SkySafari with Meru

A SkySafari is more than a holiday. It’s an immersion. These expertly designed trips will whisk you right into East Africa’s most spine-tingling, hair-raising, mind-blowing wilderness. We’ll ease you through airports, transport you on private planes, book you in to the most exquisite camps in the best wildlife locations, and ensure every detail is taken care of – from optimizing your chances of seeing the Big Five to knowing how you take your G&T. Travel with us and you won’t just see Africa, you’ll feel it. This 8-Day Adventure begins in Nairobi, then takes off to Meru, Loisaba and the grand finale in the Masai Mara! * All SkySafaris can do a full buy out for your family and friends. Please inquire for current rates and dates.

Day 1: Nairobi

A stay at Hemingways is the ultimate way to ease into East Africa. On the serene outskirts of Nairobi, this five-star all-suite retreat is well out of the city bustle, but remains perfectly placed as a springboard for your safari adventure. Its chic, plantation-style rooms are bright, light and airy, with private balconies gazing over the lush gardens to the dreamy Ngong Hills – ideal for relaxing after a long flight.

Days 2-3: Meru National Park

Unashamedly romantic and beautifully styled, Elsa’s Kopje is sculpted into Mughwango Hill, above the site of George Adamson’s original camp where he raised and released orphan lions, long before conservation became fashionable. The rugged and remote Meru National Park was rescued from oblivion thanks to Elsa’s Kopje, an environmental award-winning, boutique lodge. Winner of the Good Safari Guide’s ‘Best Safari Property in Africa’ award, Elsa’s Kopje is widely renowned as one of the most elegant lodges in Africa.

Days 4+5: Loisaba Conservancy

Perched on the edge of an escarpment, with unhindered views over the rolling valleys and open plains to Mt Kenya, intimate Loisaba Tented Camp is a design triumph and a hub for cutting-edge conservation. At the heart of a huge conservancy, owned by the Loisaba Community Trust, the camp is a delight: stylish tents with floor-to-ceiling windows, enveloped by this remarkable wilderness. From here, a range of activities is possible. Game drives are breathtaking – this region is one of only a few places in Africa where wildlife numbers are actually on the rise; everything from the Big Five to rare wild dog might be spotted. 

Days 6+7: Masai Mara

The exclusive Sand River Masai Mara Camp, hidden far away from other lodges in the Masai Mara National Reserve, is big on game, big on glamour. Exuding 1920s elegance – the classic era of African adventure – it was named one of the 50 Best Resorts in the World in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards. Its handful of secluded tents are utterly luxuriant, with period furnishings, net-draped four-posters and matchless wilderness locations – animals can be spotted right from the veranda. Indeed, the camp, which overlooks its namesake river, sits right on the route of the annual Great Migration. Large numbers of wildebeest and zebra can be spotted roaming through the camp. And, of course, game drives are extraordinary: nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant than on the surrounding acacia-dotted plains – the Big Five, and a supporting cast of thousands, are regularly seen.

Day 8: Departure Day or extend your travels