In the savanna, the Kenyan savanna, the ‘big five’ roam tonight.
Kenya is not another safari destination, it is your guide to the core of your existence; From experiencing Nairobi's elephant and giraffe rescue programs to witnessing Naivasha's Hippos and diverse birds. Head on a journey across the Massai lands while coming as close as possible with the Big Five. Get the chance to learn the Adumu (Massai Jumping dance) and experience their daily life in one of their traditional villages.
- River Rafting
- Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage Visit
- Giraffe Manor Visit
- Lake Naivasha
- Hell's Gate National Park Visit
- Cycling between the zebras, giraffes, and buffalos.
- Rock Climbing
- Gorge Canyon Hike
- Masai Mara National Park Safari Game Drive
- Masai Village Visit
Welcome to Nairobi
Upon arrival to your hotel, you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest, you will be transferred to the Elephant sanctuary. This is the first and most successful elephant orphan rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. Get to see the orphan elephants being fed. Later, you will head to the Giraffe Center where you will come into close contact with the world’s tallest species. After that, you will be transferred to the local Masai market where you'll get the chance to shop for the most amazing local products.
Today we say goodbye to the capital, make sure you fill up at breakfast, because we’re a drive away to the Aberdare Range. In this you will see the origins of a National Geographic cover photo, from luscious green mountains standing tall and mighty rivers roaring by, to wildlife immersed in their daily affairs. Our activities ensures you a get taste of all the Aberdare have to offer. We've got the thrilling River Rafting planned for the day!
Hells Gate and Naivasha Lake
After breakfast we'll start moving towards Hells Gate National Park. Once we arrive, we will start our cycling trip through the wildlife, it will introduce you to more rock types than you knew existed. Not to mention a zebra or two! If time and dry weather are on our side, we will then head to the beautiful Gorge for a one-hour hike after having some picnic lunch. After the hike, we will say hello to the tranquil Lake Naivasha where we will be spending the night.
Although it’s impossible to get enough of Naivasha, it’s time to continue the journey and head out to Maasai Mara to witness this mass movement of wild animals through the wilderness and an unparalleled sensation. Nature will welcome you with open arms, and invites you into its innermost circle while chasing the sight of the wildebeest, Thompson's gazelle, Zebras, elephants, giraffes and the rest of the Big Fives.
If you didn’t get the chance to see all of the “big five” yesterday, today might be your lucky day. Morning and afternoon will be dedicated to drives through the Mara, so keep your eyes and mind wide open for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
MAASAI VILLAGE - NAIROBI
After Breakfast, you will get to visit the Maasai Mara village where you can see traditional dances and learn about their culture. It’s our last breakfast in the wild, as we head back to Nairobi.
Enjoy your last day in Nairobi taking in all that the city life has to offer. But unfortunately every adventure has to come to an end. Take your flight back home filled with memories and a group of friends.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in Double/Twin rooms
- Local Guide
- All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Reserve entry charges and permits fees
- First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
- Gazef Accompanying Chaperone
- Private Vehicle Transfers
- Tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
What is NOT included in the tour
- COVID-19 PCR Test (130$)
- Kenyan Visa
- Personal Spending
- International Flights
- Beverages and Drinks
Please visit the following link for more info on the Visa Process and requirements https://www.gazef.com/kenya-visa-information
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than others.
Adventure Leader Description
The Adventure Leader's mission is to make sure you have a smooth experience and to help you have the best experience possible. They will offer recommendations for things to do and see, great local eating venues and help the group interact and get to know each others (most of the time this actually happens on its own). While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge is needed.
Average: 20 pax
Food is an essential part of traveling. Traveling with Gazef we try as much as we can to help you experience the different kinds of food available in each destination. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this at all times though. We usually leave out some of the meals excluded from the itinerary to give you the flexibility to choose what to eat based on your personal preference. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Your Adventure Leader will be able to suggest good restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a mandatory single supplement unless requested. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.
What to Pack
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. A Packing List will be sent to you as soon as you book the trip. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. Suitcases are not recommended–most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other belongings.
Tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of your tour program. The gesture serves as an expression of appreciation for exceptional service, and amounts given are up to your discretion.
Tipping is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is an important source of income for those in the tourism industry. Giving a tip should be a seen as a formal 'thank you', and the action should in no way be awkward.
The power supply in Kenya is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.
It is required to take a Yellow Fever vaccine before entering the country.
In Africa the dress standard is more conservative than it is in other places. In predominately Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.