Commence an immersive journey through the heart of Kenya, seamlessly intertwining the excitement of a wildlife safari with the serenity of a coastal escape.
- 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, you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Day one kicks off with a stroll through the lush wonderland of Karura Forest – think towering trees and secret trails waiting to be uncovered. You will then 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. Next up, we're heading to the Giraffe Center, where these long-necked buddies are ready to steal the show. Get your cameras ready for some epic close-ups! And because no trip is complete without a taste of local vibes, we'll dive into a bustling City market where you'll get the chance to shop for the most amazing local product.
Today, we bid farewell to the capital, so be sure to have a hearty breakfast because we're embarking on a drive to the Aberdare Range. Here, you'll witness the origins of a National Geographic cover photo—lush green mountains standing tall, mighty rivers roaring by, and wildlife immersed in their daily affairs. Our planned activities ensure you get a taste of everything Aberdare has to offer, with an exciting day of River Rafting ahead!
Hells Gate Park
After breakfast we'll start moving towards Hells Gate National Park. Once we arrive, we will start our cycling trip through the wildlife. If time and dry weather are on our side, we will then head to the beautiful Gorge for a one-hour hike after having a picnic lunch. After the hike, we will say hello to the Lake Naivasha where we will be spending the night.
Begin your day with a boat ride at Naivasha Lake, where hippos will make an appearance, and on your way to the lake, you might even spot a zebra or two and a gazelle. After the boat ride, make your way to Maasai Mara, building anticipation for tomorrow's adventure.
Rise early and venture into Maasai Mara National Park for a game drive. You will be on the lookout for the iconic Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes.This, however, is just the beginning, as the rich biodiversity of Maasai Mara promises encounters with numerous other captivating creatures throughout the day. Get ready for an adventure that goes beyond your wildest expectations.
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.
For those no continuing to the costal region of Mombasa, your journey comes to an end here and its time to say your goodbyes.
DAY 07: Extension
Nariobi - Mombasa
Begin the next phase of our Kenyan adventure as we hop aboard the train bound for Mombasa! Once we arrive in Mombasa, we'll hit the road to our haven for the next three days—an exquisite 200+ year-old private family home nestled on a private beach.
Your second day in Mombasa promises an oceanic adventure like no other. After a hearty breakfast, we'll head to the stunning star-studded aquatic paradise, Starfish Island. Our coastal escapade continues with a visit to Africa Pool. Picture yourself immersed in the refreshing waters of this unique pool, surrounded by the coastal breeze and the rhythmic sounds of the ocean.
Whether you choose to bask in the sun, take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean, or explore the vibrant local scene, the day is yours to savor at Diani Beach. As the sun begins to set, we will enjoy a sunset kayaking experience. It's the perfect way to conclude the day in this coastal paradise.
Mombasa - Nairobi
Conclude our coastal adventure with an early train journey back to Nairobi and catch your flight back home.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- All meals mentioned on the itinerary
- All tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private local English speaking tour guide
- First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
- Gazef accompanying chaperone
- All service charges and taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- International flights
- Kenyan Visa
- Meals other than mentioned in above itinerary
- Personal spending
- 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.