FloYo Travels: Kenya
When you picture your dream Africa safari experience you likely imagine vast savannahs dotted with immense herds of wildlife. Maybe you picture snow-capped equatorial mountains or traditional people who bring soul and colour to the earth. This is Kenya. Begin your love affair with East Africa with some of the best game viewing in the world on this value-packed safari and cultural tour through Nairobi, Maasai Mara and Lamu.
Africa is a place that will change you and Kenya is the country that will show you where the spirit of Africa lies.
From watching hippos bask in clear lake waters to tracking a pride of lions through the savannah, our private safari guide will help us discover the Africa you only dreamed of. Each day will include a yoga class in our private tented safari camp and 2 daily game drives, then the evenings will include unlimited food and drinks as we gather around a traditional “boma” fire-pit as the stars above Africa shimmer overhead.
In addition to the magical Mara, we will also explore the bustling city center of Nairobi and then have time at the end of the retreat to relax on the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean on Lamu Island.
Learn more about this incredible journey below. I hope you will join FloYo for an unforgettable travel experience.
In Nairobi, you will find a city that is lively, cosmopolitan and full of contrasts. It’s a place of smart office workers, mansions and expensive suburban shopping centers as well as slums crowded with people struggling on as best they can. Displaying enormous vitality and buzz, Nairobi is one of Africa’s major cities and is East Africa’s hub for commerce, aid and increasingly, technology. It hard to imagine that this city of almost 5 million people celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1999 and that where it now stands, only Maasai manyattas stood barely a century ago!
Situated in southwest Kenya, the Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area spanning more than 30,000 hectares. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart of the conservancy, is famous as the setting of countless BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Neighbouring the well-known Maasai Mara National Reserve, this conservancy is vital for sustaining the famous Serengeti wildebeest migrations as well as the highly threatened African wild dog and black rhino.
Forming part of the Lamu Archipelago along Kenya’s spectacular coastline, Lamu Island is a peaceful tropical island where life moves slowly. This charming island is mostly blanketed in sand dunes, mango trees and palm groves. Lamu Old Town is one of the best-preserved and oldest Swahili settlements in East Africa featuring many influences from Omani Arabs, Turkish and Portuguese traders, who all left their mark. To this day there are only a few vehicles on the island and in many respects, the narrow streets, footpaths and alleyways and markets have barely changed in hundreds of years. All of this adds a level of ancient mystique to your tropical island holiday.
Location: Kenya (we will stay 2 nights in Nairobi, 4 nights in the Mara North Conservancy and 3 nights in Lamu Island)
How to get there: Fly into Nairobi International Airport
November 6-15, 2020
8500 Cove Road Dundalk, MD 21222