The Born Free Safari By The Luxury Channel

Tim Best

The Luxury Channel is delighted to announce our new partnership with Tim Best Direct. Dedicated conservationist Tim Best is a well-known and respected personality in the travel world, who has been organising safaris and holidays for families, honeymooners and small private parties of friends for more than two decades. Having sold his business a few years ago, he now arranges travel worldwide on a personal basis, bringing into play his unparalleled network of top field operators, and owners of camps and lodges, to make the best arrangements for each individual itinerary. The below is a taster of the type of itinerary Tim can offer.


The Born Free Safari – Kenya

A 12 Day Itinerary:
Elsa’s Kopje in Meru
Joy’s Camp in Shaba
Elephant Pepper Camp in Maasai Mara


Day 1

Depart London Heathrow

Days 2, 3 & 4

Arrive Nairobi
Fly to Meru National Park

Meru National Park

Meru is known for its elephant and lion population and variety of birds. Elsa’s Kopje sits above George Adamson’s original camp on Mughwango Hill. A comfortable boutique lodge accommodating 24 guests maximum, it has gold level eco-rating and has won conservation awards.

Spend three nights at Elsa’s Kopje.

Elsa's Kopje

Days 5, 6 & 7

Fly to Shaba National Reserve

Shaba National Reserve

Spend three nights at Joy’s Camp, a small tented lodge in the Shaba Reserve where Joy Adamson reintroduced Penny the leopard into the wild.


Days 8, 9 & 10

Fly to the Maasai Mara
Stay at Elephant Pepper Camp

Masai Mara

Depending on time of travel, it may be possible to experience the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. From the turn of the year through to September and October, up to two million animals migrate north into Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle graze their way up through the short, nutritiously rich grass plains of the Serengeti, with predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena in their wake, usually reaching the Mara in July.


Day 11

Return to Nairobi
Depart on an overnight flight

Day 12

Arrive London Heathrow


Tim Best Direct
T: +44 (0)20 7736 6621