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Kenyan Highlights

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The one that gives you a week of pure Masai magic in picturesque Kenya

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  • Duration

    7 days

  • Places

    4 places

  • Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Safari Vehicles

  • Group Size

    Maximum 20 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Elementaita, Amboseli

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About this trip

From the famous Masai Mara, the setting for the Great Migration, the foreground to Mt Kilimanjaro and the inspiration for the epic film Out of Africa, Kenya has places that will imprint on your memory and heart forever. This trip sees you riding in an open-top vehicle through National Parks and vast plains by day, and sleeping in safari-style lodges at night. Not only will you have a chance to see big game in the parks, you'll get up close to giraffes and elephants for the ultimate African encounter.

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The Great Migration

This trip offers one of the best opportunities to see the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara and all the predators that follow the millions of wildebeest and zebra. Travelling here between July and October offers you the chance of seeing the famous Mara River crossing, although nothing in nature is guaranteed. However, regardless of where the migration is, the Maasai Mara showcases some of the best wildlife viewing anywhere in Africa all year round.

Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Nairobi

  2. 2 2 nights

    Masai Mara

  3. 1 1 night

    Lake Elementaita

  4. 2 2 nights

    Amboseli

  5. Nairobi

DAY 1 - Arrive Nairobi

Nairobi

Your Africa adventure begins as the plane touches down in red-earthed Nairobi. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep at the airport and driven to your accommodation for the night through the modern city centre in private transportation. Set your bags down at the hotel and feel the excitement build as your Trip Manager runs through the itinerary. This evening you'll have a chance to head out for some dinner at a local restaurant, a perfect time to practise your 'Jambo' (hello) and 'Asante-sana' (Thank you very much). Get to know your new mates over a hearty Kenyan meal before a big day tomorrow.

Stay

Trademark Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Nairobi to Masai Mara

Nairobi

We start the day with a hot breakfast at the hotel before meeting our local guides and loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Masai Mara adventure.

Masai Mara

We'll pass down and through the Great Rift Valley as we arrive at our classic African safari lodge, just in time for lunch in the famous Masai Mara. After lunch, you'll have time for a quick siesta or a dip in the pool. This afternoon will include your first game drive, seeing some of Africa's vast array of wildlife both big and small on the rolling hills of this magnificent nature reserve.

Stay

Sentrim Mara (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Afternoon Game drive in the Masai Mara (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

DAY 3 - Masai Mara

Masai Mara

This morning you have the option for a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon Safari experience, or join the early morning game drive - one of the best times to see the wild animals as they relax in the cooler climate before the midday heat. In the late morning we'll all head back to the lodge for some lunch and lounging around the pool, before departing on an evening game drive in search of Africa's elusive big cats: the lion, leopard and cheetah. This reserve is the scene of one of nature's most incredible and humbling events: the Great Migration. During the right season, watch with your jaw open as millions of wildebeest and zebra risk their lives crossing crocodile-infested waters with lions lurking on the banks as they bravely press forward to greener pastures.

Stay

Sentrim Mara (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Morning and afternoon game drives in pop-top Safari vehicles (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari

DAY 4 - Masai Mara to Lake Elementaita

Masai Mara

We'll treat ourselves to one last morning drive in the unforgettable Masai Mara before we head north. Make sure your camera is ready for your last glance of this extraordinary location.

Lake Elementaita

This afternoon we're passing through Lake Naivasha, where some scenes from the epic 1985 film Out of Africa were shot. We end up on the shores of Lake Elementaita for the evening. There'll be time for a rest and revive before we sit down together for a buffet dinner.

Stay

Sentrim Lake Elementaita (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Morning Game drive in the Masai Mara (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

  • See Lake Naivasha, the film location for 'Out of Africa'

DAY 5 - Lake Elementaita to Amboseli

Lake Elementaita

Before we reach our next destination of Amboseli, our route today takes us back past Nairobi where we have the chance to get up close to some of Africa's biggest land mammals. This includes a visit to the giraffe centre, a breeding and rehabilitation centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe, and a heartwarming trip to an elephant orphanage sanctuary, to see the amazing work being done rehabilitating baby elephants back into the wild.

Amboseli

We'll have a picnic lunch, and the afternoon will take us to our lodge on the edge of the Amboseli National Park with dinner included.

Stay

Sentrim Amboseli (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

  • Get close to giraffes at the giraffe centre

DAY 6 - Amboseli

Amboseli

After our morning's buffet breakfast, we will do a short safari walk to a Masai village, guided by Masaai warriors as they teach us about their culture and everyday lives co-existing with wild animals. After lunch we will head out to Amboseli National Park, famous for its iconic shots of elephants and wildlife feeding in the foreground while the peak of Africa rises in the background: Mt Kilimanjaro. It's a photographer's dream, and it's all yours. Our final dinner in Kenya will be included back at the lodge.

Stay

Sentrim Amboseli (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Game drive in Amboseli National Park (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Maasai Village Tour

DAY 7 - Amboseli to Nairobi

Amboseli

Our last day of this incredible trip will send us off with a bang, including one last morning drive through the Amboseli, and then back up to Nairobi.

Nairobi

With full hearts and memories, here is where we'll say fond farewells to our Africa adventure and our new Contiki family.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Morning game drive in Amboseli National Park (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)

Love this trip? But it’s too short or too long…

This trip can be booked in smaller or bigger sections, ensuring you make the most of your time in Africa. Below are more options of similar trips.

Where You'll Stay

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  • 6 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    1 night in Hotel, 4 nights in Luxury Safari Tent, 1 night in African Lodge

    We'll stay in a comfy hotel in Nairobi on our first night, then the rest of the time we're having the full safari experience in African lodges and luxurious campsites. This is doing Africa in style in twin share raised canvas tents with full bathrooms, patios and all the amentites you would expect of a hotel room. Does it get any better sleeping in luxury under the African stars.

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