In This Issue
Elsa's Kopje
Kasao Learat | Private Guide
Ol Malo
Elephant Bedroom Camp
Lewa Wilderness
Sky Safari Kenya
Kenya Promotions

Cultural Exploration

Immerse yourself in local African cultures. Participate in their daily lives and adapt an entire new appreciation for the world.

Witness the animal kingdom up-close-and-personal. Adams & Butler Africa offers game viewing experiences across the African continent.

Unique Lodges

From luxury rail to river cruises to safari camps, Adams & Butler Africa curates bespoke itineraries for travelers to experience all that is Africa.


Kenya is trending once again.  

It's time for revisiting...

From Safari Camps, such as Elsa's Kopje in Meru, home of Joy Anderson and  Born Free , to Elephant Bedroom in Samburu, home to Kenya's special five - the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx and the long-necked antelope, the gerenuk.  To the less hectic and slower paced Laikipia and Lewa, where you can horse-ride freely, fly old-fashionedly in a biplane, walk in the bush and picnic in the wilderness, and appreciate the rhino and other, conservation programs.

One way to get pack as much as possible into a limited amount of time is with our sky safaris which are becoming popular with those who are time-poor, especially if combining a trip to Kenya with another destination such as Tanzania or gorilla trekking in Rwanda.  With varied itineraries you can choose the areas which appeal to you most and forgo wasted hours travelling. 

Kasao still has some availability for guiding next year.  On a first come first served basis he can guide our clients at no extra cost for the overall experience.

Also take a gander at our four promotions at the bottom of this newsletter, featuring the top iconic properties and places to visit in Kenya.  Our combinations feature The Mara, two different ones for The Mara and the Coast, and also one for The Mara and Laikipia.  With up to 25% off , they are worth considering especially during the green season when the rates are already heavily discounted!

Safe travels,

Siobhan Byrne Learat
Adams & Butler Africa


Nestled within Meru National Park in Northern Kenya lies the charming Elsa's Kopje lodge. The property attracts a plethora of holiday-goers year-round due to not only its history with lion conservation, but also its iconic cinematic ties. Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamson's biographical book and film "Born Free". Guests lodging at Elsa's detect the presence of this story as they roam the grounds given that mementos of the film and book are speckled throughout the property.

For more information click  here.


Experience Kenya with Adams & Butler's director of operations in Kenya & Tanzania, Kasao Learat. Kasao can now serve as your private guide during your safari experience at no extra cost!

Kasao is an elder of the Samburu (Maasai) Tribe. He is one of the highest qualified and most sought after independent guides in Kenya.
Born in the Northern Frontier, Kasao trained initialy in South Africa as a ranger, and then in Kenya. He received an honorary lifetime Wardenship from the Kenyan Wildlife Service for services rendered managing the anti-poaching  in Tsavo National Park when he arrested over 70 poachers, and recovered $100,000s of ivory.

He is highly experienced in all aspects of ground handling within Kenya and has worked in all the major National Parks and Reserves as well as for various 5* Private Camps & Reserves. Kasao brings intimate product knowledge of Kenya, familiarity with doing business in Africa, and a keen understanding of what customers want from an African safari and vacation elsewhere on the continent.

Over the past years, Kasao also has assisted in the filming of several National Geographic documentaries with Reinhard Radke about the wildlife that inhabit Kenya's national parks. With him as your private guide, you will not only seek out the best game, but also gain an immense amount of knowledge about the local communities and animals.

Please note that due to the immense popularity of Kasao as guide, his services are subject to availability.

For more information click  here.
Ol Malo, Laikipia
Ol Malo, Laikipia

The nomadic adventures of Ol Malo are better seen then read...

For more information click  here.


Elephant Bedroom Camp is an intimate tented camp with simplistic elegance, luxury and style providing an astonishing safari experience. 

What entices holiday-goers about this particular property is that herds of elephant roam freely throughout the camp. 

Imagine lounging on your private patio sipping on a sun-downer besides the bustling Sand River, observing these majestic giants graze on trees and interact with their young. The sight is truly a spectacle. 

For more information click  here.


Situated near the base of Mt. Kenya - Africa's second tallest mountain - Lewa Wilderness is one of Kenya's oldest and most private safari ventures. The Craig family has passed down from one generation to the next a distinct passion for wildlife, conservation and tourism, and they proudly continue to run Lewa Wilderness lodge and Walking Wild camel safaris. This place is as much a home as it is a truly unique and personal safari experience.

There is plenty to do at Wilderness including day and night game drives, bush walks with a professional tracker, horse rides, camel rides, game blinds, hiking/jogging with a Maasai warrior, visiting Lewa's ancient archaeological site and visits to a Maasai cultural boma. Just off the reserve is the Ngare Ndare forest with its canopy high walkways and hidden waterfalls, perfect for a cooling afternoon dip. Visit the Conservancy offices to learn about the ongoing work of the dedicated team, meet the anti-poaching bloodhounds and help bottle feed orphaned baby rhinos. To cap it off, if Will is at home you can book a flight in his pride and joy, the Waco biplane. Helicopter trips up to the slopes of Mount Kenya for breakfast and trout fishing are easily organised.

For more information click  here .


Sirikoi House is an exclusive hire property located on private land in the Laikipia area in Northern Kenya. It is surrounded by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in a beautiful area of rolling plains, acacia forests, swamps and rivers.

Sirikoi House consists of a main dining & sitting room; a large veranda and fireplace; a separate master bedroom suite and a cottage comprising of two large bedrooms. The house has a separate kitchen, private entrance and its own vehicle. Similar to staying in a lodge, it comes fully staffed and guests are catered for on a fully inclusive basis, including private guide and private game viewing activities.

This is an exclusive retreat for families and groups of friends who wish to be independent and escape to a little piece of Africa that is entirely theirs for the duration for their stay.
During the day, there are a range of activities on offer from helicopter flights or lion tracking to riding or walking on the conservancy, and visits to the local Masai tribes people in their homesteads.

For more information click  here .

with Adams & Butler

A throwback to the golden age of East African travel, a sky safari blends incredible game viewing, luxurious wilderness camps, intimate gourmet dining, and spectacular slight seeing over the legendary landscapes of Kenya.

Adams & Butler can offer  offers three different itineraries - two in Kenya and one in Tanzania - including journeys to the likes of the Masai Mara, the Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Crater, Meru National Park and other world-renowned conservation areas. One itinerary for the Kenya safari is detailed below.

Passengers enjoy business-class seating in nine-passenger, executive-class planes, a fast-track airport experience in Nairobi or Arusha, private butler service at all lodges and camps along the way, and just a single check-in and check-out during the eight day/seven-night journey.

All designed with one thing in mind - to make it simple and stress free for you to enjoy East Africa's magnificent landscapes, iconic parks and game-rich conservancies. From the moment you set foot in East Africa to the moment you leave, everything is crafted to ensure your safari experience is the perfect mix of indulgence and convenience.

Day 1: Hemingways Nairobi, Karen, Nairobi
Hemingways Nairobi is an opulent luxury hotel with the ambiance of a country club.   In the leafy suburb of Karen with lovely views over the scenic Ngong Hills and all of the facilities expected in a modern 5 star hotel, including the very best of local and international cuisine.
Day 2-3: Elsa's Kopje, Meru National Park
The Meru National Park offers a diversity of animals unrivaled by any other park in East Africa.      A boutique lodge, Elsa's Kopje is sculpted around the Mughwango hill, the individual open-fronted cottages offer sweeping views over the Meru plains. Elsa's Kopje is named after Elsa the lioness from the book 'Born Free'. Fish in the streams and meander back to camp on a night game drive, listening for the calls of the wild.
Day 4-5: Loisaba Tented Camp, Loisaba Conservancy
Loisaba Tented Camp has been built on the site of the old Loisaba Lodge.   The luxury tented camp boasts a contemporary African style, overlooking the dramatic Loisaba Conservancy over 80 kilometres of wilderness towards Mt. Kenya. The tented camp offers the many activities available on Loisaba - including camel & horse riding, fishing, day & night game drives as well as bush meals under the African skies.
Day 6-7: Sand River Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara
In a secluded location on the banks of the Sand River, Sand River Masai Mara is a tented lodge offering wildlife viewing off the beaten track.   The spacious tents with plush furnishings each feature a private deck and outdoor shower. Before or after your daily game drives, relax by the pool or take a book and lose yourself in your surroundings
Day 8: Departure
End of your safari.
Sadly,the end of your safari; other plans can be made to go to East Africa's soft white beaches and historic coastal towns, include another safari destination,or depart for home.

Why This Safari:
  • Experience 3 different ecosystems with different species, including the less-seen and rare northern species such as wild dog, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk, lesser kudu, oryx, rhino and over 450 bird species  
  • Loisaba is a private conservancy with spectacular views to Mount Kenya
  • Discover Meru National Park; recognised as having East Africa's largest diversity of animal species
  • Experience the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Witness some of Africa's largest elephants in Amboseli National Park
  • Interact with authentic, traditional and colourful tribal communities.
For more information click  here .


Hotel: Angama Mara
Stay at Angama Mara for 3 or 4 nights at an unbeatable rate, includes flights and a hot air balloon ride. With a seat on the edge of Africa's Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara has that stretch forever etched in our minds from 'Out of Africa', where it was filmed, with massive views across the Maasai Mara below. Activities include tailor-made game drives, walking safaris, "Out of Africa" picnics, garden-to-table private dining and opportunities to learn more about Maasai culture.

Prices Starting from:
$2540 (3 nights) or $3150 (4 nights)
Only Valid: 31 Jan - 31 May & 01 Nov - 15 December 2019 (Excluding Easter period)

* Return Flights Wilson Airport-Angama Mara 
* Accommodation at Angama Mara
* Angama Foundation Contribution
* 1 Hot Air Balloon Ride per person per stay 

* Maasai Mara Park Fees
* Subject to availability
* Standard Trading Terms apply
* This offer may not be combined with any other offers
* Bookable 45 days prior to travel
* 100% payment due within 7 days of booking - non-refundable or transferable
Hotels: Angama Mara and Alfajiri Villas
(Combining The Mara with the Kenyan Coast)
Spend three nights high above Kenya's Mara Triangle at Angama Mara, and then fly scheduled air direct from the Mara to Diani Beach's Ukunda Airport, and spend three nights in one of Alfajiri's beautiful private beach-side villas. Owner managed and operated, Alfajiri Villa's comprises of three completely unique villas. Each villa has your own butler and offers unrivaled exclusivity, impressive private swimming pools and stunning beach views. Diani Beach and all the coastal activities are on the doorstep if you can leave your villa.

Price Starting from:
$4875 per adult sharing (Valid 1 Nov - 15 Dec 2019, 15 Jan - 31 May & 1 Nov - 22 Dec 2020)
$6350 per adult sharing (Valid 1-30 Jun & 1-30 Oct 2020)
            Single supplement, children and multiple adult rate on request

  • Three nights at Angama Mara - all meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne), laundry services, Wi-Fi, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, levies and activities including safaris into the Mara Triangle, walking safaris on the escarpment, park fees into the Masai Mara and Angama Foundation contribution.
  • Three nights at Alfajiri Villas on a fully inclusive basis - all meals and drinks (excluding cellar wines), exclusive use of the villa and pool, airstrip transfer from Ukunda Airport, wireless internet, laundry services, massages, snorkelling and sea kayaking.
  • Scheduled direct flight to the Mara from Wilson Airport, scheduled direct from the Mara to Ukunda Airport, schedule direct flight from Ukunda Airport to Wilson Airport
  • All activities not listed in the inclusions
  • Standard Terms and Conditions apply
  • Extensions at standard rates are possibly
  • This offer may not be combined with any other offers
  • A non-refundable deposit of 30% is due on confirmation and the balance is due 60 days prior to travel
  • Full cancellation fees of 100% will be charged on bookings cancelled within 60 days prior to travel
Hotels: The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille & Cottar's 1920s Camp
(Combining Laikipia & The Mara)
Located in northern Kenya's spectacular Laikipia region, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is regarded as one of Kenya's most exclusive safari lodges. With dramatic views over Laikipia, in the most breathtaking location, there are four totally different and individual villas. Adding to the exclusivity guests benefit from a private conservation area over three times the size of Manhattan and experience a varied and exciting mix of private activities and unlimited spa treatments. Donated to the community and managed by its investors John and Gill Elias, Ol Lentille is a pioneering example of private partnerships successfully working with the community.

Vintage luxury at its best, the award-winning Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp has its own 7000-acre private conservancy neighbouring the famous Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya. It extends an era of luxury and quality and returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari', providing the romance of safari under cream canvas tents and offering an abundance of wildlife, a guarantee of privacy, and the highest standards of professional guiding in a luxurious and authentic environment.
Ultimate Laikipia & Masai Mara. New itinerary combining two of Kenya's most iconic owner operated experiences. 1 FREE night at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille. 1 FREE night at Cottar's 1920s Camp. 8 nights of all-inclusive pampering with all internal flights and transfers.

Price Starting from
$6725 per person (Valid for travel 6th of January - 31st of May, 1st of October - 20th of December 2020)

8 nights special - All inclusive with all internal flights and transfers, easy access between Laikipia and Masai Mara
  • 4 nights at Ol Lentille staying in a private villa (4 nights for the price of 3) with private activities and unlimited spa treatment
  • 4 nights at Cottar's 1920s Camp staying in a classic tent (4 night for the price of 3) with unique canvas bush baths and other bespoke activities included
  • Intimate eco resorts off the beaten track in private and exclusive conservation areas
  • Award-winning unique properties with warm friendly service
  • Intimate and personal dining experiences
  • All meals, drinks (excluding champagne and premium list drinks) and game drives/activities included
  • See first hand conservation successfully working with the local communities
  • Internal scheduled flights from Nairobi Wilson - Loisaba - Masai Mara - Nairobi Wilson and transfers all included (package available without internal flight)
  • An amazing combination guaranteed to please
Ol Lentille
At Ol Lentille all meals are private, all drinks (except champagne), all game drives, walking safaris, camel safaris, quad biking, cycling, unlimited spa treatments and laundry are included.

  • Luxury drinks, champagne, cellar wines & premium spirits
  • Visas
Cottar's 1920s Camp
At Cottar's 1920s Camp rates include Full board accommodation, drinks (water, juice, tea and coffee, all house wines, spirits, beers & soft drinks), laundry, safari activities (bush walks, day & night game drives, bush meals & sundowners), Cottar's Maasai Warrior School, transfers to cultural visits, all statutory taxes (approx. 25%), including VAT, Cottar's private airstrip and Keekorok airstrip transfers and park fees.

  • Maasai cultural village entry fee
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Luxury drinks, champagne, cellar wines & premium spirits
  • Exclusive use of vehicle
  • Visas
Terms and conditions:
  • All rates are quoted per person sharing in US dollars
  • Single supplements and family rates are available
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Package includes: 4 nights at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille in a private villa (one free night), 4 nights at Cottar's 1920s Camp in a classic tent (one free night)
  • Scheduled flights and transfers all included from: Nairobi Wilson - Loisaba - Masai Mara - Nairobi Wilson
  • Flight prices are subject to confirmation on booking
All bookings taken are subject to the full booking terms and conditions and it is assumed that the client/guest has read and understood these. A copy is available on request.
Standard deposit and payment terms and conditions apply for The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille and Cottar's 1920s Camp.  If you want to book your own flights, we can quote for this combination without internal flights.

Hotels: Cottar's Bush Villa & Alfajiri Villas
(Combining The Mara with the Kenyan Coast)
3 nights for the price of 2 at Cottar's Bush Villa
4 nights for the price of 3 at Alfajiri Villas
Minimum 6 adult rate each night
Valid from 1st of October - 20th of December 2019

4 nights for the price of 3 at Cottar's Bush Villa
4 nights for the price of 3 at Alfajiri Villas
Minimum 6 adult rate each night
Valid from 3rd of January - 31st of May 2020 & 1st of October - 20th of December 2020
Alfajiri Villas are renowned as Kenya's most exclusive beach retreat and are wildly lavish, opulent and individual. A complete one off, there is no comparable beach villa experience in East Africa. Comprising of three completely unique villas which can be booked individually for honeymoons, romantic breaks or family adventures. Each villa includes your own butler and offers unrivalled exclusivity, impressive private swimming pools and stunning beach views. Rates are all inclusive (with a selection of over ten house wines) and include award winning butler service, incredible meal experiences, a daily massage, a driver on demand and a nanny service.

The award-winning villa borders the latest addition to the '7 Wonders of the World', the Maasai Mara and Serengeti game reserves. The Bush Villa provides a luxury private stay option for up to 12 guests and comes complete with its own private 25 meter swimming pool. Guests can enjoy privately guided game drives, night game drives, bush walks, swimming and fishing. Cottar's Bush Villa is rented only on an exclusive basis and comes with a dedicated staff of 8. The villa is over 10,000 square feet in size, and features a large living room, dining room, a magnificent viewing deck and 5 en-suite bedrooms.

For more information click  here .
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