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From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

1. From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts.  You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants.  Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water, gargle their milk, and discover each elephant's personal stories.  Once the youngest is fed, it's time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk.  Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women.

Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

2. Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

Day one begins with pickup from Nairobi and travels along the Great Rift Valley towards the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stop along the way to soak up the view from a magnificent lookout, then arrive at the park just in time for lunch. Later, set out on an epic evening game drive across the rich, tree-studded grasslands and rolling hills. The famous Maasai Mara is renowned for its great herds of black-maned lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and virtually every type of Kenyan wildlife. After a restful night’s sleep at your camp, enjoy a picnic-style breakfast to set you up for day two. Head out on a full-day game drive, with a visit to the Mara River which is home to a large concentration of animals. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, have lunch at a viewpoint overlooking the crocodiles and hippos lazing in the river. Afterward, you have the option to visit a Maasai cultural village to gain insight into the homes and social structure of the Maasai people as well as how they live in harmony with the environment and the animals. Wake up early on day three with another fantastic game drive, then re-energize with a late breakfast before departing to Nakuru National Park. Stop over for a picnic lunch along the way and soak up views of the magnificent Kenyan landscape that surrounds you. Arrive in Nakuru and, if time allows, pass by Naivasha for a boat ride, at your own expense. Day four begins with a hearty, early morning breakfast followed by a tour through Nakuru Park, which is home to over 350 species of birds including colorful flamingos. The park is also home to black and white rhinos and has been established for the protection of endangered species such as this. After an unforgettable four-day experience, relax and reflect on the return journey to your hotel or airport in Nairobi.

From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

3. From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

Take a 3-day tour to discover the Masai Mara Reserve, the most popular tourist destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley, the reserve is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest migration, involving over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November, a phenomenal spectacle that can only be seen in the Maasai Mara. Most visitors will have the opportunity to spot one of the Big 5—lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Nairobi city center at 8:00 a.m, then drive to Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. Pass the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for breathtaking views. Arrive in time for lunch after check-in at your hotel. In the evening depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve.  Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner. Stay overnight in a big, private tent that has a bed, linen, shower, and toilet inside. Mosquito nets and a hot shower in the evening are provided. Day 2: Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. Enjoy picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty and splendor. This day you will go all the way to the river where the wildebeest cross into Mara from Serengeti. All year round there are lots of resident Hippos and crocodiles sited at the banks of Mara river. After the game drive, you will return back to the camp for dinner, merriment and overnight. Day 3: Enjoy your breakfast, check out and Game drive enroute out of Mara Reserve. Journey to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be dropped back at your city center accommodation. Option: Upgrade your tour to include a hot air balloon ride. Get picked up by the balloon safari vehicle and drive to the launching area. Drift over the park as you view the animals, take in the amazing sunrise with a buffet breakfast and champagne. Alternatively, include an evening visit to the local Masai village for a cultural tour. Learn about the Masai community and interact with the local people.

Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

4. Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

Spend 4 days exploring the sweeping Maasai Mara, one of Africa’s most diverse ecosystems, and Lake Nakuru, home to pink flamingos and the rare white rhino. Spot Africa’s Big Five game animals, enjoy sunsets over the savanna, and camp out in spacious tents on the reserve. Day 1Start early with pickup from your hotel and drive to Maasai Mara. Your first stop will be at a viewpoint with breathtaking views over the Great Rift Valley, before continuing to a traveler's motel for lunch. Check-in to the campground late in the afternoon, then drive out for a sunset game viewing. Dig-in to a buffet dinner back at the campground and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. Get settled in your spacious self-contained tent, complete with a bed, bathroom, and hot water and electricity in the evening. Day 2Drive out into the reserve for a full day of exploring as you search for the Big Five. Optionally, start the day with an early morning balloon safari to admire the Mara form the air. Pause under the shade of the croton trees for a picnic lunch and admire the park's expansive plains. In the afternoon, reach the Mara river, the site of the annual wildebeest migration, and see the hippos and crocodiles lying along its banks. Return to camp for the evening or, optionally, visit the local Maasai village for a cultural tour and a chance to learn about the community. Day 3After an early breakfast, enjoy a final game drive out of the Maasai Mara Reserve. Head to Lake Nakuru and stop for lunch in the local town before continuing to your accommodation for the night. Day 4Start with another early breakfast and depart for Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. The park is home to a sanctuary for black and rare white rhinos, as well as flocks of pink flamingos that live at the lake’s edge. To finish the tour, make your way back to Nairobi. Stop for lunch on the way before you are dropped-off back at your hotel in the city.

From Nairobi or Mombasa: Amboseli National Park 3-Day Tour

5. From Nairobi or Mombasa: Amboseli National Park 3-Day Tour

A 3-day tour of Amboseli National Park is a fantastic way to discover some of the most beautiful parts of Kenya. Begin your adventure with pickup from Nairobi or Mombasa, where you will be driven along the Mombasa Road, arriving in time for lunch. In the evening you will embark on your first game drive, which will be followed by dinner and an overnight stay at AA Lodge. Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. Known for large elephant herds, views of Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania, observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. Western section is dominated by Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season Your second day will begin with breakfast then a morning game drive and your first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You'll then have the opportunity to enjoy a guided safari walk or swim before lunch. In the afternoon/evening you'll have the chance to go on a game drive once more, and try to spot all the wildlife that comes out at dusk. On the final day, you will have breakfast and enjoy one final game drive before being taken back to Nairobi or Mombasa where your tour comes to an end.

Nairobi National Park Full or Half-Day Tour with Guide

6. Nairobi National Park Full or Half-Day Tour with Guide

Nairobi National Park is situated 6 miles (10 km) from the heart of Kenya’s capital. Established in 1946, it has 44 square miles (114 square km) of pristine savanna with a large population of migratory game animals. For the half-day tour, after being picked up at your hotel early in the morning at 6 AM, head towards Nairobi National Park, arriving at around 6:30 AM. From there, take an exciting 4-hour game drive through the park. Stay on the lookout for many species of game animals, including black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, as well as countless species of wild birds. The park’s open border on its southeast perimeter allows a corridor for the natural migration of game animals during the seasonal rains. Don’t miss this chance to get up close with some of Kenya's amazing wildlife! Other attractions include the ivory burning site monument and walking trails at hippo pools. Following the 4-hour game viewing drive, head back to Nairobi and get dropped off at your hotel. Please note the National Park tour is 5 hours in total. Extend your trip by choosing the full-day tour option, which includes additional visits to the giraffe center, with lunch included at the tamarind. This option also includes a trip to the Karen Blixen Musuem then return back to the hotel and Pick up again at 7 PM to watch a dance show and enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Get transferred back to your hotel in Nairobi at the end of the tour at around 11 PM.

Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Tour With Free Pickup

7. Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Tour With Free Pickup

Benefit from a pickup at your hotel, and then take an early morning game drive through the Nairobi National Park. After a short 15-minute ride from Nairobi's city center, get ready to see the wildlife tracks of the Nairobi National Park at sunrise. Due to the limited size of the National Park, there are no elephants as they require a larger living habitat. First, learn about the 3 main ecosystems in the Nairobi National Park consisting of the dry forest western side, the Savannah grasslands, and the boundary riverine ecosystem. Then, discover an impressive array of animals including lion, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, ostrich, hippo, rhino, buffalo and other game animals. Experience the wildlife at the best time of the day as the animals are still very active. Watch some of the big cats returning from a night of hunting. After this, get delivered back to your hotel in Nairobi which marks the end of the tour.

Nairobi: Overnight Safari Trip to Amboseli National Park

8. Nairobi: Overnight Safari Trip to Amboseli National Park

Spend time outdoors on an overnight safari trip to Amboseli National Park from Nairobi. Immerse yourself in the natural scenery of the park and get to know the local animals alongside a tour guide. Enjoy meals and a 1-night stay at the AA Amboseli Lodge. After hotel pickup, travel to Amboseli National Park. Along the morning drive, admire a typical African savanna landscape punctuated with local homesteads and colorful Maasai herdsmen grazing their cattle. Arrive at Amboseli National Park just in time for lunch, then take a midday rest before venturing into the park for an exciting afternoon of game viewing. Together with your guide, search for elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, warthogs, ostriches, and more.  The remarkable Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline and surrounding countryside of this beautiful location. Take plenty of photos to capture your adventure, then spend the rest of the night at AA Amboseli Lodge. The next morning, have breakfast before checking out of the lodge. En route back to Nairobi during the late afternoon, enjoy a final game-viewing adventure in search of predators and grazers.

Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

9. Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

Take a break from modern city life and embark on an exhilarating adventure with an expert local guide on a 3-day, 2-night wildlife safari in Tsavo East and West National Park. Day 1:Mombasa to Tsavo East Start your tour with a morning hotel pickup from Mombasa and ride along the Mombasa-Nairobi road to Bachuma Gate in Tsavo East National Park. Begin your first game drive and track the paths of elephants, cheetah, giraffe, and antelope. Visit the famous Aruba dam where animals gather in droves, especially during the dry season. Recharge your energy with stops for lunch and dinner during the day, and recuperate at night at the Voi Safari Lodge or Ashnil Aruba Game Lodge, or one of the other comfortable lodges nearby. Day 2:Tsavo East to Tsavo West Wake up after a rejuvenating night's rest and join an early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast, depart from your lodge and head to Tsavo West National Park. Replenish your energy at three meal stops throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Spend the night in Ngulia Safari Game Lodge or a similar lodge nearby. Day 3: Tsavo West to Mombasa Wake up with the sun for a pre-breakfast game viewing drive. See predators hunting in the early morning light, as their prey grazes on the vegetation. Enjoy the soft color palette that spreads across the volcanic terrain at this early hour. Head on to Mzima Springs and spot more game along the ride. Stop during the day for breakfast and get dropped off at your hotel in Mombasa by road or train.

Maasai Mara: Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast

10. Maasai Mara: Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast

The first pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you will experience a wildlife viewing adventure from an entirely different perspective. Your hot air balloon flight lasts approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, drifting wherever the air currents take you, with ample opportunities for photography and video filming. When your Kenyan hot air balloon safari finishes you will toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked wherever you land. Your hour hot air balloon safari ends with a transfer back to your accommodation at in an open Jeep for easier game viewing.

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Simon answered all my inquisitive questions about wildlife & knew every species of animal we saw. He knew their mating habits, some of their origins and more! He waited for me despite my later flight landing, then Picked me up straight from the airport and dropped me right back off during my long layover. He waited at a café for me to get breakfast which was super accommodating—- and had Wi-Fi as well as electricity for charging your phone within the car all day. He had great driving skills and navigated my day well. Still took me on a solo tour which allowed me to nap in the back seat and pivot to all looking points of the safari car. Took the best pics of me and we had some good stories shared. Thanks so much for the short experience in Kenya!

Awesome safari ,starting from easy reservation through Emirates Airlines and easier with Get your guide application ,we found everything written in detailed program as it is We were lucky enough to see Leopard hunting and eating impala,Lions,Lioness,Cheetah, Fox,Hyena and her cups,Zebras,wildebeest,Thomson Gazelle klipspringer and other species of those look like,Giraffe,Elephants,Buffalos,Hippos many ,Crocodile, Mongoos,baboons,Monkeys,Rhinos,Flamingo birds in nakuru lake ,Eagles ,colorful birds ,Ostriches ,Masaya Mara village and local people Accommodation not bad with jungle spirit ,try to lower your expectation ,Food not only in camps also in restaurants almost good .. keep same what's app to be easier for you I'VE LOVED THAT SAFARI

PERFECT SAFARI WITH MOSES! I saw all of the Big 5 before 2pm. I stayed in the tent and felt comfortable the entire time. This was very important because I am female solo traveler. The food was also amazing. There is an upscale option that I saw when picking up the other group and they had wi-fi and a bar. But for only two nights I could stick it out with limited electricity in the tents. I was surprised that the tents had their own bathrooms, major plus!

The elephant orphanage and giraffe centre trip was an incredible experience and not to be missed. A great opportunity to get up close to and learn more about the animals and the excellent care they receive. Our guide was friendly and informative, with great communication, and even took us to additional locations like the bead factory. Would highly recommend doing this while in Nairobi

It was an amazing night the food was delicious The show was very entertaining The staff are very welcoming we enjoyed it to the maximum