel Group

925 Harvest Drive, Suite 120
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Toll Free: 1-800-223-6486

© 2020 United Travel Group. All rights reserved