Experience the culture and stunning wildlife on our 15 day Kenya safari. Visit a traditional Masai village, explore the Nairobi nightlife, and walk through Hells Gate on the Kenya tour. Move on to Tanzania with a trip to Kilimanjaro National Park then onto the beautiful island of Zanzibar for some well earned rest and relaxation.
Eka Hotel Nairobi
On arrival, you will be met by your driver guide for a transfer to your Nairobi Hotel for overnight. Your overnight will be at Eka Hotel on bed and Breakfast.
Nairobi Park, Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe centre, Kibera Slums & Carnivore
You will be picked after early breakfast at 0600hrs for a full day city excursions. You start of by visiting Nairobi National Park, followed by a visit to the Elephant orphanage at 1100hrs, giraffe center and later after lunch, you will have a tour of Kibera slums. After the days tour, you will return back to Eka hotel to freshen up and then taken for dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After Dinner, you will be transferred back to Eka Hotel for the Overnight.
Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq. km, it’s one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife which can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming in to land – it’s one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all. The park hosts a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded.
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – Get up close and personal with orphaned elephant (and often rhino). This is where Daphne Sheldrick has perfected the raising and re-integrating of orphaned elephants into the wild. The visit will be at 11am to 12pm. Here you will see the elephants being fed and playing. In addition, there is a keeper who will give a talk about the elephants, where they came from, how they are getting on, and how some of the previous orphans are progressing. You can get really close to the elephants. The orphanage also takes in rhinos and so if you are lucky you will get the chance to see a young rhino.
The Giraffe Center: The Giraffe Center was started by Jock Leslie-Melville, the Kenyan grandson of a Scottish Earl, when he and his wife Betty captured a baby giraffe to start a program of breeding giraffe in captivity at their home in Langata. Since then the program has had huge success, resulting in the introduction of several breeding pairs of Rothschild Giraffe into Kenyan national parks. The Giraffe Centre is located Langata, approximately 5 km from the center of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe that is found only in the grasslands of Africa. In 1979, Leslie-Melville added an education center to his (then still private) giraffe sanctuary.
Kibera Tour: You will undertake a guided walk through the slum seeing sites and places of interest. You might be able to visit an “orphan School” (this is an unofficial School- there are only three official schools in Kibera), cow bone jewelry workshop. You will continue the walk through Kibera discussing the history and culture. After the tour, you will meet your driver guide for a transfer back to the hotel.
Ngong Hills Hiking, Olepolos Country Club, Nairobi City tour
After breakfast, you will depart for Ngong hills hiking. You will be joined by a hiking guide and a Ranger for your safety. There are wild animals thus the need of an armed ranger. The hiking takes about 4 – 5 hours to complete depending on the fitness level. On a lucky day, you can encounter buffaloes around the fourth hill. You will end at Kona Baridi where you will meet with your driver guide and then transferred to Olepolos Country club for Lunch. After Lunch, you will be driven back to Nairobi and time permitting; you will have a tour of the city before returning back to Eka Hotel for the overnight.
The Ngong Hills are peaks in a ridge along The Great Rift Valley. The word Ngong is a Maasai word meaning ‘knuckles’ derived from the 4 highest peaks of the hills. The highest peak of the Ngong Hills is at 2460 meters (8070 feet) above sea level.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and the starting point for many safaris. Just over a century ago Nairobi was little more than a water depot for the notorious ‘Lunatic Express’. Nairobi which means ‘cool water’ in the language of the Masai is now the main gateway to East Africa and gives access not only to Kenya, but also Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Since it was founded little over a century ago the city has grown at an unimaginable rate.
Nairobi – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
0700hrs after breakfast, you will depart for Maasai Mara Game Reserve driving further through the Great Rift Valley. You will have an en route game drive as you head into your lodge for Lunch. At around 1600hrs, you will go out again for a game drive until sunset.
Meals and Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge (FB)
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
You will have a full day in Mara Triangle, a place rich with wildlife as well as being close by the wildebeest river closing point. You have options of doing early morning game drives before breakfast at 0630hrs and afternoons at 1600hrs or depart for full day game drives. Today, you will also get a chance to visit a Masai Village and experience their culture first hand.
Meals and Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge on Full Board.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an extension of Serengeti National park and a home of the annual 07th Wonder of the world; the wildebeest migration. There are abundance of animals in the park such as elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Mara is also the Maasai country and one is likely to see the Maasai Morans herding their cattle. The Masai Mara Reserve is named after the traditional inhabitants of the area, the Masai. The terrain is primarily open savannah grassland that is in places broken up by rocky outcrops, small valleys and clumps of acacia trees and some forest around the rivers. There are 3 main rivers; Sand River, the Talek and the Mara. The Talek and the Mara meet in the centre of the park and continue as the Mara River. It is famous for its cats and of course for the annual migration. It is also a great for birding, larger animals and plains game.
Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
Today, you will have an early and drive through the countryside as you enjoy the beautiful views with Picnic lunch boxes. You will drive straight into Hells gate National Park to see the geological features left during the formation of the rift valley. Take a drive through the park and later a 1 hour walk down the gorge. This is a beautiful walk and you will even see the places that inspired the movie “Lion King”. After the walk, depart for Nairobi and drive to “La Maison Royale Hotel” for the night. After your drop your safari bags and freshening up, you will leave and visit some of the popular Nairobi clubs for a Night life experience.
Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square km and is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 km from Nairobi. It is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. The Park is dry and dusty but infinitely peaceful, it is safe to explore by bicycle or on foot. Large carnivores are very rare, so you can cycle to your heart’s content past grazing zebras, giraffes, impalas and buffaloes. And if the pedaling isn’t enough exercise, hike the gorge or climb Fischer’s Tower.
Kenya Nightlife: Nairobi city transforms at sundown to become the ultimate partying hub, full of revelers bustling about, trying to find the perfect spot to while the night away. Music from the tons of clubs all around seems to get louder as the night approaches, and there is no shortage of drinks and snacks to munch on as you rave.
Nairobi – Namanga Border (Tanzania)
This will be a slow morning after the last nights out. Breakfast will be at 0800hrs and then depart at around 0900hrs for Namanga, the Kenya and Tanzania border. On arrival, you will do the border formalities and safely handed over to the Tanzanian driver.
Overnight at Bleumountain hotel
Kilimanjaro day trip, this trip does not require any technical gears/equipments. Kilimanjaro is famous known for its seven ecosystem zones, which you will be able to go through Cultivations zones and Forest zones.
- (Savannah) grassland/cultivation 400-1200m
- Forest 1500 m
- Bamboo zone 2400 m
- Health zone/moorland zone 3000 m
- Alpine zone 3500 m
- Nival zone 4500 m
- Alpine desert 5000+m
Arusha (Tanzania) Maasai culture visit in suburb of Arusha
Fly to the magical island of Zanzibar, from Kilimanjaro int’l airport which is only an hr flight. Here you will enjoy the rest of your day at the beach and get familiar with the locals, since it’s your first and short day at the beach/Zanzibar.
Spice farm tour in the morning, Stone town and prison island visit in the afternoon.
Based on 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 & 07 PERSONS on exclusive use of a ONE 4 x 4 safari equipped Toyota Land cruiser
Cost based 02 Persons USD. 4,590.00 Per Person sharing a double room
Cost based 03 Persons USD. 4,290.00 Per Person sharing a double room
Cost based 04 Persons USD. 4,140.00 Per Person sharing a double room
Cost based 05 Persons USD. 4,040.00 Per Person sharing a double room
Cost based 06 Persons USD. 3,940.00 Per Person sharing a double room
Cost based 07+ Persons USD. 3,840.00 Per Person sharing a double room
Single Room Supplement: USD. 1,099.00 (Per Person for the entire 15 days journey)
COST WILL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
- Bed and breakfast in Nairobi.
- Full board accommodation while on safari.
- Lunch at Karen area on Day 2.
- Dinner at Carnivore on Day 2.
- Lunch at Olepolos country club on Day 3.
- Picnic lunch on Day 5.
- Nairobi National park entrance fees.
- Masai Mara entrance fees
- Masai Village entrance fees.
- Hells gate park fees.
- Giraffe Center entry fees.
- David Sheldrick Nairobi Nursery entry fee.
- Kibera Tour guide fee.
- Ngong Hills guide fee.
- Ngong Hills Ranger fee.
- Hells gate gorge guide fees.
- All transfers as stated in the program.
- Game drives as stated in the itinerary above.
- Exclusive use of a safari Land cruiser with a pop up roof.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Mineral water while on safari.
- 24hrs emergency evacuation fee.
- Flight to Zanzibar
- All ground operations in Tanzania and Zanzibar in a private 4WD
- All activities mentioned fees
- All airport transfers in a private 4WD
Cost will exclude:
- Travel insurance.
- Tips and gratuities.
- International flights.
- Dinners on Day 1, 3, 6, 7, 13-15
- Balloon flight.
- Drinks and beverages.
- Any item of personal use.
- Other items not specified under inclusions above.
DEPARTURE DATES AND TIME
The departure dates for all of our east African safaris, treks, tours, and other adventure packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact (us) for further and more detailed information, as well as information on all our adventure packages into Tanzania and east African in general.