August 27, 2018
One of the best parts about planning this trip was being able to pick from the many fabulous camps. Some are like stepping back in time or living in a movie. “Camps” is a bit misleading for most of them (although there are fly camps that are legitimately portable tents). We’re staying in mid-range to pretty plushy camps: they all have canvas tents with wooden floors and furniture, with en-suite bathrooms (even actual toilets!). These are outdoor hotels, and from the reviews I have read, they are four- and five-star hotels. We are really excited! Some of the places even have animals wandering through at night.
We will be staying at:
This camp is located in the Nairobi National Park, just outside of the city. We’re staying here for two days.
Lewa Wilderness Lodge
We fly up to the Lewa Wilderness lodge and spend two and a half days here–including a bi-plane ride on their iconic yellow Out-of-Africa biplane.
Kicheche Bush Camp
Three nights in the Mara Olare Motorogi Conservancy, near the migration path of the Wildebeest.
Ubuntu Migration Camp
Northern Serengeti (once again reached by teeny bush plane) for more migration viewing and three days of game drives.
Namiri Plains Camp
There are lots of cheetahs near this camp, I have been told. Two days — hope we see them!
Two nights on the very edge of the crater.
Three days in the Tarangire reserve, then back home.