Philanthropic Safari (10nights/ll days)
This tour begins in the eastern corner of Kenya, amidst the planet’s newest volcano range. Explore the jagged peaks of Tsavo West and the Chyulu Hills, pausing to sit beside a bubbling spring filled with hippos and crocodiles. From here, journey into the shadow of the highest peak in Africa as you enter Amboseli National Park. With Mount Kilimanjaro acting as a picturesque backdrop for safaris, seek out close encounters with some of Africa’s largest elephants on the expansive and tranquil plains.
From Amboseli, drive into the shadow of the continent’s second highest peak: Mount Kenya. Spend a day quietly walking the forested slopes from a wooded mountain retreat. Elephants and buffalo frequently come within feet of the lodge deck, in search of salt and water at the resident watering hole. From here, descend from the highlands to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to explore the flamingo-fringed shores of Lake Nakuru. Drive along the floodplains and through the woodlands in search of one of the continent’s surviving rhino populations.
The adventure concludes on the infamous and majestic plains of the Masai Mara. The final days of this tour will be spent in pursuit of intimate wildlife encounters as you follow dusty trails across the savanna. If timed correctly, you will easily find yourself within the heart of the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the world’s most remarkable natural spectacles. Carnivores often escort the two million ungulates, creating a number of thrilling and unbelievable wildlife spotting. Days amidst it all will make for the ultimate climax to this Kenyan safari vacation.
After breakfast, depart to Giraffe Centre at 0900hrs to feed and pose with the giraffes, and at 1100hrs visit David Sheldrick for orphaned baby elephants feeding program. Then depart to Kajiado for a Masai Girls Education Fund (MGEF) presentation; approx 1330hrs. Dinner and overnight at a Fairview Hotel (HB).
After breakfast you head north, crossing the equator arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Game Lodge. Nestled amidst the acacia groves that border the crocodile-filled reaches of the Uaso Nyiro River, the lodge stands center-stage to miles of lion-stalked grasslands, elephant-studded plains and wildlife-teeming bush. In the late afternoon you will have a chance for your first game drive in Samburu National Reserve. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.
Early Morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast spend the morning by the pool or take advantage of an optional bird walk or walking safari within the Reserve. Then visit the Umoja Village to interact and learn more about the women, lunch at Umoja Village in the evening head out for a game drive then return to Samburu Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.
After breakfast depart southwards through Kikuyu land with(Box lunches from Samburu Lodge and with a possible visit to Arbor Oils of Africa in Naromoru) en-route to Mountain Lodge which is set at 7200 feet high on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain. The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary mountain, Mountain Lodge offers an opportunity to view game in an ancient forest set against the glorious panorama of mountain vistas. Dinner and overnight, Mountain Lodge.
After breakfast depart to Nakuru with an en-route visit to the Ujima foundation in Nakuru town, after proceed to Maili Saba Camp arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon game drive and bird watching including the flamingos which Lake Nakuru is famous for. Dinner and overnight at the Maili Saba Camp.
After breakfast depart to Maji Moto Village: visit the widow’s village, Helens Girls School & Rescue centre. Other activities include nature walk guided by Masai Morans and also cultural immersion with the Masai Culture at the village. All meals and overnight at the Maji Moto Village
After breakfast Depart Maji Moto and head to Masai Mara Game Reserve home to the Big Five, the Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, and the elusive Leopard.
Dinner and overnight at the Sekenani Camp.
Full day at Masai Mara Game Reserve to explore more of the Masai Mara with AM and PM game-drives; enjoy a picnic lunch at the Hippo Pool. Dinner and overnight at Sekenani Camp.
AM and PM game drives at Masai Mara Game Reserve. (Mid morning at leisure at the camp with a chance to learn the other activities at Sekenani camp geared towards assisting the less fortunate in the society). All meals and overnight at Sekenani Camp.
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi and on arrival transfer to Nairobi Hotel for your late lunch and dayrooms. At leisure in the afternoon and at 1600hrs depart to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. After dinner, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Oryx safaris recommends the following guidelines for customized Kenya safari tour packages, excluding international flights:
- 5-star: USD $600 – $1,000+ per person per day
- 4-star: Minimum USD $500 per person per day
- 3-star: Minimum USD $400 per person per day
Most tours are customized for private travel according to your preferences and dates.