Enjoy the best natural and cultural experiences that Kenya has to offer in a quick but comprehensive seven-day tour. After a day exploring the attractions of Nairobi, hit the ground running at the Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the finest wildlife areas in the country. Get a close-up experience of local Maasai culture and the Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp, an authentic example of how the Maasai people live and work these days. End with a bang, at the world-renowned Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve, where you'll enjoy several morning and afternoon safari expeditions, for the greatest chances of seeing the Big Five, and much more.

Highlights

  • Safari at Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve
  • Experience a Maasai cultural immersion with warrior training
  • Tour Nairobi, Kenya's dynamic capital city

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Nairobi! Nairobi
Day 2 Nairobi Touring Nairobi
Day 3 Lake Nakuru Nakuru
Day 4 Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp Maji Moto
Days 5-6 Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve Masai Mara
Day 7 Return to Nairobi  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Nairobi!

Nairobi in the distance

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). You will be met by a private car and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi Touring

Elephants in Nairobi

Enjoy some sightseeing around Nairobi, depending on your interests. Options include the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you an interact with elephants; the Giraffe Center, for a hands-on giraffe encounter and educational experience on giraffe conservation; and/or the Kazuri Bead Factory, established as a women’s work cooperative, this place and continues to provide quality employment for women through bead-making with local clay. 

Day 3: Lake Nakuru

Rhinoceros

After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, which is among Kenya's finest wildlife parks.

Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest, and at least one waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round. It's home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos, and endangered Rothschild's giraffes. Rising water levels in 2014 forced the park's famous flamingos to flee (although a small number have returned), and the lake is now hauntingly surrounded by drowned trees. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favorite lion-spotting point; lionesses love to sleep in the trees, and leopards also frequent the area.

You'll stay inside the park, to make the most of your single entry park fee, allowing for game drives before and after lunch at the lodge.

Day 4: Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp

Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu and Warriors at Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp

After breakfast, drive by private safari vehicle to Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp, which offers an authentic cultural experience and a way to meet local people, with opportunities to take beautiful photographs.

Enjoy local culture, wildlife, and the environment in the Loita Hills and Plains, and explore local education, health and conservation projects supported with donations from our tours. Spend time with local people to experience their lives and understand their culture, challenges, and ways they are adapting to outside influences.  

Activities throughout the day could include:  

  • Warrior welcome and training demonstration
  • Walks the Loita Hills and Plains for wildlife viewing
  • Ceremonies for blessings in and around the village, and a visit with a medicine woman
  • Gather medicinal plants and learn about their uses
  • Daily life in the village (beading, cooking, water collection, laundry)
  • Bathing at a hot spring
  • Campfire, storytelling, and songs 
  • School and community visit

Days 5-6: Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve

The Great Migration in Maasai Mara
The Great Migration in Maasai Mara

After breakfast, take a flight to Maasai Mara, to arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive. 

The world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve needs little introduction. Its tawny, wildlife-stuffed savannahs are familiar to anyone who has watched nature documentaries. Reliable rains and plentiful vegetation underpin this extraordinary ecosystem, and the millions of herbivores it supports. Wildebeest, zebras, impalas, elephants, Masai giraffes and several species of gazelle all call the Mara home. This vast concentration of game accounts for high predator numbers, including cheetahs, leopards and the highest lion densities in the world. Elephants, buffalo, and many other species also abound.

Enjoy morning and afternoon safari drives to spot the wildlife.

Day 7: Return to Nairobi

Maasai Mara Zebra
Maasai Mara Zebra

After breakfast and a morning game drive, return overland to Nairobi, to connect with your flights home or onward. You can also opt to fly back to Nairobi in the morning, or add a "day room" to your package to rest and refresh before an evening flight (additional cost).

Map

Map of Kenya Wildlife Safari & Cultural Immersion - 7 Days
Map of Kenya Wildlife Safari & Cultural Immersion - 7 Days