8 Nts – Kenya Camping Safari Adventure Tour

Travel Dates:
14/06/2024 - 23/06/2024

Number of Nights: 8

Number of People: 2

Price: €3,060pp

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 Africa's "big five." Full-service camping under the big African sky will bring you closer to the region's wildlife and gets you off the beaten path so you can really experience this land's unique culture. Our small safari vans minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of some of the most amazing animals on the planet.
Day 1 - Nairobi Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Nairobi/Samburu National Reserve Travel to Samburu National Reserve in time for an afternoon wildlife safari drive. Visit a Samburu village en route. 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 wildlife safari drive in search of large elephant and big cat populations living within this wild part of Kenya.
Day 3 - Samburu National Reserve Spend a full day on safari in search of Samburu's special five. A full day wildlife safari drive to spot a group of animals only seen north of the equator, such as the beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, the majestic reticulated giraffe, and the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes.
Day 4 - Samburu National Reserve/Lake Nakuru National Park Descend into the Great Rift Valley enjoying stunning views of the escarpment on the way. Nakuru, meaning “dusty place” in the Maasai 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.
Day 5 - Lake Nakuru National Park Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park, in search of the elephant, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.
Day 6 - Lake Nakuru National Park/Masai Mara Travel to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Search for the "big five" on an afternoon wildlife safari drive. Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara National 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 permanent tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara. Head into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive.
  Day 7 - Masai Mara Enjoy a day on safari. Opt to take to the skies on a balloon safari. Rise early for a wildlife safari drive during the best time to spot animals 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. If time allows, visit the Mara River area. Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape. If you have pre-booked a Masai Mara Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.
Day 8 - Masai Mara/Nairobi Enjoy a final wildlife safari drive before the journey back to Nairobi. Enjoy one last opportunity to spot the "big five". Visit the G for Good supported Ubuntu Cafe for lunch, before heading back to Nairobi. In Nairobi there's some time to buy local handicrafts or check out a bit of the city. Please note that Cafe Ubuntu may not be open and operating due to current restrictions and a visit may not be possible during this time.
Day 9 - Nairobi Depart at any time.
Camping in Kenya is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites inside of and nearby the national reserves and parks. These campsites generally are very basic, and we carry tents to pitch at the public campsites. The campsite in Samburu are basic - being a public camp run by the local council. You will have no electricity, only gas lanterns in the evening, access to shared bathrooms with long drop toilets and cold showers. These first 4 nights camping will be in dome tents. At the Masai Mara, we will stay in a simple permanent tented camp. These are walk-in “safari tents” with single beds & mattresses. There is no electricity for lights or charging batteries. The facilities here are basic, though there are flushing toilets and hot water (when the boiler is working). The idea of camping in Africa can be a daunting one. For those not accustomed to ‘roughing it' for a few days, don't worry, your trip is a ‘full service camping' experience. All tents are pitched for you, meals are prepared and served and the washing up is done by G Adventures staff. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your surroundings and is ideal for first-time campers who may be worried about the challenges such a trip can entail. Camping in Kenya is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites inside of and nearby the national reserves and parks. These campsites generally are very basic, and we carry tents to pitch at the public campsites. The campsite in Samburu are basic - being a public camp run by the local council. You will have no electricity, only gas lanterns in the evening, access to shared bathrooms with long drop toilets and cold showers. These first 4 nights camping will be in dome tents. At the Masai Mara, we will stay in a simple permanent tented camp. These are walk-in “safari tents” with single beds & mattresses. There is no electricity for lights or charging batteries. The facilities here are basic, though there are flushing toilets and hot water (when the boiler is working). The idea of camping in Africa can be a daunting one. For those not accustomed to ‘roughing it' for a few days, don't worry, your trip is a ‘full service camping' experience. All tents are pitched for you, meals are prepared and served and the washing up is done by G Adventures staff. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your surroundings and is ideal for first-time campers who may be worried about the challenges such a trip can entail. Camping in Kenya is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites inside of and nearby the national reserves and parks. These campsites generally are very basic, and we carry tents to pitch at the public campsites. The campsite in Samburu are basic - being a public camp run by the local council. You will have no electricity, only gas lanterns in the evening, access to shared bathrooms with long drop toilets and cold showers. These first 4 nights camping will be in dome tents. At the Masai Mara, we will stay in a simple permanent tented camp. These are walk-in “safari tents” with single beds & mattresses. There is no electricity for lights or charging batteries. The facilities here are basic, though there are flushing toilets and hot water (when the boiler is working). The idea of camping in Africa can be a daunting one. For those not accustomed to ‘roughing it' for a few days, don't worry, your trip is a ‘full service camping' experience. All tents are pitched for you, meals are prepared and served and the washing up is done by G Adventures staff. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your surroundings and is ideal for first-time campers who may be worried about the challenges such a trip can entail.
Includes - Flights 20kg Checked Bags 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners