Day 01: Nairobi
Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi. Our staff will welcome you to Kenya and escort you to your waiting vehicles. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes to your hotel where you check in to your rooms. Safari orientation will be given by our guides.
Day 02: Nairobi
Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Pick up by your driver guides and begin a full day tour of Nairobi starting with the Daphne Sheldrick’s elephant orphanage, an Elephant Nursery situated on the edge of Nairobi National Park under the auspices of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, overseen by Dr. Daphne Sheldrick whose elephant experience spans a lifetime. Enjoy seeing the small calves wallowing.
Day 3: Nairobi - Amboseli
Breakfast in the hotel then check out. Join your driver guides and begin your safari adventure with a 3 hour drive south east to Amboseli National Park. Check in to your lodge and have lunch. There will be time to settle in and still set out for a game drive in the park. Return to the lodge before it gets dark.
Day 4: Amboseli
Early morning game drives in the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Mid-morning you will join your guides for a tree planting exercise. This is a project that helps in reforestation of Amboseli National Park. Each guest who participates will receive a certificate and the tree they plant will be tagged with their name. The Amboseli biosphere has suffered greatly over the years as a result of the impact of cattle, elephant and safari vehicles. As a result much of the soil cover has been lost along with many of the trees. Additionally, the rising water table has resulted in poisonous alkalis being brought to the ground surface, which has decimated vast tracts of acacia woodland. To repair the damages of the past, and to ensure the preservation of the nation's natural heritage for the future, since 1990 Serena Hotels have mounted an ambitious reforestation program in cooperation with the Kenya Wildlife Service and some local tour operators. To date over 70,000 indigenous trees have been planted and as a result Amboseli is slowly returning to its natural state - but much more work needs to be done still. Lunch in the lodge. Afternoon game drives in the park. Have you ever dreamed of dining under the stars at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro? This evening you will enjoy a Bush Dinner!
Day 5: Amboseli - Mount Kenya
Have breakfast in the lodge before checking out and hitting the road. Drive a northerly direction and stop over at the Trout Tree restaurant for lunch. Thereafter continue to the mountain lodge where you will spend the night. The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest. Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of the mountain and deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colorful cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa’s second-highest mountain. Guests can also awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole. Finally, they can venture down to the secret viewing hide by the water’s edge and experience the awesome thrill of being only meters away from some of the most massive beasts on earth.
Day 6: Mount Kenya - Samburu
Enjoy breakfast in the lodge before you checkout. Depart and drive to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in the reserve.
Day 7: Samburu
Go on early morning game drives before returning to the camp for breakfast. In the mid-morning we visit an authentic Samburu village for an insight into the daily lives of these nomadic people. The tour culminates with a Samburu dance performance. Afternoon game drive in the reserve.
Day 8: Samburu - Sweetwaters
After breakfast in the camp followed by checkout we'll drive to Sweetwaters wildlife sanctuary, situated at the foot of Mount Kenya – the highest in Kenya and second highest in Africa. Lunch at your camp. Afternoon game drives in the reserve with a visit to Baraka rhino and the chimpanzee sanctuary.
Day 9: Samburu - Nakuru
Enjoy breakfast in the camp before starting the next leg of your journey. Drive in a south-westerly direction, skirting the Aberdare mountain ranges which form the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley. Drive on to Lake Nakuru National Park, situated on the floor of the valley and check in to your camp. Lunch in the camp. Afternoon game drives in the park and around the lake.
Day 10: Nakuru - Masai Mara
After breakfast in the camp followed by checkout, drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. Lunch in your camp. Afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to your camp before darkness falls.
Day 11: Masai Mara
Early morning game drive in the reserve. Return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Real Africa / Wandrian Adventures School in Masai Mara. This project was started by Real Africa and Wandrian Adventures as a way of giving back to the communities in the areas where we operate in. 5% of the money you pay when you book a Wandrian Adventures Kenya tour goes towards building classrooms and other structures of this school. Your safari includes a visit to this school and participation in the construction and other on-going works. Be prepared to lay bricks and even to try your hand on teaching.
Day 12: Masai Mara
Early morning game drive in the reserve. Also consider taking an optional hot air balloon safari.
Day 13: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Breakfast in the camp prior to check out. Drive to Nairobi and check in to your pre booked dayrooms at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Lunch is not included on this day. In the evening you will be transferred to the Tamarind restaurant for your farewell dinner.
• Our team of guides speaks: English, French, Japanese, Spanish, and Swahili as well as their own tribal languages. All have a minimum of a bronze medal from the Kenya Safari Guides Association and are licensed by the ministry of tourism. They have between 6 and 15 years guiding experience.
• We pay our guides above industry scales and this is one way we ensure that wealth is distributed to the locals.
• We support various conservation efforts in Kenya, also as a way to give back to the society on one hand and a way to ensure sustainability of the areas we operate tours in. We are members of and support the Kenya Tourism Federation and the Kenya Ecotourism Society. Our guests are invited to join us in a tree planting exercise which we carry out in Amboseli in conjunction with some hotels there.
• We support two orphanages in Nairobi and our guests are welcome to visit them and contribute their support as well.
• We work in partnership with other travel outfits and have started a school in Maasai Mara, one of the most visited game reserves in Africa yet one of the least developed area. By building the school and channelling some of our income to assisting the school projects we know that we are investing in the future of the Maasai people thus ensuring that they get to benefit directly from our tourism activities in their area.
• We operate a fleet of very well maintained and serviced safari cruisers thus keeping our carbon emissions to a minimum and controlling the impact our tours cause on the environment.