“Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?”
* Brian Jackman (British journalist and author, best known for his interest in wildlife, especially in Africa)
November 12 - 14 | Nairobi
November 14 - 17 | Lewa Conservancy
November 14 - 17 | Elewana Lewa Safari Camp
November 17 - 19 | Samburu Game Reserve
November 19 - 22 | Maasai Mara
Journey with Limitless Planet to one of the most magical places on earth, amazing Kenya. This 10 night/11 day adventure brings you into the heart of East Africa.
Visiting Africa and journeying out on safari is a unique experience. Get up close and personal with some of the world's most impressive and endangered animals, relax in luxury lodges deep in the African bush and learn more about the fascinating Kenyan culture.
Your travel to Kenya directly impacts protecting wildlife, conserving habitats, employing people in rural communities, and educating children across Africa.
Africa is a place that will change you. It will change the way you see the world and how you look at life. It will inspire you and yet leave your head spinning. After a trip to Africa, you will never be the same. It is truly a trip of a lifetime.
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, with a vibrant population of 4.5 million. Unique to the city is the proximity of Nairobi National Park, a true wilderness area juxtaposed against the larger urban metropolis. It is the only national park like it in the world and a real embodiment of the human-wildlife conflicts that challenge many African communities who must learn to cohabitate with wildlife on their doorstep.
Nairobi National Park is one of the best places in Africa to see rhinos and also has a healthy population of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and plains game like giraffes and antelopes. Other attractions include the Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Center, Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, a visit to a tea farm, and shopping for local crafts and trinkets. There are some great local and cross-cultural restaurants to explore, from roadside food stalls to local nyama choma (barbecue joints) to five-star dining establishments.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE, in memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation. The Nairobi Nursery is open between 11am-12pm to the public, to give people the opportunity to meet these amazing creatures. Entry fees are a donation to the Trust.
The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organization. The main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country’s wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe. The center is home to the endangered Rosthchilds Giraffe and visitors can get up close and personal with them! Entry fees are $15 per adult and $7.50 per child.
Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Blixen Museum was once the centerpiece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city center, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farmhouse gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar-winning film based on Karen’s autobiography by the same title.
There are a variety of different shopping areas all over Nairobi. The most popular area is in Karen where you can find Utumanduni, House of Treasures, and Langata Link Shops.
Utumanduni is an emporium of handcrafted artifacts, fashion, accessories, homeware, beauty products, antiques, and more, Utamaduni is a one-stop shop for exquisite products proudly made here in Kenya and across the African continent. Choosing to buy an item online or in-store, you are choosing to support small businesses, grassroots organizations, and vulnerable communities.
Nairobi’s culinary scene has been on an upward trajectory in recent years, with new eateries, cafes, and bars popping up almost weekly. A metropolitan city with a diverse restaurant culture, Nairobi’s best dining experiences run from roadside food stalls to five-star dining establishments. Don’t miss local specialties such as nyama choma (grilled meat, usually goat) and ugali, not to mention African-inspired gourmet burgers! Nairobi’s beautiful year-round weather means this is a prime destination for al fresco dining on rooftops, balconies, and gardens.
The most popular restaurants include The Talisman, Embark, Tamarind Nairobi, The Haandi (also with a London branch) and for the meat-eaters out there, the world-famous Carnivore is a must dine!