Kenya Meetup Tour
Get ready to go home with bragging rights like none other as you tour the heart of Africa. From safari sightings of rare wild animals to experiencing the deeply rooted culture of local Kenyan tribes.
Imagine hearing that chest rumbling roar from a male lion as he calls for his mate. Picture that moment when you look out into the African bush and spot a leaopord enjoying its morning breakfast. This is what you will expiernce on the Kenya Meetup Tour.
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Watch the animals catch their morning prey on a sunrise Safari.
Dive deeply into the culture of the Umoja Women’s Group.
See wild animals up close and personal like never before.
Airport Pickup and Mount Kenya
Meet us at the airport this morning to get our tour started! Afterwards, we head to the Serena Mountain Lodge. This lodge is optimum for game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down onto its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephants and water buffalo. Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Samburu National Reserve
The big 5 represents the African safari royalty: The African lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. It is said if you spot all 5 on the same day you will have good luck for life! After lunch and a long day of animal spotting, we head to the Samburu Lodge. Which is a luxury lodge that overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River, where we will have dinner and rest. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Umoja Women’s Group
You’ll spend today visiting with the inspiring Umoja Women’s Group, while learning about their local culture. You’ve got a full day to explore Umoja and interact with the village’s inhabitants. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Today, You’ll set off after breakfast and make the drive to Lake Naivasha. After a beautiful day, we head to our accommodation for the night: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort. Where rock gardens feature vibrantly coloured flowers, and give a beautiful contrast to the surrounding greenery, while Monkeys play on the lawns and different species of birds chip in the trees. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Today you’ll make the drive to nearby Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Famous for its flamingos, the park is also known for its large herds of buffalo and the presence of both the black and white rhinoceros.
After a picnic lunch, you’ll return to the Lake Naivasha region and enter Hell’s Gate National Park for an afternoon of activities including cycling, hiking, and optional rock climbing. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Today we get to explore the legendary Masai Mara! Near the Serengeti on the Kenya-Tanzania border, the Maasai Mara is one of the best known national parks in the world. After lunch at the Ol-moran Tented Camp lodge, you’ll head out for an afternoon and sunset game drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife (optional). You’ll then return to the lodge for a late breakfast before heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Tonight we are staying in a Maasai run lodge. Here, you’ll participate in a number of Maasai led activities including guided nature walks, spear throwing, and traditional handicrafts. This will be a well deserved chill day. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
You’ll bid farewell to the Maasai Mara after breakfast and return to Nairobi for an afternoon visit to the Bomas of Kenya, a cultural theme park in which you can learn more about the variety of cultural and ethnic groups that comprise Kenya’s culture. You’ll then overnight in the city’s thriving Westlands district. Meals: breakfast.
Goodbye for now!
First, you’ll pay a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a chance to interact with the orphaned elephants who are raised here until they can be released back into the wild. After an hour with these adorable pachyderms, you’ll make the short drive to the nearby Giraffe Centre, where you’ll get a chance to feed and interact with the same giraffes who call the famous Giraffe Manor home. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the airport or Namanga border crossing for your onward travel. Meals: breakfast.
Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite lodges and resorts to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us.
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort, Lake Naivasha
Walk out onto your balcony and come face to face with a towering giraffe. The lush green greenery is sure to make this resort a fan favorite for both humans and wildlife.
Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu National Reserve
This luxury lodge overlooks the Ewaso Nyiro River. Wake up the the sounds of the river running through the National Park.
Ol-moran Tented Camp lodge, Masai Mara
Why go camping when you can go glamping? Get ready for a night under the stars while camping near your favorite animals.
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Most meals, according to the itinerary
- Local transportation
- Airport pickup (see arrival details)
- All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional
Arrive in the morning or meet us at the airport at 11am. There is one airport pickup for the group, so arrive a night early if you need to. We can help arrange it.
Book a late flight on the last day, because we have a full morning. One airport transfer for the whole group will get you to the airport in the late afternoon.
- A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
- Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
- Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
- If you cancel your spot earlier than 60 days before departure, you can apply your payment to any trip within the next year.
- No refunds on deposits.
- Visa fees if applicable
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Airport drop off
- The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
- Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
- All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Is this trip right for you?
The roads can be bumpy, which makes longer drives sometimes uncomfortable. Our destinations are always worth it.
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