A line of zebras, Africa

Exploring Kenya

See Amboseli's elephant herds, Lake Nakuru's flamingos and the big five in the Masai Mara on this short but sweet Kenyan safari.

A line of zebras, Africa

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10 days from £3200pp plus international flights.

A 4x4 exploration of some of Kenya's top locations, including Amboseli, the Rift Valley Lakes and Masai Mara, staying in comfortable lodges and camps.

    • ​Two days on safari in the Masai Mara
    • Stunning Rift Valley Lakes
    • Vast elephant herds in Amboseli
    • Your own driver-guide throughout

This holiday makes an ideal introduction to Kenya, taking in iconic destinations, travelling through stunning scenery and spending days on safari, all in the company of your personal driver-guide, whose skill and knowledge is a real asset and helps you gain a genuine insight into the flora, fauna and people of the country.

Your first safari is in Amboseli, home to large herds of elephants. You can't help but enjoy watching the family groups, set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. What better way to begin your foray into the wonders of Kenya? Next you head to Treetops Lodge in Aberdare National Park. This lodge has an undeniable cache: it was here that Princess Elizabeth became queen on the death of her father in 1952. The lodge overlooks a waterhole, floodlit at night, attracting a parade of game.

Swap savanna for lakes as you head to the Rift Valley, observing huge numbers of pink flamingos and an abundance of other water birds, as well as both black and white rhino and the rare Rothschild giraffe in Lake Nakuru National Park. You spend a morning at Lake Bogoria, another flamingo hot spot, where you can also witness spouting water geysers and bubbling hot springs.

Finally, and arguably saving the best till last, you enter Masai Mara Game Reserve, one of the most famous safari locations on the globe. This is a great place to see all of the Big 5: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino, large herds of plains game plus much more. You have two entire days to enjoy its riches and it makes a fittingly splendid finale to your holiday.

This holiday involves some lengthy drives, but these help you appreciate the scale of the country and let you view the changing landscapes. You have your own private 4x4 vehicle and driver, with plenty of stops on the way. Travelling by road, as opposed to flying, and using relatively simple but perfectly adequate accommodation, help make this trip excellent value for money.

If your holiday time allows, you can add a beach stay to round off your holiday and enjoy the classic safari and beach combination.

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Experiences you could have on this safari

As well as incredible game viewing, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

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Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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