Kenya Safari Experience

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 8 Days | Round-trip Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 6

Trip Details

 

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

    • Explore three incredible wildlife areas: Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Amboseli.
    • Get an insider’s view on elephant conservation during a talk with a researcher from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
    • Optional opportunities to visit a Maasai village or take a hot-air balloon ride over the savanna.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — Nairobi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Masai Mara National Reserve

Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve. Enjoy daily game drives and options to visit a Maasai village or embark on a balloon safari. In the evenings, settle back at the camp and marvel at the views overlooking the surrounding plains. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 4 — Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart early to a G Adventures for Good supported project, Ubuntu Café – an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Tour the craft center and farm, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge, inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 5 & 6 — Amboseli National Park

Embark on a sunrise game drive before continuing on to Amboseli National Park and our safari tented camp. The next day, head out on morning and afternoon game drives, taking in iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the wildlife that lives in its shadow. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service—an organization that has long partnered with National Geographic to preserve the country’s wildlife habitats. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 7 — Amboseli/Nairobi

Enjoy an incredible African sunrise on our last game drive before returning back to the capital. (1B, 1L)

Day 8 — Nairobi

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Dec 23 - 30, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 24 - 31, 2017
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018
2018
  • Jan 06 - 13, 2018
  • Jan 07 - 14, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jan 13 - 20, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jan 14 - 21, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jan 28 - Feb 04, 2018
  • Feb 04 - 11, 2018 (sold out)
  • Feb 11 - 18, 2018
  • Feb 18 - 25, 2018 (sold out)
  • Mar 04 - 11, 2018
  • Mar 11 - 18, 2018
  • Apr 15 - 22, 2018
  • May 20 - 27, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jun 09 - 16, 2018
  • Jun 17 - 24, 2018
  • Jun 23 - 30, 2018
  • Jun 24 - Jul 01, 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 07, 2018
  • Jul 01 - 08, 2018
  • Jul 07 - 14, 2018
  • Jul 08 - 15, 2018
  • Jul 14 - 21, 2018
  • Jul 15 - 22, 2018
  • Jul 21 - 28, 2018
  • Jul 22 - 29, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jul 28 - Aug 04, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2018 (sold out)
  • Aug 04 - 11, 2018
  • Aug 05 - 12, 2018
  • Aug 11 - 18, 2018
  • Aug 12 - 19, 2018 (sold out)
  • Aug 18 - 25, 2018
  • Aug 19 - 26, 2018
  • Aug 25 - Sep 01, 2018
  • Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2018
  • Sep 01 - 08, 2018
  • Sep 02 - 09, 2018
  • Sep 08 - 15, 2018 (sold out)
  • Sep 09 - 16, 2018 (sold out)
  • Sep 15 - 22, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 23, 2018 (sold out)
  • Sep 23 - 30, 2018 (sold out)
  • Sep 29 - Oct 06, 2018
  • Sep 30 - Oct 07, 2018
  • Oct 06 - 13, 2018
  • Oct 07 - 14, 2018
  • Oct 13 - 20, 2018
  • Oct 14 - 21, 2018
  • Oct 20 - 27, 2018
  • Oct 21 - 28, 2018
  • Oct 27 - Nov 03, 2018
  • Oct 28 - Nov 04, 2018
  • Nov 04 - 11, 2018
  • Nov 18 - 25, 2018
  • Nov 24 - Dec 01, 2018
  • Dec 09 - 16, 2018
  • Dec 15 - 22, 2018
  • Dec 16 - 23, 2018
  • Dec 22 - 29, 2018
  • Dec 23 - 30, 2018
  • Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 05, 2019
  • Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 06, 2019
2019
  • Jan 05 - 12, 2019
  • Jan 06 - 13, 2019
  • Jan 12 - 19, 2019
  • Jan 13 - 20, 2019
  • Jan 20 - 27, 2019
  • Feb 03 - 10, 2019
  • Feb 10 - 17, 2019
  • Feb 13 - 20, 2019
  • Feb 17 - 24, 2019
  • Feb 24 - Mar 03, 2019
  • Mar 03 - 10, 2019
  • Mar 10 - 17, 2019 (sold out)
  • Apr 14 - 21, 2019
  • May 19 - 26, 2019
  • Jun 15 - 22, 2019
  • Jun 16 - 23, 2019
  • Jun 22 - 29, 2019
  • Jun 29 - Jul 06, 2019
  • Jun 30 - Jul 07, 2019
  • Jul 06 - 13, 2019
  • Jul 07 - 14, 2019
  • Jul 13 - 20, 2019
  • Jul 14 - 21, 2019
  • Jul 16 - 23, 2019
  • Jul 20 - 27, 2019
  • Jul 21 - 28, 2019
  • Jul 28 - Aug 04, 2019
  • Aug 03 - 10, 2019
  • Aug 04 - 11, 2019
  • Aug 06 - 13, 2019
  • Aug 10 - 17, 2019
  • Aug 11 - 18, 2019
  • Aug 17 - 24, 2019
  • Aug 18 - 25, 2019
  • Aug 24 - 31, 2019
  • Aug 25 - Sep 01, 2019
  • Aug 27 - Sep 03, 2019
  • Aug 31 - Sep 07, 2019
  • Sep 01 - 08, 2019
  • Sep 03 - 10, 2019
  • Sep 07 - 14, 2019
  • Sep 08 - 15, 2019
  • Sep 14 - 21, 2019
  • Sep 15 - 22, 2019
  • Sep 17 - 24, 2019
  • Sep 21 - 28, 2019
  • Sep 22 - 29, 2019
  • Sep 27 - Oct 04, 2019
  • Sep 28 - Oct 05, 2019
  • Sep 29 - Oct 06, 2019
  • Oct 01 - 08, 2019
  • Oct 05 - 12, 2019
  • Oct 06 - 13, 2019
  • Oct 13 - 20, 2019
  • Oct 19 - 26, 2019
  • Oct 20 - 27, 2019
  • Oct 26 - Nov 02, 2019
  • Nov 02 - 09, 2019
  • Nov 03 - 10, 2019
  • Nov 09 - 16, 2019
  • Nov 17 - 24, 2019
  • Nov 23 - 30, 2019
  • Dec 07 - 14, 2019
  • Dec 08 - 15, 2019
  • Dec 14 - 21, 2019
  • Dec 21 - 28, 2019
  • Dec 22 - 29, 2019

Trip Cost

Price From

$3,229

Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $999

If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. For those who need their alone time, look for the "My Own Room" rate.

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional Masai Mara balloon safari and village visit are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels (2 nights), safari lodge (1 night), comfortable tented camps in Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park (4 nights)

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. Allow an additional $100-130 for meals not included.

Transportation
7-seat 4x4 safari van

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.