When to go
January – Mach and May - December
From £3,595 pp (including flights) | Private: £4,450pp (including flights)
Flight time
8hrs 35mins


From the alpine forest of Aberdare National Park to the vast savannahs of the Maasai Mara, Kenya is the perfect place for nature lovers. One of the biggest draws for travellers is the opportunity to go on safaris and witness the incredible wildlife up close. Kenya is home to the famous “Big Five” – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceroses, and buffalos – as well as a host of other animals. On certain months, there is a chance to witness the spectacular annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras, as they cross the Mara River in search of greener pastures. Visiting Kenya offers an opportunity to experience the incredible natural beauty and cultural richness of the country.

At a Glance

10 days & 8 nights
Guide price
Group: from £3,595pp (including flights) | Private: from £4,450pp (including flights)
Cities/Destinations (in order)
Nairobi – Aberdare – Aberdare National Park - Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Naivasha – Elsamere Conservation Centre - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Tour Type
Experienced local tour manager and guided sightseeing
Tour Theme
Group Tour
Activity Level
Age Range
Star Rating of Tour
Tamarind Tree Hotel (or similar) in Nairobi | The Ark Lodge in Aberdare | Sweetwaters Serena Camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy | Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge in Naivasha | Zebra Plains Mara Camp in Masai Mara | Tamarind Tree Hotel in Nairobi
Board Basis
Varied - please see the sample itinerary for detailsz
Min|Max Group Size
Average 10 people with a maximum of 18
Nairobi - Nairobi


Optimal Wildlife Viewing in Top-Notch Private Reserves

Cox & Kings carefully handpicked a selection of private reserves that over optimal wildlife viewing. Nestled amidst the stunning backdrop of Mount Kenya, the refined tented accommodation provides a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the wilderness. The reserves’ accommodations offer an elegant retreat within the breathtaking natural beauty of Kenya.

Traditional Kenyan Tea Sipping While Learning About Naturalist, Joy Adamson

Traditional Kenyan tea is grown in the highlands of Kenya, where the climate and soil conditions are perfect for producing a high-quality tea that is prized for its rich aroma and flavour. As you sip on this premium tea, learn about Joy Adamson, the renowned conservationist who dedicated her life to preserving Kenya’s wildlife. Gain a deeper appreciation for Adamson’s legacy and the incredible wildlife that she worked tirelessly to protect.

Explore Local Villages and Rich Wildlife in Masai Mara

Embark on a unique adventure in Masai Mara by exploring local villages and witnessing its rich wildlife. Immerse yourself in the Maasai culture, observe traditional song and dance, and witness the incredible diversity of animals including big cats, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and other fascinating animals.

Sample Itinerary

Exploring the Wildlife of Kenya: A Sample Itinerary

Some of the most iconic animals on the planet are found in Kenya. The best way to witness the wildlife is through a safari, where you can see the animals up close in their natural habitat, and learn about the conservation efforts being made to protect them. This sample itinerary offers visits to Kenya’s best national parks and game reserves allowing you to witness some of the most spectacular animals on earth.

Day 1: Fly to Nairobi

Begin your Kenyan adventure by taking a flight from London to the capital city Nairobi. Check-in at the Tamarind Tree Hotel (or similar) for a 1-night stay.

(Flight Included | Airport Transfer | N)

Day 2: Aberdare National Park

This morning, drive to Aberdare, a place that witnessed the historic moment when young Queen Elizabeth first knew that she ceased to be Princess Elizabeth and had ascended to the throne and became Queen Elizabeth II. Located in central Kenya, Aberdare is a mountain range forming the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy lunch at the charming Aberdare Country Club, located on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands.

Afterwards, drive to Aberdare National Park, known for its stunning landscape, diverse wildlife and numerous activities. Get on a game drive and observe a plethora of animals including elephants, leopards, black rhinos, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, colobus monkeys and many others. You can take a guided birding tour to explore over 290 bird species. You can also go camping or fishing in one of the several rivers and streams abundant with trout. For hikers and trekkers, the park is a haven with its rugged terrain through several mountains, wild moorlands, thick forests and spectacular waterfalls. Stay overnight at The Ark Lodge located at the heart of the park.

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Days 3 & 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Today, locate to a 350 square kilometres mosaic of wooded grassland, grass plains, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Check-in at the Sweetwaters Serena Camp located within the conservancy for a 2-night stay.

For two days, enjoy a myriad of thrilling safaris that Ol Pejeta offers including vehicle safari, game walks, night safari, horse rides, camel rides and for the adventurous, lion tracking. Ol Pejeta is famed for hosting the Big Five, the fastest-growing population of rhinos in Africa along with endangered black and white rhinos. The park is also the only place in Kenya where you can see non-indigenous chimpanzees located in a sanctuary on an island accessed by boat. The chimpanzees’ sanctuary is a host for orphaned chimps and chimps confiscated from black markets.

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Day 5: Lake Naivasha

This morning, drive through Naivasha to Elsamere Conservation Centre, located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Naivasha. This vast sterling blue freshwater lake is home to hippos, flamingos, and other aquatic life. Elsamere Conservation Centre will take you back in time to relive the passionate story of conservationist, Joy Adamson. Serving as the retirement home for Adamson, this is the place where Penny the leopard was raised by Adamson, and where Elsa the lion cub changed the concept of conservation forever, her story which is documented in the book, Born Free and made into a movie with the same title.

Explore Elsamere Museum which depicts the life of Joy Adamson and her husband George, showcasing their lifelong commitment to Kenya’s wildlife. Watch an informative film on Adamson while savouring a cup of premium Kenyan tea, which has been a significant foreign exchange earner for the country. Check-in at the Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge for an overnight stay.

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Days 6-8: Masai Mara

Head to Kenya’s most famous and best wildlife Park, Masai Mara and check-in at the Zebra Plains Mara Camp for a 3-night stay, giving you enough time to explore the entire reserve’s wildlife and sceneries. Throughout the years, Masai Mara has been frequented by explorers, royal families, celebrities, wildlife photographers and award-winning filmmakers, adding a boost to its fame.

Join experienced rangers for a game drive and witness the astonishing diversity and concentration of animals, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, African bush elephants, crocodiles, and giraffes. Explore the open savanna on a nature hike or take in an aerial view of the park on a hot air balloon ride. Experience a horseback safari to emulate explorers of olden times. Immerse yourself in an authentic tribal experience by mingling with the welcoming Maasai people in their village. Watch the Maasai warriors perform traditional songs and dance around a blazing fire. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, then witnessing the Great Migration is a must. Time your trip to coincide with the thousands of thundering hooves of herbivores in the Great Migration across the Mara River.

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Days 9 & 10: Fly to the UK

In the morning, drive to Nairobi and enjoy a dayroom use at the Tamarind Tree Hotel. In the afternoon, you can take a dip in the hotel’s pool or relax in its spacious garden. Alternatively, you can go out and explore Nairobi’s busy streets, enjoy the local food and do some last-minute souvenir shopping.

In the evening, head to the Jomo Kenyatta international airport and catch a flight back to London carrying with you unforgettable memories of your Kenyan Adventure.

(Flight Included | Airport Transfer | B)