Tap into the essence of East Africa on an eight-day safari in Kenya. Take daily wildlife drives in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, discover the Maasai way of life, and learn about elephant conservation from a representative of the Kenya Wildlife Service. With endless plains teeming with wildlife and dotted with acacia trees, you won’t want to blink — or put down your camera.

Trip highlights

Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park is a true photographer’s paradise. The snow-covered peak of Mt Kilimanjaro forms a majestic backdrop for one of Kenya’s most spectacular displays of wildlife. Despite its small size (392 sq km/151 sq mi) and fragile ecosystem, the park supports a wide range of mammals (50-plus species of large animals) and birds (more than 400 species). Join a safari in search of elephants, lions, rhino, cheetah and, of course, the photo of a lifetime.

Masai Mara, Masai Mara is Kenya's most famous wildlife reserve, nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley. Named for the Masai tribe and the Mara River, it is known for its Great Migration of millions of wildebeest, along with zebra and gazelle; one of the most impressive natural events worldwide. There are plenty of other animals to be seen, including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, ostriches, and many others.

Nairobi, This busy metropolis and capital city has an intoxicating mix of African and Indian culture, which are both well-represented in the local cuisine. Enjoy artsy cafes with a cup of famous Kenyan coffee, and bring your dancing shoes -- Nairobi has a fantastic nightlife. For a taste of history and archaeology, visit the National Museum, home to most of the great prehistoric finds made by the famous Leakey family.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Nairobi

Our trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania have a maximum group size of six travellers in addition to a CEO and a driver who are both trained safari guides. That means everyone gets a window seat and twice the insight about the astounding wildlife all around you.

Additional Notes:
This trip covers long distances to visit 3 different wildlife parks in a short period of time and is a very busy trip. Please be prepared for a lot of driving over some very rough, bumpy and often unmaintained roads, which is the norm for Kenya.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 2 Nairobi/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

After breakfast, we depart for the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. With its vast open plains and flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the area, and get settled at our safari camp, our base for our time here. Then we’ll make our way into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.

Additional Notes:
The road in and back out of the park is very rough and very bumpy but once you catch a glimpse of the stunning wildlife, it is worth a bit of discomfort.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 386km)

Day 3 Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening safari.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

Day 4 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

On this afternoon wildlife safari drive, keep an eye out for the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

Additional Notes:
Today is a very long driving day but we do break it up with a wonderful visit and lunch at the Ubuntu Cafe.

Included Activities:
Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made
Café Ubuntu
Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 210km)
Safari vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 120km)

Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

After a morning wildlife safari drive, venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle

Day 6 Amboseli National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. During your down time, relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife visiting the camp's watering holes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Included Activities:
Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive
Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk

Transport:
Safari vehicle

Day 7 Amboseli National Park/Nairobi (1B, 1L)

Rise early for a final morning wildlife safari drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the late afternoon and opt to join the CEO in a farewell dinner.

Included Activities:
Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (4.50-5.00 hours, 235km)

Day 8 Nairobi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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