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 own’t want to blink, let along put down the camera.
$3799 per person
Day 1 – Nairobi
Arrive at any time. A driver will be at the airport to pick you up and take you to the hotel. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting in the evening, a chance to meet your fellow travellers and your Chief Experience Officer (CEO).
Day 2 – Nairobi to Masai Mara
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 wouldbe complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the area and get settled at our safari camp.
Then we’ll make our way into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive, with an excellent chance of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, andrhino.
Day 3 – Masai Mara
Set off on an early morning safari with our driver/guide and keep your eyes and ears peeled for movement and memories. Watch elephants and giraffe grazing, photograph zebras and wildebeest, and with a little luck, you’ll even spot animals feasting on a recent kill. The day continues with more wildlife viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening safari.
Opt to fly over the Mara River, plains, and forests of the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon. Toast your return to earth with a Champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land.
Day 4 – Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart early on a long but beautiful drive to Lake Nakuru. En route, stop in at aGAdventuresforGood-supportedproject,UbuntuCafe—aninitiativethat trains and creates more than 400 sustainable local jobs for mothers of children with disabilities, and supports paediatric health and education programs in the region. Visit the craft centre, meet some of the ‘Mamas’ in the program, learn how their lives have been impacted and, in turn, their communities empowered through this initiative, 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 wildlife safari drive, keep an eye out for the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusiveleopard.
Day 5 –Lake Nakuru National Park to Amboseli National Park
Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive, heading to the shores of Lake Nakuru to see pelicans and cormorants. The park is also rich in other bird life, including grebes, white-winged black terns, stilts, avocets, and ducks. In the afternoon, venture south to famed Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.
The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.
Day 6 – Amboseli National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives. Visit with some of the 1500 African elephants that roam the park. Lookforotherwildlifeand meettheresidentMaasaialongthejourney.MarvelinthebeautyofMount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, as it reigns over the landscape of this uniquely African location. During your down time, relax at camp, enjoying views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the 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 (KWS), an exclusive activity to the National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures itineraries.
The KWS strivesto sustainably conserve and develop Kenya’s wildlife and its habitats, as well as create programs to enable communities living in wildlife areas to benefitfrom wildliferevenue.
Day 7 –Amboseli National Park to Nairobi / Depart
Rise early for a final morning wildlife safari drive, enjoying the African sun asit rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the late afternoon and opt to join the CEO in a farewelldinner.