KENYA

Kenya has earned the reputation for being the heart of Africa and it is very popular for June, July, August family adventures because those months are ideal for game viewing and typically very nice weather.

Kenya offers outstanding game preserves and

family-friendly camps, as well as coastal beach options. The Kenyan people and indigenous inhabitants like

the Maasai tribes are what make this

special country undeniably magical.

 

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Kenya special.

 

Age Related Activities

Children Under 12

Together with the local community, we work to enable the rural populations in the Maasai ecosystem to benefit from their natural resources in a sustainable and non-destructive way to better care for their families and improve their standard of living. Part of this engagement involves fun games in the form of a Maasai Olympics! Here kids can join local Maasai children together in games like bow and arrow, rungu (staff) tossing and high jumping!

Teen Itineraries

Ngare Ndare Forest. Not only is this an excellent opportunity to explore an ecosystem unique to Kenya, teens will love the adventure of a treetop canopy walk and swimming under the spectacular waterfalls! A visit to the nearby Ngare Ndere Forest offers a complete contrast to the wide open plains of Lewa

 

 

Adult Itineraries

Fly in a historic small plane over Lewa, an experience you can’t find anywhere else in Africa! Your flight is  in the open cockpit biplane with a pilot, right above the treetops, weaving through gorges, over herds of game, and through ravines that are otherwise virtually inaccessible.

Key Itinerary Content

Known as the safari capital of Africa, Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a great introduction to this fascinating country.  Although the city has become quite large and modernized, it has not lost its roots!  In the city, you will find excellent museums, authentic local restaurants as well as Nairobi National Park, home to the endangered black rhino

 

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to about 10 percent of Kenya’s black rhino population, and the single largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Enjoy a wide range of activities beyond traditional game drives, including guided walks, horseback riding, scenic flights and even camel rides!

 

Known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, the Maasai Mara, with its abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes, will not disappoint! From the iconic savannah vistas to the incredible concentration and diversity of wildlife, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is only a portion of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, which includes several adjacent conservation areas.

 

4-Star

— Nairobi, House of Waine

— Elephant Orphanage

— House used for filming of Out of Africa

— Giraffe Center

— Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness Camp

- Morning & evening game drives, led by professional guides

- Guided game walks

- Visit the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy HQ

- Horse riding

- Camel walks

-Visits to Il’Ngwesi cultural boma

— Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Serian Nkorombo Mobile Camp

 

Pricing is based on 4 travelers

Four Star pricing begins at $8,383 per adult  / $5,058 children under 15

 

5-Star

— Niarobi, Giraffe Manor

— Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Sirikoi Game Lodge

— Day & night game drives

Bush breakfasts, sundowners

Guided bush walks

Local school visit (on request/not available during school holidays)

— Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Little Naibor Camp

 

Pricing is based on 4 travelers

Four Star pricing begins at $8,383 per adult  / $5,058 children under 15

 

 

3 Day-Extension

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Walking Wild Safari— Four Star

Walking Wild is a walking safari experience through one of Kenya’s best wildlife viewing habitats – the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. This area provides some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa and are home to a wide variety of game including the “Big Five” (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo), over 420 species of birds, reticulated giraffe, cheetah, numerous different antelopes and endangered species such as the Grevy zebra and sitatunga.

 

All meals included, guided walks

Pricing is based on 4 travelers

Prices starting at $2,518 per adult  / $1960 child under 16

 

 

Chyulu Hills — Campi ya Kanzi — Five Star

The Chyulu Hills are a rugged and diverse area featuring dramatic landscapes and some of the best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro anywhere in East Africa.

Located between the flatlands of Amboseli and the hills of Tsavo National Park, Chyulu has remained blissfully untouched and private, with very few annual visitors. The area has retained a real sense of wilderness.

 

When visiting Chyulu Hills, stay busy with plenty of activities and options to explore this beautiful area. Enjoy morning, afternoon and early evening game drives in traditional 4x4 safari vehicles, half and full day horseback safaris, guided mountain bike safaris, authentic Maasai cultural visits, and even tracking with Bloodhounds! Campi ya Kanzi is a boutique ecolodge in the Chyulu Hills of southern Kenya. It is the only safari camp on Kuku Group Ranch, a community-owned Maasai reserve of 283,000 acres. The camp sits between three national parks – Amboseli, Tsavo West, and Chyulu Hills – and offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.Other lodges lack the ability to provide guests with a real classic safari experience. They list all the activities they offer, often quite unrelated to what a classic safari experience is about.

 

Includes Game drives in open Land Rovers with your Masaai guide and tracker, Bush walks and forest walks, school visit, Maasai cultural village visits, bush picnics

Pricing is based on 4 - 6 passengers

Prices starting at $4,257 per adult  / $3,098 child under 16

 

 

This school sports club is a fabulous place for teens to interact and engage with local teens. We invite teens to share their passion with local students. The school supports clubs, including environmental, scouts, music and sports. Students can give a sports or music lesson, or anything else that is in line with their passion and expertise! The local school is operated by the Maasai Conservation Trust, and offers many opportunities for teens to customize an experience to engage based on their expertise and passions.

CommUnity Impact

School Sports Club

 

Support this organization that provides young girls scholarships to boarding school and college. The school scholarships provide an alternative to forced marriages that occur in the impoverished Massai community.

CommUnity Impact

School Scholarships

 

Kids under 12 will have a truly unique and educational experience spending time at an HIV/AIDS orphanage, clinic and school. Located in the nearby town of Isiolo, this orphanage is a great opportunity to visit, make donations of clothes or toys brought from home, and interact with similarly aged children.

CommUnity Impact

HIV/AIDS Orphanage

Preparing for Kenya

— Children under 12 receive a new friend, Kamara, (means moonlight) who comes with a story book  telling what his life is like in Kenya.

— The whole family will receive recipes, books and movies preparing them for their safari

— While Kenya does not have distinct seasons and dramatic temperature changes, it does have “long rains” and “short rains.” June through November is the best time to travel with warm days and cool nights; however November starts to see short, scattered rains. April and May typically bring heavy, intermittent rains and many safari camps are closed during this time.

— A visa is required for your trip to Kenya.