Keep an eye out for Africa's Big 5 on a spectacular overland journey.
Visit Africa and forge into the heart of Kenya’s finest game parks on this eight-day overland journey. Visit Kenya's amazing natural sights by day and in the evenings, kick back in the comfort of a well-appointed lodge or private tented camp and fall asleep to the sounds of nocturnal animals. Watch Kenya's abundant flamingos make Lake Nakuru blush pink; pass herds of animals on the vast plains of the Masai Mara; and sip sundowners on evening game drives.
Stay in a selection of rustic permanent tented camps and lodges across Kenya's unspoilt wilderness without sacrificing the creature comforts of home.
Experience the thrill of sleeping 'Under Canvas' and drift off to sleep to the sounds of the African night.
Spot endangered black and white rhino stopping for a drink in Lake Nakuru NP.
Watch lions prowling the famous Masai Mara on a 4x4 game drive.
Witness thousands of pink flamingos descending on Lake Naivasha, completely covering the sparkling blue waters.
We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. It is important to note that while our vehicles are not air-conditioned, all windows do open to allow for fresh air. But please be aware that road travel in Africa comes with its fair share of dust, so while curtains are fitted to minimize the sun shine, it can get hot and windy.
This itinerary features some long travel days which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads. It is recommended that you pay close attention to our given approximations of distance and driving hours.
Our overland safaris do not necessitate exceptional fitness levels, but a general level of physical movement is required. For example, you need to judge yourself physically fit enough to handle.
As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel.
3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Nairobi on Day 8. Please do not book any flights until after 8pm this afternoon.
4. An optional sunrise balloon ride over the Masai Mara is possible on this itinerary. Please see the itinerary above for full details of this activity. As the balloon only holds 16 people, places are limited and we recommend you book in advance. Please inquire when booking your trip to book this optional activity.
Our Kenya Safari Under Canvas trips score an average of 4.42 out of 5 based on 26 reviews in the last year.
This trip was a life time dream for me and it was better than imagined. The roads are terrible but our driver was fantastic. The campsites were beautiful. It was cooler weather than I expected so pack one warm fleece and don't worry about Tsetse fly in Kenya. Pack a water bottle as we had a bulk water bottle on the truck to cut down on plastic bottle use.
Review submitted 20 Sep 2018
Lake Nakuru game drive should be in a 4X4 as we nearly got stuck, due to rainfall and muddy roads and very hard to see the animals in the truck.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2018