9 days
from $3,799

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

3

Kenya: Nairobi (round trip)

The wilds of Africa await


An unparalleled exploration. Search trees for leopards and watering holes for local elephants. Drive the plains seeking lions, zebra and wildebeest. Our journey takes us through regions of mountains and grasslands – taking in the best of Kenya, while staying in luxury tented camps and lodges.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience eight game drives

  • Connect with a village elder in Masai Mara

  • Design your adventure in Lake Naivasha

Trip code: 9KENYA

Activity Level:
3

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Kenya to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Kenya Safari

9 days

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Kenya
  • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night), Lodge (3 nights), Camp (4 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $1,120
  • Transportation: 4 x 4 Cruiser(s) throughout
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers are included on a group basis
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Nairobi (round trip)

Day 1: Nairobi Jambo! Your included transfer brings you to our hotel. Relax and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Our hotel in Nairobi: Karen Blixen Coffee Garden

Day 2: Nairobi > Samburu After a welcome meeting with our Local Leader and fellow travelers, we head north to Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. After lunch at the lodge, we head out on our first exhilarating game drive. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Samburu: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Day 3: Samburu Our adventure continues with a full day of game drives. We head out on the dry ochre plains, hopefully encountering herds of dusty elephants drinking at waterholes, crocodiles lurking in the shadows, and elusive lions, leopards and cheetahs. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Samburu: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Day 4: Samburu > Lake Nakuru We head northwest this morning, past splendid views of the Great Rift Valley — before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park. After lunch, we venture out on our next game drive. Lake Nakuru is home to the “Big 5”, so keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent animals. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Lake Nakuru: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Day 5: Lake Nakuru > Lake Naivasha A short journey brings us to Lake Naivasha — one of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley, and home to hippos and a vast variety of birds. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. (b, l, d)

  • Our camp in Lake Naivasha: Crescent Camp Naivasha

Day 6: Lake Naivasha Design your day with a variety of optional activities — whether it’s Hell’s Gate National Park for a hike or renting a bike to make your own discoveries. (b, l, d)

  • Our camp in Lake Naivasha: Crescent Camp Naivasha

Day 7: Lake Naivasha > Masai Mara An experience alongside the Maasai people takes us inside a traditional Maasai home, where we meet with a local elder who shares their history and culture. After arriving at our tented camp, we head out on an afternoon Mara game drive. This evening we stargaze under the vast African skies. (b, l, d)

  • Our camp in Masai Mara: Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 8: Masai Mara Early this morning you may opt for a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the reserve — a truly unforgettable experience. Explore the Mara on a full day of game drives. (b, l, d)

  • Our camp in Masai Mara: Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 9: Masai Mara > Nairobi After breakfast we depart back to Nairobi, with a final game drive along the way. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Kenya

CURRENCY:
When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think you’ll need.

Credit cards are generally accepted in tourist shops and some restaurants across Africa. Visa and MasterCard are generally preferred over American Express, Diners, etc. Smaller venues take cash only. Foreign currency is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates.

YELLOW FEVER:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.

It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.

DRINKING WATER:
As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it may contain much higher levels of different minerals than the water you are used to at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your trip. Many hotels and lodges provide safe drinking water, while bottled water is another alternative. Water consumption should be about two liters a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhea blockers are available from many pharmacies.

TSETSE FLY:
It is best to avoid dark colored clothes such as blue and black while on safari. These colors can attract the biting tsetse fly.

CONSERVATIVE DRESS FOR WOMEN:
In many parts of Africa women travelers should dress modestly as there is a wide range of cultural differences. Wear skirts or shorts that reach just above the knee and tops that cover shoulders at a minimum. If visiting coastal areas wear a cover-up when you step off the beaches.

PLASTIC BAG BANS ACROSS AFRICA:
While Namibia holds people liable to a fine of N$500 or imprisonment for entering Game Parks with a plastic bag, Botswana has announced a countrywide ban on plastic bags to come into effect on 1 November 2018. The ban will make the importing, trading and commercial use of plastic bags a criminal offence. Exceptions will be made for plastics that are essential for health and hygiene. With these announcements, Botswana and Namibia join other African countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tunisia, Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia and Eritrea that have banned plastic bags. South Africa imposed a levy on plastic bags in 2004 but they have not yet been banned.

Many countries are strictly enforcing this and have been searching luggage at border points. Camping stores are good for obtaining waterproof reusable bags, for dirty laundry etc, prior to departure.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Kenya

Pre-Night Add-ons

Nairobi: Double, $475 per room; Single: $450


Post-Night Add-ons

Nairobi: Double, $475 per room; Single: $450


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.


Extensions

For a longer, more in-depth safari experience, check out the 14-day East African Adventure.

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