Experience the national parks Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, the Aberdare Mountains and the unique Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where there are plenty of opportunities to experience a variety of animal species.
On this trip you will experience the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where you will be guided through some of the city’s highlights including visits to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the AFEW Giraffe Center, the Kazuri Jewelry and Pottery Workshop and Karen Blixen’s house. See findjobdescriptions for more about Kenya.
You get very close to Africa’s wildlife at The Ark in Aberdare National Park, located in the middle of one of the world’s most famous wildernesses. Overnight at The Ark is especially spectacular as it is possible to discover some of the many animals that are not usually seen during the day. The Ark, designed as a modern version of Noah’s Ark, opened in 1969 and is located in a beautiful wooded area in the middle of the wilderness.
Ol Pejeta is a privately owned animal reserve of over 90,000 hectares of land, located just under a four-hour drive north of Nairobi, right at the equator between the foothills of the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya. The reserve is home to a large number of animals, including Africa’s Big Five, as well as many bird species. On a clear day, especially early in the morning, there is a fantastic panoramic view of Mount Kenya and the many snow-capped peaks.
Previously, Lake Nakuru was known for its many flamingos that came to the lake during all seasons of the year in search of food. Today, there are not as many here as it used to, while the lake itself is as beautiful a nature experience as ever and also Kenya’s best place for rhinos, for which the park also has a special reserve status. There are also great chances to experience buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, water bucks and maybe even the shy leopard.
Masai Mara is the most spectacular safari park in all of Kenya. Here you have the opportunity to experience an impressive diverse range of wildlife – lions, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, antelopes, gazelles, wildebeest, giraffes, hyenas, crocodiles and much more.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Kenya’s capital Nairobi where you will arrive the next day. Depending on which airline you have chosen, there will be 1-2 stopovers on the way.
Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
In Nairobi you will be picked up from the airport by our driver and driven to Wildebeest Eco Camp. The rest of the day is at your own disposal.
Day 3: The best of Nairobi
After breakfast you will be picked up for an excursion around Nairobi and you will visit the following places: Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage: You will visit Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, home of orphaned elephant children preparing to return to nature. All elephants have their own individual “development plan” for how they can best be trained to be reintroduced into nature and no elephants will remain in the orphanage. Depending on the age of the baby elephant, it can take anywhere from one to ten years. Giraffe Center: The day also includes a visit to the AFEW (African Fund for Endangered Wildlife) Giraffe Center to see the center’s Rothschild giraffes, which are an endangered breed in Kenya. Today, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the few places where they can be experienced outdoors. Rothschild giraffes are known for their long white “socks” which goes all the way to the knees as opposed to the Massage giraffes, which only have white “ankle socks”. The center also offers an informative exhibition on giraffes and here is a nice little cafe. Local English speaking guide included. Kazuri Jewelry and Ceramics Workshop: You will also have a visit to the Kazuri Jewelry and Pottery Workshop. The Kazuri project started in 1975 and helped single mothers support themselves and their children. The women hand-painted jewelry and ceramics and sold them. The project has now become so popular that over 200 women are employed and their goods are sold all over the world. Everything is done by hand and it is incredibly exciting to experience the women’s skills. Local English speaking guide included. Karen Blixen’s house: The excursion ends at Karen Blixen’s African house 20 km west of Nairobi – one of the capital’s main attractions. The Baroness’s home was converted into a museum in 1985 due to the film adaptation of the now famous film “My Africa” starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. to go for a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. ( There will be time to take a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. ( There will be time to take a walk in the beautiful park overlooking the Ngong Hills. (F )
Day 4: Kibera Tour
You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel around 11.00. The journey to and from Kibera is by public transport or on foot. After arrival, we walk through the slums with the guide, who tells us about historical and cultural details. It is possible to walk around the area and visit some of the many interesting projects or workshops that have been initiated to get people into work. ( F )
Day 5: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park
The tour starts in Nairobi and takes you on the way to the Mount Kenya region past pineapple, tea and coffee plantations and the river Tana. After a good lunch at the beautiful Aberdare Country Club, continue towards The Ark in Aberdare National Park, where the evening’s accommodation is arranged. At The Ark, there are many activities to choose from, including hiking and guided bird watching. At the same time, you can also enjoy the view from one of the four large viewing platforms. After dinner there is plenty of opportunity to sit back and enjoy the impressive view of the many animals by the water. Both tea and coffee are available throughout the stay. ( F , L , M )
Day 6: Aberdare National Park – Ol Pejeta
We recommend that you get up early today as there are plenty of opportunities in the morning to discover many different animal species from the viewing platforms. After breakfast you can go on a short safari and then go to the Aberdare Country Club. From here you drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where we have lunch, followed by an afternoon safari. ( F , L , M )
Day 7: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Enjoy a full day at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where you can either relax or go on safari at your own pace. ( F , L , M )
Day 8: Ol Pejeta – Lake Nakuru National Park
This morning you start early on a safari and then go back to the tent camp for breakfast. The tour then continues to Lake Nakuru National Park, where you arrive just in time for lunch. After lunch, begin your afternoon safari on Lake Nakuru, one of Kenya’s most beautiful lakes. Previously, Lake Nakuru was known for its many flamingos that came to the lake during all seasons of the year in search of food. Today, there are not as many here as it used to, while the lake itself is as beautiful a nature experience as ever and also Kenya’s best place for rhinos, for which the park also has a special reserve status. There are also great chances to experience buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, water bucks and maybe even the volatile leopard. ( F , L , M )
Day 9: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara National Park
After breakfast and an early morning safari, leave the Lake Nakuru area and head for the Masai Mara National Park. You make a stop along the way and have lunch with you. On the trip to your safari camp, you see some of the Maasai’s daily life and here you get the first taste of the national park’s fantastic wildlife and its varied and hilly landscapes. Note that the car ride is really tough during certain parts of the stretch where the roads are in a rather primitive condition. Before dinner we go on an afternoon safari. ( F , L , M )
Day 10-11: Safari in the Masai Mara
Some exciting and animal-rich days await you in Kenya’s leading safari reserve Masai Mara. The National Park is a continuation of the Serengeti Plain and world famous for the unique and spectacular migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras. From June they start arriving at the Masai Mara in search of food and in October the grass is eaten and they start hiking back to the Serengeti. Masai Mara is also rich in resident animals with over 95 different species, which makes the park a great animal experience all year round. In the Masai Mara you will find the whole “The Big Five”, ie elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and a small number of rhinos, but also giraffes, hippos, hyenas and countless antelopes. The national park also has an incredibly rich and varied bird life with over 480 species. ( F , L , M)
Day 12: Morning safari in the Masai Mara – Nairobi
Get up early for breakfast and start with a morning safari. From Masai Mara you drive towards Nairobi. If you want to visit a local Maasai village, tell the driver. The visit costs about 25 US dollars per person and is paid inside the village. Arrival in Nairobi in the late afternoon. ( F , L )
Day 13: Nairobi – Scandinavia
The day is on its own in Nairobi, where you can relax, wash clothes or take part in one of the many other activities. Then you go to the airport. ( F )
Day 14: Arrival in Scandinavia
After an exciting and eventful journey, you arrive in Scandinavia.
Three nights at Wildebeest Eco Camp
One night at The Ark in Aberdare National Park
Two nights in Ol Pejera in a luxury tent at Serena Sweetwater’s camp
One night at Flamingo Hill Camp in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Three nights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge at Masai Mara National Park