Kenya Millennial Safari (12 days)

Kenya Millennial Safari

(12 days)

Description

A safari for today's millennial looking for an experiential safari experience.

Included:

Some Meals Provided

Breakfast included every day, as well as 8 dinners and 6 lunches. Ask your travel specialist for more details

Virtuoso

All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member

Trip Itinerary

DAY #1 - Nairobi, Kenya - Wildbeest Eco Camp
Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by an Abercrombie & Kent representative and transferred to Wildebeest Eco Camp.
DAY #2 - Nairobi, Kenya - Wildbeest Eco Camp
Dinner Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will visit the Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Animal Orphanage and Ocean Sole.

Giraffe Centre is the headquarters for AFEW, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. Made famous by ‘Daisy Rothschild’, a giraffe calf rescued from Soi, on the border of Western Kenya, Giraffe Manor was established in 1983 as a sanctuary for the then endangered Rothschild giraffe. The breeding programme has been a great success and visitors can now watch these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform. There is also the opportunity to learn more about giraffe at the interpretation centre and hand-feed them whilst watching the semi-tame family of warthog’s snuffle around their hooves in search of titbits.

This afternoon visit the famous Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage. Daphne is the widow of pioneer wildlife ranger David Sheldrick and has set up the orphanage on the edge of Nairobi National Park to successfully raise orphaned wild animals (mainly elephant and rhino) and reintroduce them into the wild. You will have a semi private visit at 17.00 hours where you will get to choose the elephant that you would like to adopt and watch them being fed and put to bed.

Ocean Sole is a small enterprise that recycles flip-flops found on Kenyan beaches and waterways and turns them into wonderful works of art. They eye-catching creations, from the life-sized giraffe to the palm sized rhino, are handcrafted by a team of men and women who cut, mold and sand the flip flops which are collected and delivered to the workshop in Nairobi. The vibrant creations, mostly animals, are sold in zoos, aquariums and museums around the world.

Lunch is at the Talisman restaurant – payable directly.
DAY #3 - Aberdares National Park, Kenya - Aberdare Country Club
Leave Nairobi at 08:00 & drive to the Aberdare National Park (approximately three hours with photography stops). Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. The Aberdare Country Club, is northeast from Nairobi, nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part of the Great Rift Valley. This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Almost a half century later, their home, “The Steep”, was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and opened for guests. Considered a heritage property in Kenya, The Aberdare Country Club has retained the charm of a private home with the simple comforts of a country inn. Aberdare National Park lures those who want more than just a safari. With dense forests, 300m-high waterfalls and amazing hikes, this park is as much about the flora as it is the fauna. While trekking, keep an eye open for bush pigs, rare black leopards and buffaloes.
DAY #4 - Solio Game Reserve, Kenya - Aberdare Country Club
After an early breakfast drive to the Solio Game Reserve for a half day game drive. The family-run, private 71-sq-km Solio Game Reserve, part of the larger Solio Ranch, is Kenya’s oldest rhino sanctuary and an important breeding centre for black rhinos; many of the horned beasts you see wandering national parks were actually born here. Day visitors can experience the dramatic clumps of yellow-fever acacia, wide skies and wild marsh, plus an abundance of rhinos as well as oryxes, gazelles, hartebeests, giraffes, lions, hyenas and buffaloes. Return to the club for lunch. In the afternoon go for a nature walk in the sanctuary or enjoy the hotel facilities.
DAY #5 - Naivasha, Kenya - Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
After breakfast, drive to Naivasha (approximately three hours with photography stops) where you arrive in time for lunch. After lunch enjoy an hour boat ride on the lake and a game walk on Crescent Island. Crescent Island is a private Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. Surrounded by water, the island is actually a peninsula that is accessible by boat as well as by road. There are more animals here per acre than any other Kenyan park. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons.
DAY #6 - Hells Gate National Park, Kenya - Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
Depart after an early breakfast for Hells Gate National Park where you will have a guided walk, a bike ride through the savannah and visit the Ol Karia Geothermal Plant for a swim. Dramatic, vertical cliffs rising steeply from the floor of the Great Rift Valley mark the entrance to Hell’s Gate National Park. The park, a World Heritage Site at the south end of Lake Naivasha, covers an area of 68.25 square kilometers (26 sq mi) and was named by explorers Thomson and Fischer in 1883 for the geothermal activity that can be witnessed here, steam rising from the ground in ghostly white shapes. Hell’s Gate is home to numerous plains game, including Thomson’s gazelle, Impala, and Hartebeest as well as big-winged birdlife: Verreaux’s eagles, augur buzzards and rare lammergeyer – or bearded – vultures, considered an old world bird of prey, can all be seen here. The park presents as towering cliffs, gorges, extinct volcanoes – Olkaria and Hobley’s – and rock towers; the most impressive is Fischer’s Tower; formed 35 million years ago, it is 25 meters high and was named after the German explorer Gustav Fischer, who trekked through this area on a journey to try to find a route from Mombasa to Lake Victoria. Fischer’s Tower is one of the park’s many popular rock climbing sites.
DAY #7 - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya - Siana Springs Camp
Depart for Masai Mara after breakfast (approximately five hours) and arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, head out for an afternoon game drive. Siana Springs is a tented camp at the foot of the Ngama Hills on the edge of the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You can go on long walks through the forest edge and out onto the plains with experienced guides who will show you which animals have passed along the paths recently. The Mara is of course fabulous game viewing territory with a huge variety of wildlife including all of the Big Five. During the annual wildebeest migration there is a huge buildup of predators – lion are particularly common around Siana. All the tents are en-suite and have their own private veranda with safari chairs and tables where you can enjoy a sundowner before dinner and the Maasai dancing on the open-air dining terrace.
DAY #8 - Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya - Siana Springs Camp
You have the full day to enjoy the splendors of the Maasai Mara. The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. Her 1,510 square kilometres of open savannah, woodlands and tree-lined rivers create an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. The western border of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment, and together with the acacia dotted plains, creates scenery of stunning beauty. Lion are found in abundance throughout the park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, if lucky, you may also find rhino. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings : a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; or even a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators. The annual wildebeest migration traditionally is present in the Mara from July-September and at this time nature’s dramas unfold before your very eyes at every turn. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day. In the afternoon drive out to the Masai Village where you will be guided through by an English-speaking Maasai, who lives in the village. He will introduce you to the authentic, daily hustle and bustle of Maasai living. You will also have the opportunity to browse through the Maasai Craft Centre and purchase artefacts and souvenirs, which are made in the village — all proceeds are given back to the community
DAY #9 - Diani Beach, Kenya - Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi (approximately six hours) and drop off Wilson Airport for your flight to Diani. Located along Diani beach, Leopard Beach Resort & Spa boasts panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and is set within a tropical garden.
DAY #10 - Diani Beach, Kenya - Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
Enjoy the beach and enjoy optional activities such as kitesurfing, surfing, snorkeling, skydiving, camel riding and day trip to Wasini Island to see dolphins or just relax by the ocean!
DAY #11 - Diani Beach, Kenya - Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
Another day to be as active or as lazy as you want to be!
DAY #11 - Nairobi, Kenya
Transfer to Ukunda Airport for your flight back to Nairobi. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the international airport for your departure flight.

Tour Pricing

3 Hour Tour
2 People +
$129/person
  • Return Shuttle
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations
5 Hour Tour
2 People +
$169/person
  • Return Shuttle
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations

Reviews

A&K is always reliable and makes our travel adventures easy and stress free. Outstanding people who are eager to please and make the travel experience enjoyable.
Honey Mistry
07 Sep 2021
A&K was great, meeting us at the appropriate times and being sure our trip made all connections without a hitch. Guides we had were all very good.
Jean Pickard
28 Sep 2019
Unbelievable, fantastic, no detail missed. Picked up at airport greeter was terrific, transportation was great all accommodations were exceptional. The camp staffs were amazing, great food, drivers were incredibly knowledgeable and fun. Could not have been any more perfect! Would go again with A&K.
Sandra Ortiz
05 Nov 2018

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