Premium Kenya

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
NZD $6,295
View dates and book

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

Map of Premium Kenya including Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 41.78 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.
Premium accommodation

Our best 4-star accommodation and the highest level of service

Premium experiences

All must-see locations plus authentic experiences exclusive to Premium

Premium knowledge

Trips led by our most experienced and highest-rated local leaders

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.


Map of Premium Kenya including Kenya



6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners


4x4 Safari Vehicle, Boat, Private Vehicle


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
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Nairobi - Welcome Dinner
  • Lake Naivasha - Boat trip
  • Lake Naivasha - Elsamere Conservation Centre
  • Kiambu Tigoni - Eden Reforestation Project
  • 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) - USD500
  • Masai Mara - Half Day Game Drive - KES8000
  • Masai Mara National Reserve - Guided Walking Safari - USD30

Dates and availability

Loading trip dates and availabilities...

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. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
6. 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.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Read Essential Trip Information


4.8 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

Sarah · Traveled September 2023
Completely stunned by the beauty of the Kenyan wildlife, it has been a real privilege to join this trip.
Review submitted 08 Sep 2023

Rebecca · Traveled September 2023
If you’ve been wanting to go to Kenya or Africa this is the trip for you. We saw an incredible amount of animals and the parks were amazing. The people and the culture of Kenya have also been fantastic to meet and learn about. Clara our trip leader and olumaantu our driver were fantastic. I learnt so much for them. Don’t wait to go.
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

Adrian · Traveled August 2023
The Kenya Premium trip was perfect as a family with older teens. The Intrepid Team were outstanding and really brought our Kenyan experience to life so that we understood the culture as well as viewing the incredible wildlife.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023

Donna · Traveled August 2023
I did this Kenya tour as part of a longer Intrepid trip. The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. The drivers were also great and always got us to where the animals were. Some long days of dusty driving on bumpy roads but accommodation was always very comfortable.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023

TIM · Traveled August 2023
The reason I wouldn’t recommend Intrepid is the very poor custome service. They changed the first leg of my trip to see the gorillas and didn’t tell me. I found out by chance less than two weeks before departure. It meant I had booked flights to Uganda when I now need ed to fly to Kigali. Emily a manager at Intrepid helped sort the issue but in the end I rebooked the flights which they agreed they would reimburse me for. That was nearly 3 weeks ago and I’m still nearly £5000 out of pocket. I’ve emailed several times about this and also not being able to log into my booking, so far the only responses I’ve had have not been of any help. As you will see from this review this has left me extremely frustrated and I’m just starting the Tanzanian leg of my booking.
Review submitted 20 Aug 2023
Premium Kenya
NZD $6,295