This is a week for rediscovering your soul in the Kenyan wilderness and giving back to the mother nature. From the legendary Giraffe Manor, highlands of northern Kenya and world-famous Maasai Mara, enjoy spectacular game drive and all manner of outdoor activities from trekking to horse riding. You have the opportunity to take part in a number of conservation projects with our partner lodges. When you return home you will be rewarded with an ever-lasting memory.

Highlights

Kenya Circuit Specials: Complimentary airport transfers and lodge-to-lodge flights (Saving up USD 2,260 per person)

Conservation project highlights

  • Giraffe Manor: Visit David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and see orphaned elephants and rhinoceros
  • Laikipia: Spend the morning with the Mount Kenya Trust, given an introduction to their anti-poaching work and then join one of their patrols riding through the area
  • Masai Mara: Spend a day with the Peregrine Fund researchers interacting with the vulture research team, helping to assist with the tagging process

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Nairobi

Meet our rep and transfer to Giraffe Manor. Giraffe Manor was originally built to save the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Take a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and see orphaned elephants and rhinoceros. The Karen Blixen Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the author of the infamous book “Out of Africa”.

Day 2

Nairobi / Samburu

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the manor which the resident Rothschild giraffe will poke in for a treat! A short flight to Samburu, its hilly terrain is different to other parts of the country. Here you’ll find the Samburu Special Five – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and Beisa oryx.

Day 3

Samburu

Sabaab offers offer so much more than just game viewing! Enjoy guided walks, bird watching, stargazing or a visit to SpaSaab for world-class beauty treatments. For the more adventurous take a game drive or camel ride. Their local Samburu guides will share the local traditional living way.

Day 4

Samburu / Laikipia

Drive to Laikipia this morning. Your lodge is the only lodge on the incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve, tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains. It is internationally recognized as the most successful private rhinoceros breeding conservancy in Kenya.

Day 5

Laikipia

Spend the morning with the Mount Kenya Trust, set up to protect the Mount Kenya National Park by preventing poaching of elephants, you will be given an introduction to their anti-poaching work and then join one of their patrols using rescued Ethiopian ponies to ride through the ancient cedar forests and onto the mountain moorlands.

Enjoy a wide range of activities including night and day game drives. You can go trout fishing in the Aberdare National Park, take a guided walk, go mountain biking or enjoy an early morning horse ride.

Day 6

Laikipia / Masai Mara

Catch your flight to Masai Mara. Kenya’s mighty Maasai Mara game reserve close to the confluence of the Sand and Keekerok Rivers – an idyllic geographical feature that attracts teeming wildlife. During June to September, you may even witness the legendary annual migration of wildebeest.

Day 7-8

Masai Mara

The Maasai Mara is one the world’s most prolific game areas and home to the ‘big 5’, with mind blowing sightings year round. Your camp offers a variety of excursions, and the resident big cats are easily stopped at close quarters. The guide will also bring guests to first class bird-watching and star-gazing, where you can learn about the formations in clear, unpolluted skies.

Spend a day with the Peregrine Fund researchers interacting with the vulture research team, helping to assist with the tagging process, and be part of an historical conservation phenomena.

Day 9

Depart Masai Mara

Enjoy the last safari game drive this morning and transfer to airport for your flight to Nairobi. Depends on your flight, you have your vehicle at disposal in Nairobi before your flight back home.

Included

  • 1-night stay at Giraffe Manor in full board basis
  • 7-night fully inclusive stay at lodges in Laikipia, Samburu and Masai Mara, with activities twice daily
  • Meals as stated
  • Drinks during meals, including house wines, house soft drinks, house beers, house spirits
  • Laundry services at lodges
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote;
  • All road transfers in private vehicle and services of an English speaking driver as indicated
  • All domestic flights in Kenya (15 kg luggage allowance per person in soft bags including hand luggage)
  • Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST)

Excluded

  • All international flights, airport taxes, etc
  • Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified in the quote
  • Travel insurance;
  • Visa (if applicable);
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Gratuities for staff;
  • Personal and other expenses
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance