Totally Offbeat

Famous for its amazing wildlife, game viewing and wildebeest migration, Kenya can be the perfect destination for those who enjoy adventure. Lightfoot Travel created this 11-day safari holiday during which time you will experience three wonderful Offbeat properties, Offbeat Meru CampSosian Lodge and Offbeat Mara Camp.

Day 1: Arrival

Once you arrive at Jomo Kenyata International Airport, you will be escorted to Wilson Domestic Airport to catch your flight to Meru. Upon arrival on the Meru Airstrip, you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to Offbeat Meru Camp.

Consisting of 14 beds, this semi-permanent luxury camp situated just outside the park in Bisanandi National Reserve, set above the pretty Bisanandi River.

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Stay: Offbeat Meru Camp

Day 2 - 3: Days at leisure

Here are just a few suggested activities for your free time:

  • Take short, guided walks, and enjoy traditional bush breakfasts and sundowners.
  • A day trip to Elsa’s & Pippa’s graves (where Joy Adamson’s ashes are also scattered)
  • Visit a rhino sanctuary and the local Boran community school
  • Meru National Park has excellent game viewing opportunities, which include lion, leopard, cheetah, high numbers of elephant and buffalo, black and white rhino’s, eland, gerenuk, beisa oryx, Grant’s gazelle, Burchell’s zebra, lesser kudu and reticulated giraffe as well as over 280 species of birds. You can enjoy all of this on both day and evening games drives in fully equipped, custom designed vehicles.

Stay: Offbeat Meru Camp

Day 4: From Meru to Sosian

This morning, you will be transferred by road to Sosian Lodge. Along the way, you will see jaw-dropping landscape. You will arrive at Sosian in time for lunch by the pool and an afternoon walk or game drive.

Stay: Sosian Lodge

Day 5 - 7 Days at leisure

Sosian, the Samburu word for ‘Wild Date Palm’, combines luxury and wilderness; ideal for those looking for a unique and intimate bush experience. The 24,000-acre private, working ranch sits on the Laikipia plateau, 80kms west of Mt Kenya, offering pure wilderness, with more than 250 species of birdlife and an abundance of game species including elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo, buffalo, reticulated giraffe, plus rare species such as wild dogs, Jackson’s hartebeest and Grevy’s zebra. There are so many thing that can be enjoyed at Sosian Lodge, such as: swimming pool, tennis court, organic vegetable garden and stable yard of 30 safari horses. You can opt to relax by the pool or start to explore your surroundings.

Stay: Sosian Lodge

Day 8: From Sosian to Mara

This morning you will leave Sosian after an early breakfast and be driven to Loisaba Airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara.  On arrival at Mara North Conservancy you will be met a representative from Offbeat Mara and transferred to the camp, in time for lunch. Offbeat Mara Camp is a 14 bed traditional semi-permanent camp situated on the Olare Orok water system, in the Mara North Conservancy. Located in an unspoilt part of the Masailand which is abundant with wildlife, Offbeat Mara Camp is perfect if you’re looking to get away from it all in a remote locale.

Stay: Offbeat Mara Camp

Day 9 - 10 Time at leisure in Masai Mara

You will enjoy the following activities:

  • The Mara North Conservancy has fantastic game viewing all year round, including the Offbeat Lion pride just outside the camp. The Mara offers amazing game viewing throughout the year and features the annual wildebeest migration from July to September.
  • Informal dining is hosted in the mess tent or around the campfire. Delicious English breakfasts, lighter lunches and three course dinners are served each day. You can also relax in the bar and living room tent, which is furnished with comfortable sofas, a writing desk, and library and fully stocked bar.
  • If you want to experience the great outdoors, walking safaris are possible with a guide. Bush breakfasts and sundowners are all part of the normal day and photographic opportunities are excellent all year round.

Stay: Offbeat Mara Camp

Day 11: Departure

Today, you will depart Mara and be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight home.


Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival Offbeat Meru Camp
Day 2 - 3: Days at leisure Offbeat Meru Camp
Day 4: From Meru to Sosian Sosian Lodge
Day 5 - 7 Days at leisure Sosian Lodge
Day 8: From Sosian to Mara Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 9 - 10 Time at leisure in Masai Mara Offbeat Mara Camp
Day 11: Departure



  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)


Offbeat Meru Camp Sosian Lodge Offbeat Mara Camp

Price available upon request

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.