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7 Days | Experience the natural and cultural beauty of colourful Kenya

4.9 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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Soak in the spectacle of Kenya’s vast plains and wild grasslands on a seven-day Premium adventure. Get among the massive herds and their predators from the comfort of four-wheel drive Landcruisers, with an expert local leader at the helm. From Nairobi, travel to the waters of lakes Naivasha and Nakuru, then take in quintessential Africa in the Masai Mara, filled with spectacular landscapes and rich wildlife. Meet Maasai warriors and learn about their way of life during a visit to a traditional village. With cultural experiences and magnificent wildlife right on your doorstep, it’s easy to fall in love with this enchanting corner of the world.

Trip overview

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Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
Theme
Wildlife
Destinations
Kenya
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
YGPK
This trip generates 38 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Soak up spectacular views as you drive along the Great Rift Valley escarpment, before an exclusive visit to Elsamere Conservation Centre, where you’ll learn the story of Elsa and the conservation trust over high tea.
  • Cruise along sparkling waters on a boat trip on Lake Naivasha – the highest lake in the Great Rift Valley at 1884m – keeping watch for thirsty hippos and an array of dazzling birdlife.
  • Visit a local Maasai community known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. During this Exclusive Experience, you’ll be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance and learn about this remarkable and ancient culture.
  • Visit the heart of Lake Nakuru's National Park and look out for endangered black and white rhino stopping for a drink on morning and afternoon 4x4 game drives.
  • Spend three unforgettable nights immersed in nature at your Feature Stay camp, with easy access to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Search for lions and cheetahs prowling the park on several 4x4 game drives, and enjoy sunset drinks within the park.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Purpose-built 4WD Safari Landcruisers are used for the duration of the trip.
  • This itinerary features some long travel days, which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads. It is recommended that you pay close attention to the given approximations of driving hours.
  • 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.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

4x4 Safari Vehicle, Boat, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Lodge (2 nights), Permanent tented camp (3 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Nairobi - Welcome Dinner
  • Lake Naivasha - Boat trip
  • Lake Naivasha - Elsamere Conservation Centre
  • Lake Nakuru - Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive
  • Lake Nakuru - Morning 4x4 Game Drive
  • Loita Hills - Cultural talk and village visit
  • Masai Mara - Sundowner and snacks
  • Masai Mara - Full Day 4x4 Game Drive
  • Masai Mara - Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive
Add on activities
  • Nairobi - City Experience Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Balloon ride (from price) - USD625
  • Masai Mara - Half Day Game Drive - USD80
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Guided Walking Safari - USD30

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on all nights of this trip, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. An optional sunrise balloon ridesin 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.
4. This trip finishes after lunch in Nairobi on Day 7. Please do not book any flights out of Nairobi International Airport (JKIA) until after 8pm this evening. A departure transfer can be booked for an additional cost.
5. The YGPK230715 and YGPK231007 departures will stay at Losokwan Camp, and the YGPK230805 departure will stay at Mara Big 5 Camp in Masai Mara, rather than Zebra Plains.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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Kim · Traveled June 2024
The trip of a lifetime doesn’t come close to describing the experience I had in the Masai Mara. I loved it and will never forget how it made me feel.
Review submitted 29 Jun 2024

Aaron · Traveled June 2024
Premium Kenya was the trip of a lifetime. Not only saw every animal we wanted to see but learnt so much about the culture also. David and Zach are super knowledgeable and friendly local guides who made our trip awesome!
Review submitted 21 Jun 2024

Lucy · Traveled June 2024
Our guides are what made this trip, along with the fabulous animals & birds we saw! We felt safe, excited, and learnt so much. So many wonderful memories to keep forever!
Review submitted 27 Jun 2024

Robert · Traveled June 2024
This was an outstanding trip in every way - the tour guides, the destinations, the accommodation. And seeing the animals!
Review submitted 20 Jun 2024

Celia · Traveled June 2024
Incredible experience from start to finish. We spotted the entire 'Big 9' in one trip thanks to the excellent wildlife spotting skills of our tour leaders, we had a lion lie down next to our jeep, saw the elusive leopard, enjoyed massages, swimming pools and amazing food at the various camps along the way. Meeting the local people and communities was a highlight especially Hellen in the Masai Mara whose work is making a huge difference to the lives of women and young girls. Huge thanks to our two very experienced, engaging and fun tour leaders for creating such a memorable experience.
Review submitted 15 Jun 2024
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