Kenya

Jambo! Welcome to the trip of a lifetime: A luxury Kenya safari and stay at the GIRAFFE MANOR! 

This is a bucket list trip and we are so excited to even be able to offer it – it is very hard, and very competitive, to get rooms here as there are only 6 in the lodge (our group has 3!)

If you're looking for luxury, relaxation, and unique experiences you'll rave about for years, this is the trip for you!

Feed giraffes from your adorable rod iron balcony, watch rhinos play at Solio Lodge, and follow a pride of lions in the Maasai Mara. This is a trip you will be raving about for years!

Note: As there are very few rooms in the lodges we stay in, single occupancy is not available. All rooms are sold as shared between 2 - come with a friend, or, we'll match you up!

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$8,999.00

January 05-11, 2025

Per person based on double occupancy. Solo Rooms available.

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Picture Yourself

  • Experiencing true luxury at Giraffe Manor Nairobi
  • Having breakfast with cute giraffes peeking through your window
  • Safari-ing through one of the only rhino sanctuaries in the world
  • Journeying through the magical Maasai Mara, one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves
  • Staying in some of the world's most stunning luxury lodges


Day by Day

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Day 1: Arrive to Nairobi

Arrive to Nairobi (we suggest flying JFK - Nairobi on Kenya Airways as a group for ease, but feel free to arrive anytime if that doesn't work for you!)

Meet & Greet at airport and transfer to hotel.

Meals: D

HotelFour Points by Sheraton Nairobi

Day 2: Solio Lodge

Transfer to Wilson Airport to catch our plane to Nanyuki Airfield and the Solio Lodge.

We'll be staying at the Solio Lodge, famous for its prevalence of white and black rhinos.

We're here for two nights, and while here, choose from activities including private game drives, horseback riding, mountain biking, local farm visits, or excursions to Aberdare National Park (park fees are $60/ per person, not included.)

Other inclusions: all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house spirits, laundry, bush breakfast, and sundowners.

Not included: Champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines, balloon rides, in-room massage and any other special services. 

Meals: B, L, D

HotelSolio Lodge

Day 3: Solio Lodge

Enjoy your stay at the Solio Lodge, famous for its prevalence of white and black rhinos.

We're here for two nights, and while here, choose from activities including private game drives, horseback riding, mountain biking, local farm visits, or excursions to Aberdare National Park (park fees are $60/ per person, not included.)

Other inclusions: all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house spirits, laundry, bush breakfast, and sundowners.

Not included: Champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines, balloon rides, in-room massage and any other special services. 

Meals: B, L, D

HotelSolio Lodge

Day 4: Sala's Camp

After breakfast, we will take our private charter from the Solio Airstrip to the Maasai Mara for our stay at Sala's Camp.

Your Masai Mara safari will begin the moment you arrive at Sala’s Camp. It sits in one of the best locations in the whole of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Intimate and secluded, it is nestled along the tree lined banks of the Sand River in the southern tip of the reserve. As such, it is less than two kilometers away from the Tanzanian border and enjoys a splendid wild outlook and wonderful views into the Serengeti National Park. This also means that it is one of the first camps in the Mara to witness the legendary annual wildebeest migration which thunders by from June to September each year. With teeming wildlife year round, Sala’s game drives never disappoint. Get excited by exploring some of the wildlife and scenery you can expect to see on your Masai Mara safari, as well as the beautiful camp you will be relaxing in. Cook-out breakfasts and sundowners out on the savannah make for magical memories. The landscape is spectacular, the birdlife impressive and the feeling of being totally immersed in nature cannot be beaten.

Activities include: game drives, guided bush walks, camel walks, fly camping (by prior arrangement), school/ village/ clinic/ market visits. Also included all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, beers, spirits, laundry, bush meals.

Not included: champagne, luxury spirits, spa treatments, quad bike excursions or other services. 

Meals: B, L, D

Hotel: Sala's Camp

Day 5: Sala's Camp

After breakfast, we will take our private charter from the Solio Airstrip to the Maasai Mara for our stay at Sala's Camp.

Your Masai Mara safari will begin the moment you arrive at Sala’s Camp. It sits in one of the best locations in the whole of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Intimate and secluded, it is nestled along the tree lined banks of the Sand River in the southern tip of the reserve. As such, it is less than two kilometers away from the Tanzanian border and enjoys a splendid wild outlook and wonderful views into the Serengeti National Park. This also means that it is one of the first camps in the Mara to witness the legendary annual wildebeest migration which thunders by from June to September each year. With teeming wildlife year round, Sala’s game drives never disappoint. Get excited by exploring some of the wildlife and scenery you can expect to see on your Masai Mara safari, as well as the beautiful camp you will be relaxing in. Cook-out breakfasts and sundowners out on the savannah make for magical memories. The landscape is spectacular, the birdlife impressive and the feeling of being totally immersed in nature cannot be beaten.

Activities include: game drives, guided bush walks, camel walks, fly camping (by prior arrangement), school/ village/ clinic/ market visits. Also included all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, beers, spirits, laundry, bush meals.

Not included: champagne, luxury spirits, spa treatments, quad bike excursions or other services. 

Meals: B, L, D

Hotel: Sala's Camp

Day 6: Giraffe Manor

This morning we will fly to Wilson Airport and then transfer to the famous Giraffe Manor.

Built-in the 1930s and set in 12 acres of indigenous forest 20 kilometers from Nairobi city center, Giraffe Manor offers an unparalleled experience with its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe. It is also home to warthogs, bushbuck, and more than 180 bird species.

Included: Arrival/ departure transfers, all meals, house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits, laundry, wireless internet, entranced to the AFEW Giraffe Centre, Orchid House dining, boules, and croquet.

Excluded: champagne, luxury spirits, selected wines, massage treatments or other services. 

Meals: B, L, D

HotelGiraffe Manor

Day 7: International Departures

It's departure day! After breakfast, we will begin transfers to Nairobi Airport. Depart at anytime.

Meals: B

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  • Trip Length

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Activity Level

    Light

  • Perfect For

    Iconic Safari Experiences

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Kenya Safari + Giraffe Manor

Kenya Safari + Giraffe Manor

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Spaces on tours are sold per person. Deposits are non-refundable. Ensure your payment option is as desired before checkout. If paying deposit only, remaining payments can be made via client portal until 60 days before departure. See our cancellation policy for details.

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Includes

  • Airport pickup + dropoff
  • Shared accommodation
  • Entrance to the AFEW Giraffe Centre
  • Private game drives
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Internal flights + private charter planes
  • Private driver
  • All transportation
  • All meals at lodges
  • House wines, beer, spirits
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity for Damesly leader

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals outside of lodges + alcohol not listed
  • Gratuities

Meet Your Trip Leader

Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis is a women's travel industry maven, author, speaker, business coach and the founder and CEO of Damesly. Raised in Hawaii, she's been to all 7 continents and over 85 countries. She is also the author of the best-selling title "Tell Her She Can't."

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Additional Information

We are working with the Safari Collection for this tour, staying in 3 of their properties:

Solio Lodge
Sasaab
Giraffe Manor

Due to the small size of these properties, only shared rooms are available and there are no single room options.

Flights: You'll fly in/out of Nairobi (NBO). We suggest flying Kenya Airways from JFK - Nairobi as a group for ease, but feel free to arrive anytime if that doesn't work for you.

Want us to advise on flights? Email us at info@damesly.com

Weather: Expect hot, dry days with temps from 75-80 degrees, and chilly evenings with temps in the 50s.

Packing: Sun protection (hat/sunscreen/sunglasses), bug spray or wipes, and comfortable, close-toed walking shoes are a must for this trip. Loose linens and light 'safari' colors will be best on safari to blend in better. You'll also need soft-shell luggage for the smaller, bush planes.

At Damesly, our goal is to connect women through beautifully curated travel experiences. 

Our trips feature a high level of customer support and a focus on cultural interaction and experiences. We’re dames who work hard, and travel often. So when you use your coveted PTO days, we want you to have the best trip possible! To do this, we hand-select boutique hotels based on location and service. We look for unique properties that we think of as hidden gems, which may or may not be 5-stars. Our itineraries offer a mix of adventure and relaxation. We’re not afraid to get a little dirty to have the most fun experiences, but if there’s an infinity pool or a great spa afterwards — we’ll meet you there!

Traveling the world comes with rewards and challenges. Our traveler is someone who is easy-going and open minded to new experiences and cultures, ready to get out of their comfort zone and understands that travel leads to personal growth, even on its toughest days. Join us if you’re adventurous, kind, open-minded and ready for the trip of a lifetime. 

On this tour to Kenya, you can expect the most luxurious stays of your life, and safari experiences that are so beautiful they will bring tears to your eyes. The safari lodges (and Giraffe Manor) where we stay are absolutely next level. For example: at Solio Lodge (a rhino reserve), while you're having dinner, your butler tucks a hot water bottle in your sheets and draws you a hot bath. This is definitely a splurge trip, but you will remember it for as long as you live!

For entry into Kenya, you'll need:

  • Passport (valid for 6+ months)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance*

*Note: We require proof of travel insurance for all international departures.

This trip is confirmed and running, and so far 6 guests are registered per departure.

When you book a tour with us, our team will create a customer portal for you, where you can make payments towards this tour at your leisure. 

If you’d prefer, we can create a payment schedule for you, just let our accounting team know (accounting@damesly.com) Tours must be paid in full 60 days before departure. 

This tour to Kenya must be paid in full by November 6, 2024 (Departure 1), November 12, 2024 (Departure 2), and November 20, 2024 (Departure 3).

See our cancellation policy here.

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