discovering kenya

Kenya Reborn

Exploring the New Nairobi and Beyond…

Once the most sought-after safari destination in Africa—attracting the likes of Queen Elizabeth II and Ernest Hemingway—Kenya has come to share the stage in recent years with other showstoppers like Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Now, thanks to local creatives like designer Anna Trzebinski, the country is humming with a new energy that demands to be seen. Alongside your host—Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, who just returned from scouting out this truly one-of-a-kind itinerary—you will be among the first to experience the insider’s “New Nairobi” while based at Anna Trzebinski’s exquisite retreat, Eden, at the moment when it opens for visitors. Then, discover the wildlife of the cinematic Maasai Mara and continue to Kenya’s most opulent safari lodge, Segera.

To read more about why it is important to travel to Kenya—now more than ever—read this essay from Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, who visited this fall.

The health and safety of our travelers is our number-one priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization and disinfecting procedures, respecting social distancing guidelines, and remaining as contactless as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, as well as entry/exit requirements for Kenya, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

What to Expect

Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Return to the so-called “Cradle of Mankind” for rejuvenation and inspiration—in a moment of unprecedented privacy, thanks to the new protective measures that have been put in place by the Kenyan government in response to the outbreak of Covid-19. As you discover what the future of travel holds, you will be guided by Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, who just returned from scouting in Kenya this fall, through the bush and bustling Nairobi.
  • Be hosted by fashion designer and Nairobi native Anna Trzebinksi in her former home, which she has just finished transforming into a breathtaking boutique hotel: Eden. In addition to having first access to this game-changing property, you will get an insider’s experience of the “New Nairobi,” with visits to artists’ studios and boutiques—including Anna’s own workshop—as well as highlights like the Karen Blixen Museum. You will also have the chance to meet with locals to learn about Kenyan culture and history.
  • Experience thrilling safaris on foot and in open-air vehicles with expert guides in the Maasai Mara and the Laikipia Plateau, two spectacular safari destinations that provide a protective home for lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, buffalo and many other creatures.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of the Mara through visits with the neighboring Maasai tribe, a panoramic journey through the skies by hot-air balloon, special meals in the bush and tours with leading philanthropists and conservationists.
  • Relax at two beautiful lodges, Angama and Segera, which offer some of the best accommodations in Kenya, as well as a variety of unique activities, including farm-to-table dining, craft workshops and the chance to tour the spectacular Zeitz Collection (the founding art collection of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town).
  • Consult with Indagare’s expert team to navigate a safe and seamless travel experience—and to plan a pre- or post-trip extension in Kenya, Tanzania or beyond.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com to inquire about customizing this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

  • When
    January 18 – 28, 2021
  • Length
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Trailblazers , Adventurers , Style Mavens , Do Gooders

This Journey's Host

MELISSA BIGGS BRADLEY, FOUNDER AND CEO OF INDAGARE

After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels and has scouted in Kenya many times—including this past fall (2020), when she curated this itinerary. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, will be released in the fall of 2021.

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    January 18 – 28, 2021
  • Length
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 16 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From
    $13,900

Includes

  • Accommodations at Eden Hotel Nairobi (3 nights), Angama Lodge (4 nights) and Segera Retreat (3 nights)
  • All meals and local beverages, as indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, game drives, activities and park fees, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as airport assistance services
  • Group transfers throughout Kenya, including air charters between Nairobi, Angama and Segera, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Expert guides, including the 24/7 assistance of our Kenya partners
  • Laundry services and select WiFi at the lodges
  • VAT and all applicable tourism and conservation levies

Excludes

  • International airfare and visa fee
  • Covid testing fees, trip insurance and medical / emergency evacuation insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Additional meals and alcoholic beverages; additional activities and transfers
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, spa services, telephone calls, etc.
  • Gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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What To Read

Indagare has selected articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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