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Discover the famous and the lesser-known national parks of Kenya! In addition to the endless grasslands of the Masai Mara, travel to the lesser known national parks where wildlife roam freely. In Meru, observe huge herds of elephants and discover an astounding variety of wildlife in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy of Laikipia.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3NairobiContemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National ParkMacushla House, Fairview Hotel
3 - 5Laikipia - Ol Pejeta / SolioHigh Predator Density, Endangered Black Rhinos, Chimpanzee SanctuaryPelican House, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
5 - 8Meru National ParkFantastic Wildlife, Iconic Savannah Landscapes, Rhino-WatchingiKweta Safari Camp, Rhino River Camp
8 - 11Masai MaraLarge Concentration of Wildlife, Maasai People, Balloon SafarisTipilikwani Mara Camp, Encounter Mara
11 - 11NairobiContemporary African Art & Culture, National Museum, Nairobi National Park

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to your accommodation

Nairobi

2 Days

Spend time downtown! As the largest city of East Africa, you can experience contemporary urban African life with colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, and a buzzing nightlife.

Included Activities

The Masai Way: Your Day at a Traditional Village
Experience the time honored Masai way on this excursion to a traditional village from Nairobi. After an early breakfast in your hotel, drive down to a typical Masai village in the company of your English speaking local guide. Expect to be greeted by Masai warriors upon your arrival, where you join the men in herding cattle. Watch a typical Masai ritual of blooding cattle amid a quintessential Kenyan landscape. Walk down to the village of mud and wattle huts, or ‘manyattas’, tucked into the beautiful valley. Enjoy traditional Masai song and dance performances by the village women and children, before joining a village elder over a cup of tea. Learn all about the traditions and cultural beliefs of the Masai from the old warrior. You also get a chance to help the villagers build a brand new manyatta. After an honest day’s work, enjoy a light Masai lunch cooked over a traditional stone hearth. Spend the afternoon in learning the art of making Masai jewellery, which you can cherish as keepsakes from this memorable day. (Full Day; Note: Please wear comfortable clothes, sun hat, sun block & good walking shoes)

Hotel Options
Macushla House – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Fairview Hotel – Opt 2
RoomBusiness Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 5

Safari vehicle with Driver Guide at your disposal

Drive to Laikipia Ol Pejeta/Solio (4-5 hrs)

Laikipia - Ol Pejeta / Solio

2 Days

Ol Pejeta is a private wildlife conservancy, situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, and has one of the highest density of wildlife in Kenya and boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the “Big Five“.

Included Activities

Game Drive in Solio Ranch
Encounter the endangered black as well as white rhinos in the Rhino Sanctuary which can be accessed in a 4×4 vehicle. While you are at it, observe a multitude of wildlife such as buffaloes, lions, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, leopard, elands, warthogs, and many more in their natural habitat. Nothing can compare with the experience of spotting these magnificent creatures in their own land. Grab a pair of binoculars and spot a rich variety of birds unique to this wild landscape. You may even be able to identify their distinct calls!

Game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Experience stunning wildlife sightings against the evocative backdrop of Africa’s Great Rift Valley on game drives in Kenya’s Central Highlands. The breathtaking vistas of the Ol Pejeta conservancy is set amid the Aberdares foothills at one end and Mount Kenya on the other. It is extremely rich in large and small game as well as exotic birds, including the Big 5. Expect to spot endangered rhinos, Savanna elephants, lions, buffalo, endangered chimpanzees, zebra, giraffes, gnus, ostrich, ibis, pelicans, eagles and many more on thrilling game drives! The best time for game drives is in the early mornings when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoons when the sun paints incredible colors across the horizon. If staying overnight inside the conservancy, you also have the opportunity for exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife.

Hotel Options
Pelican House – Opt 1
RoomExclusive House
Meals
StyleLodge
RoomClassic Safari Tent (Double) GP
MealsFullboard
StyleCamp
Day 5 - 8

Safari vehicle with Driver Guide at your disposal

Drive to Meru (3-4 hrs)

Meru National Park

3 Days

Born Free! Few visit Meru, which only enhances its stunning scenic beauty that includes small rivers shaded by dense riverine forest as well as raffia and doum palms.

Included Activities

Rhino River Camp: Game drives, bush walks, village visit
Experience spectacular sightings of elephant, hippo, buffalo, big cats and a host of other wild animals on game drives in the Meru National Park of northern Kenya. The Park is crisscrossed by numerous rivers, creating a range of diverse ecosystems, including savannah and bush land as well as swamps and riverine forests. Look out for reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and oryx that Meru is famous for. Morning and afternoon safaris offers the best opportunities for spotting animals and birds, including countless exotic species that flock to the Meru. Go fishing in the river while pods of hippos wallow close by and numerous water birds roost by the riverbanks. Set out on a bush walks with an experienced naturalist and guide to discover diverse plant and animal species that inhabit the park. You can also visit a village to learn more about the life and culture of the local community. Enjoy refreshing sundowners out in the open as the sun sets in the distance.

Activities at iKweta Safari Camp
Game drives

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Safari Tent
MealsFullboard
StyleCamp
Rhino River Camp – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Safari Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 8 - 11

Transfer to airstrip

Flight via Nairobi to Masai Mara (2-3 hrs)

Transfer to your accommodation

Masai Mara

3 Days

Classic Africa! The Masai Mara will fulfil your dreams with its iconic, endless African landscapes of golden grass dotted with picturesque acacia trees that is home to year-round wildlife viewing: cheetah, leopard, large prides of lions, elephants, giraffe, hyena, huge Nile crocodiles, frolicking hippos and many other species.

Included Activities

Tipilikwani: Game drives
Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Masai Mara on fantastic game drives. The best time for this is in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon.

Encounter Mara: Game drives, bush walks
Enjoy wonderfully diverse game drives in the Masai Mara and the bordering exclusive Naboisho Conservancy. The best time for this is in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You also have the opportunity for exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife.
In addition, enjoy wonderful bush walks with an experienced guide to stretch your legs, experience the thrill of getting up-close to wildlife and discover the small wonders of nature.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Tent
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Encounter Mara – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Safari Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Day 11 - 11

Transfer to airstrip

Flight to Nairobi (1 hr)

Transfer to international airport

Nairobi

0 Days

Spend time downtown! As the largest city of East Africa, you can experience contemporary urban African life with colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, and a buzzing nightlife.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 9,390 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Meru – Masai Mara
    • Masai Mara – Nairobi
  • All activities as listed :
    • Nairobi: The Masai Way: Your Day at a Traditional Village
    • Laikipia – Ol Pejeta/Solio: Game Drive in Solio Ranch
    • Laikipia – Ol Pejeta/Solio:  Game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
    • Meru National Park: Rhino River Camp: Game drives, bush walks, village visit
    • Meru National Park: Activities at iKweta Safari Camp
    • Masai Mara: Tipilikwani: Game drives
    • Masai Mara: Encounter Mara: Game drives, bush walks
  • Game drives in high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they will be shared with other guests with a maximum of 6 guests in the vehicle and guaranteed window seat for all guests.
  • Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
  • All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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Kenya Off the Beaten Track

11 days $ 5,690 / person

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