Here is the itinerary of our educational safari. Contact us for more details via the booking form.

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Amboseli, Great Rift Valley & Masai Mara – 11 days

Explore East Africa’s rich wildlife habitats. See large herds of wild animals and beautiful landscapes. See and learn about the Great Rift Valley and its natural wonders of volcanic mountains, deep gorges and lakes.

Day 1:  Nairobi

Pick up from Nairobi airport in the morning and transfer to your hotel. There will be a day tour of Nairobi city. Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and finish off with the Bomas of Kenya cultural centre where there are numerous homesteads (bomas) that reflect the culture of the various tribes and this has created a living museum. Each boma has been built to the original traditional architecture of an African home, similar to that of their ancestors.

Accommodation: Hotel Boulevard

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Amboseli

From Nairobi, drive south to Amboseli National Park for lunch and afternoon game drive. This is where you can see large herds of elephants and other plains game, lions, leopards etc roaming the plains against the backdrop of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. This is a truly magical experience.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Amboseli

Full day of game drives in the Amboseli.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Lake Naivasha

Morning game drive as we leave and transfer to Naivasha, lunch at the Rift Valley escarpment and overnight at Elsamere Field Study Centre. Elsamere is the former home of the late Joy Adamson of Born Free fame, a haven for lovers of nature, set on the banks of Lake Naivasha. Check-in to the lodge dormitories and visit the museum including a slide show.

Accommodation: Elsamere Field Study Centre

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Mount Longonot/Local school

Climb Mount Longonot, an extinct volcano that was created as a result of the volcanic eruptions that formed the Great Rift Valley. As you climb, you will pass herds of grazing wildlife or watch buffalo and other animals as they cross the crater floor. Views of Lake Naivasha and the valley itself are not to be missed. Hot springs and steam seep through vents in the solid lava.

After lunch, visit a local school to interact with the teachers and children and learn something about Kenya’s education system.

Accommodation: Elsamere Field Study Centre

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Hell’s Gate

Morning game drive and walk in Hell’s Gate National Park. Hell’s Gate is famous for its natural hot geysers, and eagle and vulture breeding grounds. Zebras, baboons and gazelles are common sights and occasionally cheetahs, leopards and ostrich are encountered. Hell’s Gate is one of the few game reserves where visitors can explore by foot and walk amongst the elands, zebras and hartebeest. Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcanic plug, is a column of volcanic rock named after a German explorer who explored the Hell’s Gate area in 1882.

In the afternoon we have a boat ride on Lake Naivasha, a freshwater Rift Valley lake famous for its variety of birds including the African fish eagle, herons, etc. Animals that can be found in or around the waters of Lake Naivasha include giraffes, buffalo and hippos with Colobus monkeys calling from the treetops.

Accommodation: Elsamere Field Study Centre

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Lake Nakuru

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a whole day’s game drives. Lake Nakuru is a small park famous for the flamingoes and several other water birds. It is also home to a huge variety of wildlife including rhino, lion, leopard and giraffe. Late afternoon you drive back to Elsamere.

Accommodation: Elsamere Field Study Centre

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8:  Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart for the Masai Mara Game Reserve via Narok. Lunch then afternoon game drive in the reserve that is famous for its large concentration of wildlife as well as bird life. It is the natural prolongation of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Masai Mara

Full day’s game drives in the Mara. An early morning start gives you the best opportunity to see the big 5 and the rest of the plains game.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Masai Mara

Morning visit to a Maasai village to learn about the local people’s culture. After lunch, afternoon game drives.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11:   Nairobi

Optional morning game drive. Leave after lunch and transfer to Nairobi airport.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.


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