Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you visit Nairobi, meet
elephants and giraffes up-close, and enjoy safari adventures in Kenya! Experience lions,
zebra, wildebeest, rhino and other animals you’ve only seen on TV or in zoos in their
majestic natural habitats. Enjoy game-viewing safari drives, a relaxing boat ride, and a
cultural experience with local villagers. From wildlife paradises to relaxing evenings in
luxury tent camps, this adventure through Kenya will be an experience to remember.
1 Depart the USA
Depart from your gateway city
on an overnight flight to Nairobi, the capital and largest
city of Kenya.
2 Nairobi, Kenya
JAMBO - KARIBU! (Welcome!)
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,
you will be met by a Mayflower Cruises & Tours
representative who will provide a warm welcome and
assist with your transfer to the hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, your African
adventure begins! During a heart-warming visit to
the Elephant Orphanage, learn how it has played a
significant role in Kenya’s conservation efforts. Meet
some of the adorable baby elephants they have saved
and are raising. Maybe on your next trip to Kenya you’ll
run into them on your safaris, after they’ve been reintegrated
into the wild! Say goodbye to the elephants
and journey to the Karen Blixen Museum, originally
home to Karen Blixen of ‘Out of Africa'
walk through the house, see authentic memorabilia,
furnishings and costumes worn in the movie. After an
included lunch on the museum grounds, get ready for
more animal adventures as you visit the Giraffe Center.
Get up-close to the endangered Rothschild Giraffe at this
natural sanctuary. Take the opportunity to feed them,
and perhaps receive a kiss in return! Tonight is a special
treat as you are warmly welcomed in the Manji family
home. Experience local culture and the hospitality of this
wonderful family, founders and operators of the Manji
Foundation*, as they host dinner, share experiences of
life in East Africa and get to know you. Meals: B, L, D
4 Nairobi – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
As you board
the safari land cruiser and depart Nairobi, journey
through the rich agricultural landscape, passing small
farms, coffee and pineapple plantations en route to the
Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Located between the foothills of
the Aberdares and the magnificent, snow-capped Mount
Kenya, the Conservancy offers excellent game-viewing.
Following lunch at the tent camp and time to relax, the
first game-viewing drive will take place.
Keep an eye
out as your safari guide searches for the ‘Big Five’: lion,
elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and the black rhino. You may even spot the endangered white rhino as two of
the world’s last remaining northern white rhino make this
sanctuary their home. After the thrill of your first game-viewing
drive, return to the camp for dinner and relaxation.
Meals: B, L, D
5 Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Enjoy a full day exploring exotic Sweetwaters Sanctuary. The camp overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area and offers an
astounding variety of animals.
In addition to the big cats, there is an abundance of plains game, and you may see
wild dogs and other endangered species including the Beisa oryx, Jackson’s hartebeest and Grevy’s zebra.
Don’t miss the chimpanzees! This sanctuary was established to rehabilitate these animals rescued from the
black market and is the only place in Kenya to see them.
Meals: B, L, D
6 Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Naivasha
An early morning game-viewing drive starts the day, followed
by breakfast back at the camp before starting your next
adventure. Depart the Conservancy and drive towards the
Great Rift Valley where a brief stop is made at the equator-crossing
point. Snap photos of the signage indicating the crossing and experience the effects of the magnetic
fields while being at the center of the Earth!
Arrive in Lake
Naivasha in time for lunch before this afternoon’s included
boat ride. Cruise along the tranquil waters of this freshwater
lake in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Relish in
the surrounding sights and sounds of the native wildlife.
Beautiful birds along the banks, in the trees, and soaring
above; lazy hippos yawning as they emerge from the
water; African Fish Eagles swoop down to snatch a fish
from the lake for dinner…it all awaits! Check into the lodge
and enjoy a relaxing evening. Meals: B, L, D
7 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara
After breakfast, it’s
time to journey to the final destination, Kenya’s famous
Masai Mara Game Reserve. Venture through the Great
Rift Valley to the northern-most extension of the Serengeti
Plains, and one of the richest wildlife game reserves in
Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the camp before
the afternoon game-viewing drive. With rolling plains and
grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see, the Masai
Mara is home to the black-maned lion, Savannah (African)
elephant, Cape buffalo, wildebeests, hyena, black rhino,
topi, Burchelle’s zebra, Masai giraffe and the elusive
leopard. Meals: B, L, D
8 Masai Mara
If you choose, start the day with an
optional sunrise hot-air balloon ride (weather permitting).
After an early breakfast, depart on a full-day adventure
on the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you continue to
search for the ‘Big Five’, waterbucks, warthogs, Thompson
& Grant’s gazelles, impalas, cheetah and more.
In the afternoon, visit a traditional Maasai manyatta (village) and
experience the culture of this world-famous community
where the Maasai still live as they have for centuries.
Interact with these nomadic people and experience their
way of life. Return to the camp for your final dinner and
overnight. Meals: B, L, D
9 Masai Mara – Nairobi
Your African adventure
comes to an end as you say goodbye to the staff at the
camp and travel back to Nairobi. Lunch is included at
a local restaurant before arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport for your flight home. Depart the
African continent with memories and photographs of your
special moments and unforgettable experiences.
Meals: B, L
Arrival at your home city may be on Day 10 based on flight schedule.
Itinerary subject to change