This is 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 experiencing a private interaction with the world’s last two Northern White rhinos, tracking lions alongside a local conservationist, collecting data on different species’ population numbers in the Kenyan Savannah, learning from a local elephant-orphan rescue center, or meeting a conservancy’s anti-poaching dog unit, 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 camps.
We’ll introduce you to many different conservation approaches happening all across Kenya and offer behind-the-scenes access to a large variety of community projects. Venture out on game drives to spot the iconic wildlife of the Kenyan Savannah including lions, elephants, hippos, cheetah, giraffe, and much more. Join local Maasai tribesmen on a nature walk to a traditional village and experience a way of life that is nearing extinction in today’s world. Journey to several women’s empowerment organizations to learn about the successes and struggles of those who call the region home.
A High-End, Purpose-Driven Wildlife Experience
Join us on a journey that will take you to a side of Kenya very few travelers see. Alongside our expert naturalist guide, connect with some of the thought leaders that are driving change in the country while scouting for East Africa’s most famous wildlife.
Kenya’s wildlife is world-famous, but it’s also under threat from poaching, climate change and development. Team up with local organizations in observing and safeguarding these magnificent creatures on a trip where we’ll get close to lions, cheetah, elephants, meet the last two remaining northern white rhinos, and more.
Meet the dogs of the anti-poaching squad to learn about their role in conservation, come face-to-face with chimpanzees who were rescued from the black market, learn about the last two remaining Northern White rhinos from their full-time caretakers, meet baby elephants who were orphaned and rescued and learn how they will be reintroduced into the wild, and much more. Participate in tracking and recording lion behavior with a lion researcher group in Ol’ Pejeta Conservancy as well as wildlife population counts with the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. This is a highly immersive, purpose-driven experience unlike any other on the African continent.
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 Acacia Tree Lodge, a hotel where 100% of the proceeds from your stay go to support the Kibera slums. 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.
Touch down in Nairobi and hit the road to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Here we’ll join conservationists to track African lions and spend time at the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Meet the conservancy’s anti- poaching squads and venture out with their canine unit. We’ll then head to the capital, Nairobi, where we’ll meet with Plants for Life International to learn about their reforestation efforts.
Visit orphaned baby elephants and their caretakers at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as a rescued giraffe center. End the journey with four days in the Maasai Mara. Monitor lions and cheetahs, and meet a local Masai herder while setting on game drives searching for iconic African wildlife. Enjoy the views from your 5-star luxury tented camp.
Your Expert Local Guide
Discover Corps’ expert family of guides around the world are by your side throughout the journey. Please note that the actual guide may vary from date-to-date.
Lincoln was born and raised in central Kenya where he developed a passion for nature early in life. Lincoln holds a advanced degrees in Natural Resource Management & Environment and Development and previously worked as a Conservation Officer in one of Botswana’s leading game reserves. He then returned to Kenya where he was involved with wildlife conservation in the Maasai Mara for a number of years as well as endangered species conservation with a focus on rhino conservation. Lincoln’s has a passion for wildlife that is unrivaled and provides a layer of expertise and connections in the community that brings this experience to life.
Optional post-trip extensions
Discover Corps’ post-trip extensions allow you to extend your experience beyond the core itinerary and explore unique corners of the destination.
Zanzibar Island (4 Days/3 Nights)
Venture to the tropical Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. Explore the winding streets of Stone Town, visit coastal spice and fish markets and venture to a small offshore island to scout for the island’s famous giant tortoises. Relax on powder white beaches, swim in crystal blue waters, and opt for optional snorkeling over colorful reefs.
Dates and Prices
Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and most meals to make your experience hassle-free.
- Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult
- Single Room Supplement = $895
- 3 nights lodging at luxury tented camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- 2 nights lodging at Acacia Tree Lodge in Nairobi
- 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
- 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline & turnkey support
What’s Not Included:
- International Airfare
- Tips for Discover Corps Guide & Driver
- Alcoholic beverages beyond one per lunch and dinner
- Kenya visa
Our intimate, small-group departures consist of like-minded travelers. Don’t see a date that works? Let us know and we’ll make it happen.
November 21-30, 2021
December 19-28, 2021 $250 Holiday Supplement
February 13-22, 2022
April 3-12, 2022
June 26-July 5, 2022
July 10-19, 2022
July 24-August 2, 2022
August 7-16, 2022
September 11-20, 2022
November 20-29, 2022
December 18-27, 2022 $250 Holiday Supplement
February 12-21, 2023
April 2-11, 2023