Tracking Elusive Wildlife in Uncharted Territories of KenyaKenya Into the Wild, 10 Days
Welcome to Rare Africa Travel's exclusive 10-day adventure, "Into the Wild: Tracking Elusive Wildlife in Uncharted Territories of Kenya." Embark on a thrilling journey that will take you deep into the heart of Kenya's untamed wilderness, where you'll have the opportunity to witness some of the most majestic and elusive wildlife on the planet. Our expert guides and well-curated itinerary ensure an unforgettable experience that combines adventure, luxury, and conservation.
Kenya Into the Wild, 10 Days
Day 1: Nairobi – Arrival and Cultural Immersion
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be greeted by our friendly team and transferred to your luxury accommodation. Take some time to rest and freshen up before embarking on a cultural immersion tour. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Centre, where you can interact with the endangered Rothschild giraffes.
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park – Majestic Elephants
After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park, nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and enjoy panoramic views of Africa’s highest mountain. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive to witness the park’s famous inhabitants, including large herds of elephants, as well as lions, cheetahs, and zebras.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park – Wildlife Encounters
Spend the day exploring the vast savannahs of Amboseli National Park. Set out on morning and afternoon game drives to maximize your chances of spotting the park’s diverse wildlife. Keep an eye out for wildebeests, buffalos, hyenas, and a variety of bird species. In between game drives, relax at your lodge and soak in the breathtaking surroundings.
Day 4: Amboseli to Samburu National Reserve – Rugged Wilderness
Bid farewell to Amboseli and catch a short flight to Samburu National Reserve, an untouched wilderness in Kenya’s northern region. Upon arrival, settle into your luxury tented camp and indulge in a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, set off on a game drive through the reserve, known for its unique wildlife, including Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, and Somali ostriches.
Day 5: Samburu National Reserve – Cultural Interactions
Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Samburu people. Spend the day interacting with the local community, learning about their traditions, and participating in traditional activities. Visit a Samburu village, witness a traditional dance performance, and engage in meaningful conversations with the locals. Gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between the people and wildlife in this remote region.
Day 6: Samburu to Maasai Mara – Great Migration and Big Cats
Depart Samburu and fly to the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival, check-in at your luxurious lodge, which offers breathtaking views of the reserve. In the afternoon, venture out on a game drive in search of the famous Big Five (lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos). If you visit during the annual Great Migration, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of thousands of wildebeests crossing the Mara River.
Day 7: Maasai Mara – Hot Air Balloon Safari and Bush Walk
Start the day with an unforgettable hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the reserve from a unique perspective as you glide above the plains. Afterwards, embark on a guided bush walk, accompanied by an expert Maasai guide, to learn about the intricacies of the ecosystem and track wildlife on foot. In the evening, gather around a campfire and listen to captivating stories from Maasai warriors.
Day 8: Maasai Mara – Conservation Initiatives and Community Engagement
Today, engage in conservation initiatives aimed at protecting wildlife and empowering local communities. Visit a conservation centre and learn about the efforts being made to safeguard the Maasai Mara’s delicate ecosystem. Spend time with local community members and discover how their sustainable practices contribute to the preservation of this pristine wilderness.
Day 9: Maasai Mara – Last Game Drives and Farewell Dinner
Set out on your final game drives in the Maasai Mara, hoping to spot any wildlife species you may have missed during your stay. As the sun begins to set, indulge in a farewell dinner under the starlit sky, accompanied by traditional Maasai music and dance. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you’ve made throughout your journey.
Day 10: Maasai Mara to Nairobi – Departure
After breakfast, bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and fly back to Nairobi. Enjoy some last-minute shopping for unique Kenyan souvenirs before transferring to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, taking with you the memories of an extraordinary adventure in the wilds of Kenya.