Air & Land
Land Only

8 Day Affordable Kenya Safari

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Nairobi
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Nairobi
    • 1 night Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
    • 2 nights Masai Mara Reserve
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 7-seater safari van
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
  • National Park Fees

Special Features

  • Safari Game Drives
  • Guided nature walk & lecture by naturalist
  • Community visit
  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Center
  • Bottled water with all lunches and dinners

DAY 1, Tuesday or Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Kenya. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Wednesday or Saturday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Thursday or Sunday - Great Rift Valley
This morning, drive to the Great Rift Valley and to your camp in the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, a 3,500 acre park home to Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, gazelle, hyena and hippos. After lunch at your camp, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive while enroute to visit a local community to learn about their traditional basket weaving techniques. Later, you will take a guided nature walk to learn about wildlife footprints and medicinal plants
Optional: Night Game Drive (PM)
Overnight: Gilgil
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday or Monday - Masai Mara
Depart early this morning for the Masai Mara National Reserve. Located in the southwest corner of Kenya, the park is most famous for the wildebeest migration which takes place every year from July through October. The breathtaking savannahs of the park are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the year. Enjoy lunch at your camp, and depart for an afternoon game drive until sunset
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday or Tuesday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
This morning depart early for a game drive through the Masai Mara. The park is home to the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard and rhinos), as well as antelopes, gazelles, hippos and a variety of bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch and a bit of relaxation, before setting out on an afternoon game drive. This evening, return to camp and relax as you enjoy the sunset on your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday or Wednesday - Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center
Today, bid farewell to the Mara and return to Nairobi. This afternoon visit the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center, named after the author of the famous memoir Out of Africa. Today the center is a successful breeding ground for Rothschild giraffes. Here you will learn about the conservation efforts, and have the opportunity to view and feed the giraffes
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday or Thursday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Depending on the time of your flight you may arrive to the USA on Day 7
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday or Friday - Arrive to the USA
Today your journey ends as you arrive home to the USA

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    Night Game Drive

    Day #3 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $50
    Spend the evening participating in an exhilarating open vehicle game drive in the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. This private conservancy is home to hyena, warthogs, buffaloes, zebras, waterbuck, hippo and the endangered Rothschild giraffe. A nighttime exploration may reveal nocturnal species such as spring hare and aardvark, rare cats such as caracal and serval, hyenas hunting or hippos grazing.

    Masai Mara Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast

    Day #5 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $465
    Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before leisurely returning back to camp.

    *Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, (5:00am or earlier). Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.

    **Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour.

    Maasai Village Visit

    Day #5 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $30
    Visit to a Maasai Village for a glimpse into the lives of this semi-nomadic tribe that occupies Kenya and Tanzania. For centuries the Maasai people have lead a lifestyle centered around cattle rearing, and today this tradition still thrives. Discover how the tribe lives, and learn about their customs, ceremonies and rites of passage. Explore the handicraft market for locally made jewelry, baskets and textiles before returning to your camp.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Flights from the USA on Turkish Air (TK) may arrive on Day 3 just after midnight. Included sightseeing commences the morning of Day 3. Flights to the USA on Turkish Air (TK) and Lufthansa (LH) may depart early on Day 7 and arrive back to the USA on Day 7.

    Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.

    Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya. Click here for more information.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.


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