LAMU ARCHIPELAGO & ELEPHANTS
Arrive in Kenya to a warm welcome from your captain who will escort you to your yacht. After meeting the crew and settling in, ease into your adventure with an afternoon of kayaking through the verdant mangroves or surfing some of the country’s best waves. As the sunset tints the sky, climb aboard a traditional dhow for delicious sundowners on deck.
The next day, fish the teeming waters off of Kiwayu Island and fly down the immense Shela Dunes on a sandboard. Transfer by air to Amu Ranch where the African savannah rubs up against the elemental coastline. Discover the ranch’s vital conservation initiatives, and observe the lions, elephants, and giraffes that use this stunning land as part of a migratory corridor.
Travel by helicopter to Tsavo National Park—one of Kenya’s oldest and largest national parks. You’ll spend time at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage, learning about its essential efforts to assist orphaned elephants. Discover Tsavo and its impressive big game species either on foot or on horseback before a candlelit dinner in the wild and a night in a tent surrounded by the sounds of the nocturnal bush.
As your tent’s canvas begins to glow with the rays of the rising sun, set off on a game drive and delicious bush breakfast. Take a helicopter back to the coast where you’ll arrive at your yacht near Kilifi Creek.
CAVE DIVING & CORAL PLANTING
With a guide on hand, try out kitesurfing at the creek, or dive into the vast underwater cave network of Vuma Caves. You’ll pass dolphins sheltering in the entrance to the caves, and watch moray eels and other species glimmer in the light of your powerful torch.
A different dive next, with the abundant coral gardens of Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. Called the ‘home of the dolphins’, this beautiful marine park is a haven for rare species and a beacon for migratory birds. You can assist in reef conservation, planting new coral on the seabed, or helping track changes in the established coral. Go on a nocturnal tour of the marine conservation area, discovering the fascinating other side to the life that exists here.