On Safari in Kenya with Nairobi


  • 9 days

  • Kenya

  • Active pace

tour : 3504

From

£2,292pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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Imagine seeing wildlife—lion, zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, flamingo, elephant, and more—in their natural habitat. On this Kenya safari for value-minded travelers, you can!

No safari in Kenya would be complete without visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. Known for the annual wildebeest migration the area boasts a large, permanent population of animals so game viewing is good year round. During five game drives, keep your eyes open for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, lion, and much more. Beyond the Maasai Mara, visit Mount Kenya National Park, where your treetop lodge gives you unobstructed views of the waterhole that attracts elephant and buffalo. You’ll also enjoy a guided forest walk with a naturalist here. In Lake Nakuru National Park world-famous for its flamingo, search for giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, Cape buffalo, impala, and more.

This Kenya tour also features special up close encounters. In Lake Naivasha National Park, a guided walk offers the chance to see giraffe and zebra and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi. You’ll also visit a special beading project that helps provide training and job opportunities for local women. Plus, to ensure you can capture the perfect photograph, have a window seat, and have easy game viewing, Cosmos offers 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles with a pop-up roof and a maximum of six people per vehicle.

Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures—this exciting Kenya safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Highlights

NAIROBI
Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, and the Giraffe Center; Host service during your stay
MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK AREA Guided forest walk
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Two game drives
LAKE NAIVASHA Visit a beading factory; guided walk on Crescent Island
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE Three game drives

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Tour prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home at the end of your tour! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Day
1

Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

NAIROBI

Day
2

Start your sightseeing at the SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE, founded and managed by Daphne Sheldrick. During your visit, learn about elephant conservation and meet elephant calves orphaned by poachers before they are re-introduced to the wild. Next, visit the GIRAFFE CENTER, a non-profit organization focused on saving the Rothschild’s giraffe. Here, you will learn a bit more about this subspecies and have the opportunity to feed them. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

NAIROBI–MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK AREA

Day
3

This morning, depart Nairobi for MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK, where your treetop lodge is raised on stilts with unobstructed views over a floodlit waterhole. Spend the afternoon and evening observing the animals from the viewing deck or the balcony in your room.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MOUNT KENYA AREA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Day
4

This morning, embark on a GUIDED FOREST WALK with a naturalist to learn more about the plant and animal life in the area. Later, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands. Known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, you will find farmers growing crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Arrive in LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK and settle in for the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LAKE NAKURU

Day
5

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, flamingo, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LAKE NAKURU–LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK

Day
6

After breakfast, make the short drive to LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK. Make a stop at LIFE BEADS, an organization providing training and job opportunities to local women, disabled people, and street children. Here, trainees learn how to make a variety of handicrafts, including beading and basket making. After lunch, take a GUIDED WALK around Crescent Island for a chance at an up-close view of giraffe, zebra, and more.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LAKE NAIVASHA–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Day
7

This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MAASAI MARA

Day
8

Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena.
NOTE:The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–DEPARTURE

Day
9

Today, drive back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Eka Hotel Nairobi for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Consult your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya.

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.

Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided.

Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

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