9 Days Kenya Wilderness Adventure

9 Days Kenya Wilderness Adventure

Explore Daphne Sheldrick's Baby Elephant Orphanage, visit Kenya's only chimpanzee sanctuary and meet the local Samburu people, who share their knowledge of spear throwing and animal tracking.

This tour package takes you to Mount Kenya region and heads out to the North - Described by safari goers as the True African Wilderness Safari Experience - that is the Samburu Region - Unspoilt and Wild! before you head out to Kenya's Crown Jewel - the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

  • Explore Daphne Sheldrick's Baby Elephant Orphanage, where you see young elephants lovingly interact with doting handlers
  • Hand-feed Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center
  • Visit Kenya's only chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is also one of the largest rhino sanctuaries in East Africa
  • Meet the local Samburu people, who share their knowledge of fire starting, spear throwing and animal tracking, as well as bead- and leatherwork


Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi, the first stop on your journey through the wilds of Kenya. Here you will discover baby elephants, watch lions on the hunt and meet an African tribe in their own village. Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi | Magical Meetings with Resident Wildlife

Start your day at the Giraffe Center, home to the endangered, graceful Rothschild giraffe. Offer them food while perched upon a platform, watching as they gently snatch it from your hand with their long, blue tongues. Continue to Daphne Sheldrick’s Orphanage to see small elephants cared for by attentive keepers, who also explain their phased reintroduction to the wild and Tsavo National Park. You may see elephant calves bathing in the mud hole and being bottlefed by human surrogate mothers. An Artisan Visit awaits at Kazuri, a jewelry workshop created by and for women with the mission of employing disadvantaged members of Kenyan society. Tonight, gather with other families sharing in your safari adventure for a festive welcome dinner. Nairobi Serena Hotel | Meals: B D

Day 3: Nanyuki | Abundant Game Viewing

Drive to the Sweetwaters Reserve within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya. Set out in safari vehicles in search of animals or, at an additional cost, take an escorted bush walk or thrilling night game drive. You may even view game from your tent, which overlooks a flooded watering hole and salt lick frequented by the local wildlife. Sweetwaters is an excellent place to see two of Africa’s most endangered species: black rhino and chimpanzee. Meet both when you visit a chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary, each set within the conservancy. Prepare to be taken by sweet Baraka, a black rhino that you may feed from a protected platform. In the evening, your private veranda provides a front-row seat to the nocturnal creatures moving in and out of the shadows to quench their thirst at the water’s edge. Sweetwaters Serena Camp | Meals: B L D

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve | Heart of the Bush

Travel to the bush of the Samburu Game Reserve, where you find a comfortable tented camp perched along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. This river is the lifeline of the reserve and animals congregate along its banks. Between game drives, young guests won’t lack for interesting things to do: activities include tree identification, mammal behavior studies and identification, an animal obstacle course, fire-making techniques and bush treasure hunts, all led by the Young Explorers Guide. Samburu Intrepids | Meals: B L D

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve | Village Visit

The reserve is also home to the nomadic Samburu people who live a pastoral, herding life. Following an early-morning game drive, take a camel ride across the Ewaso Nyiro River, on the lookout for towering giraffes or tiny dik-diks. Arrive at the Samburu village, where you learn about the tribe’s unique way of life. Back at camp, choose to explore the fascinating subtleties of the terrain on a guided, gametracking walk. Soccer, treasure hunts and painting are among the other activities children may enjoy. Samburu Intrepids | Meals: B L D

Days 6-8: Masai Mara Game Reserve | “Big Five” Discovery

Fly to the Masai Mara, land of the red-robed Maasai tribes, and arrive at your luxury tented camp. Spend the next three days in this magnificent savanna country, embarking on morning and afternoon game drives in search of Africa’s “Big Five” — buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards. Learn the art of bead- and leatherwork, as well as basic bush survival skills, such as how to throw a spear or start a fire with sticks. Take an optional hot air balloon safari, an amazing experience your family will never forget. At night, watch a display of traditional Maasai song and dance. End your stay in the Mara with a farewell dinner. Mara Intrepids | Meals: B L D

Day 9: Depart Nairobi

Fly back to Nairobi, where you may relax in your dayroom until your flight home. Nairobi Serena Hotel (Dayroom) | Meals: B