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Kenya – Safari & Conservation

Venture behind-the-scenes in Africa’s iconic safari destination.

Scout for lions, cheetah & elephants while lending a hand with conservationists that protect these exquisite creatures. The African savannah will be your back yard from our award-winning luxury tented camps.

The Place and The People

Kenya is the original wildlife safari destination synonymous with big game and the vast plains of the Masai Mara. Images of tall Masai warriors roaming the savannah while lions rest in the distance can still be found in today’s era of technology and constant connectedness. Kenya is also at the forefront of conservation initiatives in Africa. Conservationists work alongside local indigenous peoples such as the colorful nomadic Masai tribes to combine traditional knowledge with modern science and technology to protect such vulnerable creatures as the white rhino, African lion & chimpanzee. On this safari with a purpose, we’ll take you behind-the-scenes with the people and communities working to preserve these fragile creatures.

What You'll Do

Over the course of 10 days, you’ll be immersed into an African safari experience unlike any other. Go behind-the-scenes at some of Kenya’s most renowned wildlife-viewing areas and lend a hand on projects directly benefiting some of East Africa’s most famous animal species. Whether you’re viewing the world’s last remaining white rhinos, tracking lions alongside a local conservationist or collecting data on cheetahs in the Kenyan Savannah, this will be arguably the most up close and personal experience with wildlife in East Africa. Throughout the experience, take time to relax and absorb the natural beauty from the veranda of your luxury tented camp.

What You'll See

We’ll introduce you to a side of East Africa very few people have access to. Venture out on game drives to spot the iconic wildlife of the Kenyan Savannah including lions, elephants & giraffe. Along the way, hop out and learn to identify paw prints to track the movement of wildlife in the park. Join local Masai tribesmen on a nature walk to a traditional village in the heart of the reserve. Experience a way of life that is nearing extinction in today’s world. Journey to only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees and see how these beautiful creatures are rescued from the black market and re-introduced to the wild.

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Itinerary Overview

Arrive in Nairobi and journey out to Ol Pejeta Conservancy where we’ll spend the next three days. Unwind and take in the sights from our luxury tents overlooking the Kenyan savannah. Spend the next two days with local conservationists tracking lions and learning about the park’s endangered species. Take game drives, venture out with anti-poaching rangers and visit Kenya’s only chimpanzee sanctuary. Days 4 & 5 will be spent in the Kenyan highlands at a hotel set amongst stunning botanic gardens. Assist with bird & wildlife monitoring, removal of invasive plants and water sampling. For those

who are adventurous, take a morning excursion to the city of Nairobi. The last 5 days of the trip will be spent in the world-renowned Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Meet with Masai tribesmen, track lion and cheetah tracks & experience one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Our accommodations, a set of high-end tented luxury tents around a small watering hole, will put us at the center of wildlife activity in the region.

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Where You'll Stay

Over the course of 10 days, experience our portfolio of unique properties set amongst the stunning natural surroundings of Kenya’s vast plains. Begin the trip with three nights at Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A sheltered oasis clustered around a water hole that attracts wildlife from the surrounding reserve, the luxury tents feature en suite bathrooms & private verandas that offer unrivaled wildlife viewing from the comfort of your room. Continue on for two nights at Brackenhurst, an eco-hotel overlooking sprawling botanic gardens. End the experience with four nights at Encounter Mara & Naboisho Camps, two award-winning high-end luxury camp in the famous Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Shaded by thick acacia forest, enjoy some of the best game views in Africa. From the sounds of lions roaring in the distance to its exquisite menu of local and international cuisine, this will be an unforgettable 5-star experience.

Stephanie T.

Houston, TX

Traveler's Journal

“Our experience in Kenya with Discover Corps was nothing short of profound. I wanted my children to get something from the experience – not just a standard vacation. We got exactly that. My kids were blown away by our guide and couldn’t wait to wake up each day and track a new animal in the park. They are now raving about this to their friends and even want to work with wildlife when they are older!”

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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10 Days/9 Nights

Program Cost: $4,495 Adult* / $3,695 Child*

2018 Dates

November 18-27, 2018

2019 Dates

February 3-12, 2019

March 17-26, 2019

May 19-28. 2019

June 9-18, 2019

June 30-July 9, 2019

July 21-30, 2019

August 4-13, 2019

August 25-September 3, 2019

October 13-22, 2019

November 24-December 3, 2019

December 22-31, 2019


What's Included

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and meals to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • 3 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • 2 nights lodging at Brackenhurst eco-hotel
  • 4 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Mara Naboisho Conservancy
  • All meals throughout the trip, including one soft drink, local beer, or local wine with lunch and dinner
  • Wildlife safaris in Ol Pejeta and Mara Naboisho Conservancies
  • Expert local guides that are there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Reliable in-country transportation with experienced drivers
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • An active daily itinerary including speakers, day trips and projects with local conservationists
  • All gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage & transportation
  • All land transportation during the trip
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Trip literature
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What’s not included:

  • International Airfare
  • Tips for Discover Corps Guide
  • Alcoholic beverages beyond one per lunch and dinner
  • Optional Zanzibar Extension (and $350 one-way flight supplement)
  • Kenya visa

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