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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Kenya Elephant
Kenya Maasai Mara
Kenya safari camp
Kenya Maasai Mara

Kenya: Safari & Conservation

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
10 days
From: $ 4,895 $ 490 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience the world-renowned wildlife of the Masai Mara
  • Lend a hand on innovative conservation projects protecting lions, rhinos & cheetah
  • Come face-to-face with the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos
  • Venture into a Masai boma and experience traditional village life
  • Learn to identify tracks, dung & other signs of wildlife in the African savannah
  • Relax in a luxury tented camp with a private veranda overlooking the vast Kenyan plains"

Short Description

"Over the course of 10 days, you’ll be immersed into an African safari experience unlike any other. Go behind-the-scenes at some of Kenya’s most renowned wildlife-viewing areas and lend a hand on projects directly benefiting some of East Africa’s most famous animal species.


In addition to our hands-on interaction with these innovative projects and epic safari drives, take time to meet with the indigenous Masai communities that inhabit the reserves and experience their traditional ways of life. Each night, return to your luxury tent and live amongst the wildlife in a pristine conservancy.


Our Purpose: Engage with local conservationists, researchers & indigenous communities to learn what it takes to protect critically endangered species. Collect data on lions, cheetah & elephants that will be used by local conservation groups to protect these exquisite creatures."

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Nairobi
End City Nairobi

Trip Includes

  • 3 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • 2 nights lodging at Brackenhurst eco-hotel
  • 4 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Mara Naboisho Conservancy
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wildlife safaris in Ol Pejeta and Mara Naboisho Conservancies
  • Expert local guides that are there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Reliable in-country transportation with experienced drivers
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • An active daily itinerary including speakers, day trips and projects with local conservationists
  • All gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage & transportation
  • All land transportation during the trip
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Trip literature
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home"

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Our guide will meet you upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport. Once the group has arrived, take the scenic drive out of the city to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Located on the plains of Mt. Kenya, the conservancy features a luxury tented camp clustered around a water hole that attracts wildlife from the park. Settle into your accommodations, enjoy an orientation to the Kenyan countryside and, after dinner, embark on an evening game drive through the conservancy.

Day 2:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, head out into the reserve alongside a member of a pioneering local organization, the Exploring Lions Project. Over the last two decades, the African lion population has declined 30-50%. This group aims to change that by using data which we will collect over the course of the morning. Help the rangers track lions and experience these creatures up close and personal. 

After lunch and a talk from the CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, visit the reserve’s endangered species boma which is home to East Africa’s largest population of black rhino and the world’s last three remaining northern white rhinos.

Day 3:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Start the morning with an exciting opportunity to meet the reserve’s wildlife protection squads and anti-poaching dogs. Join them on a walk around the reserve and learn about techniques used to protect the rhino and other wildlife from poachers. After a delicious lunch overlooking the water hole, spend the afternoon at the Ol Pejeta Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Established in 1993 between the conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service & the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary provides a safe haven for the recovery and rehabilitation of 39 chimpanzees –the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees.Later in the afternoon, take a safari game drive through park with our expert local guide.

Day 4: Drive from Sweetwaters to Brackenhurst

 

Lunch at Muna Tree Cafe (Brackenhurst). Afternoon at Brackenhurst forest w/ plants for life, then evening transfer to Nairobi hotel.

 

Day 5: Pick up from Nairobi hotel for Nairobi day excursion

Drop off at hotel.

Day 6

Pick up from Nairobi hotel to drive to Encounter Mara Lastly, the price for the Kenya trip has changed to $4695 (Adults)/ $3995 (Kids) Thank you for your help. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Days 7-8:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Over the next two days, we’ll immerse ourselves into the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and various projects developed to protect the wildlife and enhance community involvement. One afternoon, enjoy a game drive through the park while simultaneously collecting data with the local conservation staff. Along the way, visit a local Naboisho landowner village to see what traditional life looks like in the reserve. Another afternoon, join the Mara Cheetah and Lion Projects to track and identify lions and cheetahs in the park. Learn to identify paw prints and contribute to the reserve’s monitoring work that helps protect these creatures. One evening, enjoy the unique opportunity to accompany a Masai herder with livestock herds back to his boma. Experience the age-old traditions of this African tribe and take a step back into time.

Day 9:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rise early and take a morning game drive through the reserve keeping an eye open for lions, giraffes, rhinos and cheetahs. We’ll continue to collect information on our sightings and take it back to our camp with us for the local team of conservationists. Enjoy a relaxing morning followed by a bit of help around the conservancy for those who choose to do so. Tonight, enjoy an evening game drive followed by a farewell dinner together. Recount our experiences over the past week and bid the local staff goodbye.

Day 10:

Meals: Breakfast

For those that rise early, venture out on a final morning game drive through the reserve before packing up and hitting the road back to Nairobi for our flights home. 

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Kenya: Safari & Conservation

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By far the best trip I've taken!

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The guides were fun, friendly and so knowledgable. The luxury tents were so cool; bug proof, comfy beds and hot showers! The food and fresh juices were delicious. I learned so much about wildlife and conservation efforts. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, plus English is very prominent there. Kenya is such a great place to go on safari. In addition to seeing every animal you could imagine, this trip really offers a great look into the Kenyan culture, different tribes, art, music and way of life. Loved every minute of this trip!
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From the first time I talked with the team at Discover Corps, I was excited. They are deeply committed to creating authentic interactions for their travelers and hosts alike. Their passion is contagious, and infected our entire group with enthusiasm, openness and a spirit of sharing and adventure. I am still cherishing the memories from our trip and looking forward to more in the future.
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I recently had the pleasure of meeting the entire Discover Corps team at HQ and was deeply impressed by their professionalism and their passion. I have worked alongside many travel companies for over 15 years and never before have I met a team so personable and caring about their clients, the in-country communities they work together with, and the conservation of wildlife they share through their adventures. Discover Corps has a vision that truly revolutionizes the way people not only travel but transform the world. As a wildlife biologist, I absolutely can not wait to go on my first trip with DC...now to decide which one to start with! Thanks to the amazing DC team for taking the time to share so much information with me about your programs, as well as the purpose behind these trips as a way to experience the world through engagement and curiosity.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Accomodations

  • Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp (nights 1-3)
  • Brackenhurst (nights 4-5)
  • Encounter Mara & Naboisho Luxury Tented Camp (nights 6-9)

Additional Information:

Very Easy - Trip involves minimal physical activity, such as brief walking tours of a city on even terrain.

Trip ID#:

KenSafDis

Trip Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Trip insurance

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 8 Dinners

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