Kenya Safari

One of the seventh wonders of the world.

Drive through breathtaking views of Mountains and Highlands.
Amazing wildlife and photographic opportunities.
Hundreds of game living in their free and natural habitat.

Day 1: Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Nairobi.

Meet and greet on arrival at the airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Hilton Nairobi Hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi – Umani Springs Chyulu Hills

Umani Springs is a small luxury bush home at the eastern foot of the Chyulu Hills, within Kibwezi Forest. The property belongs to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and is primarily reserved for DSWT elephant orphan “foster parents.” The camp was designed to facilitate personal and educational visits for foster parents to see their orphans (or ex-orphans) after they leave the Nairobi nursery an come to the Tsavo conservation area for their  reintroduction process into the wild. None of the orphan elephants are ever tamed nor trained and all are reintroduced within 3 years. During your stay, visitors can tour the orphan’s stockades, watch their midday mud bath, feedings and more. Surrounding the lodge are lush grounds with two waterholes and a salt lick which frequently draws elephants and birds. The property can accommodate ten people total. Overnight Umani Springs


Day 3: Umani Springs – Amboseli National Park

Drive to Amboseli National Park, which is at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. On arrival to Amboseli National Park, we will do a game drive and then head to our lodge, surrounded by herds of elephants and buffaloes. From our lodge we will be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro peeking through the clouds in the early mornings and late evenings. Overnight Ol Tukai Lodge

Day 4 & Day 5: Amboseli National Park

An early morning game drive in this beautiful national park will get your close to large herds of elephants. After lunch, we will take an afternoon game drive to witness the crossings of the elephants from the swamps to the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro for overnight foraging. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Natuer lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands, sulphur springs, savannah and woodlands. Overnight Ot Tukai Lodge.

Day 6: Amboseli – Lake Naivasha including afternoon boat ride & Elsamere visit

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in the Kenya section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, and is located northwest of Nairobi. At 1,890 meters (6,200 ft) aloe sea level, the lae is at the highest point in the Kenya rift and is set in a complex geological combination if volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a much larger Pleistocene era lake. Lake Naivasha is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a sizable population of hippos which usually visit the property during their nightly forays for food. Amazingly agile for their bulk, hippos are good climbers and leave the water each night to graze on grass, then return to the water before dawn. Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake, also has a healthy fish population such as black bass, tilapia and crayfish which attract a wide variety of fish-eating birds such as the long-tailed and great cormorants, fish eagles, pelicans, and various types of kingfishers. On 60 hectares (148 acres) of grassland surrounded by trees and set among giraffes and waterbucks, Naivasha Sopa Lodge is a collection of brick and wood makuti cottages on the shore.

Elsamere is the original home to Joy and George Adamson. Their story of raising an orphan lion cub in the 1950s and her subsequent release into the African bush is one of the great conservation stories of all time. Joy’s captivating book about Elsa the lioness, entitled Born Free, was published by Harvill Press in 1960 and soon received international acclaim. In the years which followed, Joy published sequels to Born Free and more books about her hand-reared cheetah Pippa and leopard Penny. In 1966 Born Free became a movie starring husband-and-wife actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna. Filmed in the Kenya bush over the course of many months, it soon became a worldwide hit. As Joy’s fame as a conservationist grew, so did her fortune. But neither she nor George had any personal interest in money. Royalties from books and films were paid into a new charity which Joy called the Elsa Wild Animal Appeal, and has since become The Elsa Conservation Trust. George and  Joy each left their entire estates including Elsamere, Joy’s house on Lake Naivasha, to the Elsa Conservation Trust. During the last forty years the trust has donated millions of dollars to wildlife education and conservation projects, large and small, helping to create the famous Kenyan parks and reserves at Meru, Samburu, Shaba, Kora, Hell’s Gate and also the Centre for Education in Sustainability at Elsamere. Today, the principal activities and aims are to further worldwide conservation education, particularly in East Africa. Today, the Elsa Conservation Trust continues its lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation. Together the Adamsons revolutionized our attitudes to wild animals and warned the world that unless it protects their habitats, many of the most magnificent species would be extinct there within a few decades.

Day 7:  Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara National Reserve

After and early morning breakfast, we will drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, arriving at lunchtime and then go for an afternoon game drive. Maasai Mara is world-renowned for its exceptional population of cats, including Maasai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 8: Maasai Mara National Reserve

When it was originally established in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary, the Maasai Mara covered only 520 square kilometers (200 sq miles) of the current area, including the Mara Triangle. The area was extended to the east in 1961 to cover 1,821 km (703 sq miles) and converted to a game reserve. Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talk Rivers. Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve. All members of the “Big Five,” (lion, leopard, elephant, cape buffalo and rhinoceros) are found here. Antelopes can be found, including Grant’s gazelles, impalas, duikers and Coke’s hartebeests. The plains are also home to the Maasai giraffe, with its’ distinctive, irregular and jagged patterns that extend to the hooves. More than 470 species of birds have been identified in the park, many of which are migrants, with almost 60 species being raptors. Birds that call this area home for at least part of the year include vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy falcons and the lilac-breasted roller, which is the national bird of Kenya. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 9: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Morning, afternoon and evening game drives will be taken in specially adapted open safari vehicles. We will visit the Maasai people, a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known of African ethnic groups due to their living near many of the game parks of East Africa. Their language is called Mad and it is estimated that one million Maasai people live in both Kenya and Tanzania. Shuka is the Maasai word for sheets traditionally worn wrapped around the body, one over each shoulder, the a third over the top of the. These are typically red in color and often worn with some other colors or patterns, such as plaid. Red is the preferred color due to its meaning in Maasai culture of warrior, blood and bravery. During our time on the Maasai Mara, we will also take a sunrise hot air balloon ride to view wildlife, followed by a morning breakfast on the plains. Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 10: Maasai Mara National Reserve

We will continue with morning, afternoon and evening game drives to view wildlife and get the best photographic opportunities while the light is best. Overnight Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 11: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

This morning we will take a short flight to Nairobi. Arrival for lunch and an afternoon visit to the National Museum of Kenya. Afterwards, we will have day use of the hotel to freshen up and pack. Since this is your final day, we will have an early dinner and later transfer you to the airport to catch your flight home from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. End of Tour.

• Accommodation on full board as per the itinerary based on Double Occupancy rooms.
• Airport Transfers and ground transportation by Private AC minivan.
• Entries to the cultural villages and Photography Lessons
• Expert English speaking local guide
• All meals on itinerary days
• Cold bottled mineral water
• Dinner on final day as per the itinerary
• All admission fees to sites on the itinerary

  • AMREF Flying Doctors cover while on tour; evacuation insurance to an Nairobi hospital (transportation only, the cost of hospitalization is not included)

• International flights to and from Kenya

• Overnight accommodation in Nairobi on the last day
• Personal Travel Insurance: we strongly recommend you purchase Travel, Medical and Cancellation Insurance.
• Beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic
• Gratuities for the guides, staff at accommodations, and airport transfers
• Personal expenses, such as curios, telephone calls, internet and laundry
• Meals and accommodations before and after the tour dates
• Visa and Passport fees

A  deposit of 40% per person is required at time of booking. We recommend you reserve your spot as soon as possible. You can pay your deposit by Bank Wire Transfer. Bank details will be provided upon registration. The tour will be confirmed 8 weeks prior or sooner. Please do not make any travel arrangements to Kenya before we have confirmed the tour. Full payment is due 60 days prior to when the tour begins.

Please send us an email at with your first and last name, your phone, which tour you are registering for, along with any additional information that you would like us to know.


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