Highlights of Kenya 2024
Small Group Adventure
 9 Days • 20 Meals
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.

  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Experienced Safari Guide with you during the entire small group adventure
  • Get up-close to elephants and giraffes at Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
  • Cross the equator
  • Game-viewing drives in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • Visit to a traditional Maasai village

Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart from your gateway city on an overnight flight to Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.
Day 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.
Day 3  Nairobi
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' fame.

As you 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
Day 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
Day 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
Day 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
Day 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 the country.

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
Day 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
Day 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



Days 2 - 3  Tamarind Tree Hotel or Similar, Nairobi
Days 4 - 5  Sweetwaters Tented Camp or similar, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Days 6  Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar, Lake Naivasha
Days 7 - 8  Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp or similar, Masai Mara Game Reserve


 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room Availability
September 18, 2024 Request a Quote $4,369 + $1,659 Available
October 30, 2024 Request a Quote $4,269 + $1,629 Sold Out
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Passports and Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Visas required on this program. We will send visa applications and instructions since visas are required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

*Manji Foundation: The Manji Family comes from a long tradition of serving the local community. Their Foundation was created with a goal of empowering children by extending support to the most remote areas, where the poorest families live. The Foundation builds permanent school facilities, dormitories, provides uniforms, school supplies, nutritious meals, safe drinking water and so much more. They also help the homeless by home-cooking 350 meals every week, which are personally delivered around the community by the family members every Sunday. Mayflower is proud to partner with this family that is selfless in providing monetary and emotional support to others. To aid their Foundation, Mayflower is donating $50 for every traveler who visits East Africa with us. Thank you!


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