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  • From Nairobi: Full-Day Tour to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    1. From Nairobi: Full-Day Tour to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    Leave Nairobi at dawn and drive North towards Nanyuki to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Seek out the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) and take in the stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta. In the afternoon, visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven for orphaned chimps established by the Jane Goodall Institute. You will also have the opportunity to see protected black rhinos here. Later, enjoy a game drive through the park where you can spot giraffes, zebras, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs and more. Keep an eye out for the area’s native birds - over 500 species have been recorded here including the Ostrich.

  • Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

    2. Nairobi National Park Half-Day Game Drive

    Your 40-minute trip to Nairobi National Park will be in an open-roofed van, allowing you the best opportunity to see the spectacular views of the wilderness on the way there. Upgrade to the private open-sided jeep option for more comfort and to go deeper into the bush.  Your professional and experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and give you an informative overview of the game drive.  Once you arrive at Nairobi National Park, you'll start your 4-hour game drive in the same open-roofed van, perfect for getting a 360-degree view of the scenery. Keep your eyes peeled in search of lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, jackal, and many other animals. You should easily spot the monkeys near the gate - have your camera ready to catch these playful creatures. Standing, you'll be able to spot animals from afar in their natural habitats.  After a half-day on this exc...

    Our game drive with Geoffrey was really great! He was very courteous and helpful. I highly recommend this company!

  • From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

    3. From Nairobi: 3-Day/2-Night Maasai Mara Group Safari

    Take a 3-day tour to discover the Masai Mara Reserve, the most popular tourist destination in Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley, the reserve is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration, involving over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November, is a phenomenal spectacle that can only be seen in the Maasai Mara. Most visitors will have the opportunity to spot one of the Big 5—lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Nairobi city center at 8 AM, then drive to Maasai Mara Nature Reserve. Pass the great Rift Valley viewpoint for breathtaking views and stop for lunch on the way. After check-in at your hotel, depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve. Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner. Stay overnight in a big tent that has a...

    I had a great trip to Masai Mara in June 2021. I opted for the Toyota LandCruiser Jeep and was not disappointed. Some other cars got stuck in the mud in the reserve and we helped them out (but we did not have rain the entire trip). The driver and guide Leonard was very knowledgeable and helped us to have a memorable experience. In the first day we had lunch on the way to Masai Mara at a restaurant, followed by an afternoon game drive. The people from the group were split to 3 different camps and I landed at Linciada Camp, the same as in my previous trip. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Sleeping in the tent was very comfortable. There were Maasai people in the camp among the staff, which added to the experience. The second day we had a full day of game drives, with so many sightings, such as lions, cheetahs with their prey, elephants, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles at the Mara river. I warmly recommend this safari also in 2021, since it never disappoints!

  • Nairobi National Park, Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center

    4. Nairobi National Park, Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Center

    Be collected from your accommodation early in the morning to take a tour of Nairobi National Park when the animals are at their most active after a night of hunting. Continue to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to meet baby elephants that have mostly lost their mothers to poaching, death, or another tragedy. Next, meet the majestic Rothschild giraffes of the Giraffe Center, opened to protect and breed the endangered animals. Hand feed the giraffes in safety from a raised observation platform that allows for eye-to-eye interaction. Learn all about giraffe conservation and the various activities of the center. You can be returned to your accommodation or to the airport to catch your flight home.

    Regrettably, the Elephant center was closed due to Covid, it didn't seem to mind the other places. Was sorry we had to miss that. Otherwise, great tour, saw lots of animals at the National Park. Very cordial drivers/tour guides.

  • Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

    5. Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

    Day one begins with pickup from Nairobi and travels along the Great Rift Valley towards the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stop along the way to soak up the view from a magnificent lookout, then arrive at the park just in time for lunch. Later, set out on an epic evening game drive across the rich, tree-studded grasslands and rolling hills. The famous Maasai Mara is renowned for its great herds of black-maned lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and virtually every type of Kenyan wildlife. After a restful night’s sleep at your camp, enjoy a picnic style breakfast to set you up for day two. Head out on a full-day game drive, with a visit to the Mara River which is home to a large concentration animals. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, have lunch at a viewpoint overlooking the crocodiles and hippos lazing in the river. Afterwards, you have the option to visit a Maasai cultural ...

  • From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

    6. From Nairobi: Private Nairobi National Park Tour

    Just a few kilometers from Nairobi's bustling city center, you get to Nairobi National Park and Animal Ophanage where over 50 species of mammals can be found, including four of the "Big Five". The park is one of Kenya's most successful rhino sanctuaries and sightings of Black Rhino are almost guaranteed. Nairobi National park has a rich and diverse range of birdlife with 400 species recorded, however all species are not always present and some are seasonal. This tour will also include a visit to the animal orphanage. Located inside the National Park, the orphanage is home to wounded or orphaned animals which are nurtured back to health. Expected to be seen are lions, leopards, cheetahs, warthogs, cranes, antelopes, baboons and more.

    Amazing experience in national park full of giraffes, lions, buff, gazelles, zebra and menu others animals ! Very qualitative park

  • Nairobi: Private 4-Hour City Tour

    7. Nairobi: Private 4-Hour City Tour

    When you want to know Nairobi and all it has to offer, take a few hours on a private city tour that will include the Railway Museum, the city center and the city market. Nairobi City Tour starts with a panoramic tour covering the modern city center, Parliament Buildings and the Snake Park, it continues to the Railway Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited, including the one from which Superintendent John Lyall was taken from by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901. Finally you visit the city market where a wide variety of African curios and tropical fruit and flowers are on sale, with a last stop to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.

    Really informative trip, really enjoy the National Museum and Railways museum! Recommend!

  • Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Game Drive

    8. Half-Day Nairobi National Park Guided Game Drive

    Nairobi National Park is Kenya's first ever national park, and is a unique and unspoiled wildlife haven. Rhinos, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, lions and plenty of antelopes and gazelles can be seen roaming in the open plains. On this 6-hour program you’ll see sections of highland forest, as well as stretches of broken bush country and the deep, rocky valleys and gorges make up the rest of the park. Ornithologists are also in for a treat with over 300 bird species in the park. The population includes the secretary bird, crowned cranes, vultures, peckers and others.

    The trip was the best ever had I had a brief stopover in Nairobi and i wanted to have something I booked last minute and the service i got was 5 star instantly after booking i got Whatsapp massage requesting our pick up location Pick up in the the morning was punctual We drop to the park after paying our Admission fees My guide did a brief introduction And proceeded to the park We saw 4 out of the Big 5 My guide/Driver James Was the best ever With wide knowledge and loved his work Will definitely book again and do longer safaris

  • From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

    9. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

    Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making...

    We had a fantastic day out in nature and saw some amazing animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had an issue with out vouchers on entry to the park which caused a delay by around half an hour waiting in the Jeep. It didn’t overshadow our enjoyment of the day though and I would recommend this trip to others who want to see as much wildlife as possible in a tour not too far from Nairobi.

  • Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate Park Day Tour From Nairobi

    10. Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate Park Day Tour From Nairobi

    Start off the adventure at 7 AM when you will be picked up and driven to the Great Rift Valley viewpoint, one of Kenya’s most spectacular spots. Briefly absorb the panoramic views of all the major attractions in Nairobi before moving on to Hell's Gate National Park. Get into gear and start the 2-hour biking safari around the park. Expect to cycle past a range of wildlife, from large antelopes to roaming zebras and everything in between. This is followed by an hour-long walk exploring the gorges inside the park with a private guide. Gorges are small, thin depressions of land that you can walk underneath.  Travel by motor vehicle to Naivasha Fishermans or Marina camp for lunch at 1 PM. At 2 PM, enjoy a boat ride across Lake Naivasha, the Rift Valley's highest lake. Encircled by verdant banks, olive trees and cacti this lake is home to exotic birds and giant hippos.  At 4 PM, depart for ...

    The tour went smoothly, Peter was an excellent guide who briefs you of what the day would look like. He was patient during the bike tour, keeping with my pace as well as when I need to stop to rest or to take photos. He is knowledgeable about the destination and would share the historical as well as anecdotal stories. The bike ride would have been the best time during the tour if not for the uncomfortable bike seat and the rough road! The tour was exactly how it was described. Peter was also a defensive driver even when we had encountered a horrendous traffic jam entering Nairobi. I would book other tours in the future when I return to Nairobi. Thanks for giving me a memorable experience. That’s Peter!

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The tour went smoothly, Peter was an excellent guide who briefs you of what the day would look like. He was patient during the bike tour, keeping with my pace as well as when I need to stop to rest or to take photos. He is knowledgeable about the destination and would share the historical as well as anecdotal stories. The bike ride would have been the best time during the tour if not for the uncomfortable bike seat and the rough road! The tour was exactly how it was described. Peter was also a defensive driver even when we had encountered a horrendous traffic jam entering Nairobi. I would book other tours in the future when I return to Nairobi. Thanks for giving me a memorable experience. That’s Peter!

The 3 day safari through the Masai Mara was just perfect! We had the chance to see several lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, antelopes and gazelles of all kinds, and a very rare rhinoceros, cheetah and leopard. We stayed at the Manyatta Lodge in comfortable although modest tents which made the experience even more authentic. Provide a flashlight as power cuts may occur. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The buffet meals are good. Georges our guide gave us precise explanations and answered all our questions. He was warm and fun. We did not choose the option of visiting the Masai village.

Very complete excursion seeing the elephant orphanage, the giraffe center and the bomas of Kenya with dance show included. Our driver guide took care of everything and explained each place as we went. Highly recommended !!

We had a great experience with Paul as a guide. We saw many animals and beautiful landscapes. Paul is a very good guide, an experienced driver and gives good explainations on the context.

Our game drive with Geoffrey was really great! He was very courteous and helpful. I highly recommend this company!