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Kenya Camping Safari
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From dramatic savannahs to the Great Rift Valley, experience Kenya in all its glory. Travel the vast open plains and rolling hills of the Masai Mara and scour the wilderness for Africas Big Five. Full-service camping under the big African sky will bring you closer to the regions wildlife and gets you off the beaten path so you can really experience this land's unique culture. Our small safari vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of some of the most amazing animals on the planet.


Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126852
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Nairobi, Kenya
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Nairobi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Nairobi/Samburu Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Nairobi and drive north through the farmlands of the Kikuyu people, passing Mt Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain (5199m/17,060ft).

Just outside the national reserve, visit a local Samburu village. Similar in appearance to the Masai but less known, the Samburu are a proud warrior tribe. Watch traditional Samburu dancing, and learn about Samburu tribal life and customs. The walk within the village is run by Samburu tribesmen for the benefit of the community.

Continue to Samburu National Reserve, a wildlife haven to many species rarely found elsewhere.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive in search of the northern species of game that are not seen south of the equator, such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich.

Included Activities:
Samburu Village Visit
Samburu Game Reserve Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 365km)

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Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head out in search of the Big Five— elephant, lion, black rhino, leopard, and buffalo — as well as the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes.

Included Activities:
Samburu Game Reserve Game Drive

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Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Nakuru, meaning “dusty place” in the Masai language, is a cheerful and vibrant agricultural town with a variety of colourful local markets.

Camp outside the town at the edge of Lake Nakuru National Park, the area's principal highlight and best natural attraction. Time and weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to visit a local tea farm and see how the tea is grown, picked and produced.





Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 348km)

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park, in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

Included Activities:
Lake Nakuru Game Drive

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Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit to this reserve.

Arrive in the afternoon and get settled at the permenant tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara.

Head into the reserve for an afternoon game drive.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 368km)

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Day 7: Masai Mara (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a game drive during the best time to spot wildlife and criss-cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. With a full day to explore the area, we can cover a lot of ground. With time, visit the Mara River area.

Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape.


Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

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Day 8: Masai Mara/Nairobi (1B, 1L)

Enjoy one last opportunity to spot the Big Five before heading back to the capital city.

In Nairobi there's some time to buy local handicrafts or check out a bit of the city.

Included Activities:
Masai Mara Game Drive

Transport:
Safari vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 285km)

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Day 9: Nairobi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Samburu village visit and game drives
    • Lake Nakuru visit
    • Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
    • Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (2 nts), full-service camping (4 nts), permanent tented camps (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari van
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, certified driver/guide, camp cook
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the Masai Mara Reserve
  • Visit a Samburu village
  • Visit three of Kenya's best game parks and reserves
  • Take in views of the Great Rift Valley


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Jay C. Posted on: 

Tour staff were very helpful & the meals provided were excellent. Tour drivers were quite knowledgeable with regards to where to look for wildlife.

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Amanda P. Posted on: 

Our tour guides were humorous and very knowledgeable. I felt safe at all times. My fellow travelers were a ton of fun too.

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Jean H. Posted on: 

We were fortunate to have a very small group and to see all of the "Big Five" and then some. I can't think of anything that could have improved our first visit to Kenya.

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Timothy S. Posted on: 

I had a great time on this trip, our driver and guide were friendly, knowledgeable and great company. The tour was well organized and did a good job of highlighting a few of the beautiful National Parks of Kenya.

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Jean H. Posted on: 

This tour provided a great opportunity to see the animals in close proximity & to learn something about the African culture

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Denise D. Posted on: 

We were a small group (5 people) so a lot of flexibility was possible. We had very knowledgeable tour leader (Edmund) and driver (Richard). I'm a birdwatcher and they both could name the species we saw. Overall, a very satisfying trip.

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Margaret H. Posted on: 

I had a great time and felt 100% safe the whole time.

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Jean H. Posted on: 

I had a great time on the tour. The group of people we had as our guides and chef and support were amazing people! The people we met were great and the guides and driver did their utmost to meet every single request we had! An awesome introduction to Kenya!

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Victoria W. Posted on: 

An excellent tour that gave a great overview of Kenya. I especially liked the fact that the 3 Parks we visited were all very different landscapes. Although the days were long traveling between the Parks this also gave us a chance to view the rural towns and appreciate the differences between the geographical regions.

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Margaret H. Posted on: 

The whole adventure was great. We were treated like royalty. It was above and beyond what I had imagined!

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Mary G. Posted on: 

The best holiday I have ever been on. All the staff were excellent, very friendly and obliging. They answered all questions and helped us get the best out of the tour. They also got us much closer to the animals than I ever imagined we would and I was very impressed at their ability of driving such difficult roads and being able to spot animals at the same time! The food was also excellent and there was plenty of it. I particularly liked order in which we visited the reserves and the fact that the campsites got progressively nicer as we went along.

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Michael V. Posted on: 

This was my first G Adventures tour and it will not be my last. The trip was very well organized and never had any concerns about my safety or belongings. The tour itself was amazing, not only did I get to see all the wildlife Kenya has to offer but I got a true first hand understanding of the culture. Overall it met my expectations and exceeded them.

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Soren J. Posted on: 

Good guide and good service.

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