Nairobi Tour, Boat Safari, and Game Drives at Masai Mara Game Reserve
This eight-day tour of Kenya spotlights the east African nation’s breathtaking plains, volcanic crater lakes, and exotic wildlife. You’ll take a boat safari on Lake Navaisha, you'll tour the capital of Nairobi, and you may see big game at Masai Mara Game Reserve, one of the world’s most popular safari sites.
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This deal includes nightly accommodations and roundtrip airfare from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City via Brussels Airlines. Below you'll find a brief summary of trip highlights.
Nairobi City Tour and Lake Naivasha Boat Safari
The trip kicks off with a visit to Langata Giraffe Centre, where you’ll get up close and personal as you feed Rothschild's giraffes, an endangered species. You might even spot a warthog or two while on the property. You will also visit the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the author of Out of Africa, and the Kazuri Bead Factory, where handmade beads are made by the women of Nairobi's surrounding villages. The next day, you'll stop at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's elephant orphans' nursery, where workers nurture orphaned elephants and rhinoceros back to health before releasing them into Tsavo National Park.
Afterward, the tour heads northwest for a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, Kenya’s second-largest freshwater lake. Keep an eye out for the more than 100 types of waterfowl that live around this volcanic crater lake, along with hippos, zebras, and buffalo.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Frommer's calls the massive Masai Mara Game Reserve "an iconic African wilderness." Each July, more than one million wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras migrate from the Serengeti Plain in nearby Tanzania to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (the animals migrate back in October).
You'll embark on three game drives at Masai Mara, putting you in the center of the action. There's a good chance you’ll spot Africa's famous Big Five: wild leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. At 580 square miles, the reserve is also home to nearly 100 species of mammals and some 500 types of birds. While you’re here, you can take advantage of one of the tour’s optional excursions for an extra fee, such as an afternoon in a Masai village or a hot air balloon ride over the plains.
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