KENYA: SAFARI & OCEAN
Experience the trip of a lifetime without planning a thing
Our Kenya adventure offers daily wellness practices with the added bonus of unforgettable game drives and three days spent on the picturesque coastline. Not to mention the opportunity to give back by volunteering in a local community. We take care of all the details, including accommodations, meals, and transportation. All you have to do is relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.
PRIVATE or SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS
Experience 5 regions: Nairobi, Lake Nakura, Uffanisi, Maasai Mara, Ukunda
Comfortable & Spacious Accommodations throughout included
Multiple Game Drives in Private open top Jeeps to see Rhinos, Lions, Giraffe, Elephants, and maybe even Cheetah!
Airport Transfer on first and last day in Nairobi
Travel with a purpose; we will meet with local schools and families and volunteer how we choose
Relax at the Kenya Coastline and take in the crystal blue waters for 3 nights
Yoga with Suzanne offered throughout (optional)
All meals during our adventure included (soda included - alcohol addtl)
Domestic flights to Kenya Coastline included
All Park & Reserve Fees: Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve
Transportation throughout in private air-conditioned vehicles
Game Drives in Open top Jeeps for best observations
Official English-speaking guide to support us the entire time
Double Room Per Person: $7799
Single Room for 1 person: $8599
Deposit required at sign up: $1600 for shared per person/ $1700 single
Trip Paid in full by January 5, 2025
Monthly payments offered
Upgrade your accommodations:
Hot Air Balloon Sunrise in Massai Mara: $575 with breakfast
APRIL 4th: TRAVEL TO KENYA
Most flights will depart April 4th for Nairobi. We recommend the nonstop flight from JFK to get you easily to Nairobi. You will then arrive April 5th. Airport transportation is included in your adventure.
DAY 1: APRIL 5th - Arrival to Nairobi
Welcome to Kenya! Your journey will start in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.
Nairobi is a Maasai Mara word which means, "cool water " a reference to the River that flows through the city.
Upon landing in Nairobi, and clearing customs, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide to be driven by private transportation to the beautiful Emara hotel for a day of relaxation and restoration.
We'll meet in the evening for dinner (included)
ACCOMMODATION: Emara Hotel
DAY 2: Great Rift Valley
Rise early for an energizing breakfast to prepare for our journey through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru.
Kenya’s Great Rift Valley offers some of the most breath-taking natural scenery in a diverse mix of dramatic escarpments, mountain highlands, indigenous forest, gorges, beautiful lakes and savannahs. These valleys, cliffs and lakes have played a key role in bringing together different species in a variety of environments, which spurred on archaeologists’ discoveries of many ancient fossils, gaining fascinating insights into the progression of human evolution.
On our way, we will spend the morning at the Limuru Tea Farm for a tour, sight-seeing and lunch. An afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park is included to observe the unique wildlife in this region.
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill
DAY 3: Nakura National Park
Embark on an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park before breakfast. Lake Nakuru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a great destination to search for two of the Big 5 that you might struggle to see elsewhere – rhino and leopard.
An early evening game drive will be provided as well to optimize opportunities for rare wildlife sightings, such as the black rhinoceros.
Lake Nakuru National Park was the first destination in Kenya to establish a rhino sanctuary and is currently home to the largest number of black rhinos in the country. The birdlife is another major drawcard for visits to Lake Nakuru, with over 400 species that populate its skies including pelicans, cormorants and flamingos.
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill
DAY 4: Kisii
Following breakfast in Nakuru, the group will depart for Kisii, this town will be our access point to Nyanchonori Village, stopping at the picturesque Kericho Tea Estates for lunch along the way.
The Kisii (also known as Abagusii or Gusii) are western Bantu speakers. It is said that they took their name from their founder and patriarch Mogusii.
Accommodation: Ufanisi Hotel (2 nights)
DAY 5: Nyanchonori Village
Our exploration of authentic Kenyan culture begins in Nyanchonori Village with a comprehensive tour and a visit to a village school. There will also be an opportunity to engage in a village improvement project, such as a tree planting ceremony, or act of gratitude we choose.
In the afternoon, we'll venture to Manga Hills for a scenic hike. The day will culminate with a group dinner and reflective session.
Accommodation: Ufanisi Hotel
DAY 6: Maasai Mara
We will transition from experiencing village life in Nyanchonori, to a safari adventure in Maasai Mara. Locally known simply as The Mara, is a large national game reserve in Narok, Kenya. It is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area, who migrated to the area from the Nile Basin. Their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara" means "spotted" in the local Maasai language, due to the many short bushy trees which dot the landscape.
Maasai Mara is one of the wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa, with its populations of lion, leopard, cheetah and African bush elephant. It also hosts the Great Migration, which secured it as one of the 10 Wonders of the World.
Here we will experience an unforgettable game viewing adventure in the reserve as well as make our home in a Modern Luxury Safari Camp.
DAY 7: Maasai Mara-
The adventure of a lifetime: A spectacular full day safari, complete with lunch in the bush. Large numbers of Lions, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino, African Buffalo, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra and many more animals are found in the park in their natural habitat, unconfined and free to roam the vast Kenyan wilderness stretching for miles on end.
Accommodation: Mara Maisha Luxury Camp
DAY 9: Diani Beach
Our group will shift from safari adventure in Maasai Mara to coastal relaxation in Diani Beach. After a morning flight (included), enjoy an afternoon of rest and beaches.
Diani beach is know for its unique white sand that adorns the beautiful beach, as well as Camel rides for the adventurous! It is blindingly white and ultra-fine. Diani Beach is protected by a coral reef, which provides ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, and water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Accommodation: Swahili Beach Resort (3 nights)
DAY 10 & 11: Diani Beach
Unwind, relax and reflect on the shores of the Indian Ocean, the days are yours to rest, explore the area and islands, or spend with Suzanne leading varied yoga practices.
Accommodation: Swahili Beach Resort
DAY 12: Departure Day
Nairobi and Return Home
Wednesday, April 16
A short flight from Diani Beach (included) will bring our group back to Nairobi. We conclude our journey with a dinner at the Emara Hotel before departing for the airport, or to your next travel destination.
NOTE: Departure Day
We conclude our journey with a dinner at the Emara Hotel before departing for the airport. At this hotel, you can freshen up, rest and eat dinner if you are flying out of Nairobi or carrying on to another destination.
Your transportation to the Nairobi Airport is included. Please note, departing April 16th will have you arrive in the USA April 17th.
Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
International airfare, taxes, porter if required
Hotel early check-in and late check-out
Alcoholic drinks, personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Meals outside of our group itinerary
International flights should arrive into Nairobi on April 5th.
Travelers Insurance recommended *typically must be purchased within 20 days of deposit placed
Double Room per person: $7799
Single Room for 1: $8599
Add on a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Maasai Mara
$575 with breakfast pp