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12 Day Kenya Safari


Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Nairobi
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Nairobi
    • 2 nights Samburu National Reserve
    • 1 night Aberdares National Park
    • 1 night Lake Naivasha
    • 2 nights Masai Mara Reserve
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 7-seater safari van
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
  • National Park Fees

Special Features

  • Tented camps comfortably furnished with modern amenities
  • Safari Game Drives
  • Lecture by Samburu naturalist
  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Center
  • Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant
  • Bottled water with all lunches and dinners



DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Kenya. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Friday - Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to learn about orphan elephants which are raised by the orphanage for later release into the wild, then continue on to the Karen Blixen Museum, home of the author of the famous memoir Out of Africa. This afternoon visit the Kazuri Bead workshop, established in 1975 to employ disadvantaged women and today produces fine examples of genuine African jewelry. Next visit the Giraffe Centre to view and feed giraffes and learn about current conservation efforts. This evening enjoy a sumptuous feast at Carnivore Restaurant, featuring an exotic variety of meats prepared over charcoal grills and served table side. Return to your hotel to rest for the adventures ahead
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Evening Game Drive in Samburu National Park
After breakfast, head north for Samburu National Park, a spectacular sixty square mile reserve home to crocodiles, zebra and giraffe. En route to your lodge enjoy a lunch at the delightful Lily Pond Center. Unlike the majority of Kenya's flat terrain, Samburu features arid hills leading to the lush forested ravine of the Ewaso Nyiro River. It is along these riverbanks, that the majority of game gather for the promise of water. Enjoy an evening game drive in Samburu. At sunset, return to camp for dinner
Overnight: Samburu National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives in Samburu National Park
Depart early this morning for a game drive through Samburu. You may have the chance to see a desert lion, an ostrich, or even a family of elephants wandering the hills. Return to your lodge in the late morning for a brief rest and lunch. This afternoon enjoy another game drive through the park. This evening, you will be treated to a lecture by a Samburu naturalist discussing the beliefs and traditions of this tribe living in the northern foothills of Mount Kenya
Overnight: Samburu National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Game Viewing at The Ark
This morning we drive southwest past the Aberdares Mountain range. After lunch enroute, we continue to The Ark, one of Kenya's iconic 'tree-lodges' providing 24 hour game viewing at a floodlit watering hole in front of the lodge. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Aberdares National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park*
After breakfast this morning, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park where you will enjoy a game drive and break for a picnic lunch. Best known for its flamingos, Lake Nakuru is also home to rhino and the elusive leopard. Afterward, check into your lodge where you will spend the remainder of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Naivasha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Afternoon Game Drive in the Masai Mara
Depart early this morning for the Masai Mara National Reserve. Located in the southwest corner of Kenya, the park is most famous for the wildebeest migration which takes place every year from July through October. The breathtaking savannahs of the park are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the year. Enjoy lunch at your camp, and depart for an afternoon game drive until sunset. After dinner enjoy an exciting nighttime game drive
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Full Day Game Drive through the Masai Mara
This morning depart early for a full day game drive through the Masai Mara. The park is home to the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard and rhinos), as well as antelopes, gazelles, hippos and a variety of bird life. This evening, return to camp and relax as you enjoy the sunset on your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Travel to Nairobi
Early this morning enjoy a guided nature walk to learn about wildlife footprints and medicinal plants. Bid farewell to the Mara and drive east to Nairobi. Arrive to your hotel in the early afternoon, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Alternatively, you may opt to pre-purchase a mid-morning flight from the Masai Mara to Nairobi. The flight will be approximately 90 minutes and you will be transferred to your hotel in Nairobi upon arrival
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Bid Farewell to Africa
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Depending on the time of your flight you may arrive to the USA on Day 11
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Sunday - Arrive in the USA
Today your journey ends as you arrive home to the USA

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Maasai Village Visit

    Day #8 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $30
    Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have lead a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

    Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

    Day #9 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $465
    Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

    *Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, (5:00am or earlier). Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

    **Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

    Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya. Click here for more information.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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