10 days | Roundtrip from Nairobi
Immerse yourself in Africa’s original and most beloved safari destination, Kenya, on this 10-day Magical Kenya Safari. Travel to the sprawling savanna grasslands of the Maasai Mara to witness herds of wildebeests, zebra, and antelope move across the plains.
See endangered animals up close at Ol Pejeta, follow the Big Five across the Masai Mara National Reserve, and participate in a special lion tracking conservation project.
During your safari adventure, you’ll enjoy unique safari clubs and luxurious camps and lodges, where spectacular views, remote locations, and comfort all go hand in hand.
African Travel is a leader in African safaris and offers a variety of safari adventures which can be customized to fit your travel type.
Explore the scenic splendor of Samburu National Reserve, known for its rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx.
Discover the thrill of tracking Africa’s wild herds across the savanna, with the possibility of seeing Africa’s greatest spectacle on Earth, when millions of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara River on their annual migration.
Experience monitoring and gathering vital research on a lion tracking exercise while at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya
Jambo na Karibu! After a warm welcome, you’ll be transported to your lovely, centrally located hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
DAY 2: Nairobi
Today’s tour of Nairobi takes in all the highlights, visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and its pioneering orphan’s project. Continue to the Giraffe Center, home of the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, where you will have the opportunity to interact with these gentle giants. Your tour ends with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The Oscar winning film Out of Africa is based on Karen’s life.
DAY 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a predator rich reserve that also is one of East Africa’s largest private rhino sanctuaries. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Meet your ranger for an afternoon game drive. Later this evening, go on a night game drive, discovering nocturnal animals with the help of a filtered spot light, like the elusive leopard.
DAY 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Start the morning by tracking and gathering vital research information on the lions of Ol Pejeta. It is a wonderful way to learn about lions. Ol Pejeta is a refuge to several endangered species, including Kenya’s only chimpanzee sanctuary, established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. Top off the day with a tree planting exercise.
DAY 5: Mount Kenya
Enjoy an early morning game drive, followed by a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, travel north into the foothills of Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa. Stop at the Nanyuki Weavers and Spinners, a women’s self-help project established in 1977. Continue to the world-famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, arriving in time for lunch. The balance of the day is at leisure.
DAY 6: Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast, continue to the Samburu National Reserve. Later this afternoon set out on a game drive in search of the rare wildlife only found north of the equator. The Samburu National Reserve provides excellent year-round game viewing including a chance to encounter the Samburu Five – reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and Grevy’s zebra. Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets over the African plains.
DAY 7: Samburu National Reserve
Spend the day game viewing in Samburu National Reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives. The Ewaso Nyiro River is the lifeline for the people and animals in the area and crocodile share the banks with elephant, lion, buffalo and even the elusive leopard.
DAY 8: Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, transfer to the local airstrip for your flight to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular wildlife reserves, with vast, gently rolling landscapes of acacia-specked grasslands. Lunch will be served on arrival, followed by an afternoon game drive.
DAY 9: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Enjoy a bush breakfast before your morning game drive. Every day in the Maasai Mara is different, with a never-ending showcase of untamed nature. You may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephant and their fascinating social structure, or see pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers.
Optional Activity: Enjoy the thrill of an early morning hot air balloon ride over the rolling plains of the reserve.
DAY 10: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi
Soak up your last morning on safari before returning to Nairobi by air. This afternoon, enjoy lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi’s famed restaurant and a shopping excursion. A day-room is at your disposal until you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.
Nairobi Serena Hotel | Nairobi
The Nairobi Serena Hotel offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities. The hotel is renowned for its Mandhari Restaurant, universally acknowledged as one of Kenya’s finest and the exclusive ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa.
Sweetwaters Serena Camp | Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Sweetwaters Serena Camp is a sheltered oasis, set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The canvas interiors and solid wood floors create the charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. All of the tents have private verandas overlooking the water hole.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club | Mount Kenya
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. Originally the retreat of movie star and club founder, William Holden, illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. The guest rooms, suites and cottages are imbued with tradition and charm, and equipped with modern-day amenities.
Elephant Bedroom Camp | Samburu National Reserve
Elephant Bedroom Camp is an intimate tented camp set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the Samburu National Reserve. Surrounded by palms and beautiful indigenous trees, the camp offers simplistic elegance inspired by the textures and colors of African nature. Each of the comfortably appointed tents features en-suite bathrooms and private decks with plunge pools.
Fairmont Mara Safari Club | Maasai Mara
Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the perfect base for a safari adventure in the renowned Maasai Mara. The luxuriously furnished tents reflect the rich local Maasai heritage; each has a four-poster bed and en suite facilities. Private viewing decks overlook the hippo-filled Mara River.
Dates and Pricing
2022 Departures | From $7,499 per person
Prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Price includes internal flights but does not include airfare to and from departure and arrival city.
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- Before you Go Welcome Gift – Safari starter kit includes stylish bag, safari swag, and how-to guides on tipping, weather and travel
- Dedicated US-based Safari Specialist
- Choice of Meet & Greet Services ranging from basic airport transfers to VIP services
- Five-star accommodations
- Expert guide
- Sightseeing activities specified in itinerary
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily
About African Travel
As the longest established luxury safari operator focused exclusively on the African continent, African Travel, Inc. is dedicated to creating and providing the ultimate African experience. African Travel started with a small hotel in a tiny fishing village and now offers a broad range of trips and styles. Its dedicated team has lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent and shares their wealth of expertise on every safari vacation.
Customize your travel with one of these travel types:
Tailor Made – Create your own bespoke travel experience, the most popular travel style.
Safari Vacation Packages – Choose from over 30 inclusive travel packages, each with a private guide and five-star accommodations.
Group Safaris – Perfect for an intimate group of family and friends.
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