Depending on arrival times the group may spend their first night at Wildebeest Eco Camp, a beautiful haven in the suburb of Karen, just outside Nairobi. At the end of the journey through Maasailand, the group will then return to Nairobi before heading home or extending their stay in Kenya.

Our favourite place to stay in Nairobi is Wildebeest Eco Camp which opened its doors to guests early in 2012. The camp has been built by Alan and Lynita who also set up the original Wildebeest Camp on the Ngong Road. Friendly, homelike hospitality is what has made Wildebeest Camp Nairobi's best accommodation choice for discerning travellers. Close to Langata Road, Wildebeest Camp is a peaceful oasis in the suburbs, away from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Nairobi. When sitting in the quiet, mature gardens with a cafetiere of coffee or a cold drink, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The beautifully-appointed rooms and deluxe safari tents are a welcome place to stay both before and after a safari. Only a few miles from the city centre, the group will be able to enjoy peaceful tropical gardens, which are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds, or visit the nearby shops, and markets.

Wildebeest Camp has lots of different accommodation options - so there is something to suit everyone’s budget. It is popular with backpackers, with low cost accommodation available in the dorm or in small tents in the garden. In addition there is a range of other accommodation options to suit all budgets, including huge, safari tents with king size beds and ensuite facilities. This mix leads to wide variety of fellow guests so the dinner table conversation is always lively and interesting.

Given time it is possible to visit the baby elephants at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and spend a great hour there as the youngsters come back from their morning walk to be fed, hand-feed giraffes at the Giraffe Sanctuary, or visit Karen Blixen's house, made famous from the book and movie 'Out of Africa'. Nairobi Game Park, with the city’s tower blocks as a backdrop, is an under-rated wildlife viewing destination and is one of the best places in Kenya to see Black Rhino.