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The Special Five
Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve is one of the world’s most unique parks; it is the only place on Earth where you’ll find, collectively in one location, the Special Five: The Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk Antelope, and Besia Oryx. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you’ll travel northwards through pineapple plantations and fertile farmlands to the Aberdare National Park where you’ll be invited to fish in the park’s water pools for the Aberdare’s famous trout. From there, you’ll travel further north to Samburu where you’ll meet up with the Special Five. All this and so much more awaits you on this truly extraordinary experience.
The Great Rift
The Great Rift Valley in the Western Region of Kenya dates back 25 Million years to an age when its formation set the stage for the spectacular beauty it possesses today. Its collection of Freshwater Lakes and Reserves teem with wildlife. Lake Nakuru, a bird lover’s paradise, is home to over 2 million pink flamingoes and about 450 different species, including large numbers of Black Rhinos and White Rhinos who consider it their ideal breeding ground. Next, you’ll head further west to Maasai Mara Game Reserve for a walking safari to Masai Village. From there you’ll visit Lake Naivasha, site of the film “Out Of Africa” to observe its resident hippos and water birds. An adventure that, in every way, exemplifies Africa at its best.
This exciting excursion is named for the legendary Man Eaters Of Tsavo, a pair of lions who preyed on railway construction workers in the late 1890s. It takes you to exotic locales like Amboseli National Park on the leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro, home to the continent’s largest herd of elephants. From there, you’ll venture to Tsavo West, where significant volcanic activity has carved out geological points of interest like the Shetani Lava Floe along with natural attractions like Mzima Springs, Roaring Rocks, Ngulia Mountain and the Five Sisters Hills. A short drive away, at Tsavo East National Park, you’ll enjoy additional attractions like Mudanda Rock, Aruba Dam, Lugard’s Falls, and Yatta Plateau, sites that have made this area of Kenya a popular vacation destination.
Kenya’s famed Maasai Tribe are a proud people with a rich and ancient cultural heritage. Their influence all across the nation is evident in the many Maasai names given to its geological and historic sites. Our Explore The Maasai Land excursion focuses on Lake Elementaita and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the areas of the Great Rift Valley that comprise their ancestral homeland. At Lake Elementaita, you’ll embark on a boat safari to track the Fish Eagle and observe majestic hippos in their natural habitat. At the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you’ll set out on a game drive in search of wildlife before settling in at Mara Base Camp for a relaxed evening of dining and leisure.
For an exceptionally memorable Kenyan experience, explore its most interesting attractions with Tufayn, our personal tour guide who brings great knowledge and expertise to every excursion. He’ll guide you to some of Central and Western Kenya’s most storied locales. From the shores of the Ewaso Ngiro River teeming with wildlife in the Samburu National Reserve, to lunch among the scenic gardens and panoramic vistas at Aberdare Country Club in the Aberdare National Park. Overnight in a lodge designed to look like Noah’s Ark before departing for Lake Naivasha where “Out Of Africa” was filmed. From there, you’ll set out with Tufayn for the internationally famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve for a day of world-class wildlife watching.
Our Authentic Tribes excursion takes you farther up into the Northern Region of Kenya than any of our other tours. The northern part of the country offers the greatest variety of terrain, from lush, verdant forests to rocky paths, desert roads, and sandy dunes. Here, you’ll encounter everything from ancient tribes with traditional beliefs to the mighty Lake Turkana and the dramatic mountain ranges. In Marsabit, enjoy guided walks along Crater Rim and the mythic shores of Lake Paradise. At North Horr Town, stop at the Oasis at Kalacha and visit members of the Gabra Tribe, who occupy the Chalbi Lands of Nothern Kenya. In Loiyangalani, meet the El Molo Tribe, the smallest tribe in Kenya, and the Turkana People. Then, spend an afternoon in the Desert Museum to learn about the livelihoods, traditions, art and beliefs of the country’s desert peoples.
Embark on one of our most popular and far-reaching excursions – an adventure that immerses you in some of the African Continent’s most fabled cities and most thrilling attractions. Our Explore + package originates in the bustling Kenyan metropolis of Nairobi. You’ll explore the city’s rich cosmopolitan culture, bustling casinos, and vibrant nightlife and will overnight at Hemingway’s Hotel after a relaxing seafood feast at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens. Then off to Lewa Downs where you’ll participate in a shared game drive in open-air 4X4 Land Cruisers. Next, you’ll fly to Maasai Mara Game Reserve for more wildlife spotting before jetting off to Zanzibar in Tanzania for dinner and lodging at the sumptuous Gold Zanzibar beach resort. In all, it’s an experience not to be missed – and never to be forgotten.