Venture to deluxe camps in two of Kenya’s top wilderness areas—the Masai Mara and Meru National Park—for an intimate safari experience away from the crowds.  

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 Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background  Traditional Maasai dance. Credit: Kirt Kempter

Kenya Wildlife Safari: A Tailor-made Journey

9 days from $8,950

Venture to deluxe camps in two of Kenya’s top wilderness areas—the Masai Mara and Meru National Park—for an intimate safari experience away from the crowds.  

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Accommodations

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Macushla House

Nairobi, Kenya

Macushla House is a charming, owner-run guesthouse in the quiet Langata area of southwest Nairobi. There are just six guestrooms, each individually decorated with a canopy bed and an en suite bathroom. Public areas include a veranda with seating areas, and two lounges where guests can play board games or read a book from the library, as well as a self-service bar. The gardens offer comfortable sitting areas and an attractive swimming pool, and vervet monkeys are known to swing from the branches. The hotel is conveniently located a short drive from the Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. 

Tripadvisor page: Macushla House 

Number of nights: 2

Elsa's Kopje

Meru National Park , Kenya

Elsa's Kopje is not only an elegant safari camp, it also helped save Meru National Park, home to some of the highest biodiversity in East Africa.  Nestled on the top of Mughwango Hill, where George and Virginia Adamson of Born Free fame set up their first camp, Elsa’s Kopje spans some 215,000 acres of wilderness. From their hilltop perch, the main lodge and 10 cottages afford spectacular views of the landscape. Public areas include an open-sided sitting space and dining tent with comfortable armchairs and a library, as well as a pool built into the rocks. Each cottage features a stylish, spacious interior and stone bathroom. Along with morning and evening game drives, guests can enjoy fishing, a visit to a local village, spa services, and more. 

Number of nights: 3

Hemingways Ol Seki Mara Camp

Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya

At the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy, which borders the northeast edge of the Masai Mara, Ol Seki comprises just 10 stunning safari tents and a common dining tent and library with expansive decks overlooking the bush. Each canvas tent is airy and elegantly appointed with an en suite bathroom and a private deck where you can have your meals or afternoon tea served if you wish. Along with day and night game drives and bush walks on the conservancy’s nearly 50,000 acres, guests can enjoy horseback safaris, village visits, cave exploration and more.  

Number of nights: 3

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

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