Day 1: Departure to Nairobi
The group meets at OR Tambo international airport from various destinations in South Africa. Your Travel Director will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. You board an afternoon flight to Nairobi.
You arrive in arrive Nairobi in the afternoon the shuttle takes the group to the hotel for check in. The group meets for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Here your Travel Director will review the daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions that may arise.
Day 2: Day Tour – Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage and Nairobi National Park
This day starts with a visit to the Giraffe Centre where you will learn about the giraffes and why they are endangered and what the centre does to help. The visit here will end by feeding the giraffes with the supervision of a trained staff member.
Then, you will continue to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see orphaned baby elephants that were rescued and will be released. Your guide will tell you how they are raised and reintroduced to the wilderness.
You will then take a lunch break (own expense), then go to Nairobi National Park for a game drive in the middle of the city. Here your guide will show you as many animals as possible, like rhinos and lions, in a safari van with a pop-up roof, making for easier game viewing.
Day 3 – 6: Three-Day Maasai Mara Guided Safari from Nairobi
On the first day, you will embark on a trip from Nairobi to Masai mara. You will stop at Mount Longonot National Park, Maai Mahiu, Rift Valley Province. here you will be able to spot the Mt Longonot. You will then pass by the Great Rift Valley, Turkana District, Rift Valley Province, where you will drive around the town. The next stop will be at Mara River, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province, where you will have a Game drive and should be able to see the migration.
Lunch and dinner are included and accommodation is in Semi Luxury tents/ Lodges.
On the second day, you will embark on a full Day Game drive in the Mara. You will stop at Mara River, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province for a Game drive in the reserve, where you can spot the Big Five if you are lucky and witness the great migration. Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as accommodation is included in Semi Luxury tents/lodge.
On the third day, you will drive from Mara back to Nairobi. You will stop at Mara River for an early game drive to again spot the big five. You will then be dropped off in Nairobi.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.